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.

 

november 2014

MENDOCINO OUR TOWN IN ART AND FILM
Continues through 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
Brewery Gulch Inn
Harvest Market
Little River Inn
North Coast Brewing Company
Out of This World
James and Karen Turken

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

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
November board meeting has been cancelled

Mendocino Art Center Board Meeting

 

 

NEED HOLIDAY GIFTS?
IT'S ANNUAL AUCTION TIME!

Bidding closes December 12, 9 pm (PST)

Randall Dexter
Randall Dexter
14K Gold and Abalone
Mabé Pearl Pendant
Juan Pena
Juan Pena
"Cypress Point"
watercolor, framed

Participate from wherever you are!

Browse a rich array of unique handmade jewelry, framed art and fine sculpture—from exquisitely tiny earrings to ten-ton limestone statuary—to your heart's content. Find inspiring and meaningful gifts while helping continue our 50-plus-year success story of nurturing visual and performing artists.

Dislike suspense? Use Buy Now! Bidding closes December 12 at 9:00 pm PST, but Buy Now purchases can ship right away.

View all auction items!

 

 

MENDOCINO ECO ARTISTS & MENDOCINO AREA PARKS ASSOCIATION
GALLERY RECEPTION

Monday, November 24, 4 pm • Free

Mendocino Eco Artists and Mendocino Area Parks Association Reception

Enjoy appetizers, meet members of the Mendocino Eco Artists and view their exhibit “Resources on the Edge,” and hear Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) representative) talk about new projects, funded in part by sales from the MEA exhibit.

“Resources on the Edge” continues through Tuesday, November 25. At least 30% of the proceeds from all sales from this exhibit will go directly to MAPA to help restore their Headlands facilities.

 

 

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

Mendocino Art Center's 55th Annual 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.

more information and a list of participating artists

 

 

december 2014

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
December board meeting date to be announced

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.

 

 

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

Deanna Apfel, Mendocino Quilt Artists
Deanna Apfel, Mendocino Quilt Artists

In appreciation of the community’s continued support, the Mendocino Art Center hosts its annual free Holiday Celebration for this 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception. December's exhibits include the Mendocino Quilt Artists and Ann Myers and Mollie Flack. 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 Ralph Humphrey Quartet 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

• experience a lively digital silent auction