Art Installations

We believe art can be both ephemeral and eternal. Passing experiences can have an effect that lasts a lifetime.

Which is why we’re honored to make Harmon Guest House a “canvas” for renowned Sonoma County artists to create temporary art installations throughout the spaces of the hotel.

Current Art Installation

Alice Warnecke Sutro
Mistress of Memory / Palimpsest Suites

Through Aug 31, 2024

This site-specific installation features playful life-size figurative drawings mounted on glass in the intimacy of the Harmon Guest House Suites, a companion video piece in the lobby, and a large wall mural at The Rooftop.

Past Art Installations

UPside Dance Company

April 2024

UPside Dance Company will be creating site-specific work throughout April at Harmon Guest House. With a weekly scheduled open rehearsal format, guests and community members can catch a glimpse as the dancers create, film, and practice their innovative choreography in the hotel's Creekside park, parking lot, and hallways, creating an intimate and organic viewing experience.

Hugh Livingston
Healdsburg Metrics

November 2023-February 2024

An immersive sound and visual environment – this site-specific work is anchored in annotation and analysis as methodologies for experiencing the natural world through visual and auditory senses.

Thomas Hill
From the Woods to the Water -
Sonoma County Bird Impressions

May-June 2023

Hill’s installation consists of 5 steel wire bird formations that appear like three-dimensional ink drawings throughout the property. Sculptures can be viewed perched on a window sill or taking flight down a hallway. Each formation references Hillrsquo;s time and observations in Sonoma County, at the beach, in the woods, or from the Smart Train.

Morgania Moore
My Native Diaries

December 2022-February 2023

Moore’s POV videos are taken at her Alexander Valley family home on a hill surrounded by the Russian River with views of the eastern mountains. The videos make up a body of work captured over the last 10 years. Layered, abstract, and mesmerizing, the videos are a poetic dairy of the natural rhythms of nature in Sonoma County culminating in a study of Harmon Guest House shot and edited into two looping films.

Jake Messing
Blue Harmon

May-November 2022

Healdsburg native Jake Messing’s signature elements - bold colors, birds, and flowers - adorn Harmon’s main stairwell and feature an ascending flock of Blue Herons and golden florals. His nature-inspired piece complements Harmon’s design and reflects Healdsburg’s scenic landscape.

Jessica Martin
Histories / Futures

October 2021 – February 2022

Martin created immersive spaces that continue vertically, like trees, straight through the architecture. Filled with warm colors and shapes inspired from nature, each floor's cross-section provides a new experience and environment.

Alice Warnecke Sutro
Locals

June-August 2021

Sutro invited locals into the hotel to be drawn, and asking them to do what they would want to do if the hotel was handed over to them for the weekend. The result are drawings that were lively, joyful and cheeky in their execution, as well as in their subject matter.