June 2020 Edition

The floor is finalized, the CSA is in full swing, and we look to pivot into the rest of 2020.

The floors are coated! Click here to be redirected to the time-lapse video.
Dear Friends of the Sanctuary,

As the air warms, we are getting word about art events starting up again in Humboldt County. We'll be submitting a reopening plan for gallery, recording studio, and art studio visitors by appointment - masks required, of course. We will let you know when these plans are approved and what will be available. North Coast Open Studios has been moved to the beginning of September, which means we will have an exhibition on the wall again. Our next art show will be enhanced by the revealed wooden floors, now coated and shining bright. Katie, Solomon and many of our neighbors and friends have helped revive them over the last month, and we thank them wholeheartedly for bringing the Boogie-Woogie.

I'm looking forward to seeing friends again, and being able to print my new piece for the Community-Supported Art program. See below to learn more about our new CSA sales page featuring work by myself and Jackie Stuber. All forms of support matter - whether it be sharing the J St. Regulars stream, donating, buying art, or sending us a postcard, your actions help us stay going despite our closed doors. Three cheers for the day they can open again!

Take care,
Katy Warner

Community Supported Art (CSA)

The Sanctuary CSA is a way to support our local artists, and to appreciate art and craft made by hand.  Descriptions and examples of the work being made by each artist are offered, but every piece is unique, and the artist is empowered to play with their series of work, and craft each piece a little differently.  Some mediums will be more prone to individualization, and some to consistency.


This year, we have made the CSA more accessible to patrons by making each artist’s work available individually, and therefore more affordable than a full season of artwork.  There will be different artists featured each month, but each artist’s work will be available in our online gallery as long as there are pieces still available from the series of work.


Support Jacquelyn and Katy by purchasing a CSA share for yourself, or someone you appreciate on our website here.

Featured Artists:
Jacquelyn Stuber and Katy Warner

Jacquelyn Nan Stuber is an artist from Albany, California. She received a BFA in photography from California College of the Arts in Oakland. She was a recipient of the Morris Graves Museum’s Faben Artist Fund grant for her solo show at the Sanctuary in 2019. This year Artpil selected her for their list of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. She is passionate about our environment, thrifting and the USPS.

The Sanctuary thanks Jackie for her participation in putting on so many of our concerts, and for her valued friendship and support.  We are so glad you are a part of the Sanctuary community, and the greater community as well.

For the CSA, Jacquelyn is making cyanotype contact prints of ferns and redwood leaves mounted on reclaimed redwood blocks, sized about 5'' x 7'' and ready to hang.
Katy Warner is a McKinleyville-based multimedia artist, specializing in digital printing and screen printing. She grew up in Sacramento, CA and decided to become an artist after receiving a hand-me-down laptop for her 14th birthday. Her artistic training was in Oakland, CA, receiving a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from Mills College. 

The Sanctuary thanks Katy for a plethora of invaluable support over the years.  Our functionality has been greatly improved by your knowledge in screen printing and computers, and your continued enthusiasm to be a core coordinator and friend to the Sanctuary.
For the CSA, Katy is making reduction block prints featuring the waiting rooms of local hospitals and doctors’ offices. Sized about 10” x 8” with hanging wire.

Left: Part two of the series in progress. Photo by Alan Peterson.
Her avatar Katy Dubs will soon be sending postcards to some of our mail art recipients, channeling her exploits on Amnesty Island - an imaginary artist community in the video game world Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

J St. Regulars Radio Hour //
Weeknights 7 - 8 p.m. online

The J Street Regulars Radio Hour continues every weekday evening at 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram. The Regulars take turns offering listeners a selection of tunes, largely taken from the book of American Traditional Music. Feel free to make a request in chat.

Daniel Nickerson will return as host on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and James Zeller on Mondays and Fridays. Wildcard Wednesdays has featured a whole slew of guest performances from our many musical neighbors. Who knows who will be hosting next Wednesday? Drop on by (with the device of your choice). If you’re interested in supporting the Sanctuary while our doors are closed, here is our donation page.

Allied Organizations in Action

Juneteenth Celebration //
June 19th 12 - 11:30 p.m.

Black Humboldt invites everyone to their remote Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This year's Juneteenth celebration will be an all day, community wide, event celebrating freedom, diversity and community, hosted across a number of remote platforms: Instagram Live, Facebook Live, on the radio at 98.7 FM, and on television on Humboldt local channel AH11.

For more information,
visit their website.

Artist Resident Update

Deanna Lee was going to join us for an artist residency this year, but we closed our residency program for 2020 due to the health crisis. Deanna is featured on the Art Spiel blog this month discussing how she has coped with the crisis, cared for her family, and how her art practice has changed as she looks forward. We look forward to reconnecting with you next year, Deanna!

Right: photo courtesy of

Donating to the Sanctuary

Want to support the Sanctuary?
Consider a one-time or ongoing donation to help us during the extended closure. Donations of $50 or more will receive a piece of mail art from one of our artists.
Click here for more information.

Left: the latest mail art card by Violet Crabtree.

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