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Artists Groups and Art Galleries

by Vesta Copestakes

This Visual Arts Calendar is the same as we publish in our print edition. If we get listings that miss our print deadline, we will post them here so please send them along. For details on each of these listings, please visit our CALENDAR where events are listed by Day - Week - Month. Please send additions and corrections to

Call To Artists:

$500 prize for Sonoma County Graphic Artists  - Cittaslow Sebastopol is seeking graphic designs for markers to be glued to sidewalks along the Sebastopol Ped Line, the city's self-guided, color-coded walking tour. Prize for the winning design is $500. Deadline is March 31. Artist must live in Sonoma County. Download information and the application at Questions? Email

Artspace and City of Santa Rosa Market SurveyAttention all artists & creatives! Imagine an affordable mixed-use live/work project for artists & creatives of all disciplines. You can help bring creative space to Santa Rosa - Please take and share our survey to provide input:

Call for artists ~ Locally promoted online store/gallery seeks artists in all media. Created and run by local artists- For questions contact

Call for artists ~ GRO Artist Fellowships - Artists 21 to 35 are invited to apply for a GRO Fellowship for 2017-18.  Fellowships include a solo exhibition and group exhibition opportunities. Application deadline is April 22. GRO is seeking artists who live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, convenient to Point Reyes and especially welcomes West Martin artists.  For more information, pick up a prospectus at Gallery Route One or apply online: 

Unity of Santa Rosa ~ Unity spiritual community has ongoing exhibit time and space for spiritually inspirational art to be hung in the sanctuary for 90 day exhibits periods. Showing 8 - 12 pieces per artist, this is an opportunity for artist exposure. Info;

Call for Outdoor Art ~ Gallery 32 has on on-going need, so no deadline. Must be designed for garden space, hanging or freestanding. Email photos or call to see exhibition space. All work will be for sale with a 40% commission to the gallery. Email:, Phone Sally 707-239-0518

Mar 7 ~ Call for Literary Works ~ The Art of Gastronomy II - deadline extended! The Healdsburg Center for the Arts, has extended its deadline for literary submissions until March 7. Show date: March 18, 2017. Art of Gastronomy II celebrates the bounty of Sonoma County food and its wine industry in the context of art in a unique, two month-long presentation by the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, March 18 - May 14, 2017. Opening Reception 5:00 - 7:00 PM March 18. Works will be juried by: a gallerist, a chef, a winemaker, and a farmer in keeping with the theme Gastronomy. 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, California

Mar 14 ~ Call to Artists! The Spring Equinox: When Day and Night Are Equal. Submissions, open to Sonoma County artists only, will include all media. Works are limited to 5’ high and 4’ wide. Two-dimensional works are to be framed, or with gallery wrapped edges, wired on the back for hanging. This is a juried show. Accepted pieces will be listed on within 2 days. All items are to be for sale. Unframed prints of accepted works are welcome for our print rack. Up to four submissions per artist. Fee for first submission is $15, $10 for each additional entry. 40% gallery commission per sale. Payment of entry fees can be made by cash, check or credit card.Take in will be Tuesday, March 14th from 1:30 to 7:30 PM at Occidental Center for the Arts 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental,. We do not allow online submissions.

Mar 29 ~ CALL FOR ENTRIES  "60+, Creative expression by artists 60 and over" - Bring Work: 2-6 pm. Size restrictions apply! Read instructions on website, "calls for entry" Salon style.   First come, first served. Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S High Street, Sebastopol Show is: Mar 31-Apr 16  

Thru Mar 30  ~ Pop! The Power of Printmaking ~ Applications for POP! The Power of Printmaking, a juried exhibition that encourages printmakers to explore their unique ability to disseminate widely, ideas and information about current themes and concerns. It is also provides an opportunity for artists and the public to experience the printmakers's artistic visions and to appreciate the points of view of the illustrators, designers and other artists they collaborate with. POP! The Power of Printmaking exhibit is May 20 thru July 16, 2017.Open to printmakers and printmaker/collaborator teams submitting original work. Fine printmaking forms are eligible: intaglio (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, messotint, lithography), woodcut, linoleum block, letterpress, silkscreen, collagraph. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg,

Apr 22 ~ GRO Artist Fellowships Artists 21 to 35 are invited to apply for a GRO Fellowship for 2017-18 - Fellowships include a solo exhibition and group exhibition opportunities.  Application deadline is April 22.  GRO is seeking artists who live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, convenient to Point Reyes and especially welcomes West Martin artists.  For more information, pick up a prospectus at Gallery Route One or apply online:

Apr 11~ Day on the Green at the Village ~ Montgomery Village invites Artists to apply to the Day on the Green Art Festival. This annual event showcases California artists displaying and selling their creations, green businesses and environmental organizations with services and products that promote a natural lifestyle in balance with the planet. This festival is a benefit for LandPaths. The juried festival includes $1,500 in award prizes. The juror for this  year’s  event  will  be Paul Mahder who owns the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, CA. Application Deadline: April 11 Artwork Delivery: April 29, 2017 at 8:30a, art show 11 – 4p. All  Artists  must  be present  throughout  the  festival. Montgmery Village, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa. For more information and Prospectus: 

Voluneer Opportunities -

Petaluma Arts Center - Gallery Greeters Weekly or bi-monthly - We have immediate openings for two gallery greeters to welcome visitors to the arts center. Join this lively group and be our face to the world! This is a great way to connect with others in the Petaluma artist community, or get more experience in an art-related field if you're just starting out. The Petaluma Arts Center puts on five exhibitions annually, with two or three "dark" weeks in between, when Gallery Greeters are not needed. Training and exhibition materials provided. A minimum six month commitment is required.
Responsibilities include:- Welcome visitors and share information about current and upcoming exhibitions.- Sell admission, merchandise, and memberships through Square program.- Be responsible for opening or closing the gallery. Tanya Paredes - -

Apr 28 - 29 ~ Day on the Green at the Village Festival - Day on the Green Festival on Montgomery Village seeks volunteers for set up, and breakdown, and everything inbetween. Activites include setting up artists and Food for Thought display walls, tents, taping booth area, unloading/setting up booths, and takedown/clean up.  Day on the Green At the Village is a day of original art and music! A celebration of Earth Day with live music by Sasha Smith Band, dance performances and live art demonstrations. Free henna hand paintings and  creative activities for kids of all ages. Benefit for LandPaths FREE 11a to 4p. Village Court Highlights include: *Art Show and Sale Juried by Healdsburg Gallery Owners Paul Mahder, 707-328-8094/

Sebastopol Center for the Arts - 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol 707-829-4797  info@sebarts.orgGallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm / Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4pm

Current exhibitions:
Thru - Mar 26 ~  Three exhibitions at Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Main Gallery: "Reflections & Shadows" Juror Maria Medua
This exhibition focuses on the duality of light and dark, and on reflections of every kind, including the introspective or narcissistic ones.
Gallery II “BIRDS:  One inspiration. Five visions”
Five artists; Mary Blake, Nancy Wheeler Klippert, Joyce Libeu, Diana Majumdar and Linda Schroeter use a variety of methods and materials including watercolors, oils, encaustic, pastels, acrylics, printmaking, colored pencil, and mixed media, in a vibrant and diverse range of styles. Expect a wide scope of artwork from whimsical to hyper realistic, and…it’s all about the birds.
Gallery III “Calligraphic Abstractions”by Sherrie Lovler
From her background in western calligraphy, Sherrie uses the marks, gestures and tools of calligraphy to make modern abstract paintings. Often inspired by her own poetry, Sherrie’s work takes on a spiritual presence that crosses the borders between eastern and western art. Poetry reading and art talk:  “On Softer Ground”  by Sherrie Lovler Reading original poetry and showing slides of her artwork, Sherrie will offer insight into her deeply personal genesis of writing poetry and painting. Her book, On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, invites readers on a journey of beauty and transformation. Mar 14, 7-8:30p $10

Apr 21 -  May 7 ~ Youth Show: "LET IT BE...KIDS" Following on the success of this year’s Youth Art Show, once again young artists from local Elementary schools will take over the gallery. Teachers, parents, the application will soon be available on our website.    

Art Classes

Thru Mar 29 ~ Masterpieces from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia - The Cloverdale Arts Alliance Discovering Art Series will embark on an extended exploration of the Masterpieces from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. This 18-part series will be shown in nine classes starting December 2016.  A great opportunity to see this incredible museum, its architecture and contents in a very up-close and personal way. A nominal donation ($5 per class for CAA members, $7 for non-members) will be requested. Classes will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 7 – 9 p. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants. Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery,  204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 707-894-4410,, Additonal classes on-going. 

Mar 4 ~ Endurance Based Restrictive Drawing Performance with Jaynee Watson - loosely interprets Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint" series. Watch her struggle to exhaustion as she creates a drawing while restrained with a rope harness extended from the ceiling, a metaphor for the difficulty of being a fine artist.  Free with gallery admission - 2:30 -5:00p - no need to pre-register. Petaluma Arts Center - 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma or 707-762-5600.

Mar 11 ~ Puppet Making Workshop Frank Gonzales will be leading a brown bag puppet making workship as a part of the Sebastopol Library Art Exhibit, Dedicated, where his hand pupets will be on display (additional details under Shows/Galleries). Frank lived in Mexico for many years, teaching architectural design at the National University and was an art educator for teachers through Montessori International. His historical work includes murals, paintings, sculpture, pottery, masks, puppets, kites, gliders, and miniature hot air balloons. 1:30 - 3:30p. Sebastopol Library Forum Room, Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol.


We are always updating our calendar  - please send your announcements to

Petaluma Arts Center - New Hours for 2017 Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 5PM, Closed Sundays and Mondays. 

Book of Art Available ~ The Artists of Becoming Independent: A Photographic Portrait Series by Christian Peacock. This new, beautiful 53 page catalog, highlighting the 29 artists in our Santa Rosa Professional Arts program, is now available to purchase. Includes artist biographies! Purchase through Becoming Independent Professional Arts website

DISCOVERING ART SERIES ~ Classes are held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery,  204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. in downtown Cloverdale. A nominal donation ($5 per evening for CAA affiliates, $7 for non-members) will be requested. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants.

Mar 2 - Mar 28 ~ Dedicated, Sebastopol Library Art Exhibit - The Sebastopol Library Art Committee announces its current exhibit which features the uniquely diverse work of local artists Marie Blasco and Louise Bouton, “The Button Ladies”; painter, furniture maker and assemblage artist Chris Cheek; and puppet maker Frank Gonzales. These artists use repurposed materials in numerous ways and methods in recognition of their steady focus upon community enrichment and beauty.  Public reception Wed Mar 8, 6-8p. Artist Frank Gonzales will be leading a brown bag puppet making workshop on Mar 11, 1:30-3:30p. Sebastopol Library Forum RoomExhibit open during library hours, Tue – Friday 10 – 6p, Sat 10 – 4.  Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol.

Mar 3 ~ Guerneville - 1st Friday Art Walk - A year-round monthly art walk 3 to 8 pm and beyond! Artist receptions, rotating exhibits, live music. Merchants open til 8pm. Blue Door Gallery and other artists will be facillitating free Heart- Making projects the day/evening. Also, featuring local Sonoma County, Bay Area & international artists! Art galleries, open studios, merchants, street artists, musicians & performance art too! A chance to converse with artists & buy art! Downtown Guerneville - Main Street & Blue Door Gallery - 1635 Main St. Guerneville  Blue Door Gallery and other artists will be facillitating free Heart- Making projects the day/evening of the ArtWalk

Mar 3 ~ Santa Rosa - 1st Friday Art Walk - Downtown Santa Rosa art galleries and studios are open for the monthly First Friday event. Participating galleries include (Open 5-7pm): The Art Trails Gallery at Corricks, and Annex Gallery. (Open 5-8pm): Chroma Gallery, Christie Marks Gallery, Studios at 312 S. A and Backstreet Studios. Free musical entertainment in the garden behind Chroma Gallery.Various locations - Chroma Gallery 312 South A Street

Mar 5~ Artist Reception - Bill Taylor & Dave Gordan - On-Site Exhibit - Rare opportunity to see the work and meet these fine artists. 4-7p Occidental Gallery 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. Occidental

Mar 7 - Apr 16 ~ Spaces Retraced - Susan Ball and Tim Haworth showing at the Graton GalleryArtists Reception: Mar 11 2-5p. Open Tue ~ Sat 10:30 - 5pm, Sun 10:30 - 4p. Graton Gallery, 9048 Graton Road, Graton 707-829-8912, 

Mar 8 ~  Spring Show "Showin' on the River" Juried Photography Show  Riverfront Art Gallery - 132 Petaluma Boulevard North Petaluma, California Opening Wednesday, March 8th, 2017  Spring Show Reception and 2nd Saturday Artwalk Saturday, March 11th, 2017 5-9P More info: (707) 775-4ART (4278) 

Mar 16 - Apr 30 ~ Food, Flowers and More - Eight students of Donna DeLaBriandais will exhibit oil and acrylic paintings that express the theme of the show. Gaia Garden Café, 1899 Mendocino Ave.   Santa Rosa. gaiasgardenonline.com707-544-2491

Mar 17 ~ Open Studio at Fulton Crossing - On the third Friday of every month, Fulton Crossing tenants will open their studios to the public to show their artistic or creative work. The Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. 5p-8p - Fulton Crossing 1200 River Rd, Fulton

Mar 18 - May 19 ~  “Marinate,” - Painter Gwen Rosewater is the guest artist for this exhibit – which invites visitors to visually experience the full flavors and richness of painting, sculpture and other artwork on display. Resident artists include Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Sharon Kozel, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker. Laura Paine Carr is the featured resident artist. Artists’ Reception Sat. Mar 18, from 5-7:30p  Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, located at 204 North Cloverdale or 707-894-4410.

Mar 18 - May 14 - The Spring Equinox: When Day & Night are Equal -  exhibit will honor the sacred significance of the Spring Equinox with an art show of works that express the power and beauty of new beginnings, of life springing forth from the dark and the cold into warmth and light. Occidental Center for the Arts 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental  Opening reception will be Sat., Mar 18th from 4-7p

Mar 18 - May 14 ~ The Art of Gastronomy II - This unique show celebrates the bounty of Sonoma County food and its wine industry in the context of art in a unique, two month-long presentation by the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Opening Reception 5 - 7p March 18. Works will be juried by: a gallerist, a chef, a winemaker, and a farmer in keeping with the theme Gastronomy. Sun, Mon, Wed & Thur 11-5p,  
Fri & Sat 11a-6p, Closed Tue 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg,

Mar 18 ~ Painters' Showcase - Artisans'' Co-Op Gallery is having a painters' showcase
Demonstrations noon to 4.Reception and raffle 4 to 7p.  Artisans Co-Op Gallery, 17175 Bodega Highway, Village of Bodega.

Mar 31 - Apr 16 ~ 60+, Creative expression by artists 60 and over - at  Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S High St. Opening reception with swing band. March 31, 5 - 7:30 pm

Apr 1 - Apr 30 ~ Sam Sirdofsky "Instant-Ancestors" - Land some Gentry, Instant Ancestors will be hanging about in the windows of Russian River Gallery, complete with unprovenanced histories! All this good fun reflects the silly efforts of Sam Sirdofsky, who suggests that you claim one to decorate your fridge, thus becoming, in true European tradition, "immdediately gentrified"  11-5p Thurs - Mondays 16357 Main St. Guerneville. 707-869-9099

Continuing Shows:  

Thru Mar 2017 ~ 2017 Annual Group Exhibit -featuring over 40 artists from around the world.  Paul Mahder Gallery 222 Healdsburg Avenue,  Healdsburg, CA  (707) 473-9150 WED — MON 10a–6p 

Thru March 5th ~ sMALL Works Exhibition - Artists Reception Feb 4, 2-5p - Graton Gallery: 9048 Graton Road, Graton - 707-829-8912 - Open Tuesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 5pm, Sunday 10:30am to 4pm - -

Thru Mar 5 ~ Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show features Gallery co-owner, photographer, Lance Kuehne.  The theme of Kuehne’s show is Photoshopped or Not”?  Kuehne’s body of work concentrates on magnificent and vibrant local landscapes.  None of the images in this featured show have been previously shown in the gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 11am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm. Riverfront Art Gallery 132 Petaluma Boulevard North Petaluma 707-775-4278

Thru Mar 9 ~ Collin Morrow: Hreint -  a photographer based in Santa Rosa. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Collin has always gravitated towards nature for his inspiration. In the beginning of the summer of 2016, he left to explore the country of Iceland and produced this body of work. The title, Hreint, is the Icelandic word for pure. This collection of work is a chance to experience Iceland’s epic and diverse landscapes as well as the life around it. Collin was profiled in The Bohemian last year, and recently finished an art instillation in Healdsburg. Learn more at City Hall Council Chambers - 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Ste 10 - Call for Viewing Hours - 707-543-3010 - Reception: Feb 10 - 5-7p

Thru Mar 10 ~ Ed Dechant: Art Through 70 Years - Ed’s life in art began as a summer student at Oakland’s California College of Arts and Crafts. Because of this early exposure to art, he has continued with that passion for the last 50 years. His story demonstrates how an early introduction to art can lead to a lifetime of pleasure. Info: -  8a - 5p - Person Senior Wing at the Finley Community Center - 2060 W. College Ave. Santa Rosa  

Thru Mar 11 ~ The Art of the Figure  - An exhibit of recent figurative drawings and paintings by members of various Sonoma County drawing groups. Thursday - Saturday 11-4pm, Sunday 11-2p. Reception Friday, March 3 with refreshments and live music. Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa., 707-293-6051, 

Thru March 12 ~ The Young Artists Show - Returning for the 7th year! A chance to see and celebrate the creativity of youth attending area elementary schools and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA) Youth Art Program. It takes a collaborative effort of many hands to get the art up and ready for all to see! 
The 2017 show is produced in partnership with the Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF). The financial support highlights HEF's commitment to the art of our student communities. Young artist reception on February 24, 4-7p at Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St,Healdsburg,

Thru Mar 17 ~ "Mix"  Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery - 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale 707-894-4410 - Hours: Fri - Sun. 11a-5p 

Thru  Mar 17 ~ "Tribute" - The Alchemia Gallery and Studios  a two-person show featuring the work of Sonoma county artists Timothy Shorten and Lisa Van Dalen.
Van Dalen’s kinetic oil pastels depict her religious visions and re-imagining of characters from contemporary pop culture. Shorten’s work pays homage to cultural icons lost in 2016 with stylistic ceramics and sculptural acrylic canvases.
The event series begins with an artists’ reception on Saturday, Feb 4, from 4-7 pm. Alchemia Gallery - 111 Kentucky St. Petaluma

Thru March 18 - Discovered, Emerging Visual Artists of Sonoma County; Produced by Creative Sonoma and the Petaluma Arts Center, five Sonoma County artists are being recognized through the fourth annual “Discovered:  Emerging Artists from Sonoma County” program. The five winners reflect the tremendous diversity of the county’s visual arts community in genre, style and philosophy.  Yet, they share several common themes.  These works explore a culture that has less to do with the intrinsic value of things, and more to do with providing a felt experience. PAC $5 general; $4 senior, student, teacher, military / PAC members are free - Petaluma Arts Center 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma CA  -  Feb 9 - 7:00p - at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma   

Thru Mar 18 ~ We Shall Overcome: Art of Defiance and Resistance to Illicit Governance and Corporate Malfeasance -This exhibition features works of art in all media which refer to power gone wrong and other social maladies, spanning a period from 1853 to 2017. While the current political climate was obviously a catalyst for the show, it seemed important to look at the current fascistic situation in the context of the historically perpetual struggle of the people versus the power elite. Some of the art simply mirrors realities of the times, while others are biting satirical commentaries, and some offer paths out of the darkness. Reception:Feb 18th 4-7pm -  Calabi Gallery 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa 707-781-7070

Thru March 18 ~  “OnSite” – an exhibition of paintings by three local artists, each offering their unique perspective on West County landscapes.“OnSite”will feature the work of Charles Beck, Dave Gordon, and Bill Taylor. Dave Gordon and Charles Beck are familiar figures in the local art community; Bill Taylor is not. Mr Gordon also created the mural on the external wall of Occidental Center for the Arts, facing Graton Road and Bohemian Highway. Free - Open to the public between the hours of 11-4p each Fri., Sat. and Sun. The Gallery is also open during OCA live performance events which are listed on our website Occidental Center for the Arts: 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707-874-9392.  

Thru Mar 20 ~ JUPITER MOON presents   “Animal Magnetism” Featuring Mylette Welch - Artist’s Reception: Saturday Feb 11, 4:30 pm -6:30 pm - Meet the artist and enjoy a variety of delicious treats, coffee by Retrograde Roasters and meet & pet rescued K9’s. {A Percentage of proceeds will be donated to benefit Sonoma Humane Society} Jupiter Moon Art is located in Mid Town Sebastopol 507 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA (707) 634-6304 please call as hours vary

Thru Mar 23 ~ Jeff Glauthier - Meandering: Jeff has been painting and drawing all of his life. His impressionist, expressionist watercolor paintings are of local scenes that capture the feeling and light of place, using ancient Japanese colors. These landscapes are snapshots of the regions that Jeff explores on foot. The majority of them were painted at the Southeast Greenway near his home in Sonoma County. Accompanying the exhibit is a map that shows where the paintings were made.  Reception: Wed.Feb  8, 4-6pm - Steele Lane Community Center 415 Steele Ln. M-F 8:30-5p

Thru Mar 26 ~ A Walk in the Forest - Botanical paintings in gouache and watercolor by Lucy Martin. Lucy’s work emphasizes mushrooms and lichens in their natural environment. Sebastopol Gallery, 150 North Main St, Sebastopol. 

Thru - Mar 26 ~ Birds: One Inspiration-Five Visions - It’s all about birds, from the whimsical to the hyper realistic.5 artists inspired by their love of birds present a lively selectionof work in a range of techniques. Mary Blake, Joyce Libeu, Nancy Wheeler Klippert, Linda Schroeter, Diana Majumdar. Sebastopol Center for the Arts - 282 S. High St. Sebastopol.  Opening reception: Feb 17, 6-7:30p

Thru - Mar 26 ~ "Reflections and Shadows" - This juried exhibition focuses on the duality of light and dark, and on reflections of every kind, including the introspective or narcissistic ones.  Gallery Open Hours : Tues. to Fri. 10a-4p Sat –Sun 1-4 pm A Sebastopol Center for the Arts  282 S. High Street, Sebastopol  -  Call 707 829 4797 or Opening Reception: Fri. Feb 17 - 6p-7:30p

Thru - Mar 26 ~ "Eclectic" Oil paintings by Tony Mininno  features a variety of subjects. His mixed medium oil colors display a new freshness with the use of bright colors and bold brushwork. Opening Reception Sat., Mar  4, 2-6p  Upstairs Art Gallery 306 Center Street, on the Plaza, Healdsburg. Open 11 – 6 daily. 707-431-4214.

Thru Mar 31 ~ Katie Ketchum at the Peace and Justice Center - Katie Ketchum, composer, playwright, singer and artist is a National Endowment for the Arts recipient for her musical about Mary Cassatt the American painter. Katie started painting at the age of seven and has had shows in San Francisco and Sonoma County Visit for more information. Feb 9 - Art Reception 5:30-6:30p - 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, 

Thru Mar 31 ~ National Arts Program: 14th Annual Exhibition & Competion - Santa Rosa is one of over 80 cities across the country that participate in The National Arts Program. The program’s purpose is to foster local artistic talent, reward creative accomplishments and encourage a greater appreciation of art. Two hundred local artists of all ages, amateur and professional, showcase their art in this exhibition. Awards Reception: Sun. Mar.5, 3-5p - Finley Community Center 2060 College Ave. M-F 8-6p - Sat. 9-11a

thru  - April 2 ~ Gallery Route One - Three shows, including Afton Love: Through Stone, Brian Dean: A Land Between, and Dorothy Nissen: Dora P. & Other Stories. Reception: February 25 3-5p Artist talks at 2:30 before the reception. Open daily, except Tuesday from 11-5p. 11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101, Point Reyes Station

Thru April 2 ~ The Beat Goes On:Peace, Love and Rock & Roll in the North Bay The late 1960s was as volatile a time in music as it was in the rest of society.  Music of the counterculture, psychedelic rock and hippie anthems, grabbed headlines across the country.  Music became part of the national conversation about youth, free love, drugs, and rebellion.  The Beat Goes On features rock posters, artifacts and images that trace the influences of music, counterculture and rebellion in the North Bay Area - beyond the limits of San Francisco and the Haight Ashbury district.  Information:  History Museum of Sonoma County 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 More information: - (707) 579-1500 

Thru Apr 27 ~ Birds of the Laguana - Mixed Media by Diana Majumdar - In this show Diana explores the connections between humans and birds in Sonoma County. “Birds are all around us. We live together. My works are inspired by their beauty and our coexistence.” Opening Reception:  Feb. 11 - 3-5p - Free - Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation 900 Sanford Road Santa Rosa

Thru - April 30 ~ Outside Voice: Tarp Paintings by Marc Katano -Painter Marc Katano debuts his most recent series of signature abstractions on 9 x 12 foot canvas tarps. A half dozen painted tarps stretch across the gallery walls, punctuating the exhibition space with gestural marks of black acrylic and ink. Exhibited alongside works on handmade Nepalese paper, Katano's paintings are about mark-making and may remind the viewer of the visual language of Japanese kanji, based on Chinese characters. Katano expands his meditative practice of painting by scaling his work beyond the human body. Opening Recepetion Feb 11 4-7p Free for Members, $15. non members- Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street Santa Rosa, -(707) 579-1500

Thru Apr 30 ~ Russian River Glory Days ~ A Tribute to Clare Harris. The Russian River Historical Society announces its latest exhibit regarding the heydays of the Russian River and the town of Rio Nido as exhibited by the efforts and contributions of the Harris family who purchased and developed Rio Nido into a tourist destination in the 30’s and 40’s.     This exhibit also focuses upon Clare Harris, one of two brothers, who ran the world famous dance hall at Rio Nido that featured some of the country’s great Big Bands. Guerneville Bank Club, 16209 Main St,

Thru May 28 ~ Treasures from the Museum Collection ~ Southern Pomo and Western Wappo baskets, paintings of Alice Haigh Dixon, a hooked rug created by Grace Hudson, the original Healdsburg Plot Map, a Ball and Chain used in Healdsburg’s first jail, vintage prune-tending, kitchen and laundry tools, fashions of the 1860’s to the 1960’s and items of Pomo, Rancho and Pioneer history. Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St., Healdsburg.

Thru May 2017 ~ Scupture Trail Exhibit ~ The Sculpture Trail, produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance and the Geyserville Community Foundation, is a year-round, outdoor exhibit with sculptures changing every May. The new contemporary sculptures range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story.  9 new sculptures in Cloverdale and 8 new sculptures in Geyserville will be added to the sculptures already on display. The sculptures can be viewed until May 4, 2017 when new sculptures will replace the 2016-2017 exhibit. Additional information can found at .

Thru Sep 10 2017 ~ It was a Dark and Stormy Night - explores Charles Schulz’s love of literature, displays rarely seen books from his personal library collection, and highlights many Peanuts comic strips where books and writing appear in the everyday lives of his characters. An interactive typing display allows visitors to share in Snoopy’s experience and step into the paw prints of the World Famous Author. - $5 - $12 Mon-Fri: 11a - 5p (except Tues.) Sat & Sun: 10a-5p - Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center -2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa -

Ongoing ~ Art in the Library: Seen and Heard ~ a series of grant-funded art workshops for people who are homeless or who are in transitional housing.  Beginning on June 19, the collection of art created in these workshops will be on display in Sonoma County Library branches.  Stay tuned for details of this unique exhibit!  For more information, call (707) 545-0831 x. 1553 or email the program coordinator. Opening RECEPTION: the artwork will be on display, and we'll be premiering a series of video interviews that were made during the workshops: June 19 from 6-8 pm at Central Sonoma County Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa.

Museums of Sonoma County  425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. (707) 579-1500  for tickets and info. $10.00 for Member, $15.00 for Non Member, $100.00 for Lecture Sponsor


City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 10. Call for viewing hours: (707) 543-3010.

Christie Marks Gallery and Max DuBois. 322 Healdsburg Ave., 2nd Floor, Healdsburg, CA  (707) 695-1011

Hammerfriar Gallery is located at 132 Mill Street, Suite 101 in Healdsburg.

Gallery One 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. Mon-Sat 11a - 5:30p, Sun 11a-4p.

Hammerfriar Gallery, 132 Mill Street, Suite 101 in Healdsburg INFO: 707-473-960

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa Wed – Sat 12-4, Sunday 11-2 INFO: INFO:

ART OF ARTISTS 9 ~ Artists 9 is a group of women who meet regularly for critique and painting together with the goal of pursuing growth in their artwork. In the Person Senior Wing of the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. Behind the Finley Community Center. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Riverfront Art Gallery ~ Thurs & Sun 11am-6pm, and Fri & Sat 11am-8pm. 132 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma INFO: (707) 775-4278

Petaluma Arts Center, 762-5600 x100.  Center hours: Thurs. through Mon., 11 am to 5 pm at 230 Lakeville Street. For details, visit the Events Page on the PAC website at Fourth Mondays Free! 

Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 707-579-4452

HOURS  Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm  *Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day ADMISSION FEES  Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under,   $5.00 – Children 4-18 and college students with valid ID card,  $8.00 Seniors 62+ with valid ID card,  $12.00 – Adults

NEW opportunities for 12 and 13 year olds: Become a Junior Volunteer!Children who are already 12 and 13 years old can now become junior volunteer helpers in all of our classes. Junior Volunteers complete an application process, attend a required training, and, if chosen, select 2 or more classes in which to help during the year. Junior Volunteers will receive training, mentoring, reviews and evaluations, and the chance to develop leadership skills while working with younger campers. Apply here. Application fee is $30 for members; $50 for non-members.
Information for Parents: View and download Release of Liability for Administering Medications form, or Authorization for Administering Medications form.

Feb 25 ~ Kid's Night at the Museum  Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum. Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Advance reservations required. $25 for Member, $32 for Non-member,discount of $5 off for siblings. 5 - 9p. register online or call 707 284-1272. 

Mar 1 thru Jul 16, 2017 - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Upstairs Changing Gallery 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which is recognized as one of the most performed musicals in the history of American theatre. The musical theatre production first debuted at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City on March 7, 1967. Celebrate the long-running success of this acclaimed stage production with original letters, sheet music, and playbills from the Museum archives.

Mar 3, 7:00 pm  First Friday Film Series Watch Fate is the Hunter (1964), a drama about the hunt for the cause of an airline crash blamed on pilot error, starring Glenn Ford and Nancy Kwan. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

Mar 4 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Cast Day
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with special activities and guests throughout the day. Anyone who has ever voiced or played one of the Peanuts characters gets free admission all day!

Mar 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Second Saturday Cartoonist: HaiNaNu “nooligan” Saulque Meet, watch, and talk to HaiNaNu “nooligan” Saulque, an artist, comic creator and graphic designer based in Sacramento, Ca. An old soul in a young body, HaiNaNu finds inspiration in times past. From the cartoons of his youth to films he missed by decades, from golden age comics to classic newspaper strips, you will find a creator who has immersed himself in what he loves.

Mar 18, 2:00 pm  Bookshelf Author series featuring Lemony Snicket
Meet best-selling author Lemony Snicket, creator of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which includes 13 books that have garnered numerous awards including three IRA/CBC Children's Choice Awards, a best book prize at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and a 2006 Quill Book Award, among others. Mr. Snicket, a longtime fan of Charles Schulz, will talk about his admiration for Peanuts and other topics relating to despair.

Mar 20 – Friday, March 24  Spring Break Classes for kids   Learn cartooning, animation, and art. Call for a complete schedule at 707-284-1272.

Mar 27, 10:00 am – Noon  Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities and a movie on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.

Apr 4, 3:00 – 6:00 pm  Sensory Friendly Family Day  Explore the Schulz Museum at your own pace. Watch an animated Peanuts special with the lights up, engage in sensory activities and experiment with stop-motion movie-making! Sensory kits and noise-cancelling headphones will be available during this event.

Apr 7, 7:00 pm  First Friday Film Series Cary Grant stars in Father Goose (1964) about a WWII soldier responsible for a teacher and her all-girl students on a deserted island. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

Apr 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Second Saturday Cartoonist: Knave Murdok
Meet, Watch, and talk to Bay-area cartoonist Knave Murdok, the mind behind the hit indie series TransCat, the tale of a young transgender superhero's adventures fighting evil in her own backyard. Armed with her magic Cat Hat, her Kung Fu training, and a few well-placed bad jokes, TransCat stands steadfast in her mission to defend the innocent and triumph over the powers that be.

Apr 9, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm  Girl Scout Day: Art Abounds
Art abounds at the Schulz Museum with hands-on activities focused on the Girl Scout Artist badges. Brownies will paint with sticks and twigs and use color in new ways. Juniors will experiment with different materials, techniques, and perspectives. Cadettes will work on their comic artist badge and Daisies will get started on their Inspired by Animals Journey. Also meet live artists and cartoonists, ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice, and earn a Schulz Museum Fun Patch. Advance reservations are required. For fees and reservations, visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website or call (707) 544-5472.

Apr 15 Kids FREE day Celebrate spring with hands-on crafts and free admission for kids!

Apr 22, 5:00 – 9:00 pm  Kid’s Night at the Museum  Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum.  Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Advance reservations required -- call (707) 284-1272 to register. Cost: $32 per child for non-members; $25 for members. Discount of $5 off for siblings.

Apr 24, 10:00 am – Noon  Museum Mondays for Little Ones  Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities and a movie on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.

Apr 26 thru Nov 6  ~ Strip Rotation Gallery - A Friendship Like Ours  Marcie and Peppermint Patty, Linus and Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock—Schulz built upon the spirit of these friendships in Peanuts. Schulz called Woodstock, “. . . Snoopy’s friend and confidant. He just worships Snoopy and would do anything for him. . .” Rediscover these enduring duos in this exhibition of over 70 original comic strips. 

thru Sep 10 - It Was a Dark and Stormy NighDownstairs Changing Gallery  In 1830, the English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton originally penned the line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This now habitually parodied phrase found new life with Schulz, who used the opener in his portrayal of Snoopy as the “World Famous Author,” pictured atop his doghouse with a typewriter. Explore the theme of writing in Peanuts through original cartoons, ephemera, and family-friendly activities. 


Barracks Artists - Now Open 1st Saturday of every month. The Barracks Artists create cutting-edge work in Studio Santa Rosa, located in the Old Finley Barracks. The Studio Santa Rosa, 3840 Finley Ave, Santa Rosa, California INFO:

Gallery Education Program for Children ~ Sebastopol Center for the Arts introduces a new Gallery Education Art Program for children. We invite children aged 8‐11 to participate in an innovative after school activity in conjunction with ongoing exhibitions.  A team of skilled teachers will bring children to look, think and create art, to become confident and respectful gallery visitors, to discover new mediums and art concepts and to make it all fun with hands‐on art projects. Some afternoons, the children will also be working with local guest artists. Cost: $10 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S.High Street., Sebastopol, CA 95472, 707-829-4797,

Petaluma Arts Center ~ Fall Events & Classes Calendar 707-762-5600 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. Regular Hours - 12:00 to 4:00 pm (Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and holidays)

Studio 35 Gallery ~ Artists from Sonoma and the North Bay display their artworks. 11a-5p.

Zak Zaikine at Bodega Landmark Gallery ~ a wide selection of ceramics, bronze/ steel pieces, and works on canvas. 17255 Bodega Highway, Bodega.

2nd Mon ~ Chroma Gallery - NEW Starting Oct 10 2016 - daytime painting/drawing session on the second Mondays each month. The entire session is devoted to one pose. Come paint (bring your easel) or draw, from 11am to 2pm. The model will be either nude or partly clothed. Donna DelaBriandais will be directing the poses.  $15 contribution - 11a-2.  Friend Chroma Gallery on Facebook to get updates on models and schedule. Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa INFO:

Tues ~ Reader's Theatre Group ~ Occidental Center for the arts. 7-9p, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Check out the diverse, creative selections. For more info call Judith Reimuller, 707-829-2176 or Free.

Wed ~ Mud Buddies Drop-In Clay Studio, 6:30 - 9:30 pm at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma INFO:707-762-5600 or

Thur ~ Watercolor Group ~ Get together and paint for fun. No instructor. 10am - noon At the Sebastopol Center for the arts, in the Fireside room, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol. Fee: $10 month/$5 drop-in. Register at: 

Thu ~ Drop-In Figure Drawing Class ~ 7-9:30p at OCA, 3820 Doris Murphy Court (Art Classroom). $15, payable in class. Bring your own drawing or watercolor materials. All experience and skill levels welcome. Live models, 5-20 minute poses. For more information, contact Bill Wheeler at

Thurs ~  Weekly Figure Drawing ~ Join a group of friendly artists as we sketch from a model, short and long poses.  All levels are welcome. Each Thursday from 6 to 9pm. $15 contribution. Friend Chroma Gallery on Facebook to get updates on models and schedule. Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa INFO:

3rd Thurs ~ Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS) ~ Meetings take place at the Sebastopol Veteran’s Memorial Building, 282 High Street, in Sebastopol.  Luncheon is at noon followed by a business meeting. The program, normally a painting or other art medium demonstration starts at 1PM. The public and those interested in becoming members are always welcome. The fee for guests and non-members is $10, payable at the door. For further information visit the AWS website

1st Friday Art Walk Guerneville - the HeART of the Russian River. A Year-Round Monthly Art Walk Artist Receptions, Rotating Art Exhibits, Music, Food & Wine Pairings! Art Galleries, Open Studios, Merchants open til 8:00. Bring your family and friends share some food, drink, music, and fabulous art. INFO: Russian River Art Gallery 
16357 Main St., Guerneville, (707) 869-9099

1st Friday Art Walk 5:00pm - 7:00pm; Free SOFA ( South of A Street ) district in Santa Rosa  

1st Sat ~ Art in Action ~ learn about various arts - up front and personal. 11-5, Artisans’ Co-Op, 17135-A Bodega Hwy, Bodega ~ 876-9830 ~

2nd Sat ~ Cartoonist-in-Residence ~ Meet, watch, & talk to a different cartoonist. 1:00-3:00 pm, Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa ~ 579-4452 ~

2nd Sat ~ Healdsburg Art Walk ~ Music, art, food, wine. May-Dec, 5:00-8:00 pm, Downtown Healdsburg ~ 433-6935 ~

2nd Sat ~ Petaluma Art Walk ~ Painting demos, jewelry specials, live entertainment, refreshments, great art! Mar-Nov, 4:00-7:00 pm, Downtown Petaluma ~ Linda, 773-3393 ~