Studios Events - Humboldt - San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
Sausalito - Alameda, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo, Santa Clara,
Solano, Sonoma, County
North Coast Open
- Call for Artists - Opening Reception and presentation of jurors awards
2, 3, 9, 10
Members of the North Coast Artists' Guild are
planning the annual juried show, "Wet Paint ~ The Best of 2005"
in the Burnett Gallery, Gualala Art Center. The show is open to all
artists and to all media (except film and video). There is one key
criterion: that each entry must have been finished early.
The Jurors include: D.A. Bishop and Tamsen
D. A. Bishop was born in rural Virginia and has
lived in numerous locals along the Eastern seaboard. Don attended Mary Karl
Vocational school and studied photography and later studied art history at
Daytona Beach College and the Atlanta School of Art. He paints working from
the live model, landscapes and architecture. Showing nationally and
regionally, he has built a solid reputation with his dedication to paint and
the will to see each new work as a beginning. He is currently showing at A
Street Gallery in Santa Rosa and also, with Tamsen Donner, at Quercia Gallery
in Duncans Mills. The Quercia Gallery exhibit ends on November 28, 2005.
Bishop has traveled extensively, visiting museums worldwide and has always
worked from the live model. Regionally, his work has recently shown in these
fine galleries: Casa Design, Calistoga, A St. Gallery, Santa Rosa,
Quercia Gallery, Duncan Mills, Graton Gallery, Graton, QuickSilver Mine
Co.Gallery in Forestville, and John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis.
Tamsen Donner spent her formative years in the then-rural Los Altos,
California. She later moved to Austin, Texas with years abroad in England and
France. She attended the L`eo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in
Aix-en-Provence, France, painting en plein air, sometimes the same
motifs as Cézanne and Van Gogh, and also studied at the Art Institute in San
Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 1978 she studied at the Art Students
League in Woodstock, New York, and later graduated from the University of
Texas at Austin.
Tamsen's first exhibition was in Freiburg, West
Germany. She has also shown in Vermont, Texas, Northern and Southern
California. Tamsen participated in "Art Documentation 2000" in
Sillico, Italy, and, in addition to her current show at Quercia Gallery,
Duncan Mills, her exhibits have shown in numerous local galleries, including
the Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, the Local Color Gallery in Bodega, the
Artful Eye Gallery in Healdsburg, the Graton Gallery, and through her
participation in "Art For Life" and Open Studios with "Art at
A few important items:
a.. In 2004, there were more than 190
entries in this juried show and sales from the show were approximately
$11,000. To make this show run smoothly, artists must postmark their
Entry/Registration Forms to Gualala Arts ASAP, or No Later Than Monday,
November 28, 2005.
b.. $1,000 in jurors awards will be presented to participating artists.
c.. This year, the number of pieces accepted will be limited by the
gallery's size and the need to display each piece well.
d.. Entry forms are available at Gualala Arts and CityArt.
Information is also available on the North Coast Artist's Guild website: http://northcoastartistsguild.com/index.html
listed under "Opportunities for Artists" and includes a downloadable
Entry/Registration Form. The Gualala Arts Center has also listed the
Entry/Registration at www.gualalaarts.org,
under "Forms." Information is also listed on the Cultural Arts
Council of Sonoma County (CACSC) website: http://sonomaarts.com
It is listed under both "Call to Artists: and " Events."
The Entry/Registration form is also available by request with a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Gualala Arts, P.O. Box 244, Gualala, CA
e.. The Opening Reception and presentation of
jurors awards is Saturday, December 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
10-11, 2006 North County
June 17-18, 2006
North Coast Open Studio Tour was initiated by two local artists, Sasha Pepper
and Susan Fox, who had participated in studio tours in larger metropolitan
areas. In 1998, Open Studios became a program of the Ink People and the Humboldt
Arts Council provided administrative and gallery support to the fledgling event.
Grassroots support was immediate; artists pooled a reasonable fee of $40 each
which paid for signage and map books containing an image of a representative
piece of each artist’s work and directions to each studio. Artists with
marketing expertise worked on advertising sales for the map book and spread
marketing duties between them, securing spots in the newspapers and newsletters
to reach local art patrons.
Traditionally, the North Coast Open Studios Tour was held over one weekend and
focused on one-off visual artisans and craftspeople. In 2005, the tour will
offer two weekends, with a broader repertoire of artists, including the
art-based manufacturing community. It is our hope that each community within
Humboldt County is beginning to develop their own artistic identity.
There are four overarching goals for Open Studios in 2005. The first is to
increase artist participation; second is to increase attendance and sales
through intensive marketing; third, provide basic business education and
specialized topical instruction to artists to prepare them to do business; and
fourth, to measure quantitive and qualitative results of our efforts.