Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in January 2023

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through January 2, Season of Artistry and Art
Celebrate the Season! Celebrate Art!
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Calabi Gallery
Through January 28, Mixed Bag 2.0
Mixed Bag 2.0 continues to highlight the gallery’s uniquely eclectic nature. As with our last show, there will be some new work and some old work, both contemporary and vintage. Featuring a large selection of pieces by Carolyn Lord, Robert Emory Johnson, and Horst Trave.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 12, 2023, The Spark of Schulz: A Centennial Celebration
Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Charles M. Schulz with an appreciative look at his creative impact. Through an array of original art from contemporaries and artists working today, we see that no one had a more significant impact on modern cartooning than Charles Schulz. Whether in comics, books, movies, animation, and more, Schulz’s influence continues to shine.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 21, Liberty
Guest artist for this exhibit is Jason Taylor Morgan, Acrylic Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Jane Gardner, Acrylic Painting is the featured resident artist for Liberty.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through January, Art in 3 Dimensions: Purposeful – Playful – Beautiful
Featuring Sonoma County artists working in 3-dimensional media, including glass, wood, ceramics, and metal assemblage.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Graton Gallery
Through January 8, 20-Year Anniversary Alumni Exhibition
With Lisa Beerntsen, Marylu Downing, Patrick Fanning, James Fried ,Tim Haworth, Pam Powell, Susan Proehl, Tony Speirs, Jill Keller Peters, and Michael Coy. Guest artists, Tracy Martini, Connie Robeson, and Amy Waterman.

January 13 through February 19, Small Works 2023
*** Artists Reception Saturday, January 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Juried Show of small wonders.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
January 5 through January 29, Blue, Members Show
*** Opening reception, Saturday, January 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
See what the talented HCA members are up to.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
January 5 through April 28, A Laguna Field Guide by Christopher Reiger
*** Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Artist, illustrator, and writer Christopher Reiger is exhibiting a selection of his popular Field Guide series! Each poster on view features the color column of a common or frequently observed bird species in the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through May 28, 2023, Art of Risk: The Innovative Sculpture of Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper’s work exemplifies the individualism, innovation, and eccentric creativity for which Sonoma County is known. Art of Risk is an exhibition that is of interest to not only the art community, but also to students and all who are interested in exploration of engineering, science, the environment, and to all who value creativity, invention, and originality. This solo exhibition of Cooper’s work at the Museum of Sonoma spans over four decades of the artist’s career.

History
2023, Sonoma County Stories is a permanent Sonoma County history exhibition that will allow visitors to engage with the past in a brand-new way: through the power of storytelling. The exhibition, scheduled to open in 2023, will capture Sonoma County’s rich history, defined by a confluence of cultures and people, and a powerful connection to the land. Featuring stories representing the many diverse histories and cultures of the county, this ambitious and innovative permanent exhibition will have at its core the Oral Histories of Gaye LeBaron.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through January 29, Glitter, Glitz & Glamour
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through January 29, Annual Holiday Exhibit
Featuring many new works from our represented artists plus several new artists!
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Petaluma Collects and Multiplicities
*** Opening reception, January 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Every collection tells a story. Petaluma Collects is an exhibition about what members of our community collect. The exhibition also describes why collectors collect and how objects are displayed – either repurposed in a new way or maintained as is. This curated group of collections provides fresh insights into different art forms, and, in some cases, the historical legacies that brought them into being.

Also; in the North Gallery, Multiplicities: Works by Marilyn Dizikes and Kris Ekstrand
This exhibit, featuring work by two PAC Artist Members, explores the assemblage and multiplicity of objects and textures in nature and in everyday life.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

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

Riverfront Art Gallery
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
January 6 through February 25, New Year, New Work : A Hopeful Show
*** Artist Reception Friday January 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In this show artists express their hope for the future, give thanks and express joy. This is an opportunity to share with the community our visions and hopes for 2023 and for fresh beginnings.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

 

Sculpturesite Gallery, Glen Ellen
SculptureWALK: View over 30 outdoor sculptures by 15 artists throughout the beautiful grounds at Jack London Village, offering a generous selection of abstract and figurative garden sculptures, including wind activated kinetic works. From our website, you may download the map and sculpture list to use for your self-guided tour when visiting.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
January 7 through February 5, Favorite Things
An exhibition open to every artist between ages 1 and 101 years old!
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through January 28, Wild Things: Paintings by Susan St. Thomas
Susan’s luminous paintings emerge from dreams and speak to the wild side of us, bearing messages of freedom, peace and power.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

 

Sebastopol Public Library Forum Room
Through January 20, Wine Country Rug Hookers Exhibit
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol

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

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders.

January 21 through April 30, We Are Still Here and The New Californians
*** Exhibition Reception Saturday, January 28. See website for details.
We Are Still Here: Pomo Artists and Our Cultural Landscape highlights contemporary artwork of Native Pomo artists and reflects the resilience of the Pomo Tribe and the strong connections to their land as a place for ceremonies, family events, gatherings, and religious observances.

The New Californians: Photographs by Judy Dater features Dater’s portraits of Californians that reflect the diversity and cultural richness that immigrant, indigenous, and itinerant residents contribute to our beloved state.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
January 2 through January 29, The Beauty of Stillness
Artist Luba Stolper presents The Beauty of Stillness, a collection of classically painted still-life masterworks in oil. Traditionally trained, Stolper hones in on details and adheres to time tested and time-consuming processes that produce stunning life-like results. Meet the Artist: Stolper, January 3 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase welcomes Phyllis Rapp as a returning Gallery member. The Gallery celebrated its silver anniversary this year and Rapp was one of the founding members. Rapp presents Garden of Whimsy, a collection of colorful, playful watercolor paintings, depicting a range of subjects. Meet the Artist: Rapp, January 17, 24, 25, 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

 

 

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in December 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through January 2, Season of Artistry and Art
*** Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 3, from 12 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the Season! Celebrate Art!
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Willam Bradford

Calabi Gallery
December 3 through January 28, Mixed Bag 2.0
*** Opening Reception and Trunk Show Saturday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Mixed Bag 2.0 continues to highlight the gallery’s uniquely eclectic nature. As with our last show, there will be some new work and some old work, both contemporary and vintage. Featuring a large selection of pieces by Carolyn Lord, Robert Emory Johnson, and Horst Trave.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 12, 2023, The Spark of Schulz: A Centennial Celebration
Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Charles M. Schulz with an appreciative look at his creative impact. Through an array of original art from contemporaries and artists working today, we see that no one had a more significant impact on modern cartooning than Charles Schulz. Whether in comics, books, movies, animation, and more, Schulz’s influence continues to shine.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through January 21, Liberty
Guest artist for this exhibit is Jason Taylor Morgan, Acrylic Painting. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Jane Gardner, Acrylic Painting is the featured resident artist for Liberty.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

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

 

Gallery 300
Through December 31, Alejandro and Rachel
Works by very fine artists on display.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through January 8, 20-Year Anniversary Alumni Exhibition
With Lisa Beerntsen, Marylu Downing, Patrick Fanning, James Fried ,Tim Haworth, Pam Powell, Susan Proehl, Tony Speirs, Jill Keller Peters, and Michael Coy. Guest artists, Tracy Martini, Connie Robeson, and Amy Waterman.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through December 3, Ikei -The Source of Gratitude
The word Ikei expresses the profound spiritual appreciation and reverence that the Japanese have for Nature. On view is art by Kuniko Sasaki, Waguri Kawaguchi, and Haruko Tsuji, three artists who live and work in Japan; coordinated in part by Professor Ron Nakasone.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through January 2, Holiday Gift Market
*** Reception, Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 23, Layers: Serenity, Survival, and Silence
Artwork by Sally Rapelye Briggs.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
December 10 through May 28, 2023, Art of Risk: The Innovative Sculpture of Michael Cooper
*** Opening reception, Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Michael Cooper’s work exemplifies the individualism, innovation, and eccentric creativity for which Sonoma County is known. Art of Risk is an exhibition that is of interest to not only the art community, but also to students and all who are interested in exploration of engineering, science, the environment, and to all who value creativity, invention, and originality. This solo exhibition of Cooper’s work at the Museum of Sonoma spans over four decades of the artist’s career.

History
2023, Sonoma County Stories is a permanent Sonoma County history exhibition that will allow visitors to engage with the past in a brand-new way: through the power of storytelling. The exhibition, scheduled to open in 2023, will capture Sonoma County’s rich history, defined by a confluence of cultures and people, and a powerful connection to the land. Featuring stories representing the many diverse histories and cultures of the county, this ambitious and innovative permanent exhibition will have at its core the Oral Histories of Gaye LeBaron.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
December through January 2023, Glitter, Glitz & Glamour
*** Artists reception Saturday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
December 3, 2022 Annual Holiday Exhibit
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Featuring many new works from our represented artists plus several new artists!
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through December 17, Members Show 2022
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Surround yourself with beauty! 2023 Kurhu Calendars are now available. 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
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through December 30, Pets and Wild Things
Nonjuried show of work by local artists.

December 2 through December 30, The Gift Show: Small Works
*** Opening Reception Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through December 9, A Library of Forms
Each of the eight artists explores concepts of movement, color, light and form. Images and sculptures suggest experiments with some variables held constant and others in flux. Every piece is a question that is answered by another question. The exhibition was curated by SRJC art faculty Christopher Woodcock and was hung with help from students enrolled in Exhibition Design Art 53.
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is located on the first floor of Doyle Library.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
December 3 through December 30, Members Show 2022
*** Opening reception Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m.
This show is the yearly “family reunion” of all our artist members. Every member artists brings in one piece. There is no juror, every submitted work is exhibited.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through December 3, What the Crows Brought Me
Assemblage by Rebeca Treviño. As crows delight in play and shiny things, Rebeca’s art lures the viewer with unusual juxtapositions, and out-of-context objects that present unexpected narratives.

December 5 through January 28, Wild Things: Paintings by Susan St. Thomas
*** Artist reception on Saturday, December 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Susan’s luminous paintings emerge from dreams and speak to the wild side of us, bearing messages of freedom, peace and power.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Sebastopol Public Library Forum Room
December 6 through January 20, Wine Country Rug Hookers Exhibit
*** Reception, December 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol

 

SOFA Arts District, Santa Rosa
*** Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., Ring the Bells
Art – Open Studios – Music – Community. Join us for a special First Friday evening of illumination, community, and art, celebrating the Winter Season and ringing in the New Year. The event is free and family friendly. Bring a bell to wear or ring as you stroll the neighborhood.
South A St. Santa Rosa

*** Saturday, December 10 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., WinterBlast
Annual Holiday Festival. Art, Music, Food, and two SOFA Parades at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free and Family Friendly.
South A St. Santa Rosa
Street festival between Julliard Park and Sebastopol Ave.

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through December 11, Allison Berkoy: OK and Jessye McDowell: Superbia
The exhibition presents two artists who work with digital and electronic media. Berkoy and McDowell explore the complex interface between humans, nature, and machines.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
artgallery.sonoma.edu/

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders. Many of the works are experimental using stencils, impasto paint, and found objects. Saunders reuses many motifs in his work and repurposes commercial and cultural signs to create multiple perspectives and multiple meanings.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through January 1, Merry and Bright
*** Reception Holiday Open House, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: meet the artists and cheer the season. Linda Barretta, Beverly Bird, Marsha Connell, Gail Morgan, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Tosya Shore, Ron Sumner, Carolyn Wilson, present Merry and Bright, a collection of works that celebrates the season through joyful colors and iconic themes. The Staircase Showcase features consignment artist offerings.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in November 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Astro Motel
Through November 25, Mary Fuller McChesney: Myth and Monument from Sonoma Mountain
Talented in many genres, Mary Fuller McChesney found that her sculpture was often overlooked in favor of her husband’s, Robert McChesney, paintings. Working in cement mixed with vermiculite, she built and carved a world of mythic creatures deeply influenced by her philosophic studies as well as Maya and Aztec mythology. Eighteen pieces, three of them bronze, are placed throughout the Astro Motel’s property.
323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707-200-4655
www.theastro.com

Calabi Gallery
Through November 12, Mixed Bag
The new exhibition is a reflection of the gallery’s eclectic nature, and features some new work by gallery artists, some newly acquired vintage works. Artists include Adela Akers, Paul Beattie, Douglas Ballou, Gustave Baumann, Iva Hladis, Peter Holbrook, Walter Kuhlman, Carolyn Lord, Lucy Martin, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Michael Ramos, Doel Reed, Martina Skala, Horst Trave, Bambi Waterman, Pegot Waring, and others.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through March 12, 2023, The Spark of Schulz: A Centennial Celebration
Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Charles M. Schulz with an appreciative look at his creative impact. Through an array of original art from contemporaries and artists working today, we see that no one had a more significant impact on modern cartooning than Charles Schulz. Whether in comics, books, movies, animation, and more, Schulz’s influence continues to shine.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 19, Freedom
Guest artist for this exhibit is Britta Kathmeyer, Acrylic & Oil Pastel. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Hanya Popova Parker, Oil Painting, is the featured resident artist. Special Feature; Ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos created by artists & community.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

 

Micah Schwaberow

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through November, Tribute to Micah Schwaberow
*** Reception, Friday, November 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tribute to late, great, and beloved Santa Rosa printmaker Micah Schwaberow. Micah touched many lives for decades through his immense kindness and phenomenal artwork. Dozens of his prints and paintings are now on display inside Corrick’s.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
Through November 1, Adam Wolpert: The Great Oaks
On view are nine 4’x6′ paintings from the Great Oaks series.
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073
www.ericksonfineartgallery.com

 

Gallery 300
Through November 30, Fall is Here
Works by Lisa Beerntsen, Todd Barricklow, Jennifer Hirshfield, Alejandro Salazar, and Piper Snow.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

Graton Gallery
Through November 13, Graton Gallery Partners Show II
Welcoming our new partner Heather Myler, and Featuring the art of Gallery Partners: Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Bruce Hopkins, Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, and Mylette Welch. Guest Artists are Katy Boggs, Pamela Heck, Michelle Leonard, and Bobbie Remedios.

November 18 through January 8, 20-Year Anniversary Alumni Exhibition
*** Artists reception Saturday, November 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.
With Lisa Beerntsen, Marylu Downing, Patrick Fanning, James Fried ,Tim Haworth, Pam Powell, Susan Proehl, Tony Speirs, Jill Keller Peters, and Michael Coy. Guest artists; Tracy Martini, Connie Robeson, and Amy Waterman.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Kuniko Sasaki

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through December 3, Ikei -The Source of Gratitude
The word Ikei expresses the profound spiritual appreciation and reverence that the Japanese have for Nature. On view is art by Kuniko Sasaki, Waguri Kawaguchi, and Haruko Tsuji, three artists who live and work in Japan; coordinated in part by Professor Ron Nakasone.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through November 13, Artists Showcase
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 23, Layers: Serenity, Survival, and Silence
Artwork by Sally Rapelye Briggs.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

History
Through November 6, Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a melding of traditions, Catholic and indigenous. Mexico’s indigenous people preserved their traditions within the accepted practices of the colonial authority, sustaining them through the generations. What has been preserved across time is the message that death is a part of life and the dead live on through our rituals of remembrance.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through December 4, Fantasy Exhibit
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through November 28, Feldsott: BuDah Paintings
Feldsott’s body of work has always confronted the complexities of human nature: its violent faults as well as its spiritual aspirations. In The Budah Paintings, Feldsott repeats and alters the motif of the Buddha to examine such aspirations, the immaterial and the irreverent, while still rooting viewers in their contemporary societal realities.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
November 17 through December 17, Members Show 2022
*** Opening reception Thursday, November 17.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through November, Taking Flight
An exhibit featuring our avian friends. It is an eclectic group of art pieces which include sumi ink painting, mezzotint, etching, woodcut, aquatint and stencil prints. There are owls and hawks, hummingbirds, chickens and many more.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

Riverfront Art Gallery
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
November 4 through December 30, Pets and Wild Things
*** Opening reception, November 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through December 9, A Library of Forms
Each of eight artists explores concepts of movement, color, light and form. Images and sculptures suggest experiments with some variables held constant and others in flux. Every piece is a question that is answered by another question. The exhibition was curated by SRJC art faculty Christopher Woodcock and was hung with help from students enrolled in Exhibition Design Art 53.
The Robert F. Agrella Gallery is located on the first floor of Doyle Library.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through November 27, Not Just Landscapes
The work for this juried show was selected by Richard McDaniel, and as the title suggests, the artwork stretches the boundaries of standard landscape imagery.

Also on view is Photo Magic, photographs by Members of the Santa Rosa Photographic Society. The work explores innovative approaches to photography, including in-camera techniques such as intentional camera movement, or post-capture manipulations using digital technologies.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through December 3, What the Crows Brought Me
Assemblage by Rebeca Treviño. As crows delight in play and shiny things, Rebeca’s art lures the viewer with unusual juxtapositions, and out-of-context objects that present unexpected narratives.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
November 3 through December 11, Allison Berkoy: OK and Jessye McDowell: Superbia
*** Opening reception Thursday, November 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibition presents two artists who work with digital and electronic media. Berkoy and McDowell explore the complex interface between humans, nature, and machines.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
https://artgallery.sonoma.edu/

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders. Many of the works are experimental using stencils, impasto paint, and found objects. Saunders reuses many motifs in his work and repurposes commercial and cultural signs to create multiple perspectives and multiple meanings.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through November 20, Hanging Out
*** Artists Reception November 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tosya Shore, presents Hanging Out, a collection of watercolor paintings from her unique Laundry Series. Fluid shapes of laundry dance against background geometric forms. This series was inspired by a scene in Rovinj, Croatia.

The Staircase Showcase presents Beverly Bird’s Seas, Trees and Vines, a collection of small paintings inspired by Sonoma’s abundant natural beauty. From the dramatic seascapes to the redwoods and colorful vineyards the region seems to have it all.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in October 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Astro Motel
Through November 25, Mary Fuller McChesney: Myth and Monument from Sonoma Mountain
Talented in many genres, Mary Fuller McChesney found that her sculpture was often overlooked in favor of her husband’s, Robert McChesney, paintings. Working in cement mixed with vermiculite, she built and carved a world of mythic creatures deeply influenced by her philosophic studies as well as Maya and Aztec mythology. Eighteen pieces, three of them bronze, are placed throughout the Astro Motel’s property.
323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707-200-4655
www.theastro.com

 

Martina Skala

Calabi Gallery
Through October 29, Mixed Bag
The new exhibition is a reflection of the gallery’s eclectic nature, and features some new work by gallery artists, some newly acquired vintage works. Artists include Adela Akers, Paul Beattie, Douglas Ballou, Gustave Baumann, Iva Hladis, Peter Holbrook, Walter Kuhlman, Carolyn Lord, Lucy Martin, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Michael Ramos, Doel Reed, Martina Skala, Horst Trave, Bambi Waterman, Pegot Waring, and others.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through November 19, Freedom
Guest artist for this exhibit is Britta Kathmeyer, Acrylic & Oil Pastel. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Hanya Popova Parker, Oil Painting, is the featured resident artist. Special Feature; Ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos created by artists & community.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through October 22, Art Trails Exhibit
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Erickson Fine Art Gallery
Through November 1, Adam Wolpert: The Great Oaks
On view are nine 4’x6′ paintings from the Great Oaks series.
324 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-431-7073
www.ericksonfineartgallery.com

 

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

 

Heather Myler

Graton Gallery
October 7 through November 13, Graton Gallery Partners Show II
*** Artists Reception Saturday, October 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Welcoming our new partner Heather Myler, and Featuring the art of Gallery Partners: Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Bruce Hopkins, Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, and Mylette Welch. Guest Artists are Katy Boggs, Pamela Heck, Michelle Leonard, and Bobbie Remedios.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through October 8, Reflections on Gold
Frames from the Capricho Collection, an exhibit of antique and contemporary gilt frames and mirrors, drawn from the collection of Julian Billotte, master gilder and founder of Capricho Gilding Studios, San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
October 8 through November 13, Artists Showcase
*** Opening reception, Saturday, October 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
Through October 28, Bill Kane – Light Bodies
Ice House Gallery presents new Lenticular explorations by Bill Kane. Inspired by traditional Tibetan Buddhist Thangka paintings, Kane’s large-scale, colorful, meditative kinetic artworks – which morph from one image to another depending on the angle of viewing – are his reimagining of the Color, Light and Reverence he finds so compelling in the Tibetan works.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through December 23, Layers: Serenity, Survival, and Silence
Artwork by Sally Rapelye Briggs.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

History
Through November 6, Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a melding of traditions, Catholic and indigenous. Mexico’s indigenous people preserved their traditions within the accepted practices of the colonial authority, sustaining them through the generations. What has been preserved across time is the message that death is a part of life and the dead live on through our rituals of remembrance.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through October 9, Watercolor Exhibit
Launch for Three Layer Watercolor Landscapes by Patrick Fanning.
Enjoy watercolors by Sonoma County artists in this fine exhibition!

October 15 through December 4, Fantasy Exhibit
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
October 8 through November 28, Feldsott: BuDah Paintings
*** Opening reception October 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Feldsott’s body of work has always confronted the complexities of human nature: its violent faults as well as its spiritual aspirations. In The Budah Paintings, Feldsott repeats and alters the motif of the Buddha to examine such aspirations, the immaterial and the irreverent, while still rooting viewers in their contemporary societal realities.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
October 6 through November 5, Honoring Life: Love & Remembrance
*** Opening Reception Thursday, October 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with celebrations for Day of the Dead, the Petaluma Arts Center is inaugurating a different approach to our annual event. Honoring Life: Love and Remembrance uses the artmaking process to address how different cultures or community groups remember those who have passed away. Curated by Irma Vega Bijou.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through October 9, Expressions in Clay
Featuring work by six Japanese ceramic 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
Saturday October 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., Super 10
The Super 10 are a collection of emerging and professional artists who represent some of Sonoma Counties best! They represent different genres, techniques and styles—all of which have been mastered by them!
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
October 6 through October 30, Art From The Other Side
*** Artist reception Friday, October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In late Autumn is when the barriers between the worlds become thin. This exhibit is a celebration of this time of year and our expanded perception of the Mysterious, the Marvelous and the Magical. This is a non-juried showing work by Bay Area and Northern California artists.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Through October 20, Donna Larsen
Larsen’s work is often wheat-pasted on the streets of New York and forms a dialogue between what already exists on the location; a process that creates a dialogue between her work and a found environment. Larsen’s work also includes long vertical pieces reminiscent of Chinese landscape paintings. The strong thread of Eastern philosophy and Buddhism runs through the work and gives us insight into a deeper poetic meaning.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

 

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
October 22 through November 27, Not Just Landscapes
*** Opening reception October 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Exhibition is juried by Richard McDaniel.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
October 4 through December 3, What the Crows Brought Me
*** Reception October 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Assemblage by Rebeca Treviño. As crows delight in play and shiny things, Rebeca’s art lures the viewer with unusual juxtapositions, out-of-context objects, and ever-surprising stories.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through October 16, Farmworkers
Showing Photographs, Prints, and Paintings by Morrie Camhi, Erik Castro, Jay Mercado, and Christie Tirado.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders. Many of the works are experimental using stencils, impasto paint, and found objects. Saunders reuses many motifs in his work and repurposes commercial and cultural signs to create multiple perspectives and multiple meanings.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through October 23, Bathed In Golden Light
Nancy Gray presents a collection of paintings inspired by the soft light and golden glow that illuminates Sonoma’s vineyards and rolling hills.

The Staircase Showcase presents Laura Roney’s Reflections, a collection of small oil paintings that celebrate the often-overlooked little objects that we collect as memories.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in September 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Art Trails Sonoma County 2022
*** Open Studios, Saturday and Sunday, September 24, 25, and October 1, 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *On Sunday, 9/25 studios will close at 4 p.m. in respect of Rosh Hashanah. 117 professional artists open their art studios for 2 weekends this fall and invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios and COLLECT beautiful art.
Visit one of the preview shows, where you can see Art Trails art and decide which open studios you would like to visit. While you’re there, pick up a free collector’s guide.
www.sonomacountyarttrails.org

Arts Guild of Sonoma
Through September 26, New / Fresh
Showing work by 22 Arts Guild members.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Astro Motel
Through November 25, Mary Fuller McChesney: Myth and Monument from Sonoma Mountain
*** Opening reception Thursday, September 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Talented in many genres, Mary Fuller McChesney found that her sculpture was often overlooked in favor of her husband’s, Robert McChesney, paintings. Working in cement mixed with vermiculite, she built and carved a world of mythic creatures deeply influenced by her philosophic studies as well as Maya and Aztec mythology. Eighteen pieces, three of them bronze, are placed throughout the Astro Motel’s property.
323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa
707-200-4655
www.theastro.com

 

Max Pechstein

Calabi Gallery
September 3 through October 29, Mixed Bag
*** Artists reception Saturday, September 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The new exhibition is a reflection of the gallery’s eclectic nature, and features some new work by gallery artists, some newly acquired vintage works, and a selection of works from our vast inventory.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

 

 

 

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 17, Transcend
Guest artists for this exhibit are Kathleen McCallum, Photography and David Taber, 3D Art. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Clay Vajgrt, Acrylic Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
September 2 through October 22, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Receptions, September 2, and October 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

Fulton Crossing
September 2 through October 2, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Reception, September 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.
1200 River Road, Fulton

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

Gallery One
September 8 through October 2, Art Trails Preview Exhibit
*** Reception, September 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma

Graton Gallery
Through October 2, Graton Gallery Partners
Showing work by Gallery partner artists along with Guest artists; E. Ryder Sutton, and Jennifer Whitfield. Ryder Sutton is sponsoring “Rescue” a benefit for Compassion without Borders.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through October 8, Reflections on Gold
*** Reception Saturday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Plus History of Gilding: a talk and water gilding demonstration by Julian Billotte, at 5 p.m.
Frames from the Capricho Collection, an exhibit of antique and contemporary gilt frames and mirrors, drawn from the collection of Julian Billotte, master gilder and founder of Capricho Gilding Studios, San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through October 2, Beauty in the Beasts
Our world is a masterpiece made up of creatures from the largest mammal to the smallest organisms, and even beings from our imaginations. The exhibition celebrates fur, hair, scales and feathers by local, national and international artists.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
Through September 3, Hamlet Mateo
This Memorial exhibition showcases the work of Hamlet Mateo.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

 

 

 

 

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

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

History
Through September 11, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Through September 11, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Through September 11, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Members Exhibit
OCA members present a diverse exhibit in a variety of media.

September 10 through October 9, Watercolor Exhibit
*** Artists reception Saturday, September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Book Launch for Three Layer Watercolor Landscapes by Patrick Fanning.
Enjoy watercolors by Sonoma County artists in this fine exhibition!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through September, Summer Exhibition
Featuring new and archived works by Gallery artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
Through September 24, Agri-CULTURED
The exhibition explores cross-cultural intersections of food and farming in our region. The project brings together food producers, purveyors, and artists who work locally and align with global concerns of sustainable practice and cultural memory.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through October 9, Expressions in Clay
Featuring work by six Japanese ceramic 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
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through October 1, Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form
Traditional or Inventive, the Book as Object – A Work of Art. Sculptured or altered, from traditional codex to unfolding accordion book, Scrolls, fans, tunnels, and flag books, to name a few.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Pulp: Paper & Book Arts
*** Closing Party Sunday, September 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The juried show features innovative and traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures.

September 10 through October 2, Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibition
*** Artists reception Friday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be one piece of art from each of the 116 Art Trails participating artists.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through October 2, a little of this, a little of that
Smaller paintings by Jeff Watts feature a collection of oil paintings with intimate, masterful views of animals, landscapes and the figure–intriguing worlds inside small spaces.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
September 8 through October 16, Farmworkers
*** Opening reception, Thursday, September 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Showing Photographs, Prints, and Paintings by Morrie Camhi, Erik Castro, Jay Mercado, and Christie Tirado.
Gallery Talk with photojournalist Erik Castro, Thursday, September 29, from 12 to 1 p.m.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
September 10 through January 8, 2023, Raymond Saunders: On Freedom and Trust
*** Opening Reception Saturday, September 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Event is free for SVMA members, and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this event. The exhibition features 25 large scale mixed-media paintings by Saunders. Many of the works are experimental using stencils, impasto paint, and found objects. Saunders reuses many motifs in his work and repurposes commercial and cultural signs to create multiple perspectives and multiple meanings.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through September 25, Nature’s Audubon
*** Reception Saturday, September 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artists, Ron Sumner and Donna Schaffer. Ron Sumner presents Nature’s Audubon, a collection of paintings that express he unique beauty and character of birds. After studying them in detail, Sumner carefully takes into account the detail of his subjects’ coloration, bone structure, and texture of the feathers.

The Staircase Showcase presents Donna Schaffer’s Vineyards Through the Seasons, a collection of small works that capture the vineyards beauty through evolving seasons.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in August 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
August 3 through September 26, New / Fresh
***
Opening reception, Saturday, August 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Showing work by Arts Guild members.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

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

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through September 17, Transcend
Guest artists for this exhibit are Kathleen McCallum, Photography and David Taber, 3D Art. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker. Featured resident artist is Clay Vajgrt, Acrylic Painting.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

 

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

 

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through August 24, International Influence
*** First Friday reception, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show explores France and other countries through the eyes of Sonoma County artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

 

Gallery 300
Currently on view is work by Rachel Sager, Todd Barricklow and Alejandro Salazar.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

Graton Gallery
Through August 21, Anything Goes #8
This Juried Show is always full of interesting surprises. Juried by artist Tony Speirs.

August 26 through October 2, Graton Gallery Partners
*** Reception Saturday, August 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Showing work by Gallery partner artists along with Guest artists; E. Ryder Sutton, and Jennifer Whitfield.
Ryder Sutton is sponsoring “Rescue” a benefit for Compassion without Borders.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through August 20, The Princesse: Retelling the Story of Art
For this series, Kristen Throop has been working on The Princesse for the past four years. At the project’s center is Ingres’s famous 1853 portrait of the Princesse de Broglie. Each of the pieces in the exhibition relates to a different aspect of Ingres’s portrait, fitting together like a puzzle which then reveals a larger narrative. See website for schedule of Artist Talks.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through August 14, Emerging Artists Exhibition
This annual exhibition promotes artists entering the world of exhibiting their work. Selected artists are between the ages of high school seniors and 30 years old.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
August 6 through September 3, Hamlet Mateo
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, August 6, from 3 to 7 p.m.
This Memorial exhibition showcases the work of Hamlet Mateo.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

 

 

 

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 26, Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us
Featuring the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

History
Through September 11, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
August 6 through September 4, Members Exhibit
*** Artists reception, Saturday August, 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
OCA members present a diverse exhibit in a variety of media.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through August, Summer Exhibition
Featuring new and archived works by Gallery artists.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

 

Petaluma Arts Center
August 11 through September 24, Agri-CULTURED
*** Opening Reception, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibition explores cross-cultural intersections of food and farming in our region. The project brings together food producers, purveyors, and artists who work locally and align with global concerns of sustainable practice and cultural memory.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
August 12 through October 9, Expressions in Clay
Six Japanese Ceramic 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
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
August 5 through October 1, Turning Pages: The Book as an Art Form
*** Artist reception Friday August 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Traditional or Inventive, the Book as Object – A Work of Art. Sculptured or altered, from traditional codex to unfolding accordion book, Scrolls, fans, tunnels, and flag books, to name a few.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

 

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through September 4, Pulp: Paper & Book Arts
The juried show features innovative and traditional explorations of book arts, paper arts, and paper sculptures. Jurors are Alicia Bailey and Helen Hiebert.
282 South High St., Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

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

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
Seen & Unseen is the first exhibition of Cunningham’s photographs to tour the U.S. in 20 years, giving a new generation the opportunity to view her work for the first time.

Also on view: Dancing with Charlie: Bay Area Art from the Campbell Collection
Dancing with Charlie presents a collection that helped shape the evolution of Bay Area art. Guest curated by Susan M. Anderson, the exhibition reveals Mr. Campbell’s keen eye for enduring talent and commitment to living artists.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
August 1 through August 28, Sonoma Backroads
*** Reception Saturday, August 13, from 4 to6 p.m.
Beverly Bird, presents Sonoma Backroads, a collection of works that explore the rich bounty of Sonoma’s natural beauty. Whether in acrylic, oil or watercolor, each painting presents a special aspect of the region’s backroad highlights. Meet the Artist: Beverly Bird will host the gallery August 19 and August 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Staircase Showcase presents Willow LaLand’s A Taste of Wine Country, a collection of small works that capture the beauty of Sonoma Wine Country.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in July 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Café Frida Gallery
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Calabi Gallery
Through July 30, The Visionary Art of Alejandro Salazar
Alejandro Salazar is an incredibly powerful and inventive artist. Born and raised in Colima, Mexico, Alejandro is essentially self-taught, but the inherent sophistication of his work belies that fact. While his work has some similarities of vision with other Latin American surrealists, it is always uniquely his own.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through July 16, Restless
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting; and Winifred Potenza, Ceramic Sculpture. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Pamela Heck, Acrylic Painting is the featured resident.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
July 1 through August 24 International Influence
*** First Friday reception, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The show explores France and other countries through the eyes of Sonoma County artists.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Graton Gallery
Through July 10, Recent Paintings by Tim Haworth and Sabra Briere
Also showing Guest Artists; Thea Goldstine, Teri Haggerty and Heather Myler.

July 15 through August 21, Anything Goes #8
*** Artists Reception Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 5 p.m.
This Juried Show is always full of interesting surprises.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

 

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through August 20, The Princesse: Retelling the Story of Art
*** Artist’s reception Saturday, July 2 from 3 to 6 p.m.
For this series, Kristen Throop has been working on The Princesse for the past four years. At the project’s center is Ingres’s famous 1853 portrait of the Princesse de Broglie. Each of the pieces in the exhibition relates to a different aspect of Ingres’s portrait, fitting together like a puzzle which then reveals a larger narrative. See website for schedule of Artist Talks.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
July 7 through August 14, Emerging Artists Exhibition
This annual exhibition promotes artists entering the world of exhibiting their work. Selected artists are between the ages of high school seniors and 30 years old.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
Through July 4, Celebrating the Late Jon Gariepy
This memorial exhibition showcases much of Jon’s ceramic work including his signature cars and boats.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 26, Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us
Featuring the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

History
Through September 11, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through July 31, Pointless Sisters Quilt Exhibit
See what the Pointless Sisters have created this year with their spectacular quilting talents!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

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

Petaluma Arts Center
Through July 23, Common Threads: Art & Fiber
Exhibition of work by 12 fiber artists.
Also on view, Recent Works by David Brunhofer & Lisa Lightman. Curated by Carin Jacobs.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

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

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through July 3, Through My Eyes 2.0
Photographs by Dan Kabanuck. The show showcases several images that he captured in and around Petaluma. Included are black and white aluminum prints, along with several color images of some amazing sunsets around town.

Art Reception July 16, from 2 to 8 p.m. Unexpected in Petaluma
Join RiverFront and Oli Gallery for a visual explosion of color, concept, technique and the element of unexpected as we take you on a visual story told through the lens of very talented artists.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through July 30, UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle
The exhibition features artwork, by over 30 artists, that has been made from repurposed materials. These materials may have come from discarded items, such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics; or found objects, such as drift wood and seed pods, or things that have fulfilled their original useful purpose, such as auto parts, wine barrel hoops, or fabric.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Currently we are showing over 30 sculptures by 15 artists at our SculptureWALK, including a number of the ever-favorite kinetic sculptures. Three new ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming can be seen on the SculptureWALK. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through July 24, Abstract 2022
Over 60 works selected by Juror, and abstract painter, Mark Perlman.
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

 

Sebastopol Gallery
Through July 30, Woman and Fox, A Journey
Work by Teri Sloat expressing her inner Fox. Teri says, “The inner part of me is the fox, and, in different forms, the woman is who I am and how I feel. The fox is always there, leading, waiting, reminding me of the importance of stories and dreams.”
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

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

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
Seen & Unseen is the first exhibition of Cunningham’s photographs to tour the U.S. in 20 years, giving a new generation the opportunity to view her work for the first time.

Also on view: Dancing with Charlie: Bay Area Art from the Campbell Collection
Dancing with Charlie presents a collection that helped shape the evolution of Bay Area art. Guest curated by Susan M. Anderson, the exhibition reveals Mr. Campbell’s keen eye for enduring talent and commitment to living artists.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through July 31, Marble-ous
*** Reception July 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.: Meet the artists, Laura Roney and Carolyn Wilson, and learn about their inspiration, background, and stylistic approaches. Laura Roney, presents Marble-ous, a collection of works in oil that focuses on marbles. Roney transforms these fun colorful balls of glass and paint into swirling designs of symmetry and structure. Viewing these paintings, one comes away with a renewed appreciation for those small objects in our world we often do not take the time to actually see. Meet the Artist: Laura Roney will be hosting the gallery Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Carolyn Wilson’s Backyard Beauty. A collection of smaller mixed media collage paintings that celebrate the bevy of nature’s treasures found close to home, such as backyard birds, beloved garden blooms and billowy wildflowers.
Meet the Artist: Carolyn Wilson will be hosting the gallery Fridays July 8 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in June 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Art at the Source
June 4 through June 5, and June 11 through June 12, Art at the Source Open Studios.
Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, each weekend. Presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Art at the Source is an opportunity for you to meet working artists, learn about their creative process, and purchase artwork directly from the artist. You may also have the chance to see live demonstrations in various techniques and processes such as ceramics, printmaking, painting, and more.

With 124 participating artists, the best way to begin is to visit one or more of the Preview exhibitions, where you can see examples of their work, pick up a catalog with lists and maps, and make your plan. For more information about Preview Exhibitions, maps, and lists of artists go to www.artatthesource.org

Arts Guild of Sonoma
June 1 through June 27, Celebrating Summer
Showing the work of 18 Guild artists.
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

 

Café Frida Gallery
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Calabi Gallery
June 11 through July 30, The Visionary Art of Alejandro Salazar
*** Reception Saturday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Alejandro Salazar is an incredibly powerful and inventive artist. Born and raised in Colima, Mexico, Alejandro is essentially self-taught, but the inherent sophistication of his work belies that fact. While his work has some similarities of vision with other Latin American surrealists, it is always uniquely his own.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through July 16, Restless
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting; and Winifred Potenza, Ceramic Sculpture. Resident artists are Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Hanya Popova Parker and Clay Vajgrt. Pamela Heck, Acrylic Painting is the featured resident.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
*** Opening Reception June 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through June 25, Art at the Source Preview
*** First Friday reception, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Gallery 300
Through June 20, Form + Function
The show features works by Alejandro Salazar, Lisa Beerntsen, Todd Barricklow, Rachel Sager, and Piper Snow.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

Gallery One
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma
707-778-8277
www.petaluma-galleryone.com

 

Graton Gallery
June 3 through July 10, Recent Paintings by Tim Haworth and Sabra Briere
*** Artists Reception Saturday, June 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Also showing Guest Artists; Thea Goldstine, Teri Haggerty and Heather Myler.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
Through June 11, The Embodied Line
The Art of Ink International Society, (AIIS), is an international group of calligraphers dedicated to promoting the art and appreciation of contemporary calligraphy.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through June 19, Miniatures Exhibition
No work is over 12 inches in either direction.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

IceHouse Gallery / Digital Grange
June 4 through July 4, Celebrating the Late Jon Gariepy
*** Opening on Saturday, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
This memorial exhibition showcases much of Jon’s ceramic work including his signature cars and boats.
707-778-2238
405 East D St., Petaluma
www.digitalgrange.com

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through August 26, Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us
Featuring the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

 

DS Gordon

Lori Austin Gallery, Montgomery Village
Through June 12, New Horizons
New works by DS Gordon.
725 Village Court, Santa Rosa
www.loriaustingallery.com

 

 

 

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through June 5, 2022, Agency: Feminist Art and Power
The exhibition brings together the work of woman artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ, and gender identities. Twenty-eight exhibiting artists explore the concept of agency—the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently, and to make free choices. The work examines empowerment, identity, gender roles, aging, gender fluidity, reproductive choice, women and work, violence, and urgent social topics that confront our understanding of what shapes us as individuals and communities.

June 25 through November 27, Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
*** Opening Reception, Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Collective Arising features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives, including nure, 3.9 Collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT, and Black [Space] Residency. Collectives—groups of like-minded individuals coming together to achieve a common goal—have offered space for Black artists to expand their practice, amplify their voices, and nurture one another. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to the dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives. Curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh.

Through June 26, At The Forge: Blacksmithing in Sonoma County
This exhibition features the creativity of modern day Blacksmiths as they present a variety of works forged by a dedicated group of artists and crafts people. Included are functional, sculptural, abstract, architectural, whimsical, ornate, and simple forged items made of metal. The exhibition also includes a selection of artifacts and stories of Sonoma County blacksmiths of the past; describing the important role played by ‘smithies’ of days gone by.

History
Through September 11, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

 

Occidental Center for the Arts
June 4 through July 31, Pointless Sisters Quilt Exhibit
*** Artists’ Reception Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
See what the Pointless Sisters have created this year with their spectacular quilting talents!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Oli Gallery
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
16215 Main St., Guerneville
707-640-7214

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 19, About Time
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
June 11 through July 23, Common Threads: Art & Fiber
*** Opening Reception June 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Also opening, Recent Works by David Brunhofer & Lisa LIghtman. Curated by Carin Jacobs.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

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

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through July 3, Through My Eyes 2.0
Photographs by Dan Kabanuck. The show showcases several images that he captured in and around Petaluma. Included are black and white aluminum prints, along with several color images of some amazing sunsets around town.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
June 3 through July 30, UpCycle: Reimagine and Recycle
*** Artist Reception Friday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
UpCycled art promotes an important message of conservation of our planet’s limited resources; educating us to new, original uses for so-called disposable objects.
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Currently we are showing over 30 sculptures by 15 artists at our SculptureWALK, including a number of the ever-favorite kinetic sculptures. Three new ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming can be seen on the SculptureWALK. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Showing work by all Art at the Source Open Studios participating artists.

June 18 through July 24, Abstract 2022
*** Opening reception Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Over 60 works selected by Juror, and abstract painter, Mark Perlman.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

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

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

 

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
Seen & Unseen is the first exhibition of Cunningham’s photographs to tour the U.S. in 20 years, giving a new generation the opportunity to view her work for the first time.

Also opening: Dancing with Charlie: Bay Area Art from the Campbell Collection
Dancing with Charlie presents a collection that helped shape the evolution of Bay Area art. Guest curated by Susan M. Anderson, the exhibition reveals Mr. Campbell’s keen eye for enduring talent and commitment to living artists.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Laura Roney

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through June 26, 25 Years Celebrating Art
*** Reception June 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Upstairs Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in Healdsburg and was the first artist-owned cooperative in Sonoma County. The Upstairs Art Gallery’s Silver Anniversary is a celebration of 25 artists, 25 years, on the 25th of June, donating 25% to help the community. Celebrating Art is a collection of works expressing each artist’s celebratory inspiration. The Staircase Showcase presents Karen Miller’s Close to Home, a collection of small pastel paintings of scenes that conjure the warm feeling of home.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in May 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

Café Frida Gallery
Through May 29, Tarot and Our Intuition
Two artists, Cade Burkhammer and Akiva Satnarayan, whose artworks deal extensively with Tarot and its’ meanings, approach the subject from their unique perspectives.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

Pamela Glasscock

Calabi Gallery
Through May 31, Group Show
The show is an eclectic mix of new work by gallery artists as well as a selection from the inventory of vintage works, including new acquisitions. It is a wonderfully rich assortment bridging many periods of time, styles, and media. Featuring works by gallery artists Douglas Ballou, Howard Foote, Pamela Glasscock, James Ford Grant, Tim Haworth, Iva Hladis, Evri Kwong, Carolyn Lord, Michael Ramos, Inna Talantova, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 21, Challenge
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting, and Don Ketman, Wood Artistry. Featured Resident Artist is Laura Paine Carr, Acrylic, Mixed-Media. Also showing work by Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Cloverdale, CA
Through April 25, 2024, Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
** Opening Reception June 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Nine new sculptures have been chosen by the Selection Committee and are part of the 2022-2024 Sculpture Trail. The themes of these nine sculptures are diverse and show the creative thinking and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
https://cloverdalesculpturetrail.org/

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
May 6 through June 25, Art at the Source Preview
*** First Friday reception, May 6, and June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

 

Gallery 300
Through May 30, Works of Heart
Preview of artwork for Jewish Community Free Clinic fundraiser.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
707-332-1212
www.gallery-300.com

 

 

 

 

Gallery One
May 21 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
*** Opening reception, May 22, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
209 Western Ave., Petaluma
707-778-8277
www.petaluma-galleryone.com

Graton Gallery
Through May 29, Clayton to Graton 3.5
Featuring artworks by Rik Olson and Fred Kling; with Guest Artists, Jenny Abramson, Joanne Kline, and Bill Theis.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
May 7 through June 11, The Embodied Line
*** Opening reception Saturday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Art of Ink International Society, (AIIS), is an international group of calligraphers dedicated to promoting the art and appreciation of contemporary calligraphy.
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
May 6 through June 19, Miniatures Exhibition
*** Opening reception Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
No work is over 12 inches in either direction.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

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

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through June 5, 2022, Agency: Feminist Art and Power
The exhibition brings together the work of woman artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ, and gender identities. Twenty-eight exhibiting artists explore the concept of agency—the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently, and to make free choices. The work examines empowerment, identity, gender roles, aging, gender fluidity, reproductive choice, women and work, violence, and urgent social topics that confront our understanding of what shapes us as individuals and communities.

History
Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Through May 29, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707-579-1500
www.museumsc.org

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through May 29, Figure It Out
*** Artists Reception Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.
OCA’s Figure Drawing Group artists share their latest works in this diverse exhibit!
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

 

 

Oli Gallery
May 7 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Featuring Artists participating in Art at the Source Open Studios.
16215 Main St., Guerneville
707-640-7214

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through June 5, About Time
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
paulmahdergallery.com/

 

 

 

Petaluma Arts Center
Through May 28, ART Connects Us
Youth Arts Exhibition, showcasing artwork from students grades K-12 in the greater Petaluma area.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through May, Spring Gardens
The rejuvenation promised with the arrival of Spring is expressed by the works on display. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through May 8, Through My Eyes 2.0
Photographs by Dan Kabanuck. The show showcases several images that he captured in and around Petaluma. Included are black and white aluminum prints, along with several color images of some amazing sunsets around town.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

Santa Rosa Arts Center
May 6 through May 26, Rising Artists
*** Artists reception First Friday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa High Schools’ Senior Students Art Show. Artwork from 7 schools, 12 teachers, and 46 students. Participating schools; Elsie Allen, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Ridgeway, Roseland Prep, Santa Rosa and SR Art Quest.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
This spring is an especially lovely time to visit, as we currently are showing over 30 sculptures by 15 artists at our SculptureWALK, including a number of the ever-favorite kinetic sculptures. Three new ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming can be seen on the SculptureWALK. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Through May 15, Reverberations 2 –Art and Poetry
A Visual Conversation includes the work of 50 artists who were given a poem to respond to visually. The artwork and poetry will be on display. Several poetry readings will be scheduled during the exhibition.

May 22 through June 12, Art at the Source Preview
Showing work by all Art at the Source Open Studios participating artists.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through May 28, Inflorescence: Paintings by Suzanne Edminster
*** Artist Reception, Saturday, May 7, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Artist Talk and Demo Saturday May 14, 3 p.m.
Inflorescence features new abstract and contemporary primitive paintings by Suzanne Edminster. Inflorescence means ‘to blossom’, and the work celebrates spring and renewal.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through May 22, BFA Exhibition 2022
One of the highlights of the University Art Gallery’s annual program is the presentation each spring semester of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition. For the BFA students and their professors, the show serves as an opportunity to see, often for the first time, a curated selection of their best work in context with their peers and within in a professional gallery environment. This year’s exhibition features the work of six students who are graduating with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Jacob Brown, Anthony Davi, Axel Koenig, Jose Sanchez Chavez, Raven Akasha Sandoval, and Carlos Vega Aquilera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
May 11 through August 28, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
*** Opening Reception Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free to Members, Non-members $10; Pre-registration is required.
Seen & Unseen is the first exhibition of Cunningham’s photographs to tour the U.S. in 20 years, giving a new generation the opportunity to view her work for the first time.

Also opening: Dancing with Charlie: Bay Area Art from the Campbell Collection
Dancing with Charlie presents a collection that helped shape the evolution of Bay Area art. Guest curated by Susan M. Anderson, the exhibition reveals Mr. Campbell’s keen eye for enduring talent and commitment to living artists.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Marsha Connell

Upstairs Art Gallery
May 2 through May 29, Peaceful Edge of Nature
Marsha Connell presents Peaceful Edge of Nature, a collection of paintings that capture wild places that calm the spirit. Drawing on her background as painter and naturalist observer, she absorbs the configurations of shapes, shadows, trees and sky from a certain perspective.
*** Meet the Artist: Connell will be hosting the gallery May 8, 15, 19, 26, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Ron Sumner’s Rustic Ruminations, a collection of small paintings highlighting rural landscapes, many featuring iconic barns proudly weathered with age.
*** Meet the Artist: Sumner will be hosting the gallery May 7 & 14, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and May 11 & 21 from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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Art in Sonoma County: Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in April 2022

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

Please check with the venues for current status of health protocols, hours, events and exhibitions.

Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa St., Sonoma
707-996-3115
www.artsguildofsonoma.org

 

Café Frida Gallery
April 1 through May 29, Tarot and Our Intuition
Two artists, Cade Burkhammer and Akiva Satnarayan, whose artworks deal extensively with Tarot and its’ meanings, approach the subject from their unique perspectives. The artists will speak about their work and how it relates to the evolving world climate change at Café Frida Gallery on Earth Day, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.
707-303-5925
300 South A Street, #4, Santa Rosa
www.cafefridagallery.com

 

 

By Bambi Waterman

Calabi Gallery
Through April 30, Group Show
The show is an eclectic mix of new work by gallery artists as well as a selection from the inventory of vintage works, including new acquisitions. It is a wonderfully rich assortment bridging many periods of time, styles, and media. Featuring works by gallery artists Douglas Ballou, Howard Foote, Pamela Glasscock, James Ford Grant, Tim Haworth, Iva Hladis, Evri Kwong, Carolyn Lord, Michael Ramos, Inna Talantova, and Bambi Waterman.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
707-781-7070
www.calabigallery.com

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Through September 18, Spark Plug to Snoopy: 100 Years of Schulz
This exhibition kicks off a centennial celebration of Schulz’s birth on November 26, 1922, and reflects back to a world before Peanuts, by featuring original work by the artists who influenced Schulz and inspired him to become a cartoonist.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
707-579-4452
www.schulzmuseum.org

 

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
Through May 21, Challenge
Guest artists for this exhibit are Thomas Glass Phinnessee, Oil Painting, and Don Ketman, Wood Artistry. Featured Resident Artist is Laura Paine Carr, Acrylic, Mixed-Media. Also showing work by Resident Artists; Laura Paine Carr, Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
707-894-4410
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

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

Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Through April 30, In Bloom
*** First Friday reception, April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Featured Artists are Lois Donaghey, Erin Dertner, Peter Krohn, Victoria Kochergin, Elizabeth Peyton, and Sally Baker. This exhibit is a celebration of the renewal that Spring brings, and especially the colors and forms that appear this time of year.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
707-546-2424
www.corricks.com

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

Graton Gallery
Through April 17, Annual Small Works Show
*** Reception Saturday April 2, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The show features over 130 artworks by 72 artists, in a wide variety of media and styles, making it a great way to see many of Sonoma County’s favorite artists all in one location. The work for the show was selected by Susan Shore, owner of the Artifact Gallery, Point Richmond.

April 22 through May 29, Clayton to Graton 3.5
*** Artists Reception, Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Featuring artworks by Rik Olson and Fred Kling; with Guest Artists, Jenny Abramson, Joanne Kline, and Bill Theis.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

Hammerfriar Gallery
132 Mill St, Healdsburg
707-473-9600
www.hammerfriar.com

 

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through May 1, Home
HCA has relocated to a new home around the corner. This transition inspired the show’s idea of exploring the concept of home. The theme celebrates change and reflects on the longing for stability.
334 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

 

 

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

Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
Through April 29, Conservation in Biodiversity Photography by Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel works as an advocate to create visual communication stories that cover Threatened, Endangered, keystone, and bellwether species. California Condors, rare marine mammals, and coastal landscapes are all part of this small cross-section of Joshua’s larger volume of internationally-recognized photographic work.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
707-527-9277
www.lagunafoundation.org

Museum of Sonoma County
Art
Through June 5, 2022, Agency: Feminist Art and Power
The exhibition brings together the work of woman artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ, and gender identities. Twenty-eight exhibiting artists explore the concept of agency—the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently, and to make free choices. The work examines empowerment, identity, gender roles, aging, gender fluidity, reproductive choice, women and work, violence, and urgent social topics that confront our understanding of what shapes us as individuals and communities.

History
Ongoing, Year of the Tiger: Chinese Traditions in Sonoma County 1980-2022
Featuring historic objects from the Museum’s Song Wong Bourbeau collection, as well as contemporary items generously provided from the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, the exhibition explores and recognizes the long history and continuity of Chinese traditions. The Chinese temple provided a sense of collective unity for Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans, and played a vital role in maintaining a connection with their cultural home. This exhibition shows that the important threads of community, culture, language, tradition, ritual, and history remain tightly woven into the fabric of Sonoma County.

Through May 29, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
The exhibition features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarnation camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944) in which he protested what he called the “enforced exodus” of a American citizens within their own country. Now, 80 years after one of America’s most horrific decisions, this exhibition is an important lesson about the past injustice done to a community because of their national origin, the urgency of confronting injustice, as well as bearing witness to the resilience of the human spirit.

Working closely with the Sonoma County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Museum also presents a selection of stories, objects, and images related to the experience of Sonoma County residents who faced forced incarceration in camps like Manzanar during the war.

Ongoing, Light, Clay, and Copper: Mid-Century Arts and Crafts in Sonoma County
The exhibition features three important collections from the Museum of Sonoma County: The photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel, the pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain, and the metalwork of Harry Dixon. Each was a master of their artform and all were contemporaries that shared ideals and influences. Light, Clay, and Copper explores the connections and shared experiences of these four remarkable artists.

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

Occidental Center for the Arts
Through April 24, Salmon Creek School Student Exhibit
*** Reception, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
707-874-9392
www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org

Paul Mahder Gallery
Through April 3, Journey To The Tower
Hand painted photo sculptures by Natalia Bertotti and Michael Garlington. Using a process of “in-camera collages” the artists re-created Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations of the Rider Waites Tarot Cards while simultaneously bringing a sense of humor and folly to the project.

April 7 through June 5, About Time
*** Artist Reception, Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Art of Elena Zolotnitsky is all about painting—painting time, space and emotion.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
707-473-9150
https://paulmahdergallery.com/

Petaluma Arts Center
April 14 through May 28, ART Connects Us
*** Opening Reception Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Youth Arts Exhibition, showcasing artwork from students grades K-12 in the greater Petaluma area.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
707-762-5600
www.petalumaartscenter.org

 

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Through April, Spring Blooms
Even though California desperately needs more rain, the rejuvenation promised with the arrival of Spring is expressed by the works on display. Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through May 8, Through My Eyes 2.0
Photographs by Dan Kabanuck. The show showcases several images that he captured in and around Petaluma. Included are black and white aluminum prints, along with several color images of some amazing sunsets around town.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

 

 

 

Santa Rosa Arts Center
Through April 30, Figures and Faces
Figures and Faces features artwork from Sonoma County and the Bay Area.

Through April 27, SRAC Members Art Exhibition is on view at Finley Community Center, on West College Ave.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
707-526-0135
https://santarosaartscenter.org/

Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
On-line visiting artist lecture series. Check website for schedule.
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
707-527-4298
https://art-gallery.santarosa.edu/current-exhibits-0

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen
Three new ceramic sculptures by Carol Fleming can be seen on the SculptureWALK. Our indoor space is now closed, but our outdoor SculptureWALK exhibition can still be viewed 7 days a week.
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
707-933-1300
www.sculpturesite.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
April 9 through May 15, Reverberations 2 –Art and Poetry
*** Opening reception Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.
A Visual Conversation includes the work of 50 artists who were given a poem to respond to visually. The artwork and poetry will be on display. Several poetry readings will be scheduled during the exhibition.
282 High Street, Sebastopol
707-829-4797
www.sebarts.org

Sebastopol Gallery
Through April 2, Flight Path, Paintings by Sharon Eisley
*** Reception Saturday, March 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sharon Eisley presents a series of oil paintings exploring the decisions we make in our lives to turn one way or another, to stretch our wings and fly in a new direction, looking at what motivates us to make life choices, and the paradigms that constrain us.
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
707-829-7200
www.sebastopol-gallery.com/

 

By Windy Chien

Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
Through April 10, A Beautiful Mess, Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard
The exhibition features work by 10 women artists, all of whom use knotting or weaving as their primary technique. Using rope, yarn, clay, and wire, these makers knot and twist their media into sculptures that range from minimalistic order, to joyful pandemonium, thereby upending traditional perceptions about the art of weaving, knotting, and macramé.

April 27 through May 22, BFA Exhibition 2022
*** Opening reception, Wednesday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.
One of the highlights of the University Art Gallery’s annual program is the presentation each spring semester of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition. For the BFA students and their professors, the show serves as an opportunity to see, often for the first time, a curated selection of their best work in context with their peers and within in a professional gallery environment. This year’s exhibition features the work of six students who are graduating with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; Jacob Brown, Anthony Davi, Axel Koenig, Jose Sanchez Chavez, Raven Akasha Sandoval, and Carlos Vega Aquilera.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
707-664-2295
www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Through April 24, Out of Our Minds: Clayton Bailey & Tony Natsoulas
This exhibition brings together two major players of the California Funk Art movement. Known for their satire, humor, and irreverence, Tony Natsoulas and the late Clayton Bailey created sculptures from clay and other materials that reflected a preference for unrefined and distinctive methods of construction.

This exhibition is also the first museum retrospective honoring Clayton Bailey, who passed away in 2020. A significant number of Bailey’s infamous robot sculptures are included in the show. Other programs and events related to the exhibition are listed on the museum website.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
707-939-7862
www.svma.org

 

Upstairs Art Gallery
Through May 1, Magical Mystery
*** Reception, Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Gail Morgan presents Magical Mystery, a collection of monotype abstracts that express the intriguing, and sometimes spiritual, mysteries of creating art. Meet the Artist: Morgan will be hosting the gallery Thursday, April 10 and Sunday, April 24, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

The Staircase Showcase presents Nancy Gray’s The Promise of Spring, a collection of small paintings that celebrate the glorious world in bloom. Meet the Artist: Gray will be hosting the gallery Mondays, April 11, 18 and 25, from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-4214
www.Upstairsartgallery.net

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