Local Resources

ART AT THE SOURCE 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 Phone: 707.829.4797 Website: www.artatthesource.org Meet the artists and discover a world of art in western Sonoma County’s ‘Art at the Source’ free open studio tour. Follow the yellow signs to experience more than 160 professional and emerging artists, in 99 studios. Join us the first two weekends in June to enjoy the beauty of art in the wine country.

SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS - OPEN STUDIOS Website: www.sonomacountyarttrails.org

Explore, engage, collect! During the middle two weekends in October, you can have a look at some of the best art that Sonoma County has to offer. Art Trails provides a chance to visit artists' studios and watch works in progress. The Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the largest art center in California, north of San Francisco, will host a preview exhibit of a piece of work from each Art Trails artist. Mini preview exhibits can be found at Corrick's / My Daughter the Framer in Santa Rosa, Gallery One in Petaluma, Stones Throw in Cotati and Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg.. CALISTOGA ART CENTER 1435 North Oak Street Cropp Building Calistoga, CA 94515 Phone: (707) 942-2ART Email: info@calistogaartcenter.org Website: www.calistogaartcenter.org Welcome to the Calistoga Art Center, where we believe "Art is for Everyone" The Calistoga Art Center was formed in 2002 by community members and art enthusiasts to expand and enrich the arts in the Napa Valley through education, experience, awareness and involvement. The current home of the Calistoga Art Center is at the Napa County Fair Grounds Cropp Building, Calistoga. It is a place for all ages and cultures to enjoy the arts. The Art Center occupies a very spacious building - one tremendous open classroom for a variety of activities, including a state-of-the art ceramics studio. There is a cozy "living room area" for small gatherings, a place for parents to relax as children create, and the future spot for our developing knitting group. In addition to holding classes, the center is used as an open studio area, for lectures, exhibits, visiting artists, and special events. Programming in the visual arts; ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, graphic, and textile arts is underway. As the Art Center grows, programming will expand to include performing and literary arts. We believe the Calistoga Art Center will enhance the artistic experience for everyone and become an outstanding contribution to our community. CITY OF SANTA ROSA ARTS PROGRAM Tara Matheny-Schuster 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Phone: 707-543-4512 Email: tmatheny_schuster@srcity.org Website: srcity.org/arts The City of Santa Rosa's Arts Program hosts community art exhibitions, workshops and programs at three city venues: Steele Lane Community Center, Finley Community Center and City Hall Council Chambers. Please visit our website for up to date exhibit/event information. Interested artists may also apply for exhibits online. WASCO – Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County Post Office Box 269 Windsor, CA 95492 Phone: 707-433-6714 Email: wascoart@aol.com Website: wascoart.org Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO) is a watermedia organization founded in 1993 by a group of Sonoma County watercolor artists. The principal purpose of WASCO is to educate the public as to the many values of watercolor and to escalate the acceptance of watercolor as being an art form which should be sought and treasured along with other contemporary art forms. Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists. They are free for members, $5 for guests and WASCO newsletter members and are held on the second Thursday of every month from 1-3 PM at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA. GUALALA  ARTS CENTER 46501 Gualala Road PO Box 244 Gualala, CA 95445 Phone: 707-884-1138 Fax: 707-884-3038 Email: info@GualalaArts.org Website: www.GualalaArts.org Gualala is a picturesque little village perched on cliffs overlooking a wide river where it enters the Pacific Ocean. The Gualala Art Center is the story of the “little-village-that-could”. Construction on the multi-million-dollar cultural building, tucked in the redwoods on eleven acres by the Gualala River, began in March 1996, and the Arts Center was dedicated in 1998. The 15,000 square foot facility includes a three-hundred-seat auditorium (with a stage and dressing rooms), commercial kitchen, conference room, classrooms, library, ceramics studio and two dedicated exhibition spaces. Outside areas include a amphitheater with stage, a garden terrace, a hiking trail down to the river, a meditation area in magnificent rings of old-growth redwoods, a barbecue area that seats 100, and a sculpture garden. Gualala Arts is the nucleus of the local community with art exhibits, music, and theater along with a range of workshops. The Arts Center may also be rented for weddings or private social events. SOFASOFA (South A Street Arts District) Sebastopol Ave. & South A Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Phone: (707) 332-1212 Website: www.SOFASantaRosa.com The SOFA community is a coalition of artists, businesses and residents working together to increase the visibility, appreciation and practice of contemporary visual and performing arts in the vicinity of South A Street. SOFA hosts numerous events throughout the year including Lucky 10: Small Works, High Tea/High Art, ARTrails (largest concentration of Artrails artists in Sonoma County) and Winterblast. SOFA spaces include: The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, A Street Studios, Gallery 300, Tibidabo Photography, Hoffman & Perez Studio, Uribe Studios Backstreet Gallery, Studio ISM and The Imaginists Theatre Collective. SOFAAWS (Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County) Address of meetings: 282 S. High St., Sebastopol, CA 95472 Website: www.awsomeart.org www.facebook.com/AWSArtWorkshop AWS was started in 1965 and has continued to meet monthly presenting guest artist demonstrations, figure drawing sessions, critiques by well-known artists, paint-outs and networking opportunities. Members of AWS include professional and amateur artists in a full spectrum of artistic media. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month. Lunch and a business meeting are from 12-1:00p.m. and demos begin at 1:15. Meetings are open to the public for a $5 donation.
Susan R. Ball
9048 Graton Road
Graton, CA 95444
Phone: 707 829 8912
Fax: (707) 829-9016
Email: artshow@gratongallery.com
Website: www.gratongallery.com

Seven years of providing a venue for Northern California craftsman and Fine Art. Host to ARTrails preview show and annual invitational show. Owned and run by local Artists.

1580 Eastshore Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone: 707-875-2744
Email: jvesper@sonic.net
Website: www.localcolorgallery.com

Local Color Art Gallery presents the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists and offer elegant custom framing.  You'll find the work of local painters, sculptors, and printmakers, as well as art objects and jewelry crafted from wood, clay, glass, silk, silver, and a variety of other exciting materials.

1781 Coast Highway One
PO Box156
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Phone: 707-875-2922
Fax: 707-875-9805
Email: rbc4art@renbrown.com
Website: www.renbrown.com

The gallery offers California’s largest selection of contemporary Japanese prints. There are high quality representational and abstract woodblocks, etchings, and silkscreens, and work by regional artists including Micah Schaberow, Chiyomi Longo, Bruce Johnson, Seiko Tachibana and John Chambers. Handmade ceramics and jewelry, Japanese antiques and custom picture framing are available in a serene setting with Japanese gardens.

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: (707) 664-2295
Email: Michael.Schwager@sonoma.edu
Website: www.sonoma.edu/artgallery

The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 pm, and closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (707) 664-2295 or e-mail us at art.gallery@sonoma.edu. Founded in 1978 on the campus of Sonoma State University, the University Art Gallery is one of the oldest art institutions devoted to changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in the North Bay region. Located in Rohnert Park, California, approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco, the Art Gallery is part of the University's well-equipped and spacious Art Department complex. It has 2,500 square feet of professional exhibition space in two adjoining galleries, offices, and a storage facility. The Gallery presents exhibitions, public lectures, and educational outreach programs and also publishes catalogues and brochures on contemporary artists of regional, national, and international significance. A brief list of artists whose work has been exhibited here over the years includes Terry Allen, Jennifer Bartlett, Enrique Chagoya, Squeak Carnwath, Chuck Close, Sue Coe, Viola Frey, Mineko Grimmer, The Guerrilla Girls, Mildred Howard, Robert Hudson, Mike Kelley, Andre Kertesz, Maya Lin, Hung Liu, James Luna, Manuel Ocampo, Judy Pfaff, John Roloff, Judith Shea, Joan Snyder, Richard Shaw, Bill Viola, William Wegman, and William T. Wiley, Terry Winters, among many others. Visitors can see stimulating and challenging works of art from important private and public collections as well as new work directly from the artists' studios.

132 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707-775-4278
Email: info@riverfrontartgallery.com
Website: www.riverfrontartgallery.com

The Riverfront Art Gallery operates as a cooperative in which all the artists participate in running the gallery and working the gallery floor. It is a gallery run by artists, for artists, with museum-quality lighting and a large space that shows the best work of more than twenty artists. The artwork and the artists' spaces rotate approximately every two months, so there is always something new to see throughout the year.
Cynthia Conway
425 7th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-579-1500
Fax: 707-579-4849
Email: cconway@sonomacountymuseum.org
Website: www.sonomacountymuseum.org

The Sonoma County Museum (SCM) is a private, non-profit museum for art and history with broad community support. We are the only museum of California’s North Coast region to present a comprehensive array of exhibits, education and public programs, and to hold a significant collection of over 22,000 artworks and historic objects. SCM is a vital part of Santa Rosa’s downtown arts district, engaging youth through exhibits and education programs, and strengthening the community by building bridges with local businesses and government. In 2009, the museum served 27,000 visitors and over 700 museum members. The museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

551 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 939-7862
Fax: (707) 939-1080
Website: www.svma.org

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, located steps from the historic plaza in downtown Sonoma -- exhibits paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, multi-media and other diverse works by local and national artists, with educational programming for children, youth and adults. The museum is open to the general public during exhibitions Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for individuals, $8 for families, free to the public on Sundays, and always free to members.