April 28 thru June 3, 2018

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.

Call for Artists

Healdsburg Center for the Arts invites visual artists from across the USA to submit their abstract art entries for this juried exhibition. Entries in all media will be considered including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more. Application Deadline: April 1, 2018.

More information and application: CLICK HERE

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Free Art Demonstration

Oil Painting with Samantha Buller

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


About Samantha

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.


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Job Opportunity

Executive Director

Executive Director Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Full Time, Exempt
Annual Salary: $50,000


This vibrant organization exists with a team of dedicated volunteers who staff the gallery, coordinate and assist at events, hang exhibits, and serve in an advisory role to the Board. Completing the team is a contract Creative Education Coordinator who facilitates the many youth and adult education opportunities. A very involved Board of Directors oversees and guides the organization. Incorporated in 2003 as a non-profit, Healdsburg Center for the Arts has enjoyed steady evolution, and the Executive Director will lead HCA’s strong team into a future of sustainable growth.

HCA is committed to:

  • Producing quality education programming for youth and adults;
  • Producing quality exhibitions and programs that are artistically diverse and culturally relevant;
  • Creating inclusive and accessible programs by partnering with organizations that serve the community and expand our reach to diverse constituents;
  • Promoting and providing opportunities for emerging and established artists, curators, academics, and others in related fields.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee the general management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors with a focus on community outreach, development, and operations. This position will work in a leadership role in a team environment along with key members of the Board of Directors, the Creative Education Coordinator, and key volunteers/artists. 

This position calls for an effective leader and relationship builder, with existing networks to a broad and diverse range of communities. The Executive Director needs to communicate effectively with multiple constituents including those working in the arts, city government, area non-profits and art supporters. We are seeking an entrepreneurial, flexible, and a creative problem solver with the ability to work collaboratively with others.



  • Act as a spokesperson who represents HCA at community events and activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations, funders, community groups and partners to help achieve HCA’s mission.
  • Oversee general management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in creating and updating HCA’s strategic plan.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board of Directors and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, monthly reports for the Board to make informed and strategic decisions on development, financial planning, and management.
  • Work with Board of Directors to create and implement a fund development plan, research funding sources, and prepare and submit grant applications to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders and donors.

Organizational Operations:

  • Oversee the organization’s operations, including
    • Gallery and Exhibitions
    • Education
    • Events
  • Work with Board of Directors to obtain and retain competent, responsible, and qualified staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Supervise the staff, volunteers, interns and contractors.
  • Prepare and implement a marketing plan that expands the Healdsburg Center for the Arts reach into the community.
  • Sign artist agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Manage bookkeeping and ensure that operations and programs are within approved budgets.
  • Prepare annual budget and submit monthly reports to the Board of Directors that accurately reflect the organization’s financial condition


  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Prefer 3+ years experience in mid­level or senior arts administration, development, and/or nonprofit management.
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to racial and cultural equity.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Ability to convey a vision of HCA’s strategic future to staff, artists, volunteers, donors and constituents.
  • Solid, hands ­on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision ­making, and reporting. 
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
  • Knowledge/experience in marketing, including print, web, press releases and social media.
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with emphasis in strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitation with an eye for detail.
  • Proficiency with computers and online productivity tools (such as Google Drive and scheduling)
  • Skills to lead and collaborate creatively and enthusiastically with Board of Directors, staff, artists and volunteers.
  • Resident of Sonoma County.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the Search Committee at info@healdsburgcenterforthearts.org.  Apply by January 8, 2018. Our expectation is to identify our Executive Director by the end of February, 2018.


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Mini Art Camp

Four days of of art experiences.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is offering a safe, enriching environment where your kids can relax, create, learn and have fun during the holiday break.

Students will rotate between 2 instructors/2 projects each day

Curriculum will include mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting and Japanese brush painting (Sumi-e).

Sorry the Mini – Art Camp is cancelled 

Dec. 26-29, 2017
9:30am – 3:00 pm (students should bring lunch)

West Side School/Phoenix Hall

Full mini-camp (4 days) $180
Single day $50

Register: Click HERE




Daily instructors and art topics

Dec 26 Kelly Ebeling and Kathryn Henderson:  printmaking and collage

Dec 27 Michael Hofmann and Carrie Shere : Sumi-e and portrait and pattern making

Dec 28 Kelly Ebeling and Ann Weber : mixed media, drawing and painting from nature

Dec 29 Kathryn Henderson and Ann Webber: mixed media and printmaking

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January 10th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: 428 Moore Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Age of Students: Open to 14 years – adult
Fee: $150 for six classes
This six-part workshop will introduce drawing as a basic expression of visual thinking. Students will work from direct observation of still life set up in the studio using different materials. This workshop is perfect for those with little or no drawing experience and for others who want to revisit some of the basics. In addition to visual problem solving and working toward a final composition, we will start each class looking at examples of how artists from the past and present use drawing in their work.
Materials to bring:
  • Graphite pencils – 6H, 4H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Charcoal pencils – soft, medium, and hard
  • Willow/Vine charcoal sticks – variety of thicknesses and hardnesses
  • Compressed charcoal – Alphacolor Quartet Char-Kole Squares, box of 3
  • Conté crayons – sanguine and bistre 
  • White pencil
  • Standard pen holder
  • Black drawing ink
  • Speedball standard point dip pen nibs – #513EF globe nib, #512 bowl pointed nib, #56 standard school nib, #99 standard drawing nib
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Vinyl eraser
  • Retractable eraser – such as Generals Factis Mechanical eraser
  • Exacto knife
  • Artist tape or blue painter’s tape – 1” width
  • 18” x 24” pad of white drawing paper, or roll of drawing paper
  • Personal sketchbook –  any size is fine
About Instructor:
Nicole Irene Anderson recently moved to Healdsburg after earning her B.F.A. in Painting/Drawing last May at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She also studied at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo where she earned an A.A. in Studio Art, and an A.A. in Art History and Professional Practices. Currently, Anderson is working on oil and mixed-media paintings that depict environments where multiple actions unfold within each composition. Some of the themes explored in her recent body of work include, the West and the technological sublime, notions of progress, and speculation of future landscapes.
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Santa’s Workshop

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is offering a free Santa’s Workshop
Just in time for gift giving, kids will create fabulous eco garden ornaments, wrapping paper, printed cards and gift tags and an assortment of other projects to brighten the holidays. All ages, instructor led.  Parents must be present for kids under age 5. 

December 22 and 23
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
West Side School, Phoenix Hall
These free workshops are Healdsburg Center for the Arts gift to our community.  
Hurry, space is limited. Please register for Friday click HERE; for Saturday click HERE
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Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness.

Your gift to Healdsburg Center for the Arts, whether a monetary or time donation, will ensure HCA continues to provide quality education, events and exhibitions for the greater Healdsburg community. Our campaign runs through December 31, 2017 and our goal is to raise $15,000. Join us now!

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Pate de Verre

What is pat de verre? Holly King will give a “history  in a nutshell”  short presentation on this technique which is enjoying a revival in the art world of  today.  First used by the ancient Egyptians,  Pate de Verre (paste of glass) is now being used as a cutting edge sculptural medium.  Learn what it is, how it is formed, and who are some of the artists of note both then and now. 

Each 20 minute presentation will include an opportunity for questions.

12/10  2:00 and 4:00

12/17 2:00 and 4:00

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Exhibit Schedule

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
2018 Exhibition Calendar

2018 Members’ Exhibit

8th Annual Young Artists’ Show



JUNE 19 – JULY 15
juried – wine/enology

juried – fiber

Figure Study – Hidden Story

5th Annual Emerging Artists

17th Annual Holiday Gift Gallery


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EXPRESSIONS – 2018 Members’ Exhibit

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is supporting artists and their creativity in the annual Members’ Exhibit: Expressions. All artistic expression, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, three dimensional and written word are encouraged.

Exhibit Dates: January 13 – February 4, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 5PM – 7PM

Closing Tea: Sunday, February 4, 2PM – 4PM


Call for Entry, click HERE


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