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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.

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.

Collage Art Show

May 11 and 12
Open Door Art Studio, Sebastopol
On Mother's Day Weekend, Patricia Marina and Emilie Munsch present mixed media collage art in a special open studio event.

Favorite Things

Through May 12
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol
Artists of every age have been invited to bring one piece of art representing a favorite thing. The artists have also been able to collaborate together and with the art center on where their piece is hung on the gallery walls.
Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Lucy Martin: The Understory

Through May 25
Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol
In this exhibit, Lucy Martin's gouache and watercolor paintings explore the sottobosco, or forest floor. Her paintings bring together mushrooms, lichens and plants in gorgeous compositions. Further to the fine art and crafts of a variety of other local artists, there will also be a feature in the gallery's north window of oil paintings by Jeff Watts. He considers all his work to be portraits, and his subjects are most often animals.
Open daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Round and Round We Go

Through May 26
Graton Gallery, Sebastopol
Imaginative mixedi-media work by Marylu Downing, Hap Sakwa, and Susandra Spicer will be on display along with works by guest artists: Monica Lee Boutz, Janet Doto, Catarina Martinico, and Lorraine Stribling.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Inside Face of Outsider Art: New Perspectives from the North Bay

Through May 27
Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma
This exhibit features artwork and performances by the artists of Alchemia in Petaluma, Cedars of Marin, and Marin Ventures—three North Bay studios which exclusively represent artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. View works that show the amazing talents and capabilities of those who are sometimes only recognized for their limitations.
Open April 16 through May 27, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reflectivity - Artists on Climate Change

Through June 2
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg
Reflecting on and responding to climate change, artists will be showing works that contemplate this pressing condition and offer hope of inspiring solutions. Along with the opening reception on April 20, 5-7 p.m., Healdsburg Center for the Arts also presents the Four Elements Festival in honor of Earth Day, from 1-5 p.m. There will be activities for kids, informative displays, music and entertainment.
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday, 11 a.m.  - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Carolyn Jarvis Paintings

Through June 5
Screamin' Mimi's Ice Cream, Sebastopol
Local landscape and still life paintings by Sebastopol oil painter Carolyn Jarvis will be on display at Screamin' Mimi's. View Jarvis' colorful, vibrant works while enjoying fantastic, house-made ice cream.
Open daily from 11 a.m.

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.