59th Annual Art in the Redwoods – Online!

Gualala Arts

Art in the Redwoods - Online! Plus more

Online viewing and comments continue through September 27.


Free (but donations are always welcomed and encouraged!)

View the art and leave comments for the artists through September 27. Online viewing continues through September 30.

Or visit our Support Page to find out more.

Click here to see the 59th Annual- Art in the Redwoods Online! 

Art in the Redwoods is holding to tradition with a wide range of art categories – everything from acrylics to weaving – and adding a new one, video clips. Artists may enter up to five pieces, and include multiple views of each piece, all from the convenience of a computer or mobile device.

Online Gallery viewers will be able to purchase art online and have it shipped directly from the artist.

And online gallery viewers can comment on any or all of the art. Those comments will help determine the Art in the Redwoods-Online! “Most Popular” award. Comments will be accepted through September 27, 2020.

Art awards will total more than $5,000 this year, all provided by local sponsors. Award-winning artwork will be selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges.

On Thursday, August 13, our Hats Off dinner was transformed into a Boxed Hat Dinner to go. The four course dinner was enjoyed in the safety & comfort of our guests homes. Boxed Hat dinner featured fine food created by St. Orres under the guidance of Executive Chef Rosemary Campiformio. Boxed dinners were $150 (included a $100 donation letter).

Art in the Redwoods-Online! Exhibit • August 14-September 30

Fine Art Exhibit

The heart of Art in the Redwoods is the Exhibit of Fine Art, including art works in 16 different categories including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts – most of them for sale. Award-winning artwork is selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges and over $5,000 in prize monies sponsored by local business’ will be awarded.

Judging the awards will be Lauren Baines, Deric Torres and Christine Koppes

Lauren Baines holds over ten years experience in the arts non-profit sector working with museums, art centers, artist residencies, and performing arts companies. Baines joined the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University in 2016 as Assistant Director and currently serves as Interim Director. She is responsible for curating the museum’s exhibitions as well as planning related interpretation, integrated education opportunities, and public programs. Baines holds a M.F.A. from Mills College in Choreography/Dance and B.A. and B.S. degrees from Santa Clara University, where she triple majored in Art History, Theatre Arts (Dance Emphasis), and Psychology

Deric Torres has a very strong, decades long background in American Furniture and Decorative Arts circa 1870-1950, with an emphasis on California.  His education and mentorship have focused on California related Furniture, Decorative, and Fine Art including Early California from 1870 through the Bay Area Figurative movement, and contemporary California art. With nearly twenty five years in the field both as a collector and representing high level private collectors and institutions, Torres has a keen sense of market trends and current market values. He is Senior Vice President and partner at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland.  In addition to being the Director of the very strong Furniture and Decorative Art department, Deric is also an auctioneer at the gallery. Deric is an Accredited Member of ISA, and his work is truly his love and his passion.


Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Koppes is dedicated to curating exhibitions that promote awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and culture with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. Koppes has lived and worked in the Bay Area for more than ten years. From 2013 to 2018 she was Assistant Curator of Exhibition and Programs at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.

The exhibit will be available to view and to make purchases online from Friday, August 14 through September 30. 

We hope to hang physical art in the arts center and issue limited access to public viewings with safe distances but time will tell with county and state regulations and guidelines.

Boxed Hat Dinner

Top Hat Dinner

This special fundraiser evening of fine food, wine and art was originally held on Friday night for many years but since 2007 it moved to Thursday and has become the opening fundraiser event of the annual Festival.   In 2020, the “Top Hat Dinner” or more recently titled “Hats Off Dinner” has been renamed and re-imagined to the “Boxed Hat Dinner”: to go and available for drive by pick up.

You will be able to order (and prepay) for the 4-course bountiful gourmet meal celebrating the cuisine of Mendonoma & Sonoma Coasts, lovingly prepared by Rosemary Campiformio of St. Orres. It’s a meal that you can enjoy in the safety of your own home, including wine (or non-alcohol drink) and dessert. Pickups will be scheduled for Thursday, August 13.

To-go Box Hat Dinners were assigned a time to pick up at St. Orres as a drive-through.

4 entrée choices were:

• Salmon

• Rack of Lamb

• Duck

• Eggplant

• Woodenhead wine choices of Red or White;

• Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or

• Piper Ranch Chardonnay


An optional Zoom party happened with:

  • private breakout “tables”
  • tour of art exhibit
  • first opportunity to purchase art
  • entertainment & more!

59th Annual Art in the Redwoods
Sponsorship Opportunities

We hoped that you joined us for our Boxed Hat take-out dinner, but just in case you did not, we’d appreciate any level of sponsorship support. As this year is different for all of us, Gualala Arts needs your support more now than ever. Sadly, we have had to cancel dozens of events & fundraisers over the past months and into the future.

Grand Sponsor $5,000 or more

  • A page on the Gualala Arts website acknowledges your sponsorship, along with photos & a description of your organization and a link to your website.
  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods web page with link posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit. Ten Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Platinum Sponsor $3,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Eight Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Gold Sponsor $2,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Six Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Silver Sponsor $1,000 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Four Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Bronze Sponsor $500 or more

  • Name & logo on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page with link, posted on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Name & logo listed on Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.
  • Two Boxed Hat take-out dinners.

Friends Sponsor $100 or more

  • Honorable mention on the Art in the Redwoods Sponsors web page & Art in the Redwoods online exhibit.

All sponsor levels will be posted at the in person at our new uptown Dolphin Gallery in Cypress Village, on our wedsite & listed in our Sketches newsletter.

Sponsorship Opportunities Art in the Redwoods

Thank you to our

2020 Art in the Redwoods – Online!

Donors and Sponsors!

We could not do the things we do without YOU!

(There’s still time. More Sponsors Needed!)

This website is updated at least weekly with new sponsors.

2020 Grand Sponsors

Andrea A. Lunsford


Platinum Sponsors

Mark Quattrocchi & Tina Kelly

Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner

Mango Grits (Joan Wood)

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Simon Burnett & Ursula Hamilton

Bob & Sophia Mitchell

Grace O’Malley & Tim Winterer

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Lee Rye

Jim Suhr

Chris & John Wall

Harriet Wright

Bronze Sponsors

Kathie & George Anderson

Bed Rock, Inc.

Lesley Clement

Jesus & Carole Garcia

Dale Elliott & Chris Mangarelli

Deidre Harrison & Thomas Crane

Paula Haymond & Gabriella Rappaport

Jane Kelley Bookkeeping & Hall Kelley Org Inc.

Dansie & Roger Little

George Mutch


Lois Talovsky

Barry & Kathryn Weiss

White Mountain Institute

Paul F. White, PhD, MD

White Mountain Institute

A not-for-profit private foundation



Beading Excellence In honor of Jane Reichhold • Bedrock

Best Local Work • WestAmerica Bank

Color Photography • Ferrellgas

Best of Show • Sea Ranch-Gualala Real Estate Co.

Collage & Mixed Media • Collage Interest Group

Clay & Mosaic • The Sea Ranch Foundation

Digital Art • The Mac Link

Emerging Artist (under 18) • Ceolette Caod & Rozanne Rapozo

Environmental Award • Redwood Coast Land Conservancy

Environmental Award • Friends of Gualala River

Environmental Award • Adventure Rents Canoes  & Kayaks

Fiber, Textiles & Soft Sculpture • Harmony Art Organic Design

Figure Drawing Excellence • Gualala Arts Life Drawing Group

Glass Art • Kennedy & Associates Real Estate

Jacquetta Nisbet Weaving Prize • Susan and Jon Sandoval

Jewelry & Ornamentation • Ignacio Health Insurance Services

Mendonoma Sightings • Rick & Jeanne Jackson

Monochromatic Photography • Independent Coast Observer

Most Popular Work •

Oil & Acrylics • Surf Market

Sculpture • Brennie Brackett Fine Art

Prints & Graphics • Lighthouse Peddler

Quilts • Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Pastels & Drawings • Barry & Kathryn Weiss

Water Media • Jane Kelley Bookkeeping & Hall Kelley Org Inc.

Woodworking • John Bower

Video Clips • Mango Grits

Friends List

Jacqueline Baas & Rob Elder

Agnes Bailie

Lynn Bailey & De Ann Tyler

Joanna Barnes

Todd Barnhouse

Maggie Bolt

Linda & Stephen Brodie

Martha Campbell

Barbara Canida

Cathy & Joe Cassetta

Joel and Pat Chaban

Frances Chavez

Colette Coad

Mike & Alice Combs

Madison Connor-Jasso

Frances Coleman & David Woodward

Bette Covington

Ron & April Dammann

Linda Eastman

Patric Ellis & Lisa Lauer

Allen & Christine Francis

Laura Franklin

Trudi & Bruce Garland

Don German

Chris Doering & Elisabeth Gladstone

Chris Grassano

Randall Hawks

Bill & Karen Hay

Shirley Brice Heath

Carolyn Joy Herman & Shayne P Cook

Robert, Carolyn & Laura Heywood

Amie Ignacio & Mike Powers

Vanessa & Scott Ignacio

Beverly Jones

Jane & Hall Kelley

Kim Kellett

Don & Francoise Kemp

Carrie & Don Krieger

Dan Laux

Irene Leidner

Dan Lewis & Rhonda Rumrey

Leigh Anne Lindsay

Dansie & Roger Little

Carol Liu

Iris Lorenz – Fife

Pam Martin

Harriett McGruire

Karel Metcalf & James Littlejohn

Charles Mills

Maura & Mark Moelter

Jane Casner Mothersill

Robert S Norman III & Patricia Norman

James & Marcia Nybakken

Dennis Pedersen & Beah Haber

Charles & Dale Phelps

Richard & Judy Pfeifer

Gerda Randolph

Mary & Bill Retzer

Erin Riley & John Crowley

Sheila Shapiro & Jim Corbett

Margaret Rosholt & John Simpson

James Rygh

Ann & Michael Sauvegeau

Scott Sewell

Peter & Mary Kay Sidell

Wilmetta Silva & Janet Davis

Nelson Scott Smith

Bjorn & Joanne Solberg

David & Dolly Steffen

Walter & Donna Stornetta

Diana Souvervielle

Sus & Harmony Susalla

Casey Swingle

Jesakka Tarr

Joyce Tarr

Michael Tilles & Janelle Steich

Raymond & Deborah Tonella

John & Frances Tornquist

Karen Tracy

Richard Warmer

Lucinda Weaver

Steve & Jane Wilson

Martha Wohlken

Loretta & Rich Zweig

In this year of changes, COVID-19 is inviting us to transform and re-imagine Art in the Redwoods, our annual member’s exhibit. Along with a new online registration and artwork submission process, we are introducing online gallery displays, electronic people’s choice voting, streaming awards announcements, and a Hatbox full of other changes.