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September 2019

Guston Abright & Julie Smiley Exhibition

September 25 - October 26

Opening Reception: September 28th, 7 to 9 pm Guston Abright is an American Postwar & Contemporary artist. Born in San Francisco, CA in 1985, Abright grew up in a Bay Area art studio. He attended Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA for Illustration in 2009. After working as an artist assistant in Brooklyn for several years, he returned to the Bay Area in 2015 to share a studio with his older brother in Oakland. He works in a…

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Beat Generation & Beyond

September 25 - October 26

Beginning in the late '30s in West Coast art, there is an accumulation of events that suggests how readily Surrealism and Dada had been embraced by California artists. An early interest in junk sculpture and assemblage - in the spirit of fun, but executed with a certain elan - also emerged among the Abstract Expressionists... This fascination with things, the discarded junk of post-war consumerism, greatly appealed to them. This collection is the premier Beat movement exhibition in the region.…

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October 2019

Shalene Valenzuela Exhibition

October 30 - November 30

Shalene Valenzuela was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She received a BA in Art Practice at the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. Her work will be on display at the John Natsoulas Gallery from October 30th to November 30th. Join us for the opening reception of this exhibition on November 9th from 7 to 9 pm! Also on display will be works by Wayne Thiebaud. "My…

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Works by Wayne Thiebaud

October 30 - November 30

Join us at the opening reception on November 9thfrom 7 to 9 pm! In conjunction with his 99thbirthday, the John Natsoulas Gallery will feature an exhibition exploring the life and career of Wayne Thiebaud.  Various works on paper, ephemera, photos, and original works of art will be on display for the public. Free admission. All ages welcome.   From his early cartoon drawings to his famous later work, this comprehensive exhibition features pieces from every period of Wayne Thiebaud’s career.…

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December 2019

Ted Fontaine, Philippe Gandiol & Robert Haemmerling

December 4 - December 28

Join us this December to celebrate the work of Ted Fontaine, Phillippe Gandiol and Robert Haemmerling! Each artist is outstanding in their field and brings something unique to the table. With a mix of painting and sculpture, this exhibition truly has something for everyone. The collection runs from December 4th through December 28th, 2019. Ted Fontaine Fontaine has always been interested in the transformed commercial/industrial environment as a means to discover an aesthetic beyond the face value ugliness that a…

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January 2020

Laura Hohlwein and Tony Passarell

January 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
John Natsoulas Gallery,

This exhibition, featuring Laura Hohlwein and Tony Passarell, will run from January 2nd through January 26th. "It is hard to find words for the experience of painting, which, though I love words, speaks eloquently to me entirely without them. I don’t normally begin from or force any narrative or concept onto my work; it proceeds largely as an exploration of color and the formal aspects of composition. Yet, whether or not images or stories reveal themselves, explicitly or implicitly, the work is always,…

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Bark! An Artistic View of Man’s Best Friend

January 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
John Natsoulas Gallery,

The John Natsoulas Gallery has had a long history of working with dog imagery. “Bark!: An Artistic View of Man’s Best Friend” will be our featured group exhibition for the entire month.   Bark! is a tribute to man’s best friend and a tribute of one of the most important artists that celebrated the image of the dog, Roy De Forest.  De Forest’s works are an example of dog art’s ability to connect the overwhelming appreciation for animals with the…

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March 2020

12th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century

March 4, 2020 - April 11, 2020

12th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century Conference John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA CONFERENCE: Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th 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…

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