Special Events for 2017 are in progress. Here's what we have so far....
Featured exhibit: The Second Cow and other new works by Karen Embree Reynolds, ACM member.
Sev Ickes: 34 Years. ACM member Featured Artist for the month.
New wall exhibition: Debra Lennox's Lunar Year (Linocut prints of 12 moons, one for each month, each with it's own Algonquin name (translated to English). Find yours!
Shanti Benoit: featured artist exhibit "Of Two Minds" March 8 through April 4th.
Suzi Long: featured artist exhibit "Water, Water, Everywhere"
Joe Bernard: featured member exhibiting "Windows of Spain"
Sharon Garner "Out of the Box"
Mary-Ellen Campbell, featured artist
Shanti Balsé featured artist
Elizabeth featured artist
in collaboration with the Writers of the Mendocino Coast. Curators: Karen Reynolds, Lynne Zickerman.
Day of the Dead: Celebrating Master Artists
with displays by individual co-op members.
Small Works $100 or less
Small Works $100 or less.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OR GUEST ARTIST?
We would like to hear about you. We are building wait lists for 2D and 3D potential members and are always interested in new guest artists.
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Our landscape committee is focusing on weeding this month with the promise of a weed-eater treatment by Mario Abreu very soon.
July Featured Artist
Mary-Ellen Campbell is our Featured Artist for July at the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino. Her exhibit, “Explorations” from July 4 through July 31, features work in a variety of media from acrylic paintings on wood and canvas to collage and watercolor. The artist explores various themes of landscape and travel. You are invited to the Second Saturday reception July 8th, 5-8 PM with Mary-Ellen's Artist’s Talk at 5:30.
Shanti Balse is our Featured Artist for August at the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino. Her exhibit runs from August 2 through September 4, featuring her photographs from around the world. You are invited to the Second Saturday reception August 12th, 5-8 PM with Shant's Artist’s Talk at 5:30. Co-op artist members will also have work on display when you visit our gallery, located at the NW corner of Kasten and Albion Sts in Mendocino. The Co-op gallery is open daily 10:30-5. Phone: (707) 937-2217. Discover more on our website and online store at http://www.artcoopmendocino.com/
ABOUT OUR GALLERY AND CO-OP
All work is for sale:
• diverse original art
• archival reproductions
• 2D and 3D
• traditional and
• card collections
• also available on our online STORE
• your support helps our artists make more art!
The Artists' Coop of Mendocino was established in June 1988 for the purpose of selling members' art. The first President was Warren Zimmer. The Co-op is owned and operated by the members, which number fifteen to twenty. Selected guest artists are featured periodically. The gallery was originally located on Main St. above the quilt shop, but moved to the present address in January 2016. We also maintain an online store which can be accessed from the menu at the top of the page.
Joe Bernard is our Featured Artist for May at the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino. His exhibit, “Windows of Spain” from May 3 through June 5, includes custom furniture created with heart. Bernard’s craftsman roots stem from his ancestral homeland, Cadiz, Spain.
OTHER MEMBER NEWS
When you purchase works from our gallery and our online store, you support our Co-op as well as the individual artists and their art making. Our members also are active in other organizations and enterprises. In this space we list examples of current exhibit participation and other art events.
Find additional information about our members by going to Artists in the menu and by reading about them in the Artists BioBook when you visit our gallery in Mendocino.
Book Binding Techniques for Work on Single Pages
Taught by Co-op Member Mary-Ellen Campbell at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, OR
Learn five bindings techniques over two days. On the first day, learn three bindings that allow pages to be added or removed later: single page including flag, Hedi Kyle’s Crown binding, Claire Van Vliet’s slash binding, all based on concertina folds. Practice coloring Tyvek binding with acrylics, then create the bindings that allow your prints, paintings or drawings to be added later. On day two learn two sewn bindings that allow heavy weight pages from various materials such as board, wood or metals to be used as single pages rather than folded signatures. Single page coptic, and figure 8 stitch will be taught using boards, foam and shapes to create sculptural books or hanging books.
About the Instructor
Mary-Ellen Campbell is a multidisciplinary artist who does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and mixed media work. Her work has been featured in 17 national/international solo exhibitions. She has participated in over 80 group and invitational shows. Professor of Art Emerita from New Jersey City University, NJ. where she taught for thirty-four years. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach Book Arts in Thailand. Mary-Ellen won 12 residencies since 2007 in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota, creating more than 75 books and mixed media artworks.
Several ACM members are also EcoArtists:
Debra Lennox, Pat Scott, Suzi Long, Karen Bowers.
NOT TOO SOON for SUMMER CLASSES:
Suzi Long has been invited to teach watercolor/penand and ink classes at the Yosemite Art Center August 7-12, 2017. Book soon! https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center
Yosemite Art Center | Yosemite Conservancy
KUDOS to two members:
Recently Marian DeGloria had work accepted into the Northern California Society for Botanical Artists project for the Alcatraz Florilegium. She also has recently returned from Japan as a participating artist for the 2017 Art Exchange in Japan.
Karen Bowers teaches small group classes in her studio: watercolor painting, explorations with color, and other aspects of making art. For more information go to karenbowersstudio.com or her artist's page on this website.
Suzi Long teaches art classes in various locations, including in her own studio. Contact her directly for more information by email: SuziLongonArt@yahoo.com. Click here for Suzi's Artist's Page.
MARCH is local whale month. Be alert for events and excellent whale watching opportunities each year. Real whales can be seen spouting and breaching from the Mendocino headlands and other points along the coast. They may be spotted all year. We seem to have have an established group of year-round resident whales. Need binoculars? Visit Out of This World (Kasten and Main Sts) where some telescopes are pointed into Mendocino Bay.
The Eco-Artists of Mendocino typically have a show in March and in the Fall. They currently have an exhibition at the Sanford Inn, Mendocino, open until the end of August. ACM members include Karen Bowers, Debra Lennox, Suzi Long, and Pat Scott.