The Alley Gallery – Sonoma

Current Exhibition:

October 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

Gallery Hours are 12:00PM-5:00PM or by appt 707 364-2899


About the Artists:

Lia Bonagura-Transue
Connecting with her deep design & illustrative roots while painting with oil on canvas, Bonagura- Transue infuses highly personal yet commonly shared content with carefully composed, balanced, but often stark graphic representations of our shared reality. Painting about our mutual experiences in this manner exposes the viewer to a deeper, emotionally charged & individualized message. Bonagura Transue studied graphic design and illustration at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia CA and Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Bonagura-Transue is originally from New York City and now resides in Sonoma California. Her work is in private collections both nationally and internationally.

Julie Carcione Cavaz

The new body of work by Carcione Cavaz revolve around the use of kilim textile and Persian rugs.

The four “horses” of the Apocalypse symbolize war, famine, pestilence and death, or the travels of the refugee. Julie Carcione Cavaz, a San Francisco native, holds a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Tina Metelmann

Tina Metelmann was born and raised in Germany and after living in South East Asia for 5 years moved to the United States 18 years ago. She discovered the beauty of creating jewelry about six years ago while taking a class at College of Marin with a master Goldsmith. One semester became many more and she learned to perfect the art. What started as a hobby became a passion. A recent four month stay in Bali reconnected her with the Asian culture and artisans, with whom she continues to collaborate.

“My jewelry is substantial, I want you to feel empowered by it and feel it’s strength, see its beauty in all it’s boldness. I create for the woman who isn’t afraid to live life in this mindset.”


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.


For detailed directions check the Find Us page.