The Arts Guild of Sonoma is staging a new exhibit entitled “Art in an Age of Anxiety,” which will run from Aug. 30 through Oct. 1.

“Although first coined by W.H. Auden in 1948 to describe the fear, disillusionment, confusion and dismay that Europeans endured, we know full well that the ‘Age of Anxiety’ is not contained in the past,” said gallery manager Laura Leipzig.

“We are highly conscious of the perils of our era, from the rise of fascism, environmental concerns, threats to privacy, terrorism, drugs and assaults on our democracy. Artists help to chronicle, illuminate and cope with this anxiety.”

The Arts Guild of Sonoma is inviting artists to participate in its national juried exhibition, Art in an Age of Anxiety.

The deadline for entries is July 21.

The juror will be artist Chester Arnold.

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There will be a $500 for Best of Show and $100 each for up to three honorable mention awards.

The show is open nationally to all artists over 18 years in the mediums of sculpture, printing, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art and book art.

The Arts Guild is located at 140 East Napa St.