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REFLECTIVITY – Artists on Climate Change


The science is overwhelming.  Artists reflect on and respond to mankind’s most urgent global issue, Climate Change.  Their vision is our looking glass that clarifies this pressing condition with the hope of inspiring solutions.  Healdsburg Center for the Arts proudly presents visions to inspire in this special exhibit:

REFLECTIVITY –  Artists on Climate Change

Exhibition dates: April 20, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Opening Reception: April 20, 5 – 7pm

Exhibition catalog

Exhibition Jurors:

 Joanne Dominick DeFlorio, is an artist, art educator at Belleville HS in New Jersey, and 2 time Emmy award winner for her CBS and ABC news graphics. 

Lisa Zwerling has had 14 one-person shows in New York City.  The Frye Art Museum in Seattle exhibited 23 paintings and published a catalogue with an essay by Robert Rosenblum. Her work is in collections including the Frye Art Museum, the Bayly Museum, the LaSalle University Art Museum, New York University, and in private collections in the US, Europe, South Africa, and Korea. She was a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome.  Zwerling currently she teaches at New York University. 

Michael Schwager, Director of the SSU Art Gallery and Professor of Art History

Exhibiting Artists

Jenny E. Balisle
Brandin Baron
Brooke Barttelbort
Bobbi Baugh & John Lewis
Vesna Breznikar
Pat Calabro
Kristen Canda
Sarah Cecil
Belinda Chlouber
Tara Daly 
Vicki Dennis
Joeann Edmonds-Matthew
Thea Evensen
Niloufar (Nilou) Farzam
Paul Ford
Stacey Gregory
Inguna Gremzde
Judy Hiramoto
Randy Johnson
Kevin Kegler
Jennifer Koney
Saskia Krafft
Nicole Martensen
Daniel McCarthy
Scott McInnis 
Barbara Medaille
Connie Millholland 
Nilou Moochhala 
t.c. moore 
Elena Mosko
Michael Neal
Robert O’Dell
Renee Owen
Emily Papale
Barbara Pollak-Lewis
Asia Roberge
Hannah Rothstein
Cynthia Walker
Cheryl Williams
Susan Zimmerman

Earth Day and Climate Change Events

Four Elements Festival on Plaza Street: April 20,  1-5

Click on banner for more information and schedule.


Monday, April 22, 6PM Raven Film Center

Screening of “The Human Element” in partnership with Alexander Valley Film Society at the Raven Film Center.
Panel discussion to follow the film moderated by Supervisor James Gore
    Don McEnhill, Russian River Keepers
    Marshal Turbeville, Geyserville Fire
    Ana Lugo, Community Action Partnership
 Brad Sheerwood, Sonoma County Water Agency
Tickets HERE

Sat. MAY 11, 2-3pm:
Climate Change – Dr. Claudia Luke 

3 key challenges relevant to the local community (ie fire, air, floods) , 
How SSU students and partners are solving those challenges and next steps the audience.


A National Juried Exhibition

Healdsburg Center for the Arts presents a nationwide 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.  65 pieces are featured using a variety of materials- paper, wool, cotton, metal, wood, and plastic and many modes and techniques- weaving, papermaking, felting, dyeing, surface design, sewing, quilting and more. 

To view the entire Intertwined Catalog, click here:

You are invited to these free demos and events, which take place at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted:

Saturday, July 21, 5:00–7:00pm
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 28, 11:30–2:00pm
Spinning Wheel Demo with Alisha Reyes of Fiber Circle Studio
Saturday, July 28, at the Art festival
Fibershed display the Wool and Fine Fiber Book 
Saturday, August 4, 2:00-4:00pm 
Modern Tapestry Weaving with Keyaira Terry
Saturday, August 25, 3:00pm- 4:30pm 
Fibershed panel discussion: Reconnection to Land Through Textile Culture  
Ongoing in the HCA gallery: 
A tapestry loom provided by Cast Away Yarn Shop for you to try your hand at weaving!
Monday, September 3, 2:oo–4:00pm
Closing Tea and Artist Salon. This informal gathering is for the artists to talk about their inspirations, and the viewer, their impressions. Tea and light refreshments will be served.
Check back often, as we will add workshops!

We thank our generous sponsors:



Join the Yarn Hop (contact 707-546-YARN for details)
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 10:00am to 04:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 10:00am to 04:00pm






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.