Patricia Sundgren Smith and Elaine Y Shore
Featured Artists for July 2019
Trinidad Art Gallery Reception: Friday, July 5th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Snacks and libations will be available. Wine pour will benefit Trinidad Coastal Land Trust.
Music by Penny Gunn and Son.
During the month of July, Trinidad Art Gallery will feature a new print by Patricia Sundgren Smith. She has expanded on her Japanese-inspired koi theme with a new, larger linocut, "Koi Beneath Bamboo." As with her other koi images, she incorporates Japanese decorative papers into the design.
Patricia will also be exhibiting some of her past linocuts of birds, as well as her new series of egret and heron rookery collages. The birds are drawn on white or black printmaking paper, and then collaged onto two layers of decorative papers. The first layer is Murano paper, and the second is shredded and dyed amate bark from Mexico.
Elaine Y Shore has been developing her current style of ceramic art for more than ten years, although she was first entranced by the craft many years earlier. “Throwing a piece on the potter’s wheel is mesmerizing. It looks easy, but takes lots of practice and determination.”
After retiring from a long career in financial modeling, Elaine moved to Humboldt County to be a full time artist and grandmother. “Fortunately, I discovered the Fire Arts Center in Arcata and it has become my second home.”
Elaine decided to specialize in wheel-thrown and hand built functional porcelain pieces, and uses various surface decoration techniques to interesting, complex surfaces.
“I wanted to do more than simply dip my pieces in a glaze, so I started exploring other ways to provide visual and tactile interest and beauty”.
Her pieces have evolved to include colors and textures, using techniques that include carving, painting, applying colored clay or etching away clay, all of which result in a piece that is interesting to look at and a treat to use.
Her current collection includes striking, black and white carved designs, and colorful, glaze-painted, textured designs inspired by the natural world.
North Coast Open Studios 2019
Join us for North Coast Open Studios!
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.
Patricia Sundgren Smith and Diane Sonderegger
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
Featured Artists for April 2017
Patricia Sundgren Smith and Tom Kingshill
Amy Ellis Taylor
Elaine Y. Shore
Patricia Sundgren Smith
Ranjith Jim Box
Susan Mayclin Stephenson