Healdsburg Art-Food-Wine (AFW) presents national and international art as well as Sonoma County artists showcased in upscale galleries combined with creative culinary and vintner experiences.
In addition, there will be unique and interesting activities offered throughout the Healdsburg vicinity.
This juried art and fine craft show takes place on the beloved Healdsburg Plaza and is sponsored by Healdsburg Center for the Arts, in collaboration
with the City of Healdsburg. The Art Festival features artists booths and will include art demonstrations, interactive art experiences, live performances, food and wine.
Click here to view the Art Festival Catalog:
The following wine producers are sponsors of our wine garden. Stop by the garden and partake in one of the offerings. All proceeds from the wine garden support ongoing operations of Healdsburg Center for the Arts.
July 27, 5PM – 9:30PM (Art After Dark)
July 28, 10AM – 6PM
July 29, 10AM – 3PM
DATE: June 23, 2018
TIME: 10 AM – 2 PM
LOCATION: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Art Room
REGISTRATION FEE: $125
Perfect for beginning to advanced students, ages 16 – adult
Register for June 23 – Click HERE
Making abstract art is all about improvisation and the exhilarating process of calling and responding to what you’re doing as you go along. The end result of a successful painting, often combines qualities of spontaneous aliveness and effortless grace. In this workshop you’ll gain confidence with your abstract painting, by :
• Learning key composition concepts that you can easily apply,
• Experimenting with how shapes play against each other • Learning to use value changes effectively to strengthen the work,
• Harmonizing color to make it sing
• Glazing color for nuance and jewel like depth
• Making exciting marks to add rhythm and variety to the work
With these skills, you’ll be ready to focus on where to draw inspiration, and will be guided to create paintings that express your own visual vocabulary and singular voice.
The demonstrations and practice will be about making abstract art with water based acrylic paint
In this workshop you’ll gain confidence with your abstract painting, by:
With these skills, you’ll be ready to focus on where to draw inspiration, and will be guided to create paintings that express your own visual vocabulary and singular voice. The demonstrations and practice will be about making abstract art with water based acrylic paint
With a long history of studying art in France, Andrea has a bachelor of Arts from UCLA. She studied under acclaimed Beaux Art teachers Michele Massiou and Jacqueline Guillermain for over 10 years in Paris. She worked with abstract artist and educator Marianne Mitchell in Colorado for two years to further develop her multi -layering abstract technique.She began exhibiting regularly at the Grand Marche d’Art Contemporain before becoming a permanent artist with Galerie BE Espace also in Paris for 10 years. Her work has been published by Les Editions Arcadia in France. In California, she’s a featured artist at Toadfish Contemporary Gallery in Sausalito.She has been making art for two decades, and teaching for one.
8 (or more) 12 x 12 – or other sizes you prefer- gesso panel boards – either cradled or flat (Ampersand brand Gessobords™highly recommended),
Small container of gesso
Yes ! glue (if you want to do collage)
A few brushes (you can bring what you have – or buy « chip brushes » at Home Depot or any hardware store
Pencils for quick,compositional sketching and mark making
Wax paper to cover and carry wet paintings
An open mind ☺
Minimum basic palette of oil or acrylix colors:
Titanium White (large tube)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Light or Winsor Red
Cerulean Blue, Manganese Hue, or
Sevres Blue (by Rembrandt™) — pick one of these greenish blues
French Ultramarine Blue
Colors you can add later:
Perm Rose, Perm Madder Deep (Rembrandt), Cad Red
Deep, Cad Orange, Mars Red or Violet, Burnt Sienna,
Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre Pale, Cad Green Pale, Perm
Green Light, Winsor Emerald, Oxide of Chromium,
Viridian, Mauve Blue Shade, Perm Mauve,
Liquitex mat fluid medium
Liquitex comes in varying thicknesses – choose a thicker one in addition to the fluid one
Extras : solid marker (solidified paint)
Reception: April 28, 5 – 7PM
“Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.” The Tate Museum
With its roots in early human history, abstract art has become one of today’s dominant forms of artistic expression. Recent exhibitions show that far from being indefinable movements set apart from the mainstream, abstraction in its various forms has produced some of the most memorable, influential, and best loved art of any era. Today, thanks to our interconnected world, abstract art has gone global! No longer limited to Europe and America, abstract artists from across the globe are expressing and communicating in the language of line, form, color, and gesture.
We thank Rileystreet and Shelton’s for their sponsorship of Purely Abstract!
Purely Abstract Artists:
HCA is pleased to announce the following awards:
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: to David Smith for Climate Change and Larry Bunch for Arcing Lines
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: to Elaine Jason for Homage to Louise
CLICK HERE to view the Purely Abstract catalog
Enjoy a short video of the exhibit below:
Sunday, January 28 4:30 – 6:00 PM
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
Join artist Samantha Buller, as she demonstrates how to paint a landscape from a photo reference.
During this free 90 minute presentation, Samantha will talk you through her process while answering any questions you may have along the way. Watch as she simplifies composition, and exaggerates color, leaving her own stylistic mark on the canvas from start to finish.
Refreshments will be served.
Please pre-register for this free event. Click HERE
Samantha Buller currently lives in Sonoma County after painting and teaching in Kansas for the past two years. She received her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Originally from the Bay Area, her work reflects the beautiful light and modernism that is found in Northern California. Her work has been shown in the Hall of Justice in downtown San Francisco, in business’s and several galleries, as well as on the set of a prime time television show.
She studied a semester abroad in Italy, which has greatly influenced her love and passion for the arts. “Italy was full of rich, golden colors. The culture is truly inspiring for any type of artist and to have the opportunity to paint while standing amongst an Italian sunflower field, should be one experienced by all.”
Samantha Buller’s love of color completely drives her work. She is inspired by the art of Wayne Thiebaud for his paint application, color, and composition, as well as the works of Raimonds Staprans for his layering techniques. She chooses to paint simplistic objects to create a clean, strong design, sharing interest with the negative space.