I am a member of the best artist's cooperative gallery on the Mendocino Coast!
Openings for new shows every First Friday of the Month.
Upcoming: August 2nd 2019, 5 - 8 pm
Featured artist Virginia Ray, Assemblage
"A Grateful Life"
Show runs July 31 - September 2, 2019
Featuring my Grateful Series using vintage graters, new assemblages inspired by the ocean, and the rarely shown "Hair Piece". Installations, and drive by art in both front windows! Plus Tiny Treasures with local sea glass, Little Whimsies, Prayer Flags, and unusual surprises.
Northcoast Artists Gallery
362 North Main St. in Ft. Bragg, CA
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm. Seven days a week.
This is my actual childhood chinese checkers board. I played many a game with one of my sisters. Sanded and polished, it’s transformed with local seaglass, gem stones, good luck beads, coins, buttons, and ribbons. Also a metal i ching disc and enameled lid, a cobalt blue salt shaker of sorts, a vintage bottle, japanese papers and beeswax.
"The Hair Piece"
This was a year long 'performance'. I originally invited 100 friends to send me a lock of their hair to represent themselves by. Hair can be thought of as a physical symbol of ones' self. I have been naturally bald (Alopecia) for many years. So the exchange of hair very much complemented our existence, showing we are all parts of each other. Today, with the blowing winds of division and destruction all around, I feel the call to show this unifying piece.
Some Past Shows:
I'm honored to have images from my Grateful Series in this online inspirational journal, Leaping Clear.
Next mini show:
November 24 & 25th, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mendocino Art Center
58th Annual Thanksgiving Art Fair (indoors)
I’ll have a fun booth overflowing with small whimsical assemblages and magical oddities.
Come visit this gorgeous coast if you can get away.
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival
January 12 - 16, 2017
Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA
Environmental Awareness Themed Art Shows at various venues.
A grouping of my work was on display in the historic Miners Foundry.
325 Spring St. in Nevada City.
"Fortitude" is made using a vintage Kodak film canister. Perfect for this show!
I like giving new life to ordinary items we all use, especially spoons. The aged patina of the metals is even more lovely with added depth after it went through a fire. Several items were scavenged from a different fire including two spoons, the tea kettle lid, and the metal top of a burned Earth, Wind, and Fire music box. Other items are a carved bone knob, coins, metal covered wooden heart, Bodhi leaves, clay lotus charm, antique ribbon and an ancient spoon that holds much mystery to me.
ENCORE -Repurposed Art Group Show
MAY 13 - JULY 6, 2016
6301 S Street (near 65th) Sacramento, CA
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(I had 5 rustic pieces in this show.)
LEEANN BROOK FINE ART GALLERY
The month of June 2016
300 Spring Street (at S. Pine) in Nevada City, CA
Gallery hours: Thurs - Sun Noon to 5 p.m.
View 6 of my earthy pieces along with LeeAnn's new
Light of Day series of paintings using re-purposed materials.
And beautiful collection of Japanese antiquities.
And right next door visit South Pine Cafe show!
Open Studio Tour 2016
October 8, 9 and 15, 16
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My studio in the big old barn:
305 Miners Trail
This was a county wide event,
MORE INFO sponsored by
The Center for the Arts.
More Open Studio Tour Photos: