History of SRAC

Chronological History of Santa Rosa Arts Center  2014 – 2020

Making Santa Rosa an Arts and Culture Destination


March, 2014 Robin and Simmon Factor open Chroma Gallery at 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa California in the SOFA Arts District

May 23-June 11, 2014  Follow the Money, the art of Nick Mancillas

July 2-August 3, 2014  The SOFA Show

August, 2014 Chroma Gallery begins the First Fridays Open Studios which continue to the present

August 23-September 28 Jack Jones: Tribute to a Master Artist

August 23-September 28 Paintings by Robin Factor & Mixed Media Art by Simmon Factor

August 23- September 20, 2014 Raptors Live Art Live Bird Events, Classes & Demo by Jonqui Albin

October 1-November 15, 2014 Mask-Arrayed: The Art of Masks Today

November 26-December 28, 2014  Art Mechanique: Ken Berman’s World


February 4-March1, 2015  Small Works Show, 2015

Weekly figure drawing begins with live models: thru 2018

January 2-29, 2015  Art of the Figure

March 11-April 4, 2015  Dreamings: Australian Aboriginal Art

April 8-May 10, 2015  Emerging Artist Series: Shinga Shell

June 3-July 10, 2015  Metamorphosis: The Art of Change and Rebirth

June-July, 2015 Summer Art Camp for Children

Monthly live music benefits for KRCB in the gallery’s backyard June-October, 2015

August 6-September 13, 2015 Like Nothing Seen Before: Collage & Assemblage Today

October 1-November 14, 2015 Corners of the Mouth: The Art of Nourishment

October 28, 2015 An Evening with Richard Heinberg A Benefit for the Post Carbon Institute

November 20-December 27, 2015  Four Seasons: Sonoma County Landscapes

December 11, 2015 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos performed by the Richard Heinberg Quintet


February 4-March 5, 2016 Small Works 2016

March 17-April 22, 2016  Art of the Figure

April 29-May 29, 2016 Live on the Wall: The Art of Simmon Factor

Monthly live music benefits for KRCB in the gallery’s backyard June-October, 2016

June 2-July 24, 2016 The Art of Music

June-July, 2016 Summer Art Camp for Children

July 8, 2016  J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by the Gaia String Trio

September 1-October 8, 2016  Flight

November 1-December 3, 2016 Visible Dreams-Surrealism and Fantasy

December 8, 2016-January 8, 2017 Small Works Show

December 10, 2016 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos performed by the Richard Heinberg Quintet


January 29, 2017 Family Matters drama presented by Off the Wall Readers Theater

January 27-March 11, 2017 Art of the Figure

April 6-May 27, 2017 Nature Unbound

June 2- July, 22, 2017  Crossing Boundaries

August 4-September 27, 2017 Sightings: Juried photography show

September 2017  Chroma Gallery becomes Santa Rosa Arts Center, a non-profit organization under the fiscal stewardship of Inquiring Systems, Inc.

September 27-November 4, 2017 Secret Identities: Masks and the Art of Concealment

September 29, 2017 Visual Music and Early Abstract Films in association with the Center for Visual Music

December 1-31, 2017 Small Works Show


January 5-February 4, 2018  4th Annual Art of the Figure

February 9-March 25, 2018  Healing By Art: After the Fires (The first SRAC show)

April  6-May 20, 2018 1st Annual Members Show

May 11, 2018 Music Benefit for SRAC featuring Joyride & New Skye Band

June 2 and 16, 2018 Healing by Writing: After the Fires Free Workshops and Reading

June 1-July 27, 2018 Healing by Art 2: Landscape and Memories

July 21, 2018 Music Benefit for SRAC featuring Batacha

July, 2018  Highway 101 in the Neighborhood (in association with the Anthropology Dept of Sonoma State and the Museum of Sonoma County)

August 3-September 22, 2018 The Controlled Accident: Intuitive Abstract Works

August 25, 2018 Music Benefit for SRAC featuring Bear Bones Band

September 14, 2018 The Farallons & Duo Giuliani in Concert

October 5- November 17, 2018 Wonder and Whimsy: An Exhibit of Collage and



December 7, 2018-January 19, 2019 Small Works: A Big Show of Little Art

February 1-March 22, 2019 Healing the Environment

March 18, 2019 Luz, An Evening of Flamenco

April 5-28, 2019 2nd Annual Members Show

May 3-24, 2019 Santa Rosa High School Students Art Exhibit

May, 2019 High School Art Competition sponsored by Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05)

June 7-July 26, 2019 A Day in the Life: An Exhibition of Photography

June 14, 2019 Oceans Flamenco en Vivo

June 24-27, 2019 Art Explorers Summer Art Camp for 5-13 year olds

August 1-September 27, 2019  Crossing Borders: Immigration and Boundaries

Also: Painting, Drawing and Figure Drawing classes


Thursdays September 12, October 3, 2019  Speakeasy: Poetry and Singer/Songwriters

Beginning October 6, 2019  The Artists Shack Afternoon salon space

 October 3-November 22, 2019  The Other Me: Masks That Reveal

December 5, 2019-January 31, 2020 Small Works