September 2019 FFAW

September 2019 First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah 201 S State Street  “Well-Traveled Quilt Show” Local artists share quilts inspired by travel.  Art quilts or traditional, representational and abstract are represented. There is nothing like travel to stimulate the urge to do art. Opening reception Friday September 6 5pm – 8 pm, exhibit through September 28, 2019. Refreshments and music by Steve Winkle.

Enoteca Wine Bar 106 W Church Street will feature art by Chat Ko

Grace Hudson Museum 431 S Main Street If you’ve been looking for a reason to come see the Museum’s new exhibition, Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, then why not plan to stop by during the September 6 First Friday Art Walk. The Museum will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 that evening and admission is free. The artwork in the show is truly stunning and explores the Golden State from many different angles: natural beauty, protecting the environment, threat of wildfire and other natural disasters, water, traffic, atomic research, outdoor recreation, the cost of housing, the politics of food, the state’s rich ethnic diversity. Try the Stitching California audio tour that you can access on your phone; you’ll get to hear each artist talk about their creation. Or purchase the fully illustrated exhibition catalog and follow the audio tour later in the comfort of your own home. All the Museum’s exhibit galleries will be open, as well as the Wild Gardens.

Museum of Encountered Objects 108 W Clay St Visit the Museum to see the featured one of a kind art pieces

Moonstonegold Studio 104 W Church Street – Open Studio

Corner Gallery 201 S State St The Ukiah Photography Club is a group of Mendocino County digital and film photographers with a wide range of styles and experience. The Club’s monthly meetings and periodic outings include instruction, photo critiques, and lively discussions. We are dedicating this year’s show to the memory of our co-founder, Judy M. Judd.  Her photos, her enthusiasm, and especially her friendship are deeply missed. Our show includes stunning images of the American Southwest by Volkhard Stuerzbecher, dramatic wildlife photos by Jack Booth, contemplative nature studies by David Nelson and Park Steiner, sculpture and pottery inspirations by Mimi Booth, and two film-based projects, “Circles” and “Windows”, by Tom Raymondson.  Also showing their work are Kent Leland and co-founder Chris Pugh. The Ukiah Photography Club welcomes new members at all levels of expertise, from beginners to professionals.  See for more information.

Paradigm 312 N School Street Come to the courtyard at Paradigm to meet local artist Yettica

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Bona will be featuring Willow Laland Yielding and Alexis Leigh Greenberg both fine artists and photographers from Healdsburg.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street Scott Denham started his “Patio Extras” business as a retirement hobby. He creates furniture including custom coffee tables, benches and game boards. His wood work is its own special type of art and the W Real Estate crew is celebrating three years in their Ukiah location. Make sure that you stop by and celebrate with them in the parking lot between W Real Estate and McNabs.

Moonstone Holistic Living 104 N School Street Catherine Reese of Catherine Reese Fine Art Photography is a well known artist in Lake and Mendocino Counties. She is excited to bring never before seen work available for purchase.

Mama’s Medicinal’s 328 N State Street Tim S. Poma is best known for his bright and colorful thrown and dripped paintings of landscapes, poppies, Volkswagens and abstract objects painted with latex house paint. Self-taught, Poma began painting as means of releasing emotions, specifically disappointment and frustration. Through his exploratory out bust of passion and a desire to create, Poma began throwing paint feverishly to alleviate his sadness, and in the process he found a joy he did not know existed. Poma has been painting ever since 2012 in the small Northern California town called Ukiah. Poma’s methods of creation include: dripping, smearing, throwing and finger-painting on canvas to get his desired look. He oftentimes uses tools such as a palette knife or a paint stir-stick to help with the creation of a given painting, and rarely uses paintbrushes but is not opposed. Although Poma was never formally trained as an artist, he has had several influential art teachers in his life who helped inspire his path as an artist. From his Color and Composition teacher at Mendocino College, Paula Grey, to his Ceramics teacher Doug Browe, each left a lasting impression on him that still inspires him today.

Ukiah Library 105 N Main Street On Friday, September 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm, the Ukiah Branch of the Mendocino County Library is hosting Art Walk Ukiah, Hand in Hand: A Photo Exhibit Celebrating Forty Years of Instilling Goodness and Developing Virtue Schools. Ukiah Library is proud to present a historic photo review from Instilling Goodness & Developing Virtue Schools that celebrates forty years of education, cherishing families, friends and community. Visitors to the library for the Art Walk exhibit can stay to create Butterfly Pop-Up Cards, browse the Friends of the Ukiah Valley Library’s book sale, and enjoy the soothing harp music of Suni Smith.  Refreshments will be provided. This event is for all ages, is free to the public and sponsored by the Mendocino County Library and the Friends of the Ukiah Valley Library.  For more information, please contact the Ukiah Library at 707-463-4490 or email 

If you have questions or want more information you can call Mo Mulheren at 707-391-3664, email at or Check our Facebook page for updates @ukiahartwalk