Laguna Environmental Center

Current Art Exhibit


Once Upon a Wetland: Art, Earthy Tales and More

Paintings and Pastels by Ane Carla Rovetta

January 7 through March 24, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, January 11, 3:00-5:00pm

Come enjoy Ane Carla Rovetta’s beautiful soil and pastel paintings adorning the walls of Heron Hall. Her amazing works are made from natural, non-toxic materials from nature: for example, inks from walnut, pommegranate, plants and lichen, and paper made from tule and algae. Her Laguna and wetlands-themed pieces are rich and inviting, and each one tells a fascinating story.

Ane Carla is a local science illustrator, experienced field biologist, master storyteller and teacher of cultural uses of plants and nature crafts. Trained as a zoologist, Ane Carla combines science and art in her paintings, handmade art materials and public performances. An illustrator since 1978, Ane Carla’s artwork can be seen in five full books, as well as many scientific and educational periodicals.

Reward yourself by visiting this beautiful and inspiring exhibit in Heron Hall Monday through Thursday, 9am-5pm. Because of the variety of uses of the hall during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277, x107). Another great time to view the art exhibit is during our Second Saturday of the Month Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public.

Proceeds of art sales benefit the non-profit organization, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.

Heron Hall is located at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, 95401 (closer to Sebastopol at the intersection of Occidental and Sanford Roads).

For information about Ane Carla Rovetta's Storytelling evening Feb. 8 and her "Earth to Art Workshop" March 22, please see our Walks, Talks & Classes page.


Art Exhibits Coming Up!

March 28 through June 29, 2014, Paintings by Green Greewald
Opening Reception Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3-5pm

July 2 through September 28, 2014, Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO)
Opening Reception Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3-5pm

October 1 through December 22, 2014, Paintings by Donna De La Briandais
Opening Reception Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3-5pm


Heron Hall Art Gallery

The goal of this gallery is to exhibit multiple shows per year of nature-themed art for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please fill-out this applicationPDF file opens in new window. We will contact you as soon as we receive it. Thanks for your interest!

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to preserve and restore the Laguna de Santa Rosa
and to educate the public about this Wetland of International Importance. 

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For more information, please contact:
Anita Smith, Public Education Coordinator, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org