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North Coast Artists Guild

North Coast Artists Guild Presents:
"Out of the Box

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through February 3
Burnett Gallery

Cosmos The North Coast Artists' Guild will have a free exhibit titled "Out of the Box" in the Burnett Gallery from the opening January 12, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. through February 3, 2008. This will be a juried exhibit and awards will be given. Curators are Tom Eckles, Sue Friedland and Susan Shaddick. The jurors are Jill D'Alessandro and Werner Reichhold.

Jill D'Alessandro, Associate Curator of Textiles, joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2002. She was active in the opening of the new de Young and in the planning of the inaugural exhibition in the textile galleries, Beauty, Power and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection. In 2007 D'Alessandro curated Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion and Nan Kempner: American Chic. She has contributed essays to Fiberarts, Hali, the North American Textile Conservation Conference, and The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection exhibition catalogue.

#64 Sea Totem Vertical clouds, gray

D'Alessandro earned her bachelor's degree from Scripps College, Claremont, California and her master's degree from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA in textile arts. In 1998, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in South Korea, where she focused on traditional hand paper-making techniques and their application in contemporary art. She has also conducted field research in Indonesia, Mexico, and Guatemala.

California Hills Werner Reichhold was born 1925 in Berlin, Germany. He has been known as an installation-artist since 1960. His steel sculptures, large size graphite drawings and photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe, North and South America, and in Japan. He taught art at the Fachhochschule in Hannover, Germany. In 1981, Werner and with his wife, Jane, built a house on the ridge between Point Arena and Gualala. Since 1989, Werner has published 10 books of poetry - four as paper books and six as online books. His web site at includes his latest inter-genre poetry, written from 1990-2007.

The North Coast Artists' Guild was formed in 1997 as an affiliate of Gualala Arts to better serve working artists in the Mendocino and Sonoma coastal communities, from as far south as the Russian River to as far north as Little River. There are currently more than 82 members working in a large variety of mediums. The Guild members show in many Gualala Arts exhibits and also do the Studio Discovery Tour in September every year. More information is at their website

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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