Pence Gallery: Opening of By Hand Exhibit

I attended the opening of By Hand, Extraordinary Fine Craft in California in Davis last Friday. The whole of downtown Davis was buzzing with activity. The restaurants were full, parking lots were packed and so was the gallery. A very refreshing scene in these times.

The large flags, well-lit sign and peek at the crowd inside created a very warm welcome.


And before you step inside there is art to savor.


The china table and small chest made of acrylic by Jeff Snell walked away with the Juror’s Award.

I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this exhibit which featured works of oil, photography, ceramic, metal, wood, acrylic and textile.

Here is the Juror’s statement from the catalogue (click on image for larger view).

Juror Statement

The exhibit filled the two gallery spaces on the ground floor. The two smaller gallery spaces upstairs had additional exhibits and a place for children to get creative while the adults were enjoying the exhibits.




The exhibit will be up through April 4th. If you are in the area, it’s well worth the effort to stop by. For more information see Pence Gallery.

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  1. suzysomething
    suzysomething says:

    The exhibit was lovely, made more so by your (and your grandma’s) quilt. I think the JA should have gone to your quilt or one of the woven panels. I always appreciate art that uses natural fibers and creative textile artists over intricate works such as the acrylic tables, because they don’t have the same kind of warmth.

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