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monca Exhibitions

Oct 13 2022 - Oct 13 2022

monca Exhibitions

  • Oct 13 2022 - Oct 13 2022


Current Exhibition

Featured Image: Fluid Velocity by Kathy Wang

The current exhibitions at monca are Bike-Pedia and Northern California on Wikipedia.

Bike-pedia features original artwork featuring bicycles, as a primary or secondary subject matter. This juried exhibition coincides with Chico’s Wildflower Century Bicycle Ride and monca’s exhibition of Northern California on Wikipedia, featuring images by Wikipedia photographer Fritz Schulenburg.

Exhibition dates: March 23 – May 14, 2023

Opening reception on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm.

More about Northern California on Wikipedia and special events below the Exhibiting Artist section.

Exhibiting Artists:

Rashid Allayla (d. 2020), Chico

Richard Baldy, Chico

Pennie Baxter, Chico

Marlowe Boyd, Pleasant Hill

Rosario Clerici-Green, Chico

Daniel Penner Cline, Chico

Auguste Fallon, Oakland

Katelyn Fitzgerald, Chico

Brianna Hamilton, Chico

Greta Holtkamp, Chico

Becky Jaffe, Oakland

Judy Kane, Chico

Steven Lemos, Chico

Asya Lesly, Forest Ranch

M&M Chico, Chico

Karen Mason, Berkeley

Ed McLaughlin (1945-2012), Chico

Carolyn McLeod, Chico

Stevi Mittman, Chico

Tim B. Moore, Chico

Elana Needles, Oroville

Rosemarie Pavel, Chico

Cleo Protopapas, Oakland

Rita Rickmers, Chico

Lynn Rubenzer, San Francisco

Isabella Stewart, Chico

David Dragonboy Sutherland, Oroville

Jerry Thomas, Nevada City

Ron Toppi, Chico

Quintin Troester, Chico

Kathy Wang, Millbrae

The Wayward Box, Chico

Nelson Wheeler, Oroville

Richard Whitehead, Chico

Amy Wilner, Durham

Current Exhibition

More about Northern California on Wikipedia below Exhibition Artists. 

Each work displayed in the exhibition will be accompanied by a QR code that leads you to the Wikipedia page the photo is used on. Each photo serves as an illustration of a Northern California-related topic. That way, you will be able to make the connection between the – sometimes familiar – subject of the photo, the print in front of you at the museum, and the global website where millions of people around the globe find information about Northern California.

Mark your calendars.
Fritz Schulenburg will be hosting the following events during the exhibition:

Friday, April 14 at 6 pm – monca members only. Not a member? Join today!
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The story behind the shot: a look behind the scenes of taking photos for Wikipedia
Over the course of about an hour, Wikipedia photographer Fritz Schulenburg will tell the stories behind some of the works in the exhibition. He will give an insight into some of the fascinating moments he encountered when taking images, from encounters with wildlife, to his own method of staying safe when hiking in the dark to get an early-morning shot.
Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm – $5 admission, All ages
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Hands-on workshop for beginners: uploading your own photos to Wikipedia
How do you get your images onto Wikipedia? Wikipedia photographer Fritz Schulenburg will walk participants through all steps of the process – from the creation of your own Wikipedia user account, to adding your photo to an encyclopedic article. Participants will be able to ask questions and learn about the benefits of sharing their work under a free license.
Saturday, April 29 at 2pm – Inviting all High School, Chico State, and Butte students photography students, and the community at large!
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I’m a photographer for Wikipedia – ask me anything!
What motivates someone to take photos for Wikipedia? Can anyone become a Wikipedia photographer? Which gear do you use? How do I find out which articles on Wikipedia need more photos? Are there any specific technical requirements for photos taken for Wikipedia? What’s a free license? – These are just some examples of questions that people have asked in the past… please bring your own!
Thursday, May 4 at 6 pm – Open to all.
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How to share the beauty of Northern California with people around the world through Wikipedia
Wikipedia photographer Fritz Schulenburg will talk about why Wikipedia’s articles about Northern California could greatly benefit from more people volunteering as photographers. He will walk participants through his thought process with regard to selecting subjects, planning the shot, and for ensuring that the results are both informational and visually appealing.

Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

Adults: $30/year
Seniors: $25/year
Dual/Family: $50/year
NARM: $100/year
Corporate: $750/year

900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926

Call for Art - Collage: Deconstruct/Reconstruct
Deadline is Friday, April 14, 2023