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Sold Figure Art

5 pictures were sold from the Thursday Drawing Group Figure Art Show.

Brandon Bowman Sergio Lopez Crystal Cissell-Anderson

Clockwise from top: Brandon Bowman, Sergio Lopez, Crystal Cissell-Anderson (sold 2). Also, ink drawing by John James.

Winterblast 2014

For many years we have been part of the crowd, reveling in the undefinable creative explosion called Winterblast, which takes place on the streets of the SOFA Arts District each November. Little did we expect that we’d find ourselves, this year, on the Winterblast steering committee. Between two and three thousand people filled the galleries and studios, Saturday November 15. They lined up four, five deep on both sides of the streets as the illuminated sofas, fire dancers, adn the Hubbub Club paraded down South A street and Sebastopol Avenue. Festival of Friends and FogDub performed at the BAckyard Stage and at Atlas Coffee. There were light shows, colorful lanterns and a kids craft booth. You’ll find photos of all this on the SOFA Facebook page.

Mask-Arrayed 2014

Window mask

Mask by 3D Edddy

Masks 10 Masks 6 Masks 5 Masks 4 Masks 3 Masks 1 IMG_6380 Masks 13 Masks 12 Masks 11 Masks 9 Masks 8

Participating artists: Julian Blair, Taunee Callahan, Linda Dove-Pierson, Marie Dungan, 3D Edddy, Robin Factor, Simmon Factor, Nora Fanshel, Eliot Funtushel, Ryan Gallimore, Valerie Hamilton, Lorna Ho, Michael Hofmann, Judy Irene,  Gloria Luhan-Whitney, Christie Marks, Tino Plank, Jessica Rasmussen, Dan Scannell, Kate Shaffner,  Rebecca Stone, Clark Swarthout, Greer Upton, Corlene van Sluizer, Carol Watanabe

Art students from Elsie Allen High School: Alexx Cordero, Abril Inocencio, Andrea Lopez, Marie Mertz, Olga Plata, Neida Ramirez


First Friday Open Studios

1st Friday 2014 A outline

The Mask-Arrayed Show opens next week. There are dozens of fantastic, original masks and mask-inspired art in this exhibition. You are invited to the artists’ reception which is on October 3, the First Friday Open Art Studios. Most studios and galleries in the SOFA neighborhood will also be open.

Raptor Performance

On Saturday, September 20,  Jonquin Albin, action painter and bird activist, thrilled the gallery audience by painting 4 large panels as a  a red-tailed hawk posed for her. This was a benefit for the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center and wine was generously provided by Trecini Winery of Santa Rosa. We also wish to thank Sarah, the falconer who brought her fierce friend for Jonqui to paint.Jonqui 2 Jonqui 1

Mask-Arrayed Entry Form

Show Dates  October 1 – November 16, 2014. Submit your artwork to Chroma Gallery with this form attached to the back and your entry fee on Saturday, September 27 between 12 and 4pm, or Sunday, September 28 between 11 and 3pm.

Enter a maximum of 2 pieces. Entry fee is $15/one entry or $25/two entries. High school students ages 14-18 may enter one piece for $5.00. If your work is not accepted to show there will be no charge.

Pick up unsold work Wed. November 18 or Thur. November 19 between noon and 4pm.  Artists are responsible for insurance for their art. Although all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the saftey and security of the art, artist releases the property owner and Chroma Gallery, and anyone associated with this exhibition of liability for theft or damage to the art cause by forces beyond our control.

I hereby agree and accept any or all risk to my art during this exhibition.


Drop Off Date:_________________________  Initial:______________

Pick Up Date: _________________________  Initial:______________


Your Name __________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________

Phone number ___________________________________________

e-mail __________________________________________

Title _______________________________________________


Entry fee (1 piece $15, 2/$25)  $ _______

Drawing Remy the Hawk

Class 2


Chroma gallery’s latest show, RAPTORS: Live Bird Art, opened Saturday August 23 with a special event by bird artist Jonqui Albin. Jonqui’s falconer friend Roy brought in his bird Remy, a young red tail hawk. After Jonqui gave a short talk about bird anatomy the public had the wonderful opportunity of drawing the hawk from life.

Jonqui’s next event at the gallery will be Saturday Aug 30: Wire sculpting with a live bird model. Spectators are welcome to drop in.
$20 sliding-scale donation with no one tuned away for lack of funds. A portion of all Jonqui’s proceeds go to support the Bird Rescue Center.