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  Before Columbus: Works from the Americas
Nov. 19 - Dec. 28, 2005

A fascinating look at the rich cultural heritage of several civilizations, from the Southwest Indians to diverse Mexican peoples to the Incas of Peru, this exhibit showcases work before Columbus to the 15th century.  Ceremonial vessels, textiles, jewelry and musical instruments are represented, as well as maps and photomurals of pre-Conquest archeological sites.

  Museum Market
Dec. 3 - 23, 2005

Choose from a wide variety of art- from paintings, prints, and jewelry to ceramics and wearable art- to satisfy your holiday shopping needs.  Original works of art are available at such affordable prices, that you may decide to shop for yourself as well. Members are invited to an exclusive reception to preview the exquisite array of art. 

  An Affair of the Heart: Works on Paper by David Gilhooly
Sep. 1 - Nov. 10, 2005

David Gilhooly brings his funk sensibilities to the subject of love in this exhibit of his recent 2-dimensional work. Taking on the different sides of love, he created works on paper through marbling, splattering, and dripping paint through cut-outs of heart shapes. These colorful works hint at both the playful and the serious aspects of love.

  Ann Rea: A View in Color
Oct. 5 - 31, 2005


San Francisco-based artist Ann Rea seeks the subtle presence of light and color as subjects for her color-saturated landscapes and contemplative still life paintings. Her skillful use of rich, vibrant colors and sensual exploration of surface textures combine in works of art that are vital experiences of place and time.

The changing scenery of area vineyards is one of the artist’s favorite places to paint, as she adroitly captures how the hills and valleys alter with seasonal shifts and time of day. Rea’s method of directly from nature in the tradition of the French Impressionists has captivated many wine lovers, for her work provides a recognizable view of the area’s celebrated vines. High quality giclée prints of her paintings are available, as well as smaller pastel drawings composed of simple arrangements of flowers and fruit.

The Pence will host a public reception on Friday, October 14 from 7-9 PM. A unique opportunity to hear Ann Rea discuss her work will take place on Friday, October 21, from 6-7 PM. Admission for the talk is $2; Pence members are free. Gallery admission is always free.

  Community Hang-Up
16th Annual Community Hang-Up Nov. 4 - Nov. 30, 2005
Artists' Reception: Friday, Nov. 11, 7 - 9 PM
Community Arts Award Ceremony Nov. 11 at 8 PM


Receiving works: Friday, Oct. 28, 4 to 7 PM Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 to 4 PM

The Pence Gallery invites artists to display their work for the 16th Annual Community Hang-Up, a non-juried exhibit.

All artists in Yolo County and Dixon, 18 years of age and older are eligible for submission with the payment of a $20 entry fee. Art forms accepted include painting, sculpture, fiber art, graphics and photography. Two-dimensional work should not exceed 30 x 40". One entry per person will be accepted and displayed. Participation is limited to 65 artists on a first-come, first-served basis. All entries must be fully prepared for installation. Please bring a pedestal for a three-dimensional piece.

One exhibiting artist will receive a Community Arts Award of $100.00 to further their artistic development.


  The Cats: Yuko Carson
Nov. 4 - 30, 2005

Yuko Carson uses the fluid quality of ink and watercolor to capture the expressive side of her favorite feline- the domestic cat. Carson's playful cats are a study in grace, as they find unexpected locations for their lounging. Even while resting, however, her cats are ready to move, their tails curled in anticipation. As she explains, "Cats are very mysterious creatures who seem to possess a kind of spiritual power. They see things that we don't see." By translating this energy into her work, Carson's cats become alive with personality. Carson's painting technique draws from her studies in Japanese calligraphy and brushwork. First she sketches or photographs familiar objects- her cats, fish, fruits, and flowers are all reoccurring subjects. By using black sumi-ink on stretched canvas, the artist can create a soft fur effect. To heighten the dramatic effect of the cat, she brushes on small spots of color. A free opening reception for the public to see these original watercolor paintings and meet the artist is on Friday, November 11th, from 7-9 PM. Gallery admission is always free.

  Knock on Wood:
  featuring the work of Brownold, Flewelling, Jensen, Morgan, Olsen and Plutchok
Aug. 9 - 31, 2005
Reception: Aug. 12, 7 - 9 pm

  The City of Davis Art Commission presents the Annual Juried Art Show
Small Works "RED" At the Pence Gallery
June 29 - Aug. 31, 2005
Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, July 13, 7 - 9 pm

The fourth Annual Juried Art Show features artwork smaller than 6 x 6 x 6”. This year, artists were asked to submit work relating to the word, color and concept “Red”. Juror: Cornelia Schulz.

  Tony Natsoulas
April 27 - June 12, 2005
Reception: April 29

Limited dinner with artist and fundraising event April 26

Local boy makes good with ceramic show at the Pence! Tony Natsoulas brings a wonderful array of ceramic magic with his April through June show. A limited seating of 36 will be available for dinner with the artist at $100 per person. Sogas of Davis will cater dinner. Each attendee will receive a preview and lecture about the art and a special ceramic pin made by Tony. Reservations are on a first come basis. Call the Pence ASAP to reserve your spot. Dinner is from 7:30-9:30 on April 26th. Opening night for show is scheduled for April 29th.

  Tea for Two
April 28 - May 31, 2005
Reception: April 29, 7-9 pm

Invitational ceramic teapot show featuring the work of Robert Shaw, Emma Luna, Miguel Paz, Tom and Sara Post, Jean Van Kueren, Karla Holland-Scholer, Marc Lancet, Sharon Bloom, Margaret Realica, Heidi Bekebrede, Tony Natsoulas and more!

  Mother's Day Tea Party and Fashion Show
May 1, 2005

Admission: $25 per ticket or $40 for two

Give Mom or your friend the gift of a relaxing afternoon with high tea and a fashion show from Five figs Couture and Smooth as Silk Day Spa. Enjoy wine spritzers, teacakes, sandwiches, and desserts. Raffles and much more! Seating is limited to 80 so hurry and make reservations.

  From LA to SF: Paintings by Roni Feldman and Will Nicholls
April 1 - 25, 2005
Reception: April 8, 7-9 pm

Upstairs Learning Center

Two talented young painters from opposite sides of the California coast are set to dazzle the viewer with fresh perspectives in oil. Subject matter ranges from landscapes to video game players. A perfect outing for the entire family! 

  Sacramento City College
April 28 - 30, 2005
Upstairs in the Learning Center


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