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JULY 2018

Minnesota Street Project, 2018 SF Art Book Fair  
The multi-complex contemporary art space, Minnesota Street Project, will be hosting its annual Art Book Fair. This event brings together artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. The fair will run through the weekend of July 20 to 22, with a preview on Friday, July 20 from 6pm to 10pm.

JUNE 2018

Brava! for Women in the Arts, Un Río Dos Riveras 
Brava Theatre is presenting a discussion featuring Guadalupe Rivera Marín, daughter of the Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. Rivera Marín worked as an attorney, advocating for women's rights and will discuss her book titled: Un Río Dos Riveras. She will be sharing her life story along side the revolutionary painter on Father's Day, June 17 at 3pm.

Mission Arts Performance Project, MAPP 
A community based string of happenings, from spoken word to impromptu jamming, is organized every second month within the Mission District. Multiple venues such as galleries, cafés, even a friendly home, generously open their spaces for local creatives and art enthusiasts. The next MAPP is scheduled for June 2 from 10am to 10pm - even longer for those willing.

⬆ San Francisco / Sacramento ⬇


Michael Solomon presents Pop-Up-Art-Exhibit
Former Solomon-Dubnick Gallery owner, Michael Solomon, is surprising Sacramento with an unexpected exhibition featuring works by Jian Wong, Troy Dalton, Melissa Chandon, and John Tarahteeff. The show is being held in the MARRS building on 20th, with an opening reception taking place on November 6 from 6pm to 9pm. 

JUNE 2013

Verge Center for the Arts, Translations
Sacramento's Verge Center for the Arts presents a creative exchange between local artists and Australian student artists from the Verge Gallery at the University of Sydney Union. Verge and USU Verge both have their distinct foundations in 2009 with unique missions of their own, fortuitously prompting a transnational collaboration between these institutions. A panel discussion between Verge and USU Verge will take place via Skype at 7pm on June 6 in their respective locations.  


La Raza Galería Posada, Panteón de Sacramento (Cemetery of Sacramento)
The 3rd Annual ephemeral cemetery will materialize again in Midtown. The Day of the Dead, a syncretic ceremony originating from Mesoamerican and Christian beliefs, is organized by La Raza Galería Posada in efforts to teach and celebrate the traditions of Chicano/a, Latino/a, and Native peoples. The panteón will take place October 27 with a velada to lead into October 28.


Nelson Gallery, Out of Line: A Show of Extended Drawing Practices
This exhibition highlights drawing, one of the foundational forms of a visual artist's practice. In addition, the artists selected here were chosen for pushing the line towards unconventional dimensions. Visitors will have the opportunity to examine drawing not only as the primary form but along impressive supports and proportions. The opening reception takes place on September 27th, at 5:30pm.

JUNE 2012

During the months of May and June more than 80 photographs from from the Casasola Archive spanning 1900-1940 will be on display at the General Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento. The exhibition offers the opportunity to observe a transformative period in the political and cultural history of Mexico through the innovative technology of the time: photography. A reception and presentations in Spanish and English will take place at 6:30pm, June 7th.

MARCH 2012

Dr. Katharine Burnett, New Art from a New China
In conjunction with the exhibition Hanging in the Balance exhibiting the work of ten emerging Chinese artists, Dr. Katherine Burnett a professor at UC Davis will be giving a lecture addressing new art in China. The lecture will take place at 7pm, March 29 at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento.

Judy Chicago at the Crocker Art Museum
Judy Chicago took part in the development of complex artistic discourses brought about by feminist art that surged during the 70s. Chicago's role in challenging the cannon constructed by a male-dominant society has placed her as one of the forerunners of feminist art. The Crocker will be hosting a discussion with Chicago on March 10, at 3:30pm.


Curator Renny Pritikin, Poking at Beehives
The recent exhibition Poking at Beehives curated by Renny Pritikin features the work of Peter Edund, Leslie Shows, and Fred Tomaselli, which focuses on each artist's distinct interpretation of nature. Pritikin will be discussing the show February 16, at 4pm at the Nelson Gallery, Davis.


Richard Notkin at Blue Line Gallery
Notkin is an American ceramicist that utilizes his medium to reinterpret the Yixing teapot technique and monumental murals by way of social criticism. His narratives address human follies and most particular the destructiveness of war. Notkin will give an artist talk at Blue Line Gallery November 3rd at 6pm.


Malaquias Montoya, Voice for the Voiceless
Montoya employs his art in the tradition of the Chicano Art movement to address social injustices and advocate for social change. One of the most respected figures of Chicano Art in Northern California, Montoya will have an artist talk on October 12, 2011 from 7-9pm at the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento.

La Raza Galería Posada, Panteón de Sacramento (Cemetery of Sacramento)
An ephemeral cemetery will soon crop up in Midtown on the eve of Halloween. A syncretic ceremony originating from Mesoamerican and Christian beliefs, the Day of the Dead is now embraced enthusiastically and often misunderstood in the United States. In efforts to teach and celebrate the traditions of Chicano/a, Latino/a, and Native peoples, La Raza Galería Posada will host a month long series of workshops and preparations leading up to the anticipated evening. The panteon will take place October 29 with a velada to lead into October 30.


Comadres Artistas, Más Chisme de la Cultura (More Gossip of the Culture)
The Sacramento based artist collective Comadres Artistas will have a retrospective of their work at the California Museum starting September 10. This dynamic group of five Chicana artists have been cultivating over 20 years a distinct female voice and sensibility through the visual arts.

Malaquias Montoya, Voices of the Voiceless
Montoya is one of the leading figures of the Chicano Art movement in helping establish this distinct artistic identity in Northern California. Addressing issues of the disenfranchised and giving them a voice, Montoya's work will be on view at the Center for Contemporary Art beginning September 20.


Bows & Arrows, Prescription for a Healthy Art Scene
A group show of 25 artists inspired by the writing of Renny Pritikin director of the Nelson Gallery, Davis, gathered to make T-Shirts at the Verge and will be featured at Bows & Arrows. Printikin's Facets of a Healthy Art Scene offers a manifesto that is inspiring local artists in Sacramento to rally its momentum.

Nathan Cordero, Are you destined to become your mother? - panel
An intriguing series of discussions with the artist will involve local art figures: Renny Pritikin director of the Nelson Gallery, Chris Daubert artist and Sac City professor, and Tim Foster editor of Midtown Monthly to take place August 12, 2011 from 5-8pm at the Nelson Gallery, Davis.

JULY 2011

Nathan Cordero, Are you destined to become your mother?
Cordero has a distinct expression for his engaging commentary. He engraves his words onto found objects, primarily made of wood scraps: particle board, door panels, plywood, etc. Along with other objects, Cordero's work will be featured in a solo show at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery beginning July 14.