Upcoming Exhibitions

Lynn Beldner & Steve Briscoe: Asking the Same Question Twice

August 17 to September 29

We decided to exhibit our work together as a way of sharing with others what it means to lead a creative life together. Amidst the domestic regularity there is always the question of art and the discussion of what we are working on. Our work is always installed together in our home and is in conversation with each other across time and media. In the more formal environment of the museum we are showing works that represent the work of the past 10 years and hope that the conversations can still be heard.

Lynn was born in Philadelphia and migrated to California during the 70’s tech boom. Steve grew up in Stockton in the Central Valley. We met, as many people do, in college and became fast friends over discussions of art, artists and punk bands in San Jose. Later we attended the San Francisco Art Institute (photography for Lynn, sculpture for Steve) and set up our studios in Oakland where we lived for many years.  Recently, we have moved our home and studios to Woodland near Davis. We exhibited together earlier this year at Artspace 1616 in Sacramento.


Jack Sewell: Dance Like Nobody is Watching

September 7 to October 27

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

William W. Purkey


The process of creating art is different for every artist, but the urge to create is common to all of us who call ourselves artists. Sculpture, especially figure sculpture, is my most compelling means of artistic expression. Conditions of the human predicament are easily conveyed using the human figure.  My work can show beauty, grace, movement, struggle or humor, all aspects of the human condition. I use sculpture to illustrate particular moments of life. The time that I spend creating these images is intense, stimulating, thought provoking, frustrating, and ultimately, rewarding.

This collection depicts people dancing as if they are free in the moment. I enjoy watching dancers: the focused concentration of the professional, the practiced grace of a couple moving seamlessly together, and the wildly free movement of the street dancer. My dancers are children and adults, moving to their own rhythm, as each of us must do in life.

I’m drawing these figures in three dimensions using steel rods, many of which were salvaged from old factory uses. For this project I use a primarily constructionist process, in that I begin with nothing and bring the materials into alignment and fix them in place to create the image. The forms of the figures are created by the positive surfaces and negative spaces, and I aim to animate the steel in this fashion. These pieces combine representational imagery with abstract expression.

Junque Arte: 25 Years!

October 5 to November 25

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 Dan McCauley from Dan's Custom Metals.

Exhibition Sponsored by Linda Wise & Recology Humboldt County

HAC Member Exhibition

November 2 to December 15

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.

Through Humboldt Fog: Atmospheric Watercolors of the North Coast Landscape

November 30 to January 12

Jim McVicker, Steve Porter, Jody Bryan, Ken Jarvela and Paul Rickard, also known as the Humboldt Open Air Watercolor Painters, are inspired by direct on-location painting. From the windswept beaches to the mountaintops, the artists meet weekly to paint the mundane and the magnificent in an association of friendship and artistry.

Exhibition Sponsored by John & Sally Biggin

Morris Graves Museum of Art

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Eureka, CA 95501
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$5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

Thank You Museum Sponsors

•Schmidbauer Lumber Company
•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
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