2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: June 10, 5 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.
All artwork pictured is from the 2016 Members' Juried Exhibit. Please check back the week of June 5 for this year's award winning art.
2016 Best in Show: Suzi Marquess Long, "Luna's Lilies," pastel
This annual showing features the finest works created by the 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 garden-themed artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography and more. This year's exhibition is juried by Miriam Davis.
Mendocino Art Center's 25th Anniversary Mendocino Coast Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 24.
1st Place: Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic
2nd Place: Larry Wagner,
"Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal
3rd Place: Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood
2016 award winners
Best in Show
Suzi Marquess Long, "Luna's Lilies," pastel
Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic
Larry Wagner, "Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal
Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood bench
Marion Bush, "Cultivate Your Garden," mixed media
Russ Christoff, "One of a Kind," photo on metal
Mickie McCormic, "Flowers in a Teapot," embroidery on print from photo
Janis Porter, "Bloom," watercolor
about miriam davis — our 2017 juror
Making things has been the greatest pleasure and source of satisfaction in my life. I have engaged with a number of different materials, but my first serious work was with clay, making pottery for several years and then figurative sculpture. In the 90’s I took up painting on paper and canvas, and painting came to be my primary art form. I like making marks in a variety of ways: staining, spraying, transfer, stencil—anything that works to create an atmosphere and a sense of space. As relationships among elements and between them and their surroundings develop, a non-literal narrative evolves, and landscape or undersea views may be suggested.
The desire to work in three dimensions again led me to make small shelters or houses and to experiment with various materials such as corrugated cardboard, lace, wire, and found items and from these fragile, often discarded materials, to make enclosed, safe-feeling places.
I am grateful that my life has allowed me to work so pleasurably with form and color.