Banner photo: Exerpt from "The Way It Was" by Faith Rumm

"The Ties That Bind"


"Forest Gold"


"Rugged Coast"

"Sticks and Stones"



Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall

"California’s Wild Gold"

Mixed Media Nature Tapestries by Faith Rumm

On display January 7 – April 29, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, January 19, 3:00–5:00pm, FREE, no RSVP needed

These large collaged tapestries are a joyful celebration of the abundance of life and biodiversity found in California. They are created from illustrations that were originally commissioned for displays in California state parks and various protected areas. They invite the viewer to enjoy the proliferation of life and also to reflect upon the true nature and meaning of ‘wealth.’ Gold is associated with wealth, and with California - literally or metaphorically, it is that which makes us rich. In California, the 1850s gold rush brought hordes of people from all over the world. A few people got rich, but it has since been obvious that the true wealth of this vast state comes from the abundance of life, natural resources, and fertile soil. If life, land, and natural abundance are true wealth, then how do we integrate our vast numbers, our insatiable appetite for land and development? How do we protect the future? What is to become of California's Wild Gold?

Artist Biography
Artist Faith Rumm has been involved in interpretive art and design for a very long time. This pursuit began in her 20s working for national parks and forests as an interpretive ranger and wilderness ranger. Her business, RummStudio, founded in 2003, specializes in interpretive exhibits for parks and protected areas. Some of the works in this exhibit come from displays created especially for the Laguna Foundation.

To see more of Faith's work, we invite you to visit her website at


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, x107). Another great time to view the art exhibit is during our occasional special Saturday Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public. Details here.

Proceeds of art sales benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The goal of this gallery is to exhibit multiple shows per year of nature-themed art for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Click here for an art exhibit floor plan of Heron Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through the 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. Thanks for your interest!


Next Exhibit

Into The Fold
Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr
May 4 – August 27, 2019
Opening reception: Sunday, May 19, 3-5pm


Other Upcoming Exhibits

A Watershed Event, pastels and oil paintings by James Reynolds, September 3 – December 20, 2019.
Opening Reception Saturday September 14, 2019, 3-5pm.

The Laguna Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa,
and to inspire public appreciation for this Wetland of International Importance. 


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