Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, SCA’s on-site gallery is closed until local and national guidelines advise that it is safe to reopen such spaces. In the meantime, we’re continuing to hold Virtual Exhibitions and other events using the SCA website.
Please check-in with us as we begin to schedule new digital events.
Join Sebastopol Center for the Arts for an extraordinary re-visioning of our Open Studio programs for 2020, in light of the unprecedented coronavirus situation. SCA has adapted its signature spring and fall programs, Art at the Source and Sonoma County Art Trails, creating an opportunity for the public to engage with Sonoma County fine artists despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. The public is invited to engage with participating artists virtually on a brand new, beautiful online platform and in the artists’ studios, if it is safe to do so.
SebArts Virtual Open Studios recently launched a new website and hub for month-long event. With 140 artist profiles and dynamic visual content, visitors will be able to interact with the artists in a variety of ways: via their individual websites and social media profiles, as well as by attending online events and virtual studio tours.
This exhibit is an exploration of identity, including its genesis, its relative permanence, and its performance. Is it something that comes from within? Is it imposed on one through social interactions? Is it adopted over time? What is the nature of this key element of how we understand and express ourselves. Specifically, artists were asked:
How is your identity informed by your ethnicity, who you love, your gender, your political or religious beliefs, the culture that resonates within you? How has your identity changed over the years? In what ways has your identity shaped or changed your life? Does the world see and accept you for who you are?
We hope art will help give voice to that which defines identity for a given person.. It can be very personal, or it can highlight a person or a cause that is about the concept.
Juror: Barbara Stout