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

“GOT GLASS!!!”  October 27 – December 3, 2017

opening reception October 27, 2017 from  6 - 7:30 pm          Awards: 6 pm

First international glass show at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. This celebration of Art glass intends to inspire every visitor to the broad range of artistic expressions in this medium, often underestimated despite it's phenomenal potential.

Main Gallery: "Convergence"     Juror: Cassandra Straubing

The focus in the main gallery is on showing the wide range of techniques:  blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped, painted. Inlcuding artwork by Cassandra Straubing, Thérese Lahaie and David Ruth.


Gallery II:  "Flamework"     Juror: Paul Stankard   (Click here for the Juror's statement)

With John Rizzi, Loren Stump


Gallery III:  Ed Kirshner "Organized Chaos"   Plasma work

with Roger Carr, Ross Levine, Mike Pargett and Mitch La Plante



Saturday December 2, 2017 at 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. Lahaie uses glass as a reflective and refractive canvas with techniques of projecting, slumping, scouring, painting, polishing, printing, breaking, and motorizing it. Almost ten years ago she returned to the studio from a trip to Dia Beacon, NY, energized by the unexpected impact of scale in the minimalist sculpture installed there, and driven to infuse her work with similar qualities. Ever since, she has been expanding the scale of her work with the use of LED technology to construct light environments. Lahaie has sculptural work in the permanent collections of the Crocker Arts Museum (CA), Corning Museum of glass Contemporary Collection (NY), the DI Rosa Collection (CA) and the Glassmuseet Ebeltoft (Denmark)