Humboldt Arts Council Accepting Entries for 24th Annual Junque Arte Competition and Exhibition

This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council

Calling all artists! The Humboldt Arts Council will be accepting entries for the 24th Annual Junque Arte Competition and Exhibition Wednesday, October 3rd from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition will run from October 6th to December 3rd in the Thonson Gallery. An opening reception will be held October 6th, from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Saturday Night Arts Alive! The exhibition is sponsored by Linda Wise and Recology Humboldt County.


This year’s juror is Dan McCauley. “Hello my name is Dan McCauley, I am a found object metal sculptor.  I was taught to weld at the age of 11 by my grandfather, my first metal project was building a go-cart.  I learned that almost anything can be built from using discarded items.  Art is a passion of mine.  To improve other’s lives by making them happy is the greatest gift to give.  Simplicity is key, whether in life or expression.  I feel it carries a message of happiness.  I love sharing what I do and I love seeing people share what they do.”


To be eligible, art works must be made of 100% recycled materials. Please review detailed entry guidelines available at the Museum or at  Adult, youth, and Group submissions will be accepted, and awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place within each category as well as a Best of Show Award. Awards will be presented to this year’s winners October 7th  at 5:30 p.m., prior to the First Saturday Night Arts Alive! The public is invited to attend.


The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over), military veterans, and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Families with an EBT Card and valid ID receive free admission through the Museums for All initiative, Museum members are free. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including First Saturday Night Arts Alive!, 6-9 p.m. and Mini Masters at the MGMA.



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