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Opening reception 2/4 6-9pm



January: Rod Jamison, Sofia Alaoui
February: Nancy New, Victor Palomino
March:  Nino Villamor, Paul Reiber
April: Art Under 20
May: High off the Land
June: Derrick Brown, Doug Browe
July:  Native American
August:  Group Show: This is Willits
September: Quilts
October:  Laura Fargey, TBA
November: Photography Show
December:  Small Works Show

Call to Artists!

High Off the Land

Curators Gary Martin & Laura Fogg

A traveling exhibit about the effects of the cannabis industry on Mendocino County


May 1 through August 7 

 May 6-May 28: Willits Center for the Arts

June 3 - June 25: Art Center Ukiah

July 14: Gualala Arts          


Download Registration Form by copying and pasting this link


Exhibit Statement

Cannabis has a long and colorful history in Mendocino County, and it affects both residents and visitors in diverse ways. It has fueled our economy for years and has recently become legal.  With 20/20 hindsight on half a century of local cannabis cultivation and use, it’s time to speak about the different aspects of how it speaks to all of us.  We are asking artists to visually interpret their own experiences with cannabis. How has it affected you or your environment? We are looking for work in any visual medium, both two and three-dimensional. We welcome and encourage both positive and negative responses.

This will be a juried show. Those deciding on pieces for the show will be David Burton of the Grace Hudson Museum and Allysum Wier of the Arts Council of Mendocino.

This show will open in Willits Center for the Arts in May 2023  Art Center Ukiah in June 2023, and then Gualala Art Center in July 2023.

The show, opens at Willits Center for the Arts on May 6, 2023

Directions, requirements, and General Info

  • Please email a high-quality digital image of your entry (two images if it’s three-dimensional at 1200-pixels (4inch @ 300dpi)) along with your application form to by March 24, 2023

  • Ten semi-finalists will be selected, which will be then juried for the final show by David Burton, the Grace Hudson Museum director, and Alyssum Wier, director of the Mendocino Arts Council. You will be notified by April 15th if you have been selected to be in the High Off the Land Exhibit.

  • If selected, drop off your artwork at Willits Center for the Arts on May 1, 2023, between 10 am – 4 pm.
    Please ensure all artwork is professionally prepared for hanging or display (no clip frames, etc.) and can be displayed with a minimum of effort. NO screws or anchor bolts will be used for hanging; if needed, modify your art to be hung by a wire picture hanger.)

  • Art pick-up will be discussed upon acceptance to the exhibit

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Willits Center for the Arts, Inc. (WCA) is a nonprofit community organization whose specific purpose is to foster engagement, exploration and excellence in art in all its forms. The WCA features monthly art exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, cultivating a vibrant regional arts environment ensuring access to all people and preserving the community’s artistic heritage.

If you are interested in a show, inquiries and sample work can be submitted to our Curator using the form to the right.

Our Main Gallery is currently booked through 2023, but please contact us as there may be openings. 

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