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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

International Figurative Biennale

September 26, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Exhibition Duration: September 26 – November 24 (third floor) Location: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA With figurative paintings from every culture and style imaginable, there is something for everyone at the one-of-a-kind International Figurative Biennale! Don't miss this unforgettable exhibition which only comes once every 2 years. It's the only show of its kind on the West Coast and runs September 26th to November 24th at John Natsoulas Gallery. The show was created to give the opportunity to experience avant-garde, worldwide trends in art…

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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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August 2018

International Figurative Biennale

August 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

  Opening Reception August 25th @ 7 pm The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts presents the International Figurative Biennale, August 15st through September 22th, 2018. The exhibition shows how the figure in contemporary painting is handled, spanning from the Middle East to Asia to Europe to the United States. For the public at large, the opportunity to experience avant-garde, worldwide trends in art outside international arenas such as the Venice Biennale is a rare occurrence. The great writer, Edward…

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Louis Marak Exhibition

August 15, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Opening Reception August 25th @ 7 pm Louis Marak solo exhibition will be the largest collection of celebrated career. Louis Marak is one of the ceramic world's most renowned artists. His exhibition will run from August 15-September 22nd. Louis Marak was born in 1942 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  In 1965 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Crafts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics in 1967 from Alfred…

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July 2018

Bud Gordon Exhibition and Summer Gallery Group Show

July 5, 2018 - August 11, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 13th, 2018 7-9pm Given the long and diverse history of landscape painting it is not surprising that many artists still turn their gaze to the natural beauty of the environment, using mother nature as their muse. As evident in his contemporary landscape painting collection, Bud Gordon has taken cues from the past to create landscape art that is both evidently inspired and highly original. Bud Gordon is largely influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Sacramento…

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