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MISSION

The Pence Gallery's mission is to serve the community through offering high caliber art exhibits, supporting the development of local artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all ages. The Pence Gallery fulfills this mission through museum-caliber exhibitions and educational programs. These offerings are supported by the Pence Gallery Association and guided by the Director.
The Association raises funds through memberships, gifts, art sales, and special events. Docent volunteers host the Gallery during open hours and assist the Director and Gallery Assistant with regular operations. Since its incorporation in 1976, the Pence Gallery has served as a leader in the visual arts of Northern California.








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HISTORY
1976
The Pence Gallery is a 501-c-3 nonprofit art organization founded in 1976.

The Pence Gallery in the heart of downtown Davis, California is a not-for-profit art gallery. Its name derives from the original benefactors, Joe and Hazel Pence. The building, once the site of Joe Pence's thriving dental practice, was gifted to the city of Davis by the couple to be used as a venue for the fine arts.

A hallmark for the fine arts, the Pence Gallery has been a member of the Davis community for over thirty years. Fine art exhibitions throughout the year are partnered with art lectures, Art Smart programs, and tours.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wil Uecker
Sherry Cauchois
Bonnie Lam
Carol Livingston
Sue Smith

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President
Treasurer
V.P. of Programs
V.P. of Development
Secretary
Joanne Andresen
Andrew Anker
Clyde Bowman
Thomas Doyle
Ken Kirsch
Carol Smith
Megumi Yamanoha
Clive Watson

STAFF
Natalie Nelson
Director/Curator, facilitates an exhibit calendar of ten exhibits annually of art in all media by local and regional artists, with a special emphasis on collaborations with other organizations and disciplines. In addition, she is responsible for coordinating educational programs for schools and teens, as well as adult audiences.  She has a MA in Art History/Museum Studies from USC, and worked with youth and teacher audiences at the Crocker Art Museum.  Previously she worked at the Oakland Museum of California as their Art Program Coordinator, building partnerships with teachers, students, and families, to connect audiences with their collection and temporary exhibits.

penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net
 
Eileen Hendren
Assistant Director, is responsible for curating the Learning Center space, facilitating the membership program, and involving artists on a rotating basis in the gift shop.  In addition, she assists with event planning, sponsorship, and bookkeeping. As a ceramic artist, Eileen understands the trials and tribulations of being an artist, an experience that she translates into how she communicates with artists. A self-described art junkie, Eileen is always on the lookout for that next treasure to walk through the Pence front doors.

penceassistant@sbcglobal.net
 
Tim Barrera
Preparator, was born and lives in Woodland, and has his own business as a framer. He has a BA in art from UC Davis, and currently works with artists to install their exhibits, and enjoys meeting the diverse people who visit the Gallery.

tbarr@ucdavis-alumni.com
 
Sohyung Choi
Designer, is the principal graphic and web designer for the Pence. She also photographs and edits most of the images on the web site.  Sohyung has a BA from University of California, Davis and a MFA from Mills College, Oakland.

pencegraphicdesign@gmail.com
 
Stephanie Kocsik
Education & Marketing Coordinator
, Stephanie has recently returned to art and focuses on block printing and oil painting with a concentration on women and daily life. She received her B.A in Psychology from Monmouth University, her MSc in Applied Linguistics from Oxford University, and her MSc in Psychology of Language from the University of Edinburgh.

pencegallery@gmail.com
 
Katharine Schultz
Teen Program Coordinator, facilitates and manages the Teens Take Charge Program. Katharine has a BA in Art History from the University of California, Davis. She is passionate about education in the arts and plans to pursue graduate studies in nineteenth-century British art.

klschultz@ucdavis.edu
 
Jean Thompson
Director of Development, Jean Thompson has a diverse background in marketing, project management, writing, organizing and architectural design and planning. Since moving to Davis, she has done nonprofit work in the Davis school district, created several start-ups, and pursued her deep love of music and the performing arts. She received her B.A. in English and International Relations from Scripps and her MBA in Marketing from UCLA, and greatly enjoys wearing a business hat in a creative space.

pencedevelopment@gmail.com


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