Tuesday, April 04, 2017

What Home Means to Me

Please join me at the ARTHOUSE Gallery & Studios this coming Saturday April 8, 2017 to preview my latest work for the “What Home Means to Me” project. Seven artists were chosen in January to transform recycled doors into works of art. You can see all seven entries at ARTHOUSE, this Second Saturday -  April 8, 2017. This could be your only chance to see the doors. They will be auctioned off at the Habitat for Humanity Gala on April 28th and then will be in private collections ever after!

Habitat for Humanity - Door Project

The Habitat for Humanity Doors Project is a collaborative project that is part of the 2017 Hard Hats & High Heels Gala.  The project brings together local artists to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of creating a world where everyone has a safe, decent place to call home.

Door Project Sneak Peek

ARTHOUSE Gallery & Studios 
10th & R in Downtown Sacramento
April 08, 2017 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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More About the Doors Project
This new and unique element to the Habitat Gala will bring together interested, selected, socially-conscious local artists to create artwork on a recycled door (provided by the Habitat ReStore) in the theme of “what home means to you.”  Artwork can include, but is not limited to, painting, collage, recycled materials, and more. Creativity and inventiveness are encouraged.

The doors will be displayed prior to the Gala for public viewing at ARTHOUSE on R throughout the month of April and will be part of their Second Saturday event and then auctioned off on Friday, April 28th as part of the event.

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Friday, April 04, 2014


Friendship - Sondra Hersh 

I received a text message while on my morning walk today from my friend Joan. Joan and I have been friends for many years now and most weeks we have a walking date. Today's text invited me to visit her new blog site... and read a post about our walks. It has been many months since I have posted on my blog site. In celebration of Joan's new website I am inspired to post again!!!! The painting I am sharing attached to this post is called "Friendship" it belongs to the Stockbridge family.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Richly Woven Beauty Colla Voce Chamber Singers

I spent this past week-end with amazingly talented, generous loved filled people sharing my art. What could be better!!!! The artistic director Janine Dexter created a program of richly woven beauty. I am in gratitude to live in a community that filled three venues on this very chilly week-end. You all inspire me. You can read more about Janine and her work on her blog:

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Winter / Spring 2014 Art Class Schedule.

Winter / Spring 2014 Art Class Schedule. The next series of classes will be a 4 month series starting in January. Friday Series 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. January 10 February 7 March 7 April 4 Monday Series 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. January 13 February 10 March 10 April 7 The fee is $500 for the series due in full at the start of the series. Please contact me with any questions. As always it is truly a privilege to teach these series and work with you. My website is updated and all class information will be on the site. I am going to use the website to keep a blog (dialogue) of class, archives of 6 word stories and frequent updates on art. You can sign up for one or both series. Space is limited so please let me know. The commitment is for the 4 classes - if you are not able to make a class I will do my best to fit you in if a spot opens in another class during the series. In Gratitude Sondra

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Witnessing Passion in Action


This has been a beautiful and inspiring week for me. I am surrounded by a community of talented, passionate and generous people . I met with and got to witness first hand Amber Scott this week founder of California Food Literacy. Their mission educate young children on food literacy. Her volunteers and the children they serve filled a large lunchroom space with LOVE. Please visit their web site Yesterday I installed my newly finished "eternity" painting at Placer Community Foundation . Again I shared time with 5 beautiful hearted, bright woman as I hung my art in their board room. They do an amazing job supporting Placer County residents in so many ways. Janice Forbes passed on this year and her generosity lives on through this beautiful organization.Please visit their web site

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Detail Piercing the Veil

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Stan Padilla Insights on Sondra as an Artist and Teacher

Sondra Hersh - Gratitude

Sondra is highly disciplined and knowledgeable in her art making skills. she is able to affect other because she has a developed sense of intuition, is compassionate, understanding of the innate skills of others. She is able to work with students in a respectful manner through the use of stories and metaphors. She is able to transfer the professional artistic process because of the depth of her understanding of art history, psychology and her ability of positive communication. She is truthful, honest and cares about people.

Sondra lives her artistic and spirtual philosophy and is able to express this passion through a well developed sense of wisdom. She has a genuine sense of the transformative art process experience and is committed to seeing that her artistic presence serves a greater purpose.

Sondra is consistent and committed to personal health and well being through prayer, learning, meditation and exercise. She is grounded in learning that supports personal development such as taking workshops, reading, traveling. She is an avid seeker of knowledge and how that knowledge can benefit others. Sondra and I have shared any experiences where I have been able to directly observe her interacting with individuals and group of diverse life experiences. She has a rare gift of transending personal/ social/ religious experiences to honor the universal human spirit that unites us all. Our relationship, for example, is a testament to this fact. I am racially/ culturally Native Americian, she is Jewish. She is passionate, social and outwardly expressive. I am a methodical , private and inwardly expressive. She is pro active in her pursuit of the arts. I am accepting of whatever comes of my expression. She is a mother, grandmother. I am a father, grandfather. Our relationship transcends these aspects and flourishes beacause Sondra's attitude is large enough to include all of this yet able to focus on the transformation of the human spirit.

Sondra is a light which attracts others because she is nurturing, giving, and helpful. She speaks the truth and has the gift of strength to confront human obstructions in a way that offers alternatives in a very kind manner. An example is that students emulate her positive lifeways and bring other students and family members to meet her as a role model. Some students model the artistic work after her example." Written by Stan Padilla,Atist, Teacher, Friend I share this in gratitude and love, Sondra

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Artist Talk Tonight at 7:00 - Video Preview

Sondra Hersh - Gratitude

Please join me for an enjoyable evening of inspiration and learning with Rabbi Yossi Korik at the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Granite Bay. See the exhibit of my Virtues Series and hear about the process and inspirations for this body of work. Admission is free and kosher wine and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 7 – Kislev 4 – 7:00 PM
Chabad Jewish Community Center
4410 Douglas Boulevard
Granite Bay, 95746

Please watch the video below for a sneak peak of some of the artwork that will be on display tonight.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Six Word Stories

These are six word stories written by students this month. sit and hear my arts language....Vince mystery chemistry form light living majesty ....Diane unidentified expressive free flowing heart felt exploration fullfillment.. Christine S my heart expands within cosmic brilliance ..... Judy O prayers of my heart translate to beauty.... Judy O what will present itself? go quiet what will present itself? Go within what will present itself? listen what will present itself? the mystery... Dana V

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Join us for and enjoyable evening of inspiration and learning with Rabbi Yossi Korik. See the original exhibit of the "Virtue" series. I will talk about the process and inspiration for this body of work. 

Thursday November 7- 7:00 PM
Chabad Jewish Community Center
4410 Douglas Blvd.

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