The Gallery is a gallery operated by local artists as a Cloverdale Arts Alliance program. A wide variety of original artwork is offered by the resident artists and invited guests. Approximately six changing exhibitions a year feature new art by the gallery artists. To see a virtual tour of the gallery, click here.
Cloverdale, May 20, 2017 - The Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, located at 204 North Cloverdale Blvd., will present its latest exhibition, “Saute,” from March 20 through July 21, with an Artists’ Reception from 5:00 to 7:30pm on Saturday, May 20. Pamela Heck is the featured resident artist for this exhibit – which invites visitors to visually experience the full flavors and richness of painting, sculpture and other artwork on display. Resident artists include Jane Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry Holleman, Sharon Kozel, Paul Maurer and Hanya Popova Parker.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: (707) 894-4410
Friday-Sunday 11am - 5pm
Laura Paine Carr
Hanya Popova Parker
Featured Resident Artist, Sharon Kozel
About the Artists
Sharon Kozel, painting & clay: Sharon maintains a studio in her home near Cloverdale California where she sculpts in clay and paints in oils, pastel and watercolor. Her work has been exhibited locally since 1984 at the Italian Swiss Colony Winery, Costeux French Bakery, Rochioli Winery, Cloverdale Regional Library and Back Burner Gallery. In addition, she operates an art consulting business, specializing in the selection, acquisitions, hanging and set-up of art for Sonoma County homes, wineries and businesses.
Her activities in the local art scene include Art Committee board memeber for Cloverdale Regional Library, hanging committee for the Annual Statewide Art Show, fundraising for St. John's School at Villa Chanticleer, co-chairman and chairman for the Annual Statewide Art Show, president of the Santa Rosa Art Guild.
Sharon has been offering clay sculpture classes and art classes in water color, drawing and pastel for adults and children through local schools and galleries since 1985. Her professional affiliations include Santa Rosa Round Table, Santa Rosa Art Guild, National League of American Pen Women, Friday Night Salon at California Museum of Art (Santa Rosa), and the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County.
Sharon received her art education at Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois, and at Camden Art Center in London England. She furthered her education while living in Southern France, England and California.
Branka Harris, glass: Like most artists I love to create whether a painting, a sculpture or a glass piece. The works express my feelings, my dreams and sometimes my anxieties. The challenge of design and the execution - each with its own set of physical, mechanical and visual considerations, are exciting and fulfilling processes to me.
Claude Smith, painting: My work is often inspired by the pure abstract language, dynamics and feeling of music, particularly, but not exclusively jazz music.
Lately, I’ve also been listening to lots of “raqs sharqi”, (old-school bellydance music) from North Africa and the Middle East. In these paintings I’ve been working in oil paint, white on black, following the rhythm and movement of the music.
I’ve been painting and exhibiting for over five decades, beginning in New York City and now maintaining a working studio in Graton, California.
Flavor September 16, 2017
Sweet November 18, 2017