Creative Sonoma

Michael Acker

Media: Other; Visual Arts: Mixed, Other, Photography; virtual museum
Michael Acker


2014 Palo Alto Art Center Residency, finalist
2012 Left Coast Annual Juror’s Exhibition Award, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, Ca
Michael Schwager, Juror
2011 Creative Capital, advanced to second round
2010 Pollok-Krasner Foundation grant
1992 California Works, Award of Merit
1994 SECA award semifinalist
1990 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant

2013 Aptos Blue public art, finalist, Watsonville, Ca.
2010 “Water(ing) Logic(ally), Site-specific Garden Installation, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, Ca
2001 Emerald Glen Park, Dublin Ca public art, finalist
2001 Fountain, Creekside Court, Berkeley, Ca
2000 Emeryville Fire station public art finalist
2000 Fountain, Bayer Corp, Berkeley, Ca
1998 Fountain, private residence, Palo Alto, Ca
1997 Wavewall, Unique concrete wall, San Francisco (published in Landscape Architecture)
1993 Fountain, Filbert Court development, Oakland Ca
1992 Memorial Drinking Fountain, Oakland Hills fire area

Solo Shows:

2019 FOG Gallery San Francisco
2016Alley Gallery, Sonoma, Ca.
2013 Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, Ca.
2012 Sonoma community Center offices
2009 Sonoma Community Center, October
1992 The Clay Studio, San Francisco
1991 Seattle Pacific University Art Center for Cultural Innovation
1989 Limn Gallery, San Francisco
1988 Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
1987 Limn Gallery, San Francisco
Two Artist Show:
2014 Sonoma Community Center Staff Show
1999 Two Artists, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, Ca
1985 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, Wa
Group Shows (selected)
2016 Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2015 Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2013 IMBY Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
2012 Petaluma Arts Center, Digital Mixed Media
Joe Doyle, curator
2012 Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Michael Shwager juror
2012 Made In California, Brea Gallery, Brea, Ca.
Rebecca Morse, juror
2011 ACCI Gallery juried show, Berkeley
2011 Arts On Fire XV, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, Ca.
2011 Works on/of Paper, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
2011 Gallery Route One Juried Show
2010 Mapworks, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, Ca
2009 Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennale
Frances McCormack, Juror
2008 Axis Gallery, Sacramento, Ca.
2006 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival poster finalist
2001 Berkeley Art Center members’ show
2000 New Leaf Gallery Anniversary Show, Berkeley, Ca
1999 Arts On Fire, Sanchez Arts Center, Pacifica, CA
1997 Yerba Buena Sculpture Walk, San Francisco

Kaiser Permanente, 2009

June 17, 2010, Sonoma Index Tribune, article
August 14, 2009 Sonoma Index Tribune, interview
2000 Wavewall, Landscape Architecture Magazine

Special Projects:
2017 Publication of Photo History of the Resorts of Sonoma Valley. Arcadia Publishing
2015 The Springs Museum of History, Art and Community-in progress
2012 Lecture, Sonoma Valley Historical Society
2010 Mural for the Sonoma Valley Grange
2005 Landscape installation for designer Andy Cao at Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma
2001 Selection committee, Sonoma Fire Station Public Art
1999 Designer and project manager, fountain rehab. Fremont Park Santa Rosa, Ca
1995 Sculpture for MTV Europe Awards
1993-95 Sets for ABC television stop motion show Bump In the Night
1988-89 Member, original Burning Man design/build team

MFA, San Francisco State University, 1989
1973 BA University of Oregon, painting, studies with Frank Okada
1979 studies with Jack Tworkow
1980 studies with Laddie John Dill
1989 MFA, Sculpture, SF State University, studies with Steven De Staebler
1998 Gallery Rt. One, Point Reyes Station, Ca
1998 Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, San Francisco
1998 SFMOMA Rental Gallery juried show, San Francisco
1998 New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley
1998 Watervsions 98, New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley
1998 Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Sacramento