Gallery & Exhibits

Penny MacNaughton

The Penny MacNaughton Gallery is dedicated to of one of our co-founders whose commitment to the arts and community of Sonoma continues at Art Escape.

Our Gallery exhibits artwork made by our students, instructors and professional & emerging artists.

Our exhibits change approximately every six weeks and the space is available for personal and professional events.


Gallery admission is free to the public.


Current Exhibition

"Patience" by Claudette Soulier

"Rise from the Ashes"

October 13th through November 10th
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, from 1-5pm.

One year after the devastating fires, artists are invited to come together in the spirit of community and healing.

Open Reception: Saturday October 13th, 5-7pm.

Birdhouses created from the Sweet Home Sonoma project sponsored by Creative Sonoma will be on display and exchanged with the community on Oct 13th for participants to build connections to a member in our community who also went through the 2017 wildfires.

Exhibiting Artists:

Susan Beer, Carol Davis, Claudette Soulier, Lynnette Lux Bourne, Jerry Bourne, Susan Heeringa-Pieper, Emma Diaz, Yessenia Anguiano, Kate Ortolano, Peter Alan, Linda Olson, Chas Blackford, Jill Pressley, Thena Trygstad, Lester Lake, Carole Sherer, Patrick McMurtry, Shotsie Gorman, Jennifer Marshall, Rola Osseiran-Craig, Kate Ortolano, Elizabeth Feroze

Upcoming Exhibition

Collaboration with the nonprofit, Living Amazon Peru

"Latin Flair" Exhibition

November 17th through January 3rd
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, from 1-5pm.

View exquisite photographs taken by Brian Shepard during a journey last spring to the Peruvian Amazon, Cuba, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Known for his ability to capture the warmth of human connection, Shepard will also include photographs of the landscape and wildlife seen during his travels.

100% of sales and all donations during the exhibit will benefit Art Escape’s collaboration with Living Amazon Peru.

Each spring, Art Escape sponsors a teaching artist from Sonoma who travels to the Eco-Art School in a rainforest preserve near Iquitos, Peru. While there, an exchange of knowledge takes place – the teaching artist shares art-making skills with the local village children who in turn share their knowledge of native materials such as bark, fiber, and natural dyes.

Together they create art that emphasizes the children’s connection to the forest and their desire to protect the ecology of their home through environmental conservation.

Open Reception: Saturday November 17th, 5-7pm.

Gallery Admission is free!