Nancy Tobin's CRy-Baby Installation at CR

(February 22, 2024) Some artists are world-describers, tirelessly reconfiguring surfaces, objects and spaces to resonate on a particular frequency. That's how it is with Nancy Tobin, whose installation CRy-Baby is on view...

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The Reluctantly Famous Shoshoni Hostler

(February 15, 2024) When Yurok Native Shoshoni Hostler began beading as a hobby years ago, she never dreamed it would lead to museum exhibits and Hollywood actresses wearing her designs. She works as...

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New Art Sellers Around Old Town:

Stock Schlueter Fine Art and 4th Street Mercantile

(January 25, 2024) Walking through the door of the 4th Street Mercantile (215 Fourth St., Eureka) is a surprising, almost surreal experience. The interior space seemed to me somehow larger than the...

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Annette Makino's Life in Collage

(December 21, 2023) Annette Makino has been an artist all her life but it wasn't until 2010 that she became interested in incorporating haiku into her artwork. For her birthday that year, her...

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Full Circle Journey

Robert Benson's Tintah: Amongst the Trails at the Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery

(October 26, 2023) "I will never lose the sense that I'm not separate," says Robert Benson. In an Oct. 10 talk about his exhibition at Cal Poly Humboldt's Goudi'ni Gallery, he described his...

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Anna Oneglia: Humboldt's Traveling Artist

(October 12, 2023) "Humboldt's weather is great for making art," says Arcata artist Anna Oneglia. "I love rain and even fog makes for good long studio days."  As she spoke via Zoom,...

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Sea of Possibilities

Emily Jung Miller's Ghost Net Landscape at the Reese Bullen Gallery

(September 28, 2023) "I think I've always looked for the forgotten places," says Oregon-based artist Emily Jung Miller. "I feel an honesty and also a mystery in the silent stories told by things...

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The Future is Now

Backcountry Metaverse at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery

(September 21, 2023) On the heels of the COVID pandemic, many of us wonder what comes next for us as humans on planet Earth. We have seen — and continue to see...

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Truth Units

Bachrun LoMele's Burn Pile/The Andromeda Mirage at the Morris Graves

(September 7, 2023) Working for the past 15 years on the site of the former Synanon cult compound in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Bachrun LoMele has built his art practice into a self-perpetuating...

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The Return of '30,000 Salmon'

Becky Evans' collaborative installation at the Morris Graves

(August 17, 2023) In mid-September of 2002, tens of thousands of fish (mostly Chinook salmon) turned up dead on the Klamath River. Attributed in part to low water flow from the Iron...

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Ruth Arietta's Illusory Interiors at Morris Graves Museum of Art

(August 10, 2023) Ruth Arietta paints both outdoor and indoor scenes, but it's the paintings of domestic interiors that showcase the particular strengths of her approach. In these works, densely patterned surfaces...

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Jan Ramsey's Pilgrimage

(July 13, 2023) "I can't remember not drawing," Jan Ramsey says. She was the oldest of three kids and they'd sit in a circle and draw from books. Today, Ramsey sees art "as...

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Close to Wilderness

Lindsay Lacewell Kessner's Humboldt County Lost and Found

(June 29, 2023) It took the death of a friend for Lindsay Lacewell Kessner, whose show Humboldt County Lost and Found is at the Morris Graves Museum of Art through Aug. 6,...

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Lynn M. Jones Carves Out Her Niche

(June 8, 2023) Looking through the window at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie's new location on Second Street, you see a humming scene: a miniature letterpress, with delicate fair-trade Himalayan paper rosettes hanging...

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April Showers Bring May's Kinetic Artwork

(May 4, 2023) After a long winter, we are almost ready for Humboldt's favorite Memorial Day weekend event: the Kinetic Grand Championship. As we gear up for the fun at the end of...

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