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Graton Gallery - California Fine Art & Artisan Crafts ~ “A friendly destination for great art!”

Graton Gallery ~ California Fine Art & Artisan Crafts ~ “A friendly destination for great art!”

Graton Gallery is located in the heart of west Sonoma County. The gallery and adjacent sculpture garden showcase original fine art paintings, prints and sculpture, along with jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles and wood crafts by over 50 local artists.

Since first opening in August 2002, Graton Gallery has offered an ever-changing variety of original art, and is a favorite destination of those who find it. Behind its narrow store-front, the long, high-ceiling show space and adjacent sculpture garden hold one of the largest overall selections of local fine art and artisan crafts in Sonoma County.

The Gallery is owned and operated by a partnership of 8 local artists; Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Bruce K. Hopkins, Heather Myler, Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez and Mylette Welch. Partners share a common interest in actively supporting the arts in Sonoma County.

Graton Gallery has a unique relationship with a vast pool of professional artists and is able to draw new guest artists for each show. The Gallery hosts 2 juried shows each year to share our walls with the larger artists community. Early in each year we host the Small Works juried show and each summer we host the Anything Goes juried show of medium sized works. We invite accomplished artists from our area to jury each show and all local artists are encouraged to enter and and help celebrate the quality and diversity of our talented local artists community.

Come meet the artists and enjoy Graton Gallery's famous hospitality!

Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery

Celebrating GREAT ART since 2002!

9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444

Hours:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 11am - 4pm
and by appointment.
Days and hours may change as health restrictions are updated.

Contact:

To arrange an appointment please call Sandra Rubin: 707-823-4728.

Gallery phone: 707-829-8912
Gallery e-mail: info@gratongallery.net
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Reception party in the sculpture garden

“WOW.” This is hands down the best gallery I've been to in the west coast. As a NYC gallery snob (used to work at Christie's), I have high gallery standards. I was totally surprised to be blown away by a gallery in a town that has... about 1.5 blocks of ‘downtown.’ I dragged my husband along who is not a super art lover, and even he was singing its praises. The art was varied in style, type, and price, which I loved, and somehow it all also seemed to gel together. If you're in the area, definitely put this place on your list. If not, it's still worth a trip!
- Four STAR Review posted on Yelp.com

Graton Gallery

Discover Graton

A very tiny “taste-full” town not far off the beaten path...

Once considered a “rough little apple cannery town” Graton has become a favorite of locals as well as a tourist destination.

Graton is located 4 miles north of Sebastopol via HWY 116 - turn west on Graton Road for .5 miles to reach town. This laid-back and dog-friendly community is home to artists, writers, musicians, retirees, and young families.

Graton’s small, yet charming business district is an eclectic mix of restaurants, wine tasting, contemporary fine art and handcraft galleries, antiques, convenience market, wine production facility, community hall, and more.

Behind the restored historic storefronts lie some of the best restaurants in the county including Underwood Bar & Bistro, Willow Wood Market Café and Mexico Lindo. Graton Gallery and adjacent sculpture garden showcase one of the largest overall selections of California fine art and artisan crafts in Sonoma County. Mr. Ryders Antiques and collectables shop offers an ongoing treasure hunt.

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Important Announcements:

Graton Gallery is currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 11am - 4pm and by appointment.

To arrange an appointment please call the Gallery during our open hours at 707-829-8912.

Graton Gallery Rental Space Program:
• Graton Gallery offers artists a chance to exhibit their work on one of our three guest spots artist spaces.
• Each space is 12 feet long & available for a 5 week showing in conjucnction with the current show in the front gallery.
• The cost is $250, and a 25/75% commosion split with the gallery, which includes advertizing and an official opening.
• If you are interested please contact Mylette Welch at 707-494-0068 for information on available time slots.

Now Showing in the Gallery!:
“Small Works” Juried Show 2023
January 20 - February 19, 2023
More information HERE.

Covid 19 hygiene precautions:

Graton Gallery currently requires that masks must be worn inside the gallery.
We appreciate your consideration and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Most Sincerely,
Graton Gallery Partners
Sally Baker, Harry Frank, Bruce Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez & Mylette Welch
.

Showing Now!:

“Small Works” Juried Show 2023

Show Dates:
January 20 - February 19, 2023

Juror: Tim Haworth

Artists Reception: The Small Works reception has been rescheduled to:
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1pm - 4pm

The “Small Works 2023” Artist List:

Oksana Pekker
Kenneth Pelletier
Mary Louise Perkins
Elizabeth Peyton
Linda Dove Pierson
Mary Prisland
John Picchi
Debbie Plaistone
Susan Proehl
Robin Reiss
Sky Richardson
Maria Riconscente
Teresa Romaine
Dan Scannell
Susan Ryan
Bill Shortridge
Cricket Seagull
Susandra Spicer
Amy Sopinski
Paula Smith
Jan Thomas
Deborah Titus
Aimee Tomczak
Barbara Tomin
Patrice Wachs
Sandra Van Blair
Jeff Watts
Linda Weber
Margaret Williams
Kay Young

Jerry Fabiano
Pamela Faure
Anita Fenichel
Marcella Ford
Judith Grigg Goldberg
Elizabeth Gomes
Barbara Goodman
Teri Haggerty
Branka Harris
Pamela Haworth
Nell Hegenrather
Sharon Huntley
Beverly Kieldsen
P J Kirk
Deborah Lesueur
Karen Lockert
Nancy Lorenz
Linda Koffman
Beth Maizes
Nishi Marcus
Patricia Marina
Dale Martinelli
Caterina Martinico
Susan Miron
Gail S. McKee
Gary Morgret
Lonna Necker
Cecily O’Connor
Jay O’Neil

Robin Allison
Gay Barner
Tom Basile
T Barny
Maggie Bolt
Susan Barri
D A Bishop
Susan Bradford
Marguerite Brennar
Sabra Briere
Tim Brody
Kathy Brown
Jesse Buckley
Kelly Burke
Susan Callagy
Ashley Carollo
Diane Ceccarelli
Andrea Cleall
Connie Cook
Judith Corning
Ceylan Crow
Zann Cuellar
Carol Decker
Donna DeLaBriandais
Roger Dixon
Linda Donahue
Tamsen Donner
Molly Eckler
Leah Engel
Stacey Evans

 

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Mylette Welch

Sandra Rubin

“It Might as Well be Spring”

featuring gallery partners Sandra Rubin and Mylette Welch

Show Dates: Friday February 24 - Sunday, April 2, 2023

Artists Reception: TBA

with Guest Artists: TBA

More information to come

 

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  • Artist~Partners

  • Sally Baker

  • Harry Frank

  • Bruce K. Hopkins

  • Heather Myler

  • Rik Olson

  • Sandra Rubin

  • Tamra Sanchez

  • Mylette Welch

Our Artist-Partners

The Gallery is owned and operated by a partnership of 7 local artists who are inspired by the local culture and beautiful natural environment and their inner visions.

Our artist~partners cover a wide variety of subjects, techniques and inspirations. The gallery walls are constantly changing with a wide variety of art to please any art lover. Please vist each artists section for samples of our work.

Sally Baker ~ Watercolors that create a specific moment in time.

Harry Frank ~ Unique one of kind monotypes, archetypal imagery, abstractions, figures and invented landscapes.

Tim Haworth ~ Plein aire landscapes, monotypes.

Bruce K. Hopkins ~ Landscapes, cityscapes and figure studies and abstract art in pastels, gouache, acrylics & digital media.

Rik Olson ~ Printmaking and painting of landscapes and more.

Sandra Rubin ~ Acrylic paintings of land, figure and still life expressing immediate and profound responses to being alive.

Tamra Sanchez ~ Pastel paintings of Landscapes, Cityscapes, Koi and more.

Mylette Welch ~ Colorful, playful portraits of dogs, children, old diners, and rusty trucks from a a surrealistic world of dreams and memories.

Sally Baker

I am a watercolor artist in Sebastopol, California. I live with my husband Neil. Our son Keith has left Los Angeles and moved back to Sonoma County. Originally from Los Angeles, I received by B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and my teaching credential from the University of Southern California. I have been teaching fine arts for the past thirty-four years and currently teach at Healdsburg High School. Artist’s statements, like their art, evolve over time. So it is with me. As I reflect on my work, I inevitably come to certain conclusions. My early work spoke of my affinity with the high desert. I felt passionate about adobe structures. I was fascinated with the intensity of the soft desert colors. I was also drawn to the intense shadows cast because of the special light quality of the desert atmosphere. Although my work continues to focus on strong shadow shapes, I would have to say that my love of color has dominated my more current work. I love to use very saturated pigments while still allowing the light of the paper to shine through. After visiting Japan seven summers ago and again three summers ago, my subject matter has focused on Asian still life. I have always been drawn the Asian aesthetic and it seems to suit my style. I visited Italy this past March and returned with pottery from Tuscany and my latest paintings include luscious colors inspired by the region. I would describe my work as sharp focused with emphasis on strong shadow shapes that create a specific moment in time. It is my hope that the viewer will be engaged, enter the picture, slow down, explore and visit for a while.

Sally Baker

Sally Baker
website: www.sallybaker.com
e-mail: knsbaker@yahoo.com

Below are just a few samples of Sally's vibrant watercolor paintings:

Persimmon Partners

missing title

Green Glass Candlesticks

Fan See

Plums With Aaplomb

Fanfare

Glass Bowl With Kimono

Dancing Lily

Zinnia_with_attitude

Tranquility

Persimmon On Kimono

A Conversation

Naked Ladies

Lilting Lily

 

Harry Frank

Harry Frank
website: www.harryfrank.com
e-mail: hfrank@sonic.net

Below are just a few samples of Harry's monoprints and drawings:

 

Bruce K. Hopkins

As a long time resident of California's Bay Area, I work from my studio in Vallejo, California. Building on a life-long interest in fine art, a BA degree in studio art, and a career as an illustrator, I have been exhibiting my fine art since 2000. I joined Graton Gallery as a partner in 2013. I have a variety of visual interests, including geometric art, land/sea/cityscapes, figure studies and non-objective art. I currently work in a variety of media, including pastels, acrylic, gouache and digitally created art.

Bruce K. Hopkins
e-mail: bruce@bkhopkins.com

Images to be updated soon

 

Heather Myler

Information and art coming soon

 

Rik Olson

Rik in his Studio

Born in Antioch, California in 1944, Rik Received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, in 1967. He studied and exhibited work in Florence, Italy, Germany and the U.S. Best known for his work in wood engraving, which he learned from Barry Moser and John DePol, he also works in Scratchboard, Pen & Ink, Etching, color linocut and about anything he can get his hands on. The last 20 years he has been freelancing his illustration work in the U.S. and abroad to corporate and publishing clients. Rik currently lives in Sebastopol California with his wife Brita and their two dogs.

Rik Olson
website: www.rikolson.com
e-mail: rik@rikolson.com

Below are just a few samples of Rik's prints and paintings:

Sailfish - linocut print

Kong - linocut print

Bosch Go Round - linocut print

Yosemite - Linocut print

Bodega Head Arch - Linocut print

Gothic Fish - Linocut print

Arno Rower - Linocut print

 

Sandra Rubin

My paintings - pigment on canvases- speak for me. While my words feel clumsy, I find a visual language expresses my response to being alive, and my desire to connect.

Sometimes I start with a particular image, idea or feeling (light behind leaves, spaces between branches, my dog at the beach-) usually something of beauty that “gives me pause”, that I would like to share.

In the process of painting I explore- make marks and respond- to colors, lines, shapes- until something of meaning and beauty emerges. In my favorite paintings something profound happens- something I can't anticipate or totally control- but deeply honor and appreciate.

I primarily work with acrylic paints- I paint figures, landscapes, sometimes still lives, often in expressive and abstract ways. I love mixing colors. I like to use marks that retain the energy of the moment. I appreciate interesting edges. I feel free to try different styles/colors/ mediums. I strive for a sense of space and simplicity- as a way to approach the “essence” of my subject and communication.

I like to leave space for the viewer to participate, and engage.

If you would like to see more of my paintings, please contact me:

Sandra Rubin
website: www.sandrarubinart.com
e-mail: rubinjohnson18@gmail.com
phone: 707-823-4728

Below are just a few samples of Sandra's paintings:

Sandra Rubin

 

Tamra Sanchez

Tamra Sanchez
website: www.tamrasanchez.com
e-mail: ipaint@sonic.net

Below are just a few samples of Tamra's pastels:

 

Mylette Welch

Mylette in her Studio

Painter Mylette Welch was born in the sun-drenched, color saturated island of Oahu. Her family moved two years later to dusty, dry Bakersfield. “Something was missing.” She remembers thinking, “Where did all the color go? ”For anyone who has seen Welch’s paintings, its obvious that the color went into her playful portraits of stray dogs, children, old diners, and rusty trucks.

Mylette’s paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape- gas stations, farmer’s markets, the vineyards, neighbor’s gardens, old trucks, and burger stands. But occasionally her paintings veer off into a surrealistic world of dreams and memories, where goldfish swim around the kitchen and accordions fly through the night sky.

Mylette Welch
website: www.mylettewelch.com
e-mail: mylettew@aol.com

Below are just a few samples of Mylette's paintings:

Blonds have more Fun

Blonds have more Fun

Crabbys

Crabbys

Space Patrol

Space Patrol

Vineyard Boys

Vineyard Managers

Swanky Franks

Swanky Franks

Stink Eye at the Crab Shack

Stink Eye at the Crab Shack

 

Our Artisans

Graton Gallery features a variety of
Original Artisan Crafts by over 80 Northern California Artists


Our list of Artisans is being updated. Check back soon.

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Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Valley wine region of Sonoma County, California.

Graton's charming 1 block downtown district is packed with original art, antiques, wine tasting and highly acclaimed restaurants.

Graton Gallery

Celebrating GREAT ART since 2002!

9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444

Hours:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
11am - 4pm
and by appointment
Days and hours may change as health restrictions are updated.

Contact:

To arrange an appointment please call Sandra Rubin: 707-823-4728.

Gallery phone: 707-829-8912
info@gratongallery.net

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To receive advance notice of our exhibitions, receptions and special events via email - please send your contact info to: info@gratongallery.net.

Gallery Artist~Partners contact info:

Sally Baker
website: www.sallybaker.com
e-mail: knsbaker@yahoo.com

Harry Frank
website: www.harryfrank.com
e-mail: hfrank@sonic.net

Bruce Hopkins
e-mail: bruce@bkhopkins.com

Heather Myler
e-mail: coming soon

Rik Olson
website: www.rikolson.com
e-mail: rik@rikolson.com

Sandra Rubin
website: www.sandrarubinart.com
e-mail: rubinjohnson18@gmail.com

Tamra Sanchez
website: www.tamrasanchez.com
e-mail: ipaint@sonic.net

Mylette Welch
website: www.mylettewelch.com
e-mail: mylettew@aol.com

Our Friends:

Main Stage West
Performing Artists Theater
104 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-823-0177 - www.mainstagewest.com

Graton Gallery: 9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | 707-829-8912 | info@gratongallery.net
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 4pm

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