Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
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March 31 - April 16 Main Gallery : “Exhibition 60+, Creative expression by artists 60 and over”
A fabulous show in salon style of work by creative minds of 60 and over. Coordinators Barbara Briggs-Letson and Pamela Moniz.
This will be a joyous event as we believe that aging does not have to be dreary or sad.
In that spirit we have invited the Ray Walker Swing band to the opening reception with 20 musicians to sweep us of our feet.
The Ray Walker band will play from 5 pm onwards!
From 5:30 pm to 6 pm they will play for the fashion show called "Aging with attitude, Style and Sass at 60+". This local project conceived by photographer John Martin and style fashionista Elle Kilner, will put a spotlight on Sonoma County woman, aged 61 to 81, who categorically refuse to be limited by trends of "apropriate dress for the mature woman". The catwalk will present older (yes, let's use the word!) woman who project self confidence and individuality in a joyful riot of color, pattern and texture.
From 6 to 7:30 the usual artist reception will take place, still going strong with the band!
This will also be the opening reception for 2 other exhibitions:
Gallery II Peter Krohn
"From Grief to Gratitude: Peter Krohn's Personal Journey"
in Gallery III "One Thing Leads to Another"
Paintings and Sculptures by Lisa Beerntsen
who both exhibit from March 31 to May 7
April 21 - May 7
Main Gallery: Youth Show: "LET IT BE...KIDS"
Local Elementary schools receive the gallery! This show, ccordinated by Sally Briggs, Natlaie Boothe and Angela Sturr will have close to 1000 pieces of artwork. We CELEBRATE on Sunday April 30 with a child friendly reception from 2 to 5 pm. Frank Gonzalez, famous puppeteer, will be performing and sharing his remarkable talents between 2:30 and 4 pm.
Everyone is welcome; bring family, friends and loved ones. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free but children cannot attend without adult supervision.
June 16 - July 23
Main Gallery: "Blue" Juror: Randolph Murphy Blue oceans, blue skies, blue cars, blue eyes, cornflowers and blueberries, seeing blue. All Blue.
Gallery II: "Painted Words" Juried Calligraphy Exhibition Juror: Carl Rohrs.
Gallery III: "The Art of the Portrait" Printmaker Pieter Myers brings the classical medium of copper plate photogravure to portraiture. The result is a contemporary interpretation of the portrait, using a blending of photography and intaglio printmaking.
July 28 - September 3
Main Gallery: FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition in collaboration with Surface Design Association
Deadline for submissions: Monday, June 19, 4 pm (ONLINE applications ONLY)
International Biennial Exhibition. This signature biennial exhibition, in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art. Jurors: Wendy Lugg, Jason Pollen and Eszter Bornemisza.
Awards: Best of Show $500, Second Prize $200, Surface Design Association Award of Excellence: Membership to SDA, Coordinators' Merit Awards.
Eszter Bornemisza creates wall-hangings, installations, and objects from the ubiquitous material of waste newspaper and cloth. The choice of material plays a central role in her work as it provides further visual experiences by their ephemeral character. Originally a mathematician, she started working with textiles in the late 1990’s with exploring her own ways in surface design and quilting. She has extensively exhibited internationally and won several prizes. She lives in Budapest, Hungary. http://www.bornemisza.com/
Wendy Lugg is an internationally respected Australian artist, curator, writer and teacher. She has been Artist in Residence with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society since 2009 and was the past International Representative for Surface Design Association. In a career spanning 30 years she has taught, curated many exhibitions, undertaken arts residencies, and has had solo exhibitions in numerous countries. Her current on-line exhibition "Mapping Memory" is at http://slwa.gov.au/mappingmemory/ Her website is https://wendylugg.com/
Jason Pollen is an internationally renowned artist/educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design in New York, and Kansas City Art Institute. He was President of Surface Design Association for 16 years. Penland School of Crafts named him Outstanding Artist/Educator of the year in 2012. Recent installations are currently on view in Paris and Venice. "Shimmer", a one-person show, will open in November 2016 in Kansas City. http://www.jasonpollen.com/
October 27 – December 3
Main Gallery: "Got Glass!!!" Juror: Cassandra Straubing
Glass work as never seen here before. Deadline for submissions September 12.
Gallery II: "Flamed Glass" Juried Exhibition Juror: Paul Stankard