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Thousands of visitors are attracted to the Mendocino Coast each year to attend the Mendocino Art Center's annual events, including the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour in June, the Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in July, the Mendocino Open Paint Out in September, and the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair in November. Artists receptions are held the second Saturday of each month.

 

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october 2019

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE VISUAL PRESENTATION
Friday, October 11, 5:30 pm
Free admission

Lauren Stanford, Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence
Lauren Stanford
Karina Mago, Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence
Karina Mago
Ian Hazard-Bill, Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence
Ian Hazard-Bill

 

Mendocino Art Center’s (MAC) talented new group of Artists in Residence (AIR) will talk about their art and show recent work. A reception will follow with wine and snacks.

The 2019-20 Artists in Residence who will be presenting are:

Myung Anh, ceramics (Arcata, CA)
Suzanne da Rosa, fiber art (Sonoma, CA)
Qiana Ellis, jewelry (Oakland, CA)
Ian Hazard-Bill, ceramics (Santa Rosa, CA)
Karina Mago, ceramics (Boca Raton, FL)
Carey Nathanson, ceramics (Wilmington, NC)
Hannah Plowright, jewelry (Oakland, CA)
Lauren Stanford, ceramics (Anchorage, AK)
Austyn Taylor, ceramics (Wichita Falls, TX)
John Ward, fine art (Sonoma, CA)

The AIR program brings artists from across the country to this unique Northern California region, providing creative space for artists to expand and explore their craft, collaborate and create new bodies of work. Each of the AIRs presenting will be living on the Mendocino Art Center campus and working in the MAC studios.

 

 

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, October 12, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Derek A. DiOrio


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by the Mendocino Coast's Partners Gallery, Derek A. DiOrio and Ryan Grossman. Enjoy snacks and wine, the live classical guitar sounds of Sergei Bassehes, and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

november 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission



The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be the Rhino Project: How is Rhinoceros Inspiring You?, and photography by River Wilder, Gabriella Cobb, and Jonathan Pazer. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.


 

 

60TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday & Saturday, November 29-30, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair
Images, clockwise from top left: Ian Hazard-Bill, Emilie Alsager, Hudson River Inlay, Tess McGuire, Karen Mastrian, Larry R Wagner.


In what has become a north coast tradition, more than 30 juried artists and craftspeople exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center is transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. Featured will be a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including handmade jewelry, original paintings, photography, functional and decorative ceramics, fiber art and clothing, furniture, wood accessories, leather goods, baskets, handcrafted herbal skin care products and so much more. And warm yourself with a delicious assortment of festive food and drink items.

The Mendocino Art Center's Gallery Shop is also open during the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair and offers great gift ideas created by MAC's member artists.


Apply to be an artist vendor at the Fair! Deadline extended to October 15!


 

 

december 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Holiday Celebration

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. December's reception also serves as our Holiday Celebration and a thank you to the community for their continued support. On exhibit will be artwork by the Mendocino Coast Furniture Makers paired with textile artists, Solange Roberdeau, and photography by River Wilder and Gabriella Cobb.

Please join us for holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and more! Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence will open up their studios – watch them work and view and buy new artwork created in the Mendocino Art Center studios. And, browse for great gift ideas in our Gallery Store.