Sunday, 16 August 2015

Odd Fellows...Art Mix

Newest ART@OddFellows 

ART MIX IN MENDOCINO featuring the work of 10 local artists, offers a sophisticated experience of contemporary art making.  Painting, wood work and ceramic  by Harry Cohen, George Gruel,  Krystine Graziano, Lynne Zickerman, Odis Schmidt, and Jo Killan kicks things off and spill into a lively feast of assemblage works by Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson, Raven Mahon, and Spencer Brewer.

The exhibit is open daily 11-5 through August 29. Corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets in Mendocino Village. 

Monday, 27 July 2015


Signs of progress...

Our new sign was just installed for Noyo Printworks, giving a real presence to studio activities now at 215 Laurel St, in the heart of Fort Bragg.  

This space was formerly the Boys Locker Room at the old Swim Center (circa 1917-2009). It has been transformed into a bright, airy working studio for letterpress, printmaking and book arts.  Our thanks to the City of Fort Bragg for this special opportunity to establish this new community creative project. 

Since opening the doors in April, over 400 people have visited the studio and nearly 200 people have signed up with special interest in learning and working in the Studio.  1st Friday Art Walks with hands on activities and exhibits, mini-workshops in lino-cuts printmaking and book arts and Studio Groups in Printmaking, Monoprinting and Letterpress are fostering a lively sense of the creative possibilities in this working studio space. And new classes, workshops and events are being planned for the fall.   

The sign itself speaks to more than just making Noyo Printworks visible to street traffic.  Funding for the sign was made possible from a grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County for our 2015-16 Marketing and Outreach project.  The aim is to strengthen our community identity and visibility by adding support for printed materials, signage, and technology. This is groundwork for our on-going strategic development.  

We build community through creativity.  Flockworks was founded as an organizational “frame” for community art & creative initiatives.  We mobilize space, talents, time, and other resources to foster opportunities for people of all ages and experience to share, explore and participate in arts & creativity.  We add visibility and vibrancy to local arts in our Arts@OddFellows Series.  We engage children and young people in vivid art experiences on the playground, in classrooms and many diverse settings.  With public display, this art gives ‘voice’ to the importance of our children.  We contribute our unique creative twist to gatherings and efforts that support other organizations and groups.  We believe these creative threads tie us together as a community, and shape who we are, rather than see art as an endeavor of an exclusive few. 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Art of Wood ...@OddFellows

17th Annual Exhibit of Fine Wood Working 

Beautiful wood, amazing pieces wait to be discovered at this wonderful show of local talents.  Furniture, sculpture, paintings, assemblage, turned work, and more.  

Open Daily July 2 to Aug  2, hosted by the makers in the historic Odd Fellows... Hasten & Ukiah Streets, Mendocino.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Art & Soul...@OddFellows

An exhibit of Spiritual & Socially Conscious Art.

14 local artists share their spiritually inspired work, PLUS a multi-media EXPO presenting Hopeful News about momentous events now transforming our world.

Charlie Hochberg ~ Chris Boersma Smith ~ Ellen Witherite ~ Erin Severi ~ Gene North ~ Jack Gilmour ~ Janie Rezner ~ Katherine Lewis ~ Kim Howland ~ Laura Pope ~ Maire Palme ~ Marvin Schenck ~ Nancy Chinn ~ Nancy MacLeod                                                                 

Open 10:30 am -5 pm (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Odd Fellows Gallery, Kasten at Ukiah Sts., Mendocino

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Studio Groups Begin at Noyo Printworks

Ready to get hands-on in the Studio? 

Studio Groups in Letterpress, Printmaking and Mono Printing provide the opportunity to explore work in your area of interest.  Supportive setting with expertise, equipment and materials fosters work on individual projects. Create a Poetry Broadside. Print an edition of a new drypoint plate.  Experiment with mono printing by hand and with a press.  

Each group will reflect the interests and experience of the participants. Studio leader will provide expertise and support.  Open to all, beginner to expert, for those who want to learn and practice in a professional Studio environment. 5 Week session for $100 each group.  Space is limited; new groups, and days may be added.  

Printmakers Studio Group: Tuesdays 11:00-4:00 from June 23 for 5 weeks   For artists who want to progress their knowledge and practice of printing on Sturges etching press as well as hand-rubbing of relief plates (linoleum, woodblock). This is an opportunity for experienced printmakers to enjoy the environment of a shared space rather than working alone. Kathy Carl, experienced printmaker, will be on hand to offer support as needed, and to supervise use of equipment. Limit 4.

Mono-Print Studio Group:  Sundays Noon-4pm  5 week series begins June 21. Come explore the fun and artistry of mono-printing with work by hand and with an etching press.  Together, we will consider various methods of creating, printing and evolving images through monoprinting processes.  This is an opportunity, led by artist Janet Self, to explore a new way of working or for experienced artists to continue to expand your work.  Limit 5

Plus upcoming Mini-workshops ... 

Block Printing: Explore Linocut June 27/ $20
Book Arts: Explore Book Forms July 11/ $20

 Email to if you'd like to join
a Studio group,
attend a Mini-workshop or
 get involved in other ways. Welcome!

And if you'd like to be more involved in this all-volunteer, artist-led venture, please let us know. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Take Peek... Thru Memorial Day

"Art of Letter, Word & Book" offers a rich, diversity of works from intimate artist books to dramatic, large scale installations.  The exhibit celebrates the intersection between language and art.  Open Daily from 10:30-5:00, Arts@OddFellows is on the corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets in Mendocino.


Adrienne Ardito
Ann Kyle Brown
Ann S. Hedges
Ariela Marshall
Cate Verbecke
Cathleen Micheaels
Corrine Riley
Diane Rubin
Elizabeth Sheets
Ellie Jantzen
Harry Van Ornum
Jacquelyn & Chris Cisper
Janet Self
Jonathan Palmer
Judy Detrick
Karen Bowers
Kate Dougherty
Kathy Silva
Kerry Marshall
Larry Thomas
Laura Pope
Linda Turner
Lisa Orselli
Luz Marina Ruiz

Mary Ellen Campbell
Margaret Holub
Mickie McCormic
Mimi Arnold
Mimi Rule
Miriam Davis
Nancy Chinn
North Coast Gardening Girls
Paul Reiber
Peggy Dart
Peter Gealey
Rebecca Johnson
Sonya Popow
Valerie Frey
Wendell Rickon

North Redwood Book Arts Guild
Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference
“Emmy Lou Packard”   by Kelley House Museum, Carolyn Zeitler
The Ford House, Jenny Heckeroth
AVID Class of Fort Bragg Middle
Students from Lighthouse & Noyo Schools in Ft Bragg
Students from Anderson Valley Elementary School and Arena Union Elementary School