2017 Art in the Redwoods Fine Arts Exhibit

Gualala Arts Presents

56th Annual Art in the Redwoods Festival Fine Arts Exhibit

Remains on display through Sunday, September 3.

Gualala Arts Center


56th Annual Art in the Redwoods

Fine Arts Exhibit

Mark Chase won First Place for his sculpture “Study in Motion,” a revolving piece on display in the Burnett Gallery.


With more than 300 art items entered in the Fine Arts Exhibit that is the heart of the Art in the Redwoods Festival, this event continues to be one of the largest of its kind in Northern California. Artists from throughout California entered this year’s exhibit  in 15 categories and $5,000 was awarded in cash prizes. Categories include Best of Show, Best Local Work, Most Popular, Clay & Mosaic, Collage & Mixed Media, Digital Art, Fiber, Textiles & Soft Sculpture, Glass Art, Oil & Acrylics, Jewelry & Ornamentation, Pastels & Drawing, Monochromatic Photography, Color Photography, Prints & Graphics, Quilts, Sculpture, Water Media, Woodworking, Jacquetta Nisbet Weaving Prize, Beading Excellence, Figure Drawing Excellence, Mendonoma Sightings Emerging Artists (Under 18), and Environmental Awards.  There are first through third place awards in each category. Awards are sponsored by local businesses and individuals.








Healdsburg artist Joann Cassady won the “Most Popular” people’s choice award for her whimsical sculpture “Jo’s Ocean.”
BAKU played at the Art in the Redwoods Festival again this year.
Mark Stillman won the Pacific Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild quilt raffle, “The Labyrinth.” The PPQG quilt raffle provides funding for the Gualala Arts Young Artist Scholarship fund.




Lots of little people enjoyed the festivities over the four days.















Surf Market is proud to support Gualala Arts.  Owner Steve May says, “It is our mission to be a benefit to our community, and supporting the arts is an
important part of doing that.”





Mary Sue Ittner & Bob Rutemoeller

Andrea A. Lunsford





Bedrock, Inc.

Elizabeth Lane

Miriam and Buzz Owen

Vacasa Vacation Rentals

 Whale Watch Inn

Woodenhead Vintners

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~ Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen ~ Gualala Supermarket ~ Lagunitas ~ Lawrence & Brennie Brackett ~ Sophia & Bob Mitchell ~

Lagunitas Brewing Company





~Black Oak Catering ~ Breakers Inn ~ Cafe Selkie ~ George & Kathryn Anderson ~ Georgia & David Nelson ~ Flowers Vineyards & Winery ~ Gualala Country InnGualala Lions Club ~ Gualala Redwoods, Inc. ~ Handley Cellars ~ Husch Vineyards ~ Ignacio Health Insurance Services ~ Independent Coast Observor ~ Mirka Knaster & Larry Jacobs ~ Oz Farm ~ Pazzo Marco Creamery ~ Rams Head Realty ~Rotary Club of Gualala ~ Sea Ranch – Gualala Real Estate Co. ~ Solid Waste of Willits ~ Westamerica Bank ~