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.
Laura Rose and Barbara Wright
Featured Artists for January 2018
Afternoon Reception: Sunday, January 28th, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Music by Margaret Kellerman
Barbara Wright creates luminous, colorful mosaics in a great variety of forms including wall hangings, mirrors, clocks and vases embedded with mosaic design. Her moderately-sized pieces are theme-based designs and her large wall pieces encompass a mural-style story.
She uses an amazing array of materials to enrich the glass with her rich, complex designs: shells, millefiore, buttons, beads of all sizes and shapes, and a rich assortment of shiny objects find their way into the integrated color scheme that Wright is so well known for. Wright also works with the newer art of fused glass to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her mosaic pieces have been shown in galleries and shows throughout Northern California, and she often works on commissions.
Laura Rose is a potter specializing in reproducing the oldest of human art onto her hand-thrown raku work. Rose says, "Through these lively animals we hear the direct voice of artists tens of thousands of years old, the earliest connection by far that we moderns have to our ancient ancestors. We can never be sure of their intent in creating these masterpieces, we do know that the amazing images were part of spiritual life and practices and probably dealt with myths, heroes, and constellations. They may even have been the beginnings of astrology. These ancients are speaking to us of their deep love and respect for the natural world and of the everlasting vital importance of art to the human spirit."
Raku pottery is made through a technique where pieces are heated to red-hot and then soaked in an atmosphere of smoke that creates the black and the crackle effects.
Rose's shows this year have included the American Craft Council Show at Fort Mason in San Francisco, the Fire Arts Gallery in Arcata and the Ferndale Arts Gallery. She has raku-based lamps in Old Town Lighting in Eureka and Cave Art pots and her Coppery Whales at the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino.
Jim Lowry & Laura Rose
Featured Artists for September 2017
Friday, September 1st
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Music by Bruce Johnson &
Jim Lowry: "The world of digital art allows for fantastic freedom of expression. The possibilities are infinite. I love the whole process; identifying dynamic possibilities, overcoming technical obstacles, shooting in many different ways and processing the images with my magic computer."
Additional prints can be seen at Arcata Artisans on the Plaza in Arcata and at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka.
Read more about Jim Lowry at the Times-Standard.
Laura Rose is a potter specializing in reproducing the oldest of human art onto her
raku work. She has become enamored of these images which stand up to any of the finest art ever made.
As she says, "Through these lively animals we hear the direct voice of artists tens of thousands of years old, the earliest connection by far that we moderns have to our ancestors. While we will never be sure of their intent in creating these masterpieces, we do know that they were part of spiritual life and practices and probably of myths, heroes, and constellations.These ancients are speaking to us of their deep love and respect for the natural world and of the everlastingly vital importance of art to the human spirit."
Rose just held a show at the Fire Arts Gallery in Arcata where she does her raku work, and has just returned from showing at the American Craft Council Show at Fort Mason in San Francisco. She is currently working on raku lamps for Old Town Lighting and on cave art works to go to the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino.
Read more about Laura Rose at the Times-Standard.
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
Amy Ellis Taylor
Elaine Y. Shore
Patricia Sundgren Smith
Ranjith Jim Box
Susan Mayclin Stephenson