Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in September 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 Trails Sonoma County 2022
*** Open Studios, Saturday and Sunday, September 24, 25, and October 1, 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *On Sunday, 9/25 studios will close at 4 p.m. in respect of Rosh Hashanah. 117 professional artists open their art studios for 2 weekends this fall and invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art.
Visit one of the preview shows, where you can see Art Trails art and decide which open studios you would like to visit. While you’re there, pick up a free collector’s guide.
www.sonomacountyarttrails.org

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through September 26, New / Fresh
Showing work by 22 Arts Guild members.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Astro Motel
Through November 25, Mary Fuller McChesney: Myth and Monument from Sonoma Mountain
*** Opening reception Thursday, September 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Talented in many genres, Mary Fuller McChesney found that her sculpture was often overlooked in favor of her husband’s, Robert McChesney, paintings. Working in cement mixed with vermiculite, she built and carved a world of mythic creatures deeply influenced by her philosophic studies as well as Maya and Aztec mythology. Eighteen pieces, three of them bronze, are placed throughout the Astro Motel’s property.
323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707-200-4655
www.theastro.com

 

Max Pechstein

Calabi Gallery
September 3 through October 29, Mixed Bag
*** Artists reception Saturday, September 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The new exhibition is a reflection of the gallery’s eclectic nature, and features some new work by gallery artists, some newly acquired vintage works, and a selection of works from our vast inventory.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

 

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 17, Transcend
Guest artists for this exhibit are Kathleen McCallum, Photography and David Taber, 3D Art. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Clay Vajgrt, Acrylic Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
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.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
September 2 through October 22, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Receptions, September 2, and October 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing
September 2 through October 2, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Reception, September 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.
1200 River Road, Fulton

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

Gallery One
September 8 through October 2, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Reception, September 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma

Graton Gallery
Through October 2, Graton Gallery Partners
Showing work by Gallery partner artists along with Guest artists; E. Ryder Sutton, and Jennifer Whitfield. Ryder Sutton is sponsoring “Rescue” a benefit for Compassion without Borders.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through October 8, Reflections on Gold
*** Reception Saturday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Plus History of Gilding: a talk and water gilding demonstration by Julian Billotte, at 5 p.m.
Frames from the Capricho Collection, an exhibit of antique and contemporary gilt frames and mirrors, drawn from the collection of Julian Billotte, master gilder and founder of Capricho Gilding Studios, San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through October 2, Beauty in the Beasts
Our world is a masterpiece made up of creatures from the largest mammal to the smallest organisms, and even beings from our imaginations. The exhibition celebrates fur, hair, scales and feathers by local, national and international artists.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
Through September 3, Hamlet Mateo
This Memorial exhibition showcases the work of Hamlet Mateo.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

 

 

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
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.

History
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.

Through September 11, 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.

Through September 11, 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
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Members Exhibit
OCA members present a diverse exhibit in a variety of media.

September 10 through October 9, Watercolor Exhibit
*** Artists reception Saturday, September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Book Launch for Three Layer Watercolor Landscapes by Patrick Fanning.
Enjoy watercolors by Sonoma County artists in this fine exhibition!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through September, Summer Exhibition
Featuring new and archived works by Gallery artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Through September 24, Agri-CULTURED
The exhibition explores cross-cultural intersections of food and farming in our region. The project brings together food producers, purveyors, and artists who work locally and align with global concerns of sustainable practice and cultural memory.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through October 9, Expressions in Clay
Featuring work by six Japanese ceramic artists. 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
Through October 1, Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form
Traditional or Inventive, the Book as Object – A Work of Art. Sculptured or altered, from traditional codex to unfolding accordion book, Scrolls, fans, tunnels, and flag books, to name a few.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Pulp: Paper & Book Arts
*** Closing Party Sunday, September 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The juried show features innovative and traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures.

September 10 through October 2, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibition
*** Artists reception Friday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be one piece of art from each of the 116 Art Trails participating artists.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through October 2, a little of this, a little of that
Smaller paintings by Jeff Watts feature a collection of oil paintings with intimate, masterful views of animals, landscapes and the figure–intriguing worlds inside small spaces.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
September 8 through October 16, Farmworkers
*** Opening reception, Thursday, September 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Showing Photographs, Prints, and Paintings by Morrie Camhi, Erik Castro, Jay Mercado, and Christie Tirado.
Gallery Talk with photojournalist Erik Castro, Thursday, September 29, from 12 to 1 p.m.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
September 10 through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
*** Opening Reception Saturday, September 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Event is free for SVMA members, and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this event. The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders. Many of the works are experimental using stencils, impasto paint, and found objects. Saunders reuses many motifs in his work and repurposes commercial and cultural signs to create multiple perspectives and multiple meanings.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through September 25, Nature’s Audubon
*** Reception Saturday, September 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artists, Ron Sumner and Donna Schaffer. Ron Sumner presents Nature’s Audubon, a collection of paintings that express he unique beauty and character of birds. After studying them in detail, Sumner carefully takes into account the detail of his subjects’ coloration, bone structure, and texture of the feathers.

The Staircase Showcase presents Donna Schaffer’s Vineyards Through the Seasons, a collection of small works that capture the vineyards beauty through evolving seasons.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in August 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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
August 3 through September 26, New / Fresh
***
Opening reception, Saturday, August 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showing work by Arts Guild members.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

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

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 17, Transcend
Guest artists for this exhibit are Kathleen McCallum, Photography and David Taber, 3D Art. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Clay Vajgrt, Acrylic Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
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.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through August 24, International Influence
*** First Friday reception, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show explores France and other countries through the eyes of Sonoma County artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

 

Gallery 300
Currently on view is work by Rachel Sager, Todd Barricklow and Alejandro Salazar.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through August 21, Anything Goes #8
This Juried Show is always full of interesting surprises. Juried by artist Tony Speirs.

August 26 through October 2, Graton Gallery Partners
*** Reception Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Showing work by Gallery partner artists along with Guest artists; E. Ryder Sutton, and Jennifer Whitfield.
Ryder Sutton is sponsoring “Rescue” a benefit for Compassion without Borders.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through August 20, The Princesse: Retelling the Story of Art
For this series, Kristen Throop has been working on The Princesse for the past four years. At the project’s center is Ingres’s famous 1853 portrait of the Princesse de Broglie. Each of the pieces in the exhibition relates to a different aspect of Ingres’s portrait, fitting together like a puzzle which then reveals a larger narrative. See website for schedule of Artist Talks.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through August 14, Emerging Artists Exhibition
This annual exhibition promotes artists entering the world of exhibiting their work. Selected artists are between the ages of high school seniors and 30 years old.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
August 6 through September 3, Hamlet Mateo
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, August 6, from 3 to 7 p.m.
This Memorial exhibition showcases the work of Hamlet Mateo.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

 

 

 

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
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
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.

History
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
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
August 6 through September 4, Members Exhibit
*** Artists reception, Saturday August, 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
OCA members present a diverse exhibit in a variety of media.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through August, Summer Exhibition
Featuring new and archived works by Gallery artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
August 11 through September 24, Agri-CULTURED
*** Opening Reception, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibition explores cross-cultural intersections of food and farming in our region. The project brings together food producers, purveyors, and artists who work locally and align with global concerns of sustainable practice and cultural memory.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
August 12 through October 9, Expressions in Clay
Six Japanese Ceramic artists.
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
August 5 through October 1, Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form
*** Artist reception Friday August 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Traditional or Inventive, the Book as Object – A Work of Art. Sculptured or altered, from traditional codex to unfolding accordion book, Scrolls, fans, tunnels, and flag books, to name a few.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Pulp: Paper & Book Arts
The juried show features innovative and traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures. Jurors are Alicia Bailey and Helen Hiebert.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

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

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 on view: 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
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
August 1 through August 28, Sonoma Backroads
*** Reception Saturday, August 13, from 4 to6 p.m.
Beverly Bird, presents Sonoma Backroads, a collection of works that explore the rich bounty of Sonoma’s natural beauty. Whether in acrylic, oil or watercolor, each painting presents a special aspect of the region’s backroad highlights. Meet the Artist: Beverly Bird will host the gallery August 19 and August 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Staircase Showcase presents Willow LaLand’s A Taste of Wine Country, a collection of small works that capture the beauty of Sonoma Wine Country.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in July 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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Café Frida Gallery
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Calabi Gallery
Through July 30, The Visionary Art of Alejandro Salazar
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
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

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
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
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.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
July 1 through August 24 International Influence
*** First Friday reception, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show explores France and other countries through the eyes of Sonoma County artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Graton Gallery
Through July 10, Recent Paintings by Tim Haworth and Sabra Briere
Also showing Guest Artists; Thea Goldstine, Teri Haggerty and Heather Myler.

July 15 through August 21, Anything Goes #8
*** Artists Reception Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 5 p.m.
This Juried Show is always full of interesting surprises.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through August 20, The Princesse: Retelling the Story of Art
*** Artist’s reception Saturday, July 2 from 3 to 6 p.m.
For this series, Kristen Throop has been working on The Princesse for the past four years. At the project’s center is Ingres’s famous 1853 portrait of the Princesse de Broglie. Each of the pieces in the exhibition relates to a different aspect of Ingres’s portrait, fitting together like a puzzle which then reveals a larger narrative. See website for schedule of Artist Talks.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
July 7 through August 14, Emerging Artists Exhibition
This annual exhibition promotes artists entering the world of exhibiting their work. Selected artists are between the ages of high school seniors and 30 years old.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
Through July 4, Celebrating the Late Jon Gariepy
This memorial exhibition showcases much of Jon’s ceramic work including his signature cars and boats.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

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
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
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.

History
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
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through July 31, Pointless Sisters Quilt Exhibit
See what the Pointless Sisters have created this year with their spectacular quilting talents!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Petaluma Arts Center
Through July 23, Common Threads: Art & Fiber
Exhibition of work by 12 fiber artists.
Also on view, Recent Works by David Brunhofer & Lisa Lightman. Curated by Carin Jacobs.
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
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.

Art Reception July 16, from 2 to 8 p.m. Unexpected in Petaluma
Join RiverFront and Oli Gallery for a visual explosion of color, concept, technique and the element of unexpected as we take you on a visual story told through the lens of very talented artists.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through July 30, UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle
The exhibition features artwork, by over 30 artists, that has been made from repurposed materials. These materials may have come from discarded items, such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics; or found objects, such as drift wood and seed pods, or things that have fulfilled their original useful purpose, such as auto parts, wine barrel hoops, or fabric.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

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
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through July 24, Abstract 2022
Over 60 works selected by Juror, and abstract painter, Mark Perlman.
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through July 30, Woman and Fox, A Journey
Work by Teri Sloat expressing her inner Fox. Teri says, “The inner part of me is the fox, and, in different forms, the woman is who I am and how I feel. The fox is always there, leading, waiting, reminding me of the importance of stories and dreams.”
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

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

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 on view: 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
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through July 31, Marble-ous
*** Reception July 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.: Meet the artists, Laura Roney and Carolyn Wilson, and learn about their inspiration, background, and stylistic approaches. Laura Roney, presents Marble-ous, a collection of works in oil that focuses on marbles. Roney transforms these fun colorful balls of glass and paint into swirling designs of symmetry and structure. Viewing these paintings, one comes away with a renewed appreciation for those small objects in our world we often do not take the time to actually see. Meet the Artist: Laura Roney will be hosting the gallery Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Carolyn Wilson’s Backyard Beauty. A collection of smaller mixed media collage paintings that celebrate the bevy of nature’s treasures found close to home, such as backyard birds, beloved garden blooms and billowy wildflowers.
Meet the Artist: Carolyn Wilson will be hosting the gallery Fridays July 8 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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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 www.artatthesource.org

Arts Guild of Sonoma
June 1 through June 27, Celebrating Summer
Showing the work of 18 Guild artists.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Café Frida Gallery
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

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
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

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
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

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
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

Gallery One
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma
707-778-8277
www.petaluma-galleryone.com

 

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
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

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
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through June 19, Miniatures Exhibition
No work is over 12 inches in either direction.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

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
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

DS Gordon

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

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
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.

History
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
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

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
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Oli Gallery
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
16215 Main St., Guerneville
707-640-7214

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
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

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
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
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
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

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
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

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
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

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
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

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

 

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
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

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
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in May 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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Café Frida Gallery
Through May 29, Tarot and Our Intuition
Two artists, Cade Burkhammer and Akiva Satnarayan, whose artworks deal extensively with Tarot and its’ meanings, approach the subject from their unique perspectives.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Pamela Glasscock

Calabi Gallery
Through May 31, Group Show
The show is an eclectic mix of new work by gallery artists as well as a selection from the inventory of vintage works, including new acquisitions. It is a wonderfully rich assortment bridging many periods of time, styles, and media. Featuring works by gallery artists Douglas Ballou, Howard Foote, Pamela Glasscock, James Ford Grant, Tim Haworth, Iva Hladis, Evri Kwong, Carolyn Lord, Michael Ramos, Inna Talantova, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 21, Challenge
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting, and Don Ketman, Wood Artistry. Featured Resident Artist is Laura Paine Carr, Acrylic, Mixed-Media. Also showing work by Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
May 6 through June 25, Art at the Source Preview
*** First Friday reception, May 6, and June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Gallery 300
Through May 30, Works of Heart
Preview of artwork for Jewish Community Free Clinic fundraiser.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

Gallery One
May 21 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
*** Opening reception, May 22, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma
707-778-8277
www.petaluma-galleryone.com

Graton Gallery
Through May 29, Clayton to Graton 3.5
Featuring artworks by Rik Olson and Fred Kling; with Guest Artists, Jenny Abramson, Joanne Kline, and Bill Theis.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
May 7 through June 11, The Embodied Line
*** Opening reception Saturday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
May 6 through June 19, Miniatures Exhibition
*** Opening reception Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
No work is over 12 inches in either direction.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
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.

History
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.

Through May 29, 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, 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
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through May 29, Figure It Out
*** Artists Reception Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.
OCA’s Figure Drawing Group artists share their latest works in this diverse exhibit!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

Oli Gallery
May 7 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
16215 Main St., Guerneville
707-640-7214

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 5, About Time
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through May 28, ART Connects Us
Youth Arts Exhibition, showcasing artwork from students grades K-12 in the greater Petaluma area.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through May, Spring Gardens
The rejuvenation promised with the arrival of Spring is expressed by the works on display. 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 May 8, 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
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
May 6 through May 26, Rising Artists
*** Artists reception First Friday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa High Schools’ Senior Students Art Show. Artwork from 7 schools, 12 teachers, and 46 students. Participating schools; Elsie Allen, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Ridgeway, Roseland Prep, Santa Rosa and SR Art Quest.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
This spring is an especially lovely time to visit, as we currently 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
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through May 15, Reverberations 2 –Art and Poetry
A Visual Conversation includes the work of 50 artists who were given a poem to respond to visually. The artwork and poetry will be on display. Several poetry readings will be scheduled during the exhibition.

May 22 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Showing work by all Art at the Source Open Studios participating artists.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through May 28, Inflorescence: Paintings by Suzanne Edminster
*** Artist Reception, Saturday, May 7, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Artist Talk and Demo Saturday May 14, 3 p.m.
Inflorescence features new abstract and contemporary primitive paintings by Suzanne Edminster. Inflorescence means ‘to blossom’, and the work celebrates spring and renewal.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through May 22, BFA Exhibition 2022
One of the highlights of the University Art Gallery’s annual program is the presentation each spring semester of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition. For the BFA students and their professors, the show serves as an opportunity to see, often for the first time, a curated selection of their best work in context with their peers and within in a professional gallery environment. This year’s exhibition features the work of six students who are graduating with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Jacob Brown, Anthony Davi, Axel Koenig, Jose Sanchez Chavez, Raven Akasha Sandoval, and Carlos Vega Aquilera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
May 11 through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
*** Opening Reception Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free to Members, Non-members $10; Pre-registration is required.
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
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Marsha Connell

Upstairs Art Gallery
May 2 through May 29, Peaceful Edge of Nature
Marsha Connell presents Peaceful Edge of Nature, a collection of paintings that capture wild places that calm the spirit. Drawing on her background as painter and naturalist observer, she absorbs the configurations of shapes, shadows, trees and sky from a certain perspective.
*** Meet the Artist: Connell will be hosting the gallery May 8, 15, 19, 26, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Ron Sumner’s Rustic Ruminations, a collection of small paintings highlighting rural landscapes, many featuring iconic barns proudly weathered with age.
*** Meet the Artist: Sumner will be hosting the gallery May 7 & 14, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and May 11 & 21 from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Café Frida Gallery
April 1 through May 29, Tarot and Our Intuition
Two artists, Cade Burkhammer and Akiva Satnarayan, whose artworks deal extensively with Tarot and its’ meanings, approach the subject from their unique perspectives. The artists will speak about their work and how it relates to the evolving world climate change at Café Frida Gallery on Earth Day, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

By Bambi Waterman

Calabi Gallery
Through April 30, Group Show
The show is an eclectic mix of new work by gallery artists as well as a selection from the inventory of vintage works, including new acquisitions. It is a wonderfully rich assortment bridging many periods of time, styles, and media. Featuring works by gallery artists Douglas Ballou, Howard Foote, Pamela Glasscock, James Ford Grant, Tim Haworth, Iva Hladis, Evri Kwong, Carolyn Lord, Michael Ramos, Inna Talantova, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

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
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 21, Challenge
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting, and Don Ketman, Wood Artistry. Featured Resident Artist is Laura Paine Carr, Acrylic, Mixed-Media. Also showing work by Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Ten new sculptures have been installed along the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail in downtown Cloverdale after a 3 month delay due to COVID-19. Cloverdale Boulevard between Citrus Fair Drive and 3rd Street is lined with an array of playful and provocative sculptures. What better way to spark our Imagination than with this impressive exhibit of public art? For sculpture locations, download a map of the walkable Sculpture Trail.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through April 30, In Bloom
*** First Friday reception, April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featured Artists are Lois Donaghey, Erin Dertner, Peter Krohn, Victoria Kochergin, Elizabeth Peyton, and Sally Baker. This exhibit is a celebration of the renewal that Spring brings, and especially the colors and forms that appear this time of year.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Graton Gallery
Through April 17, Annual Small Works Show
*** Reception Saturday April 2, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The show features over 130 artworks by 72 artists, in a wide variety of media and styles, making it a great way to see many of Sonoma County’s favorite artists all in one location. The work for the show was selected by Susan Shore, owner of the Artifact Gallery, Point Richmond.

April 22 through May 29, Clayton to Graton 3.5
*** Artists Reception, Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring artworks by Rik Olson and Fred Kling; with Guest Artists, Jenny Abramson, Joanne Kline, and Bill Theis.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through May 1, Home
HCA has relocated to a new home around the corner. This transition inspired the show’s idea of exploring the concept of home. The theme celebrates change and reflects on the longing for stability.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 29, Conservation in Biodiversity Photography by Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel works as an advocate to create visual communication stories that cover Threatened, Endangered, keystone, and bellwether species. California Condors, rare marine mammals, and coastal landscapes are all part of this small cross-section of Joshua’s larger volume of internationally-recognized photographic work.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
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.

History
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.

Through May 29, 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, 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.

Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through April 24, Salmon Creek School Student Exhibit
*** Reception, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through April 3, Journey To The Tower
Hand painted photo sculptures by Natalia Bertotti and Michael Garlington. Using a process of “in-camera collages” the artists re-created Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations of the Rider Waites Tarot Cards while simultaneously bringing a sense of humor and folly to the project.

April 7 through June 5, About Time
*** Artist Reception, Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
April 14 through May 28, ART Connects Us
*** Opening Reception Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Youth Arts Exhibition, showcasing artwork from students grades K-12 in the greater Petaluma area.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through April, Spring Blooms
Even though California desperately needs more rain, the rejuvenation promised with the arrival of Spring is expressed by the works on display. 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 May 8, 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
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through April 30, Figures and Faces
Figures and Faces features artwork from Sonoma County and the Bay Area.

Through April 27, SRAC Members Art Exhibition is on view at Finley Community Center, on West College Ave.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
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
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
April 9 through May 15, Reverberations 2 –Art and Poetry
*** Opening reception Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.
A Visual Conversation includes the work of 50 artists who were given a poem to respond to visually. The artwork and poetry will be on display. Several poetry readings will be scheduled during the exhibition.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through April 2, Flight Path, Paintings by Sharon Eisley
*** Reception Saturday, March 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sharon Eisley presents a series of oil paintings exploring the decisions we make in our lives to turn one way or another, to stretch our wings and fly in a new direction, looking at what motivates us to make life choices, and the paradigms that constrain us.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

By Windy Chien

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 10, A Beautiful Mess, Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard
The exhibition features work by 10 women artists, all of whom use knotting or weaving as their primary technique. Using rope, yarn, clay, and wire, these makers knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimalistic order, to joyful pandemonium, thereby upending traditional perceptions about the art of weaving, knotting, and macramé.

April 27 through May 22, BFA Exhibition 2022
*** Opening reception, Wednesday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.
One of the highlights of the University Art Gallery’s annual program is the presentation each spring semester of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition. For the BFA students and their professors, the show serves as an opportunity to see, often for the first time, a curated selection of their best work in context with their peers and within in a professional gallery environment. This year’s exhibition features the work of six students who are graduating with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Jacob Brown, Anthony Davi, Axel Koenig, Jose Sanchez Chavez, Raven Akasha Sandoval, and Carlos Vega Aquilera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 24, Out of Our Minds: Clayton Bailey & Tony Natsoulas
This exhibition brings together two major players of the California Funk Art movement. Known for their satire, humor, and irreverence, Tony Natsoulas and the late Clayton Bailey created sculptures from clay and other materials that reflected a preference for unrefined and distinctive methods of construction.

This exhibition is also the first museum retrospective honoring Clayton Bailey, who passed away in 2020. A significant number of Bailey’s infamous robot sculptures are included in the show. Other programs and events related to the exhibition are listed on the museum website.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through May 1, Magical Mystery
*** Reception, Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Gail Morgan presents Magical Mystery, a collection of monotype abstracts that express the intriguing, and sometimes spiritual, mysteries of creating art. Meet the Artist: Morgan will be hosting the gallery Thursday, April 10 and Sunday, April 24, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Nancy Gray’s The Promise of Spring, a collection of small paintings that celebrate the glorious world in bloom. Meet the Artist: Gray will be hosting the gallery Mondays, April 11, 18 and 25, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through March 28, Art of Jewelry
Showing the work of twenty AGS Member Artists.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Café Frida Gallery
Through March 27, Jaclyn Finkle
New paintings by Finkle show a raw intuitive process in which she allows the painting to evolve spontaneously as a response to the flow of her emotions.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

 

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 13, 2022, Drawn from Life: The People and Places of Peanuts
Charles Schulz worked at finding new and fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, in addition to developing personas for the characters themselves. To do this Schulz drew from reality much of what he poured into Peanuts. He also borrowed some of the names for his characters from people he knew. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through March 19, Isolate
Guest artists for this exhibit are Don Ketman, Wood Artistry and Clay Vajgrt, Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Shelby Young and Hanya Popova Parker. Terry Holleman, drawing, is the featured resident artist.

March 19 through May 21, Challenge
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting, and Don Ketman, Wood Artistry. Featured Resident Artist is Laura Paine Carr, Acrylic, Mixed-Media. Also showing work by Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Ten new sculptures have been installed along the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail in downtown Cloverdale after a 3 month delay due to COVID-19. Cloverdale Boulevard between Citrus Fair Drive and 3rd Street is lined with an array of playful and provocative sculptures. What better way to spark our Imagination than with this impressive exhibit of public art? The current Trail will be available for viewing until April, 2022. For sculpture locations, download a map of the walkable Sculpture Trail.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
March 1 through April 30, In Bloom
*** First Friday receptions, March 4, and April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featured Artists are Lois Donaghey, Erin Dertner, Peter Krohn, Victoria Kochergin, Elizabeth Peyton, and Sally Baker. This exhibit is a celebration of the renewal that Spring brings, and especially the colors and forms that appear this time of year.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-328-1934
www.fultoncrossing.com/

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

 

Graton Gallery
March 11 through April 17, 11th Annual Small Works Juried Show
Juror; Susan Shore.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through March 20, Small Joys
Celebrating the art of students in grades 5 to 7 from West Side, Fitch Mountain, St. John’s, The Healdsburg School, and the After-School Art Programs – Art Lab for Youth.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 29, Conservation in Biodiversity Photography by Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel works as an advocate to create visual communication stories that cover Threatened, Endangered, keystone, and bellwether species. California Condors, rare marine mammals, and coastal landscapes are all part of this small cross-section of Joshua’s larger volume of internationally-recognized photographic work.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through June 5, 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.

History
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.

Through May 29, 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, 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.

Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through March 6, Celebration of Black History Month
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through April 3, Journey To The Tower
Hand painted photo sculptures by Natalia Bertotti and Michael Garlington. Using a process of “in-camera collages” the artists re-created Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations of the Rider Waites Tarot Cards while simultaneously bringing a sense of humor and folly to the project.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

By Frances McCormack

Petaluma Arts Center
Through March 26, Integrating Practice: Celebrating Teaching Artists of the North Bay
Artists represented are Sena Clara Creston, Frances McCormack, Joe McDonald, Chris Newhard, Chuck Pyle, Larry Thomas, and Shane Weare.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through March, Year of the Tiger
Artworks on view celebrate the Year of the Tiger. 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 March 6, Winter Show
Featured artist is Karen Spratt, Painting Into Collage. Spratt creates collages from cut up images of her paintings.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
March 4 through April 30, Figures and Faces
*** Artist reception Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Figures and Faces features artwork from Sonoma County and the Bay Area.

Through April 27, SRAC Members Art Exhibition is on view at Finley Community Center, on West College Ave.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

 

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
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
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through March 27, Still Life
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.) The exhibition was juried by Soon Y. Warren.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through April 2, Flight Path, Paintings by Sharon Eisley
*** Reception Saturday, March 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sharon Eisley presents a series of oil paintings exploring the decisions we make in our lives to turn one way or another, to stretch our wings and fly in a new direction, looking at what motivates us to make life choices, and the paradigms that constrain us.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 10, A Beautiful Mess, Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard
The exhibition features work by 10 women artists, all of whom use knotting or weaving as their primary technique. Using rope, yarn, clay, and wire, these makers knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimalistic order, to joyful pandemonium, thereby upending traditional perceptions about the art of weaving, knotting, and macramé.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 24, Out of Our Minds: Clayton Bailey & Tony Natsoulas
This exhibition brings together two major players of the California Funk Art movement. Known for their satire, humor, and irreverence, Tony Natsoulas and the late Clayton Bailey created sculptures from clay and other materials that reflected a preference for unrefined and distinctive methods of construction.

This exhibition is also the first museum retrospective honoring Clayton Bailey, who passed away in 2020. A significant number of Bailey’s infamous robot sculptures are included in the show. Other programs and events related to the exhibition are listed on the museum website.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through March 27, Favorite Things
*** Meet the Artist: Wilson will be hosting the gallery Saturday March 12, 11 to 6 p.m., Monday March 14, and Monday March 21, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Carolyn Wilson, presents Favorite Things, an eclectic collection of mixed media and collage works that explores a variety of birds, animals, florals, and landscapes. Creatures great and small, from gentle giant elephants to tiny backyard hummingbirds; landscapes exotic, local and imagined.

The Staircase Showcase presents Tosya Shore’s Treat Yourself to Travel, a collection of small paintings that celebrate the joys of travel.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Café Frida Gallery
February 4 through March 27, Jaclyn Finkle
New paintings by Finkle show a raw intuitive process in which she allows the painting to evolve spontaneously as a response to the flow of her emotions.
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
707-303-5925
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 13, Drawn from Life: The People and Places of Peanuts
Charles Schulz worked at finding new and fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, in addition to developing personas for the characters themselves. To do this Schulz drew from reality much of what he poured into Peanuts. He also borrowed some of the names for his characters from people he knew. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

Terry Holleman

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through March 19, Isolate
Guest artists for this exhibit are Don Ketman, Wood Artistry and Clay Vajgrt, Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Shelby Young and Hanya Popova Parker. Terry Holleman, drawing, is the featured resident artist.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Ten new sculptures have been installed along the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail in downtown Cloverdale after a 3 month delay due to COVID-19. Cloverdale Boulevard between Citrus Fair Drive and 3rd Street is lined with an array of playful and provocative sculptures. What better way to spark our Imagination than with this impressive exhibit of public art? The current Trail will be available for viewing until April, 2022. For sculpture locations, download a map of the walkable Sculpture Trail.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-328-1934
www.fultoncrossing.com/

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

 

Graton Gallery
Through February 20, Pastel & Ink
Featuring works by two new Graton Gallery Partners; Tamra Sanchez and Harry Frank. Guest Artists are Sabra Briere, Marsha Connell, Sandy McCubbin, and Connie Robeson.

February 25 through April 3, Small Works Juried Show
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through February 21, Members Show: Insight & Inspiration
New insights that arise while creating art often inspire artists to move off their familiar path and explore new terrain in their work. Insight and inspiration may be evoked by life-changing events, a fresh perspective of a subject, or a deeper understanding of the medium at hand.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 29, Conservation in Biodiversity Photography by Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel works as an advocate to create visual communication stories that cover Threatened, Endangered, keystone, and bellwether species. California Condors, rare marine mammals, and coastal landscapes are all part of this small cross-section of Joshua’s larger volume of internationally-recognized photographic work.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through June 5, 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.

History
February 5–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. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

February 19 through May 29, 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, 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.

Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
February 5 through March 6, Celebration of Black History Month
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through April 3, Journey To The Tower
Hand painted photo sculptures by Natalia Bertotti and Michael Garlington. Using a process of “in-camera collages” the artists re-created Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations of the Rider-Waites Taro Cards while simultaneously bringing a sense of humor and folly to the project.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through March 26, Integrating Practice: Celebrating Teaching Artists of the North Bay
Artists represented are Sena Clara Creston, Frances McCormack, Joe McDonald, Chris Newhard, Chuck Pyle, Larry Thomas, and Shane Weare.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through February, Year of the Tiger
Artworks on view celebrate the Year of the Tiger. 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 March 6, Winter Show
Featured artist is Karen Spratt, Painting Into Collage. Spratt creates collages from cut up images of her paintings.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through February 27, Imaginary Voyages
The exhibit features artworks that reflect itineraries and landscapes grown from dreams, fantasies or visions.

Through April 27, SRAC Members Art Exhibition is on view at Finley Community Center, on West College Ave.
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/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through February 6, Favorite Things: Portraits
This is a non-juried, intergenerational, salon-style show. The theme of this year’s Favorite Things show is portraits of favorite people or animals.

February 19 through March 27, Still Life
*** Opening reception February 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.) The exhibition was juried by Soon Y. Warren.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through April 2, Flight Path, Paintings by Sharon Eisley|
*** Reception Saturday, March 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sharon Eisley presents a series of oil paintings exploring the decisions we make in our lives to turn one way or another, to stretch our wings and fly in a new direction, looking at what motivates us to make life choices, and the paradigms that constrain us.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
February 2 through February 5, Art From The Heart benefit auction
This year’s Art from the Heart exhibition takes place in the University Art Gallery, and will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Here, you will have the chance to view the auction items up close and personal, however, bidding will take place entirely online.

By Windy Chien

February 24 through April 10, A Beautiful Mess, Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard
The exhibition features work by 10 women artists, all of whom use knotting or weaving as their primary technique. Using rope, yarn, clay, and wire, these makers knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimalistic order, to joyful pandemonium, thereby upending traditional perceptions about the art of weaving, knotting, and macramé.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 24, Out of Our Minds: Clayton Bailey & Tony Natsoulas
*** Exhibition Reception Saturday, February 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free for SVMA members, and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration and masks are required to attend this event.
This exhibition brings together two major players of the California Funk Art movement. Known for their satire, humor, and irreverence, Tony Natsoulas and the late Clayton Bailey created sculptures from clay and other materials that reflected a preference for unrefined and distinctive methods of construction.
This exhibition is also the first museum retrospective honoring Clayton Bailey, who passed away in 2020. A significant number of Bailey’s infamous robot sculptures are included in the show. Other programs and events related to the exhibition are listed on the museum website.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

By Gail Morgan

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through February 27, That’s Amoré
Linda Barretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Willow LaLand, Karen Miller, Gail Morgan, and Carolyn Wilson present That’s Amoré, celebrating the Valentine season. The Gallery is pleased to present paintings by Guest Artist, Jan Thomas. Her paintings are inspired by the landscapes she often sees around Sonoma County. The Staircase Showcase continues the theme with small work offerings by the full spectrum of Gallery Artists.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

 

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

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through January 31, New Year Exhibition
Showing work by artist members.
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Café Frida Gallery
Through January 30, Two Person Show
Small works by Andrea Leland and Colin Talcroft.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Through January 29, The Magical World of Christian Quintin
Quintin’s fantastic visionary scenes derive much of their power from his remarkable technical skills.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 13, 2022, Drawn from Life: The People and Places of Peanuts
Charles Schulz worked at finding new and fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, in addition to developing personas for the characters themselves. To do this Schulz drew from reality much of what he poured into Peanuts. He also borrowed some of the names for his characters from people he knew. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 15, Attitude
Guest artists for this exhibit are Marcia Brauer, Painting; Michele Morehouse, Ceramics; and Shelby Young, Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Jane Gardner, ceramics, is the featured resident artist.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, 2022, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Ten new sculptures have been installed along the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail in downtown Cloverdale after a 3 month delay due to COVID-19. Cloverdale Boulevard between Citrus Fair Drive and 3rd Street is lined with an array of playful and provocative sculptures. What better way to spark our Imagination than with this impressive exhibit of public art? The current Trail will be available for viewing until April, 2022. For sculpture locations, download a map of the walkable Sculpture Trail.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through January 22, Celebrating Sonoma County Artists
Small works exhibit.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-328-1934
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
Through January 2022, New work by Chris Mckee
Handmade paint on Belgium linen.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through January 9, Gallery Partners Holiday Show
Featuring works by all the Graton Gallery Partners: Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins, Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, and Mylette Welch.

January 14 through February 20, Pastel & Ink
Featuring works by two new Graton Gallery Partners; Tamra Sanchez and Harry Frank. Guest Artists are Sandy McCubbin, Thea Goldstine, and Connie Robeson.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through January 29, Art Moura
Art Moura brings his Visions to Life!
Also featuring Ruminations, by Aja DeWolf Moura. A film by the artist’s daughter captures his work and ideology through image and conversation.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

By Chris Vetrano

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
January 9 through February 21, Members Show: Insight & Inspiration
*** Opening Reception January 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.
New insights that arise while creating art often inspire artists to move off their familiar path and explore new terrain in their work. Insight and inspiration may be evoked by life-changing events, a fresh perspective of a subject, or a deeper understanding of the medium at hand.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
January 15 through April 29, Conservation in Biodiversity Photography by Joshua Asel
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Joshua Asel works as an advocate to create visual communication stories that cover Threatened, Endangered, keystone, and bellwether species. California Condors, rare marine mammals, and coastal landscapes are all part of this small cross-section of Joshua’s larger volume of internationally-recognized photographic work.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
January 22 through June 5, Agency: Feminist Art and Power
The exhibition brings together the work of womxn 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.

History
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.

Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
Does size matter? When you are making history it does! From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 16, Spirit
Manifesting itself in many ways, Spirit has commonly been defined as the force within a person or non-material essence that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power. Spirit is everywhere.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
January 22, Journey To The Tower
Photo Sculptures by Natalia Bertotti and Michael Garlington.
*** Opening reception January 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tarot card reader, Krystal Kalikala, will be at the reception.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

By Frances McCormack

Petaluma Arts Center
January 13 through February 26, Integrating Practice: Celebrating Teaching Artists of the North Bay
*** Opening Reception January 13, from 5 to7 p.m. cancelled due to health precautions.
Artists represented are Sena Clara Creston, Frances McCormack, Joe McDonald, Chris Newhard, Chuck Pyle, Larry Thomas, and Shane Weare.
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
Through March 6, Winter Show
Featured artist is Karen Spratt, Painting Into Collage.
Spratt creates collages from cut up images of her paintings.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
January 7 through February 27, Imaginary Voyages
*** Artists reception Friday January 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibit features artworks that reflect itineraries and landscapes grown from dreams, fantasies or visions.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Three new sculptures by Marilyn Kuksht are now on view at the sculptureWALK. Kuksht has been a full time sculptor for over 25 years working primarily in fabricated steel and bronze, as well as cast bronze. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
January 8 through February 6, Favorite Things: Portraits
This is a non-juried, intergenerational, salon-style show. The theme of this year’s Favorite Things show is portraits of favorite people or animals.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

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

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
January 15 through April 24, Out of Our Minds: Clayton Bailey & Tony Natsoulas
*** Exhibition Reception Saturday, February 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free for SVMA members, and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration and masks are required to attend this event. This exhibition brings together two giants of California Bay Area ceramics known for their satire, humor, and irreverence. Their work is part of the “Funk Art” tradition born out of California Pop Art.
Artist Talk by Tony Natsoulas on Saturday, January 22 at 3 pm. Natsoulas will present his own work and discuss his artistic relationship with the late Clayton Bailey.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
January 3 through January 30, Bold Flavors in Fauve
*** Meet the Artist at the Gallery on January 24, 28, & 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and January 5, & 21 from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Willow LaLand presents Bold Flavors in Fauve, a collection of wine-inspired paintings that allows the luxuriant color undertones to star. These works connect the viewer to the land that produces the world-renowned varieties. Guest Artist during January and February is Jan Thomas, a Sonoma County artist whose paintings are inspired by the landscapes she often sees in her neighborhood or other places around Sonoma County. The Staircase Showcase features Sally Cataldo’s Inspired by Colors of Nature, a collection of smaller mixed media works.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in December 2021

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.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through December 27, AGS Members Exhibition
Showing work by 24 artist members.
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

Café Frida Gallery
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Calabi Gallery
December 10 through January 29, The Magical World of Christian Quintin
*** Opening Reception Saturday, December 11, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Quintin’s fantastic visionary scenes derive much of their power from his remarkable technical skills.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 13, 2022, Drawn from Life: The People and Places of Peanuts
Charles Schulz worked at finding new and fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, in addition to developing personas for the characters themselves. To do this Schulz drew from reality much of what he poured into Peanuts. He also borrowed some of the names for his characters from people he knew. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 15, Attitude
Guest artists for this exhibit are Marcia Brauer, Painting; Michele Morehouse, Ceramics; and Shelby Young, Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Jane Gardner, ceramics, is the featured resident artist.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, 2022, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Ten new sculptures have been installed along the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail in downtown Cloverdale after a 3 month delay due to COVID-19. Cloverdale Boulevard between Citrus Fair Drive and 3rd Street is lined with an array of playful and provocative sculptures. What better way to spark our Imagination than with this impressive exhibit of public art? The current Trail will be available for viewing until April, 2022. For sculpture locations, download a map of the walkable Sculpture Trail.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-328-1934
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

Gallery 300
Through January 2022, New work by Chris Mckee
Handmade paint on Belgium linen.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through January 9, Gallery Partners Holiday Show
Featuring works by all the Graton Gallery Partners: Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins, Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, and Mylette Welch; with Guest Artists: Thea Goldstine, Sabra Briere, Connie Robeson, and Marguerite Brennan.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through January 29, Art Moura
Art Moura brings his Visions to Life!
Also featuring Ruminations, by Aja DeWolf Moura. A film by the artist’s daughter captures his work and ideology through image and conversation.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through December 30, Holiday Gift Market
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 17, The Russian River and its Watershed
*** Closing Reception Sunday, December 5, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Oils, Pastels and Drawings by Richard McDaniel. Over the course of three years, artist Richard McDaniel explored the length and breadth of the Russian River watershed, painting the free-flowing landscapes that come to life in this new series.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through January 9, Artistry in Wood
The 33rd Annual Artistry in Wood exhibition is presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) in partnership with the Museum of Sonoma County. Staged every year since 1988, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America and has become a favorite among museum visitors. Pieces accepted for exhibition must pass stringent criteria established by a board of jurors. Awards of Excellence and Best of Show are coveted prizes that reflect the highest quality of artistry and craftsmanship.

History
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.

Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
Does size matter? When you are making history it does! From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 16, Spirit
Manifesting itself in many ways, Spirit has commonly been defined as the force within a person or non-material essence that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power. Spirit is everywhere.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through January 2, Metal Epoch
Laser-cut steel sculptures by Mike Berg. Using laser-cut metal with the intervention of digital technologies, Berg has pushed proportion and scale to expansive dimensions of probability.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
PAC Members Exhibition
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
Through January 2, Paints & Pencils, Canvas & Paper
The exhibition features Paintings and Drawings by Henry White.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through January 2, The Gift and The Jewelry Show
This exhibit is an opportunity to share our talents – our “gifts” as we approach the traditional season of giving.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

 

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Three new sculptures by Marilyn Kuksht are now on view at the sculptureWALK. Kuksht has been a full time sculptor for over 25 years working primarily in fabricated steel and bronze, as well as cast bronze. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
December 4 through January. 2, Annual Members Exhibition
*** Opening reception Saturday, December 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through December 3, Flora Fauna Terra
Featuring work by Michelle Hoting and Stacey Schuett. Jewelry artist Michelle Hoting’s designs are a direct reflection of nature. Her hand fabricated work incorporates metalsmithing and lapidary techniques utilizing silver, gold and unique gemstones. Stacey Schuett’s paintings allude to themes of animal life and the natural world. She works with layered textures, color and altered surfaces to create a luminous quality in her work.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

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

 

Kara Maria

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 2, 2022, Double Trouble: Enrique Chagoya & Kara Maria
This exhibition reviews the revolutionary spirit of Chagoya and Maria as an artist-couple, artists-activists, and their decades-long contribution to the Bay Area arts scene. Chagoya’s unapologetically satirical creations alight in Western historical and pop-cultural imagery and icons to speak to complex issues such as immigration and other socio-economic challenges of our day. Maria’s colorful, playful canvases conceal and reveal themes of ecological collapse and power conflicts between humans and the natural world.

Also on view, The Sanctuary City Project
The Sanctuary City Project is comprised of artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari, who utilize a combination of research and community actions to engage individual participants and institutions in creating inclusive spaces where deeper dialogues surrounding sanctuary cities and immigration policy can occur. These include interactive installations, public projections, billboards, banners, tote bags, mobile food distribution, and mobile printmaking workshops. Visit The Sanctuary Print Shop at SVMA every other Saturday and Wednesday, through December 15.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

By Michele Hoting

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through January 2, Give Joy
Sonoma County artists, Nancy Gray, Michelle Hoting, Victoria Kochergin, Laura Roney, Donna Schaffer, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Tosya Shore, and Ron Sumner present a variety of interpretations in a salute to the season. The Staircase Showcase features consignment artist offerings, including Jewelry, Glass art, Ceramics, Photography, and Sculpture in wire, assemblage, and papier-mâché.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

 

Laurie Szujewska

Wine Snob, Glen Ellen
Through December 2021, Typographic Shuffle by Laurie Szujewska
On view are 12 collaged works on paper by artist Laurie Szujewska. Made from repurposed letterpress prints, the collages are a tour de force of reconstructed typography.
969 Carquinez Avenue, Glen Ellen
707-931-8424
https://www.winesnobwinery.com

 

 

 

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