Wednesday, June 29, 2011

North Coast Open Studios Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 North Coast Open Studios Benefit Drawing:
Lora C. won a painting by Julia Bednar
Rachel S. won a wire sculpture by Elizabeth Berrien
Bob F. won a trio of vases by Peggy Loudon

We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the attendee and participant surveys! As a thank you, there are two lucky survey winners as well:

Orr M. won a wood lazy susan donated by Arcata Exchange
Elizabeth B. won a free listing for the 2012 North Coast Open Studios

Congratulations to everyone, and thanks so much for all of your support for Open Studios! We will see you at Open Studios 2012!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Open Studios Continues This Weekend!

The Thirteenth Annual North Coast Open Studios (NCOS) continues this Saturday & Sunday with Weekend 2! NCOS showcases local artists and art businesses, drawing thousands of local and regional visitors to the many studios, workshops, galleries and businesses.

Missed last weekend? Want to see more art? This is your chance to meet the artists firsthand... explore types of work that are both familiar and new to you... and purchase work directly from the artists! Artist are open throughout the county, from Trinidad to Redway.

During this free showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics – will display and sell their work to the public.

For a complete list of participating artists, visit our website Or pick up one of our 2011 guidebooks at arts friendly businesses throughout the county. For more information, contact Taffy Stockton, NCOS Coordinator by email at, or by calling (707) 834-6460.

Top Image: Gigi Floyd in her studio in her Arcata studio & a piece of her artwork. Gigi, NCOS artist #57, will open her Arcata studio for Weekend 2 of North Coast Open Studios.

Bottom image: John Wesa is his studio. “Fernbridge” serigraph by John Wesa. John, NCOS artist # 81, will open his McKinleyville studio for Weekend 2 of North Coast Open Studios.