The Santa Cruz Oil Painters (SCOP) are a group of Santa Cruz area artists at all levels. Organized by painters working in the oil medium, membership has been opened to artists working in other mediums as well.

We are dedicated to providing opportunities to gather, network and benefit from each others’ painting experiences and to grow artistically. Weekly plein air painting outings are arranged in Santa Cruz, Monterey and other Bay Area counties. Members have access to an extensive and growing library of instructional DVDs. Art workshops and retreats are arranged to further our memberships’ art education. A summer BBQ and Christmas party, provide great opportunities to mingle and get to know each other better. We also seek opportunities to exhibit our work in group art shows.

SCOP was formed in 2001.

Here's the latest from our blog!

Pajaro Valley: the Land and People

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The exhibit at Watsonville Community Hospital has been extended through August 22. It has been a great show featuring many scenes and people from the Pajaro Valley. The paintings have been enjoyed by... READ MORE

Paint Out and Critique

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Last Tuesday our group painted at Fort Ord National Monument – Badger Hill Trailhead. We had a large member turnout. Also, we invited a guest artist, Mark Farina. Mark is a well known... READ MORE