American Craft Week is a nation-wide celebration of handmade American crafts and the artists who make them. To celebrate American Craft Week locally, galleries, studios and businesses throughout Mendocino County open their doors with special shows, events, and demonstrations featuring a vast array of beautiful handmade crafts produced here in Mendocino County.
Mendocino County Celebrates American Craft Week was incubated in its first year (2011) by the Arts Council of Mendocino County and is now an independent festival coordinated by craft artists and businesses. 2012 Sponsors of Mendocino County Celebrates American Craft Week are: Mendocino County Lodging Association, the Savings Bank of Mendocino County, and the Arts Council of Mendocino County.
College of the Redwoods - "Pot Luck"
1211 Del Mar Dr.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Open ceramics studio to see students at work
Oct. 10 – 13 daily
356 N. Main St.
Fort Bragg, CA
Gallery show featuring…
Beading Demonstration Mon, Oct.10th 2 to 4pm
Ongoing pottery, paper mache and jewelry show.
401 N Main St, Ste 300, Fort Bragg
Open daily from noon to 5 pm.
Featuring the work of artist James Maxwell for this year's American Craft Week. Working with cement, sand, water and green leaves from nature, Max captures nature's ephemeral beauty in the ancient medium of concrete. This show is a definite 'must see' for those loving finely crafted and beautifully useful items.
Ravens Restaurant at the Stanford Inn by the Sea presents:
Recent Work by Julie Higgins & JoAnn Hagerty Humphrey
Pastels, Paintings, Prints & Ceramic Sculpture
October 6th through November 10th
Hwy One at Comptche-Ukiah Road, Mendocino
Information & Reservations: 707.937.5615 www.stanfordinn.com
Brewery Gulch Inn
9401 N. Highway 1, Mendocino
Rebecca Johnson Art Show
Mendocino Stories & Music Series www.mendocinostories.com
Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “ The Mixed Nuts” on Saturday, October 8 at the Hill House of Mendocino. The band plays an unexpected collection of swing, Latin, and jazz tunes from the 40's to the present. With songs ranging from the works of Hoagie Carmichael to Lou Reed and Mongo Jerry, the emphasis is on a seriously goofy time. The music will start at 7:30 pm.This musical project was originally the brainchild of Dan Albrecht who, in this group, plays piano and sings. He is joined by Steve Paul on trumpet, vocals, steel pan and banjo; Paul Schulman on congas; Daney Dawson on acoustic upright bass; and Chad Swimmer on drums and percussion.
All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:30 PM for bistro menu and drinks. Sliding scale $10 – 15 as you can afford. Call Pattie at 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events.
Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino
Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence Slide Presentation
Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12.
Hours: 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm presentation.
Mendocino Art Center’s talented group of 2011-12 Artists in Residence will talk about their art and show slides or recent work, A reception will be held at 6:30 pm, with refreshments available for purchase, and the slide presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. The free presentations will feature different artists each night.
Mendocino Art Center’s October Gallery Exhibits
October 6 through November 19, the Mendocino Art Center’s gallery will feature three new gallery exhibits. Showing in the Main Gallery will be "The Art of Photography,” an assemblage of the work of five artists – Bill Brazill, Rita Crane, Basil Gavin, Charlie Hochberg, and Eric Larson – that reflects the unique combination of technical mastery and aesthetic originality. In the Nichols Gallery will be a joint showing, “Up and Down,” highlighting the artwork of sculptor Gert Rasmussen and the paintings of father and daughter, John and Jacquelyn Hewitt. In Gallery Ten, the artwork of glass artist Rob Tribble is juxtaposed with Jennifer Downey’s oil paintings. 2nd Saturday Artists Reception will be held Saturday, October 8, from 5 to 8 pm. Meet the exhibiting artists while nibbling snacks, sipping wine, and viewing the new exhibits. The exhibits and reception are free to the public.
Mendocino Art Center’s Open Art Studios
Get a free sneak preview of a Mendocino Art Center art workshop in action as two of the Art Center’s instructors open their class studios to the public, Saturday, October 8, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Watch as Patricia Martin Osborne instructs her students how to “Capture Bold & Beautiful Wildlife in Watercolor,” and Peggy Magovern teaches her students “Realistic Portraiture with Pencil.”
10400 Kasten Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Hours:11 am -5 pm
Continuing representation of handcrafted Kaleidoscopes, shown in an environment of American produced Art Glass, Mirrors and Jewelry .Over 250 Kaleidoscopes representing 55 Kaleidoscope Artist along with 60+ Glass and Mirror Artists.
Lost Coast Culture Machine
190 E Elm Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5 & by appt.
First Friday Reception, October 7th from 5pm to 9pm, LCCM will be featuring artwork by Miriam Davis & Carolyn Schneider in the exhibition space; giving tours of our handmade papermill; and celebrating local craftspeople in the emporium, including the jewelry of Annette Jarvie, screened shirts of Eduardo Smissen, and handmade toys of Stefan Furrer. Bring in your passport during American Craft Week for 10% off all craft goods in the emporium.
Art Center of Ukiah/ Corner Gallery
201-203 State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Woodturning and Textile Show
DEMONSTRATIONS are SATURDAY afternoons, October 8th and 15th, 11-4, there will also be a woodturner demonstrating during First Friday, Oct 7th, 5-8pm.
Exhibit opening reception is Friday October 7th from 5-8 pm.
Open 11-6 Tues – Sat.
312 N. School Street
Featuring several craft artists from Northern California
including Tim Easterbrook with several new incredible wool felt pieces.
The Beat Gallery
109 West Perkins Street, Ukiah
Featuring local potter, Knox Gillespie's, Porcenova Ceramics along with Chez BeBe's Dog Product Line and Mike's Bark Bowls for your pets! We'll be having a First Friday showcase and antics October 7th from 5 to 8 pm and are open Tues - Sat from 11 am to 5 pm.
The Depot Gallery
309 East Perkins Street Ukiah
American Craft Week Show at the Arts Council headquarters
Opening Reception First Friday October 7th, 5 to 8 pm.
14300 Highway 128, Boonville
Open 10 am 5:30 pm, Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5 pm on Sunday.
Showing a broad spectrum of techniques in American crafts, including ceramics, glass and jewelry.
Philo Ridge Vineyards
14125 Highway 128, Boonville
Hours: Friday to Monday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Scharffenberger Cellars Tasting Room
8501 Hwy. 128, Philo
October 7 – 16, Hours 11 to 5 daily
Artists of the Mendocino Coast - a group show from Three Rivers Studios includes painting, pottery, art glass, embellished gourds and photography.
The Pot Shop
7450 Highway 128, Philo
Open Studio & make your own pinch pot
Sat & Sunday October 8th - 9th from 10 to 5 pm.
Open daily by appointment.
13400 Anderson Valley Way
Boonville CA 707.895.9424
FB: Stoney Bottom Gardens
Pottery, Ceramics and Metal Work
A garden tour Sat Oct 8th & 15th at 11 am.
Open Sat & Sun Oct 8th - 9th & Oct 15th -16th, 10 am to 5 pm.
Claudia Springs Winery
Highway 128 (Mile Marker 16) -Floodgate
Navarro CA 707.895.3926
Saturdays Oct 8th & 15th from 1 to 4 pm.
David & Peggy Dart: Performance on hand made guitars & Pottery Show. David Dart is a well known luthier who will be showing and playing his instruments from 1 to 4pm on both Saturdays, October 8th and 15th. Ceramic artist Peggy Dart will be showing her sculptural and functional work.
3151 Highway 128
Philo CA 707.895.3876 www.handleycellars.com
Jewelry by Judy Nelson Colleen Schenck & Rainbow Hill
Open House to meet the artists Sundays Oct. 9th & 16th, 1 to 4pm.
Wax and Bing Pottery
3001 Holmes Ranch Road
Philo CA 707.895.2717 www.waxbing.com
Jan Wax and Chris Bing collaborate on thrown and sculpted vessels inspired by the natural world. They make both functional and art pottery. Open Sat & Sun 10 am – 5 pm, October 8th & 9th & 15th & 16th.
Bink Tasting Room at the Madrones
9000 Highway 128
Philo CA 707.246.4468 www.binkwines.com
11 am to 5 pm, Saturday October 15th we will have several artists showing including pottery and woodturning with music by the Ukeholics.
Rebecca Johnson Art
Mile marker 15.08 on Highway 128. One mile east of the Navarro store.
Navarro CA 707.895.9205 www.RebeccaJohnsonArt.com
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun Oct. 8th, 9th and 15th &16th.
Demonstrating Stone Carving and other creative processes. Rebecca Johnson implements old world techniques combined with contemporary perceptions to convey her ideas about place and environment. Visit her sculpture garden and studio/gallery in a big western barn.
Brutacao Cellars Tasting Room
7000 Highway 128, Philo
Hours 10 to 5 daily, October 15 - 16 from 11 am to 4 pm, and meet artists. Anne Siri, metal sculptures, Lynne Zickerman, acrylic and watercolor paintings, James Sibbett, acrylic paintings and M Katheryn Massey, paintings, Katheryn will be offering two painting demonstrations each day beginning at 11 am.
The 1st Annual Laytonville Art Walk
October 8th 10 am - 4 pm.
We will Plaster the Town with art in all mediums & hold a FINE ART RAFFLE FINALE at 4 pm. Showcasing 20 artists and live music. All proceeds from the raffle support the arts in Laytonville's middle & high schools.
Cynthia Myers Glass Studio
(2 miles south of Mendocino & 2 miles up Little River Airport Rd.)
43000 Little River Airport Rd, Little River CA
Open Saturdays and Sundays October 8-9 & 15-16 from 10 am to 5 pm, featuring new glass designs for the fall season.
Donors for Passport Raffle Prize:
The Pot Shop
Arts Council of Mendocino County
Wax and Bing Pottery
Lost Coast Culture Machine/ Annette Jarvie
College of the Redwoods ‘Pot Luck”/Christine Schomer
Passports will be available at all participating locations. Present your passport at each stop you visit to get it stamped. When you are through with your tour turn it in at your last stop or mail it back to us to be entered in the prize drawing. There will be a drawing from everyone who enters and a second drawing from those who visit the most places. Good luck and thanks for supporting American Craft Week.
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