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.

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Soquel Creek Environs

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Santa Cruz County Government Center , 5th Floor I am exhibiting 17 paintings from work made over the last 15 years. Some of the paintings are in my private collection and not exhibited... READ MORE

Capitola Plein Air Event

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Several of our members recently participated in the second Capitola Plen Air Event. The event is hosted by the City of Capitola and Cultural Commission. It is a free event with juried art... READ MORE