- MISSION STATEMENT -
The Pence Gallery's mission is
to serve the community through offering high caliber art exhibits
and educational programs for 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.
Photo credit: Robina Slizeski
- HISTORY -
The Pence Gallery is a 501-c-3 nonprofit art organization founded in 1976.
Pence Gallery in the heart of downtown Davis, California is a
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.
||Sue Smith, President
Clyde Bowman, Treasurer
Carol Smith, V.P. of Programs
Thomas Doyle, V.P. of Development
- STAFF -
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art After Dark Coordinator, Stephanie coordinates the monthly Art After Dark event and is responsible for social media marketing. She 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.
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.
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