Call for Entries – 2017 Exhibits at the Santa Cruz County Government Center

Santa Cruz County artists and craftspeople are invited to apply to exhibit in the Santa Cruz County Government Center (701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz) during the 2017 Exhibit Year. Artwork will be displayed on the walls and in glass display cases on the 1st and 5th floors. Deadline to apply is 9am, Monday, December 5th.

Now showing at the County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street:

  • Timothy Lydgate – woodworking [First and Fifth Floor]
  • Vanessa Stafford – painting [First Floor]
  • Huve Rivas – photography [First Floor]
  • Michele Hausman – painting [Fifth Floor]
  • Vivienne Orgel – photography [Fifth Floor]

Art Exhibit
October 21st – December 16th, 2016
701 Ocean Street, 1st & 5th floors
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

First Friday Reception
December 2nd from 5-8pm



The Arts Council coordinates year-round exhibits at the County Government Center (701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz), where paintings, prints, crafts, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, and mixed-media works by local artists and craftspeople are displayed. Other exhibit venues include:  Simpkins Family Swim Center, Health Services Agency, and various County offices.

Artists and craftspeople residing in Santa Cruz County are invited to apply. In addition to the exhibition wall space on the first and fifth floors, the Government Center has three cases for display of three-dimensional work and fine crafts. All exhibits are between 8-9 weeks long.

Interested artists are screened by the Exhibition Selection Committee, consisting of two professional artists, an Arts Council Board Member, a Santa Cruz County Arts Commissioner, a representative from the County Parks Department, and two County employees. The Selection Committee strives to provide quality exhibitions that represent the diverse talents of local artists. Artists should be aware that the County Government Center is not a gallery and should plan their shows to be appropriate for a public office building.

The exhibits at the Santa Cruz County Government Center are presented by Arts Council Santa Cruz County in collaboration with the County of Santa Cruz Department of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services.


Openings are available for the Community Wall at the County Government Center

Community Wall General Guidelines

2016 Community Wall Schedule