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October 2017

10th Annual Jazz and Beat Festival

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

10th Annual Davis Jazz and Beat Festival When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 2 pm -9pm. 10th annual Jazz and Beat Festival Headliners at 7:30pm: Bobby Bradford Quartet, featuring Vinny Golia, Tina Raymond Sand David Tranchina. The Year of the Trumpet with Bill Ortiz, Darren Johnston, Hal Forman and more! (Pre-Festival Event) Friday, October 13th, 2017, 6:30 pm – 10pm. Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest with live music by Tony Passarell Trio. The winners will be announced and perform live. October 14th…

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July 2017

New Paintings by Sarah Lam Opening Reception

July 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

16th Annual California Landscape Exhibition Reception

July 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of fine art at the opening reception of the 16th Annual California Landscape Exhibition.

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New Paintings by Sarah Lam

July 6, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Join us at the John Natsoulas Gallery for New Paintings by Sarah Lam. The exhibition will run from July 6th - Aug 26th with an opening reception on July 22nd from 7-9pm.

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16th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

July 6, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Davis, CA, July 6th – August 26, 2017– The John Natsoulas Gallery will host the 16th Annual California Landscape Exhibition with an opening reception to be held at the gallery on Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm. 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…

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June 2017

Esther Shimazu

June 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Esther Shimazu is the granddaughter of Japanese immigrant laborers and was born and raised in suburban Honolulu, Hawaii in a large, close-knit family. She attended public schools and the University of Hawaii/Manoa near her home before transferring to the University of Massachusetts/Amherst to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Art in 1980 and a Master of Fine Art in 1982. Shimazu’s art is influenced by her interest in nature, history, and family. In creating her distinctively charming stoneware pieces, she draws…

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April 2017

The 31st Annual Ceramic Sculptors Exhibition

April 19, 2017 - May 13, 2017
John Natsoulas Gallery,

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the California for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) Conference. The work will be on display from April 19 – May 13, 2017. This exhibition was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between the late Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of the University of California, Davis Art Department and the University of…

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March 2017

Opening Receptions: Marcy Friedman and Julie Smiley

March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Solo Exhibitions:  Julie Smiley and Marcy Friedman   Opening Reception, March 25, 6-9 PM Contact: Nancy Resler, 530-756-3938; art@natsoulas.com     MARCY FRIEDMAN: NEW FIGURATIVE WORKS In her inaugural exhibition at the John Natsoulas Gallery, March 15 – April 15, Marcy Friedman demonstrates her fascination with the figure. Although the paintings feature portraits of Friedman’s friends and colleagues in the art world and of well-known community leaders and politicians in the greater Sacramento region, the paintings concentrate more on the…

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Solo Exhibitions: Marcy Friedman, Gregory Kondos and Julie Smiley

March 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Solo Exhibitions: Marcy Friedman, Gregory Kondos, and Julie Smiley John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA March 15 – April 15 Opening Reception for Marcy Friedman and Julie Smiley, March 25, 6-9 PM Birthday Party celebrating Gregory Kondos’ 94th Birthday, April 1, 6-9 PM Contact: Nancy Resler, 530-756-3938; art@natsoulas.com     GREGORY KONDOS: A VISUAL FEAST OF LANDSCAPE ART Recognized as one of the world's most prominent California landscape artists, Gregory Kondos’ exhibition at the John Natsoulas Gallery, March 15, 2017 through April…

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February 2017

Art of Painting in the 21st Century

February 1, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Art of Painting in the 21st Century brings together contemporary artists from around the world! Exhibition February 1st-March 11th Opening Reception: February 4, 2017 7-9:00pm. CONFERENCE: Saturday, February 25, 2017 CONFERENCE: 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. DEMONSTRATION: 1:00 P.M.-3:00PM Figurative demonstration with Frank Ordaz PANEL DISCUSSION: 3:30 P.M – 4:30 P.M. with Kelly Detweiler, Professor of Art at Santa Clara University, DeWitt Cheng, Stanford Art Spaces curator and Pat Mahony, renowned painter.  

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