Calls for Artist

 About Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA) holds the special distinction of operating the only non-profit organization-run art gallery among the 26 art galleries located in the art, food and wine destination town of Healdsburg, California. With a central downtown location, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-around influx of art seekers from the San Francisco Bay Area, and tourists from around the world, Healdsburg Center for the Arts is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the wine country scene.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is located at 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, California, 95448. Regular hours of operation are Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm. 

Art After Dark 2018

Applications now accepted for Art After Dark August and September. Go to the Art After Dark page for more information and application, click HERE



A National Juried Exhibition
July 21 – September 3
Submission Deadline: June 10, 2018

Healdsburg Center for the Arts invites artists nationwide to join us for this fiber exhibition.  Intertwined [ fiber from one extreme to the other ]  honors all forms of fiber art expressions, from the humble woven basket to the abstract sculpture and from the traditional tapestry to the conceptual works with a social statement.  All materials – paper, wool, cotton, metal, wood, plastic etc. are acceptable as long as there is a reference to fiber and its intertwined structure. Fiber works have many modes and techniques – weaving, papermaking, felting, dyeing, surface design, sewing, quilting and more.  All are acceptable as long as the work is unique and awe-inspiring. 


Carole Beadle – Carole Beadle’s long and distinguished career in the field of fiber sculpture has spanned nearly 50 years and has contributed to the adoption of fiber sensibilities throughout the art-making landscape. Beadle earned her bachelor of fine arts from Syracuse University in 1959. She earning the first master of fine arts degree in textiles in 1968 from the California College of Arts and Craft. Beadle’s innovative off-loom construction techniques became a major contributor to the burgeoning fiber sculpture movement at that time. In 1969 Beadle join the CCA Textiles Program faculty and just recently retired from there. She continues teaching at the College of Marin. Carole Beadle’s groundbreaking work in fiber sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 

Marlie de Swart – Marlie de Swart is a well known artist in the Bay Area, born in Holland and educated there and in France and the USA. Marlie owns Black Mountain Weavers/Artisans in Point Reyes Station and is on the board of directors for Fibershed. She has been featured in news papers as well as on television by INSP and has had many exhibition, most recently at the Eubank Gallery in Marin.

Vicky Kumpfer – Vicky Kumpfer has worked over 35 years in arts administration in Utah and Sonoma County, California. She received a BFA from the University of Utah, with a sculpture/fiber arts emphasis. Although she is dedicated to supporting the art community, she continues to keep her passion for art making.  Her interests are in the intertwining linear elements of fiber material which when combined create strength, mass and endless possibilities for defining space.

Carol Larson – Carol Larson is a textile artist who explores social and cultural values, such as body image, women’s rights, migration, aging, gun violence, and loss in her narrative work. She uses a variety of media, including dyes and paints, wax, stitch, digital media, found objects as well as vintage linens, handwoven and various types of cloth. Her work is in the corporate art collections of James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, CA, Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA. She has had 6 solo exhibits of her series Tall Girl: A Body of Work including the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.

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Exhibition: July 21 – September 3
Submission Deadline: June 10, 2018
Notification of Jury Results: June 20

ENTRY FEE: $30 for HCA members and $40 for non-members. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

Questions: Contact the Exhibition Coordinator, Vicky Kumpfer, 707 477-0567




From Pre-historic times to our Modern age the human figure has been the subject for artistic expression.
It has been used to record history, dramatize architecture and celebrate beauty. The human figure is portrayed realistically, abstractly or symbolically. From film to television and computers to emoji , the figure is used to communicate and tell a story. The narrative possibilities are vast and universal .
Painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital art artists are encouraged to apply for this exhibit.


Chris Blum – Graphic Design and Blum Box Fine Art
Janet Howell – Owner, J Howell Fine Arts Gallery, published author of artist biographies
Vesna Breznikar – Artist, Owner Vesna Design and Color
Entry Information
Media accepted includes but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photographs, and digital art. Artists can submit up to three pieces for consideration.
Only original works and limited edition prints will be accepted.
Artists can submit up to three pieces per entry, one entry per artist.
2-D work should be no larger than 60” on any one side. Larger pieces require prior approval from the show Coordinator.
3-D work should be no larger than 36 x 36 inches, no more than 60 inches in height. Larger pieces require prior approval from the show Coordinator.
  • Exhibit Dates: September 8 – October 21, 2018
  • Entry Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Jury Results: Emailed: August 9, 2018; Posted on Website no later than August 20, 2018
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  • Entry Fees: HCA Member artist: $30; Non-Member artist: $40 
    Artists may submit up to three pieces. (Become a member of HCA: Click HERE)  

*Contact: For questions about this Call to Artists, please send an email to  and put the words ‘Figure Study’ in the subject line.


5th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit
October 27 – November 18, 2018

Opening Reception Saturday, October 27

The Fifth Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition features artists ranging in age from 18-30 years old. The call for artists is open to artists creating in any medium who are a senior in high school through 30 years of age. Artists will be selected by a jury for participation based on their body of work. Each selected Artist receives a small stipend to assist with their art career. 


This exhibit is sponsored each year by the Merede and Barbara Graham Memorial fund of the Namaste Foundation.


There are no entry fees to submit. More information and application: click HERE

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