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Arts Council of Mendocino County Announces 2021 Arts Champions

MEDIUM, a new execution space in Ukiah, was awarded an honorabe mention for the grit, determination, and inclusive vision of its three founders: Chris Pugh (co-founder of the Ukiah Photography Club), Lillian Rubie, and Meredith Hudson. In the words of their community nominator, “This group of Inland Mendo locals worked to achieve their goal of a new community space for artists of all levels and styles to share their work free of charge. Their gallery is inviting and professional, and also accessible to artists who may be emerging or have not shown before. They are engaging the community with thought-provoking calls for entry, and it is great to have a fresh place for more art in Ukiah. The more voices we hear and see, the better!”

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Deep Valley Arts Collective Call For Entry

Small Works – November/December

The Deep Valley Arts Collective invites you to submit artworks to its upcoming exhibition: Small Works at MEDIUM Art Gallery. All accepted works will be a maximum of 12 x 16” framed. Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this non-traditional art show will feature works of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, with the goal being to close the gallery with empty walls.

  • No entry fee, limit three entries per artist. All media welcome. 
  • Deadline for entries: Friday, October 24th, 2021, 11:59 PM PDT
  • Opens Friday, November 12th, 2021, 12:00 – 8:00 PM PDT
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UPC October Meeting – Update

Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:00 AM; via Zoom

Michael Elyard will talk about the West Virginia Historical Markers Project, a photographic survey of over 1,000 historical markers located in all 55 counties of West Virginia.  Michael took this on with his wife, Beth, as a retirement project.  He expects that it will take several years to complete.  He will cover both the photographic and historical aspects of the endeavor.  To learn more in advance you can go to http://wvmarkers.com/about.

We will still have plenty of time for our “imperfection” photos and any other things we would like to discuss.

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Thirty Years On: Liden, Magruder, & Knight

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main St., Ukiah; through January 16, 2022

Wednesday – Friday 10:00 to 4:30; Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 4:00

In 1991, the Grace Hudson Museum featured an exhibition of local artists for the first time, displaying Tom Liden’s photography, Mac Magruder’s ceramic sculptures, and Wayne Knight’s portraits. In 1996, the three returned with a second show. Mac’s work featured fantastical sculptures while Tom explored form and color in new ways and Wayne’s paintings reflected his travels in Cambodia.

Now, with 30 Years On: Liden, Magruder, & Knight, the Museum considers the artistic journeys of all three artists, showcasing artwork both from the past and present. Although Wayne passed in 2009, the exhibit includes pieces of his that have never been displayed at the Museum until now.

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“Light & Dark” at MEDIUM

522 E Perkins St., Ukiah; through October 31, 2021

Friday noon – 8:00 PM, Saturday noon – 6:00 PM, Sunday noon – 4:00 PM

Light Play, Lillian Ruby

Light & Dark is an invitation to explore duality; an unflinching look at life and death, good and evil, power struggles, contrast, and diverse perspectives in various forms. Light & Dark will be an art exhibition that serves as an opportunity to create conversation, connection, and catharsis.

Light & Dark features works of art by Alyssum Wier, Annie Ruygt, Barbara Ware, Chris Pugh, Clayton Southwick, Craig Vincent, Daniel Graham, E.D., Elias Laughton, Fernando Avalos, Grace Petty-Fuller, Haerah v. Baird, James D. Kester, Janet Rosen, Jesse Esquivel, Kari Hartmann, Katie Kuntz, Kirsten Gantzel, Laura Fogg, Lillian Rubie, Linda Malone, Lynn Graves Gulyash, Maizie Avery, Marie Hoff, Meghan Baker, Michael Mills, Olivia Consterdine, Paps, Pete Passof, Robin Goldner, Ruth Aaron, Sarah Scott Falk, Shaundaera Pogorsky, Steven Levin, Virginia Macintosh, and Winston Smith.

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2021 UPC Themes / Sparks

Jan Weather (clouds, ice, precipitation, wind)

Feb Indoors (indoor scenes, food, photo booth set-ups)

Mar Orientation (vertical, square, fish eye)

Apr Distance (macro, telephoto)

May Painterly Effects (abstract, kaleidoscope, brush strokes)

Jun Liquid, translucence, patina

Jul Time of Day / “Sign of the Times”

Aug Textural details (in nature or man-made)

Sep Lighting (backlighting, night photography, flash)

Oct Imperfection (unsymmetrical compositions, insect eaten leaves, jam smeared face)

Nov Domestic animals (dogs, cats, chickens)

Dec Best / favorite (year & ever)