Art in Sonoma County


Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions in February

by Satri Pencak

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

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

*** Designates an Opening Reception.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through February 28, Emergence
Guest Artists Show 5 featuring work of gallery partners Tim Haworth, Mylette Welch and guests. The Gallery is currently open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
707-829-8912
www.gratongallery.net

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

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Through February 21, Inspiration and Connection
The 2021 Annual Members Exhibit!
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1970
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

By Kawase, Clearing After Snowfall.

 

Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Currently on view, Year of the Ox
It’s a New Year, and new art on view to help you put hope on the top of your to-do list for this year. And who knows what the Year of the Ox will bring? Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
707-875-2922
www.renbrown.com

 

 

 

 

By Dan Kabanuck

Riverfront Art Gallery
Through March 3, Winter Show
Featuring two artists; Dan Kabanuck is showing his photography in Through My Eyes, Part 1. And Christine Kierstead Sheeter is showing There Goes Christine, a retrospective of various subjects she has explored in the past.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
707-775-4278
www.riverfrontartgallery.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

By James Reynolds

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

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

 

 

 

Mural by Bud Snow

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

By Tosya Shore

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

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