Recent Press Releases
Release Date: April 8, 2015
SONOMA, CA - Internationally-acclaimed California artist Richard Diebenkorn will be presented in an exhibition of collages, watercolors and gouaches on paper at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. They present a richly intimate glimpse into the artist’s evolution spanning more than 40 years. The twelve-week exhibition features over 50 exemplary works. . . .
Release Date: December 22, 2014
SONOMA, CA – This spring, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will present Unconventional and Unexpected: Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000, an exhibition showcasing a dynamic and visually vibrant selection of American pieced quilts and quilt tops from the mid to late twentieth century. The selection of quilts, bodly unique in construction and design, contributes to a greater historical narrative of quiltmaking in the United States, and investigates what this particular creative medium brings to our lives, and what it can teach us about the practice of making and viewing art. . . .
Release Date: December 22, 2014
SONOMA, CA - Dreamers, visionaries and utopian pilgrims, the Shakers lasted for more than two hundred years. Shaker joiners and coopers, blacksmiths and tinsmiths, wheelwrights and tanners, tailors, weavers and dyers turned out an amazing variety of objects for their own use and to sell to the “world’s people.” All reflect “the gift to be simple.” Benjamin H. Rose III has assembled an exceptional, world-class collection of Shaker material. . . .
Release Date: September 8, 2014
Sonoma, CA — This fall, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive exhibition of the artwork of Eleanor Coppola. The exhibition, Eleanor Coppola: A Retrospective of the Quiet, Creative Force, will present examples of Coppola’s earliest work in design in the 1960’s, early art films and conceptual art actions, her work as a costume designer, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and writer, and a large selection of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and collaborative installations. . . .
Release Date: July 2, 2014
Sonoma, CA — What is a "realistic" picture? When does a painting seem deeply resonant of the real world, one that taps into our sense of lived reality? These questions, which artists have long grappled with, continue to drive the explorations of many painters today. Realism, Really? presents a selection of California artists who focus on diverse aspects of realism in their work . . . .
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Sonoma, CA — Over a period of fifty years, William T. Wiley has distinguished himself as an artist whose extensive body of work has consistently defied mainstream contemporary art. As one of the most well-known and celebrated California artists alive today, his work has been seen in the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Documenta V and the Carnegie International. . . .
Release Date: April 23, 2014
Sonoma, CA – Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA), in collaboration with Community Foundation, Sonoma County, presents Discovered: Exceptional Artists of Sonoma County exhibition, March 15 – April 27, featuring work by Stan Abercrombie, Erik Castro, Maura Harrington and Miles Votek. “Discovered” is an awards program supporting the exposure and advancement of Sonoma County’s emerging artists, specifically those who have never had a museum exhibition and are not currently represented by a gallery. . . .