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.

 

october 2014

AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK
October 3–12

American Craft Week at the Mendocino Art Center

The Mendocino Art Center joins other participating Mendocino County galleries, studios and businesses in celebrating American Craft Week and has several special activities planned.

Join us for the 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception, October 11, 5 pm to 8 pm, for the opening Ilja Tinfo and Toby Lurie's gallery exhibits, as well as Mendocino Our Town, an exhibit of photos and paintings comparing and contrasting historic and contemporary views of the town of Mendocino. Also, Mendocino Art Center’s talented Artists in Residence (AIR) and visiting artists open their studios to the public. Featured will be ceramics, fiber art, fine art, and jewelry. Talk to the artists, ask questions, watch fascinating on-going demonstrations in a variety of media and have the opportunity to purchase original artwork made at MAC.

American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade American crafts and the people who make them. For more information about American Craft Week events in Mendocino County visit MendocinoCraftWeek.com.

 

 

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

Ilja Tinfo
"Rocks at Joshua Tree," oil on canvas

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. October's gallery exhibits include artwork by Ilja Tinfo, Toby Lurie and Mendocino Our Town, an exhibit of photos and paintings comparing and contrasting historic and contemporary views of the town of Mendocino. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

Also, Mendocino Art Center’s talented Artists in Residence (AIR) and visiting artists open their studios to the public. Featured will be ceramics, fiber art, fine art, and jewelry. Talk to the artists, ask questions, watch fascinating on-going demonstrations in a variety of media and have the opportunity to purchase original artwork made at MAC.

The reception will also serve as a fundraiser for the Mendocino Art Center’s Scholarship Fund, providing tuition assistance for art classes to deserving students.

 

 

MENDOCINO OUR TOWN IN ART AND FILM
October 11 – November 23

A program of Mendocino Art Center and Mendocino Film Festival
Made possible by a grant from California Arts Council
Presenting Sponsor: Prentice Gallery

Mendocino: Our Town in Art and Film

Art Exhibits • Historic Displays • Live Performances • East of Eden Screenings

Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film is a six-week, town-wide immersion in the legacy of the arts in Mendocino. Exhibits of historic images and art will be featured at several locations. The program culminates with free and benefit screenings of East of Eden, starring James Dean and directed by Elia Kazan, one of many revered movies filmed in and around Mendocino—and a cinematic portrait of the town in the 1950s.

 

See a detailed schedule

 

Sponsored by the
California Arts Council

Sponsors of Mendocino Our Town in Art & Film
The Attic of Mendocino
Harvest Market
Little River Inn
Out of This World
James and Karen Turken

Participating Organizations
Community Center of Mendocino
FLOCKworks
Kelley House Museum
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino Film Festival

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, October 22, 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.

 

 

november 2014

ZACHA LEGACY SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Saturday, November 1, 6 pm

Zacha Legacy Society Dinner
Painting by Charles Stevenson

Be a part of Mendocino History through Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film: produced via a grant from the California Art Council.

Enjoy sumptuous dining by Kelly Hatcher, celebratory beverages throughout the evening, and the piano stylings of Michael Strickland.

$75 per person, your ticket price can be used toward your ZLS membership.

An additional treat...
Michael Strickland will be giving a full performance in a private home Thursday, October 30, 7 pm. Enjoy the two wonderful fundraisers for only $125.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22
Call 707-937-5818, x. 12 or email Executive Director Lindsay Shields

Building Our Future
Through the Zacha Legacy Society


Building Our Future is the Art Center’s focus for the immediate future. What would Mendocino look like without arts, culture and creativity? Your participation through the Zacha Legacy Society will enable us to complete the facilities that are essential to our success.

Two pressing priorities:
1) Completing the Stussy Studio building, and re-building apartments 1, 2 & 3. The new building will also include a community room, a catering kitchen, a restroom for the East End of campus, storage and a laundry room.
2) An Endowment Fund to perpetuate the Art Center’s role as an economic generator for the town and for our local artists.

Since last year’s ZLS dinner we have $50,000 in our endowment fund!

We hope to inspire you to be part of this endeavor.

 

FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday, November 2, 5 pm

Please check back for more information regarding the November First Sunday Concert Series.

Tickets: $15. Current Mendocino Art Center members with a valid membership card: $10.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 8, 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.

 

 

55th Annual THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29, 10 am – 5 pm

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair

In what has become a north coast tradition, thirty-five juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California will exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and class studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. Featured will be a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including handcrafted jewelry, original paintings, functional and decorative ceramics, fiber art and clothing, handcrafted herbal body care products, and more.

Download an artists application for the Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair (PDF)

 

 

december 2014

JAY SYDEMAN CONCERT
Sunday, December 7, 5 pm
First Sunday Concert Series

Jay Sydeman

Mark your calendar and check back for more details. 

Tickets: $15. Current Mendocino Art Center members with a valid membership card: $10.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

In appreciation of the community’s continued support, the Mendocino Art Center hosts its annual free Holiday Celebration for this 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception. Join us for holiday cheer, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and browse the exhibits and Gallery Shop for unique gift items.

 

 

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 Kathleen Grace Band.

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

• experience a lively digital silent auction