Local Arts Scene

Poetry Out Loud for High School Students

Facilitated locally by DNACA, Poetry Out Loud is seeking local students grades 9 - 12, who are currently homeschooled and not enrolled in a public high school, to participate in the program. Poetry Out Loud, presented in partnership with the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students to learn about great poetry — both classic and contemporary — through memorization, performance and competition. The Del Norte county champion can advance to the Poetry Out Loud state and national finals where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. For more information on how to participate, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Funds for Artists’ Resilience Call for Artists

The Funds for Artists’ Resilience (FAR) is searching for local artists of all types who are interested in creating new public art works with the theme of “Resilience”. Individual projects will be funded up to $1,000 and collaborations will be funded up to $5,000. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Oct. 31. FAR is a collaboration between the Ink People Center for the Arts, Trinity County Arts Council, and Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA), with funds provided from the Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. For more information and to apply online or print an application, visit inkpeople.org/far. If you do not have computer or internet capabilities, call (707) 464-1336 for assistance.

DNACA Grants for Art and Cultural Organizations - Seeking Applicants

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) is awarding over $12,000 in funds to local art and cultural organizations or groups that serve local communities of color, or whose constituency is mainly communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Hmong and others. This funding may be used for general operational support. It is not necessary to use the funding for new projects. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency. The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 30. For more information please email office@dnaca.net, or if you do not have computer or internet capabilities, call (707) 464-1336 for assistance.

DNACA’s 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition - Call for Artists

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) is seeking artists from Del Norte County and Southern Oregon for their 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces, and artwork that is juried into the show will remain on display at the Del Norte Courthouse through Jan. 14, 2021. For more information or to obtain a prospectus, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Art in Public Places Exhibit

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ (DNACA) Art in Public Places exhibit in the Del Norte Courthouse features a collection of photographs by Gloria Bobertz entitled “The Captures Around Me.” Also featured is an exhibit by photographer Kyoko Apperson entitled “Earthly Charm.” The exhibits are available for viewing through Nov. 19. The courthouse is located at 450 H St. and they are open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except for state holidays. For more information, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Airport Art Exhibit

DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibit on the 2nd floor mezzanine of the CEC airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd is an exhibition of works by painter Horst Wolf entitled “Random Ramblings.” This exhibit has been extended through January 7, 2021. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, 6-10 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net

California Redwoods Art Association

Renay Radniechi is the Artist of the Month at the 2nd Street Gallery, 1228 2nd St. Other exhibits include Susan Humphry at the Del Norte County Library, Catherine Balck at the Wild Rivers Foundation offices and an exhibit of various artists at the Sutter Coast Hospital Infusion Center and in the Main Hall at Sutter Coast Hospital. The 2nd Street Gallery is open to the public Thursday - Saturday from noon - 5 p.m. For information, call (707) 460-1414.

Coloring Book

The coloring book “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is a great way to engage students with a home art and learning project! This book is hand drawn by local artist Rosemary Garcia, highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters. The coloring book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok, and at the end of the book are interesting facts about each of the 17 featured animals. “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is available at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St. For more information, contact DNACA at (707) 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Coast Redwoods Art Association

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Art Gallery is pleased to present new art inspired by our local beach and redwood landscapes, including Arlene Krogstad’s original oil entitled “California Dreaming.” The Gallery’s October Artist of the Month is Cheryl Anderson. The Gallery is located at 140 Marine Way and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and closed Monday. Face coverings are required. For more information, call (707) 464-9133.

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts & Culture at 175 H St. is now open. Masks and gloves will be required according to the Department of Public Health, until they are certain the virus is abating. The gallery has been sanitized and freshened and is ready to welcome guests and visitors. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, call (707) 464-4745.


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