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Archive of the Mendocino Heritage Artists

Cast bronze portrait head of Bill Zacha by Miriam Rice (1970). Mendocino Art Center. Photo: CGBlick
Cast bronze portrait head of Bill Zacha by Miriam Rice (1970). Mendocino Art Center. Photo: CG Blick

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Zacha’s Bay Window Archive of the Mendocino Heritage Artists is a tribute to Bill Zacha, his creativity, his integrity, and his considerable accomplishments, including the founding of the Mendocino Art Center with his wife Jennie, and his remarkable influence on the lives of those with whom he came in contact.

Jennie and Bill Zacha
Jennie and Bill Zacha

In addition to Bill Zacha, the Archive celebrates the other Mendocino Heritage Artists,¬† Dorr Bothwell, Fran Moyer, Toshi Yoshida, and Charles Marchant Stevenson, who came to teach at Bill and Jennie Zacha’s new Art Center, and stayed to make Mendocino their home.

Before closing in 2014, Zacha’s Bay Window Gallery had represented the very best of Mendocino art for over forty years. The Zacha’s Bay Window continues here in the Archive on Bill Zacha’s website.

Old Timer (1971). View of Mendocino from the south. Serigraph by Bill Zacha. WZ197104
Old Timer (1971). View of Mendocino from the south. Serigraph by Bill Zacha. WZ197104

Dorr Bothwell used to say that everyone who comes to Mendocino has a story. She asked, “And how did YOU come to Mendocino?”¬†Here are the stories of Dorr and some of her Mendocino friends and colleagues. As you visit here, you have come to Mendocino too.

Mendocino Heritage Artists: The Mendocino Heritage Artists’ pages contain a growing archive of artwork, articles and stories. Please contact us to share your photos and stories, or if there are any questions about the Mendocino Heritage Artists. Thank you!

Mendocino Heritage Artists
Zacha’s Bay Window Gallery
Mendocino Art Center
Divine Inspiration, Creative Genius. A Whim.
The Legacy of William Zacha