. Banner Image by Nicole Jones

New Exhibit in Heron Hall

ʔay:a:kʰe čahnu (Our Language)
by Nicole Jones

On display May 6 – August 31, 2023

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6, 2023. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free. No RSVP necessary. Light snacks provided.

Artist and illustrator, Nicole Jones, is exhibiting her whimsical paintings of native flora and fauna paired with her native language in this new art exhibit, ʔay:a:kʰe čahnu on display at the Laguna Environmental Center, May 6 through August 31, 2023.

Artist Statement

My work is currently inspired by our local flora and fauna. I am inspired by my family and my Southern Pomo culture and language. I hope to inspire others to use their Native language. I work both digitally and with traditional materials, although this current body of work is mainly created digitally. I am currently completing my bachelor’s degree at Sonoma State University majoring in Early Childhood Studies and minoring in Native American Studies.

About the Artist

Nicole Jones is a Southern Pomo citizen of The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Having her work in an art show has been Nicole's life-long dream. Having an art show at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is especially significant because this is where her Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok relatives have lived since time immemorial. Her current work is based on her Southern Pomo culture and language.

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Due to the multiple uses of Heron Hall, please schedule an appointment to see the exhibit during the week by contacting Maggie Hart.



Heron Hall Art Gallery

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 2023 and 2024. Applications are currently being accepted for 2025.


Past Exhibiting Artists

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

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


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

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