142 Throckmorton Theatre - 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley (North Bay), 415.383.9600.
Art Honors Life - Art Honors Life, 2860 Bowen St #1, Graton (North Bay), 707.829.1966.
Art Works Downtown - Dec 10-11, Holiday Open Studios, featuring over 40 galleries in various media. Reception, Dec 9 at 5. 415.451.8119. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael (North Bay), 415.451.8119, Tues-Sat, 10 to 5.
ARThouse Gallery - Ongoing, work by various artists. ARThouse Gallery, 13758 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen (North Bay), 707.935.3513.
Artists of the Valley - Ongoing, mixed-media work of 57 artists in two Napa locations. An artist is always on-site. Daily, 10 to 6. 710 First St and Artists of the Valley, 1398 First St, Napa (North Bay), 707.265.9050.
ARTrageous Gallery - Ongoing, inaugural exhibit featuring Roberta Ahrens, Harriet Burge and others. ARTrageous Gallery, 857 Grant Ave, Novato (North Bay), 415.897.8444, Tues-Sat, 11 to 6, Sun 11 to 4, Thurs 11 to 8.
Baobab Gallery - Ongoing, Shona sculptures, watercolors, jewelry, baskets, handmade-paper items and handmade fabrics. Baobab Gallery, 556 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur (North Bay), 415.924.8007, Tues-Sat, 11 to 5.
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery - Ongoing, paintings by California artists featuring work by Joshua Meador; also, landscapes by Linda Sorenson, Kathi Hilton and Alex Dzigurski. Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, 1785 Coast Hwy 1, Bodega Bay (North Bay), 707.875.2911, Wed-Sun, 10 to 5.
Branscomb Gallery - Ongoing, oils by Ralph Beyer, collages by Edmund Dechant, sculptures by Sharyn Desideri and watercolors and etchings by James D Mayhew. Branscomb Gallery, 1588 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay (North Bay), 707.875.3388, Daily, 11 to 4.
Ca'Toga Galleria D'Arte - Ongoing, murals, ceramics and wood sculptures by Carlo Marchiori. Ca'Toga Galleria D'Arte, 1206 Cedar St, Calistoga (North Bay), 707.942.3900, Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery - Caldwell Snyder Gallery, 1328 Main St, St Helena (North Bay), 415.531.6755, www.caldwellsnyder.com, Open daily, 10 to 6.
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center - Ongoing, "Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage." California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.579.3004.
Charles M Schulz Museum - Through Jan 29, 2012, "The Flipside of Schulz's Art: More Than Peanuts," original drawings by Charles Schulz. Ending Dec 11, "Pop'd from the Panel," parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. Through April 2, "Hit the Road, Snoopy!" featuring the beagle's most famous road trips. $5-$8. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.579.4452, Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5.
Christopher Hill Gallery - Ongoing, contemporary modern painting of 20th and 21st centuries. Christopher Hill Gallery, 1235 Main St, St Helena (North Bay), 707.963.0272, Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs, 10 to 5:30; Fri-Sat, 10 to 7:30.
City Hall Council Chambers - Through Dec 23, oil paintings by Mark Jacobson. City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.543.3010.
Creative Arts Studio - Ongoing, works by Caterina Martinico, Patricia Waters, Marsha Connell, Jim Curtis and Jaime Blumenthal. Creative Arts Studio, 1521 Fourth St, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.538.4696, By appointment.
Dance Palace - Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station (North Bay), 415.663.1075.
Depot Bookstore & Cafe - Depot Bookstore & Cafe, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley (North Bay), 415.383.2665.
Elsewhere Gallery - Through Dec, "Wearable Art," featuring the fine art jewelry of five local artists. Elsewhere Gallery, 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax (North Bay), 415.526.2855, Daily, 11 to 6.
Essence Gallery - Ongoing, work by emerging artists and designers from Northern California and Catalonia, Spain. Essence Gallery, 463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone (North Bay), 707.536.6793, Fri-Sat, 11 to 5, and by appointment.
Finley Community Center - Through Dec 22, Intertwined Artists Group show on mirrored objects. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 707.543.3737. Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Avenue, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.543.3737, Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1.
Gallery 1870 - Ongoing, works by various artists, currently highlighting Imre Buvary, Kay Geis and Takayuki Harada. Gallery 1870, 6525 Washington St, Yountville (North Bay), 800.322.1870, www.gallery1870.com.
Gallery O - Ongoing, still lifes and abstract landscapes by Tim Schaible, and glasswork by Colleen Cotten. Gallery O, Highway 1 and Dillon Beach Road, Tomales (North Bay), 707.878.2898, Thurs-Sun, noon to 5, and by appointment.
Gallery of Sea & Heaven - Dec 9, 5 to 7, "Holiday Lights 2011," annual exhibition and sale by Becoming Independent artists. Through Dec 31, "Make Yourself at Home," exhibit of unusual home and garden accessories. Gallery of Sea & Heaven, 312 South A St, Santa Rosa (North Bay), 707.578.9123, Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment.