March 2022 First Friday Art Walk

ART WALK: emphasis on ART and WALK. Ukiah is a very walkable town.
Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art, music and refreshments as you stroll from one venue to the next; each showcasing local art and artistry. Held in Historic Downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This enjoyable evening begins at 5:00 p.m. and promises to delight your senses; all while enjoying the company of others. All County Health Orders will be followed.
For more information contact(707) 391-3664

Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley St

What better way to celebrate nature than through the eyes of an artist? Three local artists, Deborah Briggs, Cindy Lindgren and Diana Steele will be presenting their work at Bona Marketplace, Ukiah, beginning the “First Friday” in March. Deborah Briggs (Photography). “In the last forty or so years, I can’t remember when I wasn’t dreaming about taking pictures, missing being in a darkroom, and creating the images that made me so happy. After being told by a junior college instructor that it would be a tragedy if I didn’t do something with photography (although many years later), I began pursuing my passion and continue to do so today.”  Cindy Lindgren (Watercolor). “I have always loved to draw, paint and create things with my hands. Art classes in school were a natural draw for me. Sometime later, I began working with clay and for several years I was a potter. Watercolor was intimidating, so I enrolled in a college class to face my fear. I found an exciting new mode of discovery and expression.” Diana Steele (Watercolor). “After over 40 years as an engineer and construction manager, I have committed myself to the joy and relaxation of painting. Watercolor has always attracted me because of the excitement and luminosity that results when you put paper, pigment and water together.”


Jazz pianist Barney McClure will be in the house for our March First Friday. He’s performed and recorded with a wide array of musicians, including jazz legends Big Joe Turner, Sonny Stitt, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, and Milt Jackson. Let Barney’s sublime music be your soundtrack as you chat with friends and look through our latest exhibition,The Art of Collecting: New Additions to the Grace Hudson Museum. This show includes an assortment of paintings, photographs, Pomo material culture, and other historic items that have been acquired by the Museum over the past five or more years through donation or purchase, including a recent gift of 16 Grace Hudson paintings from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Also enjoy our other exhibit galleries and the Wild Gardens. Light refreshments will be served.
Corner Gallery Ukiah 201 S State StCorner Gallery Ukiah First Friday Art Walk will feature artist Maeve Croghan “Luminous Nature Paintings”Maeve paints from a deep spiritual connection to the environment. Her love of the land is understood in her color filled paintings. Her oil paintings are begun outside. She intensely observes the environment, becoming immersed in it as she paints. The paintings are finished in the studio from her memory and personal exploration and interpretation, without photo referencesMarch 4th thru March 26, 2022Also featured this month on the Young Artist Wall Afton Edwards, a local young woman working in mixed media and drawings.The First Friday opening of Maeve Croghan art show is on March 4 from 5-8pm, at the Corner Gallery, located at 201 S State St in Ukiah. Live music will be provided by Elisabeth MacDougall. All county protocols regarding COVID will be observed, including required masking and social distancing.


“HER STORY”March is Women’s History month Art Center Ukiah is honoring women to celebrate acts the of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries or communities or a call for change. Featuring a variety of mediums. Created by local artists. March 4th thru March 26, 2022″Pursued” painting by Virginia Macintosh, “Persephone”, mixed media Jacquie Lolich, “Virginia Woolf Close”, mixed media Kate Gould, “Light” Laura Fogg Fabric Art. All county protocols regarding COVID will be observed, including required masking and social distancing.

Ukiah Valley Networking Agency 104 N School StTim Poma is no stranger to the Ukiah Art Walk scene. Tim will be showcasing brand new art as well as some of your favorites and prints for sale. 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.

Medium Art Gallery 522 E Perkins StJoin artist Phyllee B for Collage For Healing, a demonstration. Phyllee will share her process. Her journey through book art and repurposing objects has helped her to realize that creativity is the door to our most authentic selves. Come sit with her and talk and let her share with you ways you can do it too.

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