The Society of Western Artists Non-signature Member Show is on view in Redwood City through Jan. 24. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 4.

Included are Tomiko Bailey, Kat Bergman, Martha Bredwell, Tom Chapman, Catherine Streets Delfs, Shirley Green, Sharon Harris, Ellen Howard, Will Maller, Lynne Mortensen, Yvonne Newhouse, Evelyn Nitzberg, Arena Shawn, Barbara Todd and Miriam Waugh as well as first-place winner Teresa Ruzzo and second-place finisher Duke Collins.

Judges for the show were SWA Signature Members Diana Jaye, Deborah Matlack and Leona Moriarty.

You can see the exhibit through Jan. 24 at the Society of Western Artists Gallery, 2625 Broadway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 650-839-1318 or visit www.societyofwesternartists.com.

Seven Sisters

Today is the last day to see "Seven Sisters," a show of work by an ethnically diverse group of world-renowned female artists, at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. In the exhibition the artists comment on ethics, race, culture and self-expression.

One of the artists in the show is Carrie Mae Weems, who is the only visual artist to receive a 2013 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." (Note that Weems is featured in a 30-year retrospective at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University through Jan. 5.) Weems studied dance in San Francisco as a teenager and later studied folklore in a graduate program at U.C. Berkeley.

The other artists in the exhibition are Mickalene Thomas, Camille Rose Garcia, Toyin Odutola, Patricia Piccinini, Rina Banerjee, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Vanessa Prager.

The Jenkins Johnson Gallery is at 464 Sutter St., San Francisco. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The gallery will be closed for vacation Dec. 22 to Jan. 1.) Call 415-677-0770 or visit www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com.

Transmedia, science-fiction, fantasy

Dramatic props, posters, costumes and other ephemera are presented in a show featuring the Aether Brigade at the Peninsula Museum of Art.

The artwork was created by a variety of regional artists. It's described as "a transmedia, science-fiction/fantasy story about a crew of Victorian time travelers on a mission to save the world from anachronistic monsters and similar problems."

Presented in the museum's South Gallery, the exhibit will be on display through Jan. 26. The Peninsula Museum of Art is at 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. Call 650-692-2101 or visit www.peninsulamuseum.org.

Don Labit photos

Don Labit, a portrait and event photographer based in South San Francisco, is the featured artist at Alliance Française throughout December.

On view are photos from his travels across the U.S. as well as those from his former homeland, the Philippines. Recent events advancing social equality and personal freedom in the Bay Area are featured as well.

Alliance Française is at 1345 Bush St., San Francisco. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call Don Labit Design at 415-812-9511 or visit www.afsf.com.

Visual art studios

The Sanchez Art Center has studio space available for visual artists. Current room vacancies range from 190 to 460 square feet. Depending on size and amenities, rents range from $160 to $300 per month.

Selected artists will join a community of 30 artists working in 18 studios (mostly shared). They will be asked to perform approximately one service hour per week to help with exhibitions, receptions, events or general maintenance.

For details, visit www.sanchezartcenter.org. The Sanchez Art Center is in the Pacifica Center for the Arts at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica.

Happy holiday wishes

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. May you have time to visit interesting exhibitions in our area or to create new works! My best wishes for the holidays and the new year to come.

Information on visual and literary arts can be sent to Bonny Zanardi at bzanardi@aol.com.