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Gualala Arts

Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

Archive of past events: 2004 through 2014

From Here to There

Art inspired by the beauty of the northern to
southern Mendocino coast, its rivers and forests

Mendocino Eco Artists Group Show

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through November 24, 2013
Burnett Gallery & Jacob Foyer
Gualala Arts Center

Painting by Maeve Croghan
Maeve Croghan
Mendocino Eco Artists (MEA) is an organization of artists who have the common goal of applying their talents to help conserve and restore the natural environment of our area. MEA will contribute 30% of sales from this exhibit to the Mendocino Area Parks Association.

The mission of MEA is to form partnerships with local environmental groups, and through joint projects, to use the members' art to help raise public awareness of the threats to the ecological balance and to raise funds to support their projects.

Mendocino Eco Artists is joining a new movement in the arts toward pro-active environmental goals, to help preserve and restore what is left of the natural world of California.

Photo by Jim Moorehead
Jim Moorehead
The members of MEA are professional painters and sculptors who live, work, and draw their creative inspiration from this beautiful place. Many of the MEA are known nationally & internationally and have received a great amount of recognition in their artistic fields. Many have also been generous with their contribution of talent and time on projects for the community.

Each individual has a keen desire to contribute to the preservation of the Mendocino coastal environment - the mountains, rivers and shores and all the living things which call it home.

To paraphrase Dennis Power, former Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and of the Oakland Museum,

"Artists have become conservationists by depicting
in a heartfelt way what we may be in danger of losing."

Painting by Karen Bowers
Karen Bowers

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

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.