Events calendar

GALLERY HOURS:
Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm

Thousands of visitors are attracted to the region each year to attend the Art Center's annual events, including the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour in May, the Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in July, the Mendocino Open Paint Out in September, and the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair in November. Artists receptions are held the second Saturday of each month and concerts are held the first Sunday of each month.

 

 

january 2015

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, January 10, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

Marion Bush, Best of Show, Members' Juried Exhibit 2014
2014 Best of Show (2-D):
Marion Bush
Marion Bush, Best of Show, Members' Juried Exhibit 2014
2014 Best of Show (3-D):
Eleanor Moss Rock

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

January's exhibit is the annual Members’ Juried Exhibit featuring the finest works created by the Mendocino 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 artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, collage, wearable art, photography and more. Mendocino Coast artist Rosemary Allen juries this year’s exhibit.

Not a current member? Become a member now! Or sign up when you bring in your artwork.

Artwork take-in date is Friday, January 2, 11 am to 3 pm.

Download the call for entry (pdf)

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, January 28, 4:30 pm

Mendocino Art Center Board Meeting

Monthly board meetings are open to the public and feature a brief public comment session. Come find out the latest news and happenings at the Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

february 2015

BILL ZACHA'S 95TH BIRTHDAY
BLACK & WHITE BALL

Saturday, February 7, 6 pm

Bill Zacha's 95th Birthday Black and White Ball

Be Art, View Art, Taste Art, Make Art, Buy Art...

And celebrate the Mendocino Art Center with the great music of the Ralph Humphrey Band with Kathleen Grace.

At this fabulous wintertime bash you will engage with art; enjoy dancing to fabulous music; dine on a culinary extravaganza of seasonal local food, wines and beer; and experience a lively digital silent auction.

A benefit for the Scholarship and Fellowship Funds of Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, February 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art. February's gallery exhibits include the Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective, Lynne Prentice, and "Art with a Heart."

 

 

87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Live Screening Party

Sunday, February 22, 5 pm
Little River Inn, Abalone Room

Mendocino Art Center's Academy Awards Live Screening Party

The Mendocino Art Center rolls out the red carpet for a live screening of the 87th Annual Academy Awards with all proceeds benefiting the Mendocino Art Center’s Jewelry Department.

All the Hollywood stars will be there – well, on screen anyway. Enjoy a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres, treats, beverages and more throughout the night. Browse the silent auction featuring jewelry created by talented Mendocino coast artists. You can even make your own Oscar picks and have the chance to win prizes. Dress in your finest red carpet attire.

The Little River Inn is located at 7901 N. Highway One, Little River.

 

 

march 2015

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, March 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art. March's gallery exhibits include the "Marine Wildlife Exhibit," held in conjunction with the Mendocino Coast Whale Festival.

 

 

april 2015

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, April 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art. April's gallery exhibits include the annual Artists in Residence Exhibit and artwork by Miriam Davis.

 

 

may 2015

23rd ANNUAL MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, May 2, 10 am – 5 pm

23rd Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a diverse selection of some of the Mendocino Coast's most beautiful private gardens on this self-guided tour. Please check back for more details.

The 2015 Garden Tour is a fundraising benefit for the Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, May 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art. May's gallery exhibits include the annual garden-themed Members' Juried Exhibit, held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour (May 2, 10 am to 5 pm), and a showing by Mira M. White and Betty Cottle.