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Call for Artists! Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2024

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Applications are open for the Emerging Artist Award 2024.  This $4000  award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit and an artist talk in January 2025. $25—30

$25 – $30

Alicia Eggert: This Present Moment, 2019–2022

MANETTI SHREM

THRU JUNE 2024. MANETTI SHREM. Eggert uses language & time as her mediums, playing with our experience of time, using the effects of neon signage. Free

Free

Pyro Futures

MANETTI SHREM

JAN 4–JUNE 16. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. Engage in collective speculation on the transformative nature of fire & the ways it can change the materiality of California’s landscapes. Through interactive displays & inquiry, visitors can explore the future of fire in the Golden State. Free

Free

A New Look at Sculpture

John Natsoulas Gallery 521 1st St, Davis

THRU FEB 23. JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY. Exhibition examining the unique sculptural perspectives of eight distinctive figurative artists. Diverse materials, scale, & imagery highlight how each sculptor approaches humanist subjects to reveal their inner worlds. Free

Free

Judi Eppele Exhibition

Gallery 1855 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis

THRU FEB 29. GALLERY 1855. Eppele works with acrylic paint, incorporating nature themes throughout her works as a nod to her Environmental Science and Management degree from UCD. Free

Free

Vendor Applications for Curtis Fest 2024

Curtis Park, Sacramento 3349 W Curtis Dr, Sacramento

Are you a Local Maker or Artist? Curtis Fest is an outdoor artisan fair that takes place every summer in Curtis Park. Vendor applications are open now.

$75 – $150

STILL: Racism in America, A Retrospective in Cartoons

Design Museum, UC Davis Room 124, Cruess Hall University of California, Davis

UCD DESIGN MUSEUM. This exhibition explores racism through cartoons, showcasing the work of pioneering father/daughter cartoonists the late Brumsic Brandon, Jr. & Barbara Brandon-Croft who chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. 12p–4p. Free

Free

Shiva Ahmadi: Strands of Resilience

MANETTI SHREM

JAN 28-MAY 6. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. UCD Professor of Art Shiva Ahmadi uses painting as a form of storytelling, combining luminous colors & mystical beings with violent imagery to draw attention to global issues of migration, war & brutality against marginalized peoples while featuring the female figure. Free

Free

“Complementary” Mixed Media & Jewelry

The Artery 207 G Street, Davis

THE ARTERY. Complementary, Mixed Media and Jewelry by Schorré Chevalier Oldham's shows yearlong experiment with color. The focus of the show is Project 365, where she created a work of art on a 4x4-inch piece of paper every day of 2023. Plus other pieces & jewelry inspired by her immersion in color. Free

Free
Ongoing

Misuk Goltz: The World We Live In

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. The watercolor paintings of Misuk Goltz convey a world seen through both her travels and daily life that is full of emotional resonance. The World We Live In largely centers on her vignettes from these travels, alongside rural scenes from our region. In her detailed naturalism, she reveals the shared humanity of her subjects she’s sketched. Free

Free

Christina Kent: Day to Night

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Join Christina Kent as she talks about her career transition from economist to artist, including her focus on painting San Francisco cityscapes and figurative subjects.  6p—9p. Free, $10 donation suggested

Free

Artwork of Judi Eppele

Davis Cemetery 820 Pole Line Road, Davis

GALLERY 1885. Judi's current work is inspired by the Ginkgo Tree. 8a—3p. Free

Free

Gina Werfel & Hearne Pardee: Fragments

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Fragments highlights recent paintings, collages, and drawings of Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee. Both have recently retired from teaching at UC Davis, having spent more than 20 years teaching art, in addition to maintaining busy studio practices. Despite the differences between their respective work, they each approach their practice with the intent of layering or fragmenting multiple points of view or perspectives. Free

Free
Recurring

Reading Buddies

Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library 315 East 14th Street, Davis

STEPHENS BRANCH LIBRARY. Come practice with a reading buddy! UCD students Lela & Vanessa are available Mon & Sat afternoons to help improve reading skills. Ages 5-12. Free

Recurring

Afro Brazilian Dance Workshop

International House (I-House) 10 College Pk.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. Featuring instructor Karla Alarcon Avila, this 8-session session class welcomes drop-ins, but enrolling in the full program for a more enriching learning and dance experience. Dress comfortably and dance with sneakers or barefoot. 6p—7:30p. $120 (Drop-in rate: $20)

$120
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