"Tower of Gold" by Nina Antze

"Penstemon" by Nina Antze

"Salvia Clevelandii" by Nina Antze

Laguna Environmental Center

Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall

California Flora: Botanical Paintings in Colored Pencil by Nina Antze

January 7 through April 24, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 3-5pm (free)
Please join us! Light drinks and snacks will be provided. No RVSP necessary.

Workshop with Nina Antze
Saturday, February 20, 10:00am-3:00pm
Details and registration here. 

California Flora is an exhibit of botanical paintings by colored pencil artist, Nina Antze. The paintings were created over the past eight years and focus mainly on California natives. Also included are paintings documenting Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm in Sebastopol and a piece from the Alcatraz Florilegium, a documentation of the plants of the Alcatraz gardens.

Nina Antze is a botanical artist and quilt maker living in Northern California. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and has a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens. She teaches Colored Pencil classes in the Botanical Certificate Program at Filoli Gardens, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and around the Bay Area.

Her botanical paintings and colored pencil drawings have been exhibited in New York, at the Huntington Library, and at Filoli Gardens and her quilts have won numerous awards. She works in colored pencil, watercolor pencil and fabric. Her botanicals can be viewed at her website, www.pcquilt.com

Exhibit on display in Heron Hall: January 7 through April 24, 2016

Reward yourself by visiting this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall. Heron Hall is located at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa, CA 95401. The Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but because of the variety of hall uses 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 occasional special Saturday Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public. Details here.

Proceeds of art sales benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Upcoming Exhibits

May 2 through September 13, 2016, Natural Inspirations: The Russian River Watershed in Fabric. Fabric Arts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group. Opening reception Sunday, May 15, 3:00-5:00pm. Click here for info on their recent exhibit in San Jose.

Mid-September through December 2016, Laguna Photographs by Joan Humberstone, in memoriam, (details of the exhibit coming soon).

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. Click here for an art exhibit floor plan of Heron Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through the parameters and fill out the brief application at the end of this document. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. If your application is accepted, we will complete an Artist Agreement similar to this SAMPLE. Thanks for your interest!

The Laguna Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa,
and to inspire public appreciation for Sonoma County's Wetland of International Importance. 


For more information, please contact:
Anita Smith, Public Education Coordinator and Heron Hall Manager
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org