Artists interested in exhibiting their work can send 5 JPEGS of their art that they would like to exhibit, an artist statement of 100 words or less and a 50 word biography/vitae that lists awards, exhibitions you have been part, galleries where you have exhibited, commissions, your website and or contact information to: Jennifer O’Neill Pickering at: Jenniferartist09@gmail.com. She will try to get back to you within 1 month. Jennifer will not be not be taking a commission on work sold, but asks the artist (if able) to make a 10% donation of the work sold to a charity of their choice.
Some of the past artists exhibited at the gallery include:
Featured Artist – Reneé Marie
My work over the last three years has been about exploring mediums, techniques and themes in 2 and 3-D formats. Since my Army Retirement in 2017, I have dedicated my time toward art and poetry. I gravitate toward social, political and emotional themes (Artivism), with the goal of asking a specific question or conveying a universal message. I am inclined to leave room in the work for viewers to decide what the primary message might be relative to their own experiences.
My theme for this solo show is ‘Random Intentions’. I enjoy a very eclectic appreciation for aesthetics, social justice and quality of life issues. My works convey these interests through mixed-media collage, photography, acrylic painting, found object works and any combination of these mediums.
This 60% of all proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Poetry Center Gallery Operations budget.
Featured Artists – Sable and Quill Artists
About Jennifer O’Neill Pickering-Jennifer works in several mediums including encaustic, mixed media, photography, digital collage and watercolor. She is also a writer. An award wining visual and literary artist. She is the recipient of the The Robert Else Increase Scholarship Fellowship, Award of Excellence California Works, teaching grants and micro grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission for visual art and literary art. She is a pushcart nominee for poetry and recipient of the New Women’s Voices award. Her poem, I am the Creek was selected for the sculpture, Open Circle located in Sacramento, CA. She has exhibited her artwork in many venues include S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, California State University Sacramento, the California History Museum, KQED Public Radio, the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex, SMUD Gallery (SMAC Art in Public Places.)Davis Art Center, the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, the Verge Center for the Arts and the Crocker Art Museum and elsewhere. Her art design was selected for the District 8 Signal Box project in Sacramento and the CADA Signal Wrap Project in downtown Sacramento.
She believes art to be a great empowerment to communities and has facilitated and designed three community-based murals in Northern California with grants from the State of California Health Department, Chalk It Up, and Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association. Jennifer has taught in many settings including St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children, public libraries, public schools, an Cosumnes River College. She regularly donates her art work for fund raisers for nonprofits including Verge Center for the Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, the Effie Yeaw Wildlife Center, the SPCA, and the Sacramento Wild Life Care Association. Her new book of poetry, Fruit Box Castles: Poems from a Peach Rancher’s Daughter is being published by Finishing Line Press in the fall of 2020. For more information: shepaintsandwrites.com .