Bay Trees by James R. Reynolds, on display in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation's "A Watershed Event" exhibit, September 3 – December 20, 2019.

Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

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Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

A fun and eclectic selection of artwork by inspired local artists awaits you at venues all around Sonoma County. Stop in at some of the numerous art galleries, art centers, and museums to catch a special exhibit. Keep an eye out for art exhibits in wine tasting rooms and restaurants. Local galleries and art museums often feature interesting curated exhibits of national and international artists, as well. In the fall, the annual open studio tour, Sonoma County Art Trails, runs for two weekends, Oct. 12-13 and 19-20.

Check our Calendar of Events for opening and closing receptions, special artist talks, and other art events.

Here are just some of the exhibits on show now and upcoming art events.

We Have Your Art

Sept. 28 and 29
Atelier One, Graton
There are 17 artists, designers, architects to see at this annual open studio event. The historic Atelier One building in Graton is a hub of creative activity, set in the vineyards and apple orchards of West Sonoma County. Artists Lisa Beernsten, Robert Poplack, Charles Becker, Cindy Cleary, Christiane M. Vincent, Britta Kathmeyer, Linda Sorenson, Susan Greer, Elizabeth Peyton, Monty Monty, Robet Breyer, and Claude Smith will be on hand to discuss their works, ideas, and innovations. The Art Honors Life Gallery at FUNERIA displays unique cremation urns created by renowned artists. Nearby, the new clay artists and potters of the Studio 9000 Clay Collective will be inviting visitors to their venue the same weekend.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crossing Borders - Art About Immigration and Dissolving Boundaries

Through Sept. 27
Santa Rosa Arts Center, Santa Rosa
This timely exhibit encompasses politics, racism, love, psychology, societal transformation, and the future of the United States. The artwork depicts personal stories of immigration and ancestors, and of crossing personal borders.
Open Thursday 12-3:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m - 2 p.m.

Susan Proehl and Susan Stover

Through Oct. 6
Graton Gallery, Graton
The current art show at Graton Gallery features paintings and sculpture by Susan Proehl and Susan Stover, with guest artists Andrea Leland, Christie Marks, Joanne Taeuffer and Marcy Wheeler.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Great Outdoors

Through Oct. 19
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg
Sponsored by Sonoma Land Trust, Healdsburg Center for the Arts presents a juried selection of works from 24 artists in The Great Outdoors – visions and impressions of our world: over, under, beyond and through.
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Conversations with Nature

Sept. 30 - Oct. 27, 2019
Upstairs Art Gallery, Healdsburg
Susan Greer presents Conversations with Nature, a collection of minimalist landscape paintings that capture the rhythmic quality of the natural world. Concurrently, the Small Works Showcase on the stairway features "Quiet Places: Sonoma County in Pastels" by Karen A. Miller, exploring the year-round beauty of the area.
Open daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Whimsy and Would You Believe?

Through Nov. 3
Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma
One of Petaluma's best galleries, Riverfront's fall show features Whimsy, paintings by Karen Spratt and Would You Believe, paintings by Jerrie Jerné.

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Outside In and Sight Poems

Oct. 8 - Nov. 10
Graton Gallery, Graton
Graton Gallery presents Outside In by Bruce K. Hopkins and Sight Poems by Chris Cheek, with guest artists Shook C. Chung and Corrine Haverinen.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A Watershed Event

Through Dec. 20
Heron Hall, Laguna de Santa Rosa
Sculptor turned painter, James Reynolds, is the focus of the Laguna Environmental Center's fall art exhibit. His beautiful artwork explores the Laguna's watershed and resident animals.
Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., but call ahead to be sure you can view the art, as special events are held there.

Art Trails Preview Exhibit

Sept. 27 - Oct. 20
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol
Artists participating in the annual, self-guided fall open studio event Art Trails exhibit a preview of their artwork in a special exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Browse the fantastic variety of the 140+ artists and mark your calendar for the open studio tour, running two weekends Oct. 12-13 and 19-20.
Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1-4 p.m.

The Other Me: Masks That Reveal

Oct. 3 - Nov. 22
Santa Rosa Arts Center, Santa Rosa
An exhibit featuring creative interpretations of masks, artwork based on masks, masquerade, alter-ego, secret identities, and concealment.
Open Thursday 12-3:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m - 2 p.m.

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.