Natalie Nelson

Pence Gallery: Community artists hang up their works

I haven’t seen any of the work slated for our current “Community Hang-Up” exhibit at the Pence Gallery. As of press time, the work and the artists are a mystery, yet I am always pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of work that arrives during our drop-off dates, which conclude Wednesday, July 2, from […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Hit the road to see ‘Cartalk’

I’ve never really understood America’s fascination with cars. My first car was a 1980 diesel Oldsmobile sedan, with deep scratches in the paint that I tried to fix with nail polish. The droopy fabric ceiling was stapled in place by my dad, and hosted mice in the winter who loved to nest under the hood. […]

June 10, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Garden Tour showcases beautiful outdoor spaces

The Pence Garden Tour is just around the corner, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Join us for a lovely day of strolling through the expansive gardens of North Davis. This year, six gardens will delight participants, a smaller tour than previous years due to the large size of the selected properties. Several […]

April 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Six gardens on display at gallery’s annual tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 23rd annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a picturesque look into six spectacular gardens in the rural and semi-rural areas of North Davis, including North Davis Farms. The tour allows visitors to gain ideas for new landscaping, chat with […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Artists, designers celebrate flowers in ‘Bloom’

I had a fabulous trip to the De Young Museum’s “Bouquets to Art” exhibit last spring. The special event in San Francisco showcases over-the-top floral arrangements inspired by a work of art on display. The inventive solutions to either the painting’s subject or its color were so fun to view there that I just had […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: ‘Art with Heart’ is a visual translation of love

Last month around the time of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I heard the best quote by King that befits this month of February, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” That laid-bare sentiment is one that is shared by many of the artists in our “Art […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Art and science come together in new exhibit

The New Year is bringing forth some amazing new artists to the Pence Gallery, in our third biannual exhibit titled “The Consilience of Art & Science.” This juried exhibit assembles work that offers an innovative look at the merging of the two fields of visual art and science, and is on display from Jan. 10 […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Take a peek at pop-up children’s books

During December, the Pence is hosting “Pop Up! A Private Collection of 3D Children’s Books,” an excellent exhibit to visit with family and friends during the holidays. Based on the collection of Maria Winkler, an artist and professor emeritus of art at Sacramento State, the display includes gorgeous examples of historic to contemporary pop-up books […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: New exhibits grace the walls this fall

The Pence Gallery is launching its fall season with three new exhibits, representing a diverse array of artistic talent. In our Main Gallery, art critic DeWitt Cheng selected paintings and drawings by artists Arthur Bell, Mark Bryan, William Harsh, Chris Leib, Pierre Merkl and Michael Kerbow that feature varying levels of pictorial realism. Titled “Reality2,” […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Get your bids ready for annual Art Auction

This month at the Pence Gallery, all three galleries are filled with almost 150 works of art, just in time for our annual Art Auction. 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 […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Courtyard gets a makeover

One of my great pleasures in working at an organization like the Pence Gallery (now in its 38th year), is listening to stories from members about “the old Pence.” Behind our original gallery building at 212 D St. in downtown Davis was a park with brick seating, where theatrical groups and various musical ensembles performed […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Calling all artists for the Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the 24th annual Community Hang-Up. This nonjuried exhibition, on view from July 12 through Aug. 18, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and textiles. The Community Hang-Up exhibit brings people together to see the […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: ‘Slice’ offers a peek at the best regional art

The Pence Gallery unveils its second annual juried exhibit, titled “Slice: A Cross-Section of Regional Art,” on Friday, June 14. Selected by Rachel Teagle, director of the Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, soon to break ground on the UC Davis campus, the paintings, photographs and sculpture chosen exemplify the diversity of our […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Art with a message

Last night, I was explaining the difference between “endangered” and “dangerous” to my 4-year-old. We had just received a Sierra Club map showing where all the endangered animals live. My daughter, not to be fooled by the dangerous (and endangered) grizzly bear, pointed out that there were so many wonderful animals on this list. Her […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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