main & nichols galleries

Second Saturday Gallery Reception: May 14, 5pm–8pm

May 1–31, 2016

Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibit
Juried by Jacquelyn Cisper

Suzi Marquess Long, Best in Show, Luna's Lilies
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 Jacquelyn Cisper.

Mendocino Art Center's 24th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 25.


1st Place: Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic


Larry Wagner
2nd Place: Larry Wagner,
"Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal
Wendell Rickon
3rd Place: Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood


2016 award winners

Best in Show
Suzi Marquess Long, "Luna's Lilies," pastel

First Place
Moss Rock, "Hidden Foliage," ceramic

2nd Place
Larry Wagner, "Garden Sculpture 2," photo on metal

3rd Place
Wendell Rickon, "Gardener's Bounty," wood bench

Honorable Mention
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 our juror

Jacquelyn Hewitt, The Carrot GardenerJACQUELYN CISPER lives in Fort Bragg, CA, where she works as a full time artist in a wide variety of media from oil pastel, gouache and oil painting to upcycled clothing, ceramics, creative writing, cooking, and a few more.
From earliest childhood she had a fascination with paint, clay, fabric, anything that might be used to create. She became serious about painting in particular at the age of 11 when she joined a plein-air painting group in Medford, OR.
Jacquelyn graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, in 2003 with a double major in Fine Art and English: Writing. In 2004 she received a Post Graduate Degree in Fine Art from Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Since then she has been involved in the art communities of Mendocino and Fort Bragg, CA, and Toledo and Newport, OR. She has exhibited publicly since 1994 and is currently represented in multiple locations.

Though Jacquelyn has only been a full time resident of the Mendocino Coast since 2008, she vacationed here every summer since birth. In many ways the beaches, forests, boats and buildings are more home to her than any of the multiple places she lived previously. She is represented by Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA; Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA; Icons, Mendocino, CA; Glassfire Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA; Una’s Curious Closet, Mendocino, CA; East Sac Merchantile, Sacramento, CA; Gallery of Arts and Culture, Crescent City, CA; and The Gallery Mendocino, Mendocino, CA.

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