Monday, March 23, 2009

North Coast Open Studios Registration Deadline is April 1st

The deadline to register for North Coast Open Studios is coming soon! We need to have all artists registered by Wednesday, April 1st. Due to printing deadlines, we can't accept late registrations, so please get your application in soon.

Need a registration form? You can download one on our web site, and get more information on what's going one for 2009:

For 2009, we are proud to feature:
A full color guidebook with 28,000+ copies distributed through arts friendly venues, artists and insertion in the North Coast Journal
An Artists’ Show & Reception in the Plaza View Room during May’s Arts Arcata
Artist Marketing Workshops focused on helping you attract more visitors to your studio

Questions? Call NCOS Coordinator Taffy at (707) 834-6460.

2009 North Coast Open Studios: Celebrating 11 years of artist run open studios, working together to foster creativity and contribute to the vibrancy of the Humboldt County arts community.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A note from Shane at the North Coast Journal about the 2009 North Coast Open Studios Guidebook

The North Coast Journal
"Of Politics, People & Art"

Every week the North Coast Journal connects Humboldt County readers with local artists: Arts Alive, Arts Arcata and McKinleyville Arts Night.

In this week's issue of the Journal, a nature painting by Linda Parkinson is featured in support of her show at Blake's Books in McKinleyville. Thirteen other art venues in McKinleyville will feature artists work Friday, March 20 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (See the March 19th Journal for more details.)

Look to the North Coast Journal on June 4, when the North Coast Open Studios guide will be inserted in the North Coast Journal, connecting a well-trained Journal readership with the largest Humboldt County art event of the year.

Local artists interested in advertising their artwork or open studio, please contact Shane Mizer at 826-2000 or

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."--Andy Warhol

Shane Mizer
Advertising, The North Coast Journal
Cell: (707) 845-5142
Phone: (707) 826-2000

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Win this framed original painting by Alan Sanborn and support North Coast Open Studios!

We have just received this beautiful original watercolor from Alan Sanborn, and we are giving you a chance to take this painting home!

We will be holding a benefit drawing for this painting on June 24th. Tickets are available for a $5 donation. All proceeds benefit the 2009 North Coast Open Studios, a program of the Ink People Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at the Ink People Center for the Arts (411 12th Street, Eureka) or by calling (707) 834-6460. Drawing will be June 24th. Need not be present to win.

Thank you so much to Alan Sanborn for his generous donation.

Image Information: Irises and Dirt Road, painting by Alan Sanborn
Framed Size: Approximately 28” x 36”
Value: $2,000

Friday, March 6, 2009

North Coast Open Studios Guidebook Ad Information

The North Coast Journal, who will be printing our Guidebook this year, has published the prices for advertising in the publication. All ads will be full color, and prices start at $135 for an 1/8 page.

Want to know more? View the ad rate sheet here! Questions? Call Shane at the North Coast Journal at (707) 826-2000.