Harbor Gallery activities
The gallery’s artist of the month for August is Crescent City’s Betty Belitz, who says “art is a way of life. It’s on the inside, and it will bubble up whether we make room for it or not.”
A sampling of her work is currently on display, along with pieces by other gallery members. “Creative Mondays” continue to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday.
Fortuna-based artist John Hewitt, a signature member in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, will give a free painting demonstration at noon Aug. 23, preceded by a potluck.
Immediately following the demo, Hewitt will give a three-hour watercolor workshop, which costs $20. On Aug. 24 and 25, he will also give two additional plein air (outdoors) watercolor workshops; cost is $40 each. For more information, visit 140 Marine Way, or call 464-9133.
Aug. 15 deadline for juried show
North Coast Redwoods Art Association’s annual Juried Art Show will hang throughout the month of September at Crescent Harbor Gallery. The deadline for submitting entry forms and fees is Aug. 15. Note that $1,000 in prize money will be awarded.
Wednesday deadline for writers
Wednesday is the deadline to turn in a manuscript to be critiqued at the North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference, which is coming up Sept. 21-22 at the College of the Redwoods, Del Norte.
For more information about submitting a manuscript of up to 10 pages, formatted with one-inch margins and double-spaced using Times or Times New Roman font, visit www.ncrwc.org online. Or to receive a brochure that includes submission guidelines and a complete schedule of the conference, call 707-465-2300.
Art exhibit at courthouse
The Art in Public Places exhibit currently up in the Del Norte County Courthouse is a solo show by Gasquet photographer Larry Depee.
Blackberry Bushes to appear
The Pistol River Concert Association presents The Blackberry Bushes String Band at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.
The Blackberry Bushes are a contemporary string band from Olympia, Wash. They take a bluegrass instrumentation, draw from the deep roots of American folk music and add influences from bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, indie rock, jazz, and pop.
Tickets cost $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, The Book Dock in Harbor and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.pistolriver.com/tickets or by calling 541-247-2848. A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door with student ID.