Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in April 2018

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
April 6 through April 30, Small But Grand!
*** Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Art by students from Sonoma Valley High School, and Adele Harrison Middle School, along with work by members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

By Dayana Leon

Blasted Art Gallery
April 6 through May 4, Nancy H. Dempster, Dayana Leon, Michael Dirk Risch
*** Opening Reception Friday, April 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The show bridges representational and abstract/non-objective painting, political and academic work, and the inner and outer worlds of experience.
Backstreet Building, Art Alley, South “A” Street
SOFA Arts District, Santa Rosa
www.blastedartgallery.com

 

 

 

By Beatrice Benjamin

Calabi Gallery
Through April 28, March Mélange
Featuring a Retrospective of Beatrice Benjamin, represented by her intaglio prints, watercolors, and multimedia, including both abstracts and representational works emphasizing the natural world. Also showing work by Adela Akers, Alan Azhderian, Joyce Ertel Hulbert and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 16, My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends
All Peanuts fans have a favorite character, storyline, or drawing. In this exhibition, Charles Schulz’s wife, Jean, along with some of his family members and close friends share their favorite strips and the stories behind them.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery
April 6 through May 20, Annual Members Show
*** Opening Reception Friday, April 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Santa Rosa Arts Center’s first annual show of work by the new SRAC Members.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 18, Translate
Guest artists for this exhibit are painter Adam Wolpert and ceramist Ralph Broussard. Resident artists include Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Sharon Kozel, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Painter Laura Paine Carr is the featured resident artist.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
April 6 through April 29, Watercolor
*** Artist Reception, First Friday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Celebrating local Watercolor artists; Patricia Akay, Sally Baker, Nina Bonos, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Joe Jaqua, Elizabeth Peyton, Popi Tyler, and Carolyn Wilson.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Studio of Lucy Liew at Fulton Crossing.

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Friday, April 20, Open Studios from 5 to 8 p.m.
On the third Friday of every month, Fulton Crossing tenants open their studios to the public to show their artistic and creative work.
1200 River Rd, Fulton
www.fultoncrossing.com

 

Graton Gallery
April 3 through May 6, Ninth Invitational Exhibition
*** Artists’ Reception Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Featuring 33 of Northern California’s well known painters, printmakers and sculptors: Susan Ball, D. A. Bishop, James Brzezinski, Tamsen Donner, Holly Downing, Suzanne Edminster, Steve Emery, Susan Gonzales, Taylor Gutermute, Nelson Hee, Cynthia Hipkiss, Laurel Hope, Ned Kahn, Richard Lindenburg, Kathleen Lipinski, Diana Majumdar, Christie Marks, Clark Mitchell, Monty Monty, Bob Nugent, Lynda Nugent, Camile Przewodek, Carol Peek, Eric Rewitzer, Tamra Sanchez, Hannah Skoonberg, Terry Sauve, Sandra Speidel, David Stohl, Mary Vaughan, Martha Wade, Hilary Williams and Hillary Younglove.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

By Molly Perez

Hammerfriar Gallery
April 14 through June 16, Molly Perez, Mixed Media
*** Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Molly Perez is a leading Sonoma County artist who draws inspiration from nature and daily life. She begins by salvaging material–collecting vintage books, newsprint, wallpaper, discarded art, and scrapbooks that she tears and cuts deliberately to construct an image. This process allows her to work intuitively with an immediate and raw quality.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
April 28 through June 3, Purely Abstract: Visions in Line, Form, and Color
*** Opening Reception Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The juried exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photography, and more, by artists throughout the U.S.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through May 1, Rik OlsonNaturally
Showcasing prints and paintings by Rik Olson.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
Through April 15, 3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw
3 Friends explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California’s North Coast region. Colleagues, friends and sometime conspirators, the three artists have had influential careers shaping three distinct media—steel, canvas and clay. This marks the first time all three have been shown together in a combined museum exhibition.

Santa Rosa Courthouse

History Museum
April 14 through September 16, Lost Santa Rosa
The exhibition explores the changing face of Santa Rosa during the city’s 150th anniversary. From disasters to demographic shifts, conscious decisions or even neglect, the exhibition reflects on the city’s past and invites memories from the community.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
April 13 through June 3, Connections
*** Opening Reception Saturday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Juried show featuring artwork that considers all kinds of connections–to community, to family, to nature and to each other.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

By Chris Blum

Paul Mahder Gallery
April 7 through May, Chris Blum & Patrick Duegaw
*** Opening reception, Saturday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chris Blum believes pop culture to be one of the best decoders of the cultural values of the times. Patrick Duegaw’s twenty eight-foot long panoramic interior painting becomes the ‘set’ for a painted drama happening in real time.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
April 14 through June 16, Youth Exhibition: Art Shapes the World
*** Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.
This is the sixth annual Youth Art Exhibit featuring artwork created by Petaluma’s youth, grades K-12.
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 May 6, Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show
Showing the work of 25 photographers and photographic artists, plus the gallery’s usual Invitational artists and members.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

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

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

By Janet Hero Dodge

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through May 3, Pond Farm Pottery – Connections
*** Opening reception Saturday, April 7, from 12 to 2 p.m. is a ticketed event that includes appetizers and beverages, along with an opportunity to meet and hear directly from Pond Farmers. For tickets; www.pondfarmpottery.org. From 2 to 4 p.m. is a free public opening with Pond Farmers on hand to discuss their work.
The exhibition showcases the work of Marguerite Wildenhain and her students who worked at Pond Farm Pottery. The exhibition reveals a fascinating story bringing together local and world history, art history, and philosophy.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Ken Berman

Sebastopol Gallery
Through April, Ken Berman and Jeff Watts
The work of two painters is featured in the gallery during the month of April.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

 

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
April 3 through May 3, Barbara Jacobs
*** Monday, April 16 from 6 to 8 pm, meet Barbara in person for an informal chat about her work.
On view is artwork in monotype, mixed media, and pastel.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 22, Juried Student Exhibition
Jurors for this year’s show are Carlo Ricafort, and Kara Q. Smith.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 15, An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London
This exhibition introduces an array of Jack London’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor.
Also on view: Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora
Libros de Artista features 40 contemporary limited-edition books created by Latin American artists.

Messenger from the Three Poles. 1949. Wolfgang Paalen

April 28, through June 10, Ship of Dreams: Artists, Poets and Visionaries of the S.S. Vallejo
*** Opening reception, Saturday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Moored on the north side of Sausalito, California in 1949, the S.S. Vallejo became the dynamic home and cultural incubator for artists, musicians and literary luminaries such as Gordon Onslow Ford, Alan Watts, Jean Varda, Allen Ginsberg, Wolfgang Paalen and many others.

Also on view; Her View: The Bay Area Figuration of Gail Chadell Nanao
This is the first solo retrospective of the Berkeley-based artist associated with the Bay Area Figurative movement of the 1950s. Nanao’s work blends the spontaneous bravura brushwork of Abstract Expressionism with a reimagining of figuration.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through April 29, Katie McCann—Collage
On view are quirky, layered collages by Berkeley-based artist Katie McCann, who claims “A Victorian obsession with faeries, flora and fauna.”
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

John Warner, Poipu Palms Kauai

Upstairs Art Gallery
April 2 through April 29, Paintings from My Travels, Watercolors by John Warner
*** Artist Reception Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.
John Warner creates watercolor paintings of coastal landscapes and seascapes from Canada to Mexico; Hawaii to California; and the Mediterranean. His inspiration comes from the ever changing light and reflections of bodies of water.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in March 2018

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
March 1 through March 31, Dreams & Whimsy
*** Opening Reception Friday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Escape from the everyday and step into a world of weird, wonderful, dreamlike, and surreal!
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Blasted Art Gallery
Through March 2, Arminée Chahbazian and Ben Lastufka
*** Closing reception Friday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Innovative work by two Sonoma County artists.
In the Backstreet Building, Art Alley
SOFA Arts District, A Street, Santa Rosa

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.

March 17 through September 16, My Favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family and Friends 
All Peanuts fans have a favorite character, storyline, or drawing. In this exhibition, Charles Schulz’s wife, Jean, along with some of his family members and close friends share their favorite strips and the stories behind them.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery
Through March 25, Healing By Art: After The Fires
An exhibition of art, sculpture and photography created in the aftermath of the recent October fires. Many of the works were created from salvaged materials, such as ashes, and burnt remnants. Others reflect the emotional traumas experienced by all those who fled. Sponsored by Santa Rosa Art Center.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
March 17 through May 18, Translate
*** Artists’ Reception Saturday, March 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Guest artists for this exhibit are painter Adam Wolpert and ceramist Ralph Broussard. Resident artists include Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Sharon Kozel, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Painter Laura Paine Carr is the featured resident artist.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
March 2 through March 31, 5 Printmakers
*** Artist Reception, First Friday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Five Art Trails printmakers; Karen Kelly, Micah Schwaberow, Barbara Kelley, Rik Olson, and Caren Catterall, show their work and the various perspectives on this unique art form!
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Graton Gallery
Through April 1, Partners and Friends
*** Artists’ Reception Saturday, March 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The eight Gallery Partners have invited eight artist friends to show with them. Also showing are four guest artists.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

By Art Moura

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through March 31, Art Moura; Mixed Media
Moura discovered African masks in a Madrid Museum and drew them daily for months in 1985. His current work continues to be influenced by this experience.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

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

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through May 1, Rik OlsonNaturally
Showcasing prints and paintings by Rik Olson.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

By Rebeca Trevino

Lauri Luck’s Pie Eyed Open Studio
March 24 and 25, Bits & Pieces
*** Saturday and Sunday, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Featuring the work of Rebeca Trevino and Susandra Spicer, who create art from tossed and forgotten objects reassembling them into a new context.
2371 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol
Look for the ART + PIE sign and turn at the Giant Yellow Duck!
For more info contact Lauri Luck at 707-477-9442

 

 

 

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
Through April 15, 3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw
3 Friends explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California’s North Coast region. Colleagues, friends and sometime conspirators, the three artists have had influential careers shaping three distinct media—steel, canvas and clay. This marks the first time all three have been shown together in a combined museum exhibition.

History Museum
Through April 1, Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California’s history. Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities–expressed in fear and fascination.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
March 2 through April 1, Anything Goes
*** Artist reception Saturday, March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.
A special exhibition featuring the art of OCA Members.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through March 24, Power of 10: Scaling Up
Power of Ten: Scaling Up showcases over 10 artists who are looking further and more deeply at issues of scale through painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, design and film. Curated by Llisa Demetrios.
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

Ladder, by Merrill Mack

Riverfront Art Gallery
March 7 through May 6, Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show
*** Opening reception Saturday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Showing the work of 25 photographers and photographic artists, plus the gallery’s usual Invitational artists and members.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through March 15, The Farthest Shore
Artists included; Kelsey Stephenson, Olesya Dzhuraeva, Jenny Robinson, and Nicole Pietrantoni, Curated by Hannah Skoonberg.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/robert-f-agrella-art-gallery

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
March 9 through March 25, Imagine This–Let It Be Creatures
Showcasing nearly 1,000 drawings, paintings and sculptures by very talented young artists from 15 local elementary schools. This year, the imagination has gone wild with a theme of “creatures”. Be prepared for an awesome experience.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through March 25, The Essence of Spirit
Paintings by Susan St. Thomas, and jewelry by Michelle Hoting.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Soil Fertility, by Ryan Douglas

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
March 1 through April 2, Ryan Douglas and Sara Pringle
*** Meet the artists Monday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Two painters share very different interpretations with dynamic and unique perspectives. Artist Workshop; Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol

 

 

 

By Colin Talcroft

Seishin Studio, Santa Rosa
Through March 2, Colin Talcroft, Conversations
*** Closing reception, March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
A selection of 27 monotype collages will be on view.
Uribe’s Seishin Studio
SOFA Arts District, A Street, Santa Rosa

 

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through March 11, Morrie Camhi
Approximately 50 black and white vintage photographs by the late Petaluma photographer, Morrie Camhi, have been donated to SSU by the artist’s estate. Self-described as a storyteller and a humanist, Camhi created a number of powerful series of photographs focusing on such diverse topics as the Jews of Greece, the California farm labor movement, and the California prison system. A number of his photographs include statements by the subjects themselves detailing the circumstances of their lives that were captured by Camhi’s camera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 15, An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London
Jack London (1876-1916) is revered as the quintessential American novelist and short story writer, and in the Sonoma area he is a renowned native son. This exhibition will introduce an array of the writer’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor.

Librario

Also on view: Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora
Libros de Artista features about 40 contemporary limited edition books created by Latin American artists, sourced from both the original artists in Mexico and from the Latin American and Iberian Collections at Stanford University Libraries.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Katie McCann

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through April 29, Katie McCann—Collage
*** Opening reception Monday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
On view are quirky, layered collages by Berkeley-based artist Katie McCann, who claims “A Victorian obsession with faeries, flora and fauna.”
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

 

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through March 25, Birds’ Eye Views – Paintings by Ron Sumner
*** Reception Saturday, March 17, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Featuring paintings by artists Ron Sumner, and mixed-media collage by Carolyn Wilson.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in February 2018

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.

Julia Pozsgai, Roman Woodpeckers Looking in the Mirror

Arts Guild of Sonoma
February 1 through February 26, Featuring Julia Pozsgai
*** Opening Reception Friday, February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Julia Pozsgai is inspired by nature, science, and her passion for life. She is known for her unique style of highly detailed paintings full of patterns and bright color. Also showing work by; Patricia Akay, Barbara Aliza, Donna Broder, Janie Coltrin, Irene Ehret, Zaza Fetterly, Christine Gonzalves, Susan Heeringa-Pieper, Kirk Hinshaw, Nancy Martin, Stephanie Moore, Linda Semple, Lyn Swan, Vasily Spirin, Toby Tover, and Mark Zukowski.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Blasted Art Gallery
February 2 through March 2, Arminée Chahbazian and Ben Lastufka
*** Opening reception First Friday, February 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sculpture and paintings by two artists.
In the Backstreet Building, Art Alley
SOFA Arts District, A Street, Santa Rosa

 

 

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

By Linda Dove

Chroma Gallery
February 9 through March 25, Healing By Art: After The Fires
*** Artists Reception Friday, February 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.
An exhibition of art, sculpture and photography created in the aftermath of the recent October fires. Many of the works were created from salvaged materials, such as ashes, and burnt remnants. Others reflect the emotional traumas experienced by all those who fled. Sponsored by Santa Rosa Art Center.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through March 16, Invoke
Group show with Guest artists; Carole Watanabe, painting, and Liza Pike, baskets. Featured artist, Terry Holleman, drawing.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets in of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

By Carole Watanabe

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
Through February, Love Heals: Truly Madly Deeply
*** Opening reception, First Friday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
An Art Love Fest of paintings by Carole Watanabe, and fine art jewelry by Alison Morse. Arrive at 4 p.m. for a mixed-media collage demo and create your Valentine love cards for free. All materials provided. No experience needed.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
Through February 13, Bob Nugent | Brazil
Gallery in Healdsburg, January 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073
www.ericksonfineartgallery.com

Graton Gallery
Through February 25, Juried Small Works Exhibition
Featuring 105 local artists with over 200 individual artworks, selected by Juror, Pamela Powell.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

By Art Moura

Hammerfriar Gallery
February 10 through March 31, Art Moura; Mixed Media
*** Opening reception Saturday, February 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Moura discovered African masks in a Madrid Museum and drew them daily for months in 1985. His current work continues to be influenced by this experience.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through February 4, Members’ Exhibit: Expressions
*** Closing Tea, Sunday, February 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Representing a variety of artistic expression; painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, three dimensional and the written word.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through May 1, Rik OlsonNaturally
Showcasing prints and paintings by Rik Olson.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
Through April 15, 3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw
3 Friends explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California’s North Coast region. Colleagues, friends and sometime conspirators, the three artists have had influential careers shaping three distinct media—steel, canvas and clay. This marks the first time all three have been shown together in a combined museum exhibition.

History Museum
Through April 1, Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California’s history. Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities – expressed in fear and fascination.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through February 4, Salmon Creek Students’ Art Show
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Christopher Evans, Cobalt Blue

Petaluma Arts Center
Through March 24, Power of 10: Scaling Up
Power of Ten: Scaling Up showcases over 10 artists who are looking further and more deeply at issues of scale through painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, design and film. Curated by Llisa Demetrios.
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

By Marilee Ford

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through March 4, Heaven, Earth & The Space Between
*** 2nd Saturday Artwalk reception, February 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Winter Show with Featured Artists; Marilee Ford and Sharon Feissel.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
February 20 through March 15, The Farthest Shore
*** Opening Reception Thursday, February 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Artists included; Kelsey Stephenson, Olesya Dzhuraeva, Jenny Robinson, and Nicole Pietrantoni, Curated by Hannah Skoonberg.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/robert-f-agrella-art-gallery

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
February 16 through March 4, Wise and Sassy
*** Opening reception, Friday, February 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
A non-juried, salon-style exhibition for artists over 60.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Susan St. Thomas

Sebastopol Gallery
Through March 25, The Essence of Spirit
*** Artist’s reception Saturday, February 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Paintings by Susan St. Thomas, and jewelry by Michelle Hoting.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Seishin Studio, Santa Rosa
February 2 through February 19, Colin Talcroft, Conversations
*** Opening reception, First Friday, February 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
A selection of 27 monotype collages will be on view.
Uribe’s Seishin Studio
SOFA Arts District, A Street, Santa Rosa

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
February 1 and 2, Art from the Heart Preview Exhibition
At the previews (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) art patrons have a chance to view artwork in advance of Saturday’s auction in a more relaxed and unhurried setting.
*** Saturday, February 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Art from the Heart Art Auction
The 34th annual silent art auction and party at the University Art Gallery, is an exciting evening of art, food, wine, and music that has become one of the oldest continually-held fundraising events in the area and a “must” for novice and seasoned collectors alike.

February 16 through March 11, Morrie Camhi
*** Opening reception, Thursday, February 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Approximately 50 black and white vintage photographs by the late Petaluma photographer, Morrie Camhi, have been donated to SSU by the artist’s estate. Self-described as a storyteller and a humanist, Camhi created a number of powerful series of photographs focusing on such diverse topics as the Jews of Greece, the California farm labor movement, and the California prison system. A number of his photographs include statements by the subjects themselves detailing the circumstances of their lives that were captured by Camhi’s camera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

London, Antung Harbor, Manchuria 1904

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 15, An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London
Jack London (1876-1916) is revered as the quintessential American novelist and short story writer, and in the Sonoma area he is a renowned native son. This exhibition will introduce an array of the writer’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor.

Also on view: Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora
Libros de Artista features about 40 contemporary limited edition books created by Latin American artists, sourced from both the original artists in Mexico and from the Latin American and Iberian Collections at Stanford University Libraries.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through February 25, Linda Yoshizawa—Monotype Collage
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Linda graduated with a BA in studio art from Pomona College in 1978. She studied silkscreen printmaking at UCLA extension.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

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

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in January 2018

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
January 4 through 29, Annual Invitational Show
*** Artist Reception Saturday, January, 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
An eclectic show featuring work by 17 guest artists invited by members of The Arts Guild of Sonoma, on view along with work by Guild artists.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Drawing by Simmon Factor

Chroma Gallery
January 5 through February 4, 4th Annual Art of The Figure
*** Artists Reception Friday, January 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In a centuries old tradition, artists gather together to draw or paint from live models in art centers, galleries and homes. This annual exhibit showcases artwork created in local figure drawing and painting groups.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 19, Sweet
Group show with Resident and Guest artists.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets in of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Jardim Inhotim, by Bob Nugent

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
January 13 through February 13, Bob Nugent Brazil
*** Reception for the Artist and 20th Anniversary celebration of Erickson Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg, January 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073
www.ericksonfineartgallery.com

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through January 28, From Clayton to Graton
Print maker and painter, Rik Olson, and his guest, childhood friend, Fred Kling, will share the upfront part of the Graton Gallery in their show. Also featured at the gallery will be the work of the skilled art students of painter Michael Coy.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through January 31, 428 Collective
Recent work by Maura Harrington, Cristina Hobbs, Pat Lenz, Jessica Martin, Caitlin McCaffrey, Susan Preston, Flora Skivington, Alice Sutro, Carol Vena-Mondt, Victoria Wagner, and Chelsea Wills. This group of 11 Sonoma County artists brings awareness to innovative and boundary pushing art being produced in our area.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
January 13 through February 4, Members’ Exhibit: Expressions
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, January 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Representing a variety of artistic expression; painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, three dimensional and written word. Closing Tea, Sunday, February 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery
Through January 13, Catch & Release IV
Quilts, Prints, Photographs, Drawings and more from the Robert Flynn Johnson Collection. Continuing through January 7, Vita Collage
Presenting Objects, Art, Arrangements; signature work by designers and artists from Vita Collage in Point Reyes.
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
January 9 through May 1, Rik OlsonNaturally
*** Artist Reception Saturday, January 13, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Showcasing prints and paintings by Rik Olson.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
January 9 through April 15, 3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
3 Friends explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California’s North Coast region. Colleagues, friends and sometime conspirators, the three artists have had influential careers shaping three distinct media—steel, canvas and clay. This marks the first time all three have been shown together in a combined museum exhibition.

History Museum
Through January 7, 29th Annual Artistry in Wood
The exhibition reflects the legacy of arts and crafts on California’s north coast.

January 21 through April 1, Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California’s history. Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities – expressed in fear and fascination.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 14, The River
Featuring artwork that evokes the river; real or imagined, through realism or abstraction.

January 19 through February 4, Salmon Creek Students’ Art Show
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, from 2 to 5 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through January 6, Members Juried Exhibition
This year PAC features the art of long-time member Jon Gariepy.

January 20 through March 24, Power of 10: Scaling Up
Curated by Llisa Demetrios.
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

SharonFeissel, Cosmic Convergence

Riverfront Art Gallery
January through February, Heaven, Earth & The Space Between
*** Opening reception on Saturday, January 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Winter Show with Featured Artists; Marilee Ford and Sharon Feissel.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

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

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
January 5 through February, 11, Year of The Dog
*** Opening reception, Friday, January 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
2018 is the Chinese “Year of the dog”, a great inspiration for a woofing show. Jurors: Amy Owen, Curator, and Kara Q. Smith, Asst. Curator, at the di Rosa, Center for Contemporary Art.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through January 27, Rebeca Trevino and Jeff Watts — Creatures Big And Small
Rebeca is an assemblage artist who combines objects in unexpected ways. Jeff Watts is a painter who works in oils. His subjects are frequently portraits of people, flowers or animals.
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 7, Forge and Stone: Work by Contemporary California Women Sculptors. Also showing: David Ligare: Magna Fide (The Great Belief)

January 20 through April 15, An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London
Jack London (1876-1916) is revered as the quintessential American novelist and short story writer, and in the Sonoma area he is a renowned native son. This exhibition will introduce an array of the writer’s photographs gathered from his adventures as a war correspondent and global sailor.

Also on view: Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora
Libros de Artista features about 40 contemporary limited edition books created by Latin American artists, sourced from both the original artists in Mexico and from the Latin American and Iberian Collections at Stanford University Libraries.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Linda Yoshizawa.

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
January 2 through February 25, Linda Yoshizawa—Monotype Collage
*** Opening Reception Monday, January 22, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Linda graduated with a BA in studio art from Pomona College in 1978. She studied silkscreen printmaking at UCLA extension.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

 

 

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

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in December 2017

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through December 31, December Exhibition, The Holidays are Here!
*** Opening Reception Friday, December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Give an original artwork to be treasured forever. The gallery is filled with large and small art, ceramics, photography, textiles, and handmade jewelry and one-of-a-kind cards.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery
December 1 through 31, 4th Annual Small Works
*** Opening Reception First Friday, December 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
On view are paintings, prints, sculptures, and ceramics, no larger than a foot square.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

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

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets in of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Graton Gallery
Through December 17, Inside Out
Featuring distinctive abstracted paintings, filled with color, line and form, by painters Susan Proehl and Sandra Rubin. Also showing is work of four Guest Artists: Cynthia Jackson-Hein, Linda Malone, Matt Proehl, and Connie Robeson.

December 19 through January 28, From Clayton to Graton
*** Artists Reception Saturday, December 23, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Print maker and painter, Rik Olson, and his guest, childhood friend, Fred Kling, will share the upfront part of the Graton Gallery in their show. Also featured at the gallery will be the work of the skilled art students of painter Michael Coy.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
December 2 through January 31, 428 Collective
*** Opening Reception and Holiday Party, Saturday, December 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Recent work by Maura Harrington, Cristina Hobbs, Pat Lenz, Jessica Martin, Caitlin McCaffrey, Susan Preston, Flora Skivington, Alice Sutro, Carol Vena-Mondt, Victoria Wagner, and Chelsea Wills. This group of 11 Sonoma County artists brings awareness to innovative and boundary pushing art being produced in our area.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
9130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery
December 2 through January 13, Catch & Release IV
*** Opening reception, Saturday, December 2, from 5 to 8 pm.
Quilts, Prints, Photographs, Drawings and more from the Robert Flynn Johnson Collection.
Continuing through January 7, Vita Collage
Presenting Objects, Art, Arrangements; signature work by designers and artists from Vita Collage in Point Reyes. Curated by Victoria Swift, the show includes jewelry, ceramics, textiles, glasswork, vintage finds, photography, collage art, shrines, small furnishings, books and object collections.
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through January 4, Form & Color: It’s Wild Out There
Wildlife photography by Dave Strauss, whose recent images isolate single creatures, people, or other elements for careful inspection with minimal distraction from foregrounds or backgrounds.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
December 3 through December 21, Art & Solstice
In this silent auction art sale, visitors are welcome to bid on artworks throughout the duration of the exhibition or purchase the piece at the “buy-it-now” price.
Art & Solstice Closing Party, Thursday, December 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. See website for details.

History Museum
Through January 7, 29th Annual Artistry in Wood
The exhibition reflects the legacy of arts and crafts on California’s north coast, as well as the local resonance between wood and the landscape. The work in the exhibition shows strong historical and regional influences, such as the distinctive style and philosophy exemplified by the woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg. Beyond the more traditional forms of furniture and classic objects, Artistry in Wood is also known for work that pushes the boundaries of wood as an artistic medium.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 14, The River
Featuring artwork that evokes the river, real or imagined, through realism or abstraction, two- or three-dimensional. Exhibition juried by Marylu Downing.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through December 2017, Annual Holiday Group Exhibit
*** Reception, Sunday, December 3, From 6 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with artwork by over 40 artists from around the world.
Continuing through January 1, 2018, Cast Glass Sculptures by Ann Wolff
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through January 6, Members Juried Exhibition
This year’s exhibition is juried by Michael Schwager, Professor of Art History and director of the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University. This year PAC features the art of long-time member Jon Gariepy. Highlighting a featured artist accentuates the rich history and talent that resides in the PAC community.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through December 31, Passages
The show highlights mixed media work of Jill Mellick. In light of the devastating firestorms of Northern California, this is turns out to be an especially appropriate show. Mellick began to explore a dream she had of natural disasters using materials she gathered or found from across the world. For this show, she has selected pieces from her first group in the series, which she titled “Japan Dreaming”. 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

By Henry White

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through January 7, Late Fall Show
*** 2nd Saturday Artwalk, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The two featured artists for the current show are painters Laura Tovar Dietrick and Henry White.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

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

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Closing December 3, Got Glass!!!

December 8 through December 30, Members’ Show
*** Opening reception Friday, December 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Showcasing work by the talented SCA members. There will be a “people’s choice”, voted by the public, which will receive the annual Janet and Harvey Charnofsky award of $100. The winner will be announced at the end-of-show gingerbread and mulled wine party on December 30, from 3 to 4 p.m.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Rebeca.Trevino, Sardina de Plata (Silver Sardine)

Sebastopol Gallery
Through January 27, Rebeca Trevino and Jeff Watts — Creatures Big And Small
*** Artist reception Saturday, December 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Rebeca is an assemblage artist who combines objects in unexpected ways. Jeff Watts is a painter who works in oils. His subjects are frequently portraits of people, flowers or animals.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through December 10, Two-Scale
Showcasing large-scale and mixed-media ceramic work by Todd Barricklow, Woody De Othello, Victoria Jang, Nathan Lynch, Mark Messenger, and Nancy Selvin.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 7, Forge and Stone: Work by Contemporary California Women Sculptors
This exhibition surveys sculpture by contemporary California women artists. These works challenge traditional views, and highlight the creativity and versatility of female artists. Artists included are Alison Saar, Ynez Johnston, Gwynn Murrill, Gertrud Parker, Jane Rosen, Lisa Reinertson and Diana Moore.

Also showing: David Ligare: Magna Fide (The Great Belief)
This exhibition explores David Ligare’s creative process by focusing on the steps it took to create his 2014 artwork, Magna Fide. Ligare is an American contemporary classicist painter.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through December 31, Susan Stover—Encaustics: New Work
Recent abstract work in encaustics by Graton-based artist Susan Stover.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

By Lenona Winter

Upstairs Art Gallery
*** Holiday Open House, Artist’s Reception Saturday, December 16, from 12 to 6 p.m.
December Featured Artists; Carolyn Wilson, Lenona Winter, Jill Keller Peters, Dan Scannell, Ron Sumner, and Cynthia Jackson-Hein.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in November 2017

Sonoma County – Strong!
Many galleries and artists have been affected by the recent devastating fires, check with the venues for any changes to schedules or programs. Go see art for a bit of solace, support each other, and support the arts.

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.

By Zaza Fetterly

Arts Guild of Sonoma
November 3 through November 27, November Exhibition
*** Opening Reception, Friday November 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featured Artist is Zaza Fetterly; her art reflects enthusiasm for life and the love of people and animals. Seeking to enchant and cheer viewers, she connects people to their natural inner goodness by provoking inner memories. Arts Guild members are also showing in November.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Blasted Art Gallery
November 3 through November 12, Somewhere Else
*** Opening Reception Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The gallery’s inaugural show features an installation by Chris Beards and Bill Shelley. The gallery will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through November 12.
Off Art Alley, SOFA Arts District, Santa Rosa

Destruction, by Penny Wolin, ©2017

Calabi Gallery
November 4 through November 25, After the Fire
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In recognition of the recent horrific blazes and celebrating the rebuilding of our beautiful Sonoma County community, the gallery will show a selection of poignant fire imagery by photographer Penny Wolin. Also showing will be a selection of favorite Dia de los Muertos pieces, and art by immigrant populations and artists from other parts of the world.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Chroma Gallery
Through November 4, Secret Identities; Masks and the Art of Concealment
Masks, paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, and sculpture.

November 8 through November 18, Mixed-media paintings by Simmon Factor
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 17, Flavor
Group show of resident and guest artists.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets in of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

By Ana Maria Pacheco

Gallery32
Through November 26, Ana Maria Pacheco – Prints
Showcasing prints by internationally acclaimed, award-winning Brazilian-born sculptor, painter and printmaker, Ana Maria Pacheco.
16190 C Main Street, Guerneville
707-239-0518
www.gallery32art.com

 

 

 

 

By Susan Proehl

Graton Gallery
November 7 through December 17, Inside Out
*** Artists Reception Saturday, November 11, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring distinctive abstracted paintings, filled with color, line and form, by painters Susan Proehl and Sandra Rubin. Also showing is work of four Guest Artists: Cynthia Jackson-Hein, Linda Malone, Matt Proehl, and Connie Robeson.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through November 18, Bill Shelley and Shelley Spira Burns
Back from spending months in Berlin, Bill Shelley presents a collection of drawings he created while responding to this city. The drawings employ classical design conventions as well as invented interpretations and viewpoints. Also showing are sculptures by Shelley Spira Burns. An interest in geology, archeology and a background in psychology inform her work.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

By Max Murray

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through November 19, Emerging Artists 2017
The 2017 Exhibit features seven artists; Nina Daley Barchilon, Andrea Bergen, Max Murray, Nicole Schlaeppi, Alex Shirwo, Sandra Silvoy, and Ivan Thorpe.
9130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery
14301 Arnold Drive #2A, Glen Ellen
707-343-1931
www.hopscotchgiftsandgallery. com

IceHouse Gallery
November 17 through January 7, Vita Collage
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Presenting Objects, Art, Arrangements; signature work by designers and artists from Vita Collage in Point Reyes. Curated by Victoria Swift, the show includes jewelry, ceramics, textiles, glasswork, vintage finds, photography, collage art, shrines, small furnishings, books and object collections.
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

Coyote, by Dave Strauss

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through January 4, Form & Color: It’s Wild Out There
Wildlife photography by Dave Strauss, whose recent images isolate single creatures, people, or other elements for careful inspection with minimal distraction from foregrounds or backgrounds.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
Through November 26, Unpacked: Contemporary Works From Private Collections of Northern California
Unpacked features contemporary works from private collections of Northern California. The exhibit features the work of more than 20 artists who have inspired established collectors.

Make it a Double, by Michael Murphy

History Museum
November 18 through January 7, 29th Annual Artistry in Wood
The exhibition reflects the legacy of arts and crafts on California’s north coast, as well as the local resonance between wood and the landscape. The work in the exhibition shows strong historical and regional influences, such as the distinctive style and philosophy exemplified by the woodworking program at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg. Beyond the more traditional forms of furniture and classic objects, Artistry in Wood is also known for work that pushes the boundaries of wood as an artistic medium.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
November 4 through January 14, The River
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Featuring artwork that evokes the river, real or imagined, through realism or abstraction, two- or three-dimensional.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

By Ann Wolff

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through December, Ann Wolff — Cast Glass Works
As one of the founders of the international Studio Glass Movement, Ann Wolff was at the center of attention as early as end of the 1960s. Today she works as a freelance artist in Sweden and Berlin.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows. The winery buildings were devastated by the fire, but the vineyards and most of the sculptures remain unharmed.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

By Jon Gariepy

Petaluma Arts Center
November 11 through January 6, Members Juried Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Saturday, November 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.
This year’s exhibition is juried by Michael Schwager, Professor of Art History and director of the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University. This year PAC features the art of long-time member Jon Gariepy. Highlighting a featured artist accentuates the rich history and talent that resides in the PAC community.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Memory Gate I, Japan, by Jill Mellick

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through December 31, Passages
The show highlights mixed media work of Jill Mellick. In light of the devastating firestorms of Northern California, this is turns out to be an especially appropriate show. Mellick began to explore a dream she had of natural disasters using materials she gathered or found from across the world. For this show, she has selected pieces from her first group in the series, which she titled “Japan Dreaming”. 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

By Laura Tovar Dietrick

Riverfront Art Gallery
November 8 through January 7, Late Fall Show
*** Reception and Saturday Artwalk, November 11, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The two featured artists for the November show are painters Laura Tovar Dietrick and Henry White.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

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

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Tangerines, Kathleen Elliot

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through December 3, Got Glass!!!
Main Gallery: Got Glass!!! Convergence, Juror: Cassandra Straubing
The focus in the main gallery is on showing the diversity of the medium and the wide range of techniques such as blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped and painted glass, lampwork, neon, and plasmawork.
Gallery II: Got Glass!!! Flamed Glass, Juror: Paul Stankard
A celebration of Flamework / Lampwork, objects that are formed from rods and tubes of glass.
Gallery III: Ed Kirshner Organized Chaos, Plasma Work
Artists included; Ed Kirshner, Mitch LaPlante, Roger Carr, and Mike Perrett.
See website for related programs and events.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through November 26, Let’s Talk About Trees
Mixed-media work by Jeremy Joan Hewes.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
November 2 through December 10, Two-Scale
*** Opening reception, Thursday, November 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a reading by Nathan Lynch at 5 p.m.
Showcasing large-scale and mixed-media ceramic work by Todd Barricklow, Woody De Othello, Victoria Jang, Nathan Lynch, Mark Messenger, and Nancy Selvin.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

By David Ligare

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 7, Forge and Stone: Work by Contemporary California Women Sculptors
This exhibition surveys sculpture by contemporary California women artists. These works challenge traditional views, and highlight the creativity and versatility of female artists. Artists included are Alison Saar, Ynez Johnston, Gwynn Murrill, Gertrud Parker, Jane Rosen, Lisa Reinertson and Diana Moore.

Also showing: David Ligare: Magna Fide (The Great Belief)
This exhibition explores David Ligare’s creative process by focusing on the steps it took to create his 2014 artwork, Magna Fide. Ligare is an American contemporary classicist painter.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Diamonds, by Susan Stover

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through December 31, Susan Stover—Encaustics: New Work
*** Opening reception Monday, November 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Recent abstract work in encaustics by Graton-based artist Susan Stover.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

 

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through November, Daniele Todaro
*** Opening reception on Saturday, November 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Daniele Todaro’s current show encompasses images of beaches, hills, outbuildings and other iconic scenes, rendered in pastel, monoprints and mixed media. Known for her exciting use of color and vibrancy of expression, Todaro’s work is worth a close look to appreciate the thoughtful and creative use of layering.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in October 2017

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Art Trails Open Studios
Open Studios 2017 takes place on two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, and October 21-22. The studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Trails is the largest open studios event in Sonoma County, with art studios located from Bodega Bay to Sonoma; and from Petaluma to Geyserville. This is an outstanding opportunity to see where and how art is created. For more information call Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 707-829-4797, or go to www.sebarts.org, or www.SonomaCountyArtTrails.org

 

 

Arts Guild of Sonoma
October 4 through October 30, Ceramics of Lyn Swan
*** Opening Reception Friday, October 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ceramicist Lyn Swan combines simplicity, texture and glaze in each unique porcelain artwork. Lyn’s new series of Japanese-inspired porcelain creations are on view to the public for the first time.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Calabi Gallery
Through October 14, Gallery Group Show
The Calabi Gallery Group Show features contemporary gallery artists as well as a selection of artwork from their vintage collection. On view are works by Douglas Ballou, Warren Bellows, Catherine Daley, Karen Green, Emmanuel Catarino Montoya, and Michael Ramos. Also showing work by Stuart Davis, Roy De Forest, Gronk, Charles Howard, Ray Jacobsen, Walter Kuhlman, and Robert Pearson McChesney.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 11, Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
It’s only fitting that a cartoon named Peanuts includes many puns about food. Patty and Violet are expert mud pie makers, Charlie Brown hates coconut, and Snoopy thinks about pizza, cookies, and the next meal in his dog dish.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

ESP, by Simmon Factor

Chroma Gallery
Through November 4, Secret Identities; Masks and the Art of Concealment
*** Reception for the Artists Friday October 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A mask can be worn to liberate the wearer from inhibition, to beguile and entice the viewer, or to conceal and protect one’s true self. Masks, paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, and sculpture.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 17, Flavor
Group show of resident and guest artists.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale and Geyserville
Through May 2018, SculptureTrail
The Trail is an exhibit of sculptures on the main streets in of Geyserville and Cloverdale in the Sonoma County Wine Country. The Sculpture Trail is a year-round exhibit with sculptures changing every 12 months. You can download a map for your visit at www.101SculptureTrail.com.

Corricks Art Trails Gallery
Through October 30, Art Trails Preview Show
*** First Friday reception, October 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Gallery at Corrick’s and My Daughter the Framer kick off the upcoming Art Trails Open Studios season by showcasing over 60 Art Trails artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Gallery One
Through October 22, Art Trails Preview
Preview of artists participating in Art Trails Open Studios.
209 Western Avenue, Petaluma
707-778-8277
http://galleryone.webdaki.com

Graton Gallery
Through November 5, Gather
A nature-based mixed-media show with Marylu Downing, Leslie Zumwalt, and Susan Miron.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

By Shelley Spira Burns

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through November 18, Bill Shelley and Shelley Spira Burns
Back from spending months in Berlin, Bill Shelley presents a collection of drawings he created while responding to this city. The drawings employ classical design conventions as well as invented interpretations and viewpoints. Also showing are sculptures by Shelley Spira Burns. An interest in geology, archeology and a background in psychology inform her work.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through October 22, Art Trails Preview
Preview of artists participating in Art Trails Open Studios.
9130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery
Through October 9, Jordan Celso Large Scale Abstracts
This solo show by Laytonville artist, Jordan Celso, features Celso’s large scale acrylic abstracts paintings, silk scarves, and metal prints. Celso is a member of the Laytonville Art Angels and is co-owner of Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery in Glen Ellen.
14301 Arnold Drive #2A, Glen Ellen
707-343-1931
www.hopscotchgiftsandgallery. com

Adam Wolpert, Pond Series

IceHouse Gallery
Through October 28, Adam Wolpert: Pond Series
On view are the paintings of Adam Wolpert, including the beautiful Pond Series, a collection of 70 paintings of one scene in different seasons, different times of day, different lighting, all mesmerizing.
405 East D St. Petaluma
707-778-2238
www.icehousegallery.org

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through January 4, Form & Color: It’s Wild Out There
Wildlife photography by Dave Strauss.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museums of Sonoma County
Art Museum
Through November 26, Unpacked: Contemporary Works From Private Collections of Northern California
Unpacked features contemporary works from private collections of Northern California. The exhibit features the work of more than 20 artists who have inspired established collectors.

History Museum
Through November 5, Equine Epochs: The History of Horses in Sonoma County
Equine Epochs recounts the role of the horse in Sonoma County. From the plow horse to the champion racer, explore the history and ongoing legacy of the horse in Sonoma County in this exhibition.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Kortum Trail Lilies, by Kathi Archer

Occidental Center for the Arts
October 6 through October 29, 6th Annual Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Show
*** Reception with the Artists Saturday, October 7, from 4 to7 p.m.
In addition to many contemporary art quilts, this popular annual exhibit features recent group challenges such as “Flowers” and “Black & White Plus”.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture
Outdoor sculpture meadows.
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa
707-528-9463
www.prwinery.com

Herring Skeleton, by Julia Rigby

Petaluma Arts Center
Through October 21, Tidal Response: Coastal Marine Environments from Above & Below
Tidal Response explores the intersection of art and science through a series of responses to coastal environments, with particular emphasis on Sonoma County. Artists included are Peter Connors, Chris Dewees, Courtney Mattison, Richard and Judith Selby Lang, Julia Edith Rigby, and Holly Sumner. See website for related programs and workshops.
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 November 5, 10th Anniversary Show
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Russian River Art Gallery
October 6 through 29, Sandra Maresca, Autumn Settings
*** First Friday Art Walk reception, October 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
707-869-9099
16357 Main Street, Guerneville
www.therussianriverartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through October 12, Art Faculty Show
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/robert-f-agrella-art-gallery

 

 

 

Sculpturesite Gallery
Jack London Village
14301 Arnold Dr. Suite 8, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through October 22, Art Trails Preview Exhibition
The preview exhibition featuring a piece of artwork by each of the 141 participating Open Studios artists.

By Janet Charnofsky

October 5 through October 22, Janet Charnofsky, 1933-2017
*** Reception on Friday, October 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating Janet’s art and work in supporting the arts in Sonoma County. Influenced by her childhood in Tennessee and her profession as a civil engineer, Janet was always interested in structures and weathered, aging surfaces. Janet and her husband Harvey were instrumental in the establishment of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and she was a founding artist in Art at the Source Open Studio.

 

October 27 through December 3, Got Glass!!!
*** Opening reception Friday, October 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Gallery: Got Glass!!! Convergence, Juror: Cassandra Straubing
The focus in the main gallery is on showing the diversity of the medium and the wide range of techniques, such as blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped, painted, etc.
Gallery II: Got Glass!!! Flamed Glass, Juror: Paul Stankard
A celebration of Flamework / Lampwork, objects that are formed from rods and tubes of glass.
Gallery III: Ed Kirshner Organized Chaos, Plasma Work
Artists included; Ed Kirshner, Mitch LaPlante, Roger Carr, and Mike Perrett.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Jeremy Joan Hewes

Sebastopol Gallery
Through November 26, Let’s Talk About Trees
*** Artist’s Reception Saturday, October 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mixed-media work by Jeremy Joan Hewes.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through October 15, Art Studio Faculty Exhibition
See what the SSU Art faculty is up to. The exhibition features the work of Emily Davis Adams, Shannon Benine; Jeremiah Barber, Clea Felien; Nathan Haenlein; Jenny Harp; Kurt Kemp; Cathy Lu; Jann Nunn; Kate Oltmann; Sasha Petrenko; Gregory Roberts; and Billie Stultz.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
October 14 through January 7, Forge and Stone: Work by Contemporary California Women Sculptors
This exhibition surveys sculpture by contemporary California women artists. These works challenge traditional views, and highlight the creativity and versatility of female artists. Artists included are Alison Saar, Ynez Johnston, Gwynn Murrill, Gertrud Parker, Jane Rosen, Lisa Reinertson, and Diana Moore.

 

Also showing: David Ligare: Magna Fide (The Great Belief)
This exhibition explores David Ligare’s creative process by focusing on the steps it took to create his 2014 artwork, Magna Fide. Ligare is an American contemporary classicist painter.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Through October 29, Claude Smith: Paintings and mixed media
Graton-based artist Claude Smith works in abstraction with an emphasis on mark-making, scrawling, and writing-as-drawing.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through October 22, Autumn Colors
*** Opening reception Saturday, October 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sixteen resident artists display the best of autumn in Sonoma County with a group show of paintings, mixed media and artisan jewelry.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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