Home of the Happy Painters!

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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Quintessential Santa Cruz County

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An exhibit of SCOP artist paintings is being hosted by Santa Cruz County Bank. Roughly 90 paintings created by 19 SCOP artists now adorn the 5 branches of the bank. The exhibition theme,... READ MORE

PV Health Trust Exhibit

The first of our rotating exhibit at Pajaro Valley Health Trust looks great. It will be up until the end of September. Lorraine Catania and Jean Thomas filled the blank walls with eye-catching,... READ MORE