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January 5 – February 4, 2018

Second Saturday Gallery Reception: January 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Open Art Studios: 5 pm – 9 pm

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. Also meet the 2017/18 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

Members' Juried Exhibit
All-Media Artwork
Juried by Craig Gilliland

Best in Show: Marta Alonso, Phoenix
Best in Show: Marta Alonso, "Phoenix,"
oil on canvas
First Place: Paul Reiber, What the Living Carry
First Place: Paul Reiber, "What the Living Carry," redwood


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, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, mixed media works and more. Artist Craig Gilliland juried the show.


Second Place: Marion Bush, Bali Potter
Second Place: Marion Bush, "Bali Potter,"
mixed media


Third Place: Rachel Lahn, Umbria, Italy
Third Place: Rachel Lahn, "Umbria Italy," mixed media with procupine quills


Honorable Mention: Papas Brodigan, California Grey Whale
Honorable Mention: Papas Brodigan, "California Grey Whale," pine

Honorable Mention: Ilja Tinfo, Rising Phoenix
Honorable Mention: Ilja Tinfo, "Phoenix Rising," oil



Craig Gilliland

CRAIG GILLILAND lives in Sea Ranch, California, with his wife, Lori Follin. He has owned Spindrift Gallery in Gualala’s Cypress Village and the Sea Ranch Lodge since 2003. Spindrift Gallery has featured exceptional art by artists from Oregon, Nevada, and Florida as well as Northern California.

Craig is an accomplished award winning artist who has participated in solo and group shows throughout California. His work has also been juried in to exhibits in both the Mendocino Art Center and Sebastopol Art Center.

Visit the Sprindrift Gallery website


Craig Gilliland, Moonlit Evening
Juror Craig Gilliland, Moonlit Evening