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august 2020

Mendocino Calligraphy Study Group

About 7 years ago I asked myself what would happen if there were maybe 8–10 people who wanted to learn more about calligraphy, and explore the subject with like-minded folks once a week for a couple of hours? I put out a call to former students and to a few who expressed an interest in learning calligraphy. Calling ourselves the Calligraphy Study Group we are made up of two well-established fine artists, a fine woodworker, a former college administrator, a retired high school art teacher, a tattooist/sign writer, a graphic designer, and an engineering contractor, and me their leader, Judy Detrick.

We all live on the Mendocino Coast. Drawing on our various experiences in the art world, we meet once a week to share information on tools, techniques, and concepts that enrich our calligraphic expressions. I have made it my goal to help in any way I can to see how far these now very good friends of mine can go with this. Showing in this exhibition, in addition to myself, are Robert Ross, Larry Thomas and Linda Turner. The lovely results speak for themselves.

– Judy Detrick



september 2020

A Plein Air Festival

September 14-20
Free admission

Mendocino Open Paint Out

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mendocino Art Center has reluctantly decided not to host the Mendocino Open Paint Out in 2020.

While we are all disappointed, we believe this is the right decision for the safety of our art center, our staff, our volunteers, instructors, Mendocino Open Paint Out artists, and our Mendocino Coast community.

If you have already signed up to participate this year, you will be contacted soon regarding your registration.

Read the full statement on our temporary campus closure

We continue to be open online with classes, gallery exhibitions and our online store!

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!
Plein Air Magazine - Mendocino Open Paint Out Sponsor
Southwest Art - Mendocino Open Paint Out Sponsor