Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in June 2022

Sonoma County has been a magnet for artists and art connoisseurs for many decades, and continues to attract sophisticated artists and art collectors, along with casual art lovers. Combined with the sheer natural beauty, and general creative ambience, the area readily entices visitors, as well as long-time residents, to explore the many and varied fine art offerings. With the addition of great food, drink, and outdoor activities, it’s easy to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime traversing through the vineyards, forests, and rolling hills, along the scenic coast, and through the welcoming towns of Sonoma County.

The following is a partial list of local art exhibitions. Many eateries, wineries, and civic buildings also present changing art shows in their spaces.

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Art at the Source
June 4 through June 5, and June 11 through June 12, Art at the Source Open Studios.
Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, each weekend. Presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Art at the Source is an opportunity for you to meet working artists, learn about their creative process, and purchase artwork directly from the artist. You may also have the chance to see live demonstrations in various techniques and processes such as ceramics, printmaking, painting, and more.

With 124 participating artists, the best way to begin is to visit one or more of the Preview exhibitions, where you can see examples of their work, pick up a catalog with lists and maps, and make your plan. For more information about Preview Exhibitions, maps, and lists of artists go to

Arts Guild of Sonoma
June 1 through June 27, Celebrating Summer
Showing the work of 18 Guild artists.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma



Café Frida Gallery
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa


Calabi Gallery
June 11 through July 30, The Visionary Art of Alejandro Salazar
*** Reception Saturday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Alejandro Salazar is an incredibly powerful and inventive artist. Born and raised in Colima, Mexico, Alejandro is essentially self-taught, but the inherent sophistication of his work belies that fact. While his work has some similarities of vision with other Latin American surrealists, it is always uniquely his own.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through July 16, Restless
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting; and Winifred Potenza, Ceramic Sculpture. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Pamela Heck, Acrylic Painting is the featured resident.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
*** Opening Reception June 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through June 25, Art at the Source Preview
*** First Friday reception, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa


Gallery 300
Through June 20, Form + Function
The show features works by Alejandro Salazar, Lisa Beerntsen, Todd Barricklow, Rachel Sager, and Piper Snow.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow




Gallery One
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma


Graton Gallery
June 3 through July 10, Recent Paintings by Tim Haworth and Sabra Briere
*** Artists Reception Saturday, June 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Also showing Guest Artists; Thea Goldstine, Teri Haggerty and Heather Myler.
9048 Graton Road, Graton

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through June 11, The Embodied Line
The Art of Ink International Society, (AIIS), is an international group of calligraphers dedicated to promoting the art and appreciation of contemporary calligraphy.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through June 19, Miniatures Exhibition
No work is over 12 inches in either direction.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
June 4 through July 4, Celebrating the Late Jon Gariepy
*** Opening on Saturday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
This memorial exhibition showcases much of Jon’s ceramic work including his signature cars and boats.
405 East D St., Petaluma

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 26, Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us
Featuring the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa


DS Gordon

Lori Austin Gallery, Montgomery Village
Through June 12, New Horizons
New works by DS Gordon.
725 Village Court, Santa Rosa




Museum of Sonoma County
Through June 5, 2022, Agency: Feminist Art and Power
The exhibition brings together the work of woman artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ, and gender identities. Twenty-eight exhibiting artists explore the concept of agency—the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently, and to make free choices. The work examines empowerment, identity, gender roles, aging, gender fluidity, reproductive choice, women and work, violence, and urgent social topics that confront our understanding of what shapes us as individuals and communities.

June 25 through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

Through June 26, At The Forge: Blacksmithing in Sonoma County
This exhibition features the creativity of modern day Blacksmiths as they present a variety of works forged by a dedicated group of artists and crafts people. Included are functional, sculptural, abstract, architectural, whimsical, ornate, and simple forged items made of metal. The exhibition also includes a selection of artifacts and stories of Sonoma County blacksmiths of the past; describing the important role played by ‘smithies’ of days gone by.

Through September 11, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa


Occidental Center for the Arts
June 4 through July 31, Pointless Sisters Quilt Exhibit
*** Artists’ Reception Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
See what the Pointless Sisters have created this year with their spectacular quilting talents!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental

Oli Gallery
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
16215 Main St., Guerneville

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 19, About Time
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg

Petaluma Arts Center
June 11 through July 23, Common Threads: Art & Fiber
*** Opening Reception June 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Also opening, Recent Works by David Brunhofer & Lisa LIghtman. Curated by Carin Jacobs.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through July 3, Through My Eyes 2.0
Photographs by Dan Kabanuck. The show showcases several images that he captured in and around Petaluma. Included are black and white aluminum prints, along with several color images of some amazing sunsets around town.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma


Santa Rosa Arts Center
June 3 through July 30, UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle
*** Artist Reception Friday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
UpCycled art promotes an important message of conservation of our planet’s limited resources; educating us to new, original uses for so-called disposable objects.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa



Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Currently we are showing over 30 sculptures by 15 artists at our SculptureWALK, including a number of the ever-favorite kinetic sculptures. Three new ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming can be seen on the SculptureWALK. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Showing work by all Art at the Source Open Studios participating artists.

June 18 through July 24, Abstract 2022
*** Opening reception Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Over 60 works selected by Juror, and abstract painter, Mark Perlman.
282 High Street, Sebastopol

Sebastopol Gallery
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park


Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
Seen & Unseen is the first exhibition of Cunningham’s photographs to tour the U.S. in 20 years, giving a new generation the opportunity to view her work for the first time.

Also opening: Dancing with Charlie: Bay Area Art from the Campbell Collection
Dancing with Charlie presents a collection that helped shape the evolution of Bay Area art. Guest curated by Susan M. Anderson, the exhibition reveals Mr. Campbell’s keen eye for enduring talent and commitment to living artists.
551 Broadway, Sonoma


Laura Roney

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through June 26, 25 Years Celebrating Art
*** Reception June 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Upstairs Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in Healdsburg and was the first artist-owned cooperative in Sonoma County. The Upstairs Art Gallery’s Silver Anniversary is a celebration of 25 artists, 25 years, on the 25th of June, donating 25% to help the community. Celebrating Art is a collection of works expressing each artist’s celebratory inspiration. The Staircase Showcase presents Karen Miller’s Close to Home, a collection of small pastel paintings of scenes that conjure the warm feeling of home.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg

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