main gallery & nichols gallery

January 6–29, 2017

2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: January 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
Open Art Studios: 4 pm – 8 pm

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. Join us prior to the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2016/17 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios. Refreshments will be available.

Members' Juried Exhibit

Anna Elliott, Best in Show, "Amedeo Modigliani
Best in Show: Anna Elliott, "Amedeo Modigliani," acrylics on cardboard
Miriam Davis, First Place, Region Beyond Memory
First Place: Miriam Davis, "Region Beyond Memory," water-based mixed media


Every January the Members' Juried Exhibit features the finest works created by the Mendocino Art Center's contributing members. A highly competitive juried selection process leads to an exceptionally creative, high quality, and much anticipated gallery showing with a wide spectrum of artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, photography and more. Artist Marvin Schenck juried the show.


Bill Brazill, Second Place, "Not Mendocino"
Second Place: Bill Brazill, "Not Mendocino,"
gelatin silver photograph

Susan B. Wood, Third Place, "It's About Time #1"
Third Place:
Susan B. Wood,
"It's About Time #1," mixed metal



Marvin Schenck

MARVIN SCHENCK’s career as an artist, curator, art administrator, and arts instructor has spanned more than four decades. He has held curatorial and educational positions at such institutions as Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Kala Institute, World Print Competition, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Rio Solado Community College, Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Mendocino Art Center, and the Grace Hudson Museum. His paintings and prints have been exhibited widely in Mendocino County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Arizona, and in Guadalajara, Mexico.

He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the California College of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Mills College (both with an emphasis in printmaking). Many of his past prints, drawings, and paintings have involved dream imagery as well as landscapes. For the past 20 years, California Post Impressionist landscapes dominated his acrylic and watercolor paintings. After recently retiring as Curator at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, he revived his printmaking roots to produce a new series of linoleum block landscape prints. A new collection of abstract seascapes on paper and some compelling family history collages have also recently been completed and exhibited. Marvin works out of the barn studio in Philo that he shares with his wife Colleen.



Best in Show
Anna Elliott, “Amedeo Modigliani,” acrylics on cardboard

First Place
Miriam Davis, “Region Beyond Memory,” water-based mixed media

Second Place
Bill Brazill, “Not Mendocino,” gelatin silver photograph

Third Place
Susan B. Wood, “It’s About Time #1,” mixed metal

Honorable Mention
George Byron, “Demons,” monoprint
Cheryl Feng, “Oroville Boathouse,” watercolor
Mirka Knaster, “Untitled 1,” encaustic with textile
Robert Ross, “Bower,” oil on canvas
Dorothy Salant, “Beethoven Quartet,” mixed media
Ilja Tinfo, “Man-Made Mickey,” oil/linen