GALLERY OF SEA AND HEAVEN
Gallery of Sea and Heaven

Artistic expression is a prime mode of communication for many BI participants, and the Gallery of Sea and Heaven in downtown Santa Rosa has become a key portal through which we can share that communication with the community.

Located on South A Street just south of Juilliard Park, the Gallery is a cornerstone of the burgeoning artistic community that has made this Santa Rosa’s most creative neighborhood. In addition to the Gallery, BI manages seven art studios in the building at 312 S. A St., providing creative space for BI participants and community artists alike.

That integration of BI’s programs with the broader community is reflected in the Gallery’s exhibits.

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Stop by the Gallery and be prepared to be amazed and inspired. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

312 South A Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-578-9123
Fax: 707-527-1206
Gallery hours: Thurs-Sat, 12-5 pm
Barbara Harris, Art Production Coordinator and Gallery Manager
bharris@becomingindependent.org

Gallery of Sea and Heaven Calendar
EXHIBITS AT THE GALLERY OF SEA AND HEAVEN

Breaking Barriers: Bay Area Artists with Disabilities
Jun. 14 - Sep. 27, 2013
Opening Reception: February 16, 5pm - 7pm
Marin Community Foundation

This large scale exhibition includes approximately 130 paintings and sculpture by artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities represented by the following organizations: Becoming Independent, Brain Injury Network in Larkspur, Creativity Explored in San Francisco, Creative Growth in Oakland, NIAD Art Center in Richmond, and The Cedars of Marin in Ross.

Reception: June 19, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Regular Hours: 9am – 5pm, Mon - Fri
Location: The offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato (415) 464-2500


Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabilities
June 15 - September 15, 2013
Opening Reception: April 13, 5pm - 7pm
Sonoma County Museum

The Sonoma County Museum presents exhibitions featuring the work of artists including Rodger Warnecke, and artists associated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Becoming Independent (BI), Creative Growth, and the Wellness and Advocacy Center. These organizations serve adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing an environment for artistic development, exhibition and representation along with fostering independence in a social atmosphere among peers.

Reception: June 15, 4pm - 6pm

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 579-1500


Hodge Podge
June 22 - August 10, 2013
Opening Reception: April 13, 5pm - 7pm
The Gallery of Sea and Heaven

Becoming Independent and community artists present Hodge Podge, an exhibition of mixed media at The Gallery of Sea and Heaven. This exhibit features work by local artists from The Barracks Studios of Santa Rosa.

Reception: June 22, 5pm - 7pm

Regular Hours: Thurs - Sat, 12pm - 5pm

Location: Location: The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, 312 South A St, Santa Rosa
(707) 578-9123


Undercover Genius: The Creative Lives of Artists with Disabilities
July 12, 2013 - Sept 15, 2013
The Petaluma Arts Center

The Petaluma Arts Center will present Undercover Genius: The Creative Lives of Artists with Disabilities in the summer of 2013 featuring dynamic work from artists attending the creative programs at Becoming Independent, Cedars of Marin in Ross, the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, Creative Growth in Oakland, Creativity Explored in San Francisco, two Petaluma studios: Alchemia and The Open Studio at OADS.

Reception: July 13, 2013 from 4pm - 6pm

Regular Hours: 12 - 4 pm, Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Location: The Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma in the Historic Railroad Station
(707) 762-5600