Artists’ Collective (Elk)
Rachel Lahn is the featured artist at the Artists’ Collective in Elk for the month of July.
“My paintings and dimensional constructions are about movement flowing into shapes of color and light. They are reflections of my feelings, travels and countless transitions,” she said. “When I need shape and color inspiration for a piece, I go outside and absorb the life and light in the plants, Redwood trees, mountains, ocean and sunlight that surround me. I paint and draw the energies and shapes of nature.”
Lahn’s work can also be seen at the Prentice Gallery in Mendocino, the Mendocino Art Center and her studio ( by appointment) in Anderson Valley. See more of Rachel’s work at abstractartmendocino.com.
Artists’ Collective (Elk) is located at 6031 S. Highway 1, Elk. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 707-877-1128 or visit them at artists-collective.net.
Artists Co-op of Mendocino
“Tuesdays With Sev” by Shanti Benoit and Sev Ickes is the July Featured Artist show at the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino. Composed of hand-decorated papers of every texture, pattern and design, the show is a playland of imaginative invention.
The show can be seen through Aug. 3. It is also available online as a Virtual Exhibit. The Gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kasten and Albion Streets in Mendocino. For information, call 707-937-2217 or visit artcoopmendocino.com. Artists Co-op of Mendocino is located at 10400 Kasten St., Mendocino.
GoodLife features Tzutujil Mayan Paintings
Paintings by Tzutujil Mayan artists Antonio
Vásquez Yojcom, Juana Mendoza Cholotio, and their son, Francisco Yojcom Mendoza, will be on display at the GoodLife Café & Bakery in Mendocino through Sept.
30. COVID protocols required.
Several of the vivid paintings depict mandala-like market or harvest scenes using an ojo de pájaro — a bird’s eye view. Others include realistic and abstract studies of traditional themes. Although copies can now be seen in some markets, the paintings on exhibit are originals. All the deliciously colorful paintings are oil on canvas mounted on luan mahogany. Proceeds will directly benefit the artists.
For more information, please contact Annie Lee at (707) 964- 0321 or email@example.com.
Highlight Gallery of Mendocino
Highlight Gallery, a gallery of decorative and fine art, showcases the work of Northern California painters, woodworkers, sculptors and artisans. A broad range of media by over 200 artists are represented in a beautifully restored building on historic Main Street overlooking the Pacific. Highlight Gallery is located at 45094 Main St., Mendocino. Visit them at thehighlightgallery.com.
Mendocino Art Center online
Eight artists from the Miasa- Omachi area in Nagano Prefecture are exhibiting their artwork online as part of the seventh biennial Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit through Aug. 3. Works include woodworking, sculpture, ceramics, glassworks, textiles and more.
Mendocino Art Center founder Bill Zacha and artist Toshi Yoshida formalized the sister city relationship in 1980. In 1992 Miasa and Mendocino started annual youth visit exchanges that have continued throughout the years. Since 2009, Mendocino Coast artists have exhibited artwork every other year in Omachi, Japan. Visit them online at mendocinoartcenter.org
MAC features Bay Area Basket Makers online through Aug. 3
The Bay Area Basket Makers (BABM) guild was founded in 1984 by Maxine Kirmeyer and Jude Silva to support and further interest in basketry as a craft and art form. The guild serves as a source of information and as a means of communication among basketmakers, providing inspiration and friendship. They welcome basketmakers of all levels and expertise, from amateurs to professionals.
To create their baskets, members of the Bay Area Basket Makers use a wide variety of materials, from the traditional reed, splint, pine needles, plants, kelp, paper, and gourds to more exotics like hog gut, fish skin and fish bones, horsehair, fleece, wire and wire mesh, to reusable finds of plastic bags and yarns — employed in techniques of coiling, plaiting, twining, knotting, looping, felting, randing and more. Visit them online at mendocinoartcenter.org.
Cosmic Creations at MAC
Lynn Thompson’s exuberant Cosmic Creations will be exhibited online through Aug. 3. A transplant from Florida to Willits she has brought the tropical colors with her. While her interiors evoke a world of comfort and stability, her abstract work goes deeper to the complex and emotional world within. “Painting is my passion and I consider it a gift waiting to be opened,” she said. Visit them online at mendocinoartcenter.org.
Collaborations by Shanti Benoit and Sev Ickes are featured at Artists’ Co-Op of Mendocino through Aug. 3.