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From Art at the Source to A Street Galleries, Sonoma County has a rich tradition of nurturing the arts. Many artists have chosen to make their home here often using the natural beauty as their inspiration. Check out our complete gallery listings and articles.

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2018-05-18May 18, 2018

Creative Sonoma announces recipients of Arts Education Innovation Grants totalling $88,000 to fund fifteen innovative arts education programs serving students in the County who may have limited access to arts training. 

2018-03-02Mar 2, 2018

Long referred to as Russian Easter Eggs, pysanki are a truly Ukrainian folk art form based on mythical power symbols, dating back to the time of sun and bear worship.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Taking it from here, Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of iconic American designers, Charles and Ray Eames, Board Member for Petaluma Arts Center and Curator for the show, Power of Ten: Scaling Up, which runs through March 24, drives home her inspiring statement:“Today, nothing operates in a void.” Not me, not you, not Delfin Vigil, who – as Executive Director - has arrived on the scene to facilitate important connections for Petaluma Arts.

 

2018-02-15Feb 15, 2018

Twenty-five photographers and photographic artists are featured in Riverfront Art Gallery’s 2018 Juried Fine Art Photography Show. 

2018-02-14Feb 14, 2018

Rik Olson, a man with great presence and with joviality etched on his face, thrusts out a welcoming hand en route to his studio. It is a surprisingly atmospheric setting with clusters of specialized tools, shelves of old books on his chosen arts, unfinished paintings leaning against walls, several presses--even an unusable mid-1800s press missing teeth. “Anything surviving from the mid-1800’s is allowed to have missing teeth,” he quips, eyes twinkling. 

2018-02-06Feb 6, 2018

Like wildflowers, artists can grow anywhere, under a variety of circumstances. We understand that financial challenges can be a serious barrier to accessing resources that will help your child grow and develop as an artist.

2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

Bill Wheeler, plein air artist of renown as well as human rights activist, departed the planet much too early at the early age of 77. He put up a good fight against Parkinson’s and other ailments, but finally surrendered in his own home, surrounded by his loved ones.

2018-01-14Jan 14, 2018

When the Tubbs Fire roared through Santa Rosa’s Larkfield area in October, it not only gutted the northern end of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, but also the nearby sculpture garden where a number of Sculptor Bruce Johnson’s (formandenergy.com ) monumental redwood-and-copper sculptures were on display. Sadly, some of the pieces were burned to the ground. The fickle flames left others severely charred, while some pieces went virtually untouched.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Marilee Ford and Sharon Feissel, featured artists in Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show, are sharing the theme Heaven, Earth & The Space Between. Marilee comments, “The space between Heaven and Earth is really my theme...the transitions from Earth to Heaven and back again.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

On the Thursday before Columbus Day Weekend, Craig Nelson traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for a show at the Ella Walton Richardson Gallery. Craig arrived home at 11:30 pm on that fateful Sunday night.  Two hours later, Craig and Anna, his wife and fellow artist, were fleeing from their home in Fountaingrove.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

“Call for Artists” for the 2018-2019 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail, a year-round outdoor exhibit of sculptures in the Northern Sonoma County community of Cloverdale, is now available.

2018-05-04May 4, 2018

What a lovely spring we’re having, perfect balance of sunshine and water. May Day is International Workers’ Day and includes the tradition of the Germanic pagan fertility ritual of the May Pole. This year it’s also when the west county community is gathering to celebrate the life of Bill (William) Wheeler at what he called “Sheep Ridge,” where I remember celebrating May Day when I was a child.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery’s current show, “The River” reminds me of Judy Collins new song, “River of Gold” and the journey of water.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Are you enjoying our spring? Don’t you love the surprise weather we have each day; maybe rain and the next day sun, a day of warmth taking off the jacket, putting the jacket on, bringing the umbrella out, putting it away, building a fire, or closing the wood room down.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

While April gave us some more rain, the fourth month of the year also gave us some glistening sunny days. Now the vines are starting to leaf out and it feels like new life has really begun to spring up.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

Dan Melville’s featured show is illuminating in multiple ways. His metal sculptural lamps will, of course, illuminate even the darkest corner of a room, but his approach to creating his lamps is also illuminating in an artistic sense. It is nothing short of amazing what the man can do with odd bits and pieces, converting a pile of scrap and junk into something quite arresting.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

My husband and I, like so many others, barely escaped the wildfires last autumn with our lives. And like others who experienced the ensuing bittersweet chapters of returning to our houses finding these worlds largely reduced to ash, we were curious about the shards of mostly terra-cotta, stone, and ceramic and that managed to somehow endure.

2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018

Graton Gallery's Ninth Invitational Exhibition, featuring 34 of Northern California's well known painters, printmakers and sculptors.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

Creative Sonoma is pleased to announce that grants are available for innovative arts education programs serving students in the County who may have limited access to arts training. 

2018-03-21Mar 21, 2018

It is the art of expression that gives creative meaning to the unknown and unnamed, however it is the interpretation and understanding of the work that moves us beyond the intimacy of sight, sound, and touch. Join more than 35 artists duringENGAGE Art Fair held April 6-8 in Calistoga, where art becomes a transcending experience of the senses.

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