2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: June 9, 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.
Best in Show: Dana Driver, "Lady Bug Vignette," small sculpture, jewelry
First Place: Janis Porter, "Poppies," watercolor
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 Mary T. Anderson, Erin Dertner and Susan Louise Moyer.
Mendocino Art Center's 26th annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 30.
Second Place: Kathy Carl,
"Rhythm of Growth," monotype
Third Place: Marcia Douglas,
"Magic Matilijas," fabric
2018 award winners
Best in Show
Dana Driver, "Ladybug Vignette," small sculpture, jewelry
Janis Porter, "Poppies," watercolor
Kathy Carl, "Rhythm of Growth," monotype
Marcia Douglas, "Magic Matilijas," fabric
Carol Chell, "Calla Lilies," watercolor
Jan Hinson, "Mango, Purpa & Euca Leaves," copper-enamel
Pat Scott, "Alpha Snail," curly redwood
Denise Tenzel, "Mon Jardin á Mendocino," plant assemblage
our 2018 jurors
MARY T. ANDERSON, a Northern California native, holds an MFA from the State University of New York with graduate work at Parsons School of Design and The
New School of Social Research, NY. She has been a visiting Artist in Ivory Coast, West Africa and an exhibitor and lecturer at the US/China Joint Conference on Women’s Issues in Beijing, China. Mary has over 30 years of experience teaching metal and glass, in both New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
ERIN DERTNER’s career began under her mother’s tutelage and has continued through the summer workshop format since 1982 alongside many teaching opportunities both here and abroad. Watercolors, Oils and Acrylics have all made their way into her studio, with her current focus being light infused impressionistic landscapes in oil. The cool shadows of the early morning and those that fall long and warm in the evening enliven her creative soul as nothing else. Many of her pieces have been accepted and awarded in a variety of juried exhibitions over the years, and she has a keen eye for choosing award winning paintings when called upon to judge art competitions. She has been exhibiting in galleries for the past 38 years and original works are represented in Mendocino, Napa, Carmel and Lahaina, as well as in her own gallery and frame shop in Fort Bragg, CA, and is also widely used on a variety of gift items from woven wall tapestries to serving trays, note cards and more. According to Erin, “There is no better life than to study the world with paintbrush in hand and a heart full of love and gratitude.” Erin is the 2018 Mendocino Coast Garden Tour Poster Artist.
SUSAN LOUISE MOYER is an artist, author and educator. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia (PCA/UArts) where she studied fine art and surface design, with a BFA in Art Education from Emerson College. She also studied dye painting on silk at Parson New School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her wearable art has sold through Henri Bendel, Barneys, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Paul Stewart and Neiman Marcus. As a freelance surface designer working in Manhattan, she designed patterns for Rose Marie Reid, Kaua’Iana, Rebecca Taylor, and Gottex Swimwear.
Her books, SILK PAINTING the Artist’s Guide to Gutta and Wax Resist Techniques and SILK PAINTING for FASHION and FINE ART, published in multiple languages by Watson-Guptill, have been popular both nationally and internationally for over 27 years. In 2016, Susan was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silk Painting International Organization, in recognition of her art and contributions to the medium of painting on silk. Susan was the 2015 and 2017 Mendocino Coast Garden Tour Poster Artist.