Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, Oct. 22 @ 6 a.m. / Arts

DNACA Continues Call for Artists; New Exhibits On Display at DN Courthouse, Airport

"I Contain Worth," by Julie Smiley and other works inspired by domestic violence survivors are on display at the Del Norte County Courthouse. Photo courtesy of DNACA

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness continues to seek local artists from both sides of the stateline for its 30th annual juried exhibition.

Intake is from 5-6 p.m. at the Del Norte County Courthouse and the entry fee is $10 per piece. Artists may submit up to two works that are wired for hanging. Pieces will be on display through Jan. 13, 2022.

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

Here's more going on in the local art world from DNACA:

"The Way I Felt"
DNACA’s Art in Public Places program presents “The Way I Felt” by artist 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 Rd, Crescent City. The exhibit can be viewed during the airport terminal’s hours: 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

“We Are Worthy”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) 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 (FAR) and awarded through DNACA, Ink People, and Humboldt Area Foundation. Now on display through November 18th, 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 more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or

Live Old Time Radio Shows
Ellensburg Theater Company in Gold Beach presents live readings of three radio shows: “Ghost Party,” “Four Small Bottles,” and “The Musgrave Ritual.” Presented as a play-within-a-play, performers portray actors of the period playing a part in a radio show. Live sound effects performed on stage will complete the setting. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, November 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays November 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. All shows are held at 94196 Moore Street, Gold Beach. For more information call (541) 247-4382.

DNACA’s Performance Series Season Tickets
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) 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, or in person at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, and Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings.

Crescent City Art
Crescent City Art at 1228 2nd St., Crescent City, is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 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 more information, call 707-460-1414.

Brian Scott Gallery
Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, is open and ready to showcase all of its 32 artists. The Gallery’s current featured artist is Les Cornish. Widely known for his work with pastels, Les will also be featuring his oil paintings at the Gallery. The Gallery also features fine jewelry, pastels, oils, acrylics, and watercolors, as well as hand painted pottery, ceramics, weavings, and more. The Gallery’s summer hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For information call 541-412-8687.

Crescent Harbor Art Gallery
Crescent Harbor Art Gallery’s Artist of the Month is Arlene Krogstad, with her exhibit “Scenes of Del Norte,” featuring new oil paintings completed during the past year. Arlene moved to our area from Denver eight years ago, and is constantly inspired by the scenic views here. Her new works include paintings of two lighthouses, seascapes, children playing on the beach, and the redwoods. 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.

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 concentrates 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.

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 a classroom to inspire new and seasoned artists with workshops. Stop by and enjoy all that’s new in the Gallery, 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.

Manley Art Center and Gallery
Manley Art Center and Gallery is located at 433 Oak St. in Brookings. The award winners from this summer’s Art at the Port Exhibition will be displayed in the Gallery from October 3 - October 30. There were 64 entries in three categories (adults, teens, and youth) displayed on the boardwalk fence from May through mid-September, reflecting the theme Wild about the Oregon Coast. Gallery Hours for September are Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or visit


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