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Art Venues in Sonoma County
updated: July 26, 2010
Blue Gum Farm & Gallery
P.O. Box 662
Graton, CA USA
Tel: +1 (707) 526-6887
Fax: +1 (707) 526-6889
Hours by appointment only, unless during the hours posted for
a specific event.
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to Blue Gum Farm & Gallery
Blue Gum Farm is located in the scenic wine country one hour north of
San Francisco and California’s renowned Silicon Valley. Situated
on the original four acre homestead that once was the core of a 200 acre
turn-of-the-century dairy farm, Blue Gum Farm's activities take place
in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to the creative process.
artists rent studio space in the Art Gum studios on site and market their
work at popular Open Studios events in the cavernous hay barn, site of
the Blue Gum Art Gallery.
Blue Gum Gallery is a unique "alternative space" for showcasing
local artist's work. The 5,000 square foot, two story structure has been
insulated and drywalled so that the barn remains cool even on the hottest
summer days. With the Great Doors open to catch the afternoon tradewinds
from the coast, the work is displayed in a comfortable, well-lit environment.
Thus the charm of a rural, pastoral setting is maintained while the requirements
of presenting art professionally are met.
The Calendar highlights current and upcoming events. The Archives highlight
Dates: Labor Day Weekend, September 5
Reception: Friday, September 4, 6:00-8:00pm
Exhibit Hours: 1:00-5:00pm,
Sat & Sun; 1:00-4:00pm Mon
continues the on-going annual collaborative exhibit that Northern California
artists Warren Arnold, Jocelyn Audette, and Hanya Popova Parker hold each
year at the Blue Gum Gallery.
In the 2009 exhibit, they take a radically new approach and explore the
significant stages of life, or passages, that occur from conception to
beyond death, providing their interpretations in stone, drawings, oil,
The exhibit begins with drawings by Jocelyn Audette that take the viewer
from Alpha through young adulthood. The second set of drawings by Hanya
Popova-Parker continue the theme from courtship through to Omega. Warren
Arnold’s sculpture supplements and supports the drawings and paintings
throughout the exhibit. Once again, the artists employ the process of
interpreting drawing into sculpture into painting, segueing from two-dimensional
work to three-dimensional to two-dimensional again, or 2-3-2.
While their diverse experiences and personalities influence their approaches
to the media and the theme, it is the collaborative aspects that underlie
the exhibit and give it a unique dynamic energy.
Venues in Sonoma County
Ridge Winery not only makes super wine, but they have a fabulous Sculpture
Grove that showcases the work of regional sculptors.
Northern California -- particularly Sonoma County --
appeals to a wide range of talented fine artists who enjoy the ambiance
of a rural setting for creating art, yet also desire easy access to the
cultural offerings of a nearby city.
Numerous world-renowned artists, from Mark DeSuvero to William Wiley,
have made Sonoma County their home. In addition, memorable site-specific
work, such as Christo & Jeanne
Claude's 1970's installation of the Running
Fence, take place in Sonoma County.
Today, there are a number of outstanding art galleries that feature work
from the contemporary to the cutting edge. Their exhibits and locations
can be found in the site hosted by the Arts
Council of Sonoma County, which helped develop Sculpture Sonoma 2005
and Emerging Artists 2006, as well as the Sonoma
County Gallery Group.