email address:    


First time entering? Create New Account
Forgot Password

Login Status


Looking for your jury notifications and didn't get one?  Log into your Artist Profile and find out how you did!
M 10-2, T-F 9-5 Pacific Standard Time

Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

Santa Cruz Art League
People and Places: Photography Reconnected


People and Places: Photography Reconnected

A National Photography Exhibition

Exhibition: November 18, 2022, through January 7, 2023

Reception:  December 2, First Friday, 6:00-8:00pm

Juror: Joe Ramos


Originally from the Salinas Valley, San Francisco photographer Joe Ramos has been photographing for over 40 years. He studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute with Richard Conrat, Dorothea Lange's last assistant. He considers himself a documentary photographer and has large bodies of imagery from the Salinas Valley and San Francisco's Mission District. Photography for him has become away for him to document both the simple and the profound.

Santa Cruz Art League creates an environment where local as well as regional & national artists

display their art. The many classes in art and performance provide a space for learning and enhancing

the creative process. Established in 1919, Santa Cruz Art League is Santa Cruz County’s longest standing

arts organization and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.


Exhibition Theme

During the pandemic lockdown many photographers reconnected with time-honored subjects such as portraits and landscapes in a different way than before. It was a time when many photographers found refuge in nature and created images of places that they had forgotten or never seen before. Stuck at home, others reconnected with loved ones and themselves, bringing new life into portraits and self-portraits by going beyond documentation and inviting reflection. For many artists, the pandemic affected how they saw their subject matter. Artists are invited to submit portrait, self-portrait, and landscape photographs that were taken from March 2020 on, especially those taken during the lockdown.


Open to nationwide residents. This show is open to photography on all 2-d media.


Open to United States residents, must be 18 years old or older.  The Santa Cruz Art League reserves the right to decline or remove any work that does not conform to the agreement.




Entry fee paid to Non-Refundable.
SCAL Members - $35 for one entry, $10 for each additional entry up to 5.
Non-Members - $40 for one entry, $10 for each additional entry up to 5.




For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, under 4 mb, and sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email or call 888-666-1351.

Limitation Restrictions: If a digital media or larger than 5' x '5, please contact our administrative team at or call 831-426-5787 for more guidance BEFORE applying online.



All work must be for sale. Artists agree to donate 45% of any sale of work to Santa Cruz Art League (SCAL)
or 30% of sale if SCAL Member. Artist will be paid three weeks from end of show.

SCAL insures work only after installation. Maximum insured value $1000 regardless of price.



Juror will grant $1,000 in Awards.


Timeline of events:

1.      Open/close date for submitting their work online:

Prospectus Online: August 8, Monday.
Deadline: October 16, Sunday (11:59pm).


2.      Notifications sent out:

Email Accept/Decline out: October 26, Wednesday.


3.      Drop-off of artwork:

Shipping Arrival: (1:00-4:00pm Weds-Fri) November 9, Wednesday, through November 11, Friday
Drop off: November 15, Tuesday, 1-4pm and November 16, Wednesday, 1-4pm

     Work must arrive on required dates.

       Pickup: January 7, Saturday, 4-6pm


We do not have art storage.  $5 per day will be charged as a Late Pickup fee.


·       Work requiring special handling is to be installed & removed by artist.

·       No work may be substituted or exchanged for any reason.

·       Work must be original, and for sale, ready to install.

·       Shipped entries must have a Prepaid Return Shipping Label (UPS & FedEx) with barcode in box.

·       Artist bio and/or brief information on artwork with photo is encouraged for Gallery Bio Book, when accepted.


4.      Opening Reception: December 2, First Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm




Maximum insurance, insured value $1,000 regardless of price.


SCAL shall have the right to photograph, telecast, and/or reproduce artwork in full or in detail for educational, catalog, or publicity purposes including SCAL website/Face book. Please see, Published shows, to see published exhibit.


526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 426-5787      



SCAL Hours

Weds. - Sat., 1-4pm,

First Fridays 6-8pm

You are currently logged out.