The Alley Gallery – Sonoma

The Way I See It

photo-collage-watercolors by Michael Acker

April 2 and 3, and April 9 and 10 @ Alley Gallery

Sonoma Valley artist Michael Acker will show his work at the Alley Gallery, opening April 1, 6PM. The show will be open on April 2 and 3, and April  9 and 10.

The show, entitled “The Way I See It,’ will feature Acker’s  photo-collage-watercolors. The work employs a unique combination of photography, digital manipulation, painting, and paper cutting to produce images of  architecture and landscape. Many of the works incorporate historical photographs.

Michael Acker received his MFA from San Francisco State University, and is a two-time Pollock-Krasner grantee. He has won numerous awards including, the Left Coast Annual Juror’s Exhibition Award at the Sanchez Art Center in 2012.  His work has been seen around the world and also around the valley. His mural for the Sonoma Valley Grange is well known to commuters on Highway 12.

As an employee of Sonoma Community Center, he is pleased to share his opening night with Kala Stein, the Center’s new ceramics director, who has her show at the Center starting the same night, April 1.

Acker is currently writing the Arcadia Publishing photo-history of the Springs area of Sonoma Valley.

An overview of his work is available at

Located in the LaHaye Art Center, which has been a hub of artistic activity in Sonoma since 1979, Alley Gallery is a “Pop-up Gallery” that is an elegant, versatile space which allows artists to present their work in a truly authentic way.

It is a venue which encourages artists to connect more directly with the people who are most likely to become their clients,

Hours are variable and determined by the artists.


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