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“Illuminations – Jellyfish Series” by Mary Prisland
Songs from the Sea Exhibit – 2016

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“Shroud of St. Philip’s Church” by Bill Taylor
‘Onsite’ exhibit – January 2017Upload Files

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The OCA Gallery is open Fridays from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4 pm, and during Occidental Center for the Arts events or by appointment.**

Click here to learn about our CURRENT EXHIBIT

Click here to learn about our UPCOMING EXHIBITS AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Click here to learn about PAST EXHIBITS.


 

Occidental Center of the Arts is proud to offer a home for the arts with our gallery. With up to six shows a year, we provide local artists the opportunity to showcase their work to the community with themes ranging from figure drawing to botanical appreciation to ocean themes, just to name a few. Be sure to check out our invitations to artists and upcoming shows below.

Are you a Sonoma County Artist? Sign up for our ARTISTS EMAIL LIST to receive announcements about exhibit entries and more! Email us to join the list!

Become a part of our team, ensuring our gallery continues to provide these wonderful opportunities. Make a donation or volunteer today! To learn about volunteer opportunities, email info@occidentalcenterforthearts.org or phone 707-874-9392.

OCA Gallery presents

ROOTS

June 2nd through July 30th
Open Friday 11 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Wine Tasting on Fridays from 4 to 6:30 pm

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We are very pleased to announce the following accepted entries for the exhibit ROOTS!

From the Seeds Come Roots by Beth Anderson, oil on canvas
The Garden of Eden by Beth Anderson, oil stick on paper

Beets by R. Barr, acrylic
Freedom by R. Barr, acrylic and collage
Roots by R. Barr, acrylic

Tree of Life by Daniel Celidore, print on archival paper

Dimensional Roots by Connie Cook, collage
Deep Roots from Damp Ground by Connie Cook, collage

Breakthrough by Leslie Dalton, mixed media
Dandelion by Leslie Dalton, mixed media
Spirit Tree by Leslie Dalton, mixed media

Are These My Roots by Lynn Elkins, watercolor

The Bavarian by Marilyn Dizikes, acrylic
Crossed by Marilyn Dizikes, acrylic/ink on wood
Syrto by Marilyn Dizikes, acrylic

Oregon by Patrick Fanning, watercolor

Deep Mother Roots by Gini Fenley, mixed media/collage and acrylic
From Below and Through by Gini Fenley, mixed media/collage and acrylic
From Deep in the Primordial Forest by Gini Fenley, mixed media/collage and acrylic
Rooted in Whimsy by Gini Fenley, mixed media/collage and acrylic

Beet by Saroj Heron, acrylic
Brown Eyes by Saroj Heron, acrylic
My Cousin by Saroj Heron, acrylic
Turnips by Saroj Heron, acrylic

Fern & Oak Root by Fred Jacobs, photography
Roots Quadriptych by Fred Jacobs, photography
Tree Root Detail by Fred Jacobs, photography

Rooted in Fire by Jerry Kermode, old growth wood

Rooted by Judith Kinsey, watercolor
Roots by Judith Kinsey, fabric/silk & velvet

Echoes #1 by Tony Marchetti, metal
Echoes #2 by Tony Marchetti, metal

Full Moon Spring Equinox Mandala by Caterina Martinico, prismacolor pencil
Full Moon WInter Solstice Tree of Life by Caterina Martinico, prismacolor pencil

Drift by Jude McKay, ceramic & wood
Inner Child by Jude McKay, ceramic

Me and My Dad by Su McMurtry, weaving and watercolor

Awakening by Mary Prisland, pastel
Aunt Dora with Gloves by Mary Prisland, etching
Red Hat by Mary Prisland, etching
Slovenian Roots by Mary Prisland, pastel

Rosetta Nebula by Susan St. Thomas (juror), acrylic on arches paper

The Ancestors by Linda Weber, mixed media

Uprooted by Sabina Yates, pencil on paper


UPCOMING EXHIBITS

The OCA Gallery presents

SEA CREATURES

Sea Creatures are coming to OCA!
Our future exhibit will surprise you with real or imagined life in the sea.

Exhibition August 4th through October 1st
Entries accepted on Tuesday, August 1st 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Click here for art entry details.

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PAST EXHIBITS

“The Spring Equinox – When Day and Night Are Equal” 

March 18 through May 14, 2017
Click here for the list of accepted entries!

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.

‘When Day & Night Are Equal” honors the sacred significance of the Spring Equinox with works that express the power and beauty of new beginnings, of life springing forth from the dark and cold into warmth and light.

You can enjoy this exhibit on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 AM to 4 PM, and during OCA auditorium events.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR GALLERY

If you are interested in Visual Arts, the Gallery Committee at Occidental Center for the Arts needs members to help plan and organize exhibits and for gallery sitting so OCA can be open to the public more often. It’s a great opportunity to meet other artists, get involved in the community and experience how an art gallery operates. Please contact us at gallery@occidentalcenterforthearts.org if you would like to volunteer.

WHAT IS A JURIED ART EXHIBIT?

A juried exhibit is a competition.  A juried art exhibit is an art gallery exhibit, usually based on some kind of theme, where artists enter visual art to be chosen by a juror. Jurors are notable artists or art critics that are invited by the gallery committee to judge and pick the art that will be in that particular exhibit. A non-refundable entry fee is required to submit artwork to a juried show. These entry fees pay for the juror, the best in show award that is chosen by the juror, the opening reception and other administrative costs.

The juror picks what they consider the best art to put in the exhibit, and rejects other art that they deem unsuitable for that particular show. Jurors also select awards, including best in show. The artist who receives this honor usually receives a prize, which is sometimes monetary.

Links with more information about art gallery exhibits:

Art Exhibit- Wikipedia

Juried Exhibit- Wikipedia

Art Gallery- Wikipedia

From a juror’s perspective

From an artist’s perspective: When your art is not accepted into a show