Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in April 2020

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.

It’s absolutely incredible how much there is to see and do by just going online, instead out the door, where you can explore the world and beyond during the COVID-19 era.

It’s rather overwhelming actually, and that’s just focusing on the arts, when creativity is even more essential.

Here is a mere sampling of events, activities as well as resources for artists and art appreciators. Amazing creative innovation abounds.

The Museum Computer Network offers a list with links to world-wide Portals; Virtual Tours of Museums; Online Exhibits; E-learning; Kid’s Stuff (probably fun for grown-ups too); and more. http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/

Nightly Met Opera Streams
The Metropolitan Opera launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.
https://www.metopera.org/

Social Distancing Festival
The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate the work of artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus.
https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Gallery Closed Through May 3, 2020
While waiting for the gallery to re-open, you are invited to enjoy a slideshow of recent artworks by member artists on the website.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Blasted Art Gallery
CALL FOR ART – ONLINE EXHIBIT, SONOMA COUNTY: Flattening the Curve
Artist submissions due April 12.
Bill Shelley and Chris Beards, co-founders of Blasted Art Gallery, are hosting an online exhibit to share your creative reflections and responses to the Sonoma County stay-at-home order, COVID-19, or related concepts. There are no wrong responses to this historic event if they are honest. Show us what you’re thinking and feeling! An online opening reception will take place on Friday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Blasted Art Gallery’s Facebook page, facebook.com/blastedartgallery. We hope you will join us! Go to Blasted Art Gallery Facebook page for more information.

Calabi Gallery
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Closed until further notice.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed through April.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Unfortunately, we’re temporarily closed right now – trying to do our part to keep our awesome staff and fabulous customers healthy, and battle the spread of COVID-19.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 105
105 4th Street, Santa Rosa
707-206-8010

Gallery 300
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
In the interest of safety and health for our community and concerns about the Coronavirus, we are closing the Graton Gallery until further notice.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
HCA is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Online viewing is available for the current exhibition, Figure it Out. Paint-Along Workshops are also available online.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

By Jerry Dodrill

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
All events through April have been canceled or postponed. Staying Connected to Nature at Home. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
The Museum of Sonoma County is currently closed to support the local efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We invite you to continue to engage with us online! Follow us on social media and explore our digital content. Available on the MSC website.

Art
Through July 19, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson.

History
Through September 13, From Suffrage to #MeToo
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
In the spirit of promoting the safety and well-being of our audiences, performers and artists, we are suspending our events until further notice.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

By Wanxin Zhang

Petaluma Arts Center
Due the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our current exhibits have closed. We are preparing a transition to virtual exhibitions. Check website for updates.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Riverfront Art Gallery
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
All events are postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic the leadership of Sebastopol Center for the Arts has decided to postpone all public events, gallery exhibits, programs and classes. Please stay in touch with us via our website where new updates will be posted regularly.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) has closed the museum effective immediately. The safety of SVMA audiences, members, volunteers and staff is our first concern and therefore all SVMA programs and events are cancelled through Saturday, June 13, 2020.

ARTS@Home. In response to temporary school closures due to COVID-19, SVMA presents ARTS@Home, special lessons available online for families working and learning from home. These series of art lessons, prepared by SVMA arts education staff, can provide children with hours of stimulating and fun learning activities—good for students and good for parents and grandparents! Each week SVMA will release new ARTS@Home learning activities.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in March 2020

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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
March 4 through March 30, Sculpture/Textile/Mixed Media
*** Artist Reception and Art Walk, March 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Featured artists: Ann Iverson, Christine Gonzalves, Laura Lee Fritz, Paul Ford, Jennifer Whitfield, and Roberta Alexander. Arts Guild Member Artists are also exhibiting work.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

By Carol Peek

Calabi Gallery
Through April 18, Gallery Group Show
This show features new work by Sonoma County artists William Cutler, Carol Peek, and Michael Ramos, as well as an eclectic selection of art from the gallery’s collection.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.

Through July 12, Greetings, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts-Hallmark Connection
Discover the origins of an iconic global partnership and how one avid Peanuts fan brought Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang into the mailboxes and homes of fans around the world.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

Susan Bercu

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through March 27, The 19th Amendment
Santa Rosa Arts Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment— Women’s Right to Vote in this country. Featuring art that explores the struggles and the victories of the women’s movements.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through March 27, Emotion
Featured Resident Artist is Terry Holleman, Drawing. Guest artists are Bob Cornelis and Kenyon Lewis. Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Paul Maurer, Hanya Popova Parker, and Richard Sheppard.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
March 6 through March 30, New Work
*** Reception, Friday, March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Highlighting the work of two new additions to the Gallery: Willow LaLand, painter; and David Henderson, ceramic artist.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Finley Community Center
Through March 27, National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition
*** Awards ceremony and reception, Sunday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, presents the 17th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition. This year’s exhibition features 200 works by artists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.
2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Gallery 105
March 20 through June, Wonderwomen
*** Opening reception March 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
#wonderwomen is a show featuring all women artists from Sonoma County in honor of women’s suffrage and the #metoo movement. Featuring artists Cat Kaufman, Dana Swirsding-Pritchett, Melissa Kelch, Luba Zygarewicz, Madelyn Covey, Kelly Jean Casmey and more.
105 4th Street, Santa Rosa
707-206-8010

Gallery 300
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

Graton Gallery
Through March 29, Clayton to Graton 3
Featuring Rik Olson and Fred Kling, Two Old, Old friends from the first grade are showing their Art together for the third time. We are still alive and kickin’. Guest Artists include James Freed, Timothy Dixon, Johanna Ottenweller, and Ron Douglas Smoot.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through March 29, Endangered; 2020 Young Artists Show
The exhibition features collaborative artwork by students from 7 different elementary schools and HCA’s Youth Education Program. Through the exhibit, students hope to raise awareness about the need to protect and conserve wildlife and their habitats.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Inez Storer

IceHouse Gallery
March 7 through April 10, Xerpts from Map of the World
*** Opening Night Saturday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
An exhibition of Inez Storer’s portfolio, Xerpts from Map of the World, a 12 image subset selected from a 28 panel work. Inez Storer is a multimedia and collage artist with a long, distinguished career. She considers herself “a visual raconteur,” and the tales she weaves through free association are as much generated in the mind of the observer-collaborator as inscribed and fixed in paint and collage.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through May 5, Sonoma County Wild
Photography by Jerry Dodrill. “These photographs express of a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Sonoma County. I’ve been blessed to spend countless hours cycling, running, rock-climbing and paddling with friends. With each drive to a trailhead, each footstep, hand-hold, pedal or paddle stroke, I build a deeper relationship with the place I call home. Meanwhile, the artist’s eye constantly scans the landscape searching for meaningful observations and juxtapositions that represent the experiences and natural truths I’ve come to know.”
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

By Tony King

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through July 19, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson.

 

History
Through September 13, From Suffrage to #MeToo
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through March 29, She Persisted
An all-media juried exhibition of works celebrating the achievements of women throughout time, both humble and grand.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through March, Winter Salon
A show of new and select works from over 40 represented artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

By Wanxin Zhang

Petaluma Arts Center
Through March 22, CLAY (&c)
Featuring the work of Peter Voulkos and the California Clay Movement, including work by Robert Arneson, Richard Shaw, James Melchert, Wanxin Zhang, Viola Frey, and others.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

 

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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Barbara Jacobs

Riverfront Art Gallery
March 11 through May 3, Early Spring Show
*** Opening reception Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Time Into Space—Color & Texture in multiple media, work by Barbara Jacobs features monotypes, 3 dimensional pieces, and mixed media. Italian Affair showcases photographs by Alexis Greenberg.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through March 26, Coated/Coded
The exhibition features work by nine artists that explores ideas of object as surface and signifier, breaking down the barriers between “high art” and “low art”, with a critical take on questions of colonialism and experiences affecting artists of color. The exhibition was curated by SRJC art faculty, Andrew Merriss and hung by students enrolled in Exhibition Design Art 53.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through March 29, Windows and Doors
This juried exhibition presents a wide array of interpretations of “windows” and/or “doors”, symbolically or figuratively. Concurrently showing in Gallery II: Fluidity – the Art of Molten Material, by Drew Jackson; and in Gallery III: Opposites Unite, by Marguerite Brennan.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through March 28, Unbound
Showing New Paintings by Sharon Eisley; Her whimsical surrealist images ask us to look atmaybe laugh atthe lives we are living or the way we perceive those lives. And in the North Window is work by Stacey Schuett.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through March 14, North Bay Letterpress Arts
NBLA is an experimental studio for 14 printers who are fascinated by forming words and images using wood and metal parts, then printing them by hand on paper using vintage presses.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through March 8, Sculpture
Work by Mineko Grimmer and Yoshitomo Saito.

March 26 through April 19, Juried Student Exhibition 2020
*** Opening Reception Thursday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 5, Judy O’Shea: Permutations and Valentin Popov: Modern Mixmaster
Two solo exhibitions of work by Judy O’Shea and Valentin Popov. Both artists are based in the Bay Area and demonstrate expertise with materials and interpretation. O’Shea’s installation immerses the visitor in a maze of backlit paper tapestries while Popov introduces a cast of iconic portraits that represent four decades of art making.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Donna Schaffer

Upstairs Art Gallery
March 1 through March 28, Wine County Winter
*** Reception Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Donna Schaffer presents a collection of oil paintings that express the special beauty that Sonoma wine country takes on in its winter phase.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in February 2020

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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
February 3 through February 29, Jewelers
*** Artist Reception and Art Walk, February 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Featured Artists are Christine Gonzalves, Andrea Patri, Lyn Swan, Jennifer Whitfield, and John Howell. Arts Guild Member Artists are also exhibiting work.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Calabi Gallery
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Peanuts Greetings

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.

Through July 12, Greetings, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts-Hallmark Connection
Discover the origins of an iconic global partnership and how one avid Peanuts fan brought Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang into the mailboxes and homes of fans around the world.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Be Still, Like Air We Rise, by Emily Florence

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
February 7 through March 27, The 19th Amendment
*** Opening Reception Friday, February 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Santa Rosa Arts Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment— Women’s Right to Vote in this country. Featuring art that explores the struggles and the victories of the women’s movements.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through March 27, Emotion
Featured Resident Artist is Terry Holleman, Drawing. Guest artists are Bob Cornelis and Kenyon Lewis. Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Paul Maurer, Hanya Popova Parker, and Richard Sheppard.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

by Rene Dayan-Whitehead.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through February 29, Heartfelt
*** Opening reception Friday, February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
As we think about ways to show love to those dear to us this season, we also appreciate the love poured into these little treasures. Heartwarming small-profile works from 33 local artists adorn the Gallery now through the end of February.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

 

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through February 28, Life’s a Beach
John Lee Reed, an award-winning commercial artist and designer, paints in oils scenes of sunny beaches and surf culture.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through February 23, Small Works Show
Eleventh annual juried show of small work. Juror; Clark Mitchell.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through February 24, Members Show
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

By Jerry Dodrill

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through May 5, Sonoma County Wild
Photography by Jerry Dodrill. “These photographs express of a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Sonoma County. I’ve been blessed to spend countless hours cycling, running, rock-climbing and paddling with friends. With each drive to a trailhead, each footstep, hand-hold, pedal or paddle stroke, I build a deeper relationship with the place I call home. Meanwhile, the artist’s eye constantly scans the landscape searching for meaningful observations and juxtapositions that represent the experiences and natural truths I’ve come to know.”
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
February 16 through July 19, Landscape: Awe to Activism
*** Opening Reception Saturday, February 15, from 4 to 6 p.m.
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson.

History
Through September 13, From Suffrage to #MeToo
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

by Bill Wheeler

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through February 16, Artistic Exposure
*** Artists reception Saturday, February 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Exhibition of works by members of the Thursday Night Drawing Group. Founded by Bill Wheeler more than 25 years ago, the Thursday Night Drawing Group meets weekly at OCA for figure drawing with live models.

February 21 through March 29, She Persisted
An all-media juried exhibition of works celebrating the achievements of women throughout time, both humble and grand.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
February 8 through March 29, Richard Merchán
*** Opening reception, February 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.

February 15 through March 22, Clay (&c)
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

By Hamanishi Katsunori

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through March 1, Small Wonders
The Year of the Rat is the most prosperous of oriental zodiac signs. In honor of this new lunar year, we are offering a special exhibition. 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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

Lance Kuehne

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through March 8, Lance Kuehne and Christine Kierstead Sheeter
*** Second Saturday Artwalk February 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lance Kuehne is showing Petaluma Landmarks, including “landmark events.” Christine Kierstead Sheeter is showing Since My Seizures Began, and is a retrospective of the types of work she has done since adult onset epilepsy.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through February 16, Art Quilts
This International Juried Exhibition is a collaboration of Sebastopol Center for the Arts(SCA) and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) showing quilts as art objects that reference stitched layered sculptures, using modern and/or traditional quilting techniques. In Gallery II: SAQA Trunk Show – How Did They Do That? In Gallery II: Innards by Karen Lockert.

February 22 through March 29, Windows and Doors
*** Opening reception, Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
This juried exhibition presents a wide array of interpretations of “windows” and/or “doors”, symbolically or figuratively. Concurrently showing in Gallery II: Fluidity – the Art of Molten Material, by Drew Jackson; and in Gallery III: Opposites Unite, by Marguerite Brennan.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
February 3 through March 28, Unbound
*** Reception Saturday, February 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showing New Paintings by Sharon Eisley; Her whimsical surrealist images ask us to look at – maybe laugh at – the lives we are living or the way we perceive those lives. And in the North Window is work by Stacey Schuett.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
February 6 through March 14, North Bay Letterpress Arts
*** Conversation with the artists on Wednesday, February 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
NBLA is an experimental studio for 14 printers who are fascinated by forming words and images using wood and metal parts, then printing them by hand on paper using old presses.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
February 13 through March 8, Sculpture
*** Opening reception, Thursday, February 13, 4 to 6 p.m.
Work by Mineko Grimmer and Yoshitomo Saito.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

By Valentin Popov

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 5, Judy O’Shea: Permutations and Valentin Popov: Modern Mixmaster
Two solo exhibitions of work by Judy O’Shea and Valentin Popov. Both artists are based in the Bay Area and demonstrate expertise with materials and interpretation. O’Shea’s installation immerses the visitor in a maze of backlit paper tapestries while Popov introduces a cast of iconic portraits that represent four decades of art making.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through February 23, Embracing Beauty
*** Reception Saturday, February 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. Artists talks at 3 and 4 p.m.
Artists Susan Greer, Willow LaLand, Gail Morgan, Phyllis Rapp, Donna Schaffer, Cynthia Sumner, Ron Sumner, and Carolyn Wilson pool their artistic talents to present Embracing Beauty, an exhibit expressing multi-faceted interpretations of beauty. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Ebb and Flow by Marsha Connell. Rendered in oil, pastel and watercolors, this collection is imbued with the movement and flow inspired by life.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in January 2020

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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
January 1 through February 3, The Place I Live
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Juried exhibition of work by 18 artists that interprets “where the heart and soul feel at home.” Jurors were Ron Zak and Ann Trinca. Also on view in the Arts Guild Gallery are the works of several Member Artists.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Calabi Gallery
Through January 11, 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition is a showcase for the diversity of styles, periods, and media for which we have become known. Regular visitors will find many old favorites as well as a number of exciting works we have never shown before. These include a major work by Irving Norman, three stunning pieces by Bella Feldman, and remarkable paintings by Peter Holbrook, Frank Lobdell, Carol Peek, Michael Ramos, and Horst Trave.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through January 19, 2020, Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts
One of Schulz’s little-known pastimes: Magic. Featuring original Peanuts comic strips, animation cels, merchandise, and artwork.

Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through January 31, Small Works
A Big Show of Little Masterpieces.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 15, Aspect
Featured Resident Artist is Laura Pain Carr, Painting. Guest artists are Kenyon Lewisi, Sculpture, and Larain Matheson, Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

By John Lee Reed

Fulton Crossing Gallery
January 1 through February 28, Life’s a Beach
*** Reception and Open Studios Friday, January 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.
John Lee Reed, an award-winning commercial artist and designer, paints in oils scenes of sunny beaches and surf culture.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

Gallery 300
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through January 19, Now & Then
New work by Sandra Rubin and Gage Opdenbrouw, with Guest Artists: Suki Diamond, Linda Sorenson, Debbie Van Dyke, and Steve Weinberger.

January 21 through February 23, Small Works Show
*** Artists Reception Saturday, January 25, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Eleventh annual juried show of small work.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through January 25, Ronald Nakasone: Formless Form, IV
Formless-form IV explores the aesthetic and spiritual geography of the hand-written word. Just as a geographer studies the features of the Earth and the impact of human activity on the physical landscape, the Art of Sho requires an appreciation of the visual topography—line, space, and time (rhythm)—that emerges while the brush moves across the writing surface. Transcending formal aesthetic values, formless-forms have the capacity to embrace and draw the viewer into a rarefied world.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
January 11 through February 24, Members Show
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

By Jerry Dodrill

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
January 9 through May 5, Sonoma County Wild
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Photography by Jerry Dodrill. “These photographs express of a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Sonoma County. I’ve been blessed to spend countless hours cycling, running, rock-climbing and paddling with friends. With each drive to a trailhead, each footstep, hand-hold, pedal or paddle stroke, I build a deeper relationship with the place I call home. Meanwhile, the artist’s eye constantly scans the landscape searching for meaningful observations and juxtapositions that represent the experiences and natural truths I’ve come to know.”
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through February 2, Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County
Presented in collaboration with Creative Sonoma, Discovered features the ten recipients of the 2019 Discovered Awards. Five visual and five literary artists were selected from a pool of applicants. The five Visual Artists are Nicole Irene Anderson, Annette Goodfriend, Ash Hay, C.K. Itamura, and Nestor Torres Lupercio.

History
Through January 12, 31st Annual Artistry in Wood
Artistry in Wood is an annual exhibition presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) in partnership with the Museum of Sonoma County. Staged every year since 1982, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America.

January 25 through September 13, From Suffrage to #MeToo
*** Opening reception Friday, January 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 26, The Shape of Things
Juried exhibition of 3-D artwork created by Sonoma County artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through January, 2019 Annual Holiday Group Exhibit
Celebrating the holidays with artwork by over 40 artists from around the world.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through January 18, Petaluma to the Playa
*** Closing Reception Party Saturday, January 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
On display are sculptures, maquettes, jewelry, sections of large sculptures, books on Burning Man, journals, costumes created for the festival, and mutant cars. Experience Burning Man through videos and photographs illustrated by photographers and Burners.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through January 5, Spiritual Landscapes
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place.
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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through January 5, Seeing the World Anew
Recent Photographs by Lance Kuehne.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
January 11 through February 16, Art Quilts
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This International Juried Exhibition is a collaboration of Sebastopol Center for the Arts(SCA) and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) showing quilts as art objects that reference stitched layered sculptures, using modern and/or traditional quilting techniques. In Gallery II: SAQA Trunk Show – How Did They Do That? In Gallery II: Innards by Karen Lockert.

25 Million Stitches Community Art Installation
*** Sunday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 25 Million Stitches Community Art Project brings awareness of the immensity of the global refugee crisis through a single striking fiber arts display. We need your participation to reach 25 Million Stitches! Please join us and bring your friends too.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through February 1, Round & Round: A Celebration of Circularity
Kalia Kliban is showing Works in Wood, functional wooden items created on the lathe.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through January 3, Letterpress Drawings by Lyn Dillin
Handset metal typographic elements and ornaments printed with an old Iron Handpress on various fine papers.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

By Judy O’Shea

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
January 18 through April 5, Judy O’Shea: Permutations and Valentin Popov: Modern Mixmaster
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, January 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Two solo exhibitions of work by Judy O’Shea and Valentin Popov. Both artists are based in the Bay Area and demonstrate expertise with materials and interpretation. O’Shea’s installation immerses the visitor in a maze of backlit paper tapestries while Popov introduces a cast of iconic portraits that represent four decades of art making.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Laura Roney, The Long Run.

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through January 25, The Golden Hour
*** Reception Saturday, January 18, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Laura Roney presents The Golden Hour, a collection of oil paintings that depict the landscape when the light is fleeting, primarily scenes of Sonoma County and wine country. The Small Works Showcase features Speaking Cat and Dog by guest artist John Sumner. Sumner uses creative textures and vibrant colors to capture the character and antics of our four-legged friends.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in December 2019

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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
December 4 through 30, Members Exhibition
*** Reception, Sonoma Art Walk Thursday, December 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Features work by Arts Guild Members.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Through January 11, 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition is a showcase for the diversity of styles, periods, and media for which we have become known. Regular visitors will find many old favorites as well as a number of exciting works we have never shown before. These include a major work by Irving Norman, three stunning pieces by Bella Feldman, and remarkable paintings by Peter Holbrook, Frank Lobdell, Carol Peek, Michael Ramos, and Horst Trave.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through January 19, 2020, Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts
One of Schulz’s little-known pastimes: Magic. Featuring original Peanuts comic strips, animation cels, merchandise, and artwork.

Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
December 5 through January 31, Small Works
*** Opening Reception First Friday Open Studios December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.
A Big Show of Little Masterpieces.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 15, Aspect
Featured Resident Artist is Laura Pain Carr, Painting. Guest artists are Kenyon Lewisi, Sculpture, and Larain Matheson, Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
December 6, 7 & 8, Corricks Holiday Celebration Weekend
*** Friday, December 6: First Friday Gallery Celebration featuring all the local artists with standing exhibits in the Gallery at Corricks, from 5 to 7 p.m.
*** Saturday, December 7: Corricks Holiday Open House: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*** Sunday, December 8: “Art in Progress”, Presentation by Sonoma County artists: 12 to 3 p.m.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Jill Keller Peters

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through December 29, Atmospheric & Over the Edge
Jill Keller Peters specializes in both impressionist landscapes and hardedge abstracts. Her color collection exudes an eclectic air of positivity, boldness and delicacy.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
Through December, In Tandem
Works by Renee DeCarlo in both Gallery 300 and Lori Austin Gallery.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through December 15, Transparency Matters
Watercolors by Sally Baker; with Valerie Adams, Monica Boettcher, Mark Freed, Salatino Gandolfli, and Branka Harris. Also Younghwa Choi, Christine McNamara, Connie Robeson, and Francesca Scalpi.

December 17 through January 19, Now & Then
*** Artists Reception Saturday, December 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.
New work by Sandra Rubin and Gage Opdenbrouw, with Guest Artists: Suki Diamond, Linda Sorenson, Debbie Van Dyke, and Steve Weinberger.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through January 25, Ronald Nakasone: Formless Form, IV
Formless-form IV explores the aesthetic and spiritual geography of the hand-written word. Just as a geographer studies the features of the Earth and the impact of human activity on the physical landscape, the Art of Sho requires an appreciation of the visual topography—line, space, and time (rhythm)—that emerges while the brush moves across the writing surface. Transcending formal aesthetic values, formless-forms have the capacity to embrace and draw the viewer into a rarefied world.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through December 30, 2019 Holiday Gift Gallery
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Donna Larsen

IceHouse Gallery
Through December 30, Donna Larsen
Cherish All Living Things. The unity of opposing forces.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 20, A Watershed Event
Pastels and Oil Paintings by James R. Reynolds. The paintings depict scenes within the Laguna’s watershed or animals that live there.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

 

C.K.Itamura

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through February 2, Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County
Presented in collaboration with Creative Sonoma, Discovered features the ten recipients of the 2019 Discovered Awards. The five visual and five literary artists were selected from a pool of applicants through a highly competitive process for a chance to have their work featured in a major exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County. The five Visual Artists are Nicole Irene Anderson, Annette Goodfriend, Ash Hay, C.K. Itamura, and Nestor Torres Lupercio.

History
Through January 12, 31st Annual Artistry in Wood
Artistry in Wood is an annual exhibition presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) in partnership with the Museum of Sonoma County. Staged every year since 1982, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
December 6 through January 26, The Shape of Things
Juried exhibition of 3-D artwork created by Sonoma County artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through January 18, Petaluma to the Playa
On display are sculptures, maquettes, jewelry, sections of large sculptures, books on Burning Man, journals, costumes created for the festival, and mutant cars. Experience Burning Man through videos and photographs illustrated by photographers and Burners. Numerous events are scheduled: Art studio tours, speakers, workshops, book signings, construction of a communal sculpture piece, live music, and community interaction and engagement. Saturday, January 18, Closing Reception PARTY! 6 to 9 p.m.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through January 5, Spiritual Landscapes
*** Artists Reception Saturday, December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place. 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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through January 5, Seeing the World Anew
*** 2nd Saturday Artwalk, December 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Recent Photographs by Lance Kuehne.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through December 13, What to Draw
Exhibition of drawings.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

 

 

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
December 6 through January 5, Members Show
*** Opening Reception Friday, December 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate SCA’s “Family Reunion” of Member Artists. This exhibition features works exclusively from the SCA’s member artists and encompasses all media.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Kalia Klliban in workshop

Sebastopol Gallery
December 2 through February 1, Round & Round: A Celebration of Circularity
*** Reception Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kalia Kliban is showing Works in Wood, functional wooden items created on the lathe. Sharon Eisley Shows in the North Window in December. Artist’s demonstrations: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2, 3, and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gallery window. Artist’s talk: Tuesday, December 3, from 5 p.m.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Lyn Dillin

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
December 4 through January 3, Letterpress Drawings by Lyn Dillin
*** Conversation with the artist, Monday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Handset metal typographic elements and ornaments printed with an old Iron Handpress on various fine papers.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

 

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through December 8, Picturing Philanthropy:
Selections from the SSU Art Collection
*** Closing Reception, Thursday, December 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibition features works by both major and emerging artists that have been donated to the SSU Art Collection over the past 40 years. Among the artists whose work is included in the exhibition are Karel Appel, Hans Bellmer, Enrique Chagoya, Sam Gilliam, Philippe Halsman, William Hogarth, Mildred Howard, Robert Indiana, Wassily Kandinsky, Judith Linhares, Hung Liu, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Katherine Sherwood, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Catherine Wagner, and Andy Warhol.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 5, Bingo: The Life and Art of Bernice Bing
San Francisco native, Chinese American artist, and community activist, Bernice Bing was a bridge between many worlds. The art of Bing, or “Bingo” as she was affectionately called, is the procession of her life story.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through December 29, A Humane Holiday
*** Open House Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join gallery artists and Humane Society volunteers and puppies.
In collaboration with the Humane Society of Sonoma County the Gallery celebrates our furry friends with captivating art and surprise events throughout the day, such as a Puppy Kissing Booth. The window art works on view by Laura Roney, Karen Miller, Willow Laland, Andrea Cleall, Cynthia Jackson-Hein, Linda Barretta, and Beverly Bird capture expressions and actions of their favorite pets.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in November 2019

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.
Due to the recent fires in the area please check with the venues for possible re-scheduled events.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
November through December, Holiday Show
*** Reception, Sonoma Art Walk Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Untitled by Frank Lobdell

Calabi Gallery
November 9 through January 11, 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 9, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition is a showcase for the diversity of styles, periods, and media for which we have become known. Regular visitors will find many old favorites as well as a number of exciting works we have never shown before. These include a major work by Irving Norman, three stunning pieces by Bella Feldman, and remarkable paintings by Peter Holbrook, Frank Lobdell, Carol Peek, Michael Ramos, and Horst Trave.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through November 18, Peanuts Goes to Camp
Nearly every summer, the Peanuts Gang loads up on buses and heads off to summer camp—some more willingly than others. Featuring over seventy original comic strips, sketches, and vintage Peanuts products, the exhibition invites visitors to relive nights serenaded by crickets and days full of sun-drenched memories with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang.

Through January 19, 2020, Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts
One of Schulz’s little-known pastimes: Magic. Featuring original Peanuts comic strips, animation cels, merchandise, and artwork.

Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through November 22, The Other Me: Masks That Reveal
An exhibit featuring creative interpretations of masks, artwork based on masks, masquerade, alter-ego, secret identities, and concealment.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 15, Nest
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073
www.ericksonfineartgallery.com/

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Rd., Fulton
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
Through November, Camouflage Series
Paintings by Jacqueline Boberg, Kate Black, works by Barbara Elliott, Jewelry by Alejandro Salazar, and new work by Jennifer Hirshfield.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

By Sally Baker

Graton Gallery
Through November 10, Bruce K. Hopkins – Outside In and Chris Cheek – Sight Poems; With Guest Artists, Shook C. Chung and Corrine Haverinen.

November 12 through December 15, Transparency Matters
*** Reception Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Watercolors by Sally Baker; with Glass Artists Valerie Adams, Monica Boettcher, Mark Freed, Salatino Gandolfli, and Branka Harris. Also Guest Artists Younghwa Choi, Christine McNamara, Connie Robeson, and Francesca Scalpi.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Nakasone

Hammerfriar Gallery
November 9 through January 25, Ronald Nakasone: Formless Form, IV
*** Reception and Sho demonstration Saturday, November 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Formless-form IV explores the aesthetic and spiritual geography of the hand-written word. Just as a geographer studies the features of the Earth and the impact of human activity on the physical landscape, the Art of Sho requires an appreciation of the visual topography—line, space, and time (rhythm)—that emerges while the brush moves across the writing surface. Transcending formal aesthetic values, formless-forms have the capacity to embrace and draw the viewer into a rarefied world.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through November 17, 2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition
*** Reception Saturday, November 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Emerging Artist Exhibition is an annual juried show that showcases the talent, skill and creativity of young emerging artists, ages 16 through 30, in Northern California.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
Through November 8, Kathryn St. Clair
Meditations on Volatility & Serenity/Landscapes of a New World; paintings of Kathryn St. Clair.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 20, A Watershed Event
Pastels and Oil Paintings by James R. Reynolds. The paintings depict scenes within the Laguna’s watershed or animals that live there.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
November 19 through February 2, Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County
*** Opening Reception Friday, November 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free
Presented in collaboration with Creative Sonoma, Discovered features the ten recipients of the 2019 Discovered Awards. The five visual and five literary artists were selected from a pool of applicants through a highly competitive process for a chance to have their work featured in a major exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County. The five Visual Artists are Nicole Irene Anderson, Annette Goodfriend, Ash Hay, C.K. Itamura, and Nestor Torres Lupercio.

History
Through November 10, Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have died and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated. The Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature artwork and altars designed and created by local artists, community organizations, and collectors.

November 23 through January 12, 31st Annual Artistry in Wood
*** Opening Reception Friday, November 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free
Artistry in Wood is an annual exhibition presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) in partnership with the Museum of Sonoma County. Staged every year since 1982, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
November 1 through December 1, Pointless Sisters Annual Art Quilt Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Exhibit of art quilts, including responses to artistic challenges of Earth, Wind and Fire, and Urban/Cityscape.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

By Bruce Johnson

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on View, Spiritual Landscapes
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place. 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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

Lance Kuehne

Riverfront Art Gallery
November 6 through December, The Late Fall Show
*** Opening reception Saturday, November 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lance Kuehne is the featured artist.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through December 1, Abstract
International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Warren Bellows. A variety of mediums are reflected in this collection of artwork that uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks of expression. Gallery II: Sheer Beauty by Dotti Cichon., Gallery III: The Landscape in Us by Anitta Toivio and Dotti Cichon.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through November 30, Night and Day
New work by featured artist Stacey Schuett who paints birds, animals, and insects in acrylic on wood. Also showing are paintings and mixed media by Susan St. Thomas in the North Window.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through December 2, In Stitches: Innovation
*** Conversation with the artists November 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Juried, multi-media fiber exhibit featuring recycled/repurposed/reused fabric, trim, yarn, paper or leather. Including but not limited to; cut, sewn, glued, felted, embroidered, appliqued, sequined, beaded, braided, knitted, crocheted, quilted, woven, painted, dyed, batiked, and screen printed. Sponsored by The Legacy: sewing notions and thrift shop; a program of the Sebastopol Area Senior Center.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through December 8, Picturing Philanthropy:
Selections from the SSU Art Collection
*** Reception, Thursday, December 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibition features works by both major and emerging artists that have been donated to the SSU Art Collection over the past 40 years. Among the artists whose work is included in the exhibition are Karel Appel, Hans Bellmer, Enrique Chagoya, Sam Gilliam, Philippe Halsman, William Hogarth, Mildred Howard, Robert Indiana, Wassily Kandinsky, Judith Linhares, Hung Liu, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Katherine Sherwood, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Catherine Wagner, and Andy Warhol.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 5, Bingo: The Life and Art of Bernice Bing
San Francisco native, Chinese American artist, and community activist, Bernice Bing was a bridge between many worlds. The art of Bing, or “Bingo” as she was affectionately called, is the procession of her life story.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Linda Barretta

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through November 17, Dawn to Dusk
*** Artists reception Sunday, November 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Linda Berretta presents Dawn to Dusk, a collection of landscape oil paintings that show the effect of light at the most beautiful times of night, sunset and sunrise. Whether depicting early or late light, this collection truly captures the changing moods and tones of the phases of the day. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Ebb and Flow by Marsha Connell. Rendered in oil, pastel and watercolors, this collection is imbued with the movement and flow inspiring the artist as she works direct from life.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in October 2019

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.

Art Trails 2019
*** October 12-13 and October 19-20, Open Studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See the work of over 140 professional artists in their studios throughout beautiful Sonoma County. Art Trails self-guided tour offers a fabulous opportunity to learn first-hand from the artists what inspires their art, how it is made, and where it is made. October is the perfect time of year to enjoy Sonoma County, see fabulous art, find a terrific holiday gift, and treat oneself to a special piece of art that will enliven your home or office. Preview exhibitions in various locations where informative catalogs with maps are available.
sonomacountyarttrails.org/

Marion Grant

Arts Guild of Sonoma
October 3 through November 3, Alchemy
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
For this National Juried Exhibition 68 artworks were chosen from eight States by juror, Jenny Gheith of SFMOMA.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Through October 12, It’s All Good!
A group show of gallery artists working in a variety of styles and media. Artists include Douglas Ballou, Warren Bellows, Holly Downing, Peter Holbrook, Joyce Hulbert, Carolyn Lord, Carol Peek, Michael Ramos, Alejandro Salazar, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through November 18, Peanuts Goes to Camp
Nearly every summer, the Peanuts Gang loads up on buses and heads off to summer camp—some more willingly than others. Featuring over seventy original comic strips, sketches, and vintage Peanuts products, the exhibition invites visitors to relive nights serenaded by crickets and days full of sun-drenched memories with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang.

Through January 19, 2020, Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts
One of Schulz’s little-known pastimes: Magic. Featuring original Peanuts comic strips, animation cels, merchandise, and artwork.

Through March 8, 2020, Peace, Love, and Woodstock
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival this summer, the Museum and Research Center presents a yearlong exhibition celebrating the smallest Peanuts character, Woodstock, named for the generation-defining music event. Check the website for related Public Programs.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Linda Dove Pierson

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
October 3 through November 22, The Other Me: Masks That Reveal
*** Opening Reception Friday, October 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.
An exhibit featuring creative interpretations of masks, artwork based on masks, masquerade, alter-ego, secret identities, and concealment.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 15, Nest
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through October 20, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview
*** reception Friday, October 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For the 8th year in a row, the Gallery at Corrick’s & My Daughter the Framer are hosting an Art Trails Open Studios Preview Exhibit! Featuring over 70 participating artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Jerome Kirk

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
October 5 through November 3, Jerome Kirk 1923 – 2019
*** Opening reception Saturday, October 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Featuring over 80 works of kinetic sculptures from Jerome Kirk’s personal collection and other private collections, ranging from small maquettes and pedestal pieces to large outdoor sculptures. The sculptures represent Jerome’s fascination with movement, engineering and design. Jerome’s artistic career expanded the boundaries defined by gravity with new mechanisms for movement in the familiar language of his predecessors, Dadaism, Joan Miro, and Alexander Calder.
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073, www.ericksonfineartgallery.com/

 

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through October 24, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview
Get a peek at one of Sonoma County’s most popular events featuring Bill Gittins, Lucy Liew and Patty Reilly, as well as artworks by Gen Zorich, Evelyn Nitzberg, Joel Bennett, Lorraine Chapman, Donna DeLaBriandais, Bill Theis, Nicole Ours, VaLinda Kyrias, Mandy Bankson, Elizabeth Peyton, Barbara Kelley, Nina Bonos, Lois Donaghey, and Marsha Connell.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
October, Camouflage Series
*** Reception Saturday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
New work by Jacqueline Boberg.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through October 6, Paintings • Sculpture
Featuring new work by Susan Proehl and Susan Stover; with Guest Artists Andrea Leland, Marcy Wheeler, Joanne Taeuffer, and Christie Marks.

October 8 through November 10, Bruce K. Hopkins – Outside In and Chris Cheek – Sight Poems
*** Artists Reception Saturday, October 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.
With Guest Artists, Shook C. Chung and Corrine Haverinen.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through October 27, Kathleen Yorba; Ruminations
Kathleen Yorba’s abstract work invites the viewer to engage in notions of memory and identity, both those learned and those intuitively known. How do bees find their way back to the nest? What marks do we leave as we move on ancestral paths connecting the tangible and intangible? Using her chosen medium of cold-wax and oil paint, Yorba maps her own exploration of the known/unknown, seen and unseen. The show culminates in a one-day, hands-on workshop on the medium of cold-wax, October 27. It is open to the seasoned artist and novice alike. Pre-registration required; contact the Gallery for more information.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through October 20, The Great Outdoors
Visions and impressions of our outer world; over, under, beyond and through!
Jurors: Samantha Buller, Kathy Birdsong, and Jean Warren.

October 26 through November 17, 2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Saturday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showcasing work of Northern California artists ages 16 through 30.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

By Kathryn St. Clair

IceHouse Gallery
October 5 through November 8, Kathryn St. Clair
*** Opening reception Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Meditations on Volatility & Serenity/Landscapes of a New World; paintings of Kathryn St. Clair.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 20, A Watershed Event
Pastels and Oil Paintings by James R. Reynolds. The paintings depict scenes within the Laguna’s watershed or animals that live there.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 3, Tierra de Rosas and A Way of Life
Tierra de Rosas is a solo exhibition of the work by Maria de Los Angeles, a Mexican-born artist and immigration activist who was raised in Santa Rosa and is now based in New York. De Los Angeles’ multidisciplinary work addresses issues of migration, displacement, identity, and otherness through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and fashion design.

Showing concurrently is A Way of Life, a group show co-curated by de Los Angeles and Executive Director, Jeff Nathanson. This exhibition celebrates the personal and artistic connections that provided support, influence, and inspiration for de Los Angeles. The artists include Sharon Arnold, Alan Azhderian, Ryan Bonilla, Maria Cañas, Jack Leissring, Scott Malbaurn, Vincent Ramos, Alejandro Salazar, Catherine Sieck, and Jim Spitzer.

History
Through November 10, Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have died and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated. The Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature artwork and altars designed and created by local artists, community organizations, and collectors.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Chris Cheek

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through October 27, Barriers
Judged by Marsha Connell and featuring Sonoma County Artists using a variety of media.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
October 5 through October 27, A Curated Art Trails Exhibit
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Featuring select Art Trails artists; Donna DeLaBriandais, Sandy Young, Mandy Bankson, Jenny Lynn Hall, Leslie Curchack, Serena Hazard, Mary Vaughan, Willow LaLand, Roberta Ahrens, Sandra Speidel, Donna Schaffer, and Sylvia Gonzalez.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through November 2, Annual Members’ Show
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Jason Sanovich

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
October, Newly Arrived Items
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
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through November 3, Early Fall Show
The featured artists are Karen Spratt, and Jerrie Jerné.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through October 18, SRJC Faculty Show
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through October 20, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview
Art Trails is a juried, self-guided open studio event, devoted to educating the public about visual arts in Sonoma County. This program showcases the art, creative processes, and working environments of professional Sonoma County artists. One of a kind pieces from each of the 140 participation artists are on view in this Preview Exhibition. Art Trails Open Studios take place on October 12-13 and October 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Informative catalogs with maps are available here.

October 25 through December 1, Abstract
*** Opening Reception Friday, October 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Warren Bellows. A variety of mediums are reflected in this collection of artwork that uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks of expression. Gallery II: Sheer Beauty by Dotti Cichon., Gallery III: The Landscape in Us by Anitta Toivio and Dotti Cichon.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

by Stacey Schuett.

Sebastopol Gallery
Through November 30, Night and Day
*** Artists reception, Saturday, October 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
New work by featured artist Stacey Schuett who paints birds, animals, and insects in acrylic on wood. Also showing are paintings and mixed media by Susan St. Thomas in the North Window.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

 

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through October 16, Paula Strother
Strother uses a variety of mixed media materials, all discarded plastic, to convey the importance of excess.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
October 17 through December 8, Selections from the SSU Art Collection
*** Opening Reception Thursday, October 17, from 4 to 6 p.m.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Bernice Bing

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 5, Bingo: The Life and Art of Bernice Bing
San Francisco native, Chinese American artist, and community activist, Bernice Bing was a bridge between many worlds. The art of Bing, or “Bingo” as she was affectionately called, is the procession of her life story.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through October 27, Conversations with Nature
*** Artist Reception Saturday, October 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Susan Greer presents Conversations with Nature, a collection of minimalist landscape paintings that capture the rhythmic quality of the natural world. Simplified elegant forms embody a serene sensitivity that is soulful and honest. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Quiet Places: Sonoma County in Pastels by Karen A. Miller. This collection explores the quiet beauty found year round in our gorgeous county.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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