Welcome! The Artists' Co-op of Mendocino is located at the corner of Kasten and Albion Streets in the north coast town of Mendocino, California. The Co-op has been a destination for traditional and contemporary fine arts since 1988. We exhibit the work of 18 artist members and several guest artists.
Artists' Co-op of Mendocino
30 Year Anniversary
1988 - 2018
Small art works $100 or less waiting for you in our gallery.
Suzi Long's 2019 calendar now available with new art.
Cards Cards Cards -- a great variety by many artists
Membership and Guest Artists
Interested in joining us? Currently we are actively seeking 3D artists and are building a wait-list for 2D artists. Download a printable application form and information sheet.
Attend our Second Saturday Receptions 5-8PM
with Artist's Talk always at 5:30 or drop in during gallery hours 10:30-5:00 daily.
RECEIVE OCCASIONAL E-NEWS
March Featured Artist
Joseph DuVivier, Featured Artist for March at the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino, presents “Surface Tension,” with a focus on water lilies. Joseph, a master of realistic painting in oil, describes his work as follows: “I have a deep fascination with water lilies and they have provided inspiration for several of my paintings. I love interplay between reflections and the abstract shapes formed by the lily pads. At home I constructed an octagonal lily pond which is partly inside the sun porch and partly outside. The pond lilies are models for my work. When painting lilies I try to faithfully reproduce the individual lily pads, buds and blossoms, but I take liberties in arranging them on the canvas to support my composition. Three of my water lily paintings are views from underwater, which I was able to see using a sort of inverted periscope. From underwater at a distance the surface acts as a mirror, with every lily pad, stem and bud sharing the composition with its reflected image. From closer, light coming from above the surface is refracted and the colors are dispersed creating a ghostly world above the water. I wish my paintings could show this with the shimmering effect of moving ripples on the water surface. In a different style, of course, Monet was the master of this, and it is hard to paint water lilies without reviving memories of his work.”
See Joseph DuVivier’s show “Surface Tension” March 6 through April 1st. The gallery is open daily 10:30 - 5. You are invited to the Second Saturday reception March 9, 5-8pm, with the Artist’s Talk at 5:30. More information: (707) 937-2217 and on this website.