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Living on the Edge

Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through January 29, 2012
Gualala Arts Center

North Coast Artists' Guild

Living on the Edge
Judge Donna Seager, viewing
"Keeper of the Words" by Jackie Gardener,
which she selected as Best of Show.
Entitled "Living on the Edge," the first exhibit on the 2012 Gualala Arts schedule, challenges the artistic vision of members of the North Coast Artist Guild (NCAG), a group of over 80 local artists. Curator CE Brown notes that the theme is open-ended. The artists literally live on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, on the edge of earthquake faults, and possibly on the edge of the political spectrum. The theme may also refer to the edge of life.

The opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6 should provide an opportunity to discover how NCAG members will take up the call to artistically explore edges - physical, cultural, psychological, personal and social. How this provocative subject is interpreted is sure to produce imaginative and stimulating results.

Only pieces by NCAG members are eligible for selection. Each piece, whether it is two or three dimensional, has not been previously shown at Gualala Arts Center and has been created within the last twelve months. There are no restrictions as to the size or media used. All pieces will be for sale.

Although the entries are non-juried, Donna Seager, owner of the Seager Gray Gallery in San Rafael, will judge the show and award monetary prizes in selected categories. As a member of the San Francisco Art Dealer's Association and an exhibitor at art fairs around the country, Donna has become known for her knowledge and discerning eye.

Update: Friday, January 6
List of Awards

Seager Gray Gallery opened its doors in November of 2011. The gallery is a continuation of the Donna Seager Gallery, a favorite destination for art collectors since 2005. Donna is pleased to announce her partnership with long time assistant Suzanne Gray McSweeney and relocation to downtown Mill Valley. Together they will continue to bring the finest of Bay Area arts to Marin County.

Many artists are well known in the community and have been frequent contributors to past exhibits. They participate in the annual Studio Discovery Tour. Other venues for NCAG members in Gualala besides the Gualala Arts Center include the Dolphin Gallery, RCMS waiting room, WestAmerica Bank, Copy Plus, and the Spindrift Gallery. For more information on NCAG, visit their web site,

"Living on the Edge" runs through January 29,
and is sponsored in part by Rams Head Realty.

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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