Art Reception/Open House at Upstairs Art Gallery

Sat, December 3, 2022, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


EXHIBIT DATES:  November 21 – January 1, 2023

RECEPTION/HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: DECEMBER 3, 2022, 11am to 6pm: Join in to meet the artists and cheer the season and the show. Holiday goodies, small treats and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  

Sonoma County artists, 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 red cardinal in Wilson’s “Winter Messenger” complements the snowy green leaf in “Snowfall,” a monoprint by Gail Morgan.  The reds and greens with gold accents in these works, whether a floral display, landscape or a still life, bring a cheery note to the season.  Gold accents light up the pasture in Barretta’s “Franz Valley Field.”   Blue balls create a jazzy accent to the red flowers in Shore’s watercolor, “Amaryllis On My Mind.”  One can’t help but smile at Sumner’s watercolor “Twas Christmas Time in the Vineyard,” where a gnarly old grapevine seems to dance with joy regaled in brightly colored ornaments.  What a perfect way to celebrate the holidays in Sonoma wine country.

The Staircase Showcase on the stairway features consignment artist offerings, many under $50.

Find the perfect earrings or necklace from collections by jewelers: Laura Buckner, Hamida Judith Dides, Elaine Greene, Heyoka Merrifield, JoAnna Noble, Aaron Poovey, Brittany Roney.   Glass artists, Brian & Nancy Roberts and Melissa McCann present a range of beautiful pieces from fine art to decorative boxes. Ceramic artists Kathy Brown, JoAnn Cassady, Karen Norton, Randy Snyder, Barbara Tocher offer a variety of exciting works. Photographers Alexis Greenberg and EG Singer present a wide choice of images, including stunning vineyard scenes.  Animal whimsy is captured in sculptures by Sten Hoiland (wire), Fran Nielsen (assemblage), Nancy Winn (paper mache), ever popular for their delightful depiction of our favorite creatures.

Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. (707) 431-4214.: OPEN DAILY: 11am – 6 pm; extended holiday hours: Open Fri & Sat 10am – 7pm through December 23rd; closed December 25.  

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Upstairs Art Gallery

306 Center Street - Healdsburg