SPINDRIFT GALLERY HISTORY
Spindrift Gallery opened in 2003. Gallery owner Craig Gilliland created Spindrift as a venue to exhibit his own work and the work of local artists he admired. His curatorial vision led him to select work which not only met high artistic standards but also enhanced the overall viewing experience. He strongly believes that good artwork deserves its own visual space.
Spindrift’s original location was a single room in Gualala’s Cypress Village. In 2007, it moved to a larger gallery to accommodate Spindrift’s expanding vision to seek talented artists from outside the immediate local area. Spindrift Gallery now represents twenty one exceptional artists from Northern California, Oregon, Nevada, and Florida and has become a respected regional venue for abstract and figurative art in addition to coastal impressions.
In addition to its other exhibits and activities, Spindrift Gallery has partnered with the Mendocino Art Center to exhibit fine art from Japan as well as ”The Best of the Mendocino Art Center”, and is establishing strong ties with the Sebastopol Art Center through its Art at the Source and Art Trails events.
In the future, we hope to continue and expand our commitment to excellence in the art exhibited at Spindrift Gallery. Our vision extends to imagining and creating more invitational and juried exhibits as well as
developing new art education opportunities.
Spindrift Center for the Arts
Spindrift Center is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation formed in 2013. Spindrift Center is dedicated to education and excellence in modern and contemporary visual art in Northern Coastal California.
The mission of Spindrift Center is to promote excellence in the creation, display and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through unique exhibits, educational programs, publications and collaborations with other high-quality public and private arts organizations.
By way of a generous donation from Judy and Russ Hardy, Spindrift Center for the Arts holds an exceptional library of art books, videos and periodicals. With over 500 items in the collection, we consider this resource a highly valuable resource for the community.
Do you have a class, lecture or other event you would like to hold at Spindrift Center for the Arts? If so, please feel free to contact us. Together, we can discuss the details of your proposal and determine the guidelines for your event. Please call us at 707-884-4484.
Cypress Village Gallery District
39102 Ocean Drive Gualala, CA
Sea Ranch Lodge
The Sea Ranch, CA
P.O. Box 602 - Gualala, CA 95445
11:am - 5pm
11am - 3pm or by appointment