Kendal Johnson and Dennis Smith work from the Fragments exhibition 2018.

Since opening in 2008, Liberty Arts has produced more than ninety shows. The variety of themes has encouraged a growing, diverse base of community engagement and participation from artists throughout California and beyond.

A listing of the recent 2018 shows demonstrates the range of interest generated by our member-selected exhibitions:

  • One Family Inspired featuring the work of Dolores Mitchell, James Osgood, and Ann Mitchel, a family inspired by different mediums.
  • Expressing Your Purpose ~ A hands on contemplative art workshop with Eloise Larson exploring the expression that comes directly from our every day lives.
  • Minestrone ~ Liberty Arts 9th Annual Members’ Show.
  • Oddly Regional ~ Featuring the work of six local artists, Belinda Hanson, Eloise Larson, Mark Oliver, Kim Presley, Cathy Valentine, William Wareham.
  • Women’s Work ~ An Open Call exhibition curated by Sharon LoMonaco which explored the ever-evolving role of Women’s Work … in our families, in our communities and in our world.
  • Breakfast Group ~ Liberty Arts hosted seventeen current members of the Breakfast Group from the Bay Area featuring painting, sculpture, photography, and the digital realm between.
  • Surrealist Ball  ~ The Liberty Arts 10th Anniversary Fundraiser held at Preservation Hall featured music by Secret Society Handshake and guests in fantastic surrealist costumes.
  • Quintessence ~ An Open Call exhibition exploring the intriguing celebration of the self in art.
  • Coming Home – Renewing the World ~ Contemporary Native American Art Along the Klamath River featuring Brian Tripp and Lyn Risling, and friends.
  • Fragments: An Archeology of Memory ~ Southern California artist Kendal Johnson and local artist Dennis Smith explore fragmented memories of their experiences in Vietnam through their paintings, writings, and sculpture.
  • Relative PairingsAn Open Call, exhibition exploring complimentary and/or contrasting creations by two or more family members, partners, or friends.

Liberty Arts brings the opportunity for exposure to new ideas and works to our community in Siskiyou County through free admission to the gallery, artists’ lectures and through social media outlets. Exhibitions typically run 5 weeks, opening with well-attended public receptions.

Sharon LoMonaco’s Holding up the World, was exhibited in Women’s Work in 2018.

Liberty Arts Hours of Operation
Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street in Historic Downtown Yreka, CA 96097
OPEN ~ Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday ~ CLOSED
530 842-0222
Email: LibertyArtsGallery@gmail.com