Visit the Santa Cruz Art League to see the 63rd Annual High School Show. Show opens April 27 and closes May 20. You will see paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry created by local high school students.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
First Fridays of the month: 12pm to 9pm
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway (between Ocean and Seabright)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
During your visit, choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show in any medium. List and explain the reasons for three criteria that you use to judge the work. Take a photo of each of the four pieces that you select. Or, sketch a thumbnail of each work.
In your sketchbook or on separate paper, write your list of criteria used for judging (it must be more than “I liked it” ) and a justification of your choices using that criteria.
Here is the link for details of the show: Santa Cruz Art League. Reception (with pizza and a DJ) is Saturday, April 28, 3 – 5pm.
You may find ideas for your criteria from an art show juror’s point of view:
For our in-class activity next week, we will watch this award-winning film short titled “Art Appreciation” and consider the ideas presented.
What makes something art?
What is art?
What is good art?
What makes meaning in art?
Who makes the meaning, the artist or the viewer?