Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
Named in 2012 in honor of the recently retired president of 22 years, the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery offers exhibits and programs which support the art curriculum, focusing on art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. In addition to the Annual Student Show and the occasional Art Faculty exhibits, quality art from outside the area is shown throughout the year. Exhibits are open to the community.
The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery was established in 1973, the first significant exhibition space in the region. The original gallery location was in Bussman Hall on the Santa Rosa Campus, where an old anthropology museum previously existed. Over the next several decades, hundreds of excellent shows have come and gone.
Under the guidance of former gallery directors John Watrous, Donna Larsen, and Renata Breth, a broad array of art exhibits were displayed that benefited and enhanced the learning experience of visitors to the gallery. The Art Gallery strives to be a solid contributor to SRJC’s Art Department.
With regular visits by students of art, literature, and other fields, SRJC’s Art Gallery provides a source of visual artwork that’s utilized both for the form and content. Instructors use the gallery shows as a jumping off point for further study. The Santa Rosa High School Art Quest program makes regular use of the exhibitions, as does the community at large. In 1998, the North Bay Bohemian named SRJC’s Art Gallery the "Best Art Gallery in the North Bay."
In fall 2006, the Art Gallery transitioned to a beautiful new space in the Frank P. Doyle Library that opened in 2007 on the Santa Rosa Campus, an ideal site to continue bringing top quality art exhibits to Sonoma County in the decades ahead.
The gallery is located on the first floor of the Doyle Library building on the Santa Rosa campus.
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