The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton

Forty years of photography are captured in “Photographic Adrenaline: Works by Arturo Vera,” on display through Jan. 27. The show features more than 40 images from Vera’s long photographic career, from florals to street photography. A graduate of Academy of Art in San Francisco, which he attended after first taking photographs while serving in the U.S. Navy, Vera moved to Stockton in 2001 and in addition to shows that feature the region, he has been an integral part of the arts community. He and his wife, Ana, helped organize and run Art Expressions of San Joaquin, the collective that formed after the closing of the Tidewater Gallery.

Hours: 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 1:30-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays. Admission is free to all on the first Saturday of the month.

Information: (209) 940-6300 or

Goodwin Gallery, 1902 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Belgium-born Rudi Blondia shares photographs taken over the past decade as the gallery’s artist of the month. Trained as a musical composer and conductor, Blondia did some painting but was drawn to technology and ended up in Los Angeles to work in laser and light special effects for music performances, movies and entertainment installations. A reception for the Stockton-based artist is 4-7 p.m. today.

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: (209) 466-6604 or

Fine Arts Festival, St. Basil’s Church, 920 W. March Lane, Stockton

The 25th annual free two-day festival, sponsored by the San Joaquin Potters Guild, is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Functional and sculptural clay, glass, wood, jewelry and paintings by 34 juried artists from Northern California will be available. Demonstrations include ceramic “flame ware” by Eric Struck at 6 p.m. Friday. A raffle will benefit the Bruce Duke Memorial Student Scholarship and the annual Visions in Clay exhibit at the LH. Horton Gallery at Delta College.


Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter St., Stockton

Members of the community are invited to set up a nativity scene in the center to celebrate Christmas. The scenes will be set up the week after Thanksgiving and remain up through the holidays. The center also conducts a Posada, scheduled this year for Dec. 21. To set up a nativity scene, contact the center at (209) 969-9306.

Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Art Expressions of San Joaquin, 44 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton

The 2018 High School Student Art Show is on display through Dec. 3 at the San Joaquin County Administration Building.

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: (209) 460-0780 or

LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Delta College Shima Center, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton

In collaboration with the University of California, Riverside Museum of Photography, the gallery presents “Contemporary Mexican Photography” from Thursday through Dec. 14. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday for the show that represents Mexico’s rich and diverse 20th century photography tradition with works by Manuel Carillo, Graciela Iturbide, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Pedro Meyer, José Kuri Breña, Mariana Yampolsky and more.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Information: (209) 954-5507.

Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, 1071 Mendocino Ave., Stockton

The Pacific Student Art Club’s 4 x 4 exhibition and sale opens Thursday with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit features drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures confined to a 4-by-4-inch space. The show runs through Dec. 7.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: (209) 946-2241.

Cece’s Art Studio, 2324 Grand Canal Blvd. No. 10, Stockton

Open since 1989, the studio is where Cece executes oil portraits either from live sittings or pictures. The gallery has many artworks on view.

Hours vary and appointments are encouraged.

Information: (209) 951-4130 or

Jagged Lines Art Studio, Podesto Impact Teen Center, 725 N. El Dorado St., Stockton

The holidays will be the focus of this month’s water color classes from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Nov. 29. Cecile Haynes leads the free classes for those 12 and older teaching lessons on brushes, paint and papers and specialty brushwork and allowing time for painting. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Sign up at, or leave a phone message/email at (209) 382-7848.

Information:, or email

Lodi Community Art Center, 110 W. Pine St., Lodi

A teacher in the Artist in Schools program with San Joaquin County Office of Education, Patti Kennedy also spends time on her own works and her show, “Just My Nature: Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media” is on display this month.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Information: (2090 333-3855 or

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave. Tracy

Co-Op Holiday Exhibition featuring dozens of artists and hundreds of artworks opens Friday and runs through Dec. 15. An opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday and a holiday open house is 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Both events are free. The galleries are closed Nov. 22 – 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to most ticketed performances in the theatre.

Information: (209) 831-6278 or

Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek

Oil painter Marilyn Eger’s works are on display this month in a show called “Seeing Color in Clements, Ca.” Antique relics recur in Eger’s work in the form of old, rusty cars and tractors, items reminiscent of her grandmother’s farm. A retired teacher, Eger is primarily a plein air artist who is inspired by those things she encounters: the Clements landscape, old tractors and cars, curious cattle, the sunsets/sunrises and the flowers from the garden.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m, Thursday through Monday.

Information: (209) 267-0203 or

Sutter Creek Gallery, 35 Main St., Sutter Creek

Judy Day, who has hiked and sketched in the Sierra most of her life, displays her watercolors in the gallery this month.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Information: (209) 267-0228 or

Art on Main, 466 B Main St., Murphys

Paintings, cards, sculpture, jewelry and glasswork by local artists are on display.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Information: (209) 728-1888.