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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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in November 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
November 3 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

 

Holly Downing

Calabi Gallery
Through November, Extraction: Art on The Edge of The Abyss
The show is part of the global project Extraction: Art on The Edge of The Abyss. This important multi-venue exhibition seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through November 8, 2021, Girl Power in Peanuts
Peanuts was coed from the very first strip. The original female members of the Peanuts Gang, Patty and Violet, never quite took center stage until Charles Schulz developed characters like Lucy and Sally, and then Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had, “enough personality to carry out ideas.” The exhibition, Girl Power in Peanuts, displays exemplary girl power as played out in a variety of circumstances, and the influence of the exceptional women in the life of Charles Schulz.

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
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 November 27, It’s All About the STORY
*** First Friday Reception November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
An exhibit of Storytelling through Art. The power of narrative is fully present in artistic creations. Explore the intersection of Art and Story with three Sonoma County artists: Caren Catterall; printmaking; images of myth and mystery. Teri Sloat; pastels and paintings with roots in traditional culture. Luann Udell; jewelry, shrines and figures from imagined prehistory.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Event CANCELLED.
*** Open Studio reception Saturday, November 20, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Featuring Clark Mitchell and other Studio Artists. Lots of new and exciting changes with new work by Sharon Eisley, David Baldwin and more.
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 November 14, Essential Geometry
Essential Geometry features work by Bruce Hopkins, with guest artists Jackie Kirk and Teresa Worly.
November 19 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 November 6, New Work by Bill Shelley and Shelley Spira Burns
On view are oil and watercolor paintings by Bill Shelley, and ceramic forms by Shelley Spira Burns.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through November 5, Glimpses of Illumination
Photography Exhibition.

November 18 through December 30, Holiday Gift Market
Healdsburg Center for the Arts has moved to 334 Center Street.
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
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, with a corresponding book of the same name released earlier this year.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
November 12 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

 

North Bay Letterpress Arts
Through November 30, Extraction; Art on The Edge of The Abyss
*** Artist Reception, Sunday, November 7, from 11 to 3 p.m., with an installation & performance at 1:30 p.m. NO TITLE, by Judi Goldberg and Brooke Holve is a collaboration and conversation between two artists with different approaches and aesthetics working with what is. The exhibition in the print shop includes the work of eight studio printers.
925 D Gravenstein Hwy So., Sebastopol

 

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through November 7, Chris Cheek: Transient Paintings, Sight Poems & Other Works
According to Sonoma County Artist Chris Cheek, poet Garcia Lorca used the folkloric images of the angel, the muse, and the duende to explain the forces that compel the artist to create great work. “The closest translation that I can come up with to the spirit of duende is an undefinable sense of ‘soul’.

November 20 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 November, Metal Epoch
*** Opening Reception November 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
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
November 13, PAC Members Exhibition
*** Opening Reception November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

Kuroda Shigeki

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
On view, Autumn Surprises
The gallery showcases Fall themed artwork.
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
November 11 through January 2, Paints & Pencils, Canvas & Paper
*** Meet the Artist reception on Saturday, November 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition features Paintings and Drawings by Henry White.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
November 5 through January 2, The Gift
*** Opening Reception, First Friday November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Current on-line exhibition, Judith Stewart: Vital Presence
Female Figures in Ceramic and Bronze, through November 30. 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

 

By Sally Briggs

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through November 28, EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
This international juried exhibition, in collaboration with the CODEX Foundation, brings together galleries and museums worldwide on this project. The curators are Robin Dintiman, Holly Downing, and Catherine Devriese. Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
https://www.sebarts.org/extraction-gallery
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

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 2, 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

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through November 21, No Detail Too Small
*** Meet the Artist Reception Saturday, November 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Victoria A. Kochergin, presents a collection botanical artwork that expresses the unique beauty of each subject. These detailed works in colored pencil truly enhance the viewers’ appreciation; as one looks closely, each botanical comes magically alive.
The Staircase Showcase features Willow LaLand’s Wine Country Small Works, paintings that share the artist’s passion for Sonoma vineyard landscapes and the wines they produce.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in October 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 October 4, AGS Member Show
Twenty-three AGS Member Artists exhibit their work.
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Café Frida Gallery
Through October 31, Brooks Anderson: Paintings From The Edge
Seven beautiful and enigmatic landscape paintings by artist Brooks Anderson are featured in the gallery space.
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 November 8, 2021, Girl Power in Peanuts
Peanuts was coed from the very first strip. The original female members of the Peanuts Gang, Patty and Violet, never quite took center stage until Charles Schulz developed characters like Lucy and Sally, and then Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had, “enough personality to carry out ideas.” The exhibition, Girl Power in Peanuts, displays exemplary girl power as played out in a variety of circumstances, and the influence of the exceptional women in the life of Charles Schulz.

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
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
October 1 through November 27, It’s All About the STORY
*** First Friday Receptions October 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., and November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
An exhibit of Storytelling through Art. The power of narrative is fully present in artistic creations. Explore the intersection of Art and Story with three Sonoma County artists: Caren Catterall; printmaking; images of myth and mystery. Teri Sloat; pastels and paintings with roots in traditional culture. Luann Udell; jewelry, shrines and figures from imagined prehistory.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Clay Vajgrt

Fulton Crossing Gallery
*** First Saturday Art Happening, Saturday, October 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The new ACFX (Artist Collective @ Fulton Crossing) is sponsoring this inaugural art and music art party.
The public is invited to walk through several art studios and visit with the resident artists. There are two art demonstrations scheduled: Watch a glass enameling demo in Studio B9 by jeweler Patricia Reilly; and Clay Vajgrt will be showing his painting techniques in Studio B10. Also, on board for this event, in Studio B15, is the Grand Re-Opening of Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery, the newest studio addition to Fulton Crossing. Artist Kay Young presents over fifty local and national artists who make fun and functional jewelry, glass, ceramics, prints, home décor, and more.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-328-1934
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

Gallery 300
October 1 through October 31, New Work by Rachel Sager and Robin Burgert
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

Bruce Hopkins

Graton Gallery
Through October 3, Anything Goes 2021
Sixth Annual Anything Goes Show.

October 9 through November 14, Essential Geometry
Essential Geometry features work by Bruce Hopkins, with guest artists Jackie Kirk and Teresa Worly.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

 

 

Bill Shelley

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through November 6, New Work by Bill Shelley and Shelley Spira Burns
*** Gallery Talk with Bill Shelly, October 2, from 3 to 6 p.m.
On view are oil and watercolor paintings by Bill Shelley and ceramic forms by Shelley Spira Burns.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
*** Grand Opening October 23.
Check their website as the date nears for Day-time family activities, and a Reception in the evening. They are open now for you to see the beautiful center for the arts!

October 23 through November 5, Glimpses of Illumination
Photography Exhibition.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts has moved to 334 Center Street.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

 

Richard McDaniel

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 17, The Russian River and its Watershed
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, with a corresponding book of the same name released earlier this year.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through October 31, 2021
35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years
Curated by Jeff Nathanson, on the occasion of the Museum’s thirty-fifth anniversary, the exhibition presents a sampling of artworks from the Museums art collection. Over the years, the MSC collection has grown to include artworks ranging from works on paper, to photographs, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts, spanning over a century of art-making, from the 19th to the 21st Century. With this in mind, the artworks selected for 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years explore a broad range of media and styles. Of particular interest are themes that are recurring in MSC’s collecting practices, such as landscape and the environment, social commentary, mixed media experimentation, and abstraction.

History
October 16 through November 7, 25th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
*** Opening Celebration Saturday, October 16, from 12 to 4 p.m. with a free Family Festival! Enjoy dance performances, fun art activities, and more!
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated. The Museum’s Día de los Muertos exhibition features artwork and altars created by local artists, students, and collectors.

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

 

Chris Cheek

Occidental Center for the Arts
October 9 through November 7, Chris Cheek: Transient Paintings, Sight Poems & Other Works
*** Opening reception October 9, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
According to Sonoma County Artist Chris Cheek, poet Garcia Lorca used the folkloric images of the angel, the muse, and the duende to explain the forces that compel the artist to create great work. “The closest translation that I can come up with to the spirit of duende is an undefinable sense of ‘soul’. Now, I still chase the duende as I work. It hides in common objects and dark corners, where it is easily dismissed as people go about their lives. I feed it metaphors and memories, and sometimes it chases me.”
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through October 31, The Architecture of Nature
Cracked linen water sculpture and botanical carvings by Roberta Ahrens. For those of you who haven’t been able to see the current exhibit yet, here’s a video tour (by Thom Butler).
https://vimeo.com/610182786
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
October 14 through October 30, Amor Nunca Muere/Love Never Dies
*** Opening Reception Saturday, October 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
El Dia de los Muertos Petaluma, with Featured artist: Panda Fibarra, and Supporting Artists: Peter Perez, Martin Zuñiga, Nestor Torres Lupercio, and Doug Ballou.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through October 3, Remembering Tanaka Ryohei, 1933-2019
The gallery showcases almost 100 Tanaka etchings. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Lance Kuehne

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through November 7, Going Big
Featured Artist, Lance Kuehne, titled his show Going Big due to the fact that all of his images have been supersized in response to the frequent question, “How big can you make that?”
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through October 30, We the People
A gallery and on-line exhibition.
Who are the People? We are the People. All the People.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

Amir Fallah

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Online webinars through Zoom. These lectures are free and open to the public. Register through the SRJC website.
Thursday, October 7, 3:30 p.m.; Amir Fallah
Friday, October 23, 12 Noon, Jiha Moon
Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.; Kathy Liao
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

 

 

Judith Stewart

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Current on-line exhibition, Judith Stewart: Vital Presence
Female Figures in Ceramic and Bronze, through November 30.
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 October 3, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
Showing the work of 121 Art Trails artists.

October 23 through November 28, EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
This international juried exhibition, in collaboration with the CODEX Foundation, brings together galleries and museums worldwide on this project. The curators are Robin Dintiman, Holly Downing, and Catherine Devriese. Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through October 2, Summer Colors
Work by Paula Matzinger, Chris Boyd, and Joann Lustig.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through October 10, Running Fence at 45 Years
Because the University Art Gallery is temporarily closed, Running Fence at 45 Years is on view at the Library Art Gallery, Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery
http://artgallery.sonoma.edu/

 

 

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.

Through October 19, A Delicate Balance
Public Art Exhibition in Sonoma Plaza featuring sculptures by four artists from diverse backgrounds—Bruce Beasley, Catherine Daley, Peter Hassen, and Jun Kaneko. Comprised of abstract and representational sculptures in metal, granite, and Plexiglas, the work explores the balance between nature and technology, fragile and solid, humankind and science.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Donna Schaffer

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through October 31, Vineyards Plus
*** Meet the Artist: Meet Donna Schaffer at the Gallery on October 3, 9 or 12. Meet Beverly Bird at the Gallery on October 13 or 20.
Donna Schaffer presents a collection of oil paintings combining her renowned vineyard scenes and related subjects inspired by her surroundings. While focusing on familiar wine country themes, this collection helps the viewer appreciate lesser-known gems of this special region.

The Staircase Showcase features Beverly Bird’s Reflections, a collection of small works exploring the beautiful and intriguing shapes created through reflected images. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolor, these works take the viewer on a tour of mirrored images reflecting nature’s beauty.
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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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in September 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.

Art Trails Sonoma County 2021
September 18-19 and 25-26, Sonoma County Art Trails Open Studios
*** Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekend.
Sonoma County Art Trails, in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country, invites you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art. Visit one of the preview exhibitions and pick a catalog with maps and all the information you need for a self-guided tour.
https://www.sonomacountyarttrails.org/

 

 

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through October 4, AGS Member Show
Twenty-three AGS Member Artists exhibit their work.
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

 

Café Frida Gallery
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 November 8, 2021, Girl Power in Peanuts
Peanuts was coed from the very first strip. The original female members of the Peanuts Gang, Patty and Violet, never quite took center stage until Charles Schulz developed characters like Lucy and Sally, and then Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had, “enough personality to carry out ideas.” The exhibition, Girl Power in Peanuts, displays exemplary girl power as played out in a variety of circumstances, and the influence of the exceptional women in the life of Charles Schulz.

September 19 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
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 September 26, Art Trails Open Studios Preview Show
*** First Friday Reception, September 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
With the return of Art Trails Open Studios to Sonoma County this Fall, we’re so excited to announce the return of Corricks’ First Friday art receptions! And we’re starting it off by featuring dozens of Art Trails’ artists – our primary collaborators in the Gallery!
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through September 26, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibition
Showing work by Art Trails artists.
Also on display in the Gallery, Petals + Fur
Paintings by Mylette Welch.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

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

Graton Gallery
Through October 3, Anything Goes 2021
Sixth Annual Anything Goes Show, juried by Satri Pencak.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

 

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg Center for the Arts has moved to 334 Center Street.
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
September 11 through December 17, The Russian River and its Watershed
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, September 11, from 3 to 5 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, with a corresponding book of the same name released earlier this year.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through October 31, 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years
Curated by Jeff Nathanson, on the occasion of the Museum’s thirty-fifth anniversary, the exhibition presents a sampling of artworks from the Museums art collection. Over the years, the MSC collection has grown to include artworks ranging from works on paper, to photographs, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts, spanning over a century of art-making, from the 19th to the 21st Century. With this in mind, the artworks selected for 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years explore a broad range of media and styles. Of particular interest are themes that are recurring in MSC’s collecting practices, such as landscape and the environment, social commentary, mixed media experimentation, and abstraction.

History
New 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.

Ongoing, The Portal Service
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Rasmussen, Anna Wiziarde, and Julian Billotte opened the first known Portal in Courthouse Square; a gilded mailbox, for letters to the past or future. A small sample of these letters is viewable in this exhibit. Towards the end of the project, the Portal Service was astonished to receive a cease and desist from the United States Postal Service. It was for infringement on USPS intellectual property, i.e. the similarity of the name and the shape of the iconic collection box.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

By Darcy Reinier

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through September 26, A Place In The Woods
With thirty Sonoma County artists contributing their work in a variety of media, this exhibit offers an amazingly diverse interpretation of our theme “A Place In The Woods”. You can visit our gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
September 4 through September, The Architecture of Nature
*** Opening Reception Saturday, September 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Cracked linen water sculpture and botanical carvings by Roberta Ahrens.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through September 18, By Hand: Makers Among Us
This exhibition looks at the work of Petaluma creatives. In an effort to expand our definition and perception of the arts, we shine a light on these makers from our local community who create beauty and function in their work; taking art off the wall and highlighting connections between art and life. In a juxtaposition of objects, images and text, a story of methods and materials unfolds, illuminating both product and process. Curated by Carin Jacobs.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through October 3, Remembering Tanaka Ryohei, 1933-2019
The gallery showcases nearly 100 Tanaka etchings.
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
September 9 through November 6, Going Big
Featured Artist, Lance Kuehne, titled his show Going Big due to the fact that all of his images have been supersized in response to the frequent question, “How big can you make that?”
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
September 3 through October 30, We the People
*** Opening Reception Friday September 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A gallery and on-line exhibition.
Who are the People? We are the People. All the People.
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

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Current on-line exhibition, Josef Marek: Infinity Trapped, Glass Sculptures
Presenting an exclusive on-line exhibition featuring 22 exquisite glass sculptures by Czech artist Josef Marek. 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 September 12, Fiber Arts X
The Exhibition is in collaboration with the Surface Design Association, and juried by Carol Beadle, fiber artist and teacher, Melissa Leviton, curator and specialist in textiles and costume, and Tom Grotto, photographer and gallery owner.

 

September 17 through October 3, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Opening reception September 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showing the work of 121 Art Trails artists.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through October 2, Summer Colors
Work by Paula Matzinger, Chris Boyd, and Joann Lustig.
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
September 18 through January 2, 2022, Double Trouble: Enrique Chagoya & Kara Maria
*** Opening reception, September 18, check website for details.
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 opening, 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, beginning September 18 through December 15.

Through September 5, Sacred Landscapes, The Art of Ynez Johnston
A retrospective exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, and prints from more than seven decades by Ynez Johnston (1920-2019).

Through September 5, Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge is an innovative and widely exhibited video installation from artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The project explores challenging issues within the black male community through a transmedia conversation among black men.

Through October 19, A Delicate Balance
Public Art Exhibition in Sonoma Plaza featuring sculptures by four artists from diverse backgrounds—Bruce Beasley, Catherine Daley, Peter Hassen, and Jun Kaneko. Comprised of abstract and representational sculptures in metal, granite, and Plexiglas, the work explores the balance between nature and technology, fragile and solid, humankind and science.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through September 26, Conversing With Nature
*** Reception September 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet and talk with the artists about their inspiration and work to create these special collections. Karen Miller presents Conversing with Nature, a collection of pastel paintings that translate the artist’s passion for subjects in nature, especially trees and flowers. These works masterfully demonstrate the saturated color quality unique to the pastel medium – skies glow, trees shimmer, flowers sparkle.

 

The Staircase Showcase features Gail Morgan’s Warmth of Wax, a collection that highlights the artist’s recent explorations of encaustic painting and monotype. Encaustic is an ancient art mixing beeswax and resin with heat to fuse layers, giving depth and translucence to the work.
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 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
August 4 through October 4, AGS Member Show
*** Opening reception August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Twenty-three AGS Member Artists exhibit their work.
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Backstreet Gallery
August 7 through August 29, Recognition: Rethinking Art and Life
*** Opening reception Saturday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
For the past four years Kristen Throop has been working on a single project. At the center of the project is Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ famous 1853 portrait of the Princesse de Broglie, which hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Each of the 34 pieces in the exhibition relate to a different aspect of Ingres’s portrait, fitting together like a puzzle which then reveals a larger narrative. Sunday Talks: Each Sunday at 1 p.m., throughout August, Throop will be giving a talk on a different aspect of the show.
SOFA Arts District
Art Alley, South A Street, Santa Rosa
inquiries@kristenthroop.com

 

Café Frida Gallery
Through August 29, Elementals – Suzanne Edminster
On view are recent paintings by Suzanne Edminster.
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

By Holly Downing

Calabi Gallery
Extended through August 30, Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
A group show of artists whose work addresses issues of resource consumption through a broad array of artistic mediums. Featured artists include Douglas Ballou, Mima Cataldo, Catherine Daley, Robin A. Dintiman, Holly Downing, Molly Eckler, Art Hazelwood, Iva Hladis, Tyler James Hoare, Bernadette Howard, Evri Kwong, Emmanuel Catarino Montoya, Bob Nugent, Bambi Waterman, Penny Wolin, and others. Special programs and events will take place during the exhibition. This exhibition is part of a Nation-wide, multi-venue project that seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through January 16, 2022, Adults by Schulz
The new exhibition unveils unpublished comic strip featuring adults. Sometime in the mid-1950s, Schulz developed a concept for a workplace humor strip featuring adults. He titled it Hagemeyer after his close friend from the Army. The strip was proposed to United Feature Syndicate as a new strip by Charles Schulz. Until now, all seven strips have never been seen together in one place.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
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
August 6 through September 25, Art Trails Open Studios Preview Show
*** First Friday Reception! Friday, August 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
With the return of Art Trails Open Studios to Sonoma County this Fall, we’re so excited to announce the return of Corrick’s First Friday art receptions! And we’re starting it off by featuring dozens of Art Trails’ artists – our primary collaborators in the Gallery!
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
324 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg
707-431-7073
https://www.ericksonfineartgallery.com/

Mylette Welch

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Currently on display in the Gallery, Petals + Fur
Paintings by Mylette Welch.
Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Saturday August 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

Gallery 300
Through August 12, Through Her Eyes
Gallery presents a multicultural Women’s Figurative show exploring depictions of women from solitary images to those that interact with other figures. Curated by artist and Gallery owner Jennifer Hirshfield, and artist Maria De Los Angeles. Featuring over 20 artists, including, Linda Vallejo, Maria de Los Angeles, Maria Cañas, and Martha Wade.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through August 22, Colors of the Earth
Featuring works by gallery partners Mylette Welch and Tim Haworth, with Guest Artists: Judith Corning, Adrienne Momi, and Patricia Oberg. Also on view are works by artists from the Sebastopol Center of the Arts open studios events.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
August 7 through August 14, Theory Forward
*** Opening reception Saturday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
An exhibition of new images and objects by Jeffrey Ventrella and Jim Vogel.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.digitalgrange.com

 

 

 

By Julianne Sooley

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 31, Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
*** Closing Reception Saturday, August 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Watercolors and Pyrography by Julianne Sooley. Meet the artist and get a deeper look into A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through October 31, 2021
35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years
Curated by Jeff Nathanson, on the occasion of the Museum’s thirty-fifth anniversary, the exhibition presents a sampling of artworks from the Museums art collection. Over the years, the MSC collection has grown to include artworks ranging from works on paper, to photographs, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts, spanning over a century of art-making, from the 19th to the 21st Century. With this in mind, the artworks selected for 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years explore a broad range of media and styles. Of particular interest are themes that are recurring in MSC’s collecting practices, such as landscape and the environment, social commentary, mixed media experimentation, and abstraction.

History
Ongoing, The Portal Service
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Rasmussen, Anna Wiziarde, and Julian Billotte opened the first known Portal in Courthouse Square; a gilded mailbox, for letters to the past or future. A small sample of these letters is viewable in this exhibit. Towards the end of the project, the Portal Service was astonished to receive a cease and desist from the United States Postal Service. It was for infringement on USPS intellectual property, i.e. the similarity of the name and the shape of the iconic collection box.

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
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through August 15, Words of Justice, New Paintings by Wosene Worke Kosrof
Wosene Worke Kosrof, a major Ethiopian/American artist, advocates for justice and human rights in color and abstract forms. Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
August 14 through September 18, By Hand: Makers Among Us
*** Opening reception Saturday, August 14, 5 to 7 p.m.
This exhibition looks at the work of Petaluma creatives. In an effort to expand our definition and perception of the arts, we shine a light on these makers from our local community who create beauty and function in their work; taking art off the wall and highlighting connections between art and life. In a juxtaposition of objects, images and text, a story of methods and materials unfolds, illuminating both product and process. 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

Jerrie Jerne

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through September 5, Riverfront’s Summer Show
Featured Artist: Jerrie Jerné
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through August 28, Our Precious Planet
A gallery and on-line exhibition.
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

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Current on-line exhibition, Josef Marek: Infinity Trapped, Glass Sculptures
Presenting an exclusive on-line exhibition featuring 22 exquisite glass sculptures by Czech artist Josef Marek. 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 September 12, Fiber Arts X
The Exhibition is in collaboration with the Surface Design Association, and juried by Carol Beadle, fiber artist and teacher, Melissa Leviton, curator and specialist in textiles and costume, and Tom Grotto, photographer and gallery owner.
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 September 5, Sacred Landscapes, The Art of Ynez Johnston
This retrospective exhibition features paintings, sculptures, and prints from more than seven decades by Ynez Johnston (1920-2019). Ynez’s creative life was marked by a fluid aesthetic that explored numerous personal topographies and exotic cultural influences gleaned from her many adventurous travels throughout the world.

Through September 5, Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge is an innovative and widely exhibited video installation from artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The project explores challenging issues within the black male community through a transmedia conversation among black men across geographic, economic, generational, educational, and social strata of American society.

Through October 19, A Delicate Balance
Public Art Exhibition in Sonoma Plaza featuring sculptures by four outstanding artists from diverse backgrounds—Bruce Beasley, Catherine Daley, Peter Hassen, and Jun Kaneko. Comprised of abstract and representational sculptures in metal, granite, and Plexiglas, the work explores the balance between nature and technology, fragile and solid, humankind and science. Viewers are also reminded of the delicate balance of life, as we consider how our world has changed over the past year.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Tosya Shore

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through August 29, People Who Need People
*** Opening Reception August 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tosya Shore, presents People Who Need People, a collection of watercolor paintings that capture people with people, whether they are strangers passing on the street or couples relaxing together. Shore’s colorful renditions are vibrant images that bring life to the scenes. The Staircase Showcase features Victoria Kochergin’s Nature’s Magnificence, a collection of colored pencil botanicals, each capturing a moment in time in exquisite detail.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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