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Call 707-459-1726 or email manager@willitscenterforthearts.org



2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

On October 8 we will cover American Art 1920-1940. 

Willits Center for the Arts presents new works by Judy Hope Chance


October 1-24, 2021

(Opening Reception Cancelled)


There is something very gratifying about Judy Chance-Hope's work. It is elemental and direct. Judy told us 'Art is one of the few jobs I’ve had that allows me to use my own decisions completely. I paint in oil and acrylic using a loose realism and a personal palette.  I find that the longer I look at the subject, the more colors I can see. My work is a celebration of a subject or place I find meaningful. I try my best to share the childlike awe and joy I see there.'
Each person who looks at a painting perceives it a little differently, informed by their own experiences, making the artwork unique over and over. Judy encourages that interaction. Once the work is out of the studio, it gathers new stories.  Judy's many patrons give her paintings new life and new stories.

Judy was born in California and feels grateful to have lived in the forest most of her life. She lives with her husband, Charlie, their dog Moe, along with chickens, and outdoor cats. Judy's daughter, Diza Hope, is another renowned artist here in Willits.

Sandee Zaffarano will also be displaying her beaded jewelry.  This is Sandee’s first show in inland Mendocino.

No Opening Reception

Stop in to see the show Fridays through Sundays from 11 am until 5 pm.  

Be sure to check out the Online Gallery celebrating Mendocino Artists. 50 artists offer over 400 unique items for sale. There are some great gifts here to browse through.

The current Photo Club Show is open now. 

Nancy Collins Watercolor Class

Online Watercolor Techniques Class

October 16, 2021

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Online Workshop taught by Nancy Collins:

Incredible Colors When Creating Silhouettes 
October 16 9:30am – 12:00 and 1:00pm- 3:30pm  

Promotion: watercolor scrub brush will be given to the first 20 students that sign up for this class.
Registrants will receive a preferred color list, supplies and templates for 4 different paintings.  If you want to use your own images, Nancy's only requirement is that the first silhouette we create you will need to follow the class instructions and subject matter. 

TUITION $125.00


"Nancy Collins has spent more than 50 years making art. She oozes creativity from every pore...her true art soulmate is watercolor."

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Some classes and events have resumed