Eilertsen named artistic director of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Kate Eilertsen, executive director of the Sonoma Museum Valley Museum of Art since 2009, has been appointed to the museum’s newly created post of artistic director. In her new role, Eilertsen will focus primarily on the downtown Sonoma museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. “This is a dream come true, to [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Art Trails open studio tour continues Oct. 18-19

If you love the visual arts, there’s nothing better than a chance to meet local artists and see how they work. Continuing through next weekend, art aficionados can visit the work spaces of some 160 artists during Sonoma County Art Trails. That’s a slightly different name for the county’s oldest [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Santa Rosa artist included in Northwest Watercolor Society exhibit

'Bosc and D'Anjou Discover the Portal to Secret Valley' by Hal Wright. Santa Rosa artist Hal Wright has been invited by the Northwest Watercolor Society to show one of his paintings at its 74th annual International Open Exhibition, running from April 19 to June 6 in Tacoma, Wash. [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County artist Jack Stuppin spotlighted at San Jose art fair

Artist Jack Stuppin. (Press Democrat photo by John Burgess.) As a pioneer of the Silicon Valley high-tech boom, who turned full-time painter decades ago, Jack Stuppin sees a fateful pattern in this bit of news: Stuppins’ colorful, imaginative Sonoma County landscapes will be shown April 10-13 at the [...]

By | April 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Lauri Luck’s ’60X60′ art treasure hunt a big success

Forestville artist Lauri Luck. (Press Democrat photo by Beth Schlanker.) Longtime radio newsman Paul Harvey used to have a regular feature he called "The Rest of the Story." That always seemed like a good  idea, since once a story is initially reported, we don’t always hear how it [...]

By | April 3rd, 2014|2 Comments

ARTrails open studio tour to resume

Linda Galletta, the executive director of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat) The annual ARTrails open art studio tour, sponsored by the Arts Council of Sonoma County for 28 years until the council's demise last year, will be restarted this fall under the auspices [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Kathleen McCallum Gallery opens in Montgomery Village with more than 20 artists

Santa Rosa photographer, arts activist, event organizer and former art teacher Katheleen McCallum will celebrate the opening of her art gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The Kathleen McCallum Gallery, housed at 760 Village Court in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village, opens with [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|3 Comments

New David Best sculpture installed at Paradise Ridge Winery

Best-known as the legendary and iconic temple builder of the annual Burning Man arts encampment on the Nevada desert, Sonoma County artist David Best has created his first permanent steel structure. Sponsored by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, his new 32-foot-tall work, Permanent Temple of Remembrance, will be [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Artist Todd Barricklow and his GolemDrones come to A Street

Santa Rosa artist Todd Barricklow, whose old-fashioned, big-wheeled bicycles were always a hit at the Handcar Regatta, presents a new project this weekend. "GolemDrone," an installation of ceramic figures, tiles and woodblock prints, will be featured 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, during the Artwalk weekend [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County Museum gets $160,000 outreach grant

The Sonoma County Museum received a $160,000 two-year grant from the  James Irvine Foundation, a California-based philanthropic nonprofit. The grant will support the museum's community outreach efforts to increase active involvement in the arts among Sonoma County's low-income, culturally diverse immigrant families through art workshops in non-traditional venues. [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|0 Comments