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July 2019

18th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

July 3 - August 17

Opening Reception - July 20th 2019 7 to 9 pm California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape has been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th century depictions of Yosemite. Bierstadt’s practice of capturing the exceptional, ethereal light of California continues in contemporary landscapes as artists today explore a new sublimity present in the 21st century. Featuring scenes of fertile valleys, sparkling beaches, dense forests, and seemingly boundless deserts, Californian landscapes remain the root of poetic allure for…

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June 2019

Davis Jazz Night

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Natsoulas Gallery,

Location: John Natsoulas Gallery When: June 28th - 7 to 9 pm Admission: Free Join the New Harmony Jazz Band for a night of live jazz amongst the wonderful art at John Natsoulas Gallery

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May 2019

CCACA – Ceramics Conference

May 3 - May 5

Register today! CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents. LIKE CCACA ON FACEBOOK >> Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for…

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March 2019

11th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century

March 6 - April 20

Tickets available here The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference, in its eleventh year, and is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. This year’s conference will feature some of the most talented and well known painters working today. This conference provides a unique opportunity…

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February 2019

Joseph Mariscal

February 6 - March 2

Joseph Mariscal has been a fixture in contemporary California ceramic art for the last 40 years. Mariscal’s ceramic work is figurative in nature, and is derived and inspired by his travels, personal feelings, interactions, reaction and connections to the world and the human condition. Over the years, he has tuned his form and techniques to create a unique style that separates him apart from other California ceramicists. Mariscal’s teaching career began in 1975 at San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton,…

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Avery Palmer

February 6 - March 1

Exhibition Dates: February 6th - March 2nd 2019 Opening Reception: February 9th 2019 - 7 to 9 pm Avery Palmer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and his MFA from San Jose State University. Implying bizarre narratives, Avery Palmer’s sculptures and paintings encourage an engagement of the imagination. Influenced by surrealist painters such as Remedios Varo, his dreamlike combinations of figurative and architectural elements with other objects of ambiguous symbolism suggest stories emerging from the…

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January 2019

Bryan Yerian

January 2 - February 2

Opening Reception: January 5th 2019 7 - 9 pm Exhibition Dates: January 2nd - February 2nd A native of California, Bryan Yerian was born in Santa Ana County and grew up in Yucca Valley, CA. In 1999, he moved to Arcata, CA to attend Humboldt State University, and in 2003 received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts.  That same year he was hired as the Studio Technician for the Humboldt State Sculpture program. In 2005, he was accepted into…

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November 2018

Michelle Gregor

November 28, 2018 - December 29, 2018

Opening Reception: December 1st 2019 7 - 9 pm Exhibition Dates: November 28th - December 29th Michelle Gregor received her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz (Chancellor’s Grant) in 1983 and her MFA from San Francisco State University in 1994 (Outstanding M.F.A. Candidate, Art Department). Considered a leading figure in the second generation of Bay Area Figuration, Gregor is a multifaceted artist who works in clay, bronze, paint and drawing media, handling each medium with a…

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October 2018

Pat Mahony and Julie Smiley Exhibition

October 31, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Opening Reception: November 10th, 7 – 9 p.m. Pat Mahony, long associated with the Sacramento Valley School, creates lush landscapes and poignant still lifes, which reflect years of study of the characteristics of light. As her work has evolved from urban scenes, to river landscapes and then to still lifes, Mahony has maintained an abstracted view of her subject matter while exploring color and drama through the contrast of light and dark. These elements have remained the central focus of…

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September 2018

Boyd Gavin and Sarah Lam

September 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Boyd Gavin and Sarah Lam Exhibition Exhibition Duration: September 26 – October 27 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA Boyd Gavin received his BA from University of Santa Cruz, and his MA from California State University, Sacramento. Gavin paints in a very straightforward manner, with a loose brushstroke and bright palette that lends itself well to painting small, easily recognizable objects such as crayons and marbles. He says “I am drawn to the…

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