- Morris Graves Museum of Art
- Programs & Education
- Juried Exhibitions/Call for Entries
May 5 to June 18
Claudia Lima was born in San Diego and grew up in the small town of Julian, California. She is the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Animal Science. After graduation she went to work in the family lumber business in San Diego. In 1982 she moved to Ukiah, California and opened her own wholesale lumber brokerage business. In 1992 she married her husband, John, a logging contractor and moved to Humboldt County. Claudia was always drawing as a child. When she moved to Humboldt County, she started taking Art Classes at Humboldt State University. She took a break from painting after the birth of their son, Christopher, but went back in painting in earnest in 2007. She has had exhibitions at the Humboldt State University First Street Gallery, Art Center Alturas, Strawberry Rock Gallery, Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, San Luis Obispo Cattlemen’s Western Art Show and Sale. She also exhibits frequently at the Redwood Arts Association Gallery. The works in the exhibition are impressionistic oil paintings of logging and ranching and historic landscape symbols of the timber industry in Humboldt County.
27th Annual Images of Water Photography Competition & Exhibition
April 28 to June 3
Celebrating years of creative visions of water, this revived annual competition highlights the inspiring beauty of water. From images of lakes and streams to ice-cube trays and snow, Images of Water is a fun, theme-based show to take part in or to just take a look at. Open to all photographers, this is an exciting opportunity for all to become involved in the arts on the North Coast.
Justin L’Amie: The Beautiful Night
April 21 to June 10
We live in a world that I am told is guided by scientific rules and principles. There are reasons why each plant grows the way it does. There are reasons that a frog doesn't give birth to a bird. There are reasons things feel different at night. I am sure there are reasons why. Traveling to new places I see that everything looks familiar, yet different. The same or similar shapes, colours and textures. Variation and combination, repetition without repeating. Rare new life. They are new flowers to me. Insects with green eyes.
Richard Stockwell: Pastel Waters
April 7 to May 27
Pastel Waters features the small-scale pastel landscapes of artist Richard Stockwell. Stockwell finds his inspiration from the coastal landscapes of Humboldt County and enjoys plein air painting with other local artists.
From the HAC Permanent Collection: Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Bruno Groth, Melvin Schuler & Romano Gabriel
“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. Please call ahead for details on current exhibitions. 707-442-0278