Current Exhibitions

23rd Annual Junque Arte Competition & Exhibition

September 23 to October 29

Designed to celebrate artistic creativity on the North Coast, and heighten the awareness of renewable resources in the art making process, each artwork in this juried exhibition is made from 100% recycled materials…reclaimed, reused, recovered, secondhand, salvaged, anything un-new!

This year’s juror is Monica Topping. Monica is the coordinator of North Coast Open Studios and owner of Rock Chick Designs -- she has been turning used and discarded materials into wearable art since 2004. "Around 2004, I was going to a lot of live concerts and started collecting used and broken instrument strings. The bracelets I made from those guitar strings were the beginning of Rock Chick Designs," Topping says. "I find creative inspiration in items that have lived their original intended lives, and love the challenge of making those items into something fun and wearable," she adds. Over the last decade, Topping has expanded her materials to include vinyl records and record jackets, rubber motorcycle tire tubes, and salvaged copper electrical wire. This year, she won the Victor Jacoby Award, which she's using to build her own glass studio and make lovely colored beads out of recycled liquor bottles. 


Humboldt Arts Council Annual Member Exhibition

September 2 to October 29

The Annual Humboldt Arts Council Member Show is a juried exhibition designed to highlight the fabulous art being produced by HAC Artist Members. As always, this exhibition is eclectic, surprising and enjoyable.

We invite you to submit one piece of your artwork be included in this year’s exhibition. Open to current members of the Humboldt Arts Council or join on entry day. Submissions are $15 per entry, limit one entry per artist. Work can be from the visual arts discipline-drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, and mixed media. Entries will be accepted at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Wednesday, August 30th from 12 to 5 p.m.

This year one submission from each artist will be accepted into the exhibition. The public will be able to vote for their favorite pieces. The People’s Choice Awards will be presented at 5:30 on October 7th prior to Arts Alive for Best of Show, First, Second and Third Places.


From the HAC Permanent Collection: Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Bruno Groth, Melvin Schuler & Romano Gabriel

January 1

“Selections from the Permanent Collection” features highlights from the HAC's superb holdings of North Coast fine art from the twentieth century. It incorporates a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, decorative and folk arts. Though the exhibition is ongoing, the installation is updated regularly.


Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax 707.442.2040

Museum Hours
12pm - 5pm Wednesday-Sunday

Humboldt Arts Council Office Hours
9am - 5pm Tuesday-Friday

$5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

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•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
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