Arts

Art Gallery

Current Show: Susan Stover

The Sonoma Academy Art Gallery will feature Entangled Ecocentrism, an exhibition of artworks by mixed-media artist Haley Jensen, through the month of March. 

The artist states: 

"Thinking about the anthropocentric ideologies of the Western world, I give eyes to the nonhuman entities I paint. Using the eye as a symbol for consciousness or spirit or value of being, the forms look back at the viewer and enchant the space they inhabit, promoting prismatic play in connection. Through subverting anthropomorphism, I ask the viewer to not see their own eyes projected onto this nonhuman entanglement, but to see that nonhuman life is entangled within each of us. I am diving into the maximal mess of ecocentrism, recognizing the damage of human-centered thinking and the importance of each role in the entire ecosystem. I am playing with ecocentrism’s vibrancy and demystifying it in order to find joy, mystery, and kinship with the lives and processes that surround us. In a time when it is hard to grasp onto hope in the dark, I am finding the importance of my spirituality through my sticky relationships with all matter, humor, and a belief that natural systems hold magic."
 
Entangled Ecocentrism will be on view through the month of March. You can learn more about Haley Jensen on her website.

The Art Gallery

Since the inception of the school, before we even had a proper gallery space, we have had professional artists showing, lecturing, and giving class demonstrations. We believe that exposure to the arts is an inherent part of education, and therefore, expose students to a variety of artists and styles that are not typically shown in Sonoma county. Over the last 14 years we have shown a diverse group of artists from all over the world including: Pakistan, Tibet, Sweden, Germany, England, France, Russia, Mexico, Bosnia, the Philippines, Iran, and Cuba as well as local Bay area artists. We have partnered with the San Francisco Art Institute and the Chalk Hill Artist Residency and will be showing some of the artists selected through their program.

Gallery hours are 8:00 am through 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except during school holidays).



Gallery Guidelines

The Sonoma Academy Gallery looks for original artwork that takes an innovative approach and shows a sophisticated execution. Chosen artists should enhance the arts curriculum. Established and emerging artists interested in showing are encouraged to look over these guidelines.

Shows are generally up for two months unless another arrangement has been made between the artist and the school. In exchange for showing and taking no sales commission we require all artists to give a lecture or class demo. A stipend of $80 is provided for a class demo or short lecture.

Artists are responsible for hanging and taking down their own shows after 3:30 pm on weekdays or on the weekend as arranged between the artist and the school. Please bring your own hanging supplies. A dolly is available to transport the work from your car up to the gallery.

It is suggested that artists create their own labels, which include the name of the piece, medium, date, price, and artist contact information. Otherwise a binder with the same information can be left on the gallery table.

If something sells, the purchasing party will contact the artist directly to arrange the sale. The school takes no commission.

Gallery Size
Dimensions of the wall space: 
  • Two walls are 6' 8” 
  • One wall is 10’ 5”
  • One wall is 8’ 7”
  • One wall is 33’ 10”
  • One wall is 3’
Please submit a link to your website or blog for consideration and send it to Hillary Younglove. Shows are booked one year in advance.
2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770 
inbox@sonomaacademy.org
 

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...is the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.