May 2018 First Friday Art Walk

May First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah


Art Center Ukiah and the Corner Gallery 201 S State Street   Present the The 9th Annual High School Student Photography Show. May 4th through May 30st  Opening Reception Friday May 4th   5 pm – 8 pm   Refreshments and live music with Chris Gibson and Char Jacobs.
Ukiah High School Photography Department Presents 9th Annual Student Photography Show
“5K” Since our first show in 2010 we have exhibited over five thousand photographs taken by 1400 students. Ukiah High School has 150 Photography Students and Ukiah High School instructor Lech Slocinski compiled over five hundred
5”x 7” student photographs that will be displayed and for sale. Only Ukiah High School student’s work presented this year.
Grace Hudson Museum   431 S Main Street NOW ON VIEW: Beauty and the Beast:
California Wildflowers and Climate Change
For over 20 years, award-winning Marin photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have produced exquisite photographs of California wildflowers that connect us to the beauty of the Golden State while raising awareness of threats that natural habitats face from climate change. The exhibition spotlights flowers associated with the state’s many geographic regions, the photographic techniques involved in capturing these delicate subjects, and the expanding impact of human activity on wild spaces. A sampling of Grace Hudson’s wildflower paintings will also be on display.

W Real Estate 101 N State Street Erica Volpe is a self-taught artist who was both born and raised in Northern California. Self expression has always been vital to her and she spent most of her childhood crafting, drawing, painting, dancing and playing music. In her twenties Erica decided to pursue a career in Nursing after being gifted with a beautiful daughter. She went on to get married and gave birth to a handsome son. While she loves caring for others through her career, the arts have remained Erica’s grounding passion. In recent years, Erica has embraced the beauty and freedom of flow art, which allows her to express herself through the intuitive layering of color and texture.


Ukiah Massage 304 N State Street Lindsey Buschbacher is a self-taught custom sign maker and loves what she does. She started her business “Country Signs” 2 years ago.  In the beginning she received orders from family and friends.  But when their family and friends viewed her work her business started to boom. She is seeing her little business grow and grow.

She graduated from Mendocino College in 2003 with an Associates Degree and in 2005 received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Marketing at DeVry University. She now lives in Ukiah with her husband, Matt and their three boys; Daniel, Jackson and Klayton. She is a stay home Mom and loves it. Her family and friends are her biggest supporters and her husband helps any time he’s needed. He’s a great carpenter and she has learned from him.

“I love designing my signs, but I really enjoy my customers reactions when I can create exactly what they asked for.” Her biggest reward was an order that was for the memory of two little girls who passed on too soon in their young lives. After giving the signs to their Mother, she started to cry and stood there in awe. “It touched my heart immensely, knowing that something I made– meant so much. Their initial reactions are the most rewarding than anything else.”

If you have any questions or want more information about her signs, she can be reached at 707-972-2793 or on Facebook at

Paradigm 312 S School Street Joey Gothelf is a Mendocino local.  A transplant from the east coast.  Born and raised in New York City and schooled in Philadelphia at the University of the arts he maintains a street art vibe combining the kind of characters we see in large scale graffiti and mural work with precise details. A graphic designer and screen printer by training and trade, His fascination with faces has always been a mainstay of his work.   Accessible to all tastes and styles he prides himself on his work neither being over your head nor too lowbrow for anyone.   He now lives in Covelo.


Ukiah Public Library  105 North Main Street Join us for an art display and crafting session by local artist, Tim Poma.  There will be live music by Elizabeth MacDougall, delicious nibbles, and a $5.00 a bag Book Sale by the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.  Don’t forget to bring your bags! This event is free of charge and is sponsored by Mendocino County Library and the Ukiah Valley Friends of the Library.


Canova Records 252 N State Street Canova Records and the Mendocino County Youth Project present an Art Show and silent Auction For youth Art. All Proceeds go to the Artist and the Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship fund. The scholarship helps a student receive money for college. The Jim Levine Scholarship supports students who have faced personal challenges toward reaching their goals, the student writes an essay and a winner is picked. This Event is free to attend and has music, food and beverages. There are prizes and certificates for the kids and their art. We have 1st, 2nd,3rd, honorable mention and people’s choice awards.  There are different age categories as well. The art is mainly 10-24 year olds. Any adult art work turned in is donation only.


Museum of Encountered Objects 110 W Clay St will have 3 anonymous 24″ bronze fully empowered Sino-Tibetan Buddhist statues of uncertain date and provenance. They have unusual presence.

Bona Marketplace 116 West Standley Street is happy to host Local artist/painter Pete Castro, and Doug Johns playing music.Top of Form


Miss Rossi’s Creative Art Studio 208-A South State Street Come one, come all to Miss Rossi’s Creative Art Studio grand opening party and open house. We will be creating Art On the Fly and featuring the Cosmic Family Band for your enjoyment. This is also the Gallery Opening for the Waldorf School and a Tarot Reader will be on hand. This month’s featured artists are The Waldorf School, Dina Riggi of Redwood Valley and Miss Rossi’s Acrylic Pour Paintings.




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

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