Current Exhibitions

Linear Equations: Mari Andrews, Marc Katano, Sabine Reckewell

November 5 - December13, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, November 5, 5 - 7 pm

The exhibition brings together three Bay Area artists whose work shares an affinity for line, in both two and three dimensions. Mari Andrews, who lives in Emeryville, creates intricate sculptures that have evolved from years of drawing and obsessive collecting. Her work weaves the two activities together, incorporating wire, pine needles, branches and other linear material. Based in Sonoma, Marc Katano’s largely black and white paintings, at once delicate and vigorously gestural, are inspired by the physicality of human expression, such as the precise motions of Japanese calligraphy. While his compositions are organic in form, Katano does not intend them as emulations of nature but rather abstract records of their own creation. Sabine Reckewell lives and works in Napa and creates site-specific installations that respond to the architectural space in which they are created. Reckewell calls these installations “three-dimensional drawings,” and they indeed trace, describe, and make visible the volume of their environments using linear materials, repetition and geometry.

Art from the Heart 2016

Sonoma State University Art Gallery
32nd annual benefit auction

ROHNERT PARK--Saturday, February 6, 2016, marks the date for the 32nd annual Art from the Heart silent art auction and party at the University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the Art Gallery's exhibition, publication, and lecture programs. There will be a free preview of the artwork on Wednesday, February 3, 11:00-8:00; Thursday, February 4, 11:00-4:00; and Friday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

As always, the Art from the Heart auction will be an exciting evening of art, food, fine wine, and music that has become one of the oldest continually-held fundraising events in the area and a “must” for novice and seasoned collectors alike (Dave Getz Jazz Trio will perform this year). This year more than 150 artists from Sonoma County and across the United States have been invited to create original works of art especially for Art from the Heart, which features modestly priced works of art that are sold during a silent auction. It’s a wonderful way to have a good time, support the Gallery (and in turn, the careers of worthy artists), and go home with an original work of art.

Delicious food and wine will be served, and tickets are $50 suggested donation. For more information, please call the University Art Gallery at (707) 664-2295.