Ray and Barbara Jacobsen in the 1970s.
In 1947, at the age of nine, Ray Jacobsen
moved to Sonoma from Colorado with his family, and he never left. He grew up to be an artist and made a living selling and showing vibrant landscape paintings until his death in 2007. Jacobsen’s career includes being one of the founding members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma in 1977, and his oil and watercolor paintings reflected the North Bay’s colorful natural features. This week, a retrospective show, ‘Forty Years of Ray Jacobsen,’ highlights paintings from throughout the artist’s career. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, June 24, at Calabi Gallery, 456 10th St., Santa Rosa. 4pm. Free. 707.781.7070.