Laguna Environmental Center

Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall


Laguna de Santa Rosa, Splendor of Autumn

Plein Air Oil Paintings by Donna DeLaBriandais

October 1 through December 22, 2014

Donna DeLaBriandais is showing a stunning collection of oil paintings of the Laguna de Santa Rosa as well as several creeks in the watershed such as Santa Rosa, Matanzas, Crane and Yulupa creeks, that all flow into the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It is an educational and creative show!

Donna has been painting gorgeous scenes along the Laguna De Santa Rosa for several years and was inspired to branch out into incorporating creeks that flow into the Laguna after her interests were peeked by signs along the road identifying the Laguna De Santa Rosa Watershed. We hope this exhibit will inspire you to explore and preserve the many lovely creeks and waterways that find their way to the Laguna, the Russian River, and ultimately the ocean. If you are inspired by the beautiful works of art, be sure to check-out the Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshop Donna will be holding at Heron Hall on Saturday, November 1, 10am-4pm. A wonderful opportunity to create your own keepsake painting. For more info, please see our Walks, Talks, and Classes webpage.

Donna DeLaBriandais is a third generation native of Santa Rosa and finds inspiration painting the landscape of Northern California. She is a signature member in the American Impressionist Society and a member of California Art Club.  Donna studied painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and graduated from the University of San Francisco. Donna teaches painting and drawing through Santa Rosa Junior College, National Parks, and art centers. See her website.

Reward yourself by visiting this beautiful 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 Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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.


Upcoming Exhibits

January 3 through April 29, 2015, Original illustrations and paintings by Molly Eckler
Opening reception Saturday, January 24, 3-5pm

May through August 2015, Oil paintings by Susan Ball

September through October 2015, special Laguna-focused photography exhibit in honor of the Laguna Foundation's 25th Anniversary (details 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 documentPDF file opens in new window. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. Thanks for your interest!

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

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