Exhibits

Community Exhibits

The Mendocino County Art Association (MCAA) has contributed exhibits of its members art within the community for many years. They are not just a pleasant addition to the businesses who provide the space for these artistic exhibits, but it is a perk of membership in MCAA. Businesses receive a changing look to their walls at no cost to them and members have an opportunity to get their art seen by an ever-changing audience who may not normally visit galleries. Artists provide a small label about the piece with a price and contact information for questions and purchases.

Venues Include:

West America Bank

Coordinator:
Dora Briley
dwbriley180@pacific.net
(707) 621-0463

West America Bank has been a participant in the Community Exhibits for as long as the program has been in existence. It is a good place to start exhibiting as the space does not require a lot of art.

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITS

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS WEST AMERICA BANK

This is a free of charge opportunity for MCAA members but there are requirements:

  • First is a firm commitment to follow through with your choice.
  • It is recommended that you visit the bank in advance to see their space and decide how many pieces you will be able to exhibit, this bank has non repositionable nails.
  • You are responsible for making your own labels to include: title, medium, price, your name and email address.
  • Install your art on or near the first of the month. But first, call the person who is exhibiting before you to determine when they will be removing their installation.
  • When your two months are over:
    Call the person who is following you to let them know when you will be taking down your art, so they are aware that the space is empty. By calling at both ends of your time will keep everyone up to speed.
  • You will be given a calendar for the entire year, showing all locations, all the participants with emails and phone numbers. Please post this where it will remind you and you can remind others.

Schat’s Bakeries

Across from Court House and in Friedmans

Coordinator:
Dora Briley
dwbriley180@pacific.net
(707) 621-0463

A most sought-after space is courtesy of Schat’s Bakery in Ukiah, featuring a large expanse of wall to hang an entire show. With its constantly changing customers all day long, it is a coup for any artist. And, again, the popularity of these exhibits has recently added Schat’s at Friedmans.

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITS

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS SCHAT’S BAKERIES

This is a free of charge opportunity for MCAA members but there are requirements:

  • First is a firm commitment to follow through.
  • Visit the business in advance to see their space and decide how many pieces you will be able to exhibit.
  • You are responsible for making your own business card size LABELS to include title of piece, medium, price, your email
    address. Also, a BIO, suitable for hanging, to include with your art including contact information.
  • Install your art between 4:30 – 5:30 PM, on or near the first of the month. But first, call the person who is exhibiting before you to determine when they will be removing their installation.
  • Introduce yourself to the manager before hanging or removing your art.
  • When your two months are over:
    Call the person who is following you to let them know when you will be taking down your art, so they are aware that the space is empty.

Saving Banks of Mendocino County

Main Branch, South Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Hopland

Coordinator:
Dora Briley
dwbriley180@pacific.net
(707) 621-0463

The largest entity hosting the exhibits is the Savings Bank of Mendocino, with locations in Redwood Valley, and Ukiah. After many years of providing space in two locations they have recently added their branches in Hopland and the Main Branch on School Street in Ukiah. A signal that these exhibits are well received by the bank and their customers.

The Main branch includes three walls to host three artists, they are designed Walls One, Two and Three.

Wall One at Main Bank

Wall Two

Wall Three

Hopland Branch

South Ukiah Branch

Redwood Valley Branch

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITS

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS SAVINGS BANK LOCATIONS

This is a free of charge opportunity for MCAA members but there are requirements:

  • First is a firm commitment to follow through.
  • Visit the business in advance to see the space, know the hanging system and decide how many pieces you will be able to exhibit.
  • You are responsible for making your own, business card size, LABELS to include title of piece, medium, price, your name and email address. Also a BIO, with your contact information suitable for hanging with your art.
  • Art must have securely attached wires, no saw tooth hangers.
  • Art must be appropriate to a business setting, no violence, nudes, sexually suggestive, religious, political, weapons, etc.
  • Install your art in the early morning, banks open at 9am, on or

Participation Instructions

The largest entity hosting the exhibits is the Savings Bank of Mendocino, with locations in Redwood Valley, and Ukiah. After many years of providing space in two locations they have recently added their branches in Hopland and the Main Branch on School Street in Ukiah. A signal that these exhibits are well received by the bank and their customers. The Main branch includes three walls to host three artists, they are designed Walls One, Two and Three.

MCAA Corner Gallery Wall. The Art Association has arranged with the Corner Gallery to rent a V shaped wall by the year. This wall has a permanent place in the gallery facing the front door. Members are given the opportunity to show their art in the longest operating gallery in Ukiah.

MCAA Corner Gallery Wall

This wall is available by the month for a fee less than the regular cost charged by the gallery for the same space. The fee for the entire space is $50, although occasionally two artists will share the space each taking one side of the V at $25. MCAA picks up the remaining cost of the wall to the gallery and occupies a space for a column containing the logo, MCAA brochures, and a poster for an upcoming event.

PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS
  • The first requirement is a firm commitment to follow through with your choice of Month.
  • It is recommended that you visit the gallery in advance to see the space and decide how many pieces you will be able to exhibit.
  • Submit the Inventory On the 15th of the month prior to your showing. Your list should follow this order: Title of the Piece, Medium, Size, Price, Your Name. Remember, the Gallery will take 20% Commission if Your Art Sells so Price Accordingly. Email to thelastleaf@sbcglobal.net.
  • At the same time, Write a 10 line statement about you and your art to be published in the newsletter along with a photo of a piece of your art. Email to kathleen@mendocinocountyartassn.org
  • Tuesday, prior to the First Friday, install your art between Noon and 1pm.
    Important: Your art must have a wire attached to the back, no alligator hangers.
    Try to be at the First Friday Art Walk to talk about your art.
  • Tuesday, prior to the following First Friday, remove your art between 11 and Noon. You will be sent a calendar for the entire year, showing all locations, all the participants with emails and phone numbers. Please post this where it will remind you and you can remind others.