Have you ever wondered what goes on in an artist’s studio? Have you questioned how they create the pieces you see hanging in a gallery? Here’s your chance to find out. The 14th Annual North Coast Open Studios (NCOS) will take place over two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and 8-9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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!
NCOS give you a unique opportunity to visit the places where art is made as Humboldt County artists open their studios and their creative process to you. Here’s your chance to see art in action, ask questions of your favorite artist, and see what techniques, tools and inspiration go into making art.
Visitors to North Coast Open Studios will be treated to displays of art in both traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout Humboldt County. 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.
There will be more than 100 artists, businesses and galleries participating, including favorite artists from past years and artists that are new to Open Studios. In fact, more than 20 of the artists on the tour are brand new this year! The guidebook has complete information about each participating artist, including an image of their work, their contact information and address (with a handy map), their open weekend, and much more. You can find the 2013 North Coast Open Studios Guidebook in the May 30 issue of the North Coast Journal, at the Ink People Center for the Arts, and in many arts friendly venues throughout Humboldt County. Or, you can view the guide online at www.northcoastopenstudios.com.
Below is a list of open studios in McKinleyville and Trinidad:
• Kathrin Burleson
Drawing & Painting
1828 Patricks Point Drive, Trinidad
1/4 mile north of Larrupin. Red post, take a hard left.
• Susan Walsh Harper
1671 Bella Vista Road, McKinleyville
(707) 839-5760 or (707) 496-4332
Take the driveway behind Belle Vista Plaza and follow it to 1671, through the open gate.
• Beth Kabat
4460 Dows Prairie Road, Dows Prairie (McKinleyville)
• Lauren Lester
Watercolors of local landscapes
2310 Hewitt Road, McKinleyville
West off of Azalea
• Oceana Madrone
Quilts, spirit dolls and bead magic
1521 Fox Farm Road, Trinidad
Eastbound 299 to Essex Lane exit. Left at stop sign, drive under highway, continue down Essex for .8 miles. Left on Kara Lane. 2nd house.
• Linda Parkinson
Representational watercolors – wildlife & nature
4460 Dows Prairie Road, McKinleyville
(707) 822-7705 or (707) 839-3831
• Paula’s Puzzles
Featuring work by Paula Levine
Wood Puzzles for children and adults
460 Mill Creek Lane, Trinidad
Heading north, right at Trinidad exit, left on Quarry Road, left at Mill Creek Lane, last house on left
• Ann Shackleton
Low fire sculptural and handpainted ceramics
1924 Ocean Drive, McKinleyville
North 101 exit at Central Avenue, turn right at Hiller Road (the 5th traffic light – at the 76 station). South 101 exit Murray Road, turn right to Central Avenue, left onto Hiller Road (the 4th traffic light – at the 76 station). Follow Hiller to the end, turn left onto Ocean Drive.
• Trinidad Art Gallery
Fine arts and crafts cooperative gallery
490 Trinity Street, Trinidad
On Trinity Street one block before lighthouse
• Westhaven Center for the Arts
Featuring work by artist in residence Howdy Emerson
Community Art Center
501 South Westhaven Drive, Westhaven/Trinidad
Hwy 101 Northtake Westhaven Dr. exit #726A. Turn right up the hill on Westhaven Drive
• John Wesa
Serigraphs & screen printing
1255 Creek Court, McKinleyville
Hwy 101 North across Mad River Bridge. Central to Bartow, turn right, right on Creek Court.
• Melissa Zielinski
Mill Creek Glass
Fused art glass
Open by appointment only
For more information, contact Taffy Stockton, NCOS Coordinator by email at email@example.com, or by calling (707) 834-6460.