Past Exhibitions

The Cheri Blackerby Gallery showcases

the artwork of Studio artists. It has a new

exhibition every other month.

Openings are always held on the first Saturday of each month from 6pm - 9pm

for Arts Alive, a local monthly celebration sponsored by the galleries and other businesses of Old Town, located on the waterfront of Eureka, CA.

The Cheri Blackerby Gallery

272 C Street

The corner of 3rd Street and C Street

Eureka, California

(707) 443-1428

                          Who was Cheri Blackerby?


July/August 2014




May/June 2014


March/April 2014


January/February 2014


November/December 2013


September/October 2013

Come Travel the World

July/August 2013

The Mosaic Show

May/June 2013


March/April 2013

The Car Show

January/February 2013

Material Fabrications

November/ December 2012

The Collected Works of Betty Kuhnel

September/October 2012


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Current Exhibition                                                   


VISUAL VOCABULARY                     September / October 2014


                                                                                 Visual Vocabulary Installation View


Cool / Elizabeth Thompson                                              Cartooning One Dog / John Taylor

Visual Vocabulary Installation Views


Dear Reflection / Bob Hanna                                  Feel Jealous / Bob Hanna

Unbroken / Elizabeth Thompson


“Visual Vocabulary” explores the relationship between language and visual art. The exhibition features the work of three artists from The Studio, Elizabeth Thompson, John Taylor, and Bob Hanna, who use text and image in a range of artistic platforms, including drawing, painting, and ceramic plaques.

Elizabeth Thompson quotes contemporary pop culture in vivid colors and hand-drawn text. Her acrylic paintings construct a personal narrative of contemporary song lyrics, movie quotes, and cultural idioms in the fresh, informal vernacular of Generation Y.

John Taylor’s graphic line drawings evoke the aesthetics and visual language of comic book illustrations. His drawings use sequence and repetition of form to create structure, where text is used as a device to define an action, location, or other information.

In conversation, Bob Hanna likes to contemplate the nature of dreams and the afterlife. His ceramic plaques are humorous, yet earnest reflections of unfulfilled aspirations, including “Being Able to Eat and Drink All the Milk Shakes I Want Without Gaining Weight” and “I Feel Jealous of People Older Than Me”.

Arts Alive! Opening Receptions
Saturday, September 6th, 6 - 9pm
Saturday, October 4th, 6 - 9pm


Visit our Exhibition Archive