Chris Beards & Bill Shelley


Artists Bill Shelley and Chris Beards founded Blasted Art Gallery in 2017 to explore creativity and to provide a venue for interesting and inventive Sonoma County art.

MISSION STATEMENT: To show good art well.

Blasted Art Gallery is part of the downtown SOFA Arts District in Santa Rosa, one hour north of San Francisco. Art galleries, artists' studios, and local businesses come together in this corner of the city to create the center of Sonoma County art.

Bill Shelley is a mixed-media artist who founded and directed Frontburner Gallery in Windsor, California for two years. Bill's work is represented by Hammerfriar Gallery in Healdsburg, California.

Chris Beards, a mixed-media sculptor, created the first Blasted Pop-Up Art Gallery show at Winterblast 2015, and another show in 2016. Chris's work is represented by the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, California.