Banner photo: "Salmon Creek Panorama" West Sonoma County, by Jerry Dodrill

"Above the Fog"
Jenner Headlands Preserve


"Sound of Music"
Willow Creek Watershed, Jenner


"Verna and Venus"
Shipwreck at Bodega Bay


Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall

"Sonoma County Wild"

Photography by Jerry Dodrill

On display through May 5, 2020

Artist Statement
The photographs here are expressions of a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Sonoma County. I’ve been blessed to spend countless hours cycling, running, rock-climbing and paddling with friends since I was a boy. With each drive to a trailhead, each footstep, hand-hold, pedal or paddle stroke, I build a deeper relationship with the place I call home. Meanwhile, the artist’s eye constantly scans the landscape searching for meaningful observations and juxtapositions that represent the experiences and natural truths I’ve come to know. From the rocky coast to the muddy San Pablo Bay, Russian River, Mayacamas Mountains, and lofty slopes of Mount St. Helena, Sonoma County has an unparalleled level of visual and ecological diversity. The camera is a silent companion that lets me record and share special moments which unfold as unexpected gifts, or as the result of much planning and pre-visualization. The exhibit is a celebration of the wild country that surrounds us and an appreciation for those who work tirelessly to preserve our natural environment.

Artist Biography
Jerry Dodrill is an acclaimed landscape and adventure photographer who studied fine art at Pacific Union College (Bachelors Fine Art, 1997) and assisted legendary California photographer Galen Rowell before launching his own career in 2000. Jerry’s images have been widely published in books and magazines. As a climber he has scaled most of the major walls in Yosemite and traveled extensively. He leads photography workshops and expeditions for Visionary Wild, sharing what he calls a “story-forward” approach to image making. Jerry was a co-founder of the Santa Rosa based camera bag company MindShift Gear, is on the Boards of the B-Rad Foundation and Rock Ice & Mountain Club. He lives in and works from his studio in Bodega.


PLEASE NOTE: "Creative Landscape Photography Two Day Workshop" with Jerry Dodrill is Friday, April 17, 1:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturday, April 18, 6:00am – 3:30pm at Heron Hall with field trips to off-site locations. $250. Pre-registration required.

Heron Hall Art Gallery

Visit this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa. The Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but because of the variety of hall uses during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277).

If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through Artist Parameters & Application. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. If your application is accepted, we will complete an Artist Agreement similar to this SAMPLE. Please note, our next available opening is Autumn 2022. Thanks for your interest!


Next Exhibit

Protecting the Environment That Sustains Us
Fabric Quilts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group of Sonoma County
May 7 – August 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm


Past Exhibiting Artists

Click on the artist's name to visit their website.

Ane Carla Rovetta Lucy Martin
Angela Zocco Sturr Marge Mount
Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County Molly Eckler
Brenda Tharp Nina Antze
David Strauss Pointless Sisters Quilted Fiber Arts
Diana Majumdar Rik Olson
Don Jackson James Reynolds
Donna De La Briandais Stacey Schuett
Faith Rumm Susan Ball
Green Greenwald Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County


For more information, please contact:
Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager
(707) 527-9277 x 100,