A one-man exhibition of new paintings by local artist Fred R. Parker will take place at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma, September 4 - 26, 2021.
Gallery Hours: 1-6pm every day except Monday
During the entire run of the show the artist will be present and working at his easel on new paintings.
The exhibition celebrates the visual beauty of Sonoma Valley, presenting several new paintings created in the last few months, along with older works created while living in Sonoma Valley since 1986.
In 1994 Parker was selected as Sonoma’s Treasure Artist of the Year. He currently lives in Kenwood where he has a gallery/studio and is the resident artist at Deerfield Ranch Winery.
The public is invited to the exhibition’s opening reception on Saturday, September 4, from 4-8pm.
The Alley Gallery is part of the La Haye Art Center located at 148 East Napa Street in Sonoma, with the gallery entrance in the alley adjacent to parking behind the Sebastiani Theatre.
The artist majored in art at San Francisco State University and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at UC Davis. After graduation he directed a number of university art galleries and held curatorial positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Pasadena Art Museum and Sonoma State University. Eventually he turned his full attention to creating his own art. For an in-depth review of his career visit his web site at: parkerfineart.com.
After living many years in Sonoma, Parker eventually relocated to Kenwood where he has a studio and art gallery, located on Highway 12 next to Tip’s Roadside at Adobe Canyon Road. Call (707) 833-2602 for further details or to schedule a visit.
Known for his images of Sonoma hillsides and vineyards, his media include the traditional oil and pastel, as well as exploratory techniques often related to photography and computer processes. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and the Di Rosa Foundation in Napa.