ART GALLERY


The OCA Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4 pm, and during the intermission of auditorium 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.


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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 2017

 


 

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.


 

 

CURRENT EXHIBIT

ANYTHING GOES – ARTWORK OF THE MEMBERS OF OCA

Exhibition Friday, March 2 through Sunday, April 1

Open Fri-Sat-Sun 11 am to 4 pm

Some of the artwork featured in “Anything Goes”

“Seasons on the River”
Weaving by Su McMurtry

“Odalisque”
Driftwood & Found-wood by Minh Ta

“Girraffes in the Serengeti”
Cotton commercial and hand-stamped fabric, beads
by Carroll Hirsch

“Harbor Lights”
Acrylic by Kathy Enedy


Upcoming Exhibits

April 13th through June 3rd, 2018 “Connections”

June 8 through July 22, 2018 Invitational exhibit
featuring Dave Gordon, Adam Wolpert & Victoria Wagner

July 27 through August 26, 2018  Students of SRJC Exhibit

August 31 through September 30, 2018 Pointless Sisters Art Quilts

Future exhibits TBA

 

 

 


PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

Students of Salmon Creek School

7th and 8th grades, Tanya Turneure, Instructor

January 19th to February 4th, 2018


“Untitled” by Zoie

 

 


“The River”

November 3, 2017 through January 14, 2018

 

“Peacock” by Minh Ta
Russian River driftwood & Found Wood


October 6 – 29, 2017

The Pointless Sisters annual art quilt show.

“Blues in the Night” quilt by Jan Nilsen

 

“Canna” quilt by Carroll Hirsch

“Winter Roots” quilt by Bev Lagos


“SEA CREATURES”

Exhibition August 4th through October 1st, 2017

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This exhibit was juried by Greer Upton.


“ROOTS”

June 2 through July 30, 2017

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

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March 18 through May 14, 2017

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