August 2018 First Friday Art Walk

August First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah


Art Center Ukiah 201 S School Street “Who Is US – Juried Art  Exhibit”  Art expressing our current challenging political, cultural and economic times and how it reflects the notion of ‘US’ will be exhibited through the month of July.  Local artists paintings, fabric  art, photographs and mixed media representational or abstract, and three-dimensional works continuing from the July exhibit with reception August 3 Music features Steve Winkle


Grace Hudson Museum   431 S Main St The Grace Hudson Museum will be hosting a special First Friday on August 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, when we celebrate the installation of a commissioned Pomo Fish Basket sculpture in the Museum’s Wild Gardens.  Dry Creek Pomo/Bodega Miwok artist Bruce Smith will be on hand to discuss the inspiration and process that went into making a six-foot long sculpture out of steel that intricately simulates the traditional weaving technique used by Pomo basket makers.  The sculpture is not only a beautiful work of art, but will be a key element in the Wild Gardens for teaching visitors about the importance of salmon habitats and the role of salmon in Pomo culture.  Brief remarks occur at 6:00. And from 5:30 to 7:30, bites of a traditional Pomo salmon and seaweed dish will be available to try.  Throughout the evening, youth and adults can also learn how to make their own fish basket or bittern doll out of tule reeds. And the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District will be on hand with information about protecting watershed health and stream restoration.  While you’re at the Museum, check out our latest exhibition, “Our People, Our Land, Our Images,” featuring photography by 26 indigenous artists, spanning four continents. The Grace Hudson Museum is at 431 Main St. in Ukiah. For more information go to or call 467-2836.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street W Real Estate will be hosting local photographer Al Kubanis


Ukiah Valley Networking Agency  304 N State Street Timothy Poma Ukiah native, Tim S. Poma, has been throwing paint at canvases in creative ways for over four years now. In the beginning of discovering he enjoyed painting, many said his style was very reminiscent of Jackson Pollock.  From that initial stage of chaotic paint flinging, he continued to focus his energy towards making his creations more recognizable.  Now he recreates abstract versions of reality on canvas with latex paint using nothing more than his hands, a stick or a squeeze bottle full of vibrant colors. A visit to Poma’s studio would bring you face to face with the artist; barefoot and elbows deep in a can of paint. A combination of finger painting and dripping colors all contribute to his very unique style. Come and meet the artist and chat with Mo Mulheren and Andrea Reed to hear more about Ukiah Valley Networking Agency and what is next for the group. Visit their page on Facebook for more information


Paradigm 312 S School Street Paradigm Adrianna Obergs paintings and sketches will be at Paradigm. Adrianna is known for her unique style, haunting and emoting drawings and paintings. Also locally she is famous for her musical talents and creativity in her style and self expression.  Tamacino jewelry will be making a pit stop with her new Baby and new items at Paradigm to show newest  designs and meet some of her local fans!


Ukiah Public Library  105 North Main Street Join us for the First Friday Art Walk and view beautiful local quilts made by Mendocino Quilt Artists and the Rag Tag Quilters.   There will also be hands-on crafting of marbling paper artwork.  Enjoy live music by Richard Jeske and browse a book sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.  This event is free to the public, open for all ages and sponsored by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.


Museum of Encountered Objects 110 W Clay St  Will Feature Lovely antique Russian black lacquer box with rich orange Art Deco motif


Alchemy Tea House 328 N State Street The tea house will be hosting several artists and merchants including Island Reggae music by Maximilian, Tea Ceramics by Elena Vanessa Torres, Russian River Painter Michael Fisher, Baskets and Mats from Senegal by Asia Sikkila, and tea tasting by Alechemy Teahouse



Corner Gallery 201 S State  The featured artists for August will be Elizabeth Crawford and George Houg.
Libby will show mosaic mirrors and sculptures. George will show paintings
of the western, marine, and railroad subjects.


A biography by Elizabeth Crawford;: I was born and raised in Mendocino County, mostly east of Hopland in McDowell Valley. I couldn’t wait to see the world and left at 18 for college.  After finishing my BA at UC Davis, I lived in France and San Francisco. After many years living elsewhere, I couldn’t wait to return to Mendocino County to raise my children. Insatiably curious about the world we live in, with a passion for education and helping people, I endeavored to pass along this life-long love of learning to others. After an MA in History and 20+ years of teaching, I returned to Sonoma State for my Master’s in Counseling and am in the process of finishing my 3000 hours to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My art has been both a healing panacea and powerful self-care strategy; I can lose myself the creative process and it helps to balance the sometimes-painful stories I hear from my clients.I began doing mosaic mirrors after meeting my husband, Peter, who was also a mosaic artist. My beloved Mendocino County never fails to nourish, excite and inspire me. Our spectacular Mendocino County coast and, most particularly, the town of Elk with its distinctive rocks, have always felt like my spiritual home and are reflected in many of my mirrors. Duncan’s Peak in Hopland; the vineyards of my childhood and my mother and husband’s gardens have also been favorite themes. A voracious reader (a love shared by both of my children), books have been both passion and escape; even an inspiration for one of my mirrors – The Secret Garden – which I lovingly made with my daughter Michaela in mind. My beloved husband, Peter and my two children: AJ and Michaela, have been my greatest gifts and my most profound muses; the joy I have felt through them I believe is reflected in my art.


George Houg is a lake county artist for 7 years, and a mendocino county
artist for 25 years prior  to that.  His only formal art instruction was
while in the US Navy in 1965 when he enrolled in theFamous Artist
Commercial Art Course. Beyond that, his only other education over the last
50 years hasw come from PBS television shows and a few art books.George’s
main areas of interest are in western, marine, and railroad genres, and
when one views the body of his work, one realizes he is documenting bygone
eras.This is however, the unintentional  result of simply painting
whatever strikes his fancy at the time.


The Studio on State 204 South State Street Will be hosting a live studio session with Painted Cellars Come join us with Studio on State for the First Friday Art Walk! Come paint as people can stop in and see what Painted Cellars is all about. We will be painting “Amaya’s Bloom” on an 11×14 canvas. Visit Painted Cellars on Facebook for more information


Copper Thimble 202 S State Street Kathleen MacGregor Dreamscape paintings in acrylics and ink on canvas


Mendocino Barkery 207 W Stephenson Street


Bona Marketplace 116 W Standley Street Dorothy Anna Buck passed away on February 5th, 2018.  Dorothy, an exciting contemporary artist developed a unique expression through realism. Her most recent collection of watercolors expresses the impact of wine country, Mendocino County, California and of Northern California. The finished works radiate with intense contrasts and clarity of vision. Dorothy’s travels to Europe, Japan and throughout the U.S. provided inspiration for her works, which hang in private and corporate collections in the U.S.and Japan.   Her work was published several times in Splash magazine and she has received many awards and accolades for her paintings, Please join us for a celebration of life art opening for this amazing woman




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