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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

By John Lee Reed

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Jerry Dodrill

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through January 5, Spiritual Landscapes
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place.
Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Judy O’Shea

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

Laura Roney, The Long Run.

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

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Jill Keller Peters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donna Larsen

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

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

 

 

C.K.Itamura

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

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

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

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

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

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through January 5, Spiritual Landscapes
*** Artists Reception Saturday, December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

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

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

 

 

 

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

Kalia Klliban in workshop

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

 

 

Lyn Dillin

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.
Due to the recent fires in the area please check with the venues for possible re-scheduled events.

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

Untitled by Frank Lobdell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

By Sally Baker

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

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

 

Nakasone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

By Bruce Johnson

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on View, Spiritual Landscapes
Featured are mixed-media paintings by Chiyomi Longo, intaglio prints by Seiko Tachibana and Yoko Hara, plus sculpture by Bruce Johnson. Spiritual Landscapes highlights nonrepresentational works which have a calm and quiet sense of place. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

Lance Kuehne

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Linda Barretta

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

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

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

Marion Grant

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Linda Dove Pierson

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

 

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

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

Jerome Kirk

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kathryn St. Clair

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Chris Cheek

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Jason Sanovich

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

by Stacey Schuett.

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

Bernice Bing

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

 

 

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

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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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