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Natalie Nelson

Pence Gallery: Photos offer a look at a changing land

“The (Black) Hills are one of the most contested spaces in the nation, but as tourism took hold, the gold deposits continued to yield returns, and mid-twentieth century ‘how the West was won’ narratives proliferated, the dirty history was either swept under the rug, vulgarized, or quietly accepted. “In my time there, I aimed to […]

Pence Gallery: Start your collection with art from our auction

This month, the Pence Gallery is kicking off its 40th-year anniversary with an Art Auction exhibit and event. To mark our turning 40 as a community art gallery, we have invited some very special artists to participate. For three weeks until Sept. 19, the Pence will host a preview art exhibit of 130 works of art […]

September 02, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Enjoy a slice of regional art

This month at the Pence Gallery, we have continued three great exhibits from July, now all on display through Aug. 20. During the summer, we take a break, while at the same time preparing for our Art Auction exhibit, opening on Aug. 30. Our first exhibit, “Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art,” presents the […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Pick up some treasures at annual sale

For those of you who love hunting for treasures at thrift shops and antique stores, stop by on Friday, July 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our Trash to Treasures rummage sale, on the street and courtyard outside the Pence Gallery, 212 D […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: A slice of what’s coming this summer

Friday, June 6, is the deadline to apply for the Pence Gallery’s annual “Slice” competition, which is the Pence’s juried exhibit that showcases the best in regional art. Promising to unveil a “slice” of what artists are creating in their studios, in all media, “Slice” is juried this year by Shelly Willis. She is well-known to […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: We’re overflowing with gratitude

Gratitude is a virtue that I try to cultivate daily, and this past week has been one filled with acts of generosity and kindness. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Sunday’s Garden Tour in West Davis. The crew of volunteers were amazing, and we have to thank our garden greeters, Garden Tour […]

May 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: See artists at work during Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 24th annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a peek into 10 spectacular gardens in the area west of Highway 113 in West Davis. Visitors will get ideas for new landscaping, chat with vendors and Master Gardeners, and see amazing ideas for […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Three new exhibits usher in spring

This March, the Pence Gallery is unveiling three new art exhibits to mark the early arrival of spring. From Shenny Cruces’ solo exhibit blending teacups, old dressers and baby rabbits, to the dynamic father/daughter team of Camille and Peter VandenBerge, to the exceptional paintings of Miles Hermann, this month will be inspiring. Hermann’s exhibit, “Seventeen Paintings,” […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Emerging artist’s exhibit is popular

One truly rewarding aspect of my job involves supporting emerging artists in the community. Recently, an artist commended me on giving a wonderful painter her first solo exhibit at the Pence. I had to say, “It’s just part of my job.” None of us get where we are going alone, and struggle often is part […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Ocean inspires artists in ‘Seastruck’ exhibit

Artists have long attempted to capture the beauty of our oceanic environment, and the marvel of the large and small creatures that live in it. Assembling sculpture and paintings by artists who emphasize man’s connection to the ocean and related environmental concerns, the “Seastruck” exhibit includes work by Sandy Calhoun, Carol Dalton, Jon Gariepy, Susannah […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Gifts of art, in the gallery and at Holiday Market

In this time of rampant consumerism, I am a believer in the sentiment expressed by the Greek poet Pindar, “Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” Small gifts are a fact of life in my household, and we give them with great […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Surprise someone in your life with hand-made arts, crafts

The Pence Gallery is getting ready for winter cheer this month, with our annual Holiday Market display open from Nov. 14 to Dec. 23. Filled with great gift items such as knitted scarves, jewelry, hand-crafted jewelry and pottery, the Holiday Market taps into our need to escape the chaos of shopping at the mall. So […]

November 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: A trio of exhibits usher in fall

This month, the feeling around Davis is that fall is finally here. At the Pence, we always open three exhibits in fall, following our annual art auction fundraiser in late September. “The Sign of Rhythm,” a solo exhibit of Mark L. Emerson’s recent watercolor and acrylic abstract paintings, is an amazingly vibrant show in terms […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Art of all kinds will go up for bids

This month at the Pence Gallery, all three galleries are filled with 170 works of art, just in time for Art Auction 2014. Ranging from photography and painting to mixed media and ceramics, the auction exhibit includes pieces donated by some of the region’s finest artists. This year, we have pulled out all the stops […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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