EVENTS AT THE PENCE GALLERY
The Pence Gallery organizes several key events
and festivities for the community throughout the year.
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.
TOUR & TREAT
Thursday, December 10, 12-1 PM (FREE)
Points of View: Abstract Photography by f/8
Last spring, we started a Tour & Treat program to invite business people and general residents into the Gallery during the lunch hour. Director Natalie Nelson will talk for 20 minutes about a current show. Afterwards you are welcome to enjoy your lunch in our conference and a free cookie. No RSVP necessary.
Dec. 10 (f/8 Photography)
Thursday, December 3, 10-11:30 AM
Join us for a special Holiday Tea surrounded by amazing photographs by eight Davis-based photographers. Sample delicious pastries, cookies, fruit and coffee with friends. A tour of the f/8 photography exhibit will follow.
Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to (530) 758-3370 or
The tea is $15 for Pence members/$20 non-members and includes a special holiday discount.
Ceramic artist Marti Schoen will be demonstrating how she sculpts her life-like pomegranates out of clay for her work, currently on display in our Holiday Market. For more on her work, click here >
The Art Auction is an annual event featuring over 120 artworks
in a 2-3 week preview, culminating in a Gala event. Bidding
takes place in silent and live auction forums during the event,
and bidders may sample area cuisine by local restaurants, and
enjoy complementary wine and desserts, as well as live music.
This is a great opportunity to add to your art collection,
or to start one! Artists vary from year to year, but may include
Wayne Thiebaud, Del Almeida, Susan Shelton, Donna Billick,
and Richard Shaw. This exhibit takes place late August to mid-September,
and the event is typically the 3rd Saturday in September.
- Gala Art Auction 2015, Saturday, Sep. 19, 6:30-9:30 PM
- Gala Art Auction 2014, Saturday, Sep. 20, 6:30-9:30 PM
TRASH TO TREASURES
The 2nd Weekend in July
Trash to Treasures is our annual sidewalk sale occuring mid-summer here at the Pence. Drop by to find an assortment of goodies ranging from fine art, posters, frames, furniture, collectables, linens, and vintage items, all donated by the public to help support the Pence. Please stay tuned for more information on this year's Trash to Treasures, coming soon!
For over 25 years, the Pence's Garden Tour has provided the public with the opportunity to view 8-10 beautiful gardens. Centered in the town of Davis, these gardens are chosen for their diversity, overall design, and interesting use of plants. Visitors in the past have enjoyed Japanese gardens, art-filled yards, and xeriscapes filled with native grasses.
This self-guided Tour is a ticketed event, taking place on the 1st Sunday in May. Tickets are sold at the Pence, among other locations, and include access to the gardens, homemade refreshments, and bidding in the silent auction area.