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Heron Hall Art Gallery

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Current Exhibit

“Sonoma County Landscape”
Paintings by Charles Beck
On Display September 9 – December 22, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. More information.

Esteemed artist, Charles Beck, is featuring his large-scale paintings of Sonoma County’s coastal and inland areas in this new art exhibit “Sonoma County Landscape.”

Artist Statement

These paintings come from many hikes and long bike rides through the valleys and coastal hills and cliff edges of Sonoma County. Although "places" are recognizable in some of them they are not a portrait of an area but more a collective vision and experience from my wanderings. As I paint, many shapes and colors change over a long period of working on a canvas in the studio. Eventually, but not always, the painting elements coalesce into a good geometry, composition that is, and the light and dark and the color all come together to make a good painting. If not, despite countless hours spent on a canvas, it all gets painted a solid white and I start again.

For me and many others, painting is a response to what we see in the world we live in. The response is less than what actually is there but it still enriching for the maker and the viewer and worth the effort.

About the Artist

Charles Beck is a longtime resident of Occidental and welcomes visitors to his home studio during Art at the Source, Sonoma County Art Trails, and by appointment. Beck has exhibited his artwork in galleries and museums across the state and the country. In 2005, twenty of his large paintings were exhibited at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Systems in Palo Alto. Please visit his website for more details: http://artofcharlesbeck.com/

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Due to the multiple uses of Heron Hall, the exhibit is available to view by appointment only, Monday - Friday, or during special events.
Please contact Maggie Hart to make an appointment.

Past Exhibits

Ane Carla Rovetta Faith Rumm Nicole Jones
Angela Zocco Sturr Green Greenwald Nina Antze
Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County James R. Reynolds Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group
Brenda Tharp Jerry Dodrill Richard McDaniel
Christopher Reiger Joshua Asel Rik Olson
David Strauss Julianne Sooley Sally Rapelye Briggs
Diana Majumdar Lucy Martin Stacey Schuett
Don Jackson Marge Mount Susan Ball
Donna DeLaBriandais Molly Eckler Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County

Call for New Artists

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, we are currently booked through 2024. Applications are currently being accepted for 2025.


For more information, contact Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager
by email at MaggieHart@LagunaFoundation.org

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