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Our Story

Michael and Linda Gonzalez were teachers at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma. Linda’s love of art prompted them to open their home for special art events which featured Linda’s art as well as the work of several friends. After a few years, they took the plunge and established a small art gallery in the basement of a quaint old Victorian home around the corner from the current gallery. Not long after their move to the “basement”, their landlord offered them a space in a brand new building which would be designed to suit their needs. The Gallery has been doing business in this 1800 square foot building since 1992. As the business grew, Linda retired from teaching and quickly became known as the “Gallery Lady” around town.

From the very beginning, Linda & Michael decided to feature fine art paintings of their friends. The number of their artist friends has increased including artists and artisans who have national and international recognition. They have chosen to focus exclusively on North American fine art and fine handcraft.

When Michael retired, his attention also turned full-time to the gallery where he and Linda worked side by side to develop a gallery that you can trust for the quality and variety of work for all occasions at a great price. Linda passed away in 2009, but Michael continues the traditions they established from the beginning: quality North American art in an appropriate, friendly environment.

Bell Peppers Painting
Bell Peppers Painting
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Visitors are always welcomed at the Gallery. We have a knowledgeable staff who can answer any questions you may have regarding the artwork on display. We do encourage our patrons to browse and our staff follows a “no pressure to purchase” rule.

Visitors are encouraged to sign our guest book so that they can enjoy periodic emails about upcoming events, gallery and artists’ news as well as special invitations.

We offer:
– free gift wrapping
– gift certificates
– gift registry
– lay-away ( no handling or service fee)
– shipping worldwide
– leasing of paintings

  • We accept payment by cash, check, or credit card (VISA and Mastercard).
  • We accept in-store and phone orders (707-778-8277)
  • Purchases are subject to local, county, and state sales taxes.

There are no returns. However, exchanges for store credit is provided if merchandise is returned within one week of the original transaction (with receipt of purchase).

The Gallery is wheel-chair accessible and has easy street parking as well as free parking in the garage at the corner of Keller and Western.

national recognition


Petaluma Magazine

#1 Gallery

American Style Magazine

Preferred Gallery

NICHE magazine

Top 100 Retailers of American Craft Nominee

People Choice Awards

Best Gallery & Best Gift Shop

Northbay BIZ

#1 Gallery

Petaluma Rotary

Outstanding Business Award


209 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952

Open Hours

Mon – Tues: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed – Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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