Adastra's commitment to the showcasing local artists is a natural extension of the family's abiding interest in the visual, performing, and literary arts. In addition to mounting exhibits at the tasting room, Adastra has supported non-profit arts organizations through sponsorships and donations of wine and meeting space. Beneficiaries include:
Crescent Montessori School
Napa Valley Writers' Conference
San Francisco Symphony
Sebastiani Theatre Foundation
Sonoma Conservatory of Dance
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation
Sonoma Valley International Film Festival
Transcendence Theatre Company
Nature Photographs by Todd Pickering
Showing through April 2018
Todd Pickering's travels have taken him from above the Arctic Circle in Norway to the rainforests in Hawaii and the jungles of Sri Lanka. For the past 30 years Pickering has been photographing in and around the Point Reyes region on the Marin County coast, the flora and fauna of which are featured in the exhibit of his work at Adastra Wine & Art.
Pickering contributed photographs to Religion in the Age of AIDS,
a book of portraits for the AIDS Interfaith Network, funded by the Ford Foundation, as well as to Lagunitas Creek: Hope in Restoration
, which paired images with poems from the Marin County Poet Laureate and youth from local schools.
In addition to offering classes at his Inverness Park studio, Pickering works in partnership with the non-profit Gallery Route One as an instructor for the Latino Photography Project, which offers classes for adults and youth that bring the Latino and English-speaking populations of West Marin closer together. A percentage of art sales from the exhibit will benefit Gallery Route One.