Archive for January, 2008

Mendocino Art Center Announces Member Artist Awards
Thursday, January 24th, 2008

catherineevansweb.jpgThe Mendocino Art Center has announced awards for the current “Members’ Juried Exhibit,” which will remain on display through February 23, in the Main Gallery. The Art Center’s contributing members submitted over 170 pieces of artwork for consideration, with 60 selected for exhibition.

First prize was bestowed on Catherine Evans for her acrylic/multi-media work, “Ancestors.” Second prize was awarded to Milo Needles for his acrylic painting, “Exposing Her Salmon.” Nan Noeau was honored with third prize for her clay work, “The Earth Our Mother.”


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Frolic Shipwreck Cannon Returning to Point Cabrillo Soon
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

One of the Gold Rush Era Shipwreck Frolic cannon’s may be back in Mendocino for the 2008 Mendocino and Fort Bragg Whale Festivals.

John W. Foster, Manager, Archaeology and History, Archaeology, History & Museums Division, California State Parks, reports: “the cannon is out of electrolytic treatment. Don Keith recently provided the new processed chemical coating treatment which is the final step before controlled humidity display. This is the same final treatment used on the conservation treatment for 1554 Padre Island shipwreck materials. So, it needs to be coated and then put into a controlled environment so the sealant is protected, which keeps moisture out of the artifact. Charlie hopes to bring or ship with the March 15 event at Ft. Ross. He also has the Frolic ceramics in acid free boxes ready for delivery.” For the past few years the cannon has been in the midwest going through preservation process. When it returns it will be on display inside the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Whale Migration Report from Captain Tim
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Here is another update from Captain Tim at All-Aboard Adventures about the ongoing migration of California Grey Whales.

Captain Tim says: “We’re seeing more and more whales with pods growing from two whales per pod to 10 whales about one mile out. But you can even see them from shore at Todd’s Point in Fort Bragg and at the Mendocino Headlands State Park in Mendocino. We are beginning to see increasing numbers of visitors signing up for whale watching and crabbing trips. We’re getting limits of up to 10 crabs per person.”

There’s a lot of info about whalewatching on our Whale Migration page.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Fire Sale at Gallery Bookshop
Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Submitted by Christie Olson Day, Owner

History: Late Tuesday evening on Jan 8, 2008, there was a severe fire in the apartment above Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino. The fire not only seriously burned the tenant, but also melted his bathroom. Between the melted water pipes and the firefighters’ efforts to save the historic Jarvis-Nichols building, the bookstore below was thoroughly flooded. 

Community support has been overwhelming in the wake of the January 8th fire upstairs, and Gallery Bookshop is doing well.  There’s always a silver lining, and for us it’s been the remarkable outpouring of concern and offers of help.  It reminds me again that this is why we live and work here — even more than the natural beauty, it’s the community that makes Mendocino County magic.  I’ll never be able to say it enough:  Thanks. The news you’re waiting for, though, is this:  beginning Thursday January 17th, all stock on hand will be 25% off!  If you’ve been by for a visit you know that there are still thousands and thousands of books in good reading condition, and we need to move them out and make room for the fresh ones.  This inventory close-out won’t continue for long, so don’t wait. We’re planning to remain open during the restoration, which will be a complex process involving major reconstruction upstairs and a complete overhaul of our space.  The work will be done in sections, so we’ll be here throughout, growing and shrinking our displays to accommodate the projects.  Gallery Bookshop and Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books, Main & Kasten Streets, Mendocino, 707-937-2665

There are photos of the fire here: http://www.nwilsonphoto.com/special/fire/index.htm


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

“The Artists of Mendocino Coast” Book Signing
Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Submitted by Mike McDonald, Mendocino Art Center

In a gathering constituting a veritable who’s who of Mendocino area artists, the Mendocino Art Center will host the artists featured in local photographer Larry Wagner’s beautiful photography book, The Artists of the Mendocino Coast,” for a group signing and party, Sunday, January 20, at 5:00 p.m. Many of the 77 distinguished artists will be on hand to sign copies of the recently released book for a small donation to the Mendocino Art Center. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will also be available. Those who already own a book may have their books signed for a $5 per copy donation to the Mendocino Art Center.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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