For over thirty years, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) have collaborated to present an annual, juried showcase of fine regional woodwork.
The exhibition reflects the legacy of arts and crafts on California’s north coast, as well as the local resonance between wood and the landscape. The work in the exhibition shows historical and regional influences, such as the distinctive style exemplified by the woodworking program at The Krenov School at Mendocino College, led for many years by James Krenov. Artistry in Wood is also known for work that pushes the boundaries of wood as a medium. The large-scale work in the Museum’s sculpture garden, Sequoia, by local artist Bruce Johnson, is representative of the bold approach taken by some of the artists who have exhibited their work in this show.