SR Gift Guide 2019

Seeking a few fresh ideas for holiday gifting? You don’t have to go far. Here’s a curated collection of SR gifts to check everyone off your list.

– KEEP SANTA ROSA OUT THERE –

The Links

1.  Santa Rosa Postcard, by J. Hill Design: Available at Made Local Marketplace

2. Miracle Plum Rolling Pin, etched in Santa Rosa: $17 – Available at Miracle Plum

3. Henhouse IPA’s: Available at Miracle Plum

4. Baldwin & Canon Leather Works: Available at Made Local Marketplace or on Etsy

5. Raman Gajin Noodles: Available only at Miracle Plum (prices vary)

6. Emily Lynch Candles: Available at Made Local Marketplace or on Etsy

7. Phyllis Haig Ceramicist:  mortar and pestle and other pieces available at Miracle Plum

8. Hendley Hardgoods, assorted boards: Available at Miracle Plum

9. Miracle Plum Herbal Tea Collection, including Pause Tonic, Rose Tea, Sip and Chill: $11 – $13 – Available at Miracle Plum

10. Raft Wines: $23 – Available at Miracle Plum or online

11. Little Frances Chenin Blanc: $21 – Available at Miracle Plum or online

12. Dog Collar from Amber Lens Leather: Available at Made Local Marketplace

13. Comet Corn:  $5.49 Available at Miracle Plum or Made Local Marketplace

14 Cloverleaf Ranch BBQ Sauce: Available at Made Local Marketplace

15. Pottery by John Oblad: Available at Made Local Marketplace

16. The Goat Farm Soaps: $10.50 – Available at Made Local Marketplace or online 

17. Child’s Knit Cap from Oh My Stars: Available at Made Local Marketplace or on Etsy

18. Dogwood Botanicals Calendula Rose Face + Body Cream: $55 – $88 Available at Made Local Marketplace or online 

19. Hard Times Bail Out Basting Sauce: Available at Made Local Marketplace 

20. Soaps From Three Sisters Apothecary: Available at Made Local Marketplace or online

21. Man Cave Room Spray by Satya Essential Oils: Available at Made Local Marketplace or online

22. Southpaw Seasonings: $12 – Available at Made Local Marketplace or online

23. Bohemian Roots Tea Towels and Linens:  $12 – Available at Miracle Plum

24. Miracle Plum Jams: $16 – Available at Miracle Plum

25. Local SR Music: Wide selection available at Made Local Marketplace


SR Artbook

Part local artist showcase, part sketchbook, part writing journal, great gift and stellar stocking stuffer, SketchSR is a way cool way to celebrate and support the wide range of amazing visual artists here in Santa Rosa.

Featured SRrtists:

Bud Snow • Catherine Sieck • Mica Shea Jennings • Ruth Alison Donovan • Todd Barricklow • Ryan Taylor • Wil Smith


Artists Profiles

We’ll be featuring each artist on this page over the next few weeks, so check back regularly.

Artist: Bud Snow

Bud Snow is a Mural Painter, Public Artist, and Photographer. As a young person, traveling with a small circus, performing with fire, on stilts, and inside puppets gave her…”a freedom of expression that got into my bones.” She likes to work outside.


Artist: Catherine Sieck

“The pieces in this journal are cut from paper with an exacto blade, and are from Summer 2017, a time of cactus blooms, harvest, heat, and birdsong.”

Catherine Sieck

Catherine is an artist, storyteller, farmer and ceramicist born and raised in Sonoma County. She lives out in the Laguna de Santa Rosa, farms for Community Soil Foundation in Larkfield, and has a studio at 33arts in Roseland. Her work in the studio, often intricate narrative paper cut-outs, is fueled by her work in gardens watching the life/death/life cycle unfold. Her work seeks to be an antidote to death-phobia, a celebration of the richness to be found when death is honored and woven back in with life.


Artist: Todd Barricklow

“These images are a continued exploration of the iconic representation of objects around us, appreciation for the tools that our minds can design and our hands can hold as well as my enduring fascination with the automobile.”

Todd Barricklow 

Todd grew up in a house where things were built and repaired with the materials of puppet making, school teaching, and a depression-era necessity for frugality. String and sticks eventually lead to metal and clay which is what he works in today. His work ranges from ceramic sculpture and metalwork to commercial design and fabrication. He lives in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa.


Artist: Mica Shea Jennings

Title: Goats Tarot

Mica Jennings

Mica is a painter, illustrator, designer, and 30-year resident of Santa Rosa. “Goats Tarot” is an invitation to accept the inherent wisdom, symbolism, and relentless strangeness offered to us by nature.


Artist: Ryan Taylor

Quote: Until the world improves, live in your own. 

Ryan Taylor

Plastic front door clings strategically placed over holes in drywall. Graves of pets adorned with crosses made by children.Foundations of sheds built at night warping come daybreak. Playsets built with the best intentions overgrown and forgotten. Mamosa trees grow through gravel. Lawnmowers with flat tires, a permanent circle in the front yard from a dog on a chain.A mother stands in front of a dryer.A mom asleep snoring softly in a recliner.The first gallon of paint is open and rolled over 80s wallpaper.The ashes of a never met uncle are found in the trunk of a jeep sitting on cinder blocks. Snow shovels are the most accessible tool in the tool shed.Paintings are nailed into wood panels that belong to dead friends. Birthday cake candles are never blown out by one person. The deli up the street gives out pizza coupons now. Used to be a movie rental spot with a shakeable claw machine. Bologna and soda is a guarantee in a house with history. A home.


Artist: William Smith

“Characters and archetypes have always been front and center in my work. These characters are inspired by the folly of human behavior. In addition, I have been exploring the “still image” in motion. These are a tribute to my cartoon influences and love for animation and the graphic image in general.”

William Smith

William’s emphasis on printmaking stems from his time as a printer and technician at Aurobora Press in San Francisco throughout the late 90’s and early 2000’s. His current work has been shown across the United States and South America. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, CA, William teaches part-time at Santa Rosa Junior College.


Artist: Ruth Alison Donovan
Title: “Intention and Reflection”
Medium: Pen and Ink series

“This body of work is a continuation of my illustrations that represent a free flowing process and whimsical imagery. I create them as an expression of my world within, and they tell stories of my own human experience, both in the physical and ethereal realm.”

Ruth Alison Donovan
As the owner and co-founder of The Beluga and Bee Studio, formerly known as Studio 24/10, Ruth is an illustrator, painter, curator and logo designer residing in Santa Rosa’s West End Neighborhood Of Santa Rosa. Her space has hosted group shows for many of Santa Rosa’s young and aspiring artists since 2008.


An Artist's Celebration of Life, In Six Stories

In September, 2018, artist Bud Snow began work on her largest mural yet. A tribute to a cherished friend, the piece spans six stories on the back of the Roxy Theater, at First and Santa Rosa Ave. This is an artist’s story, in her words, about a piece that she hopes will bring joy to the people of our city for years to come.

– In loving memory of Laura Nicole Kelly


Santa Rosa's Sesquicentennial Celebration

Santa Rosa turned 150 years old! Santa Rosa’s sesquicentennial celebration had a time capsule, cultural dance performances, local movies, live music, speeches from local leaders, and thousands of attendees in Courthouse Square, the heart of downtown.  We brought the #OutThereSR Welcome Wagon to the celebrate to capture portraits and to show off our Santa Rosa merchandise. Check out the photo booth portraits: