Past Exhibitions 2006

 
 
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Humboldt Arts Council Member Show

December 3 - January 20, 2006
Tom Knight and Dr. Richard & Elizabeth Anderson Gallery

The annual member show is a juried exhibition designed to highlight the fabulous art being produced by our artist members. The competition is open to all HAC members, or sign up to be a member and enter the show!

Winners: 
Best of Show - Ellen Golla "Winter Trees, Greenwich Park"
First Place - Pat Durbin "Among Giants"
Second Place - Carin Engen "Autumn Shawl"
Third Place - Mathew Mossman "Yellow Dress"


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Audubon Prints from the Humboldt Group Corporate Collection

December 4 - January 29, 2006
William Thonson Gallery

Explore a selection of prints by premier wildlife artist John James Audubon. On loan from the Humboldt Group Corporate Collection, this exhibition highlights the first edition copper engravings that are hand-tinted watercolors (c.1830), second edition stone lithographs (c.1860) and third edition stone lithograph octavo prints. Included in the exhibition is the premiere print Baltimore Oriole, along with various specimens of the birds featured in the prints.


 


Holiday Sale

November 6 - January 14, 2006
Museum Store and Annex, and Floyd Bettiga Galleries

From the whimsical to the exotic, see what holiday treasures from artists near and far can be found at our annual Holiday Sale. Artifacts from around the world and from the finest artisans of Humboldt County make for an intriguing shopping experience at the Museum Store open Thursday through Sunday, noon to five.


"Truck in Flux" by Philo Northrup, Juror

"Truck in Flux"
by Philo Northrup, Juror

Junque Arte Outdoor Sculpture
Competition and Exhibition

August 6 - January 8, 2006
Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden

In conjunction with the 11th Annual Junque Arte Competition and Exhibition, outdoor works will be presented in the Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden.


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Morris Graves & Art of the Northwest:
Selections from the HAC Permanent Collection 

through February 27, 2006
Homer Balabanis Gallery

Artwork from the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection highlighting the works of Morris Graves and the artists of 
“The Northwest School.”


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Monart Drawing School

January 18 –February 25, 2006
Youth Gallery

The Monart Drawing School’s fifth annual art exhibition presents inspirational art by young artists ranging in ages five to fourteen years old. A celebration of many different cultures and imagination is reflected in their work. Subject matter ranges from Japanese temples, Aboriginal Kangaroos, Chinese Roosters to King Arthur and characters of Where the Wild Things Are. A variety of media from markers, colored and graphite pencils, watercolors, and oil and chalk pastels is represented in the display of drawings.


“Tunnel”

“Tunnel”

Le Temps Retrouve / Revisiting the Past 
Michelle Rogers

February 4 – April 2, 2006

A selection of “collages” of old postcards juxtaposed with the artist’s own images brings out new visual relationships between different times and places and implies an enigmatic narrative.


Lien Truong

Lien Truong

Larger than Life: Black & White Photographic Portraits of Visual and Performing North Coast Artists 
Robin Robin

February 4 – April 2, 2006

A photographic exhibition of large format black and white studio portraits of selected Humboldt County visual and performing artists.


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Portrayals of Nature
Bill Van Fleet

February 12 – March 19, 2006
Thonson Gallery

Bill Van Fleet’s lifetime devotion to drawing and painting culminates with his studies of nature, flora and fauna, and the animals that inhabit the natural world.


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Recognition Through Characterization:
The Gears Of Our Machine
Arcata Arts Institute

March 4 –April 30, 2006
Youth Gallery

AAI is an unique and versatile program providing instruction at the high school level in four areas of the arts: visual, media, music and theater. This exhibition highlights artwork in various media produced by students enrolled in the program with a focus on “Machine America”, the place we live and the society we live in.


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Altered Visions
Jonathan Cross

March 4 - April 20, 2006
Floyd Bettiga Gallery

A collection of Van Dyke Brown prints exploring the abstraction of natural form.


“Untitled”

“Untitled”

Bruno Groth: 
Selections from the HAC Permanent Collection

March 4 - May 29, 2006
Performance Rotunda

Artwork from the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection including a new acquistion highlighting local artist 
Bruno Groth.


"Homemade Daisies... " by Morris Graves

"Homemade Daisies... " by Morris Graves

Morris Graves & Art of the Northwest

March 5 - May 29, 2006
Homer Balabanis Gallery

Artwork from the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection highlighting the works of Morris Graves and the artists of “The Northwest School.”


"Veiled Contemplation" by Karen Schubert, 2005 Grand Prize Winner

"Veiled Contemplation" by Karen Schubert, 2005 Grand Prize Winner

5th Annual Northwest Eye

April 1 – May 14, 2006
William Thonson Gallery

A five-state regional fine art photography competition and exhibition.Open to all photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest: Northern California (from Monterey Bay north), Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska.  Five Best of Show Awards for $250 each and a Grand Prize Award of $1000.


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Prayer for Rivers
Rebecca Johnson

April 1 - May 28, 2006
Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden

Rebecca Johnson studied stone carving in quarries in Vermont, Indiana and Wales UK. Johnson implements old world methods and techniques combined with contemporary perceptions to convey her ideas about place and environment/

Website


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Redwood Art Association Spring Exhibit

April 13 – May 21, Tom Knight and Dr. Richard & Elizabeth Anderson Galleries
Juried exhibition from Humboldt County’s oldest artist’s association.

Juror: Born in 1943, David Jenks grew up and studied in Massachusetts, graduating from Williams College with an Art History degree in 1965. He also attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. David Jenks's work has been featured in galleries across the country and in Japan. Articles about him have appeared in SOUTHWEST ART, AMERICAN ARTIST and ART OF THE WEST.
Best of Show Award ($500)- Kathy O’Leary for “Indian Island”

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Best of Show Photography ($400) - Annie Reid for “Little River Rocks at Sunrise.”

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Hoopa Valley High School

May 6 – June 25, 2006
Youth Gallery 

A selection of digital photography, ceramics, paintings, collages and drawings from the art program at Hoopa Valley High School.


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Emperor's New T-Shirt

May 6 – June 20, 2006
Floyd Bettiga Gallery 

Hand silk-screened t-shirts with designs by members from On Point: Humboldt State University Design Association.


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Sympathetic Resonances
Bob Bralove

May 25 - July 8, 2006

An installation using a new system of virtual mapping, Dose Hermanos is attaching sounds and images to the musical notes of their keyboards in real time. This "digital fingerpainting" as they call it allows the viewer to see every note that they play.


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North Coast Open Studios
featuring John King

June 1 – June 30 
Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden


"South America"

"South America"

Stories
Nate Larson

June 3 – July 21, 2006

Humorous and touching photographs evoke the power of belief: an acceptance of the role of divine intervention requires a suspension of the unrelenting criticality that characterizes contemporary life.


“Scutter”

“Scutter”

Undercurrent
Chris Beards

June 3 – July 28, 2006

The sculptural combination of organic and mechanical forms, abraded textures, and penetrability of surfaces express the slow process of aging.
Website


 

4th Annual Small Works Benefit Drawing

June 3 – December 2, 2006

An exhibition of twenty of Humboldt County’s most generous (and best!) small works donated for our annual fundraising drawing. Enter to win and begin your career as an art collector!


 

Morris Graves & Art of the Northwest

June 4 - September 25, 2006
Homer Balabanis Gallery

Artwork from the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection highlighting the works of Morris Graves and the artists of “The Northwest School.” 


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Forest Pool
Laura Adams Armer 

July 1 – August 27, 2006

Eight original illustrations from the Caldecott Award winning author’s children’s book The Forest Pool.


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Beer Bellies
Linda Wise 

July 1 – December 2006
Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden

A selection of figurative sculptures created from recycled materials.


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Unfinished Journey
Kenton Hirsch

July - September 2006
Floyd Bettiga Gallery


 

Wayne Thiebaud: With a Cherry on Top
Works on Paper 

July 16 – September 2, 2006

A selection of original prints highlighting Wayne Thieabaud’s well known desserts, landscapes and still-lifes.

Press Release


"Andromeda"

"Andromeda"

Magic, Music and Motion
John McAbery

July 29 – September 24, 2006

Living and working in his small hand built cabin without electricity on a remote and rugged Lost Coast beach, John hand carves one of a kind sculptures from solid blocks of naturally fallen California bay laurel. The free flowing designs are inspired by the magic and beauty of his natural surroundings.

Website


“El Capitan”

“El Capitan”

Ingrid Nickelsen: Remembering an Artist

August 5 – September 24, 2006

An exhibition to honor and celebrate the life and work of plein air painter Ingrid Nickelsen, with a focus on works highlighting the landscape of Yosemite.


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Union Street Charter School,
Equinox Campus

September 2 – November 4, 2006

A selection of pastel drawings, paintings and sculptures by students from Kindergarten through 5th grade, including two collaborative acrylic paintings.


 

Works on Paper
Melvin Schuler

September - October 2006
Floyd Bettiga Gallery


 
"Forest (Detail)" by Cynthia Hurley

"Forest (Detail)" by Cynthia Hurley

Annual Art Auction
Celebration of the Arts 2006: 
Humboldt Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala

September 15 – September 23, 2006

The Ruby Gala, which takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2006, beginning at 5:00 pm at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, is the Humboldt Arts Council’s premiere fundraising event. This year’s Ruby Galawill include entertainment and features gourmet presentations by local Celebrity Chefs paired with local wines and an exciting auction of fine art and special packages. As part of the festivities, we will honor William and Elizabeth Pierson as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award. 


 

Images of Water
20th Annual Photography Competition & Exhibition
Juror: Diana Schoenfeld

October 1 - November 19
Dr. Richard and Elizabeth Anderson Gallery

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Images of Water, the exhibition is now held at the Morris Graves Museum of Art!
Juror Diana Schoenfeld has a master's degree in studio art/photography and a master's of fine art in the history and practice of photography from the University of New Mexico, and has taught classes at College of the Redwoods and 
Humboldt State University.

DIANA SCHOENFELD JUROR PRESENTATION:
Friday, September 29, 6 pm

DIANA SCHOENFELD ARTIST PRESENTATION:
Friday, October 13, 6 pm
Sponsored by City of Eureka


 

Morris Graves & Art of the Northwest

October 1 - December 31 
Homer Balabanis Gallery

Artwork from the Humboldt Arts Council’s Permanent Collection highlighting the works of Morris Graves and the artists of “The Northwest School.” Included in this exhibition is the most recent acquisition to the HAC Permanent Collection, Easter Basket, a hand-crafted nest by Morris Graves.


"Stumps to the City "

"Stumps to the City "

Parables or Predictions? New Works on Environmental Issues of California
Linda MacDonald

October 7 – November 19, 2006

Paintings, drawings and painted quilts focusing on California’s environmental issues such as logging, endangered species, tourism and control of water.

ARTIST PRESENTATION: Friday, October 6, 6 pm


"Miss Bonnevilee Salt Flats" by Charlotte Kruk n' Kemken, Photo by Keay Edwards, Model: Steph Jorgle

"Miss Bonnevilee Salt Flats" by Charlotte Kruk n' Kemken, Photo by Keay Edwards, Model: Steph Jorgle

12th Annual Junque Arte Competition & Exhibition
Juror: Charlotte Kruk n’ Kempken

October 7 - December 3
William Thonson Gallery

Designed to celebrate artistic creativity on the North Coast and heighten the awareness to renewable resources in the artmaking process, each artwork in this juried exhibition is made from 100% recycled materials. Juror Charlotte Kruk n‘ Kempken is best known for her “wearable sculptures” created from meticulously unwrapped, consumed and conscientiously collated consumer product packaging.


 

Holiday Sale

November 4 – December 31, 2006

From the whimsical to the exotic, see what holiday treasures from artists near and far can be found at our annual Holiday Sale. Artifacts from around the world and from the finest artisans of Humboldt County make for an intriguing shopping experience at the Museum Store, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.


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Paintings by Floyd Bettiga

November – December 2006

The Humboldt Arts Council is pleased to present Paintings by Floyd Bettiga, in the gallery aptly named after him at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. An HAC Emeritus Board Member and a professional artist, Floyd Bettiga holds MA and BA degrees in Art
from Humboldt State University. He is a retired Professor of Art from College of the Redwoods. Floyd has exhibited his work throughout the western region in both solo and group shows. Floyd’s honors include a 1989 Outstanding Alumni Award from HSU, 1976 Who’s Who in American Art, and 1971 and 1991 awards from HAC for significant longterm contributions to fostering the arts in Humboldt County. In addition, Floyd has traveled widely. His stunning floral paintings capture the beauty and light of a warm spring day. A wonderful treat for the dreary Humboldt winters, these paintings bring freshness and new growth to life.


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"Graffiti Girl "

Orr Marshall Retrospective:
A Bridge to Japan

December 10 - February 11, 2007

After studying with Josef Albers at Yale, then teaching in the Bay Area, Orr Marshall received a Japanese government scholarship to study at the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo and lived in Japan for five years. His art in various media often draws upon traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture to reinterpret them from a personal viewpoint. The painting "Graffiti Girl," his imaginary take on the current Japanese urban scene, was included in an exhibition at the reopened M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2005, and will be among the wide range of works selected from his Japan days up to the present.
Exhibition sponsored by Tomo Japanese Restaurant


Computer Freehand Drawing by M. Wayne Knight

Computer Freehand Drawing by M. Wayne Knight

 

Humboldt Arts Council Member Exhibition
Juror: M. Wayne Knight

December 13, 2006– January 21, 2007

The annual member show is a juried exhibition designed to highlight the fabulous art being produced by our artist members. As always, this exhibit is eclectic, surprising and enjoyable. M. Wayne Knight has been an artist and graphic designer since the early 1970’s and is currently an assistant professor in the Art Department at Humboldt State University. Mr. Knight’s skills range from traditional easel painting to computer generated art and has exhibited nationally as well as served clients and corporations at the national level. His work has included oil portraiture, illustration, video, and a full range of graphic design products including print design, web construction and corporate identity. He is a highly skilled traditional artist who has embraced the computer as a natural extension of artist’s tools. Currently he is working on “Characters” that are drawn freehand with a stylus and pad directly into the computer. He has recently turned his attention to teaching full time and divides his time between a home in the hills above Ukiah and a home in Mckinleyville. To see the breadth of Mr. Knight’s work please visit his website atwww.mwayneknight.com

Call for Entries
Accepted Entries 
Press Release

Winners:
Best of Show "The Pearl Diver" by Jerry Warvi
First Place "Water Lily Emergence" by William S. Pierson
Second Place "Birdseye Sleigh" by Tryggv Larum
Third Place "Red Planets" by Jeanne Cissna