Jessica Cejnar / Friday, April 2 @ 9:46 a.m. / Arts

Del Norte, Curry County Art Scene: Guitar Lessons, Art Galleries

Dale Morgan will lead a beginning guitar workshop for veterans, active-duty military and their families starting Monday.

Classes will be held via Zoom from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and are free to veterans, active military and family. Family members can participate even if the veteran doesn't, according to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA).

For more information, call (707) 464-1336 or email

More from DNACA:

Ellensburg Theater Company
The 15th Annual Membership Gala is now being presented virtually on Facebook @EllensburgTheaterCompany. The virtual Gala is available to viewing through April 20, and features clips from past ETC performances, previews of upcoming events, musical acts, interviews, and comedy sketches. The Gala is in support of the ETC Membership Drive, and all donations to ETC are tax-deductible. For more information please call 541-247-4382 or message ETC through Facebook. You can also donate directly by sending your donation to PO Box 1324, Gold Beach, OR 97444


Mother's Day Card Class
Crescent City Art at 1228 2nd St., Crescent City, is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5p.m. starting April 7. They will also be offering a Mother’s Day card class April 6 at 12 p.m. for ages 4-16. Ages 4-8 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Adults may attend a Mother’s Day card class May 1 at 1 p.m. Cost is $15 per person for supplies to make two pop-up cards. For information and to register for classes, call 707-460-1414.

Free Gallery Memberships for POC
Crescent Harbor Art Gallery was awarded a grant to provide free one-year memberships to its gallery for Del Norte County artists who are Indigenous, Black, or other People of Color. Funding for this award was provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the California Arts Council, a state agency, and their local partner Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA). Under a separate program, free memberships are also being offered to a limited number of people who don’t qualify for the grant program but who may need financial assistance to become a member. The Del Norte community at large is invited to become members of Crescent Harbor Art Gallery. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to or leave a text message at 707-616-5637 with your contact information. For more about the Gallery, call 707-464-9133.

“A Scenic Vision”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the work of artist Jonathan Gaetke. The exhibit of oil paintings entitled “A Scenic Vision” is on display at the Del Norte Courthouse from March 4 - April 22. To view Jonathan’s art work online, please visit The courthouse is located at 450 H St. in Crescent City, and is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except for state holidays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or

“Del Norte Scenes”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the work of artist Edward Reidel, who recently won First Place in DNACA’s 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. His exhibit “Del Norte Scenes” is on display at the 2nd floor mezzanine of the CEC Airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd, March 5 - June 17 as part of DNACA’s Art in Public Places program. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or

Fog and Fine Art Gallery
Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply, 810 Chetco Ave. Brookings, the Gallery features 36 local artists in a variety of mediums and features a classroom to inspire new and seasoned artists with workshops. The current Featured Artist is artist David Haynes. His works include digitally enhanced photography and mixed media application. The classroom Gallery holds the works of Frank Gustufsen and Jay Mosbey. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on class offerings, painting demonstrations, and artists call 541-469-7900 or visit them on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming.

Brian Scott Gallery
Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, features April Artist of this Month Brian Gibbons. Gibbons paint acrylics and features oceanscapes, underwater sea life, landscapes, and wooden assemblages of castles and neighborhoods, all with lighting surrounding, which makes them handy as night lights, as well. You may greet Brian every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and on April 10th from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. as well.
The Gallery also features 32 other artists, displaying works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, sculpture, jewelry, and more. The Gallery’s hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 541-412-8687 or 541-469-1241 for information, or to schedule a private showing. 

Manley Art Center and Gallery
Manley Art Center and Gallery is located at 433 Oak St. in Brookings. Photographer Calvin Casey is the Gallery’s April featured artist with his exhibit “Famous Landmarks”, which features vivid colors and interesting local flavor subject matter. Recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Calvin uses photography to stay active and slow the progression of the disease. The Gallery is open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Please visit to learn more about the Gallery, or call 541-469-1807.

“Colorful Critters of Del Norte County”
Rainy day activities are easy with the book “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County.” The book is made for meditative coloring and stress reduction for adults, and fun learning for children, with hand drawn illustrations by local artist Rosemary Garcia. Highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters, the book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok, and at the end of the book interesting facts about each of the 17 featured animals are included. A LIMITED SUPPLY of “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is available at the Requa Inn at 451 Requa Rd, Klamath, and at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or

Gallery of Arts and Culture
The Gallery of Arts & Culture at 175 H St., Crescent City, 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 the Gallery at 707-464-4745.



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