EVENTS AT THE PENCE GALLERY
The Pence Gallery organizes several key events and festivities for the community throughout the year.
The revenue from these special events provides an essential part of our operating budget and helps us bring amazing displays of art year-round to the public.
|BIG DAY OF GIVING
Thursday, May 6, midnight to 11:59 PM
It’s been a challenging year in our region, yet there is hope on the horizon! Through virtual programs, the Pence has quickly adapted to serve new audiences, reach out to the community, and safeguard our health. We opened our doors safely, and offered a respite for artists and art lovers who needed a welcoming space.
Without the ability to earn income through events or rentals, the Pence needs your help. By donating funds online through www.bigdayofgiving.org on May 6, you can be a major part of our effort to serve the region. Any amount helps! Donations from $15 to $10,000 are tax deductible, and contributions up to $2,500 will be matched by an anonymous donor. You can even schedule online beginning April 22nd.
Not interested in giving online? Donors can also bring in or send a check to the Pence on or before May 6th.
Join this scavenger hunt!
Download a scavenger hunt PDF here
or pick up in person at the gallery from 11:30 AM-5PM. Venture around Downtown Davis to discover dog-themed art in celebration of Big Day of Giving or Big D.O.G ! Fill out the scavenger hunt sheet and bring it back to the Pence, or email your completed results to [email protected]
by May 7th to be entered in a drawing to win a prize.
ART IN THE GARDEN SALE
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 10 AM-4:30 PM
This year in lieu of the annual Garden Tour, the Pence is hosting Art in the Garden, a one day fundraising sale in the Pence courtyard. Every art form for the garden will be there, including whimsical outdoor sculptures, stepping stones, bird baths, and more. Participating artists include Deb Hill, Sandy Whetstone, Kit Lam, Judy Catambay,Jackie Boutin, Susan Phelan, Marcia Smith, Jeff Nebeker, Marti Schoen and Jill Van Zanten. Purchase fresh bouquets of flowers and decorative potted plants, all in celebration of May Day! Enjoy free seeds donated by Hedgerow Farms.
Upstairs, Natural Abundance is on display from May 1-30, an exhibit of paintings by local artists on the theme of plants and gardens. Participating artists include Chris Kidd, Kristine Bybee, Marie Therese Brown, Deb Hill, Naomi Bautista, Anne Lincoln, Janet Crittenden, Rebecca Ryland, Barbara Smithson, Linda Clark Johnson, Marlene Lee, Karen Fess, Mary Neri King, Cynthia Kroener, Adele Shaw, Kaye Gamper, Pete Scully, and Patris.
Tandem Properties, Bill & Nancy Roe, Kim Eichom, Lyon Real Estate, MAK Design + Build, John Lescroart, Richard McCapes, Recology, Henry & Kathy Thomhill, Dr. Wayne Schrader, Kristin Kelleher Wong, Roger & Claudia Salquist, Jim Gray & Robin Affrime, Diane Lardelli/Coldwell Select, Mike & Judy Davis, Mary Brooks, and Anne & David Hawke.
A week of Valentine's Day activities
During the week of Valentine’s Day, the Pence Gallery will be celebrating our members and our community by offering special virtual events and activities! See the schedule of events below.
Also stop by the Pence from 11:30 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, to see our exhibits and to shop for a Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart. Members will receive 15% off any gift store purchase all week long, and non-members will receive 10% off their purchases during Valentine’s Day weekend. Looking for the perfect gift? Consider giving the gift of art to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day by buying them a Pence membership.
- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS -
Feb. 9: Raffle
Stop by the Pence from 11:30 AM-5 PM and pick up a raffle ticket for free for a chance to win a mystery prize. The winner will be notified by email the next day, Feb. 10.
Feb. 10: The History of Valentine’s Day with Caitlin Schwarz | (FREE) via Zoom, 2-3 PM
Join art historian and Gallery Assistant Caitlin Schwarz as she delves into the origins of Valentine's Day. Learn about the tradition of lover's eyes and love spoons and make a Victorian valentine of your own! Register for this talk under the “Programs’ section of our website. Materials will be provided for the first 30 participants, and can be picked up at the gallery.
Feb. 11: A Surprise YouTube Video
Visit our YouTube channel to watch a fun video. We will be talking about how we fell in love with art and what it means to us. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel too!
Feb. 12: Craft Kits To-Go
Great for kids, fun for adults too! This craft kit includes materials & instructions for two craft activities, along with additional goodies and gifts. First come, first serve until supplies run out; limit is 2 kits/person. They are free for Pence members and $5/kit for non-members. Pick up at the Pence this day from 11:30 AM – 5 PM.
Feb. 13: Scavenger Hunt
Download a scavenger hunt PDF here or pick up in person at the gallery from 11:30 AM-5PM. Venture around Downtown Davis to discover wonderful art! Fill out the scavenger hunt sheet and bring it back to the Pence, or email your completed results to [email protected] to be entered in a drawing to win a prize.
Feb. 14: Visit the Pence!
A perfect Valentine’s day activity for all! Check out our three exhibits and amazing gift shop from 11:30 AM-5 PM. This is the last day to grab a special gift shop discount. Tag us on any of your social media posts of the Pence so that we can re-post and share the love!
Any questions? Email [email protected]
With the conclusion of our annual Art Auction, we would like
to thank all of our artists, sponsors, and patrons for their
generosity and participation this year. Despite our worries of
converting to online bidding for the first time, we were able
to surpass our fundraiser goal! We are overjoyed at the
support from our community, and we can’t wait to bring you
more wonderful exhibits and programs in the near future.
A special thank you goes out to the more than 120 artists who
donated their work to our Auction. We are so lucky to have
your dedication, year after year. The following artists participated this year:
John Stuart Berger
Ann Marie Campbell
Karen Fess Uecker
Mary Neri King
Malia Landis & Wesley Wright
Susan Tonkin Riegel
Sara Helen Yost
Sponsored by Jamie Madison/Goodhome Group, Tandem Properties,
Mark M. Glickman, Bill & Nancy Roe, Bonnie & Kit Lam, Kim Eichorn/Lyon Real
Estate, MAK Design + Build, Dick McCapes, Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Barnes Family Dentistry, Carbahal & Company, Scott Motley/Merrill
Lynch, Fidelity Insurance, Cynthia Gerber & Diane Lardelli,
Jim Gray/Kidder Matthews, Roger & Claudia Salquist, Marrone
Bio Innovations, Kathy & Henry Thornhill, John & Christine
Bruhn, Chris Corbett Design, Kristin Kelleher-Wong, Mary
Brooks, Anne & David Hawke, Brooks Painting, Lyon Real Estate:
Anne Lincoln & Maren Heise, F Street Dispensary, Mike & Judy
Davis, The Artery, and
| Garden Tour (CANCELLED)
The Pence Gallery will not to hold the Garden Tour in May 2021
due to the uncertain nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Image: Linda Erfle, Roses, watercolor, 2003
| TREASURES SALE
This is a great event for those who need to get rid of unwanted china, jewelry, art, collectibles, posters, rugs, books, frames and more. If you who are looking for ‘treasure,’ we’ve been collecting all year! All proceeds from this sale, which takes place at the Gallery, support the Pence’s exhibit and education programs. To donate, call the Pence at 530-758-3370 for a good time to drop off. All donations will receive a tax donation form.
Questions? email [email protected] or call us at 530-758-3370.