Past Exhibitions | CURRENT EXHIBITIONS | Upcoming Exhibitions

As of 11/20/20, the Pence Gallery is open daily from 11:30 AM - 5 PM, with no need to make an appointment.
Our facility maximum capacity is reduced to 27 visitors, and all must wear masks and social distance.
Thank you!

Enjoy low-stress shopping at our annual Holiday Market!
Featuring the work of over 50 local and regional artists, our festive display offers unique art, crafts, textiles, soaps, jewelry, and honey.  We'll even put your treasure in a gift bag. Pence members always receive 10% off of gift shop items. *We limit admission, and require masks and social distancing. Traffic in our gallery is really light!

Firewood: An Installation by CHRIS DAUBERT
Oct. 6-Nov. 29, 2020
Artist in Gallery: Oct. 11, 2-5 PM*

* With masks, social distancing, and limited attendance.
Sponsored by Bill & Nancy Roe


Feast of Florals: SYLVIA SCHAEFER
Nov. 6-29, 2020
Artist in Gallery: Nov. 7, 3-5 PM


Past Exhibitions | UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS | Current Exhibitions

Jeffrey Nebeker:
(Learning Center)

Dec. 4-27, 2020


Michael Shemchuk:
Paper Trail
(Main Gallery)

Dec. 11, 2020-Jan. 24, 2021
Reception: Dec. 11, 6-9 PM

Shemchuk’s large-scale mixed media paintings consist of multiple panels, which are created with layers of household paint and collaged paper that are abraded and ripped. His compositions dance with gestures, calligraphic marks and symbols. This exhibit includes his ‘surface tension’ works on paper, a unique process for using pressure and water to print colors dissolved from different papers into a painterly composition, which will be created in the gallery over the course of part of the exhibit.

This exhibit is sponsored by Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph.

Mariah Reading:
Worn Landscapes
(Community Gallery)

Jan. 8- Feb. 21, 2021
Reception: Jan. 8, 6-9 PM

Mariah Reading creates paintings on found objects collected in America’s National Parks, which is photographed in situ in one of the many Parks that she has visited. Reading is the recipient of the Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2020.

This exhibit is sponsored by James R. Smith & Suzette M. Smith.

Alejandro Rubio: Twenty Years Forward
(Main Gallery)

Jan. 28- February 25, 2021
Reception: Feb. 12, 6-9 PM

An update to his 2011 exhibit of landscapes and genre paintings, this time in the Main Gallery.  Rubio’s work is distinctive in its nostalgic look at his home country of Urugary, as he creates an imaginative, bird’s eye view of isolated cityscapes and pastoral places.

This exhibit is sponsored by Rosa Marquez & Yatish Mishra.

New Year: New Direction

(Learning Center)

Jan. 8-31, 2021
Recetption: Jan. 8, 6-9 PM

Just a Kiss:
Love Theme
(Learning Center)

Feb. 5-28, 2021
Reception: Feb. 12, 6-9 PM

MAR Susan Tonkin Riegel
(Community Gallery)

March 2- April 18, 2021
Reception: March 12, 6-9 PM

Susan Tonkin Riegel is a Sacramento based painter, whose gestural paintings vibrate with rough patches of color on a largely black ground. Her work includes graphic elements such as writing, symbols, etc., inspired by a recent fellowship in

Judith Foosaner: Decameron
(Main Gallery)

March 2- April 18, 2021
Reception: March 12, 6-9 PM

Judith is a Professor of Art Emeritus from California College of the Arts and a Berkeley painter. Her large-scale collages and paintings are almost exclusively done in a simplified palette of black and white, and focus on her love of drawing.

This exhibit is sponsored by Wil Uecker & Karen Fess Uecker.

Sandy Whetstone
(Learning Center)

March 5-28, 2021
Reception: March 12, 6-9 PM
APR Marc Lancet: Ceramic Sculpture
(Main Gallery)

April 30– June 13, 2021
Reception: April 30, 6-9 PM

Lancet is a long-time friend of the Pence, and is currently a Professor of Art at Solano College. His specialty is wood-fired teaware and figurative sculpture. Most of his
figure pieces relate to political and philosophical issues such as the destructive power of mankind and the toxic nature of war.

David Nasater
(Learning Center)

April 2-25, 2021
Reception: April 9, 6-9 PM
Congressional High
School Art Competition Exhibit

May 7-30, 2021
Reception: May 14, 6-9 PM

Past Exhibitions | Current Exhibitions | Upcoming Exhibitions

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Layaway Plan for Artwork Purchase

If you are interested in purchasing one of our available artworks, but are not in a hurry and would like to make payments overtime, we offer a wonderful layaway program.

First, staff will clear the layaway sale with the artist. A down payment of 30% of the total purchase price will enable clients to secure an item. Patrons can make payments with cash, check, or credit card for up to 90 days. After the deposit is paid, patrons can make equal payments, or pay off in full, during this 90 day time period. A layaway contract will help you outline a payment schedule that works for you and the Gallery. There is no charge for the Layaway Plan. The down payment is not returnable once it is paid. Any other payments that are made on the artwork cannot be returned if the buyer decides not to purchase the artwork.

This Layaway Plan is available, subject to approval by staff and Artist, for any piece that is $250 retail and over and can be safely stored.  All purchases must include sales tax (8.25%).

Once the balance is paid in full, you will be notified to pick up the artwork.

The Pence Gallery accepts the following methods of payment:

– All major credit and debit cards, including

– Cash, and personal checks with identification


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