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2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: June 8, 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.

May 31 – June 29, 2019

Members' Juried Exhibit
Juried by Nancy Collins and Sharon Garner

2019 First Place: Cheryl Feng,
"May in Mendocino," acrylic

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 was juried by Nancy Collins and Sharon Garner.

The annual showing is held in conjunction with the 27th annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour Saturday, June 29.


2019 award winners

First Place
Cheryl Feng, "May in Mendocino," acrylic

Second Place
Jeanne Williams, "Old Pippin," watercolor

Third Place Place
Julie Higgins, "Contemplating the Cosmos," pastel


our 2019 jurors

Nancy CollinsNANCY COLLINS is a full time water colorist. Teaching is one of her passions. “Opening doors for others who would like to paint is fun! Everyone can learn to paint, all you need is a tour guide, and that’s my job as an instructor,” Nancy says.

Nancy’s work has been exhibited around the globe. She has been featured in shows for Art in the Embassy, Mendocino Music Festival, Mendocino Art Center, Stanford University, Filoli Gardens, Scharffenberger Cellars, Little River Inn, and many more.

Her work and writing have been published in American Artist magazine, Watercolor Magic, Mendocino Arts magazine, How Did You Paint That?, Volume 6, and others. Her work is also included in Splash 17.
Her DVD, Exploring the Truth about Color, is now available. Nancy has also judged national and international shows. She teaches continuing education classes throughout the United States.
Nancy is a much loved and sought after watercolor instructor. Mendocino Art Center, Filoli Gardens, Montecito Sequoia Lodge, Princess Cruise Lines, Fin Center, Fallbrook Arts Center, Mendocino County Art Association, WASCO and Gualala Art Center are a few of the places she teaches regularly.

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Erin DertnerSHARON GARNER Photography is all about the moment; capturing the essence of that moment whether it is a person, animal, landscape, flower, building...anything.
I take my camera with me each time I walk out the door because “extraordinary moments” are not predictable! I want to be able to show the viewer something unique about a person, place, nature... so that they can experience what I have in that instance.

My love of photography began while studying graphic design in 2000. Inspired by my teacher and friend Judy Detrick, I began my love affair with nature through the lens of the camera. Several years later I was asked to photograph and create a calendar for the Greenwood Civic Club in my village of Elk, CA. The calendar was called “The Greenwood Wildflowers” and I superimposed each woman’s portrait into a flower of their choice! It was during this project that my interest in portrait photography grew. What I realized at that time was that all photography was about capturing that special quality; the essence, of whatever my subject was.

I have been in exhibits nationally as well as in Karlshrue, Germany; the Matsumoto Museum in Matsumoto, Japan; and Omachi, Japan. I am currently exhibiting my work in the Artists’ Cooperative of Mendocino in Mendocino, CA.

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