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.....Business Award
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.....Preferred Gallery

 

 

WELCOME TO THE GALLERY!

Gallery One is one of Petaluma's  finest art galleries.  Established in 1988, it is the oldest Petaluma  gallery and is conveniently located two blocks from the town clock (town center)  at 209 Western Ave.

Gallery One is a family-run gallery featuring world renowned, local artists. We encourage you  to enjoy the art experience of browsing the gallery and we will do our best to make you feel at home.  Our promise is to give you value in everything  we do.

WHAT IS GALLERY ONE?

Gallery One is the premier exhibitor of emerging, nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists.  We are the only place in Petaluma that offers a diverse, eclectic collection of Fine American Craft alongside fine art from Sonoma and Marin Counties.  We are dedicated to promoting fine art for the home, the office, and the body.  

The Gallery caters to the taste and trends of Petaluma and the larger San Francisco Bay Area.  We appeal to the sophisticated area market due to the gallery's discerning national collector base.  We offer a wide collection of fine art in all media including art glass, sculpture, and fine American artisans in every craft media.  We represent approximately 100 fine artists and over 200 American artisans.

WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT GALLERY ONE

Artists that regularly stage fine art exhibits with the gallery include but not limited to the following:

 

- Acrylic Paintings  

- Joanne Boosey, Bernard Healey, Michele Rosett

- Designs on Copper      -  Hella Merrill
- Etchings -  Stephen McMillan
- Handpainted Photographs  - Laura Culver
- Mixed Media - Lynn Davis, Judith Klausenstock, Olga Storms
- Oil Paintings

- James Avati (member of Illustrator's Hall of Fame), Else Gonella, Linda Gonzalez, Tracy Bigelow Grisman, Kathleen Lack,  Donna McGinnis, Elizabeth Perkins, Sandra Speidel,Joanne Tepper, Andrea Way

- Pastels - Judith Klausenstock, Helene Minelli, Clark Mitchell

- Photographs  

- Ann Baldwin, Tim Fleming, Linda Gonzalez, Scott Hess,Marty Knapp, Alan Plisskin

-Photomontages     - Adele Rowland, OP
- Watercolors  

- Lucy Arnold, Melissa Adkison, Fran barrish, Larry Evans

 

Artisans that are regularly featured include but not limited to the following:

 

-  Art Glass     - C&H Glass (Cory Silverman),  Eickholt Glass,  Fire & Light 
-  Ceramics - Beth Bierman,  Biff Bourne,  Blue Spruce (M&M Gwinup),  John Davis (raku), Jeremy Diller (raku),  Rick Hilborn,  Rose Lee, Jason Silverman
-  Home Accents  

- Barrick Candles (unscented/crackled),  Bovano (enameled copper sculpture), Gerald & Kelly Hong (raku), Leonie Lacouette (copper/steel//wood clocks), Makin' Time (recycled computer parts clocks), Mikutowski ( wood clocks), Poupee Millet (porcelain dolls),  Q3 ( metal mobiles) Renee Shipley  (sculpture), Sybil Shane (prints), Table Art (layered gold/silver/pewter) Treebourne (domestic/exotic hardwood sculpture), Yardbirds (recycled metal sculpture)

-  Jewelry   - Ayala Bar (glass/stone,fabric beads),  Kelly Colleen (pearl/crystal), Crono Designs (mixed metal),   Earthsong, Jill Fagin (recycled aluminum), Katya fused glass), Linda O Linda,  Mar (sea glass),  Marco Polo (Venetian glass), Andrea Menghetti (Venetian glass),  Mullanium, Mystic Fish natural stones), Sergio Lub (copper),  Sierra Sonoma (semi-precious stones),  Vinosus (silver-pearls),  Watchcraft,  Holly Yashi, Zoe de Negri
-  Wearable Art     - Bijoux (silk), Joanna A Lot (silk), Kavita (silk), Red Rover (fleece), Winding River (reversible jackets)  


OUR STORY

Michael and Linda Gonzalez were teachers at St. Vincent  de Paul High School in Petaluma. Linda's love of art prompted them to open their home for special art events which featured Linda's art as well as the work of several friends.  After a few years, they took the plunge and established a small art gallery in the basement of a  quaint old Victorian home around the corner from the current gallery.  Not long after their move to the "basement", their landlord offered them a space in a brand new building which would be designed to suit their needs.  The Gallery  has been been doing business in this 1800 square foot building since 1992.   As the business grew, Linda retired from teaching and quickly became known as the "Gallery Lady"  around town.

From the very beginning Linda & Michael decided to feature fine art paintings of their friends.  The number of their  artist friends has increased including artists and artisans who have national and international recognition.  They have chosen to focus exclusively on North American fine art and fine handcraft.

When Michael retired, his attention also turned full-time to the gallery where he and Linda worked side by side to develop a gallery that you can trust for the quality and variety of work for all occasions at a great price..  Linda passed away in 2009,but Michael continues the traditions they established from the beginning: quality North American art in an appropriate, friendly environment.

SERVICES

Visitors are always welcomed at  the Gallery.  We have a knowledgeable staff who can answer any questions you may have regarding the art work on display.   We do encourage our patrons to browse and our staff follows a "no pressure to purchase" rule.

Visitors are encouraged to sign our guest book so that they can enjoy periodic emails about upcoming events, gallery and artists news as well as special invitations.

We offer:
- free gift wrapping
- gift certificates
- gift registry
- lay-away ( no handling or service fee)
- shipping world wide
- leasing of paintings

We accept payment by cash, check, or credit card (VISA and Mastercard).
We accept in-store and phone orders (707-778-8277)
Purchases are subject to local, county, and state sales taxes.

There are no returns.  However, exchanges for store credit is provided if
merchandise is returned within one week of the original transaction ( with
receipt of purchase)

The Gallery is wheel-chair accessible and has easy street parking as well as free parking in the garage at the corner of Keller and Western.

 

JOIN US

 

- Art Walks are held the Second Saturday of the month in the downtown area from March to November
- Annual Holiday Celebration
- Regularly scheduled receptions  for shows of featured artists every 5-6 weeks
- Shows are currently scheduled through December 2011

* Artists interested in future shows are encouraged to email 3 images of their work along with their bio.  Inquiries can also be sent to the following address:

Gallery One
Artist Review
209 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA. 94952