Our gallery hosts over 20 local artists every day, but during the two weekends of North Coast Open Studios, you get a chance to see some members working their magic right at the gallery. Check out the (updated!) schedule below, and visit anytime to chat with our members.
Colleen Clifford and Loryn White
Featured Artists for March 2019
Join us for an St. Patrick's-themed reception with Irish-inspired libations and snacks!
Trinidad Art Night Reception: Sunday, March 17th, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Libations pour will benefit Camp Winnarainbow.
Music by celtic harpist Howdy Emerson.
Colleen Clifford's skilled glass work is light and flowing, usually treating subjects in nature. This past year, Clifford has found herself inspired in her images by her own customers who have commissioned her for specific topics and/or window sizes. Three of focused areas of creativity have been birds in flight, botanicals that include a fiddlehead fern that will be on display, and figures of women in moments of serenity.
Clifford begins her process by sketching drawings, and the lines create the glass pattern. The chosen glass colors create the underlying depths and reflective nature of the subject at hand. Texture and light give additional expression to the completed art windows.
Clifford's creative variety is also reflected in her work with glass boxes and small mandala ornaments. The mirrored bottoms of these boxes reflect the rich, luminescent textures and colors of the glass she selects, and a simple design on top often brings a bit of beauty to these precious piece of home decor.
Loryn White just joined the Trinidad Art Gallery as of the first of March, and much of the work that she has brought to this gallery demonstrates a number of new directions for her work. Long a favorite potter in various Humboldt County venues, White came to her passion for pottery rather late in her life. She took a class here and there, and before she knew it she had a studio and a kiln in her home and she had become a full-time potter with a steady demand for her lovely work.
She began her reputation being known for her utilitarian wares with a whimsical and often flowery touch, but with each passing year she tries something new. She started by using standard glazes, but her work is now treated with a variety of glazes that White has developed through her own enthusiastic experimentation. Visitors to the Trinidad gallery will enjoy seeing some of her latest works.
Colleen Clifford and Lisa Landis
Featured Artists for August 2018
Trinidad Art Night Reception: Friday, August 3rd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wine will be poured by Friends of the Dunes. Music by Absynth Quartet.
Colleen Clifford's skilled glass work is light and flowing, usually treating subjects in nature. This past year, Clifford has been concentrating on stained glass images inspired by our vast ocean. Her lines create the pattern, and the chosen glass colors create the underlying depths and reflective nature of wate. She creates these wave windows in ever-changing perspectives to express the light and texture found in the endless variety of ocean wave scenes.
Clifford describes her fascination: "Part of the ocean's beauty is its constant rhythm; the ever-surging power of waves and tides. At times serene, at times stormy, the water ebbs and flows, lifts and drops, laps and pounds. I hoped to tap into that dichotomy of strength and serenity with my current work of different types of wave patterns."
Clifford's delight in the ocean's variety is also reflected in her work with glass boxes and small mandala ornaments. The mirrored bottoms of these boxes reflect the rich, luminescent textures and colors of the glass she selects, and a simple wave on top brings a bit of motion to this precious piece of home decor.
Lisa Landis has been living in Humboldt County since 1973 and has always been creating art of varying mediums. Born into a family of artists, she has six siblings that are also professional artists. She started painting in pastel in 2005, and has studied as "artist in residence" in the Corbiere region of southern France, won "First Place" in the Pastel division at the El Cerrito Art Association's annual show.
Having shown her work locally since 2012, Landis joined Trinidad Art's cooperative gallery last fall. Her landscapes are inspired by and beautifully interpret the overwhelming beauty of our area.
Says Landis, "I am influenced by California's rugged coast and the abundant beauty of Humboldt County, including the mountains, rivers, wetlands and backroads. When I'm painting I'm lost in the landscape and completely drawn into my attempt to express it."
One of her pieces has just been accepted in the 32nd annual International juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. It will be on display in Morro Bay from August 16 -September 16.
Trinidad Art Gallery is a Hot Spot for
North Coast Open Studios Art Night:
Friday, June 2nd, 6 - 9 pm
Ranjith Jim Box (photography): June Featured Artist
Kurt Hellmich (woodworking): June Featured Artist
Arlene Broyles (monoprints)
Patricia Sundgren Smith (linocuts and drawings)
Laura Rose (ceramics)
Patty Demant (fiber art)
Annie Reid (gouache; pigment pastel;
digital and traditional painting)
Barbara Wright (mosaics): Barbara will also be present
Sun. June 11, 10 am - 1:30 pm
Demonstrations at Trinidad Art Gallery:
Saturday, June 3rd
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Laura Rose (ceramics)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Patty Demant (fiber art)
Sunday, June 4th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Amanita Mollier (silkpainting)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Annie Reid (gouache; pigment pastel; digital and traditional painting)*
Saturday, June 10th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Colleen Clifford (stained glass)*
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Laura Rose (ceramics)
Sunday, June 11th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Arlene Broyles (monoprints)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Patricia Sundgren Smith
(linocuts and drawings)
Amy Ellis Taylor (stained glass): open both weekends
*Annie Reid (painting and prints): open weekend 2
*Colleen Clifford (stained glass): open weekend 1
Kathy O'Leary (oil painting): open both weekends
Lida Penkova (linocuts): open both weekends (Sun only of weekend 1)
Tom Kingshill (woodturning): open weekend 1
Colleen Clifford and Oceana Madrone
Colleen Clifford: "Glass is a fragile yet sensuous material, and I enjoy making art that can play off these elements. Designing a piece takes the creativity, concentration, and dedication that any art medium demands, and I am both challenged and inspired during this process. When the piece moves to the construction phase, I love to feel the creative force of art bonding with the traditional, mechanical craft of stained glass production. I strive to balance a piece with pleasing composition, color, and texture."
Amy Ellis Taylor
Elaine Y. Shore
Patricia Sundgren Smith
Ranjith Jim Box
Susan Mayclin Stephenson