Snow Goose Festival "Wings in Art" Exhibit & Reception

Hosted by the Museum of Northern California Art


Snow Goose Festival “Wings in Art” Exhibit

January 27 to February 6, 2022 
Museum of Northern California Art (monca) 
900 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926 
(530) 487-7272

Showing January 27 – 30, February 3 - 6 
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

Feast your eyes on wonderful art by artists whose subjects include wildlife and habitat along the Pacific Flyway. This impressive art exhibit located at the Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, in Chico will feature the work of many artists in a variety of media, including sculpture, clay, oils, fiber arts, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, glass, and photography.

“Wings in Art” Friday Reception

Friday, January 28, 2022
5 pm to 8 pm
Museum of Northern California (monca)
900 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 487-7272

You are invited to attend the very popular Snow Goose Festival “Wings in Art” Reception, Friday, January 28, 5 pm – 8 pm. View the inspiring collection of artwork, enjoy refreshments, splendid conversations, and a no-host bar. Bring a friend and meet the artists, along with fellow festival participants, and field trip leaders.

January 2022: Updated Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for the "Wings in Art" Friday Reception

Masks are required indoors and you need to be fully vaccinated. You must present your covid-19 vaccination card and ID at the door.

Due to the popularity of this event, we are taking measures to ensure visitors’ safety by allowing 100 attendees per hour, starting at 5pm. Call the museum at 530-487-7272, Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm to reserve your one-hour time slot and include your family and friends too. Artists need to sign up plus their guests too.

Free to the public • Parking

  • Chico High School, Esplanade
  • Oleander Ave.
  • First Christian Church
  • 295 E Washington Ave (two blocks east)
  • Chico Jr. High School

Special Showing
Birds in Sacramento Valley’s Winter Wetlands

Film by Karma Ganzler
Museum of Northern California Art (monca)

This film plays in a loop throughout the time the museum is open and at the Friday night reception.

Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
January 27 – February 6

The Birds in Sacramento Valley’s Winter Wetlands was filmed in the Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge, the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, the Llano Seco Wildlife Refuge, and the wetlands and rice fields in and around the counties of Butte and Colusa in California. This film gives viewers a close-up look at many of the migratory birds that come from as far away as Siberia and the Arctic Circle to make their homes in the Sacramento Valley's wetlands each winter. Included are Snow Geese, Ross's Geese, Greater White-Fronted Geese, Canada Geese, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, and Bald Eagles.


Call For Art

Hosted by the Museum of Northern California Art

The Museum of Northern California Art is seeking original artworks, all media including 3D, whose subjects include wildlife and habitats along the Pacific Flyway, North and South for a juried exhibition to take place during Chico’s 2022 Snow Goose Festival. Along with traditional art forms, we are looking for work that somehow demonstrates a unique use of materials, subject matter and approach. The museum’s exhibition committee will make the final selections for the exhibition.

The exhibit will be held at the Museum of Northern California Art (monca) 900 Esplanade in Chico, Thursday January 27 through Sunday February 6, 2022. The formal opening reception is Friday, January 28th, 5-8 pm. The reception is a free event for the community at large.

Download the Call for Artists information flyer and the submission form.