Next Meeting - June 26, 2017


Guest speaker for the first half of the meeting (we start at: 6:15pm):

Photography, Fine Art and New Community Support

Current regional photography initiatives

Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts,

with Photographers Michael Llewellyn and Karyn Erickson

June 26, 2017 6:15 P.M.

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley

The Speaker & Presentation:

Eliza Tudor will discuss the value of arts councils in global contexts and – closer to home – the direction of our own arts council. She will describe how Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee are positioning themselves for State Cultural District designation, and what that would mean for our community.

Eliza has experience as an arts leader across the visual, literary and performing arts in the US, Australia and the UK. She returned from London in 2015 having completed an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy and initiated her PhD in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. While working as Senior Development Executive – Arts & Humanities at the University of Oxford, England, Eliza also served organizations dedicated to the arts as means to improve social and public health. On returning to California, Eliza directed Yuba Sutter Arts Council until August last year, when she took the reins fully at Nevada County Arts Council.

Eliza will also discuss two current regional photography initiatives, Image Nation and The Pinhole Project. These exceptional exhibits have followed one another at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, each bound by unique vision and different aesthetics. She will introduce Michael Llewellyn, Artist-in-Residence at Nevada County Arts and Artistic Director of its veterans initiative, Image Nation; and Karyn Erickson, production lead for The Pin-hole Project, which documents the people, art and events at Burning Man each year. Both Llewellyn and Erickson will speak briefly about their work. Web site:  


Member Photos Critique  7:45pm to 9pm

This evening's Critic: David Wong  



Our guest speaker for April was Frank Francis


Our guest speaker for February was Douglas Hooper

Our guest speaker and critic for January was Jerry Berry

Previously, Maude Pervere, November's guest speaker:

A blog she is in:  f8 don't wait