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Bruce Gallaudet

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 ,

Pence Gallery: 22nd annual Garden Tour features El Macero beauties

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 22nd annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a picturesque look into seven beautiful gardens in the established neighborhood of El Macero, south of Davis. The tour allows participants to get ideas for new landscaping, chat with vendors and Master Gardeners, […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Delve into ‘More Than Landscapes’

“More Than Landscapes” is the title of the new exhibit opening Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., that highlights wonderful landscapes and still-life works by Michael Mikolon and Lauren Brandy. Mikolon is one of those truly graceful artists, whose work looks both effortlessly rendered and carefully constructed. Preferring to work outside, painting or […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Artworks full of love are on exhibit

February marks the opening of two great exhibits at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Upstairs, our Learning Center gallery is filled with the work of 24 artists centered on the theme of love. Julie Didion’s ceramic stiletto with heart forms the ladder upon which […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Exhibit showcases Art Nouveau postcards

The Pence Gallery’s current exhibit, “Art Nouveau Postcards,” resulted from a chance encounter with one of our Pence members. Davis resident Robert Nevramont dropped by one day, and as we chatted, he mentioned his interest in collecting old postcards. My ears perked up. “Just how many do you have?” I asked. When he responded, “About […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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