Jun
1
to Jun 29

Emulations

Emulations - In the Style Of …

Joker by Duane Flatmo

Joker by Duane Flatmo

The Ink People’s Tuxford Gallery presents “Emulations,” an exhibition of artists influenced by the mass creation of the 20th Century.  The 20th Century saw a rapid and fruitful evolution of visual arts around the world. In this show, artists will directly emulate a particular artist of the previous hundred years.  Opening on Saturday, June 1st at Arts Alive! 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 525 7th Street in Eureka, and continuing until June 29th.

Modern Art truly blossomed in the years between 1900 and 2000. From Matisse to O’Keeffe. From Gaudi to Guerrilla Girls. The world of art exploded into the unknown during the last century and its influence over all modern artists can not be denied. Within “Emulations” Ink People artists choose to bring a direct connection from the past to the present as artists of the modern age demonstrate their influence from the 20th Century. Leaping into the unknown (just as their predecessors did) the artists presented will describe that which can not be put to words.

Often demonized as a digression by the purveyors of classical art; modern art from the Twentieth Century has nevertheless been absorbed into everyday life. So, common is it, that many people don’t even notice it on the walls of a hotel or a dentist office. It is simply a background decoration to most.  Yet, the truth of those pieces (reproduced for incidental wall-filler) is that the originals were ground-breaking, riot-inducing masterpieces. So, visceral, rude, and sensual were those creations that they changed the very nature of human expression.

Regardless of what part of the industrialized world you may have originated from, it would have been nearly impossible not have been subconsciously influenced by the art of the Twentieth Century. Just as the world progressed from an agrarian horse and buggy form of society to a digital means of commerce and communication. Art changed into a means of pure expression. No longer did humans attempt to attain that perfected human mirror of the Renaissance when they found that the real human expression was sometimes awkward, gritty, and even beautiful because of its flaws.

“Emulations” is how we all absorb and return that which changed our perspective on the universe. At the Brenda Tuxford Gallery on the First of June 2019, it will be demonstrated that the creations of the 20th Century continue to influence and produce the work of our present and future view of the universe.

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Jul
6
to Jul 27

Floating Worlds

King of Diamonds by Arupa

King of Diamonds by Arupa

Looking back at looking forward to the glamor of adulthood.

This show will be open to all artists and all show ready media, exploring the theme of what we thought being an adult would be like as a kid. Think of it as sort of a personal retro-futurism.

More details to come in the call to artists when it becomes available. Watch this space, find us on facebook, or sign up for the Ink News / Ink Blotter to receive Calls to Artists from the Tuxford Gallery and others.

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Aug
3
to Aug 31

Out of the Sea

Microplastics & Salmon by Kati Texas

Microplastics & Salmon by Kati Texas

A collaboration between the Tuxford Gallery and SCRAP Humboldt.

This show will be open to all artists using re-purposed, reclaimed or diverted ocean waste on the theme of ocean life and conservation.

More details to come in the call to artists when it becomes available. Watch this space, find us on facebook, or sign up for the Ink News / Ink Blotter to receive Calls to Artists from the Tuxford Gallery and others.

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Oct
5
to Oct 26

Maskibition

Maskibition is the Tuxford Gallery’s annual juried show of masks.

Roots by T.C. Crawford

Roots by T.C. Crawford

Members Only Show
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Artists will submit masks in two categories, “Performance Masks” must be able to be worn, whereas “Art Masks” can be more representational.

Three honors will be given along with cash prizes to the best mask in each category, and the best mask overall.

More details to come in the call to artists when it becomes available. Watch this space, find us on facebook, or sign up for the Ink News / Ink Blotter to receive Calls to Artists from the Tuxford Gallery and others.

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Dec
7
to Dec 21

Artists' Challenge

Ink People Members are challenged to create 15 original works of art in just 30 days for one big art sale and benefit for the Ink People’s free arts programs for at risk youth like the MARZ Project, and Jump StARTS.

An Ink People Members Only show.
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All media accepted, but art must conform to the pre-set sizes.

More details to come in the call to artists when it becomes available. Watch this space, find us on facebook, or sign up for the Ink News / Ink Blotter to receive Calls to Artists from the Tuxford Gallery and others.

Red by Jennifer Schafer

Red by Jennifer Schafer

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May
4
to May 25

Open Studios Showcase

During the month of May, the Tuxford Gallery will feature a sampling of work from the artists participating in North Coast Open Studios 2019. Preview their eclectic styles, and plan your NCOS 2019 adventure.

Open Studios is a county-wide studio crawl where hundreds of artists open their shared or private work spaces to the public. See artists in their natural habitats, find unique art and crafts for purchase, and witness arts in action, during studio demonstrations.

Alan Sanborn Picture by Monica Topping

Alan Sanborn Picture by Monica Topping

Gallery show opens Arts Alive May 4, 2019, continuing until May 25th.

North Coast Open Studios the event runs for two weekends, June 1st - 2nd and June 8th - 9th

To find out more about Open Studios, visit their website:

northcoastopenstudios.com

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Life & Death
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Life & Death

Life & Death
at the Tuxford Gallery

“Life 3” by Anastasia Antimony

“Life 3” by Anastasia Antimony

Congratulations! If you are currently reading this, it means you are experiencing this precious gift of life. Every being on Earth is currently participating in this as well. It is important to remember though, that with every life, there comes death.


It is a natural cycle that has happened before you, and will continue to happen after you. It is through death, that life can emerge once again. It is a constant rotation that allows nature to persevere.


The Ink People’s Tuxford Gallery invites you to celebrate the entire life cycle through their gallery show Life & Death.  Opening during April's Arts Alive!, Saturday, April 6 from 6:00—9:00 p.m.

In our community gallery, you can expect art from a variety of artists, young and old, professionals, students, and passionate amateurs.  Come see all the different takes on this age old subject.  Show closes April 27th.

www.inkpeople.org/tuxfordgallery

 

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Inspiring Girls
Mar
2
to Mar 30

Inspiring Girls

"Go" stained glass by Colleen Clifford

"Go" stained glass by Colleen Clifford

When you think about who inspires you, who drives you, who you’d like to be when you grow up, who comes to mind? March 8th celebrates International Women’s Day. Join the North Star Quest Camp for Girls in celebrating the women and girls who inspire, drive, and motivate us at the fourth annual community art show, “Inspiring Girls” at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery. Inspiring Girls runs through the month of March, with an opening reception during Arts Alive!

 North Star Quest Camp, or NSQ, is an Ink People DreamMaker project. It is a summer camp facilitated by women on the beautiful Mattole River just outside of Petrolia, for girls going into the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. A powerful coming of age experience, the program is designed to give girls the tools to navigate the modern world and live up to their potential. Growth opportunities are created by a daily theme: Who am I? Who am I in my Community? Who am I in the world?

For many, summer camp is a memorable experience, often full of “firsts”: first time sleeping away from home; first time jumping off of The Rock into the river; and sometimes, the first time we feel safe among others outside of our family and friends. One of the main rules is that we are safe at camp. To NSQ campers, this can mean that they are safe to take healthy risks and try new things.

A typical day at NSQ starts early with stretching and a healthy breakfast before Morning Gathering, where campers and staff stretch, get active, and reflect on their experiences. Then the campers head off to mini-workshops which reflect upon the daily theme, culminating on the last day with a large workshop on mass media messages. After lunch, the campers pick two workshops each day, such as songwriting, healthy relationships, belly dancing, Zumba, clowning, and crafting. Free time is a great time to head to the river! After dinner each night, each cabin gets some time to talk about the day and play games before campfire. Each morning brings new adventures, friendships, and experiences that help our campers maneuver through adolescence and the world as a smarter, safer, more confident, better prepared human.

NSQ never turns away a camper unable to pay, offering camperships to any who qualify, with staff and campers throughout the year fundraising to raise funds for the camperships.

For more information about North Star Quest Camp for Adolescent Girls, please visit us at northstarquest.org.    

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Kamisu Sister City
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Kamisu Sister City

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Kamisu Japan & Eureka Sister City Tree Planting and Art Exchange

This February, the Horai Center DreamMaker Project of the Ink People, and the City of Eureka will welcome a delegation from their Sister City, Kamisu, Japan.  In honor of their visit and the bond between the cities, Eureka plans to plant ten Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in Eureka’s newly established Kamisu Park.The park, located on the south bound stretch of the Redwood Hwy. at the corner of Q st, will host the planting of the tenth tree on February, 5th. at 11am.

In addition to the ceremony, the Ink People’s Tuxford Gallery will host an art exchange show throughout the month of February: Kamisu Art Exchange. Artists are encouraged to submit work in response to pieces gathered from artists in Kamisu, and both will be on display.  Artists’ reception and Opening February 2nd for Arts Alive! At 525 7th Street, Eureka. inkpeople.org

The Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Association as a collaboration with the Horai Center and an affiliated member of the Ink People Center for the Arts, is committed to promoting global communities through the exchange of arts and culture while developing bonds between the two sister cities of Eureka and Kamisu. Originally founded in 1991, they have worked to enhance the community’s global awareness through cultural, educational, and humanitarian connections. The organization also brings like-minded people to and from Kamisu and Eureka to develop cross-cultural relationships through youth exchanges, family homestay and cultural events.

Photo: Painting from the Kamisu Collection

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