ART/NOW/NEXT: Emerging Artists at SCAL


Since 1919, the Santa Cruz Art League has been serving the community with classes, performances, exhibitions, and events. As the organization plans the next 100 years of support for the arts, it continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the many local artists that define Santa Cruz County as an epicenter and catalyst for creativity.

This November 16 through December 31, 2017, the Art League will present Art/Now/Next, an exhibition that brings into the spotlight 10 talented emerging artists under the age of 45. The selected artists reside and work throughout Santa Cruz, and stand out locally and beyond for their artistic innovation and vision.

Emerging artists often only have the opportunity to exhibit several pieces of art in group shows. The Art League’s Executive Director, Valéria Miranda, has designed Art/Now/Next to more thoroughly engage and provide further space for the 10 participating artists and their artworks. The artists will be able to show a more extensive body of work, in turn welcoming the audience to experience a deeper understanding and appreciation for each individual artist and creative process.

Art/Now/Next will include work by Edward Ramirez, Irenita O’Connell, Rachel Smith, Julie Rawls, Elijah Pfotenhauer, Nicole Shek, Noelle Correia, Allison Marie Garcia, Danielle Peters, and Enrique Lopez. The work produced by these 10 artists reflects phenomenal skill and a range of diverse mediums, including photography, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, painting, paper collage, and more.

In the next several weeks, Local Santa Cruz will take you behind the scenes of the show by introducing audiences to these inspiring artists in a series of interviews. Stay tuned to learn more about the creativity behind Art/Now/Next at the Santa Cruz Art League.

Venue: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz
Dates: November 16 – December 31
Opening Reception: First Friday, December 1, 6-8pm

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