Past exhibits

In Print

January 13 - February 3, 2017

Showcase of North State printmaking artists.

This exhibition was part of the 2017 Redding Cultural Cruise.


Paula Busch

Miki’ala Catalfano

John Harper

Brandy McDaniels

David Plant

Lura Wilhelm

The Artwork

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Annual Juried High School Art Competition 2017

February 17 - March 10, 2017

15 Shasta County high schools participated; 583 artworks were submitted by 348 students. 207 pieces were selected for the show, 13 students were awarded.

Jurors were artists Judith King and Howard “Luke” Lucas.


Best of Show – 2D – Foothill High School – TONI PRINGLE – “Heartbreak

Best of Show – 3D – Shasta High School – RILEY BOWEN – “Stone Head

Award of Excellence – Central Valley: MICHELLE HE – “Faith”, SARAH WORTHINGTON – “Untitled”

Award of Excellence – Shasta Charter Academy: ASHA KIMBRELL – “Weird Science”, HUNTER GOETZ – “Study in Gray & Blue”, SKYLAR BATES – “Salvadore’s Corsage”

Award of Merit – Foothill High School: TYLER PUTNAM – “Faithsbain”, NOAH TOMLINSON – “Forest”

Award of Merit – Anderson New Tech: RYAN GUFFEY – “Cottostritch”, LAYNE TEEL – “You’re Gonna Regret It”

Award of Merit – Shasta Charter Academy: MARINA BYDALEK – “Night Life”

Curator’s Award – U-Prep – JADEN JI – “Peer Pressure”


University Preparatory School
Anderson Union High School
Foothill High School
Enterprise High School
Fall River High School
Burney High School
Redding Christian School
Stellar Charter School
Academy of Personalized Learning
Shasta High School
Anderson New Tech
Gateway Educational Options
Central Valley High School
Shasta Charter Academy
Westwood Charter School

The Artwork

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2nd Annual Juried Middle School Art Competition

March 24 - March 31, 2017

Awards announced: Friday, March 24 during opening reception, 5pm—8pm. Six Shasta County Middle Schools have participated, with 218 pieces of art entered by 121 students. 169 art pieces were juried into the final show, 11 works by 10 students were awarded.


Juror: Kimberly Fitzsimmons


Without hesitation, I will tell you that being asked to jury this show was a wonderful and rewarding experience. The opportunity to see the creative and diverse range of media these young artists are using was exciting.

There is no rule book for being a juror. To be a juror is both intimidating and invigorating. Standing in front of each art piece I look for presentation, technical skill, craftsmanship, and creativity. Does it express a mood or is there a story? Is the piece well executed? Is the artist emotionally invested in his or her artwork?

I consider composition, color, subject matter, and mediums. I then looked for ideas, a personal or unique vision. Did the artist push boundaries, take risks or break rules?  Does it invite me to explore it further and would I like to see more work by this artist?

I want to congratulate the artists whose artwork was admitted to the show. The jury process is not kind but I want to encourage any artist who did not make it into the show to not give up and to continue to believe in their work.  Keep working.

I would like to thank Agata Maruszewski, Curator and Office Manager for the Shasta County Arts Council and her staff for the professional and personal assistance.

Finally, I want to thank the Shasta County Arts Council for the wonderful opportunity to juror this show.


University Preparatory School
Burney Junior High School
Academy of Personalized Learning
Redding School of the Arts
Stellar Charter School
Mistletoe Middle School

The Artwork

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The Art of Surviving: Strength. Resilience. Justice.

April 7 - April 28, 2017

Shasta County District Attorney’s Office – Crime Victims Assistance Center presentation for the 2017 Crime Victims Rights Week! The Art of Surviving: Strength · Resilience · Justice was an event to bring awareness, safety, prevention, and resources to our community.

Community artists are encouraged to express what Victims Rights represented to them through art (photography, paintings, sculptures, poems, etc.).



Laurel Delgado

Students of University Preparatory School

Caryn Stromberg

Rocki Sampson

Patricia Diamico

Erin Friedman

Gretchen Dugan

Betsy Spencer Judge


The Artwork

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Lucius Upshaw and Dennis Halkides - photography and sculpture

May 5 - June 30, 2017

Shasta County Arts Council presented this exquisite art show of large-scale photography by Dennis Halkides and stone, wood and metal sculpture by Lucius Upshaw in the months of May and June of 2017.


Dennis Halkides

Lucius M. Upshaw

The Artwork

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Veterans in Arts - a Big Star Veterans Project

June 7 – June 28, 2017

A Big Star Veterans Project. Artwork created by residents of Redding Veterans Home, as part of “Veterans initiative in Arts”, a California Arts Council grant program.



Michael van Cleemput

Donna Steiger

Terry Crary

Bill Crary

Carol Berry

Gene Johnston

George Fredson

Virginia Potts

Bob Lewis

Duane Pieplow

Rich Houlette

Richard Balasko

Whitey Morais

Ben James

Larry Peikert

Abel Jacinth

Richard Snow

John Milani

Tony Pellitteri

Lloyd Kendal

Eleanor Maiolo

Richard Nichols

Lloyd Papera

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110 Years of Old City Hall

August 11 – August 26, 2017

Shasta Arts Council and Shasta Historical Society have prepared a presentation on 100 Years of Old City Hall and the evolution of the facility’s public use and image. Learn how historic preservation of buildings and infrastructure impact the community they serve.

History talk – Friday, August 18 at 6pm at Old City Hall.


Shasta Arts Council

Shasta Historical Society

The Artwork

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Recovery Happens

September 1 - October 20, 2017

Witness stories of recovery told in photography and personal accounts of people who fought mental illness, substance abuse.

The Artwork

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Homeless Art Project - Fall Session

November 3 – December 22, 2017

Experience the art, poetry, and stories created by Redding homeless.


Guiding artists: Howard Lucas, Jessica Willis, James Canter, Judith King, Chuck Prudhomme, Mary Lou Schmidt, Charlene Koenig, KaiKong Yee.

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