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Arts for the Parks

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through July 2
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Arts for the Parks "Arts for the Parks" is the first annual juried art show sponsored by Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA). The show will feature artwork in a variety of media focusing entirely on the 17 or so California State Parks located in Mendocino County. Categories include: Painting and Drawing, Photography, and an "Open" category which includes any other art media, including 3-dimensional works.

The show opens with a gala banquet awards ceremony at Pentecost Hall in Fort Bragg on Saturday, April 19th, 2008. This will be followed by a traveling show which will tour Mendocino County for six months, consisting of all 48 prize-winning artworks, and perhaps more depending on display space.

In June the show will be divided among the Dolphin Gallery, Artist's Collective in Elk and the Coleman Auditorium at Gualala Arts Center. The opening reception for all three galleries will be Saturday, June 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibits will be on display until July 2.

Dot Johnson All artworks will be for sale during the banquet weekend and the touring show; however, the 48 prize-winners will be retained in the show until after the completion of the tour in order to keep the show intact for the entire duration. A full-color catalogue featuring the 48 prize-winners, and fine art reproductions, will also be available for purchase. Sales proceeds will be divided between the artists, the sponsoring galleries, and MAPA, which supports interpretive programs and visitor center/museums in the State Parks located in Mendocino County.

The Arts for the Parks 2008 catalog is available for $32.95. Arts for the Parks 2008 catalog It has 75 full color images and also the park descriptions. Information for purchasing is at It also has the Traveling Art Gallery Schedule which includes the June Dolphin exhibit, where you can purchase some of the entries. Your art purchases benefit the artist, the art galleries, MAPA and the community.

Your participation in the many MAPA programs and events makes a positive influence on the quality of our natural and cultural history programs in our local state parks, which, in turn, makes a positive impact on our parklands: Junior Rangers; Campfire Programs; Nature Walks/Talks; School Field Trips; In-school Programs; Living History Programs; Park Interpreters; Volunteer/Docent Councils and Trainings; Natural and Cultural History Seminars; Exhibits; Interpretive Trail Signage; and six Museums/Visitor Centers.

The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side). Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.