Current Exhibitions

Humboldt Arts Council Permanent Collection Gallery

View changing selections from the HAC Permanent Collection including works by Morris Graves, Romano Gabriel, Melvin Schuler, Bruno Groth and Glenn Berry.


Mark Bowles: Time

September 4 through October 19

Mark Bowles’ paintings are subjective, simple and filled with light and color, a harmonious balance between the Western landscape and his passion for abstraction. His landscapes are individual statements that have emerged from a rich tradition of California landscape painting. The large scale results in a vast visual picture plane with bold areas of color intermingled with subtle painterly areas. The reward for the viewer is resonating landscapes whose color and expressive brushwork evoke a vibrant sense of place.

Joseph Bellacera: Disconnecting the Dots

September 27 through November 2

An alumnus of HSU, Joseph Bellacera has devoted his life to making art. His paintings and sculptures are concerned with qualities of space, light, and pattern -- how together they inspire experiences of infinity and transcendence. "I employ elements of the landscape along with micro and macro configurations inbothrandom and deliberate arrangements. Fluid and atmosphericlayers of oils, acrylics and epoxy resin are contrasted withhard, opaque materials such as wood, concrete, clay and metal.These alchemical concoctions provide an opportunity to renew the mystery and awe of discovery."

Paula Wenzl Bellacera: Taking Flight

September 27 through November 2

Captivated by their freedom of flight and dominant place in the ecosystem, birds of prey have taken a strong position in Paula Wenzl Bellacera’s artwork. Her charcoal drawings and ceramic sculptures portray personality, attitude, and whimsy.


Youth Gallery

Masks from the HAC Permanent Collection