Featuring artwork from local Humboldt County artists, the Humboldt Artist Gallery offers fine art for sale in a variety of media ranging from abstract and representational paintings and prints, ceramics, photography, jewelry and glass art.
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for that special occassion or adding an exciting new piece to your own collection, the Humboldt Artist Gallery has something for everyone.
Creating art has been part of Julia’s life since she was a small child. Nature is her inspiration; from the beauty of a flower or a landscape, to the power and majesty of a rock formation or the charm and mystery of a cat. She works in watercolor or oil, painting in an impressionistic or realistic style, depending on the subject and her emotional response to it. Painting is her way of experiencing the beauty and wonder of nature and sharing that experience.
Julia serves on the Board of Directors of the Redwood Art Association and the Humboldt Arts Council and is active in several art groups, including the Representational Art League and the Fortuna Arts Council.
Julia maintains an art studio at her home where she lives with several cats, strays who came from the gully to live with her and who often become subjects of her paintings. Her studio is open by appointment during the year.
According to ancient Chinese philosophy… to make art good enough to enter peoples’ hearts is called “making stone into gold”. That has become Julia’s mission and her mantra.
Gilbert draws inspiration from nature and the beauty which abounds on California’s Northcoast. Lush redwood forests, rugged ocean coastline, wildlife in all its exquisite variety are reflected in the designs of his unique ceramics and one-of-akind jewelry pieces. In addition, his rich hispanic heritage can be seen in his use of many images from Mexico such as his Dia de los Muertos tiles.
Gilbert began his artistic career as a reconnaisance photographer in the Air Force during which time he traveled extensivelythroughout the Pacific. He realized early on that there was something very special in the creation of lasting images reflecting the world around us and how we relate to nature.
Jim Lowry received a bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Long Beach in 1968 and went on to do extensive post graduate studies in drawing, painting and sculpture at the University of Long Beach as well as Humboldt State University. His work has been shown and collected internationally. He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Morris Graves Museum of Art where he chairs the Exhibition Committee.
"To say that working in the digital medium is a stimulating experience would be an understatement. With digital art the potential for exploration is vast. The computer and digital camera combination gives me the feeling of freedom to do whatever comes to mind. There is a sense of newness to this medium, and i enjoy being near the edge of new directions in art." ~ Jim Lowry
Most of these images were acquired with digital cameras and loaded into acomputer. Some were captured on film and scanned into a computer. Extensive software manipulation produced the resulting images. The prints have been produced on an Epson Photo 2200 using archival inks and paper.
Helsinki born, Humboldt county artist Claire Iris Schencke is a pioneer in the emerging field of mobile digital art. Additionally, she finds creative balance in pursuing the ancient art of monotype printmaking. She usually focuses on specific themes: jazz, glaciers, shorescapes and lovely bugs. She studied Studio Art at Konstfack and Art History at Stockholm University in Sweden, and Monotype Printmaking with Patricia Sennott in Arcata, California.
Schencke’s art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including:
The Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University
The Broome Street Gallery, New York City
Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
The Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery, Eureka
The Piante Gallery, Eureka
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding
Vika Congregation Hall, Dalarna, Sweden.
Her paintings are held in private collections in California, Oregon, New York, Florida, Arkansas, Washington DC in the USA, and in Sweden, Finland and Germany in Europe.
Schencke teaches iPad Painting both privately and throughHumboldt State University’s OLLI program.