Welcome to The Studio Online

The Studio is a fine arts program for visionary artists.

The Studio is a place filled with light and color, where over fifty artists come to

freely express their creativity through art.

We provide a supportive and stimulating environment where our artists can express themselves using a variety of media.

The goals of The Studio are to help each person reach their highest level of artistic achievement and to encourage personal growth, self-reliance and self-esteem

through the creative process.

By professionally exhibiting and marketing

the artwork that is produced at The Studio, the program instills feelings of pride and


The art made at The Studio is never  censored or criticized, and freedom of ideas, techniques and mediums is strongly encouraged.

The freedom at The Studio is what makes

the work created here inspiring, original and exciting.

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Contact The Studio

We are located at 272 C Street in Eureka, California. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.

We welcome visitors during our open hours.

We are funded by Redwood Coast Regional Center, sales of artwork, and community grants and donations.

The Studio is a program of Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center.

For more information, please call

707-443-1428 or send us an e-mail.


Current Exhibition                                                    January 2nd - February 18th, 2016




In the beginning, there was a vision. Kristi Patterson imagined a place where her aunt, Cheri Blackerby, and other adults with developmental disabilities could come to express themselves artistically. The idea was to foster these unique artists in Humboldt County and to showcase their artwork in the local community.

Thanks to The Ink People, a community-based, arts and culture organization, and a generous financial donation from Patricia Powell, the dream was transformed into reality. The Studio officially opened in May of 1997 at the Manila Dunes Community Center. At first, The Studio was only open on Saturdays. The teachers volunteered their time and energy, and the art supplies came mostly from donations from the community.

As more artists joined The Studio and additional days were added, the program moved to its current location at 272 C Street in Eureka, in 2000. It became a licensed program of HCAR, Humboldt County Access and Resource Center, which is funded through the Redwood Coast Regional Center. As interest and enrollment continued to grow, new work spaces and classes were added, including Drama, Figure Drawing, Music Class, Pottery Wheel, and Video Production.

The art at The Studio is never censored or criticized, and the freedom of ideas, techniques and mediums is strongly encouraged. The Studio encourages personal growth, self-reliance, and self esteem through the creative process.

The Studio professionally markets and exhibits the artwork created by our visionary artists. The Cheri Blackerby Gallery, our on-site gallery, promotes the professional esteem of Studio artists by granting the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork.

Now, nearly two decades later, The Studio continues to blossom. Over the course of a week, over 60 artists, assisted by eight teachers, work at The Studio to express their unique vision of the world and their place in it.

New Year, New Vision celebrates the creative growth of The Studio and the new emerging artists in the program, who have come to define the new frontier of visionary art.

Artists in this exhibition include: Donna Albers, Joe Blankenship, Samantha Burrell, Chris Bradford, David Caylor, Sara Dory, Tawnya Costa, Wendy Dare, Angela Davenport, Felipe Gonzalez, Dennis Gormley, Ryan Grate, Chris Johnson, Rachael Leal, Eric Lee, Dale Lowtrip, Allen Martin, Reuben T. Mayes, Nichole McKinney, Tawny Morgan, Kat Olsen, Stephanie Powell, Elisabeth Roberson, and Holly Sepulveda.


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