Third Street Gallery archive: 2008 Exhibitions: A Regional Holiday Invitational Exhibition


Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Regional Holiday Invitational Exhibition , which will officially open on December 2nd and will continue through December 23rd. Featured in the show will be artwork by five artists from California's North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums.
The participating artists will display photographs, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, and paintings.  “We're very excited to bring together these artists, many of them HSU alumni, during this holiday season," says First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. "This exhibition will remind those of us who live here, how fortunate we are to live in a community that is also the home of so many wonderful artists."

Of special note, the exhibition will introduce the fine art photography of Kellie Jo Brown. Brown, who is the staff photographer in Humboldt State’s Marketing and Communications Department, breaks away from the editorial-style photography for which she is widely recognized to display her more personal work.  Using an unconventional approach, she makes the photographs of still life and landscape subjects using long exposures through a pinhole camera to create sensuous photographs that revel in color. 

A Regional Holiday Invitational Exhibition is produced by Humboldt State students. Students enrolled in the Art Museum and Gallery Practices Program participate in the daily management and planning of shows at the gallery.  The gallery provides real-life opportunities for the students to develop their gallery and museum skills, which in turn provides them with experience that will help them to enter the job market. Many students who have participated in the program have gone on to careers in museums and galleries throughout the nation.