Come upstairs and watch Phyllis Rapp put a postitive spin on 'negative' painting.
During October, Phyllis is exhibiting multi media artwork of her winsome animals and fanciful figures in the Small Works Showcase. Her representational works of animals and figures are created in watercolor and acrylic paints, handmade paper collage, paper and ephemera.
Featured artist in September is Bill Gittins, a consummate and prolific oil painter of Sonoma County landmarks, vineyards and places of quiet beauty. Bill’s paintings are widely exhibited in private and permanent collections, including Sutter Hospital. He is a participating artist in the 2018 Art Trails open studios event.
Karen Norton, a potter for over 40 years uses a variety of clays, glazes and firing methods to create her hand built platters. She says her designs are land, sea and sky scapes that take the viewer to unimagined places where tranquility and vitality merge into cohesive wholeness.
Naomi Lasley - Naomi taught ceramics for 25 years in Santa Rosa City Schools. Since her retirement she works in her Sebastopol art studio and she formed Clayamity, a group of former art students and professional artists. Her works are pit-fired pots and raku ceramics, and she uses horse hair, seaweed, sawdust among other ingredients to create the colors and designs.
Willow LaLand-Yeilding is exhibiting Works on Paper, and selected etchings by Italian Mistro Andro Cecovini and the late Stephen Whittle English-born Sebastopol Artist in the gallery’s Small Works Showcase.
A third generation artist, Willow began exhibiting her paintings when she was 12 years old at the New York Art Expo and in Nevada City, California. She is a wine-country artist who loves to paint reflections from glassware in the bold, wine themed paintings that she is known for.
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 9th, 2 - 5pm
FEBRUARY EXHIBIT: CLOSE TO THE HEART
EXHIBIT DATES: February 1 – February 28, 2021
Sonoma County artists, Linda Baretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Karen Miller, Tosya Shore, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Carolyn Wilson present “Close to the Heart,” a new perspective on this Valentine season – things that are uniquely special to each individual artist. Shore’s “Walk this Way” is a watercolor showing a tender moment in an older couple’s day – a scene that would touch anyone’s heart. Miller’s contribution is “Cat in a Quandary,” a pastel painting of her quirky cat in her favorite room where all her best creativity lives. Barretta brings us “Schoolhouse Beach,” an oil painting of a favorite local scene along the Sonoma Coast, painted with blooms beneath her feet. Her piece glows with sundrenched color and the vibrant beauty of the red wildflowers. Wilson’s choice, “Yosemite Valley Winter,” is a mixed media piece that takes us to this magical place in the peace and tranquility of a snowy winter scene. Bird’s “Seeing Reds” is an acrylic painting that highlights traditional tokens of love – flowers and sweets – in delicious shades of red. After the past crazy, dark year, the warm feelings expressed through this exhibit open the door to a beautiful spring and hope for better times. “Because each artist’s choice is special, they resonate with the viewer,” noted Wilson.
New Artist: The Gallery is pleased to announce a new member artist, Sally Cataldo. A water media artist, her expressive abstract paintings are a reflection of observations of her environment. Working in acrylic, watercolor, gouache, her paintings are forceful designs of sophisticated color combinations, dynamic shapes and unique use of line. Whether purely abstract or a subjective interpretation, they catch the viewer’s eye and don’t let go. Internationally renowned, Cataldo is a published, award winning artist who has exhibited widely and participated in Sonoma County Art Trails for a number of years. Sallycataldoart.com
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features a members’ show along the same theme, ”Close to the Heart.” The exhibit highlights a variety of takes on this theme in watercolor, acrylic and oil. In addition to the artists named above, Willow Laland, Donna Schaffer, Gail Morgan, Ron Sumner, Victoria Kochergin, and Laura Roney are showing their work in this exhibit.
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