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.
Best in Show: Laura Fogg
"Sweet Old Fashioned Girls," textile
First Place: Rita Crane,
"Giardino-dei-Semplici, Florence" photography
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.
Third Place: Mary Anderson,
"Chrysanthemum I & II,"
Third Place: Erin Dertner,
"Erin's Arbor," oil
2017 award winners
Best in Show
Laura Fogg, "Sweet Old Fashioned Girls," textile
Rita Crane, "Giardino dei Semplici, Florence," photography
Mary Anderson, "Chrysanthemum I & II," hand-colored linocut
Erin Dertner, "Erin's Arbor," oil
Susan Barnes, "Matilija Poppy," oil on linen
Kathy Carl, "Planted," hand-colored solar plate etching
Carol Chell, "Band of Gold," watercolor
Janis Porter, "Wildflowers," watercolor
Moss Rock, "Quilted Flowering Garden Creature," ceramic
Linda Shearin, "Crazy Daisies," mixed media
Ree Slocum, "At the Old Homestead," photography
about miriam davis — our 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.