People’s Choice:
BLUE                                Thomas Pratt  “War Virus III eliminated”  
Painted  Words               Julie Gray   “The Tree”
The Art of the Portrait    Pieter Meyers     “Janis Joplin”
Fiber Art VIII                    Carolyn Kallenborn and Erasto “Tito” Mendoza          “Equilibrio”

Visual Arts

Current Exhibitions

September 28 - October 22, 2017

The gallery hosts a preview exhibit featuring a piece of each participating artist’s work (141 artists). The Opening Reception is Thursday, September 28, 6-8 pm.

During this exhibition, the GALLERY hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 am -4 pm and Saturdays – Sundays October 14-15 and October 21-22 with extended viewing hours 10 am – 5 pm

Due to exceptional circumstances affecting our area and our artistsThe STUDIOS will be open October 21, 22 and 28, 29 from 10 am to 5 pm.

For more information about this program, see the website at!

Mini preview exhibits can be found at Corrick's / My Daughter the Framer in Santa Rosa, Gallery One in Petaluma, and Stones Throw in Cotati. For more info on these, click HERE


In the auditorium: Exhibition dedicated to the Celebration of the life of Janet Charnofsky

It is with great humility that we remember with you or introduce to you a woman of incomparable strength and talent and unlimited support to the Arts. Janet and her husband Harvey were founders of this Center for the Arts. It was they, who in their vision, initially chose and supported the ambitious and resourceful young director Linda Galletta who worked tirelessly for 30 years and brought SCA to the place it is now.

A very talented artist, Janet Charnofsky, was always humbly looking at ways to improve her work and pushing her own boundaries. As much as art and maybe even football, maybe above all, Janet LOVED people. Her intelligence and soft kindness made her a dear friend to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Janet would always make time to talk and understand or discuss reasonable concepts She avoided chitchat and long speeches, favoring deep interest in a person and true communication with the individual. Many of us know how her guidance or advice created encounters of significance.

Janet and Harvey attended most public and private art celebrations and it is painful to imagine opening receptions without her. It will take a while to fully understand that she will not just walk through our door again.

This exhibition is a tribute to Janet's life and a way to gently say goodbye to a dear artist, mentor, friend. You are welcome to use the guestbook and share your thoughts, poems, or any creative expression. This is an opportunity to acquire and cherish a beautiful piece of Janet's legacy, a way to perpetuate her memory in your life.

Above all of that, thanks to Janet and Harvey's generosity, the income of your purchase is entirely donated to the Visual Arts. Your gift will increase the exhibition artist awards and fund the young emerging artists' show, a project with life changing impact on some of our local children.



“GOT GLASS!!!”  October 27 – December 3, 2017
opening reception October 27,  6 - 7:30 pm          Awards: 6 pm

First international glass show at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

This celebration of glass Art wants to inspire every visitor to the broad range of artistic expressions in glass, a sometimes underestimated medium despite its phenomenal potential.


On Thursday November 2, 4 pm Randy will give a very informative lecture  "The History of the Glass Movement" , including a 45 minutes slideshow. Randy’s entertaining nature promises a memorable time.

Saturday November 4, 3 pm  not to miss is the Paneltalk led by Randy Strong on "Is there a future for Glass Art?" with eminent glass artist Mary B. White

Saturday December 2, 3 pm 
Lecture Thérèse Lahaie  "The Smell of Incense" Translation of concept

Thérèse Lahaie is a lightologist. As an artist, she uses light and technology to reveal the nature of various media and for expressing solace. As a practitioner of light, Thérèse provides education, knowledge and training for architects, engineers and lighting designers.
Lahaie has sculptural work in the permanent collections of the Crocker Arts Museum (CA), Corning Museum of glass Contemporary Colleciotn (NY), the DIRosa Collection (CA) and the Glassmuseet Ebeltoft (Denmark)



Members’ Show
December 8 - December 30, 2017
opening reception December 8, 6 - 7:30 pm

This show is the annual “family reunion”.
On Tuesday December 5, every SCA member is invited to submit one piece of art to the 2017 Member Show. No juror!
Your work will guaranteed be displayed in the gallery. Following up on a member request we increase the limited size of the work to 192 square inches (frame included), which allows work of 12” x 16” instead of 12” x 12”. A sold piece can be replaced by another piece of similar size.
The “people’s choice”, voted by the public, will receive the annual Janet and Harvey Charnofsky award of $100.
We will end the show with a gingerbread and mulled wine party on December 30, 3-4 pm. The winner will be disclosed.