Archive of the Mendocino Heritage Artists

the Artists

William Zacha (1920- 1998)

William Zacha: spinner of tales, visionary catalyst, founder of the Mendocino Art Center

Divine Inspiration, Creative Genius. A Whim.
Bill Zacha: A Life Well Lived
William Zacha: Artwork

Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000)

Dorr Bothwell

Dorr Bothwell in Her Own Words
Dorr Bothwell
Dorr Bothwell: Artwork

Hilda Pertha (1911-2011)

Hilda Pertha. © Hilda Pertha archives. Do not use photos without permissions.

Hilda Pertha
Artist’s Statement
Hilda Pertha and Connie Korbel-Mickey
Hilda Pertha: Artwork

Fran Moyer (1922-2007)

Fran Moyer

Artist’s Statement
Fran Moyer
Fran Moyer: Artwork
Fran Moyer: CV

Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995)

Toshi Yoshida

Introduction to Toshi Yoshida
More about Toshi Yoshida
Toshi Yoshida: Artwork

Charles Marchant Stevenson (1927-2004)

Charles Marchant Stevenson

Charles Marchant Stevenson in His Own Words
Charles Stevenson
Charles Marchant Stevenson: Artwork

In the beginning
cats squalled and nasturtiums
climbed the old fence.
Lovers and cynics
walked the streets
the sea pounded the rocks
and you said I was beautiful.

Is it flesh or the spirit
that is renewed by love?
Can they be separated?

Now we have become monuments
as our lives move ever faster.
Nowwe have need of that beauty
which lies upon the earth and is silent.

Where is the profit and where the loss?
Not in the doing or the sharing
Not in the needing or the caring
Not in the moments of our loving
Not in the joy of our discovering.

We judge the value and we lose the need
to walk in beauty and forget our greed.
Cats squall. Nasturtiums climb the old fence.
– Antonia Lamb (1984)

Each of the Mendocino Heritage Artists has a growing archive of artwork, articles and stories. Please help expand the archives by sharing your photos and stories. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Zacha’s Bay Window Gallery
Mendocino Art Center
The Legacy of William Zacha