Backstreet Gallery

The Backstreet Gallery and Studios is located in the SOFA (South of A Street) Arts District of Santa Rosa, California. The Backstreet Gallery is on Art Alley, south of Juilliard Park and north of the intersection of Sebastopol Ave. and South A Street.
For more information please call: 707-303-5925



Horses frozen in a lake

Bear: New works by Kristen Throop

Opens Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm
Continues Saturdays July 19 & 26 from 1 to 4 pm  or by appointment.
To arrange a private viewing, call 707.478.4739

In preparation for “Bear” Throop spent a year studying bears: sketching them at the zoo, drawing their skulls at the Academy of Sciences, visiting their habitats in Pepperwood Preserve and Albion and filling four notebooks with exquisitely drawn studies. The resulting exhibition of 20 oil paintings follows the American black bear through richly hued dreamscapes, exploring what CG Jung referred to as “the bear with glowing eyes deep in the human unconscious”. Find more  information at


Artwalk on August 2 and 3 from 11 am to 5 pm

Experience the art and meet over 20 artists of the SOFA Arts District in their art studios to discuss art, see new works and discover meanings and connections with their work during this thought provoking weekend-long event. Come, stay and chat a while, then leave full with awe, artwork and new appreciation.

Watch this page for the list of ARTWALK 2014 artists to be announced!

In 2013, the list of ARTWALK artists included: Frank Caton, Megan Rhodes (Megan Rhodes Photography), Ben Laftuska, Claudia Sanchez, Serena Hazard, Carole Rae Watanabe, Sue Greer, Christy Marks, Fred Vedder, Mario Uribe, Corlene Van Sluizer, Michele Bottaro, C.K.Itamura (Peach Farm Studio), Mary Vaughan, Cat Kaufman (Cat Kaufman Art), Kate Black, Jennifer Hirshfield (Jennifer Hirshfield Painter), Max DuBois, Laurie Karson, Barbara Harris, Jim Shelton, Kristen Throop, Suzanne Edminster (Saltworkstudio)

Kate-E-BlackPaint | Glass
Kate E. Black
a solo exhibit | new works

Come to the reception, “Bubbly, bites and bass” on Saturday, August 16 from 5 to 8 pm.
The exhibit will be open August 5 through August 31. Gallery will be open during August by appointment: 707.484.4387.


 Beginning in September, selected works by Elaine Greenwood and Sue Greer

ARTrails Saturday & Sunday October 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th

Winterbast, Saturday, November 15

Holiday Eve: An Evening of Art to Ring in the Season
December 4 from 5 to 8 pm

Small Works: Backstreet Studio artists,  February 2015


Backstreet Studios artists:

Kate E. Black, Michele Bottaro, Elaine Greenwood, Susan Greer, Megan Rhodes, Claudia Sanchez, Kristen Throop, Mario Uribe, Mary Vaughan, Fred Vedder and Carole Watanabe.



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