Guild to open new exhibit
The Arts Guild of Sonoma (AGS) is hosting the annual December Invitational exhibition that runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 31 at the AGS gallery on 140 E. Napa St., in Sonoma. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The guild members once again have invited their esteemed fellow artists to show work alongside their own at the exhibition. Artists on exhibit include Don Hatfield, Michael Palace, Barbara Jacobsen, John Ager, Linda Semple, Ellie Portner, Elizabeth Dekker, Lisa Ellis, Carine Rosenblatt, Tanna Bellia, Bryan Barasch and Lin Lipitz.
The Arts Guild of Sonoma, located right off the Plaza, is a contemporary art gallery with changing monthly exhibits showcasing the work of local artists.
Opening receptions are held on the first Friday of each month and exhibit pieces in acrylic, encaustic, oil and water color paintings, jewelry, mixed media work, ceramics, metal sculpture, smaller objects d’art, prints and note cards.
The guild was founded to exhibit and advance the creative efforts of local Bay Area artists. The guild also participates in a wide range of community outreach programs to encourage art appreciation and inspire direct participation in the arts. One such program is ARTescape (artescapesonoma.org), a recently developed art school in Boyes Hot Springs which holds classes, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and other continuing programs.
Founded in 1977, the guild has solidified its status as the oldest, continuously operating artists’ collective in the state of California.
Admission at the guild’s gallery is free and the regular hours are Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. However, the gallery will be open every day until Christmas. After Christmas, regular gallery hours will be in effect.