Banner photo: Exerpt from "Oaks and Mustard" by Rik Olson

"Morning Star"


"Storm Elk"


"Stone Family Farm"





Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall


Prints and Paintings by Rik Olson

On Display January 9 through May 1, 2018

Artist Statement
“Moving to Sonoma County 20 years ago opened up my vision to the beauty of nature. The natural environment, the colors, the forest, the ocean coastline are all inspirations to a visual person. I am drawn to the printmaking process and its complexity where the skill of the hand and eye combine to cut blocks. Through the art of printing I try to produce images of the fullness of nature.”

Artist Biography
California native, Rik Olson received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He has studied under such masters as Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge. He has lived, studied and exhibited in Italy, Germany and the U.S. His influences include the years he lived in Europe and currently the beautiful countryside of Sonoma County, California. He enjoys pushing the envelope in printmaking and has recently been working on editions of multi-color linoleum cut prints. He recently took part in a fund raising event where the works of ten artists, whose over-size prints were printed by an actual steamroller, were featured.

Rik and his wife, Brita, live in rural West Sonoma County with their two dogs and goldfish. He participates in Art Trails, the annual artist open studio event in Sonoma County, and invites you to visit his studio. For more details, please call Rik at (707) 874-1299 or visit his website at


Heron Hall Art Gallery

Visit this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa. The Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but because of the variety of hall uses during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277, x107). Another great time to view the art exhibit is during our occasional special Saturday Open Houses from 10am-3pm. They are FREE and open to the public. Details here.

Proceeds of art sales benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The goal of this gallery is to exhibit multiple shows per year of nature-themed art for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Click here for an art exhibit floor plan of Heron Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through the Artist Parameters & Application. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. If your application is accepted, we will complete an Artist Agreement similar to this SAMPLE. Thanks for your interest!

Next Exhibit

Microcosms: A Closer Look at Mushrooms and Lichens
Paintings by Lucy Martin
May 5 - August 29, 2018.
Opening reception Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3-5pm.


Upcoming Exhibits

Impressions of Nature photography by Brenda Tharp, September 4 – December 21, 2018. Opening reception Saturday, September 8, 2018, 3-5pm.

California’s Wild Gold, mixed media tapestries by Faith Rumm, January 7 – April 29, 2019. Opening reception Saturday, January 19, 2019, 3-5pm.

A Watershed Event, pastels and oil paintings by James Reynolds, September 3 – December 20, 2019.
Opening Reception Saturday September 14, 2019, 3-5pm.

The Laguna Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa,
and to inspire public appreciation for Sonoma County's Wetland of International Importance. 


For more information, please contact:
Moira Hill, Heron Hall Manager
(707) 527-9277 x 122,