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Healdsburg Art-Food-Wine


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.

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 6:45pm to Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 9:45pm, various locations

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Healdsburg Art-Food-Wine Benefiting Healdsburg Center for the Arts


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Arts Festival

July 27, 28 & 29


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 is limited to 60 artists and will include art demonstrations, interactive art experiences, live performances, food and wine.

All forms of visual and fine craft art are welcome to apply.









The Festival is held on the historic plaza of downtown Healdsburg in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Just an hour north of San Francisco. Healdsburg is a vibrant community and draws visitors from across the US.

Thumbprint Cellars is the Wine Sponsor for the Healdsburg Arts Festival. Stop by their booth on the plaza!




Festival Dates

July 27, 5PM – 9:30PM (Art After Dark)

July 28, 10AM – 6PM
July 29, 10AM – 3PM


Non-refundable entry fee
$10 HCA Members; 
$20 Non-Members

Booth Fees 
5’ x 10’$190
10’ x 10’$350
10’ x 20’$600
Booth fee covers the requested space and access to 110 power. Artists must provide a white tent, tables/display/chair(s) and extension cord to access the power..

Important Dates:

Application Deadline May 31
Jury Notification June 13
Booth Fees Due June 22
Festival July 27 – 29, 2018

Accepted Mediums:

The Festival is open to all artists showing their own original work.

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Interactive Art (Caricature Drawing, Live Art, Face Painting, etc)
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood

General Information

If accepted, you will receive your acceptance packet, which will include:

  • Event schedule and check in process
  • Sales Tax Form
  • Check in location map
  • Booth location map
  • Invoice for booth fee

Accepted artists will be required to booth fees by June 22. If the HCA does not receive payment by this date, the booth will be assigned to an artist on the waiting list.
You may pay via Credit Card – Pay the HCA invoice online
Money Orders or personal check – Made out to Healdsburg Center for the Arts, mailed to 130 Plaza Street Healdsburg CA 95448


Friday, July 27
Check in and set up times will be included in your acceptance packet. 
Load in to the Plaza is from 12 Noon to 3PM 
The Festival begins at 5PM, all booths must be set up and ready for business at that time.
The Festival closes for the night at 9:30PM
There will be overnight security, but we recommend you pack up small pieces like jewelry.

Saturday, July 27
Artists should arrive prior to the 10AM Festival start time.
The Festival closes for the night at 6PM
There will be overnight security, but we recommend you pack up small pieces like jewelry.

Sunday, July 28
Artists should arrive prior to the 10AM Festival start time.
The Festival closes 3PM
Load out is from 3PM – 6PM


All applications must be made through Entry Thingy. Six required images to be uploaded are: five representative of the work to be displayed and one of the front of your booth. When you “submit” Entry Thingy will take you to the payment screen, your entry will not be “submitted” until your payment is made.

Apply Now go to Call for Artist page and scroll to the bottom 

Entry Thingy Hints
Minimum width of each image = 150px
Size range of each image 750kb – 4mb
Do not press “submit” until you have uploaded all of your images

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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  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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