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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Life & Death
Apr
6
to Apr 27

Life & Death

Call to Artists
Life & Death
at the Tuxford Gallery

“Life 3” by Anastasia Antimony

“Life 3” by Anastasia Antimony

Life is a beautiful present that we are all currently experiencing. With the gift of life, there comes death. No life can occur without death, and without death, there would be no new life. It is a cycle that every life form on earth must go through, and will go through. It is natural. Even when death occurs, it is not the end. It is the start of a new cycle.

Artists, do you have any art pieces that explore the theme of Life & Death? These concepts can be an appreciation for life or death, or what reminds you of either. Art pieces that explore any part of this cycle are welcomed.

Show is welcomed to all artists!

Please drop off a maximum of three pieces of any medium ready to hang or stand on Thursday, April 4th. There will be a 5$ entrance fee that will go towards food on the day of the gallery opening and Ink People. Thank you!



Drop off: April 4, 2019

Gallery Opening: April 6, 2019



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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 habitat, find unique art and crafts treasures, 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, or to sign up as an artist, visit their website:

northcoastopenstudios.com

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Jun
1
to Jun 29

Emulations

Emulations - In the Style Of …

Joker by Duane Flatmo

Joker by Duane Flatmo

This member submitted show will be open to all artists and all show ready media done in the style of a well known 20th Century artist.

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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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
Sign up to be an Ink People Member now before the rates change. Members enjoy benefits like entry into exclusive gallery shows, use of the Ink People’s community arts spaces and more.

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.
Sign up to be an Ink People Member today and enjoy benefits like entry into exclusive art shows, use of the Ink People’s community art classrooms and studios and more.

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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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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