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Tales of the Tattoo

Oct 14 2022 - Oct 14 2022

Tales of the Tattoo

  • Oct 14 2022 - Oct 14 2022


Museum of Northern California Art (monca) exhibition: Tales of the Tattoo, August 25 – October 9, 2022. The exhibition featured over 20 Northern California tattoo and studio artists presenting their work through drawings, paintings, photographs, and original designs along with a history of this art form over centuries and throughout cultures.

Show up and show off!! The opening reception was on Friday, August 26th, from 6 – 9, the perfect time to show off your own tattoos and enjoy live tattooing

The exhibition included a street party on September 17th outside the museum where we had a live mural painting in progress, music, VetArt opportunities, and participatory ways of seeing and being healed by art.

“Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment.” Smithsonian Magazine, January 2007

Exhibiting Artists:

(alphabetical by first name)


Azul, Nevada City
Barbosa Prince, Oakland
Baby Ghoul, Chico
James Charles, Sebastopol
Dee Anne Dinelli, Nevada City
Connie Cagampang Heller, Oakland
Benjamin Hills, Chico
Claudia Jeffers, Grass Valley
Patti Lloyd, Paradise
Elijah Mares-Roessler, Chico
Anna Elena Marsh, Los Molinos
Patty Moriarty, Chico
Seth Moriarty, Chico
Harleen Osburn, Yuba City
Rita Rickmers, Chico
Julianna Rose, Berry Creek
Ron Schwager, Chico
Sharon Swingle, Yreka
E. Vegvary, Cohasset
Dennis Wickes, Chico
Thomas Young, Chico

EXHIBITION DATES: June 16 – August 21, 2022

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