2022 Shows

Following are the exhibit titles for the coming year at Art Center Ukiah, the community gallery, which shows artists of Mendocino and Lake Counties through juried exhibits built around these themes.  The details and entry form will be posted two months before each exhibit:

July-  "Mirror Mirror on the Wall"

 

Who do you "see" when you look into the mirror? Is the image looking black at you a reflection of your current reality, or a dream of your past or future? A look in the mirror can focus in many places... on the surface of what is, outward to places we haven't gone yet, or inward at our soul. This is an opportunity to explore highly personal issues of body image, sexual orientation, aging and unrealized dreams... to name just a few. Two and three-dimensional work in all mediums will be considered.

 

Open to all Mendocino and Lake County residents, $10 fee for each entry (limit of 3), with checks made out to Art Center Ukiah. Completed entry forms and all ready-to-hang work (NO sawtooth hangers) must be delivered for jurying to the Corner Gallery (201 S State St in Ukiah) on Tuesday June 28 between 11 and 5 or on Wednesday June 29 between 11 and noon. Artists are encouraged to email photos of their submissions to acuentries@yahoo.com by the middle of June for possible inclusion in the publicity for the show. Entry fee check will be returned with any work not accepted in the show.  

 

All unsold work must be picked up from the gallery at the end of the show on Saturday July 30 or Tuesday August 2, 11-5.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is July 1, from 5 to 8pm.

 

 

 

August- "The Sky is the Limit" 

 

Human beings have always looked at the sky for inspiration. Its immense endlessness encourages and lets fly our hopes, fantasies, dreams and ponderings...without limits The light and cloud forms in the daytime sky stun us with their beauty, and the nighttime show of celestial bodies turns us to unbridled awe. In honor of the annual Perseid Meteor Showers, we ask you... what moves you to magic when you look up? Two and three-dimensional work in all mediums will be considered.

 

 

Open to all Mendocino and Lake County residents, $10 fee for each entry (limit of 3), with checks made out to Art Center Ukiah. Completed entry forms and all ready-to-hang work (NO sawtooth hangers) must be delivered for jurying to the Corner Gallery (201 S State St in Ukiah) on Tuesday August 2 between 11 and 5 or on Wednesday August 3 between 11 and noon. Artists are encouraged to email photos of their submissions to acuentries@yahoo.com by the middle of July for possible inclusion in the publicity for the show. Entry fee check will be returned with any work not accepted in the show.  

 

All unsold work must be picked up from the gallery at the end of the show on Saturday August 27 or Tuesday August 30, 11-5.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is August 5, from 5-8pm.

 

 

 

September - "Salon"

 

We loved our 2021 "Salon" show, so we are doing it again! In the grand Parisian tradition of stimulating, provocative and all-inclusive fall art shows, we encourage you to submit your newest and most exciting work to be appreciated and discussed by all who behold it. There is no theme...just choose your favorites from your past year's work and bring them to us. Two and three-dimensional work in all mediums will be considered.

 

 

Open to all Mendocino and Lake County residents, $5 fee for each entry (limit of 3), with checks made out to Art Center Ukiah. Completed entry forms and all ready-to-hang work (NO sawtooth hangers) must be delivered for jurying to the Corner Gallery (201 S State St in Ukiah) on Tuesday August 30 between 11 and 5 or on Wednesday August 31 between 11 and noon. Artists are encouraged to email photos of their submissions to acuentries@yahoo.com by the middle of August for possible inclusion in the publicity for the show. Entry fee check will be returned with any work not accepted in the show.  

 

All unsold work must be picked up from the gallery at the end of the show on Saturday  October 1 or Tuesday October 4, 11-5.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is September 5 from 5-8pm.

 

 

 

 

October- "Immigration: Ni de aquí, ni de allá"

 

The population of our Ukiah Valley consists of thousands of people who have immigrated here from the land of their birth, across borders and oceans. Some came as children with their parents, some made the journey on their own as adults and some are descended from earlier generations who made the journey. These immigrants also brought plants, insects and animals with them, which have all become part of our present landscape.

 

We are looking for art that tells all sides of the story. What is life like for you in a new land... what have you lost and what have you gained by coming here? Was it worth it to leave your homeland? What was your journey like and is it over? Where do you belong now... are you from here or there? And how about the plants and animals... how do they fit in? You are encouraged to submit art in all media, both two- and three-dimensional. Please include a short  statement with each entry about how your art relates to the theme. 

 

Open to all Mendocino and Lake County residents, $10 fee for each entry (limit of 3), with checks made out to Art Center Ukiah. Completed entry forms and all ready-to-hang work (NO sawtooth hangers) must be delivered for jurying to the Corner Gallery (201 S State St in Ukiah) on Tuesday October 4th between 11 and 5 or Wednesday October 5 between 11 and noon. Artists are encouraged to email photos of their submissions to acuentries@yahoo.com by the middle of September for possible inclusion in the publicity for the show. Entry fee check will be returned with any work not accepted in the show.  

 

All unsold work must be picked up from the gallery at the end of the show on Saturday October 29 or Tuesday November 1, 11-5.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is October 7 from 5-8pm.

 

 

 

November- "Our Safety, Our Sovereignty" 

 

This "invitation only" show will primarily be the culmination of a 6-month series of art quilting workshops that focused on using textile art as a means of telling the story of Native American people in Mendocino and Lake Counties.  Participants in this project include Pomo and Indigenous community members. Work in other media, both two and three dimensional, is also included.

 

Two major topics will be the focus of this show. The first is the ongoing and unexplained disappearance and presumed death of a disproportionately high number of Native people. The second is the ongoing and unresolved issues of tribal sovereignty over the land, language, food, and culture of the people who were here first.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is November 4 from 5-8pm.

 

 

 

December - "Gifts from Home"

 

We are looking for small art treasures in all media, in the spirit of holiday gift-giving. We are proud to host this local shopping experience where people can choose affordable, one-of-a-kind items for the special friends and family members in their lives. This show will incorporate a lavish display of jewelry, scarves, hats, whimsical ornaments, and small mosaics, paintings and quilts to delight shoppers and make them glad they stayed in Ukiah to purchase their gifts for the upcoming holidays.

 

Open to all Mendocino and Lake County residents, $10 fee for each entry (limit of 3), with checks made out to Art Center Ukiah. Please submit art that is 14" square or less. Jewelry and very small items can be grouped in a frame or other display and be charged as a single entry. Completed entry forms and all ready-to-hang work (NO sawtooth hangers) must be delivered for jurying to the Corner Gallery (201 S State St in Ukiah) on Tuesday November 29 between 11 and 5 or on Wednesday November 30 between 11 and noon. Artists are encouraged to email photos of their submissions to acuentries@yahoo.com by the middle of December for possible inclusion in the publicity for the show. Entry fee check will be returned with any work not accepted in the show.  

 

All unsold work must be picked up from the gallery at the end of the show on Friday or Saturday December 30 or 31, 11-5.

 

The First Friday opening of this show is December 2 from 5-8pm.