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Chas Blackford

About The Artist

Artist Statement

As a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I hope my art reflects my appreciation and gratitude for having been so fortuitously placed here in California. I am currently a resident of Sonoma and work in a wonderful studio situated in a small artistic enclave set in an idyllic botanical garden in nearby El Verano.

It has taken many years for me to realize my childhood intention to become an artist. Life definitely got in the way, but it was a life spent involved in many interesting and varied occupations. Each and all of those endeavors continue to influence and contribute to my work today, and I am grateful that I never abandoned my interest in all things art – whether viewing it or making it.


Education: 1998 – Multimedia Certificate, College of Marin 1996 – Webmaster Certificate Center for Electronic Art, San Francisco 1971-72 – San Francisco Art Institute -Sculpture & Photography 1971- AA in Photography College of Marin

Art Medium(s)

Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood

Studio Information

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

chasblackford at gmail dot com


(707) 732-4460

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions


Sonoma Inspired
Hacienda de Amor
19376 Linden Ave. Sonoma, CA 95476
September 28, 2022
Multi Artist Exhibition

Marin Open Studios Gallery
Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
April 19 – May 11, 2022
Multi Artist Exhibition

The Inefficacy of Explanation
Underground Gallery at ArtWorks Downtown
1337 4th St. Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901
April 8 – May 21, 2022
Solo Show
Underground Galley >> Visit


If A Tree Falls: Art Of The Boundary Oak
Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
October 30, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Multi Artist Exhibition >> Visit


Winter Art Market 2021
Sonoma Community Center
December 2-4
Multi Artist Exhibition >> Visit

Huichica Music Festival Sonoma 2021
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
October 15th 2-4:30pm
24 Artist Exhibition

Sperring Road Open Studio
1905 Sperring Rd. Sonoma, CA
September 25-26th 11:00 am-4:30pm

ArtStanding III
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
April 11th 11-4:30pm
35 Artist Exhibition
Reservations required: >> Visit


ArtStanding II
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
November 20th 11-5pm
30 Artist Exhibition

Sonoma Summer Arts Stroll
September12th through October 12th
Strorefront Exhibition
115B E. Napa St.
Sonoma CA 95476

Gundlach Bundschu Winery
September 20th 11-5pm
30 Artist Exhibition

Grazia Bianchi Gallery and Salon
June 19th through July 22th
Gallery hours are Wed-Sun, from 11am-5pm.
126 E. Napa St.
Sonoma CA 95476

National Arts Drive
Arts fundraiser & community experience on June 20, 2020. Support Local Art. #NationalArtsDrive.


Peggy MacNaughton Gallery
Group Show
“Rite of Passage”
June 15th through July 27th
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, from 1-5pm.
Art Escape
17474 Sonoma Highway,
Sonoma CA 95476

Marin County Fair
Selected Sculpture “The Offering”
July 2019
Marin Civic Center,
San Rafael, CA 94901

Sonoma Valley Regional Library – Solo Show
Sculpture and Photography
March 2019
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

BUMP Gallery – Solo Show
January 26 – February 24, 2019
521 A Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476             view show

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