Gallery Exhibit: When Day & Night Are Equal Opening Reception Saturday, March 18th 4-7 PM


The Spring Equinox

When Day and Night are Equal

The dominance of darkness ends, signaling the return of fertility. New leaves appear on the trees. Crops sprout. Birds mate. Earth life regenerates in the emergence of new light. The great Sphinx of Giza gazes precisely at the rising of the Equinox sun.

OCA’s March 18 through May 14 exhibit will honor the sacred significance of the Spring Equinox with an art show of works that express the power and beauty of new beginnings, of life springing forth from the dark and the cold into warmth and light.


Juried by Dave Gordon, the roster of accepted works for this show is as follows:

‘Book Haiku’ by Leah Ocean, letterpress

‘Elvira’ by Leah Ocean, original block

‘Menagerie’ by Mary Prisland, ink on paper

‘Merced Lookout’ by Kathy Enedy, acrylic

‘Poppies’ by Laura Williams, pen and ink/watercolor

‘Poppy Pathway’ by Kathy Enedy, acrylic

‘Rushing Water’ by Laura Williams, pen, ink & colored pencil

‘Sing Out’ by Leah Ocean, letterpress

‘Singing In The Spring’ by Deborah Leseur, clay glazed fired

‘Spring Dreams’ by Laura Williams, pen, ink & colored pencil

‘Spring Exuberance’ by Beth Anderson, oil on canvas

‘Spring Meadow’ by Beth Anderson, oil stick on paper

‘Spring on the Faultline’ by Beth Anderson, oil on canvas

‘Spring Onion’ by Saroj Heron, acrylic

‘Spring Orbs’ by Su McMurtry, crocheted wire

‘Spring Poplars’ by Dave Carlson, oil on board

‘Spring Song’ by Beth Anderson, oil on canvas

‘Spring Winds I’ by Dave Carlson, oil on board

‘Spring Winds II’ by Dave Carlson, oil on board

‘String Theory’ by Mary Prisland, monotype

‘Suspended Balance’ by Mel Ingebritson, steel and copper

‘When Day and Night are Equal’ by Mary Prisland, oil pastel on paper

‘Wisps of Paradise’ by Kathy Enedy, oil


Submission Guidelines

Submissions for this exhibit, open to Sonoma County artists only, will include all media. Works are limited to 5’ high and 4’ wide with a weight limit of 50 1bs. Two-dimensional works are to be framed, or with gallery wrapped edges, wired on the back for hanging. Soft sculpture size limit is 24 sq ft. This show will be juried by Dave Gordon. Accepted pieces will be listed on the OCA website within 2 days. All items are to be for sale.

Unframed prints of accepted works are welcome for our print rack. Up to four submissions per artist. Fee for first submission is $15, $10 for each additional entry. 40% gallery commission per sale. Payment of entry fees can be made by cash, check or credit card.

Take in will be Tuesday, March 14th from 1:30 to 7:30 PM at OCA. We do not allow online submissions.

Opening reception will be Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, and refreshments will be served. Pick up of unsold works will be Monday, May 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM or by appointment. Questions can be submitted to or by phoning 707-874-9392.




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