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February 1–26, 2017

2nd Saturday Gallery Reception: February 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Open Art Studios: 4 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. Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2016/17 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios. Refreshments will be available.


Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective
25th Anniversary – 10th Biennial Exhibit at MAC


Gail Coulson
Gail Coulson
Jeanne Williams
Jeanne Williams

 

The Mendocino Art Center presents an exhibit of figure drawing by members of the Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective (MFDC).

Featured artists are Jeanne Williams, Miriam Wadiaeff, Fred Struthers, Robert Ross, Don Paglia, Dale Moyer, Sanna Koski, Patrick Keller, Steve Garner, Gail Coulson, Lillian Cartwright, Kathy Carl, Becky Bowen, Gemma Barsby and Daniel Barrett.

The drawing group has been meeting weekly for 25 years, primarily as part of the Art Center’s traditional arts program. A loose-knit association of artists and models, MFDC has served hundreds of local and visiting artists, has generated many thousands of figure studies, and has been honored with a dozen or so group exhibitions.

The workshops are founded on centuries-old principles of art, treating the human body as a source of structural anatomy observation, empathy, visual pleasure, and graphic inspiration. The exhibit includes the most sensual and mature work of the group to date, with sixty dynamic drawings.

MFDC welcomes drop-ins at their Wednesday afternoon uninstructed sessions. Current fees are $11 per 3-hour session, or $10 per session paid by the month. Bring your own materials (no solvents). 

Further resources of the drawing group may be found at MendocinoFigureDrawingCollective.com

 

Fred Struthers
Fred Struthers

Sanna Koski
Sanna Koski

 

Becky Bowen
Becky Bowen

Robert Ross
Robert Ross

 

Patrick Keller
Patrick "Rick" Keller

Miriam Wadiaeff
Miriam Wadiaeff

 

Kathy Carl
Kathy Carl

Daniel Barrett
Daniel Barrett