- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt County is asking local artists to submit their work for its "Art and Agriculture" show and auction, an event that is part of the 100th anniversary of the organization, said an article published in the Times-Standard.
Humboldt County was the location of California's first UCCE office, opened in 1913. The program later spread across the state with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914.
According to the article, the Humboldt Centennial is “a wonderful opportunity for celebrating the rich history of the region's people and its agriculture and natural resources producers.” It also provides the opportunity to build grassroots support for these organizations' roles in assisting the community to achieve a “vibrant, healthy and sustainable future.”
The art show takes place June 17 at the Farm to Table dinner before the state of the Redwood Acres Fair. Artwork can be in any medium, and must depict aspects of agriculture: farm and ranch lands, animals, crops, hardworking people, youth and more. Artists that choose to be included in the auction donate 50 percent of the proceeds from sales to the organization.
For more information, see the letter to artists on the UC Cooperative Extension Humboldt County website./span>/span>