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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.

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.


October 31 – november 25, 2014

2nd Saturday Reception: November 8, 5 pm – 8 pm


Mendocino Eco Artists
"Resources On the Edge"
Benefiting the Mendocino Area Parks Association

Joe Janisch

more information and images




On exhibit October 1 – November 2

Toby Lurie
Performance Paintings

Toby Lurie
Toby Lurie

more information and images




On exhibit November 3–26

Nan Penner




October 11–November 23

Mendocino Our Town Exhibit

Janis Porter, Contemporary Mendocino
Janis Porter

Photos and paintings present images from the 1880s to today, comparing and contrasting views of the town of Mendocino. The exhibit includes work of Janis Porter, whose painting Facing Mendocino is the theme piece for the program. New works by Suzi Marquess Long and John Hewitt have been commissioned for this exhibit. The showing also includes a 1957 watercolor by Bill Zacha, founder of Mendocino Art Center, of the Main Street butcher shop that was torn down not long after he painted it. The painting has a note added later on the back by Zacha identifying the work as his first painting of Mendocino.

more information about Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film



december 1–30, 2014

2nd Saturday Reception: December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm


Mendocino Quilt Artists



new book on
artist dorr bothwell

Dorr Bothwell Book, Straws in the Wind

The book contains more than 200 color images and covers Dorr's 98-year story.

The first edition is limited to 200 copies.

More information and
to order online

A portion of the sales purchased through this link benefit the
Mendocino Art Center

artZacha Sculpture Garden
Commemorative Walkway

Buy a tile in the
Zacha Sculpture Garden Commemorative Walkway and become a part of Mendocino Art Center history. When you purchase an engraved tile you will ensure a permanent remembrance of a friend, a loved one, a pet, or commemorate a personal experience at the Art Center.

visit Bill Zacha's Bay Window Gallery

Dorr Bothwell Galleries


Dorr Bothwell's serigraphs are on sale in our Gallery Shop. All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund. To order please email our Gallery director
or call 800 653-3328.

dorr's online gallery

dorr's cat Gallery

For more information on ways to contribute to the Mendocino Art Center's future, click here.