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.

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.

Thank you!


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.


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:

Jose Arena
Trudy Baltz
Ian Bassett
Naomi Bautista
Numan Begovic
Heidi Bekebrede
Joe Bellacera
Paula Bellacera
John Stuart Berger
Gayle BonDurant
Jackie Boutin
Mark Bowles
Randy Brennan
Marie-Therese Brown
Kristine Bybee
Sandy Calhoun
Ann Marie Campbell
Jeffrey Carter
Judy Catambay
Julie Clements
Deatra Cohen
Janet Crittenden
Richard Crozier
Chris Daubert
Roma Devanbu
Sandy Delehanty
Christopher Dewees
Shenny Cruces
Charles Cunningham
Sayako Dairiki
Natasha Dikareva
Deziree Dizon
Jeff Downing
Marsha Elam
Mark Emerson
Linda Erfle
Julia Feld
Karen Fess Uecker
Kurt Fishback
Ted Fontaine
Judith Foosaner
Ianna Frisby
Karen Fulk
  Philippe Gandiol
Daphne Gillen
Laurelin Gilmore
Carol Gravem
Cliff Gravem
Michelle Gregor
Fay Grundvig
Cherie Hacker
Frankie Hansbearry
Shirley Hazlett
Dwight Head
Eileen Hendren
Deborah Hill
Caroline Holder
Hannah Hunter
William Ishmael
Andre Janitzky
Kathy Kearns
Chris Kidd
Joanna Kidd
Mary Neri King
Rachel Kline
Marjan Kluepfel
Stephanie Kocsik
Lorenzo Kristov
Marc Lancet
Malia Landis & Wesley Wright
Doug Lawler
Francoise LeClerc
David Lobenberg
Laville Logan
Emma Luna
Natalie MacKenzie
Jamie Madison
John Marchello
Rene Martucci
Jenna Matsubara
Linda Miller
Malaquias Montoya
Alison Morse
David Nasaster
Tony Natsoulas
Jeff Nebeker
  Cindy Nelson
Terry Ostovar
Hearne Pardee
Susan Phelan
Sara Post
Patricia Prendergast
Michael Radin
Cassandra Reeves
Lisa Reinertson
Rebecca Rippon
Mark Roberts
Alejandro Rubio
Gail Rushmore
Rebecca Ryland
Cindy Searles
Jan Schachter
Sylvia Schaefer
Marsha Schindler
Sonya Schumacher-Peterson
Jan Schnurr
Marti Schoen
Pete Scully
Nancy Selvin
Adele Shaw
Susan Shelton
Barbara Smithson
Marcia Smith
Mel Smothers
Alison Spreadborough
Dawn Wood
Maryann Steinert-Foley
Binuta Sudhakaran
Susan Tonkin Riegel
Jill VanZanten
Bryce Vinokurov
Marti Walker
Gina Werfel
Sandy Whetstone
Beth Winfield
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
John Lescoart.

Thank you!

  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


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.

212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370 | fax 530.758.4670 | Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM - 5 PM | 2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception 6-9 PM (free admission)

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