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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

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

Marion Grant

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Linda Dove Pierson

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

 

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

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

Jerome Kirk

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kathryn St. Clair

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Chris Cheek

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Jason Sanovich

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
October, Newly Arrived Items
Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

by Stacey Schuett.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

Bernice Bing

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

By J. Sanborn

Arts Guild of Sonoma
September 1 through September 30, 2019 Member Exhibition
*** Reception, First Thursday ArtWalk, September 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Showing work by new and current Guild Members, and the entrance to the gallery features wings and things in Folly in the Foyer.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

By Peter Holbrook

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

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

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

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

Christopher Queen Galleries
Through September 29, Summer in Bohemia
Showing paintings by over 30 early artists of the Bohemian Club, including work by Maynard Dixon, Percy Gray, William Keith, and Jules Tavernier.
Duncans Mills
707-865-1318
www.ChristopherQueenGalleries.com

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through September 27, Crossing Borders
Art on Immigration and Dissolving Boundaries.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 20, Niche
Guest artists are Peter and Robin Crompton, and RJB. Featured resident artist is Jane Gardner. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Paul Maurer, and Hanya Popova Parker.

September 21 through November 15, Nest
*** Artists reception, Saturday, September 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
September 6 through October 20, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview
*** Opening reception Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For the 8th year in a row, the Gallery at Corrick’s & My Daughter the Framer are hosting an Art Trails Open Studios Preview Exhibit! Featuring over 70 participating artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Gallery 300
Current show, Pendants by Alejandro Salazar; Painting by Jennifer Hirshfield; and Sculpture by Piper Snow.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Susan Proehl, Susan Stover

Graton Gallery
September 3 through October 6, Paintings • Sculpture
*** Artists Reception Saturday, September 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring new work by Susan Proehl and Susan Stover; with Guest Artists Andrea Leland, Marcy Wheeler, Joanne Taeuffer, and Christie Marks.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

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

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through October 20, The Great Outdoors
Visions and impressions of our outer world; over, under, beyond and through!
Jurors: Samantha Buller, Kathy Birdsong, and Jean Warren.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

By Kevin Kearney

IceHouse Gallery
Through September 21, Paintings by Kevin Kearney
Red Walls, Surreal Ceruleans, and a Tsunami, paintings by Kevin Kearney.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
September 3 through December 20, A Watershed Event
*** Opening Reception Saturday, September 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Pastels and Oil Paintings by James R. Reynolds. The paintings depict scenes within the Laguna’s watershed or animals that live there.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Maria de Los Angeles

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

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

History
Through September 15, Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription
Explore the long history of cannabis, is it the devil’s weed, a remarkable remedy, or just something to be enjoyed with friends like a glass of wine? Cannabis use generates strong, often divided opinions, but its story is undeniably significant. While cannabis has been part of human history for thousands of years, in the last 125 years it has gone from legal to illegal in California and back again.

September 28 through November 10, Día de los Muertos
*** Free Opening Reception and Family Day, Saturday, September 28, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have died and a celebration of the cycle of life. The holiday is celebrated on November 1 and 2 throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated. The Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition will feature artwork and altars designed and created by local artists, community organizations, and collectors.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
September 6 through October 27, Barriers
*** Opening Reception with artists Saturday, September 7, from 3 to 6 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Wosene Kosrof

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through September 14, My Favorite Things
*** Closing Reception and the Gallery’s 5th Anniversary in Healdsburg, Saturday, September 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
New and select paintings by Wosene Worke Kosrof and New And Select Works from the Gallery’s represented artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
September 14 through November 2, Annual Members’ Show
*** Artists Reception, Saturday, September 14, 5 p.m.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through September 8, Take A Step
This exhibition features Berkeley artist Carol Brighton. Carol has lived and traveled extensively throughout China and elsewhere in Asia. She is intrigued by the passage of time, memory, and the spiritual and physical journeys we each undertake in life, hence the title Take a Step. The main focus of her work is intaglio, monoprints, and handmade paper. 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

Karen Spratt

Riverfront Art Gallery
September 11 through November 3, Early Fall Show
*** Opening Reception and 12th Year Celebration, Saturday, September 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The featured artists are Karen Spratt, and Jerrie Jerné.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
September 16 through October 18, SRJC Faculty Show
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through September 8, Fiber Arts IX
This prestigious International Juried Fiber Art exhibition is held every two years, and showcases the use of innovative and traditional fiber techniques and contemporary concepts in traditional and unusual materials. Jurors, Janet De Boer, Jori Johnson, and Gerhardt Knodel.

September 27 through October 20, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview
*** Opening Reception Friday, September 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Art Trails is a juried, self-guided open studio event, devoted to educating the public about visual arts in Sonoma County. This program showcases the art, creative processes, and working environments of professional Sonoma County artists.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Jeremy Joan Hewes

Sebastopol Gallery
Through September, Wanderlust
Showing mixed-media and photography by Jeremy Joan Hewes, and includes photography, maps, nautical charts, and abstract paintings to depict parts the world she has seen as well as some of the places that inhabit her imagination. Painter James Reynolds shows his work in the North Window in August.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through September 13, Doris Rogers and Linda Weber
Both artists offer a wide variety of artistic experience and expression which includes mosaic, monotype, watercolor, collage and stained glass, inspired by flowers, plants, found items, and bits of nature.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

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 8, Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust
Photographer Nick Brandt, famous for his portraits of Africa’s most majestic and vanishing animals, presents a series of epic panoramic landscapes. In this series of photographs he records the impact of man in East Africa where animals once roamed, but no longer do. In each location, life-sized panels of his own animal portraits are placed within a world of urban development, factories, wasteland, and quarries, and then re-photographed.

Bernice Bing, Velasquez Family

September 21 through January 5, Bingo: The Life and Art of Bernice Bing
*** Opening reception September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
San Francisco native, Chinese American artist, and community activist, Bernice Bing was a bridge between many worlds. The art of Bing, or “Bingo” as she was affectionately called, is the procession of her life story.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

 

Beverly Bird, The Wave

Upstairs Art Gallery
September 1 through September 29, Oceans 21
*** Artist Reception Sunday, September 15, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Beverly Bird presents Oceans 21, a collection of paintings exploring multiple aspects of our ocean-related experience. Works include seascapes, sculpted shorelines, boats, and even a glacier. Highlighting both the Sonoma Coast and the Oregon coast, many of the paintings were painted in plein air. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features A Summer Diary by Linda Barretta.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through September 30, New Member Exhibit
*** Opening Reception Saturday, August 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Seven new guild members and current Guild Artists are showing their work in a variety of media.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

By Peter Holbrook

Calabi Gallery
August 10 through October 12, It’s All Good!
*** Opening Reception Saturday, August 10 from 4 to 8 p.m.
A group show of gallery artists working in a variety of styles and media. Artists include Douglas Ballou, Warren Bellows, Holly Downing, Peter Holbrook, Joyce Hulbert, Carolyn Lord, Carol Peek, Michael Ramos, Alejandro Salazar, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

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

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

Crossing Borders

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
August 1 through September 27, Crossing Borders
*** Opening Reception Friday, August 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Art on Immigration and Dissolving Boundaries.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

 

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 20, Niche
Guest artists are Peter and Robin Crompton, and RJB. Featured resident artist is Jane Gardner. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Paul Maurer, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
August 2 through September 2, Abstract
*** Opening Friday August 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Twelve Art Trails artists showing Abstract work in a variety of media.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

By Piper Snow

Gallery 300
Current show, Piper Snow
Snow creates clay figures that are celebratory and are the American people as she sees them—playful, alienated, dressed in imagination, souls in search of a funky groove.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

Graton Gallery
August 6 through September 1, Anything Goes and Cigar Box Show
*** Artist Reception Saturday, August 10, 2 to 5 p.m.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

 

By Kathleen Yorba

Hammerfriar Gallery
August 24 through October 27, Kathleen Yorba; Ruminations
*** Opening Reception Saturday, August 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Kathleen Yorba’s abstract work invites the viewer to engage in notions of memory and identity, both those learned and those intuitively known. How do bees find their way back to the nest? What marks do we leave as we move on ancestral paths connecting the tangible and intangible? Using her chosen medium of cold-wax and oil paint, Yorba maps her own exploration of the known/unknown, seen and unseen. The show culminates in a one-day, hands-on workshop on the medium of cold-wax, October 27. It is open to the seasoned artist and novice alike. Pre-registration required; contact the Gallery for more information.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through August 25, Clay & Glass
Blurring the lines between craft and fine art, this juried exhibit brings focus to the endless possibilities of clay and glass as creative media. Artists combine ancient techniques and high tech knowledge.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

By Jenny-Lynn Hall

IceHouse Gallery
Through August 10, As Above, So Below
Jenny-Lynn Hall uses mixed plaster techniques to explore the dualism between the vastness of sky and earth. How is the universal expressed on Earth? In Zen all life, including the universal, is considered with objectivity and parity. This series also explores the tension of not knowing exactly what we are looking at. At this time when so many facts and images are manipulated this is particularly relevant.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 27, Into The Fold
Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through August 11, Kinetics: Art in Motion
Kinetic Art developed as an international movement in the early 20th Century by artists seeking ways to use real space, time, and movement, explore new technologies, and make social commentary. Kinetics: Art in Motion, curated by Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak, presents contemporary artists that continue these investigations, and whose works reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Featuring works by Catherine Daley, Laurent Davidson, Chris Eckert, Mark Galt, Nemo Gould, Ned Kahn, Jerome Kirk, Thérèse Lahaie, Sean Paul Lorentz, Mark Malmberg, Martin Munson, Moto Ohtake, Bruce Shapiro, and Camille Utterback.

Maria de Los Angeles

August 25 through November 3, Tierra de Rosas and A Way of Life
*** Opening Reception Saturday, August 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tierra de Rosas is a solo exhibition of the work by Maria de Los Angeles, a Mexican-born artist and immigration activist who was raised in Santa Rosa and is now based in New York. De Los Angeles’ multidisciplinary work addresses issues of migration, displacement, identity, and otherness through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and fashion design.

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

History
Through September 15, Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription
Explore the long history of cannabis, is it the devil’s weed, a remarkable remedy, or just something to be enjoyed with friends like a glass of wine? Cannabis use generates strong, often divided opinions, but its story is undeniably significant. While cannabis has been part of human history for thousands of years, in the last 125 years it has gone from legal to illegal in California and back again.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
August 2 through September 1, Annual Members Art Exhibit
*** Artists reception Saturday, August 3 from 3 to 6 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

By Wosene Worke Kosrof

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through August 25, My Favorite Things
New and Select Paintings by Wosene Worke Kosrof. Formally trained at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts, Kosrof completed a BFA with distinction in 1972. Then, as a Ford Foundation Talent Scholar, he was awarded an MFA in 1980 from Howard University in Washington, DC.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through August 31, Walls
Walls have their own meanings, metaphorical or actual, and as a presence now and in human history, the wall exists as barrier, as support, as well as perimeter of our inhabited space. National Exhibition Juried by Chester Arnold.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

By Carol Brighton

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through September 8, Take A Step
This exhibition features Berkeley artist Carol Brighton. Carol has lived and traveled extensively throughout China and elsewhere in Asia. She is intrigued by the passage of time, memory, and the spiritual and physical journeys we each undertake in life, hence the title Take a Step. The main focus of her work is intaglio, monoprints, and handmade paper. 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 Mike Riley

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through September 8, Summer Shows
Places & Things My Camera Has Seen, Photographs by Michael Riley; and People Met, Places Seen, Paintings by 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

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
August 2 through September 8, Fiber Arts IX
*** Opening Reception Friday, August 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.
This prestigious International Juried Fiber Art exhibition is held every two years, and showcases the use of innovative and traditional fiber techniques and contemporary concepts in traditional and unusual materials. Jurors, Janet De Boer, Jori Johnson, and Gerhardt Knodel.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Jeremy Joan Hewes

Sebastopol Gallery
August through September, Wanderlust
*** Artist reception Saturday, August 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Showing mixed-media and photography by Jeremy Joan Hewes, and includes photography, maps, nautical charts, and abstract paintings to depict parts the world she has seen as well as some of the places that inhabit her imagination. Painter James Reynolds shows his work in the North Window in August.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
August 13 through September 13, Doris Rogers and Linda Weber
*** A conversation with the artists on August 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Both artists offer a wide variety of artistic experience and expression which includes mosaic, monotype, watercolor, collage and stained glass, inspired by flowers, plants, found items, and bits of nature.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

By Christie Marks

SOFA Santa Rosa Arts District
August 3, 4, 10, and 11, SOFA ArtWalk and Salon des Refusés
*** Opening Party Friday, August 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
SOFA ArtWalk—19 artists of SOFA, Santa Rosa Arts District, open their doors for the first two weekends of August, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 3, 4, 10, 11. Salon des Refusés—Over 30 Sonoma County artists showcase rejected, refused, and radical work; on view in Mario Uribe’s Seishin Studio, which is open at the same time as the Artwalk studios.
Art Alley behind 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa

 

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

By Nick Brandt

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through September 8, Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust
Photographer Nick Brandt, famous for his portraits of Africa’s most majestic and vanishing animals, presents a series of epic panoramic landscapes. In this series of photographs he records the impact of man in East Africa where animals once roamed, but no longer do. In each location, life-sized panels of his own animal portraits are placed within a world of urban development, factories, wasteland, and quarries, and then re-photographed.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through August 31, Day Dreams; Paintings by Phyllis Rapp
*** Artist Reception Saturday, August 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Rapp’s paintings start with a base of colors, stamps, stencils in abstract application. Phyllis Rapp is a founder of the 22-year-old Upstairs Art Gallery. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Coastal Plein Air by Donna Schaffer. These landscapes and seascapes explore the environment where ocean meets the land.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Persimmons by Norm Worth

Arts Guild of Sonoma
July 3 through July 29, A Midsummer’s Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mixed work by members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma, highlighting artworks by four of the Guild’s newest members: Paul Ford, Paul Kirley, Peter Wolf, and Norm Worth.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Calabi Gallery
Through July 6, Don Martin
Don Martin (1931-1989) lived and worked in Mexico in the fifties, in Venice, CA, in part of the sixties, and finally on a farm near Santa Cruz for the remainder of his life. The places and times influenced his work, but his styles and choices of media were always personal, sometimes irreverent and sometimes deeply spiritual, sometimes spontaneous and sometimes painstakingly crafted. Also showing work by other masterful artists of the era including Paul Beattie, Karl Benjamin, Dorr Bothwell, Hans Burkhardt, Claire Falkenstein, Robert B. Howard, Ynez Johnston, Karl Kasten, Frank Lobdell, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Nathan Oliveira, Deborah Remington, Louis Siegriest, June Wayne, and others.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through August 4, Behind Peanuts: The Little Red-Haired Girl
Charlie Brown’s unrequited love, the Little Red-Haired Girl, was inspired by Donna Mae Johnson-Wold, the real-life first love of Charles M. Schulz. In this exhibition, learn the back story through original art, photographs, and personal interviews.

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

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

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through July 26, A Day in the Life: An Exhibition of Photography
A visual journey through the daily relationship of family, friends, community and the world we live in. Dynamic photos of our universal emotions and of humanities essential oneness. Through these passionate and spirited pictures we sense our place in the environment, the beauty of nature, love and truth.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through July 19, Compass
Guest artists are Jimmie Nord and Tamra Sanchez. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Terry Holleman, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Pamela Heck.

July 20 through September 20, Niche
*** Opening reception, Saturday, July 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Guest artists, Peter and Robin Crompton, and RJB. Featured resident artist, Jane Gardner. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

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

By Mylette Welch

Graton Gallery
July 2 through August 4, Blooming
*** Opening reception Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring paintings by Mylette Welch and felting work by Elia Murray. Guest artists are Jeanne Hennessy, Susan Barri, Carol Leonti, and Ron Sumner.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

 

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through July 20, Victoria Wagner — Mixed Media
Victoria Wagner’s radiant color-play communicates beyond the attractive geometric lines and shapes that first meet the eye. Harnessing the potential of wood, aluminum, and paint, her work is a deeper channeling – a visual expression of the cosmological and psychological interplays of the human, animal and environmental world. The result of this process is at once vibrant and restful, meditative and celebratory. Her latest paintings on panel, sometimes combined with the mediums of aluminium and walnut, are mysterious and profound in unexpected ways.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through July 14, Art of Wine with a Vintage Palette
The exhibition features artwork by various artists throughout Sonoma County, California, the U.S. and international.

July 20 through August 25, Clay & Glass
*** Opening Reception Saturday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Blurring the lines between craft and fine art, this juried exhibit brings focus to the endless possibilities of clay and glass as creative media. Artists combine ancient techniques and high tech knowledge.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery
Through July 21, Bounty
Bounty celebrates the abundance and beautiful vibe of Northern California. Landscapes, sculpture, jewelry, photography, painted glass dinnerware, and mixed media pieces are on view.
126 Matheson, Healdsburg
707-431-8861

By Jenny-Lynn Hall

IceHouse Gallery
July 1 through August 10, As Above, So Below
*** Opening Reception Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Jenny-Lynn Hall uses mixed plaster techniques to explore the dualism between the vastness of sky and earth. How is the universal expressed on Earth? In Zen all life, including the universal, is considered with objectivity and parity. This series also explores the tension of not knowing exactly what we are looking at. At this time when so many facts and images are manipulated this is particularly relevant.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 27, Into The Fold
Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through August 11, Kinetics: Art in Motion
Kinetic Art developed as an international movement in the early 20th Century by artists seeking ways to use real space, time, and movement, explore new technologies, and make social commentary. Kinetics: Art in Motion, curated by Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak, presents contemporary artists that continue these investigations, and whose works reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Featuring works by Catherine Daley, Laurent Davidson, Chris Eckert, Mark Galt, Nemo Gould, Ned Kahn, Jerome Kirk, Thérèse Lahaie, Sean Paul Lorentz, Mark Malmberg, Martin Munson, Moto Ohtake, Bruce Shapiro, and Camille Utterback.

History
Through September 15, Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription
Explore the long history of cannabis, is it the devil’s weed, a remarkable remedy, or just something to be enjoyed with friends like a glass of wine? Cannabis use generates strong, often divided opinions, but its story is undeniably significant. While cannabis has been part of human history for thousands of years, in the last 125 years it has gone from legal to illegal in California and back again.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through July 21, Abstractions
Abstractions – an exhibition of all-media art by Sonoma County Artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

By Wosene Worke Kosrof

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through August 25, My Favorite Things
New and Select Paintings by Wosene Worke Kosrof. Formally trained at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts, Kosrof completed a BFA with distinction in 1972. Then, as a Ford Foundation Talent Scholar, he was awarded an MFA in 1980 from Howard University in Washington, DC.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
July 6 through August 31, Walls
*** Opening reception Saturday, July 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Walls have their own meanings, metaphorical or actual, and as a presence now and in human history, the wall exists as barrier, as support, as well as perimeter of our inhabited space. National Exhibition Juried by Chester Arnold.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

By TSUCHIYA Masao

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Kappazuri: Art of the Stencil
Featuring work by different artists using the difficult stencil technique first developed for fabric dyeing. The Kappazuri technique was used for Bingata dyeing in Okinawa and popularized by the great advocate of Japanese folk crafts, Serizawa Keisuke. The stencil is made of layered kozo paper soaked in persimmon juice to make it sturdy for repeated use. Each artist has a different theme and style, but all exhibit the bold graphic qualities inherent in the medium. 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
July 10 through September 8, Summer Shows
*** Reception and 2nd Saturday Artwalk, Saturday, July 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Places & Things My Camera Has Seen, Photographs by Michael Riley; and People Met, Places Seen, Paintings by 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

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through July 28, Black & White and One Hint of Color
This international, juried exhibition presents artwork with predominance of black and white but with a tiny element of another color. Jurors are Rik Olson and Sally Briggs. Concurrent Exhibits: in Gallery II; The Nature of Trees by John Martin and Dan McGarrah. In Gallery III; Gone to the Dogs, by Nancy Winn.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Diana Majumdar

Sebastopol Gallery
Through July 27, Volery
Mixed-media works by artist Diana Majumdar who creates natural scenes featuring flights of birds. Ceramics by Chris Boyd are in the North window.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through August 1, Pastel, Charcoal and Graphite
*** Conversation with the Artists, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa Junior College older adult exhibit with pastel, charcoal and graphite, Mary Beth Sasso, Instructor.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

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

By Nick Brandt

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through September 8, Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust
Photographer Nick Brandt, famous for his portraits of Africa’s most majestic and vanishing animals, presents a series of epic panoramic landscapes. In this series of photographs he records the impact of man in East Africa where animals once roamed, but no longer do. In each location, life-sized panels of his own animal portraits are placed within a world of urban development, factories, wasteland, and quarries, and then re-photographed.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Willow Laland-Yielding

Upstairs Art Gallery
July 1 through July 28, Chilled Summer Whites
*** Artist Reception Saturday July 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Featured artist, Willow LaLand-Yeilding, presents her latest piece, “Chilled Summer Whites,” showing the cold condensation on a 4-foot square glass of white wine in the warm summer heat. Her 4-foot square duo, “Alexander Valley” and “Dry Creek Valley,” share the grape harvest in action and the liquid gold pouring from the wooden slats of the wine press. The Small Works Showcase features Plein Air Petites by Susan Greer. These petite Sonoma County landscapes capture the rhythmic quality of the natural world with expressive brushstrokes in oil, and simplified elegant forms.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Art at the Source 2019
*** Open Studios, two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2, and June 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
25th-annual self-guided open art studio tour of western Sonoma County. Free demonstrations. Preview work by all 109 participating artists at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
282 S. High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.artatthesource.org

 

 

 

Arts Guild of Sonoma
June 5 through July 1, Next Generation
*** Opening reception Saturday, June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.
This 3rd annual exhibition features four Up and Coming Sonoma County artists; Dirk Atkinson, Kaity Decker, Jordan Hayes, and Andrew Merriss.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

The Wish, by Kristen Throop.

Backstreet Studios
Through June, Kristen Throop: Graphic Works
*** Artist reception, Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The show’s focus is a series of flat and graphic paintings done in tempera.
Art Alley, SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa

 

Calabi Gallery
Through July 6, Don Martin
Don Martin (1931-1989) lived and worked in Mexico in the fifties, in Venice, CA, in part of the sixties, and finally on a farm near Santa Cruz for the remainder of his life. The places and times influenced his work, but his styles and choices of media were always personal, sometimes irreverent and sometimes deeply spiritual, sometimes spontaneous and sometimes painstakingly crafted. Also showing work by other masterful artists of the era including Paul Beattie, Karl Benjamin, Dorr Bothwell, Hans Burkhardt, Claire Falkenstein, Robert B. Howard, Ynez Johnston, Karl Kasten, Frank Lobdell, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Nathan Oliveira, Deborah Remington, Louis Siegriest, June Wayne, and others.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through August 4, Behind Peanuts: The Little Red-Haired Girl
Charlie Brown’s unrequited love, the Little Red-Haired Girl, was inspired by Donna Mae Johnson-Wold, the real-life first love of Charles M. Schulz. In this exhibition, learn the back story through original art, photographs, and personal interviews.

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

 

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

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
June 7 through July 19, A Day in the Life: An Exhibition of Photography
*** Opening Reception Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A visual journey through the daily relationship of family, friends, community and the world we live in. Dynamic photos of our universal emotions and of humanities essential oneness. Through these passionate and spirited pictures we sense our place in the environment, the beauty of nature, love and truth.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

By Jimmie Nord

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through July 19, Compass
Guest artists are Jimmie Nord and Tamra Sanchez. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Terry Holleman, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Pamela Heck.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through June 27, Art at the Source Community Showcase
*** Reception Friday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showing artwork by 45 Art at the Source artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

By Mary Vaughan

Gallery 300
Through July 1, New work by Mary Vaughan
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Tim Haworth

Graton Gallery
Through June 30, Being There –Art in the Moment
*** Artists Reception Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring work by Tim Haworth and Roy Raymond, with Guest Artists Barbara Jacobs, Robert Ingram, Robin Reiss & Linda Lee Boyd.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through July 20, Victoria Wagner – Mixed Media
Victoria Wagner’s radiant color-play communicates beyond the attractive geometric lines and shapes that first meet the eye. Harnessing the potential of wood, aluminum, and paint, her work is a deeper channeling – a visual expression of the cosmological and psychological interplays of the human, animal and environmental world. The result of this process is at once vibrant and restful, meditative and celebratory. Her latest paintings on panel, sometimes combined with the mediums of aluminium and walnut, are mysterious and profound in unexpected ways.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
June 8 through July 14, Art of Wine with a Vintage Palette
*** Opening Reception Saturday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition features artwork by various artists throughout Sonoma County, California, the U.S. and international.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery
June 8 through July 21, Bounty
*** Artist reception Saturday, June 8 from 4-8. Enjoy light refreshments and fiddle playing by Adam Hill. Bounty celebrates the abundance and beautiful vibe of Northern California. Landscapes, sculpture, jewelry, photography, painted glass dinnerware, and mixed media pieces are on view.
126 Matheson, Healdsburg
707-431-8861

IceHouse Gallery
Through June 14, Hiraeth
Hiraeth is an exhibition of extraordinary multi-media works by Diana Majumdar. HIRAETH (n.) homesickness, yearning, and longing. Nostalgia for a home you cannot return to, no longer exists, or maybe never was. Longing to be where your spirit lives.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 27, Into The Fold
Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through August 11, Kinetics: Art in Motion
Kinetic Art developed as an international movement in the early 20th Century by artists seeking ways to use real space, time, and movement, explore new technologies, and make social commentary. Kinetics: Art in Motion, curated by Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak, presents contemporary artists that continue these investigations, and whose works reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Featuring works by Catherine Daley, Laurent Davidson, Chris Eckert, Mark Galt, Nemo Gould, Ned Kahn, Jerome Kirk, Thérèse Lahaie, Sean Paul Lorentz, Mark Malmberg, Martin Munson, Moto Ohtake, Bruce Shapiro, and Camille Utterback.

History
June 16 through September 15, Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription
*** Opening reception Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Free for members and children 12 & under, General Admission $10.
Explore the long history of cannabis, is it the devil’s weed, a remarkable remedy, or just something to be enjoyed with friends like a glass of wine? Cannabis use generates strong, often divided opinions, but its story is undeniably significant. While cannabis has been part of human history for thousands of years, in the last 125 years it has gone from legal to illegal in California and back again.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through July 21, Abstractions
*** Artist Reception: Saturday, June 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Abstractions – an exhibition of all-media art by Sonoma County Artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 23, Beyond Sight: In Search of Meaning
The Photographs of Wynn Bullock. In the mid-1950s, Bullock’s artistry came into the public spotlight when Edward Steichen chose two of his photographs to include in the 1955 The Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Child in Forest became one of the exhibition’s most memorable images. By the end of that decade, his work was being featured in many exhibitions and publications worldwide.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
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 Grant Kreinberg

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through July 7, Late Spring Show
Grant Kreinberg is the featured artist in the current show.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

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

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through June 9, Art at the Source: Preview Exhibition
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) welcomes you to the 25th annual self-guided open studio tour of western Sonoma County. Travel the back roads and visit artists in their studios. Discover the abundance of artwork and creativity right here in our community.

June 21 through July 28, Black & White and One Hint of Color
*** Opening Reception Friday, June 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This international, juried exhibition presents artwork with predominance of black and white but with a tiny element of another color. Jurors are Rik Olson and Sally Briggs.
Concurrent Exhibits: in Gallery II; The Nature of Trees by John Martin and Dan McGarrah. In Gallery III; Gone to the Dogs, by Nancy Winn.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

By Diana Majumdar

Sebastopol Gallery
Through July, Volery
*** Artist reception Friday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mixed-media works by artist Diana Majumdar who creates natural scenes featuring flights of birds. Ceramics by Chris Boyd are in the North window.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
June 4 through August 1, Pastel, Charcoal and Graphite
*** Conversation with the Artists, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa Junior College older adult exhibit with pastel, charcoal and graphite, Mary Beth Sasso, Instructor.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

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 June 16, Sonoma Modern|Contemporary
Celebrating the remarkable artistic legacy of Sonoma County, the exhibition features historic, as well as contemporary artists who have lived and worked in Sonoma County. Works by Chester Arnold, Jane Baldwin, Fletcher Benton, David Best, Bernice Bing, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, Robert Hudson, Marc Katano, Nicole Katano, Mary McChesney, Robert McChesney, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Deborah Oropallo, Hassel Smith, Jack Stuppin, William T. Wiley, Franklin Williams, and Dennis Ziemeinski, among others, are included in this exhibition. Check their website for related programs and events.

By Nick Brandt

June 29 through September 8, Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Photographer Nick Brandt, famous for his portraits of Africa’s most majestic and vanishing animals, presents a series of epic panoramic landscapes. In this series of photographs he records the impact of man in East Africa where animals once roamed, but no longer do. In each location, life-sized panels of his own animal portraits are placed within a world of urban development, factories, wasteland, and quarries, and then re-photographed.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through June 30, Seeking Common Language
*** Artist Reception June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Cynthia Sumner brings together her love of ceramics and painting in a new collection of work. The exhibit features two mediums; a series of stacked sculptural forms in clay (“totems”) and oil paintings in cold wax medium. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Sonoma Gems: a Small Works Installation by Beverly Bird. Scenes from throughout Sonoma County featuring vineyards, ocean vistas, local sites, and forests. Iconic landscape views are depicted in colorful acrylic paints and textures.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
May 1 through June 2, Differing Views, Six Photographers, Six Perspectives
*** Opening reception Art Walk Thursday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the work of Janie Coltrin, Cathleen Francisco, Christine Gonzalves, Tim Konrad, Stephanie Moore, and Mark Zukowski.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Backstreet Studios
May 1 through May 31, The Language of Trees
*** Artist’s Reception May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Recent Works by Corrine Haverinen, the exhibit celebrates nature’s line work. To complement her solo show, Haverinen will host an artist talk with Q&A on May 11, and a poetry reading by renowned poets Gwynn O’Gara and Maya Khosla on May 18; both at 2 p.m. Woven subtly throughout the walls hung with Haverinen’s recent works will be a whimsical series of bird cut-outs created by Mary Vaughn, which extol the beauty of trees as a sanctuary to these creatures.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-206-5148
have-art.net

 

By Don Martin

Calabi Gallery
May 4 through July 6, Don Martin (1931-1989)
*** Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Don Martin lived and worked in Mexico in the fifties, in Venice, CA, in part of the sixties, and finally on a farm near Santa Cruz for the remainder of his life. The places and times influenced his work, but his styles and choices of media were always personal, sometimes irreverent and sometimes deeply spiritual, sometimes spontaneous and sometimes painstakingly crafted. Also showing work by other masterful artists of the era including Paul Beattie, Karl Benjamin, Dorr Bothwell, Hans Burkhardt, Claire Falkenstein, Robert B. Howard, Ynez Johnston, Karl Kasten, Frank Lobdell, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Nathan Oliveira, Deborah Remington, Louis Siegriest, June Wayne, and others.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through May 20, Without Words
From “Good grief!” to “AAUGH!” Charles M. Schulz developed a lexicon that has become synonymous with the Peanuts comic strip. Yet the cartoonist’s approach to communication went well beyond words. The new exhibition explores Schulz’s pantomime comics and the artful techniques Schulz employed when telling stories using illustration alone.

Through August 4, Behind Peanuts: The Little Red-Haired Girl
Charlie Brown’s unrequited love, the Little Red-Haired Girl, was inspired by Donna Mae Johnson-Wold, the real-life first love of Charles M. Schulz. In this exhibition, learn the back story through original art, photographs, and personal interviews.

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

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
May 3 through May 24, High School Art Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Friday May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A fine array of artwork from senior art students of Santa Rosa high schools, these works were chosen by art teachers at Montgomery, Santa Rosa, Elsie Allen and Ridgway High Schools.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 17, Pursuit
Guest artists for this exhibit are painter Ken Berman, and fine milliner Amy Smith. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Terry Holleman.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
May 3 through May, A Fire Story: A Graphic Memoir and Art at the Source Community Showcase
*** Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m., Book signing and art reception.
Local Author Brian Fies signs his new graphic novel A Fire Story: A Graphic Memoir,  sharing his own experiences, and those of the community, during and after the Tubbs Fire (and the other fires) of October 2017.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Gallery 300
Through May, New Beginnings
The Gallery re-opens after the Barlow flooding. Come visit.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through May 26, Round and Round We Go
Imaginative Mixed-Media Work by Marylu Downing, Hap Sakwa, and Susandra Spicer. Guest Artists Monica Lee Boutz, Janet Doto, Catarina Martinico, and Lorraine Stribling.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

by Victoria Wagner

Hammerfriar Gallery
May 18 through July 20, Victoria Wagner – Mixed Media
*** Opening Reception Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Victoria Wagner’s radiant color-play communicates beyond the attractive geometric lines and shapes that first meet the eye. Harnessing the potential of wood, aluminum, and paint, her work is a deeper channeling – a visual expression of the cosmological and psychological interplays of the human, animal and environmental world. The result of this process is at once vibrant and restful, meditative and celebratory. Her latest paintings on panel, sometimes combined with the mediums of aluminium and walnut, are mysterious and profound in unexpected ways.
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through June 2, Reflectivity – Artists on Climate Change
Artists reflect on and respond to mankind’s most urgent global issue, Climate Change. Their vision is our looking glass that clarifies this pressing condition with the hope of inspiring solutions.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

By Diana Majumdar

IceHouse Gallery
May 3 through June 14, Hiraeth
*** Opening reception, Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hiraeth is an exhibition of extraordinary multi-media works by Diana Majumdar. HIRAETH (n.) homesickness, yearning, and longing. Nostalgia for a home you cannot return to, no longer exists, or maybe never was. Longing to be where your spirit lives.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

La Crema Estate
Through May 31, Jill Keller Peters
Sonoma County artist, Jill Keller Peters creates artwork that uplifts the human spirit and emanates the vibrancy that she looks for in life. Her carefully selected hues present “an oasis of calm, a serene juxtaposition of color and balance” in her inspired geometric abstractions and impressionist scenes of nature.
La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard
2nd Floor Gallery
3575 Slusser Road, Windsor
www.lacrema.com/russian-river-estate/

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

Lauri Luck’s Pie Eyed Studio
*** Friday May 10, from 3 to 7 p.m., May 11 and 12, from 12 to 4 p.m. both days.
Pie Eyed Reunion Show & Farewell Party.
Celebrating 5 Years – 50 Shows – 80 Artists.
Look for the ART + PIE sign, and Turn at the Giant Yellow Duck!
2371 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
May 5 through August 11, Kinetics: Art in Motion
*** Opening Reception Saturday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Members Free; Non-Members, $10 general, $7 seniors/students/disabled
Kinetic Art developed as an international movement in the early 20th Century by artists seeking ways to use real space, time, and movement, explore new technologies, and make social commentary. Kinetics: Art in Motion, curated by Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak, presents contemporary artists that continue these investigations, and whose works reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Featuring works by Catherine Daley, Laurent Davidson, Chris Eckert, Mark Galt, Nemo Gould, Ned Kahn, Jerome Kirk, Thérèse Lahaie, Sean Paul Lorentz, Mark Malmberg, Martin Munson, Moto Ohtake, Bruce Shapiro, and Camille Utterback.

History
Through June 2, Pacific World: The History that Binds Us to the Sea
Featuring a collection of Ming Chinese porcelain traded across the ocean, art and objects of Oceania, and artifacts related to the Sonoma Coast, the exhibition traces the influences of the Pacific World on the history of Sonoma County and the North Bay Area. Learn how present day Sonoma County became a point of convergence; where the currents carried items of trade and brought immigrants, laborers, temporary visitors, and permanent settlers. The Pacific World exhibition also features a collection of antique maps of Asia and the Pacific, objects from nineteenth-century shipwrecks, as well as a children’s gallery with an interactive game and ship model.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

By Saroj Heron

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through May 26, Garden of Dreams
Featuring works by Sonoma County artists, Juried by Teri Sloat.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through May, Beyond Sight: In Search of Meaning
The Photographs of Wynn Bullock. In the mid-1950s, Bullock’s artistry came into the public spotlight when Edward Steichen chose two of his photographs to include in the 1955 The Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Child in Forest became one of the exhibition’s most memorable images. By the end of that decade, his work was being featured in many exhibitions and publications worldwide.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
Through May 27, The Inside Face of Outsider Art: New Perspectives from the North Bay
This exhibit features artwork and performances by many of the 100+ clients of Alchemia in Petaluma, Cedars of Marin, and Marin Ventures. These three North Bay studios exclusively represent artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These bold artistic voices express a vision of the world in a variety of artistic mediums.
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 Dan Kabanuck

Riverfront Art Gallery
May 8 through July 7, Late Spring Show – Dan Kabanuck
*** Opening reception Saturday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The featured artist is Dan Kabanuck showing his photography in the gallery.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
May 2 through May 16, Student Show, 2019
*** Opening Reception Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through May 12, Favorite Things
Artwork by people of all ages that represents a favorite thing.

May 16 through June 9, Art at the Source: Preview Exhibition
*** Opening Reception Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) welcomes you to the 25th annual self-guided open studio tour of western Sonoma County. Travel the back roads and visit artists in their studios. Discover the abundance of artwork and creativity right here in our community.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through May 25, The Understory
Painter Lucy Martin Reveals “The Understory” in new paintings that focus on the forest floor. Her gouache and watercolor paintings bring together mushrooms, lichens, and plants in compositions that, though meticulously detailed, also create a sense of mystery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through May 31, Free Ice Cream!
*** Reception and Conversation with the Artists on May 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Students of Sara Pringle’s art classes at Laguna High School will be exhibiting multi-media work, and YES, free ice cream provided by Screamin’ Mimi’s will be celebrating the show.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through May 18, BFA Exhibition 2019
This annual exhibition features the work of eight students in the Art Department who are graduating next month with their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), an advanced degree requiring an additional year of focused study in their chosen medium.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Wally Hedrick, Fred’s TV

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through June 16, Sonoma Modern|Contemporary
Celebrating the remarkable artistic legacy of Sonoma County, the exhibition features historic, as well as contemporary artists who have lived and worked in Sonoma County. Works by Chester Arnold, Jane Baldwin, Fletcher Benton, David Best, Bernice Bing, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, Robert Hudson, Marc Katano, Nicole Katano, Mary McChesney, Robert McChesney, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Deborah Oropallo, Hassel Smith, Jack Stuppin, William T. Wiley, Franklin Williams, and Dennis Ziemeinski, among others, are included in this exhibition. Check their website for related programs and events.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through May 26, Brush with Nature
*** Artist Reception May 18, from 2 to 6 p.m.
The May Featured Artist, Ron Sumner, presents “Brush with Nature,” an exhibit of watercolors featuring wildlife. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features “Stoplight: a Small Works Installation” by Laura Roney. Fruits; apples, tomatoes, pears, star in her 12” x 12” still-lifes in oil.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

33 Arts
Santa Rosa Out There Exposition – 2019
*** Saturday April 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission.
On April 13 the Santa Rosa creative community comes together for the second year to revel in the arts, music, eats and drinks, local crafts, and subcultures that make Santa Rosa so “Out there. In the middle of everything”. Along with an incredible line-up of entertainment you’ll be surrounded by many of SR’s most amazing artists, truckloads of fine foods, and an assortment of your favorite local libations. Check the website for entertainment line-up, and directions.
3840 Finley Ave., Santa Rosa
OutThereSR.com/expo

Arts Guild of Sonoma
April 3 through April 29, Small But Grand!
*** Opening Reception Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
An Annual Exhibition of Student Art, supported by a grant from the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation. In Conjunction with Valley of Talent at the Sonoma Community Center, on view is work by Sonoma Valley Middle School and High School students.
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 May 20, Without Words
From “Good grief!” to “AAUGH!” Charles M. Schulz developed a lexicon that has become synonymous with the Peanuts comic strip. Yet the cartoonist’s approach to communication went well beyond words. The new exhibition explores Schulz’s pantomime comics and the artful techniques Schulz employed when telling stories using illustration alone.

Through August 4, Behind Peanuts: The Little Red-Haired Girl
Charlie Brown’s unrequited love, the Little Red-Haired Girl, was inspired by Donna Mae Johnson-Wold, the real-life first love of Charles M. Schulz. In this exhibition, learn the back story through original art, photographs, and personal interviews.

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

Chroma Gallery / Santa Rosa Arts Center
April 4 through April 28, Santa Rosa Arts Center Members Show
*** Artist Reception Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
All ages. Live music.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
www.chromagallery.net

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 17, Pursuit
Guest artists for this exhibit are painter Ken Berman, and fine milliner Amy Smith. Resident artists are Ralph Broussard, Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Terry Holleman.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
April 5 through April, Empty Bowls
*** First Friday reception, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Empty Bowls art exhibit with featured local artists presenting bowls in a variety of media. Highlighting the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Ethereal, by Nature exhibit at My Daughter the Framer, featuring Damon Davies, together with Donna Main. Booksigning by local author Chantel Lucier: Something New Every Day.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

A New Day, by Jen Hirshfield

Gallery 300
Through April, New Beginnings
The Gallery to re-open on April 12, after the Barlow flooding. Come visit.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

By MaryLu Downing

Graton Gallery
Through April 21, Roshambo
Juried group show featuring works of and on paper, made with scissors, or stone or stoneware.

April 23 through May 26, Round and Round We Go
*** Artists Reception Saturday, April 27, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Imaginative Mixed-Media Work by Marylu Downing, Hap Sakwa, and Susandra Spicer. Guest Artists Monica Lee Boutz, Janet Doto, Catarina Martinico, and Lorraine Stribling.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

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

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through April 14, Animalia
*** Closing tea, April 14, 2 to 4 p.m., an opportunity for public and artists alike to discuss animals and art techniques. The word “Animalia” evokes images of all animals; birds, bugs, reptiles, furry friends and pets, fish and fowl. It brings to mind all the wild and wonderful ways that “Animalia” have been an integral and essential part our human experience.

April 20 through June 2, Reflectivity – Artists on Climate Change
*** Opening Reception Saturday, April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Artists reflect on and respond to mankind’s most urgent global issue, Climate Change. Their vision is our looking glass that clarifies this pressing condition with the hope of inspiring solutions.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery
Through April 13, Kindred Spirits
Artworks by Christine Shields and Jude Mooney.
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

 

 

 

 

La Crema Estate
Through May 31, Jill Keller Peters
*** Artist Reception Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sonoma County artist, Jill Keller Peters creates artwork that uplifts the human spirit and emanates the vibrancy that she looks for in life. Her carefully selected hues present “an oasis of calm, a serene juxtaposition of color and balance” in her inspired geometric abstractions and impressionist scenes of nature.
La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard
2nd Floor Gallery
3575 Slusser Road, Windsor
www.lacrema.com/russian-river-estate/

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 29, California’s Wild Gold
Mixed-media tapestries by Faith Rumm. These large collaged tapestries are a joyful celebration of the abundance of life and biodiversity found in California.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

By Evri Kwong

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through April 20, See Something, Say Something
The exhibition considers a common warning announcement often seen at bus depots, train stations and airports. The warning, “See Something, Say Something,” encourages citizens to stay alert and speak up if they notice something amiss. While the phrase originated to convey the threat posed by terrorism after the 9/11 attacks, in this exhibition the meaning of the phrase “see something, say something,” is expanded to encourage individuals to call out additional threats to society, such racism, sexism, economic disparity, and climate change. The three artists in the exhibition; David Huffman, Evri Kwong, and Linda Vallejo, are observant and expressive. Through their work, they identify and name various threats, and approach social issues with intelligence, sincerity, and wit.

History
Through June 2, Pacific World: The History that Binds Us to the Sea
*** Opening Reception Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featuring a collection of Ming Chinese porcelain traded across the ocean, art and objects of Oceania, and artifacts related to the Sonoma Coast, the exhibition traces the influences of the Pacific World on the history of Sonoma County and the North Bay Area. Learn how present day Sonoma County became a point of convergence; where the currents carried items of trade and brought immigrants, laborers, temporary visitors, and permanent settlers. The Pacific World exhibition also features a collection of antique maps of Asia and the Pacific, objects from nineteenth-century shipwrecks, as well as a children’s gallery with an interactive game and ship model.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through April 7, Wilder Bentley the Younger: A Retrospective
Wilder Mayo Bentley II passed away on October 11, 2018. A true renaissance man, he was talented in multiple art forms. This exhibition will feature a variety of his paintings, printmaking, poetry, stained glass, handmade books, calligraphy and brass jewelry.

April 12 through May 26, Garden of Dreams
*** Opening reception Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Juried by Teri Sloat.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Wynn Bullock, Child in Forest

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through May, Beyond Sight: In Search of Meaning
*** Opening Reception Friday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Photographs of Wynn Bullock. In the mid-1950s, Bullock’s artistry came into the public spotlight when Edward Steichen chose two of his photographs to include in the 1955 The Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Child in Forest became one of the exhibition’s most memorable images. By the end of that decade, his work was being featured in many exhibitions and publications worldwide.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
www.paulmahdergallery.com

Petaluma Arts Center
April 13 through May 27, The Inside Face of Outsider Art: New Perspectives from the North Bay
*** Opening reception Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m.
This exhibit features artwork and performances by many of the 100+ clients of Alchemia in Petaluma, Cedars of Marin, and Marin Ventures. These three North Bay studios exclusively represent artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These bold artistic voices express a vision of the world in a variety of artistic mediums.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Hara Yoko

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through April, Up a Tree
The exhibition features work in various media by thirty different artists—all of which include trees. It is a joyous celebration appropriate for the start of spring, when new leaves beckon us to savor Nature. 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 5, Early Spring Show
*** Art Walk reception, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
On view: Words & Women by Christine Kierstead; and Wild/Free by Isabelle Truchon, paintings of semi-wild horses that roam in the Camargue region of France.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through April 11, Parallels
Artists; Holly Downing, Claire Keith, Deborah Kirklin, Stephanie Peek, Gillian Pederson-Krag, and Robert Poplack.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
April 5 through May 12, Favorite Things
*** Opening Reception Friday, April 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Artwork by people of all ages that represents a favorite thing.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Lucy Martin

Sebastopol Gallery
Through May 25, The Understory
*** Artist Reception Saturday, April 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Painter Lucy Martin Reveals “The Understory” in new paintings that focus on the forest floor. Her gouache and watercolor paintings bring together mushrooms, lichens, and plants in compositions that, though meticulously detailed, also create a sense of mystery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Bazil Dean

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
Through April 19, La Primavera – A Burst of Spring by Bazil Dean
*** A Conversation with the Artist on April 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
An exhibit of watercolor paintings of birds by California native and artist, Bazil Dean.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-823-7691

 

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 21, Juried Student Exhibition 2019
Annual Juried Student Exhibition featuring over 35 works of art selected by two jurors who are from the professional art world. This year the jurors are Susie Kantor, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and Taravat Talepasand, Department Chair of Painting, San Francisco Art Institute.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 7, Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang
Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang brings the recent work of these two masters of Bay Area clay, focusing on their explorations of the cultural exchange between China and the West.

Also on view is Portals: A Space for Color by Phillip K. Smith III
American light artist Phillip K. Smith III, noted for large-scale installations, has installed three Portals in the Museum. Each artwork investigates the relationship between light, form, surface, and perception.

Through April 7, Art Rewards The Student
Light | Space | Clay: Portals to Creative Explorations showcases work by Sonoma’s fourth and fifth grade students, exploring concepts of form, space, color, and change inspired by SVMA’s current exhibitions. Free Family A.R.T.S. Day; Saturday, April 7.

Jack Stuppin

April 20 through June 16, Sonoma Modern|Contemporary
*** Opening Reception Sunday, April 28 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Members Free | General Public $10
Celebrating the remarkable artistic legacy of Sonoma County, the exhibition features historic, as well as contemporary artists who have lived and worked in Sonoma County. Works by Chester Arnold, Jane Baldwin, Fletcher Benton, David Best, Bernice Bing, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, Robert Hudson, Marc Katano, Nicole Katano, Mary McChesney, Robert McChesney, Frances McCormack, Bob Nugent, Deborah Oropallo, Hassel Smith, Jack Stuppin, William T. Wiley, Franklin Williams, and Dennis Ziemeinski, among others, are included in this exhibition.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

The Art Wall at Shige Sushi
Note
: The owners of Shige Sushi have decided to permanently close the cotati location in order to concentrate on a new restaurant they’ve opened in Sonoma.

*** Join Colin Monday, April 8, 6 to 9 p.m. for a Final Art Wall Fling.
Colin Talcroft Selections from the Museum Shadows Series, abstract photographs by artist Colin Talcroft, an ongoing series of shadow photographs begun in 2012 captured in museums and galleries around the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe.
8235 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati
707-795-9753
http://ctalcroft.wix.com/artwallatshige/

Carolyn Wilson

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through April 21, African Adventures: Carolyn Wilson
*** Artist Reception Saturday, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
African Adventures is a new series of mixed media collage paintings by Wilson. Her paintings highlight her animal encounters, especially with her favorites, the elephants. The Small Works Showcase exhibit features works by Cynthia Jackson-Hein. Jackson-Hein’s oil paintings give the viewer a real feeling of the place, often a barn or beautiful country setting.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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