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Current and New Art Gallery and Museum Exhibitions for May 2014

Horizon 9, by David Gordon, at Carbon-14 (cropped)


Art abounds in Sonoma County, where inspired local artists work in a variety of media and genres.

While navigating around the vineyards and rolling hills, along the scenic coast, and through the welcoming townships, be sure and stop in at some of the numerous art galleries, art centers, and museums to see a special art exhibition. Many wineries and eateries also have art on exhibit, where you can view fine art while enjoying great food and refreshments.

Here are some exhibitions on view right now:

Calabi Gallery

The gallery is celebrating their new location in Santa Rosa with the 2014 Inaugural Group Exhibition. The gallery typically features an eclectic collection of 19th to 21st-century art that includes paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photography. Picture (right): Cactus #1, by Pamela Glasscock, 2013, Calabi Gallery.

456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa, 707-781-7070, www.calabigallery.com

Carbon-14 Contemporary Arts

May 1 through June 15, Presence
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 10, 5 to 8 p.m. Group exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and mixed-media by core artists; Martha Channer, Theresa Comozzi, DebraLea Comstock, Brooke Holve, David Gordon, Colin Lambert, Craig Mitchell, Fred Vedder, and Martha Wade.

6780 Depot St., Ste., 100, The Barlow, Sebastopol, 707-827-3020

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Through July 6, 2014, Evolution of the Comic Strip
See how Peanuts strips were transformed from the ink drawings Schulz created in his studio, to the comics pages of newspapers across the globe. Original printing plates, contact sheets, and documentary photographs illustrate the process of publishing syndicated comics before the digital era.

May 3 through November 2, Social Commentary

Schulz created Peanuts from the perspective of an informed observer. Thisexhibition highlights socially attuned Peanuts strips through original art, topical ephemera, and reaction letters.

2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.org

Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery

Through May 16, Launching
Mixed-media group show with nine artists; Warren Arnold, Robin Burgert, Deborah Butterfield, Ruth Cardin, Laura Paine Carr, Terry Holleman, Sharon Kozel, Paul Maurer, and Hanya Popova Parker.

204 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-4410, www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org

Graton Gallery

Through May 11, 2014, Out of Our Minds: New Works by Susan Ball and Rik Olson, with guest artists Phil Wright, Mayr McLean and Rhen Benson. On display are paintings, printmaking, and photography.

May 13 through June 22, In Water
Artists’ Reception, Saturday, May 17, 2 to 5 p.m.
Mixed Media by Marylu Downing, and clay by Barbara Hoffman, with guest artists, John Gruenwald, Maria Esther Sund, John Frank, and Karyn Craig.

9048 Graton Road, Graton, 707-829-8912, www.gratongallery.net

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Through June 22, Metal Arts
*** Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
Juried exhibition of artwork in metal, including jewelry, sculpture, furniture, and garden art.

130 Plaza St., Healdsburg, 707-431-1970, www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com

Ice House Gallery

Through May 17, Landscape, Part I
Inaugural exhibition in two parts, showing the work of over 50 artists.
May 23 through June 21, Landscape, Part II
*** Opening Reception on Friday, May 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

IceHouse Gallery at Digital Grange Fine Art Services, 405 East D St., Studio B, Petaluma, 707-778-2238

Petaluma Arts Center

May 9 through July 6, FonFoto: A Mobile Phone Photography Exhibit
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 10, 4 to 6 p.m.
This is a juried exhibition featuring images photographed with cell phone cameras. Juried by Stephanie Rausser and Barry Singer.

230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, 707-762-5600, www.petalumaartscenter.org

RiskPress Gallery

May 2 through May 30, Mike Koftinow and Chris Collette
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 3 from 5 to7 p.m.
This exhibition features a selection of new paintings, drawings and sculpture.

7345 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol, www.riskpress.com

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

May 15 through June 8, Art at the Source Preview Exhibition
Opening Reception, Thursday, May 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Each of the artists participating in the Art at The Source Open Studios has work on display.

282 High St., in the Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., Sebastopol, 707-829-4797, www.sebarts.org

Sonoma County Museum

May 23 through August 17, From Hogarth to Hundertwasser: A Passion for Prints

*** Opening Reception, Saturday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., go to website for tickets.

This exhibition features a collection of fine art prints dating from the fifteenth century to the present including work by Albrecht Durer, William Hogarth, Wassily Kandinsky, Hundertwasser, and Francisco Zuniga. It reflects the passion of a Sonoma County collector who has acquired prints for more than six decades. Picture (right): Regentag on Waves of Love, by F. Hundertwasser, Sonoma County Museum.

425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

May 10 through July 27, Wall and Ardor: William T. Wiley in the 21st Century
In this exhibition, guest curators Peter Selz and Sue Kubly present William T Wiley’s recent political paintings, new abstract paintings, sculpture, and works on paper of the 21st Century.

551 Broadway, Sonoma, 707-939-7862, www.svma.org

Sonoma State University

University Art Gallery

Through May 10, BFA Exhibition 2014
Features artwork by eleven students from the BFA program in the Art Department.
1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 707-664-2295, www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

Sonoma State University, Library Art Gallery

Through July 12, Divergent Acts: Current Work by SSU Sculpture Alumni
Highlights work by seven former students of Jann Nunn, Professor of Sculpture.

1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 707-664-4240, http://library.sonoma.edu

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Written by Satri Pencak

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