Patricia Prendergast, River Reflection


The Pence offers more than 20 high caliber art exhibits per year to the community, featuring the work of local and regional artists.

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Current Exhibits


A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art
June 21-August 17, 2022
Reception: July 8, 6-9 PM
(Awards 7:30PM)

The Pence‚Äôs Slice exhibit is open to all artists residing in California, and is juried this year by artist, writer, and curator Chris Daubert. Daubert has exhibited his drawings, paintings and large multi-media installations locally and nationally for many years. His work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and New Langton Arts in San Francisco, The Drawing Center in New York, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, among many other locations. He has also served as the curator of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis and the Gregory Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City College.

The exhibit showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art.

Karen Burns, Aunt Bernice’s Pickle Fork


June 10 – August 14, 2022 Reception: June 10, 6-9PM

Artists from the Sacramento region to the Bay Area have been drawn to the practice of creating sculpture from found or recycled objects since the 1950s. Lifting a material or object into the realm of art can stimulate a vast network of associations, from the personal to the political. Found includes recent assemblages by Jim Adan, Suzanne Adan, Randy Brennan, Nathan Cordero, Julia Couzens, Ianna Frisby, Stephen Giannetti, Nemo Gould, Cherie Hacker, Ron Peetz, Terry Peterson, Cami Rothmuller, Jill Allyn Stafford, Mike Stevens, and Carrie Ziser.

Sponsored by Ms. HF Richardson
Cami Rothmuller, Dolce

exhibit it!:


July 8 – August 14, 2022 Receptions: July 8, 6-9 PM

There are a multitude of community-oriented events that take place yearly at the Pence, but for me none is more exciting than our annual Exhibit It!. This is a time when we celebrate the artists in Davis and the surrounding communities. From novice to experienced, the work that you see is a reflection of our community. The only restriction we place on the artist is the size of the work, hence the wide variety of themes.



August 1-31, 2022

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi

My love of painting evolved from a life-long love of wilderness. Having spent years walking along mountain paths, I wanted to dive deeper into the colors, the movement, the shapes of the untamed world. Painting abstractly became the vehicle for this personal immersion. I soon found that a play of color, form, line and texture across a canvas moved me as much as the shifting of light and shadow across the forest floor, the glint of sunshine on rushing water. In my paintings I hope to convey the joy I feel in wild terrain.

My work is process driven: a spontaneous conversation develops as I layer, scrape back and draw into the painting. Using oil paint, acrylic, cold wax and collage, I am always searching for those moments when plans, ideas, even words drop away. Then there is just the experience of discovery, the excitement of seeing a random mark pull the painting in a new direction, the pleasure of watching the way shapes interact and light draws the eye.

Abalone Ridge