Sonoma ceramics artist Kala Stein is sculpting quite a reputation for herself in county art circles – in fact she’s one of five artists being recognized through the fourth annual “Discovered: Emerging Artists from Sonoma County” program.

According to Creative Sonoma, the local arts nonprofit which puts on the exhibit, the five artists “reflect the tremendous diversity of the county’s visual arts community in genre, style and philosophy.”

“They share several common themes,” Creative Sonoma officials said in a statement about the show. “These works explore a culture that has less to do with the intrinsic value of things, and more to do with providing a felt experience.”

The juried exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Petaluma Art Center. An opening day reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Winners will receive a $2,000 stipend.

According to Creative Sonoma, Stein will use ceramic sculpture to “assemble a view of the skies.”

Other artists in the show include artist Jenny Harp of Santa Rosa, painter Dayana Leon of Santa Rosa, cut-paper artist Catherine Sieck of Occidental, and installation-artist Jaynee Watson of Petaluma.

For information, contact Kristen.madsen@sonoma-county.org. The Petaluma Arts Center is located at 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma.