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      Running Down the Same Dream

Current & Upcoming Shows

We are delighted to present an exhibition of silkscreen prints by Hilary Williams, on view through June in our gallery.


About Hilary Williams
Hilary Williams is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates fine art screen prints on paper, mixed media paintings and illustrations in which she takes inspiration from her environments, the urban and natural landscapes and a fantastical imagination. Hilary received her BA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in 2002 where she was presented awards including the Trillium Prize. Her work has been collected across the US, around the world and is currently displayed throughout the greater Bay Area and around the country. She also teaches workshops in screen printing in San Francisco and online workshops at Creativebug.com. Hilary now creates her work from her home studio in Sonoma County where she has a homestead. In between creating art work you can find her milking goats, petting chickens, or canning vegetables. 


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.

In addition, student show—including artwork from high schools in Japan, China, and Afghanistan—have been displayed and continue to be shown through our partnerships with the Joshibi School in Tokyo, Japan, SOLA in Kabul, Afghanistan and Beijing #4 in Beijing, China.

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 $60 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
info@sonomaacademy.org

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The only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.