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BOard of Directors
The Pence’s Board of Directors consists of individuals from Davis and the surrounding cities who help steer the organization and support staff through fundraising events, committee work, and planning. If you are interested in volunteering to be on the Board, which is a 2 year commitment, please contact the Director at [email protected]
VP of Development
VP of Programs
Natalie Nelson, Director/Curator
Natalie is the Director/Curator of the Pence Gallery, a nonprofit art organization centering on exhibiting the work of Northern California artists. She currently curates an active calendar of changing exhibits, in addition to developing education programs for adults and children. She has an MA in Art History from USC and has worked for over 20 years in museums and nonprofit art galleries. She is also an artist and educator who has taught classes for many years at the Crocker and other organizations.
Eileen Hendren, Assistant Director
Eileen comes to the Pence from an extensive career that focused on marketing. With a BA and MA in English and a minor in Art History, she spends her time working on membership, curating the Andresen Learning Center Gallery, and coordinating the gift shop.
Katharine Schultz, Education & Development Coordinator
Katharine manages the Pence’s educational programs, including ArtSmart, the Art History Lecture Series, and adult workshops, supervises volunteers, coordinates event rentals, and also assists with fundraising. She completed her MA in Art History at the University of California, Davis, and enjoys teaching art history classes and working with pastels and watercolor in her free time.
Liz McGuire, Graphic & Web Designer
Liz designs all print and digital materials for the Pence and maintains the gallery’s website. She completed her BA in Graphic Design at California State University, Sacramento and has an AS in Business with a focus on Marketing. Liz is also a visual artist whose preferred mediums include mixed-media, jewelry, quilting, sculpting and watercolor.
Jenna Matsubara, Marketing Coordinator
Jenna helps to advertise the Pence’s exhibitions, events, and programs through marketing and social media platforms. Jenna has a BA in Art History and minor in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. Her hobbies include drawing, resin-work, ceramics, and painting.
Amy Vidra, Preparator
Amy is the art preparator for the Pence and co-facilitates the Healing Arts workshops. She comes to the Pence with a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and a Masters in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College. She is a mixed media abstract artist and teaches art workshops for the Pence and the Sacramento area.
Loraine Watson-Fox, Gallery Associate
Loraine Watson-Fox, Gallery Associate, manages the Pence on Saturdays. With an extensive background in hospitality and customer service, Loraine also assists with evening events at the Pence. She is originally from Australia and has a BS in Archaeology with an Honors degree in Biochemistry. Loraine has maintained a keen interest in local art scenes wherever she has lived and is also an artist.
Myleen Miller, Gallery Associate
Myleen Miller helps manage the gallery and assists with events. She is a current student of UC Davis working towards her BA in Design. She has her AS in Art History as well as Art Studio from Mendocino College. She enjoys practicing all mediums of art ranging from traditional to digital. She is currently practicing graphic design and animation in her free time.
There are no open positions at this time.