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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Many galleries, art centers, and museums have opened to in-person visits. Please check with the venues for current status of protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

by Mark Zukowski

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through May 31, Celebrating Art and Expression!
BJ Bec, Katerina Capetanos, Kirk Economos, Irene Ehret, Zaza Fetterly, Paul Ford, Peggy Francis, Laura Lee Fritz, Christine Gonzalves, Howard Hardie, Kirk Hinshaw, Nancy Martin, Marty Munson, Pat Meier Johnson, Helen Mehl, Julia Pozsgai, Lyn Swan, Jennifer Whitfield, Norm Worth, and Mark Zukowski.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Nocturne #2 by Hassel Smith

Calabi Gallery
Through May 28, Bay Area Figurative Expressionism of the 20th Century
The exhibition is an exploration of modernistic figurative art in the era of Abstract Expressionism. Forms are often extremely abstracted, yet clearly alluding to the human figure, animals, objects, or places. The intent is often to depict a feeling or an idea rather than the representation of physical reality.
May 29 through July 31, Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
Group show of artists portraying diverse responses to environmental issues. Related programs and events will take place during the exhibition.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
The Museum is now open to visitors.
Current Online Exhibition: Hidden Treasures: Unseen Originals from the Collection
Peek into the pillars of Peanuts through more than 65 original comic strips by Charles M. Schulz. View Schulz’s pen strokes, margin notes, and other fine details. Listen to behind-the-scenes commentary from Jean Schulz (wife of Charles M. Schulz); Benjamin L. Clark (Museum Curator); and Alexis Fajardo (Editorial Director) and Justin Thompson (Senior Artist) from Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates.

Through September 12, 2021, Lucy! Fussbudget to Feminist
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs and the gallery are closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
May 7 through June 26, Art at the Source
Preview Exhibition for 2021 Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

By Sally Baker

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through May 31, Transparency Matters
In the past year and a half, painter, Sally Baker, has been exploring the effects of light through transparent objects. Observing refraction through glass has been an exciting challenge.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

 

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

Graton Gallery
Through May 23, Point-CounterPoint
Featuring Partner Artists, Sally Baker and Rik Olson, with Guests Artists, Harry Frank, Nancy Ricciardi, Edward Thompson, and Maggie Valenquela. Also on view; Sebastopol Art Center Open Studio Artists Collaborative Show!
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

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

By Melinda Cootsona

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
May 1 through June 13, Unprecedented
2020 was an unprecedented year worldwide marked by a pandemic, as well as cultural, political and racial divisions. See how these rapid changing events have influenced some of our local artists.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

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

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

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

History
May 1, Ongoing, The Portal Service
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Rasmussen, Anna Wiziarde, and Julian Billotte opened the first known Portal in Courthouse Square; a gilded mailbox, for letters to the past or future. A small sample of these letters is viewable in this exhibit. Towards the end of the project, the Portal Service was astonished to receive a cease and desist from the United States Postal Service. It was for infringement on USPS intellectual property, i.e.: the similarity of the name and the shape of the iconic collection box.

May 1, Ongoing, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Measure of Sonoma County’s Past
Does size matter? When you are making history it does! From agriculture, to transportation, to architecture, big stuff has big things to say about history. From giant tools, to a massive winery door, to a long Russian River canoe, to a surrey with a fringe on top; take a journey through the world of BIG THINGS and the stories they have to tell about Sonoma County.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

By Beth Anderson

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through May 29, Keep On Truckin’
All-media juried exhibit centered on a theme that depicts perseverance amidst challenge and adversity. Sonoma County artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

By Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 13, Cut, Snipped, Torn and Pasted
Envelope Collage by Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee. With a lifelong love, and respect for castoff materials, Lisa is inspired by this common throwaway: the Envelope. Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through May 15, 2021, Pianos of Petaluma
On view are over two-dozen street pianos collected together for the first time at PAC! Also showing; Members Exhibition! and Celebrating Family.
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 Anne Monk

Riverfront Art Gallery
May 6 through July 5, Tuesday’s In the Garden
Three artists, Christine Church, Bev Haley, and Anne Monk, who regularly paint together, are featured in this show and represent considerable diversity and style.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
May 6 through June 26, Just Flowers: Rebirth through Art
*** Opening reception Friday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Flowers are a visual renewal of life. Their beauty testifies to the rebirth of nature after the dark days of winter.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Step Into Spring: Tobin / Shaffer / Gustavson / Pisapia
This on-line exhibition features playful and more serious sculptures that will help you enjoy the new season in your home and garden even more! Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through May 9, Favorite Things: Trees
All work that was submitted is featured in the online gallery as we celebrate the fascinating subject of trees.

May 22 through June 13, Art at the Source
*** Opening reception, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Preview Exhibition for 2021 Open Studios.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

By Emily McCauley

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through May 23, BFA Exhibition 2021, Opens online
BFA Exhibition 2021 features the works of this year’s students who are graduating with their BFA degrees. One of the highlights of the University Art Gallery’s annual program is the presentation of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition, which is a culminating capstone and high point in the BFA students’ studies in the Art & Art History Department at SSU.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Extended through May 30, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.

By Catherine Daley

May 4 through October 19, A Delicate Balance
Public Art Exhibition in Sonoma Plaza.
The exhibition features sculptures by four outstanding artists from diverse backgrounds—Bruce Beasley, Catherine Daley, Peter Hassen, and Jun Kaneko. The eight large-scale public sculptures will be installed in the Sonoma Plaza and viewed by local residents as well as thousands of visitors. Comprised of abstract and representational sculptures in metal, granite, and plexiglass, the work explores the balance between nature and technology, fragile and solid, humankind and science. Viewers are also reminded of the delicate balance of life, as we consider how our world has changed over the past year.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

By Beverly Bird

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through May 30, Places From The Heart
Artist, Beverly Bird, presents a collection of paintings depicting the artist’s favorite locales around the globe. No ticket needed for this trip to France, the Caribbean and West Coast highlights. Cityscapes and local denizens help the viewer savor the unique character of these places. Meet the Artist: Beverly Bird will host the gallery May 15 and May 29.
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Karen Miller’s Brighter Days, a collection of small pastel paintings marking spring and renewal. Responding to sunshine and wildflowers, the artist searched for mustard vistas and signs of spring to capture in pastel.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

I am really happy to say that many galleries, art centers, and museums have opened to in-person visits. Please check with the venues for current status of protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
April 1 through April 26, The Many Color of Us
Special exhibit of students’ art.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, Recent Work by Gallery Artists
The new online exhibition showcases our roster of artists. Open to in-person visits by appointment. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
The Museum is now open to visitors.
Current Online Exhibition: Hidden Treasures: Unseen Originals from the Collection
Peek into the pillars of Peanuts through more than 65 original comic strips by Charles M. Schulz. View Schulz’s pen strokes, margin notes, and other fine details. Listen to behind-the-scenes commentary from Jean Schulz (wife of Charles M. Schulz); Benjamin L. Clark (Museum Curator); and Alexis Fajardo (Editorial Director) and Justin Thompson (Senior Artist) from Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates.

Through September 12, 2021, Lucy! Fussbudget to Feminist
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs and the gallery are closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

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

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through April 30, A Splash of Color
Paintings by Paula Strother, who says, “Having more time on my hands, thanks to the pandemic, I have been painting more than usual in my studio. These latest pieces are my most colorful and I think reflect a growing promise of a brighter and more hopeful future.”
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

Gallery 300
Through end of April, Bishop, Hirshfield, Snow, Salazar, and Beernsten
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through April 11, Guest Artist Show
Featuring Guest Artists; Marylu Downing, Susan Proehl, Connie Robeson, Ceylon Crow, and Damon Davies.
Also showing, Hither and Yon
On view are works by gallery partners, Sandra Rubin and Bruce Hopkins; as well as works by artists from the Sebastopol Center of the Arts open studios events. The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

April 16 through May 17, TBA
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 11, Local Talent – Celebrating Cultural Heritage
Showcasing how an artist’s background or culture appears in their art-making. Juror: Evri Kwong.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 30, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com. Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
The contemporary art gallery is now open to the public on weekends. While the Post Office galleries are currently closed for installation, we look forward to opening our full campus in May.
Limited Hours Contemporary Art Gallery Only:
Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm.
Post Office Galleries and Sculpture Garden to Reopen in May.
Art
Through October 31, 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years
Curated by Jeff Nathanson, on the occasion of the Museum’s thirty-fifth anniversary, the exhibition presents a sampling of artworks from the Museums art collection. Over the years, the MSC collection has grown to include artworks ranging from works on paper, to photographs, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts, spanning over a century of art-making, from the 19th to the 21st Century. With this in mind, the artworks selected for 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years explore a broad range of media and styles. Of particular interest are themes that are recurring in MSC’s collecting practices, such as landscape and the environment, social commentary, mixed media experimentation, and abstraction.

History
Mezzanine Gallery
Ongoing exhibitions; Santa Rosa History and Recent Acquisitions
Explore Santa Rosa’s rich history through objects from our permanent collection. Exhibits include objects from Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown, images following the 1906 earthquake, and more.
Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibitions.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
April 3 through April 11, Salmon Creek School Art Exhibit
The students of Salmon Creek School display their latest works.

April 17 through May 29, Keep On Truckin’
All-media juried exhibit centered on a theme that depicts perseverance amidst challenge and adversity. Sonoma County artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through April 17, Lawrence Gipe, New Paintings
The Great Fog and Other London Pictures by Lawrence Gipe.

April 24 through June 13, Cut, Snipped, Torn and Pasted
Opening Reception Saturday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Envelope Collage by Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee. With a lifelong love, and respect for castoff materials, Lisa is inspired by this common throwaway: the Envelope. Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Opening April 1, Pianos of Petaluma
On view are over two-dozen street pianos collected together for the first time at PAC! Also showing; Members Exhibition! and Celebrating Family.
Beginning April 2nd, PAC will be open Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 to 4 p.m.
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 Katie Kruzic

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through May 3, My Piece of Eden
The Early Spring show features painter Katie Kruzic. Her paintings are of scenes in Marin and Sonoma counties, where she is an avid hiker. She hikes with camera in hand and takes photos of things she might paint in the future.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through April 30, 4th Annual Members Show
Online and in the SRAC Gallery. Members are the Center’s heartbeat. This exhibit showcases art created exclusively by Santa Rosa Arts Center members.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

 

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Step Into Spring: Tobin / Shaffer / Gustavson / Pisapia
This on-line exhibition features playful and more serious sculptures that will help you enjoy the new season in your home and garden even more! Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
April 3 through May 9, Favorite Things: Trees
Opening Reception, Saturday April 3, at 4 p.m. via Zoom.
This art opportunity is for everyone between 1 and 101+. All work that was submitted is featured in the online gallery as we celebrate the fascinating subject of trees. Drawing, collage, painting, photography, sculpture and more.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 18, ART@CSU
Reaching across the entire state, this exhibition brings together a selection of work by the talented art faculty of the California State University system.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

 

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
SVMA opens to the general public on
April 1.
Extended through May 30, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
Temporary Hours are Wed-Sun, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE through April 30.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through April 25, Drawn To Nature
Sonoma County artist, Ron Sumner, presents a collection of watercolor paintings celebrating the diverse character and nature of birds. Sumner is fascinated by animal subjects and relishes the challenge of capturing the unique character and personality of each animal, whether wild or domestic. Carefully studying the bone structure, coloration, texture of fur or feathers, he produces works that bring life to the subject.
Guest Artist: Cynthia Jackson-Hein, an alumna of the Upstairs Art Gallery presents a collection of recent works. Her exuberant oil paintings express how fortunate she feels to live in such a beautiful location where she can isolate and immerse herself in creating art.
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Linda Barretta’s Stories, a collection of small oil paintings, each with its own special story.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through March 28, Artist Member Show and Jewelry Invitational
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, Recent Work by Gallery Artists
The new online exhibition showcases our roster of artists. Open to in-person visits by appointment. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Current online exhibition, 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide. Other virtual exhibitions are available on website.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through March 2021, Heartfelt
Over 3 dozen local artists offer work in the themes of love, tenderness, and devotion. At the same time Corricks is highlighting the work of long-time Gallery member James Reynolds, and new-comer Luba Stolper.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

By Paula Strother

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through April 30, A Splash of Color
Paintings by Paula Strother, who says, “Having more time on my hands, thanks to the pandemic, I have been painting more than usual in my studio. These latest pieces are my most colorful and I think reflect a growing promise of a brighter and more hopeful future.”
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

 

 

By Todd Barricklow

Gallery 300
Through March 26, Finding Beauty in a Strange Time
Works by Todd Barricklow and Lisa Beerntsen.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

Graton Gallery
Through March 31, Virtual Show #2
Online show of work by Graton Gallery Partners featuring artworks by Sally Baker, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, and Mylette Welch.

By Sandra Rubin

March 6 through April 11, 2021, Guest Artist Show
Featuring Guest Artists; Marylu Downing, Susan Proehl, Connie Robeson, Ceylon Crow, and Damon Davies.

Also showing, Hither and Yon
On view are works by gallery partners, Sandra Rubin and Bruce Hopkins; as well as works by artists from the Sebastopol Center of the Arts open studios events. The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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 11, Local Talent – Celebrating Cultural Heritage
Showcasing how an artist’s background or culture appears in their art-making. Juror: Evri Kwong.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

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

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 30, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com.
Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.
Art
Through March 2021. Two exhibitions will be presented in virtual form, with the ability to be viewed in-person when the Museum is permitted to reopen.

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

2020 Artistry in Wood
For over thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present an annual, juried showcase of fine regional woodwork. During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum continues the legacy of this long-running exhibition by presenting Artistry in Wood in slightly different form. This year’s exhibition combines new and previously completed works in a unique survey of fine woodwork from our region.

Window Gallery & Art Downtown
Enjoy works from artists featured in Open & Out, funded by Creative Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Committee which installed over 20 pieces in Downtown Santa Rosa during the summer of 2020, including those from artists featured in the window gallery. Many installations are still visible along 4th Street and around Old Courthouse Square.

History
Mezzanine Gallery
Ongoing exhibitions; Santa Rosa History and Recent Acquisitions
Explore Santa Rosa’s rich history through objects from our permanent collection. Exhibits include objects from Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown, images following the 1906 earthquake, and more. Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibitions.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
March 6 through March 27, Figure Drawing Exhibit
Invitational exhibition showing work from the Thursday Night Figure Drawing class. Founded by Bill Wheeler, this class continues in his honor and is coordinated by a dedicated group of local artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through March, Lawrence Gipe; New Paintings
The Great Fog and Other London Pictures by Lawrence Gipe. Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Members Exhibition! view online.
Curated by Mary Fassbinder.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Year of the Ox
It’s a New Year, and new art on view to help you put hope on the top of your to-do list for this year. And who knows what the Year of the Ox will bring? 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 Katie Kruzic

Riverfront Art Gallery
March 12 through May 3, My Piece of Eden
The Early Spring show features painter Katie Kruzic. Her paintings are of scenes in Marin and Sonoma counties, where she is an avid hiker. She hikes with camera in hand and takes photos of things she might paint in the future.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
March 5 through April 30, 4th Annual Members Show
Online and in the SRAC Gallery. Members are the Center’s heartbeat. This exhibit showcases art created exclusively by Santa Rosa Arts Center members.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

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

By Spencer Brewer

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through March 28, The ART of Recycling
The selected work showcases art crafted from cast-off, discarded and re-purposed materials. This is a true celebration of artistic ingenuity and imagination and the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. Available to view online.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through March 28, Second Nature: Landscape Paintings
On view are Paintings by James Reynolds.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Continues through March 14, Contemporary Murals of Sonoma County

March 1 to March 14, Art from the Heart
The 37th annual Art from the Heart benefit is a virtual auction this year. View and bid on your favorite artworks anytime March 1 to March 14. The link to the auction can be found on the art gallery’s website.

March 15 through April 18, ART@CSU
Reaching across the entire state, this exhibition brings together a selection of work by the talented art faculty of the California State University system.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Extended through May 30, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Sally Cataldo

Upstairs Art Gallery
March 1 through March 28, Variations on A Theme
Artist, Sally Cataldo, presents a collection of water-media works created through allowing the artistic process to play out to achieve the ultimate expression. Drawing inspiration from various sources; still life, landscape, figure, or abstraction, Cataldo allows the art to speak and then wield its magic. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Carolyn Wilson’s new small collage works, a collection that explores the natural world and landscapes, real and imagined. Many new works have a 3-D sculptural surface texture created with torn and repurposed papers.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

NOTE: As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
February 3 through March 28, Artist Member Show and Jewelry Invitational
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, Recent Work by Gallery Artists
The new online exhibition showcases our roster of artists. Open to in-person visits by appointment. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Current online exhibition; 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

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

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through February 28, Season of Color
The Narrative Art of Teri Sloat.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

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

Graton Gallery
Through March 31, Virtual Show #1
Online show of work by Graton Gallery Partners featuring artworks by Sally Baker, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, and Mylette Welch.

Through February 28, Emergence
Guest Artists Show 5 featuring work of gallery partners Tim Haworth, Mylette Welch and guests. The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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 February 21, Inspiration and Connection
The 2021 Annual Members Exhibit!
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 30, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com.
Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19.
Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.

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

2020 Artistry in Wood
For over thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present an annual, juried showcase of fine regional woodwork. During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum continues the legacy of this long-running exhibition by presenting Artistry in Wood in slightly different form. This year’s exhibition combines new and previously completed works in a unique survey of fine woodwork from our region.

Window Gallery & Art Downtown
Enjoy works from artists featured in Open & Out, funded by Creative Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Committee which installed over 20 pieces in Downtown Santa Rosa during the summer of 2020, including those from artists featured in the window gallery. Many installations are still visible along 4th Street and around Old Courthouse Square.

History
Mezzanine Gallery
Ongoing exhibitions; Santa Rosa History and Recent Acquisitions
Explore Santa Rosa’s rich history through objects from our permanent collection. Exhibits include objects from Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown, images following the 1906 earthquake, and more. Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibitions.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through February 27, Watercolors Exhibition
Showing work by Sonoma County artists.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through March, Lawrence Gipe; New Paintings
The Great Fog and Other London Pictures by Lawrence Gipe.
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Members Exhibition! view online.
Curated by Mary Fassbinder.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

By Kawase, Clearing After Snowfall.

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Year of the Ox
It’s a New Year, and new art on view to help you put hope on the top of your to-do list for this year. And who knows what the Year of the Ox will bring? 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
Through March 3, Winter Show
Featuring two artists; Dan Kabanuck is showing his photography in Through My Eyes, Part 1. And Christine Kierstead Sheeter is showing There Goes Christine, a retrospective of various subjects she has explored in the past.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through February 28, Re-Visioned: New Beginnings
A new year, a new administration, vaccines on the way, hoping for a fresh start. Let’s shed the inequities of the past, walk in a new direction, and work together to create a just and wholesome planet. Exhibition is online and in Gallery when allowed.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

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

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through February 14, Ecstasy: Breathtaking Beauty of Nature
This international, juried exhibition features the magnificent and inspiring beauty of Mother Earth. Juror is Carol Peek.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

By James Reynolds

Sebastopol Gallery
Through March 28, Second Nature: Landscape Paintings
On view are Paintings by James Reynolds.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

 

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

 

Mural by Bud Snow

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through February 28, Contemporary Murals of Sonoma County
This exhibition features some of the extraordinary murals found in Sonoma County, selected by guest curator Spring Maxfield.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

 

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Extended through May 30, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Tosya Shore

Upstairs Art Gallery
February 1 through February 28, Close To the Heart
Sonoma County artists, Linda Baretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Karen Miller, Tosya Shore, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston, and Carolyn Wilson present Close to the Heart, a new perspective on this Valentine season.
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features a member’s show with the same theme of Close to the Heart. The exhibit highlights a variety of takes on this theme in watercolor, acrylic and oil, by additional artists, Willow Laland, Donna Schaffer, Gail Morgan, Ron Sumner, Victoria Kochergin, and Laura Roney.
306 Center St., Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

By Carolyn Lord.

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, Recent Work by Gallery Artists
The new online exhibition showcases our roster of artists. Open to in-person visits by appointment. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Currently online, 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

by Cynthia Handle

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

 

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through January 2021, Spirits Uplifted
Our spirits rise and soar along with the wings, prayers, blossoms, and toasts of more than 40 local artists showing in this exhibit. Corrick’s Gallery hours vary through the holiday season; check our “Visit Us” page for up-to-date store hours.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Teri Sloat

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through January 31, 3 x 3
Large abstract creations by resident artists Donna McGinnis, Jill Keller Peters, and Teresa Saluzzo. Also on view are works by resident studio artists.

Through February 28, Season of Color
The Narrative Art of Teri Sloat.
1200 River Road, Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

Gallery 300
Through January 2021, Tony Spiers – Frida
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

Graton Gallery
Through March 31, Virtual Show #1
Online show of work by Graton Gallery Partners featuring artworks by Sally Baker, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, and Mylette Welch.

January 16 through February 28, Emergence
Guest Artists Show 5 featuring work of gallery partners Tim Haworth, Mylette Welch and guests. The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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
January, Inspiration and Connection
The 2021 Annual Members Exhibit!
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 30, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com.
Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.
Art
Through March 2021. Two exhibitions will be presented in virtual form, with the ability to be viewed in-person when the Museum is permitted to reopen.

35 for 35

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

2020 Artistry in Wood
For over thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present an annual, juried showcase of fine regional woodwork. During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum continues the legacy of this long-running exhibition by presenting Artistry in Wood in slightly different form. This year’s exhibition combines new and previously completed works in a unique survey of fine woodwork from our region.

History
Extended through January 24, From Suffrage to #MeToo
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. Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibition.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 16, Winter Solstice
An all media exhibition by local artists. Virtual video of the exhibit premiers December 12. Gallery is open to visitors for limited hours.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Annual Holiday Exhibit
Showing work by the many gallery artists.
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Members Exhibition!
Curated by Mary Fassbinder.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Innovation/Transformation
With a focus on new works in clay we have assembled many new ceramic pieces and are happy to share them with you. You can view the collection on-line or in the gallery, with health safety precautions. 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
January, Winter Show
The two featured artists are photographer Mike Riley, whose show title is Travel to Interesting Places; and painter Aaron Webb, whose show title is Restless; Forever the Same.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

By Rose Wognum Frances

Santa Rosa Arts Center
January 2 through February 28, Re-visioned: New Beginnings
A new year, a new administration, vaccines on the way, hoping for a fresh start. Let’s shed the inequities of the past, walk in a new direction, and work together to create a just and wholesome planet. Exhibition is online and in Gallery when allowed.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
January, Tim Prentice: Kinetic sculptures
We are delighted to present an exclusive on-line exhibition of suspended, free-standing and wall-hung kinetic sculptures by celebrated kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
January 9 through February 14, Ecstasy: Breathtaking Beauty of Nature
This international, juried exhibition features the magnificent and inspiring beauty of Mother Earth. Juror is Carol Peek.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

 

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through January 30, The Season of Light
In this exhibit three member artists celebrate the holidays and introduce new work. Featured are paintings by Susan St. Thomas, and Teri Sloat, and assemblage by Rebeca Trevino.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through January 25, BFA Exhibition 2020
Online exhibition featuring work by Art Department BFA students.

January 25 through February 28, Murals of Sonoma County
This exhibition features some of the extraordinary murals found in Sonoma County, selected by guest curator Spring Maxfield.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 3, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Gail Morgan

Upstairs Art Gallery
January 4 through February 1, Driven to Abstraction
Gail Morgan, presents Driven to Abstraction, a collection of abstract works aptly named for the process by which they came into being during this year of nameless days and undefined seasons. “Letting my thoughts flow into a space of color, form and line allowed me to express the confusing boundaries of time and space,“ explained Morgan. Guest Artist: Becky Wells, presents a collection of abstract acrylic paintings that translate memories of rafting the Rogue River into color, shapes and line. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Being There a collection of oil paintings by local artist Donna Schaffer.
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 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.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through December 28, Art & Craft Holiday Show
Holiday gift show featuring the work of Guild member artists. Also showcasing Guild Artists whose works are currently on view at the de Young Museum in the Museum’s Open juried show. Congratulations to: Katerina Capetanos, Sarah Delson, Kirk Hinshaw, and Mark Zukowski.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, The Immigrants
The new online show features works by immigrants to the United States from all over the world. The purpose is to show the value that immigration brings to our country, bringing fresh perspectives and rich diversity. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through December 2020, 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through January 2021, Spirits Uplifted
Our spirits rise and soar along with the wings, prayers, blossoms, and toasts of more than 40 local artists showing in this exhibit. Corrick’s Gallery hours vary through the holiday season; check our “Visit Us” page for up-to-date store hours.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through January 31, 3 x 3
Large abstract creations by resident artists Donna McGinnis, Jill Keller Peters, and Teresa Saluzzo. Also on view are works by resident studio artists.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

By Tony Spiers

Gallery 300
Through January 2021, Tony Spiers – Frida
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through January 7, Guest Artist Show 4
In the gallery is work by five Guest Artists; Sara Silver, Emilie Munsch, Leslie Dalton, Cheri Degenhart, and Connie Robeson. Also featuring the work of glass artist Mark Freed, and, in memory of popular local sculptor and friend of the gallery, we will also be featuring the work of Frank Schueler.

Through December 31, Virtual Show #1
Online show of work by Graton Gallery Partners featuring artworks by Sally Baker, Tim Haworth, Bruce Hopkins Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, and Mylette Welch.
The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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 December 30, Holiday Gift Market
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

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

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 31, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com. Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19.
Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.

Art
December 9 through March 2021. Two exhibitions will be presented in virtual form, with the ability to be viewed in-person when the Museum is permitted to reopen.

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

2020 Artistry in Wood
For over thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present an annual, juried showcase of fine regional woodwork. During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum continues the legacy of this long-running exhibition by presenting Artistry in Wood in slightly different form. This year’s exhibition combines new and previously completed works in a unique survey of fine woodwork from our region.

History
Extended through January 24, From Suffrage to #MeToo
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. Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibition.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
December 6 through January 9, Winter Solstice
An all media exhibition by local artists. Virtual video of the exhibit premiers December 12. Gallery is open to visitors for limited hours.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through December 20, Between Walls
Solo exhibition of paintings by Laini Nemett. 
2020 Annual Holiday Exhibit
Showing work by the many gallery artists.
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
December, Members Exhibition!
Curated by Mary Fassbinder.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Innovation/Transformation
With a focus on new works in clay we have assembled many new ceramic pieces and are happy to share them with you. You can view the collection on-line or in the gallery, with health safety precautions. 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 January 3, Late Fall Show
The two featured artists are photographer Mike Riley, whose show title is Travel to Interesting Places; and painter Aaron Webb, whose show title is Restless; Forever the Same.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through December 31, I SONOMA COUNTY
An online and in-gallery exhibit looks at all the positive reasons we wish to live here and remember how fortunate we are to be surrounded by this sweet land, fabulous food and wine, and our diverse community coming together through these crises.
The gallery is open weekend days and by appointment. County health guidelines will be observed.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website for schedule and to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

 

By Tim Prentice

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
December, Tim Prentice: Kinetic sculptures
We are delighted to present an exclusive on-line exhibition of suspended, free-standing and wall-hung kinetic sculptures by celebrated kinetic sculptor Tim Prentice. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

 

By Paul Andre Schabracq

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through December 31, 2020 Members Show
This online exhibition is the yearly “family reunion” for all our members. Every member artist is invited to exhibit one piece. 
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through January 30, The Season of Light
In this exhibit three member artists celebrate the holidays and introduce new work. Featured are paintings by Susan St. Thomas, and Teri Sloat, and assemblage by Rebeca Trevino.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through January 25, BFA Exhibition 2020
Online exhibition featuring work by Art Department BFA students.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

 

 

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 3, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed. and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through January 3, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All
Sonoma County artists, Victoria Kochergin, Willow Laland, Gail Morgan, Donna Schaffer, Ron Sumner, Laura Roney, Michelle Hoting, and Jo Tobin-Charleston present a seasonal offering, a collection of works that highlight beloved facets of this special time of year. Guest Artist, Gale McKee strikes high tone color notes in her eclectic collection of acrylic paintings. New Gallery Member Artist, Tosya Shore, is a welcome addition as a local watercolorist. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features additional offerings, many under $50. Open Holiday Season Hours.
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 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.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of events and exhibitions.


Arts Guild of Sonoma
November and December, Holiday Show
Featuring Guild Artists whose works are currently showing at the de Young Museum.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
ww.artsguildofsonoma.org

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, The Immigrants
The new online show features works by immigrants to the United States from all over the world. The purpose is to show the value that immigration brings to our country, bringing fresh perspectives and rich diversity. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through December 2020, 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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


Fulton Crossing Gallery
November 1 through January 31, 3 x 3
Large abstract creations by resident artists Donna McGinnis, Jill Keller Peters, and Teresa Saluzzo.
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 November 18, Guest Artist Show 2
Featuring 5 Guest Artists: Vicki Folkerts-Coots, Nina Hari, Patricia Marina, Andrea Sheets, and Eric Wallen.

November 18 through January 7, Guest Artist Show 3
Featuring 6 Guest Artists: TBA
The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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 November 15, The Next Generation
Annual juried show that showcases the talent, skill and creativity of young emerging artists in Northern California.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 31, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com. Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19.
Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.

Art
Extended through November 29, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson. Enjoy the “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibition with 360-degree views! Virtually “walk through” the exhibition while enjoying a video tour led by Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson. “Landscape: Awe to Activism” Virtual Experience

History
Extended through January 24, From Suffrage to #MeToo
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. Take a self-guided virtual tour of the exhibition.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through November 28, Treasures From Home
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org


Paul Mahder Gallery
November, Between Walls
Paintings by Laini Nemett.
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment. Easy social distancing in the large gallery. Please wear a mask for entry.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Late November, Members Exhibition!
Curated by Mary Fassbinder.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org


Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Innovation/Transformation
With a focus on new works in clay we have assembled many new ceramic pieces and are happy to share them with you. You can view the collection on-line or in the gallery, with health safety precautions. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com


Riverfront Art Gallery
November 12 through January 3, Late Fall Show
The two featured artists are photographer Mike Riley, whose show title is Travel to Interesting Places; and painter Aaron Webb, whose show title is Restless; Forever the Same.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
November 7 through December 31, I ❤ SONOMA COUNTY
An online and in-gallery exhibit looks at all the positive reasons we wish to live here and remember how fortunate we are to be surrounded by this sweet land, fabulous food and wine, and our diverse community coming together through these crises.
The gallery is open weekend days and by appointment. County health guidelines will be observed.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is hosting an online Artist Lecture Series. These lectures are all free and open to the public. Go to the website to register.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Through November 20, Rebecca Johnson: Landmarks – Drawing Light
Exclusive online sculpture exhibition featuring recent stone sculptures by California artist Rebecca Johnson. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through November 24, Who Are You?
This exhibit is an exploration of identity, including its genesis, its relative permanence, and its performance. What is the nature of this key element of how we understand and express ourselves? Juror: Barbara Stout.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Lift Your Heart with Art! Paintings, jewelry, woodworking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and prints by 16 member artists and guest jewelers are featured in the gallery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874


Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through November 18, Prologue II: An Introduction
Online exhibition featuring work by new Art Department faculty member, Sahar Khoury. Her sculptures integrate abstraction, personal and political symbols, and an intuitive sensitivity to site.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 3, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
Currently the Museum presents Words We Travel: Poetry and The Road in Tribute to Ed Ruscha. A three-part poetry webcast continues November 11, and December 2.

The exhibition will be open to the public as soon as allowed and features prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org


Upstairs Art Gallery
Through November 22, Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Sonoma County artist, Carolyn Wilson, presents mixed media and collage works that explore favorite travel locales. Travel and exploration are favorite activities and a source of artistic inspiration for Wilson. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Drawn to Animals, a collection of drawings by Laura Roney that capture her bond with our animal friends. Meet the Artist Carolyn Wilson in the gallery on Monday, November 2 and Saturday, November 14.
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 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.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
October 1 through November 2, Thirty Under 100
Thirty Arts Guild artists present their 6 in. x 6 in. artwork. All are under $100!
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

 

by Alejandro Salazar

Calabi Gallery
Current online exhibition, The Immigrants
The new online show features works by immigrants to the United States from all over the world. The purpose is to show the value that immigration brings to our country, bringing fresh perspectives and rich diversity. The gallery is currently open by appointment 7 days a week and we will continue to post online exhibitions.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through December 2020, 70th Anniversary of Peanuts
The Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Peanuts with a full season of online events. Charles M. Schulz published the first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. Since then, Peanuts has appeared in 2,600 newspapers, translated into 25 languages, and published in 75 countries worldwide.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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

Fulton Crossing Gallery
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

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

Graton Gallery
The Gallery is currently closed for health safety.
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
October 10 through November 15, The Next Generation
*** Opening Reception Saturday, October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Annual juried show that showcases the talent, skill and creativity of young emerging artists in Northern California.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

By K. Keller

IceHouse Gallery
Through October 15, Magna Calumnia, MMXVI
Collage drawings and prints by Kathryn Keller. www.kathrynkellerart.com
Digital Grange / IceHouse Gallery
www.digitalgrange.com
405 East D St, Petaluma
707-778-2238

 

 

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 31, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com. Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19.
Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.
Art
Extended through November 29, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson. Enjoy the “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibition with 360-degree views! Virtually “walk through” the exhibition while enjoying a video tour led by Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson. “Landscape: Awe to Activism” Virtual Experience

History
Through October 15, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
October 22 through November 8, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have passed and a celebration of the cycle of life. This year the Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition is presented in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden for the first time. The outdoor exhibition echoes the setting of many Day of the Dead observances in Mexico which often take place in cemeteries. Related Programs and Events can be found on the website, as well as safe visiting protocols.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
October 3 through November 28, Treasures From Home
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through October 18, Duegaw and Beards
Patrick Duegaw; The Trials of the Golden Rat – New Lithograph Series.
Chris Beards; Solace – New Sculptures
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Presented by the Petaluma Arts Center, in collaboration with the Petaluma Public Art Committee, the program features 25 Sonoma County artists who reflect on the hidden aspects of this wonderful city. The show will have a limited opening Labor Day weekend with additional opportunities to view the artworks online and on banners installed around the city.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
You can View the collection On-line, the website is up to date with new acquisitions showcasing each of our artists. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through November 8, 13th Anniversary Show
Featured artists; Jean Cullinane and Heather Roberson.
The gallery is open to the public with limited hours.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

By Simmon Factor

Santa Rosa Arts Center
October 1 through November 3, VOTE 2020!
An On-Line Exhibition, Artists responding to why voting matters.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

 

 

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

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Through November 20, Rebecca Johnson: Landmarks – Drawing Light
Exclusive online sculpture exhibition featuring recent stone sculptures by California artist Rebecca Johnson. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
October 10 through November 24, Who Are You?
This exhibit is an exploration of identity, including its genesis, its relative permanence, and its performance. What is the nature of this key element of how we understand and express ourselves? Juror: Barbara Stout.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Lift Your Heart with Art! Paintings, jewelry, woodworking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and prints by 16 member artists and guest jewelers are featured in the gallery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through October 10, Prologue: An Introduction, Part I
Online exhibition featuring work by new Art Department faculty member, Sena Clara Creston.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

 

Ed Ruscha

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 3, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
Join us for a special exhibition of prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Marsha Connell

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through October 25, Connected By Water
Marsha Connell presents plein air paintings in oil and watercolor, both large-scale and intimate, depicting water encountered and observed in its many forms and settings. The work is charged by the artist’s passion for saving the environment. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Sense of Sonoma, a collection of small acrylic paintings by Beverly Bird that capture scenes depicting the beauty and character of our amazing corner of the planet.
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 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.

As business openings are in the process of changing, please check with the venues for current status of events and exhibitions.

Christine Gonzalves

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through September 28, Arts Guild of Sonoma Member Artists Show
We have prepared the gallery so you can have a safe experience visiting and viewing art!
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

 

 

By Horst Trave.

Calabi Gallery
While the Gallery is currently open by appointment only. The new online exhibition, The Immigrants, is on the website.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
While our galleries are closed, we hope that the Museum can still be a source of enjoyment and education. On their website you will find resources for families, teachers, and our community of fans to enjoy at home. Many wonderful projects, Including The Peanuts Gang Family Resource Gallery: Home-Based Learning, and Lucy’s Psychiatric Advice Teller.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through September 30, SAVOS Preview Exhibit
SebArts Virtual Open Studios, or SAVOS, combines two open studio events sponsored by Sebastopol Center for the Arts, creating an online gallery and virtual open studio experience. Corricks is hosting an in-person exhibit of more than 55 of these top local artists. The exhibit will be on view throughout September. No opening reception will be held, but artists will be available to meet on selected Fridays and Saturdays. Check out the Facebook event for more details, and SebArts Virtual Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

By Donavan

Fulton Crossing Gallery
Through October 1, How I See It by Donavan
Featured artist Donavan’s work is at the intersection of science, religion, society, nature and history.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
707-536-3305
www.fultoncrossing.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

By Eric Wallon

Graton Gallery
September 4 through October 11, Guest Artist Show 2
Featuring 6 Guest Artists; Damon Davies, Vicki Folkerts-Coots, Nina Hari, Patricia Marina, Andrea Sheets, and Eric Wallon.
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 October 4, Outside the Box
Online exhibition of Abstract art expressing and communicating in the language of line, form, color, and gesture. Online classes and virtual exhibitions are available.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

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

By Julianne Sooley

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
September 1 through December 31, A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley, a tribute to the Laguna Foundation, now in its 30th year. Virtual Gallery of artwork can be viewed here, laguna.julieswatercolors.com. Gallery is open for in-person visits by appointment only due to COVID-19. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.

Chester Arnold

Art
Extended through November 29, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson. Enjoy the “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibition with 360-degree views! Virtually “walk through” the exhibition while enjoying a video tour led by Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson. “Landscape: Awe to Activism” Virtual Experience

History
Extended through September 20, From Suffrage to #MeToo
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 September 5, OCA Members Art Exhibition
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

By Chris Beards

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through October 18, Duegaw and Beards
Patrick Duegaw; The Trials of the Golden Rat – New Lithograph Series.
Chris Beards; Solace – New Sculptures
Gallery is open limited hours and by appointment.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Saturday, September 5, 2 to 5 p.m. Paint Petaluma: Hidden Petaluma
Presented by the Petaluma Arts Center, in collaboration with the Petaluma Public Art Committee, the program features 25 Sonoma County artists who reflect on the hidden aspects of this wonderful city. The show will have a limited opening Labor Day weekend with additional opportunities to view the artworks online and on banners installed around the city.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
You can View the collection On-line, the website is up to date with new acquisitions showcasing each of our artists. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

By Heather Roberson

Riverfront Art Gallery
September 11 through November 8, 13th Anniversary Show
The gallery is open to the public with limited hours.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through September 30, Art In The Time Of Covid – online exhibition
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

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

By Rebecca Johnson

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
September 18 through November 20, Rebecca Johnson: Landmarks – Drawing Light
Exclusive online sculpture exhibition featuring recent stone sculptures by California artist Rebecca Johnson. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
September 1 through September 30, SAVOS, SebArts Virtual Open Studios
Opening reception online with Zoom, September 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Everyone welcome. Meet the artists and celebrate with us. SCA has revised its signature spring and fall programs, Art at the Source and Sonoma County Art Trails, creating an opportunity for the public to engage with Sonoma County artists despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. This month, 138 artists will open their studio online, fully onsite, or by appointment. You can now visit artists and buy art from the safety of your favorite armchair, or get your mask and hand sanitizer to visit the artists in person. Check out the website on https://sebartsvirtual.org/.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Lift Your Heart with Art! Paintings, jewelry, woodworking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and prints by 16 member artists and guest jewelers are featured in the gallery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-326-6874

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
September 10, Prologue: An Introduction
0nline exhibition featuring work by two new Art Department faculty members, Sena Clara Creston and Sahar Khoury.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through September 13, California Rocks! Photographers Who Made the Scene, 1960 – 1980
The exhibition celebrates the role that photographers and the images they created play in the history of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll culture. View online exhibition video.

September 26 through January 3, 2021, Ed Ruscha: Travel Log
Exhibition of prints and photographs by world renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Rarely seen black and white photographs from Ruscha’s frequent trips from L.A. to Oklahoma in the 1960s reveal inspirations for his iconic prints and paintings, including images of gas stations, diners and the streets of rural towns. Also featured are color lithographs from his well-known “word paintings” series that mix visual formality with playful language.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Karen Miller

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through September 27, Composed for Solace
Karen A. Miller presents a collection of work that highlights pastel paintings created during the current pandemic and centering on subject matter from (necessarily) close to home. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Reflections of Myself by Ron Sumner, a collection of watercolor paintings that show the artist’s deep appreciation for nature, especially wildlife.
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 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.

Please check with the venues for current status of events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Blasted Art Gallery
SONOMA COUNTY: Flattening the Curve
Bill Shelley and Chris Beards, co-founders of Blasted Art Gallery, are hosting an online exhibit to share your creative reflections and responses to the Sonoma County stay-at-home order, COVID-19, or related concepts. To view the work go to Blasted Art Gallery’s Facebook page, facebook.com/blastedartgallery.

by Rafael Canogar

Calabi Gallery
While the Gallery is closed view the current Group Show on the website.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
While our galleries are closed, we hope that the Museum can still be a source of enjoyment and education. On their website you will find resources for families, teachers, and our community of fans to enjoy at home. Many wonderful projects, Including The Peanuts Gang Family Resource Gallery: Home-Based Learning, and Lucy’s Psychiatric Advice Teller.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Unfortunately, we’re temporarily closed right now – trying to do our part to keep our awesome staff and fabulous customers healthy, and battle the spread of COVID-19.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing Gallery
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

By Patricia Oberg

Graton Gallery
Through August 30, 6 Guest Artists
Guest Artists: Charlotte Ballinger, Karen Lockhart, Gale S. McKee, Connie Mygatt, Patricia Oberg, and Jay ONeil.

Also an online show, Virtually Anything Goes, available on the gallery website, Through August 31.
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
Online classes and virtual exhibitions are available.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

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

j.gallery
311 D Street
707-521-9098
www.jgalleryfineart.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
All events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Staying Connected to Nature at Home. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
While the indoor galleries are closed you are invited to visit the Sculpture Gardens and to engage with us online and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.
Art

By Adam Wolpert

Extended through November 29, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson. Enjoy the “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibition with 360-degree views! Virtually “walk through” the exhibition while enjoying a video tour led by Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson. “Landscape: Awe to Activism” Virtual Experience

History
Extended through September 20, From Suffrage to #MeToo
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 September 5, OCA Members Art Exhibition
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

By Rodger Roundy

Paul Mahder Gallery
The gallery has reopened and is officially Out of Isolation
#13- Out of Isolation
– and into Never Neverland. This Week’s Showcase: Rodger Roundy’s Don’t Get Above Your Raisin.

Two New shows opening August 22.
*** Opening Reception Saturday, August 22, From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Easy social distancing in a large gallery space.
Patrick Duegaw; The Trials of the Golden Rat – New Lithograph Series.
Chris Beards; Solace – New Sculptures
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Petaluma Arts Center is proud to announce a mobilization of artistry and community. DEEDS: Art as Action is a multifaceted program intended to activate and inspire all who participate with the underlying call to action of getting out the vote in November.
Acting Local will be an online exhibition of artworks produced by local talent in this unprecedented time of sheltering in place, social unrest and protest. Talking Fence, inspired by and in support of, the Kindness Project fence at Leghorn Park, also a social sculpture, will begin its evolution on the cyclone fence at the PAC.
Truth to Power will showcase evocative works of the contemporary art world, treading the challenging landscape of activism. This exhibition will live online and on view in the center, if permissible.
Get Out And Vote is a campaign featuring eight new artworks to be displayed on the PAC outer walls for all to see and will create a collection of printed postcards, posters and lawn signs messaged specifically to get out the vote. The website will also include local and national “get out the vote” resources and “get out the vote” events will be planned.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

By Joel Stewart

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
You can View the collection On-line, the website is up to date with new acquisitions showcasing each of our artists. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

Riverfront Art Gallery
Closed until Shelter in Place is suspended.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

By Seamus Duffy

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through September 30, Art In The Time Of Covid – online exhibition
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-293-6051
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

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

 

 

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Through August 12, 2D from 3D : Sculptors Paint
We are delighted to present 44 works by 8 artists, who are mostly known as sculptors, in an exclusive online exhibition. Works in carbon on canvas by metal sculptor JP Long; Paper and pastel wall sculptures by celebrated metal sculptor Bella Feldman; Mixed media works by ceramic sculptor Nina Lyons;. Watercolors on paper Underwater series by bronze figurative sculptor John Denning; and abstract paintings by figurative ceramic sculptor, Jane Burton.
*Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor sculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
Jack London Village, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

By Jami Taback

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through August 22, H20: Online Exhibition
For this Juried Exhibition artists were asked to submit work related to anything and everything water related, such as oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, brooks, but also aquariums, clouds, rain, flood, flow, steam, ice, glaciers, icebergs, wells, sources, or any other associations related. Juror: Zea Morvitz
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Lift Your Heart with Art! Paintings, jewelry, woodworking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and prints by 16 member artists and guest jewelers are featured in the gallery.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

Sebastopol Library Forum Room
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

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
A Free, Sonoma Valley-Wide Public Art Exhibit
The Summer Arts Stroll is a self-guided, outdoor art-viewing experience—complete with a virtual map and decals identifying exhibition locations for patrons to view from a safe distance when it’s convenient for them. SVMA will be participating with hearts on display, along with our Lyrics Window challenge on the facade of the museum. 

California Rocks! Photographers Who Made the Scene, 1960 – 1980 celebrates the role that photographers and the images they created play in the history of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll culture.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

By Susan Greer

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

 

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