Open Studios Artists

Thanks for your interest in joining us as a 2019 Open Studios artist!

Application period opens March 1. Deadline to apply is midnight, April 30.

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More information

OS 2019 Guidelines & FAQs

OS 2019 Application Checklist

OS 2019 Formatting & Photographers

Application Assistance Workshops

Arts Council offers FREE Application Assistance workshops to answer questions about participating in Open Studios, selecting your body of work for the jury, and preparing the required digital files. A general tour of the application process will be provided. No reservation is required.

Workshops at the Arts Council office, 1070 River Street, Santa Cruz.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 7-8pm
  • Thursday, April 11, 7-8pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-2pm

Workshops at the Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main Street, Watsonville.

  • Saturday, March 23, 12:30-1:30pm

Digital Image preparation

A limited number of FREE digital image preparation appointments will be offered. At your appointment, we will prepare the seven application images and the Artist Guide image from your digital files while you wait. IF you have created your Artist Profile on ZAPPĀ® prior to the appointment, we will upload the sized images to your Image Library.

Appointments last one hour and will be held at the Arts Council, 1070 River Street, Santa Cruz (Tannery Arts Center Campus).

Dates & Times:

  • Saturday, April 13: 10-11am, 11am-Noon, Noon-1pm
  • Saturday, April 20: 10-11am, 11am-Noon, Noon-1pm

Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-serveĀ basis. Reserve your appointment here.