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. The holiday season brings special exhibits featuring unique fine art gift ideas.

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

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

Transparency Matters

Through Dec. 15
Graton Gallery, Graton
Sally Baker's watercolors are on display at Graton Gallery, along with works by glass artists:  Valerie Adams, Monica Boettcher, Mark Freed, Salatino Gandolfo, and Branka Harris, as well as guest artists Younghwa Choi, Christine McNamara, Connie Robeson, and Francesca Scalpi.
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.

Holiday Gift Gallery

Through December
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg
The 18th Annual Gift Gallery is a selection of original, hand-crafted creations by local artists for holiday art lovers and shoppers to enjoy and share. 
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Seeing the World Anew

Through Jan. 5
Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma
A beautiful collection of photography by Lance Kuehne is the current show at one of Petaluma's cooperative Riverfront Gallery.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Member Show

Through Jan. 5
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol
SCA's annual member show is a "Family Reunion" exhibit where one piece from every member artists is displayed in a non-juried collection. All media will be included, but the emphasis is on fine art.
Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1-4 p.m.

California Dreamin'

Through January
Gallery 105, Santa Rosa
The works of two new additions to the Gallery 105 artist family are on display now. Antoinette Wysocki from New York and Hersley Casero from the Philippines. Gallery 105 is located in Santa Rosa's Historic Railroad Square.
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

A Big Show of Little Masterpieces

Through January
Santa Rosa Arts Center, Santa Rosa
The current show at Santa Rosa Arts Center, the anchor gallery for the SOFA arts district in downtown Santa Rosa, is a fun and inspiring collection of small works, with the maximum size allowed being 12 x 12 inches including the frame.
Open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Round and Round

Through Feb. 1
Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol
Kalia Kliban will show bowls, boxes, and other handmade wooden objects created on the lathe in Round and Round: A Celebration of Circularity. Kalia began wood turning in 2010 following on from experience making furniture and cabinetry. She's also a nationally acclaimed caller and teacher of traditional dance, such as contra and English country dance.  In the gallery's north window hang paintings by Sharon Eisley. Peruse artwork by 15 local artists.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.