Local art scene

Curtis Salgado in concert

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness kicks off their 40th Anniversary Performance Series Season with a concert by blues and soul legend Curtis Salgado on Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m. This acclaimed singer and musician, and the inspiration for The Blues Brothers, is “one of the most soulful, honest singers ever.” - Blues Review. Tickets are available online at dnaca.eventbrite.com and in person at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St. in Crescent City and at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings. Limited tickets may also be available for purchase at the door, advance purchase recommended. The concert will be held at the Tolowa Event Center, 350 N. Indian Road, Smith River. For information, visit dnaca.net.

“Written in the Redwoods”

Join local authors Terri Glass and Susan Tietjen as they read from their works, Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m., at the Del Norte Library, 190 Price Mall, Crescent City. Glass will be reading from her book of poetry Being Animal and Tietjen will read from her works of fiction. The authors’ books will be available for sale after the reading. For information, contact the Del Norte Library at 707-464-9793.

“The Way I Felt” Art Exhibit

DNACA’s Art in Public Places program presents “The Way I Felt” by artist Emmaline (Mary Baker), who was featured in DNACA’s 29th annual Juried Art Exhibit. Emmaline’s award-winning art is created with a unique felting process to create bold and colorful images. The exhibit is on display through January 13, 2022, at the 2nd floor mezzanine of the CEC Airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Road, Crescent City. The exhibit can be viewed during the airport terminal’s hours: 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 information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net

DNACA’s 30th annual Juried Art Exhibition - Call for Artists

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is seeking artists from Del Norte County and Curry County for their 30th annual Juried Art Exhibition. Intake is at the Del Norte County Courthouse on November 18, from 5 - 6 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per artwork, and artists may submit up to two pieces, wired for hanging. There are cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Artwork that is juried into the show will remain on display at the Del Norte Courthouse through January 13, 2022. For information or to obtain a prospectus, email office@dnaca.net or call 707-464-1336.

DNACA’s 40th Anniversary Performance Series Season Tickets

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is happy to present their 40th Anniversary Performance Series. The season includes five live concerts from a wide variety of artists including blues and soul, world music/dance/storytelling, vintage jazz and comedy, hypnotic tango and dance and a “sit down” comedian on piano. Tickets and information on each concert are available at dnaca.eventbrite.com, or in person at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, and Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings.

“We Are Worthy” Art Exhibit

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness presents the work of Julie Smiley, in her multimedia exhibit entitled “We Are Worthy.” Inspired by her work with domestic violence survivors, Smiley worked with the theme of “resilience” to create her original works. Smiley’s project was funded through a grant from the Fund for Artists’ Resilience and awarded through DNACA, Ink People and Humboldt Area Foundation. Now on display through November 18, as part of DNACA’s Art in Public Places program, the exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Del Norte County Courthouse, 450 H Street, Crescent City. The Courthouse is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. except on holidays. For information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net

Crescent City Art

Crescent City Art at 1228 2nd St., Crescent City, is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday from noon - 5 p.m. The gallery’s Artist of the Month is Rodney Reid. Member art exhibits include spray paint artist Spencer Bishop at the Del Norte County Library, watercolor artist Pauline Lodolini at the Smith River Library and an exhibit of various artists at the Sutter Coast Hospital Infusion Center and in the Main Hall at Sutter Coast Hospital. For information, call 707-460-1414.

Crescent Harbor Art Gallery

Crescent Harbor Art Gallery’s Artist of the Month is Pauline Holmes, who works with a variety of media but prefers to paint landscapes in acrylics, using her own photos as inspiration. Pauline was born in England, and before moving to our area worked on a kibbutz in Israel, and then as a clinical psychologist here in the United States before retiring last year. Her weekly radio show “Grace and Sanity” airs at 7:45 a.m. on Sundays, on AM 1240/FM 106.7. The gallery is located at 140 Marine Way and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Face coverings are required. For information, call 707-464-9133 or visit the updated website www.crescentharborgallery.com

The Gallery of Arts & Culture

The Gallery of Arts & Culture at 175 H Street, is featuring the oil paintings of award-winning artist Daniel Desmond. While Dan and his artist wife Marianne Strehler moved to Crescent City several years ago, he has been painting with oils for over 60 years, and concentrate mostly on landscapes and seascapes. The gallery is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, and masks will be required inside the gallery at all times.

For community arts calendar listings, please visit www.dnaca.net. For inclusion in Arts Scene listings, items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at office@dnaca.net by Friday of each week.

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