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Art: History/Science
Letters Home
"Letters Home" explores Nevada’s 160-year history through letters and correspondence written by the people who lived in and traveled to the state. The exhibit is on display now through December 2017 in the Special Collections & University Archives Departme...
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Mon 12/11/17 - Fri 12/22/17
Art: Museum
Arte y Almas: Dia de los Muertos 2017
A journey through life, love and death, Arte y Almas: Día de Los Muertos 2017 (Art & Souls: Day of the Dead 2017) features contemporary installations by artists’ collectives Sonrisa de la Muerte and Lapiztola from Mexico and California artists Lurac and Os...
California Museum
Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Painting
Painted Cork Holiday Gift Cards
Give the Gift of Creativity this Holiday! Purchase a Gift Certificate for that artsy loved one this year at the Painted Cork!
The Painted Cork - Folsom
Folsom, CA

Mon 12/11/17 - Wed 1/31/18 at 12am-12pm
Art: Art Show, Art Talk, Photography
Kurt Fishback: Portraits of Women Artists
November 24, 2017- January 14, 2018 Reception: Dec. 8, 6-9 PM Kurt Fishback has worked tirelessly to document 71 female artists from 2008 onward in California, based on suggestions by contemporary female artists, curators, and collectors. His series i...
Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Mon 12/11/17 - Sun 1/14/18
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Painting, Jewelry/Gems, Photography, Sculpture
December Gallery Exhibitions
The Mendocino Art Center exhibits Rebecca Johnson’s sculpture and paintings in “Light as Blue,” John Hewitt’s paintings from his trips to Greece, Italy Scotland and Ireland in “Art Tours of Europe,” and Dolores M. Clark’s black and white winter photography...
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA

Mon 12/11/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 11am-4pm
Art: Art Show
Christmas at the Shaft Salon
A Holiday gift shopping opportunity featuring the work of Sacramento artist Vernon Peasenell
Shaft Salon
Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 - Mon 1/1/18
Art: Art Show, Museum, Photography
Takin it to the Streets: Pirkle Jones & Robert von Sternberg
Pirkle Jones was a documentary photographer who captured some of California’s most important social movements and events during his photography career spanning six decades. Robert von Sternberg is a contemporary documentary photographer who has lived and w...
Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey, CA

Mon 12/11/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 - Mon 12/18/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/21/17 - Mon 12/25/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/28/17 - Mon 1/1/18 at 11am-5pm
Thu 1/4/18 - Mon 1/8/18 at 11am-5pm
Art: Education, Photography
California Memoirs: The William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection
This exhibit will showcase selected images from the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection, donated to the State Archives in 1996. William and Grace McCarthy, native Californians born in the late 19th century, pursued their passion for both photography ...
California State Archives
Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Tue 12/12/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Art: Painting, Class/Workshop, Food/Tasting
Paint & Sip Art Class
Take a sociable two-hour lesson from some of Sacramento's best artists. Every session focuses on a different style or artist, so come more than once. All supplies are included with the class and at the end you get to take your masterpiece home. No experien...
The Painted Cork - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Fri 12/22/17 at 4pm-6pm
Fri 12/22/17 at 12pm-2pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 12pm-2pm
Sat 12/23/17 at 4pm-6pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery, Gallery, Museum
Sac State exhibit honors Rippon
The far-reaching influence of a renowned artist and former Sacramento State professor is explored in “The Legacy of Ruth Rippon.” The free display features ceramic works by 15 of Rippon’s former students. A special reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m., Th...
California State University, Sacramento (Sac State) – Robert Else Gallery
Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 at 12pm-4pm
Tue 12/12/17 at 12pm-4pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 12pm-4pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 12pm-4pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 12pm-4pm
Art: Painting
Whimsical Storytelling - Art by James Jansen
Artist Reception Dec 5th, 4pm to 6pm. Join us and enjoy the narrative works of James Jansen. Explore vibrant hues depicting scenes in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos and exploring old west history. Exhibit runs Dec 5th through Dec 22nd.
West Sacramento Community Center
West Sacramento, CA

Mon 12/11/17 at 8am-6pm
Tue 12/12/17 at 8am-6pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 8am-6pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 8am-6pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 8am-5pm
Art: Gallery, Museum, Photography
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
Through a display of breathtaking images by San Francisco Bay Area-based photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" addresses the effects of changing weather patterns on a universal symbol of...
California Museum
Sacramento, CA

Tue 12/12/17 at 10am-5pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 10am-5pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show
Celebration of Art Group Art Exhibition
Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the Art of Celebration group art exhibition. Art lovers and artists are welcome to come and gather to view this one of a kind group show. Over 30 artists from Davis and surrounding areas will show their photography, pain...
Gallery 1855 at Davis Cemetery District
Davis, CA

Tue 12/12/17 at 1pm-4pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 1pm-4pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 1pm-4pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 1pm-4pm
Art: Art Show, Design, Gallery
Damon Rich & Jae Shin: Space Brainz – Yerba Buena 3000
Rich and Shin, partners in the design studio Hector, show works from recent experiences with contested architecture and planning projects in North American cities. These stories, involving spiked fences, faulty sidewalks, grassroots riverfront development,...
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Tue 12/12/17 - Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-6pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 11am-6pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 11am-6pm
Thu 12/21/17 at 11am-8pm
Art: Art Show, Art Talk, Installations
Exhibition: Final Words
The Sacramento State Library Gallery presents “Last Words,” a memorial and ode to our final words, by installation artist Julia Couzens. All the quotes are anonymous, with some from famous people, and others from those known only to family and friends. A r...
California State University, Sacramento (Sac State) – Library Gallery
Sacramento, CA

Tue 12/12/17 at 10am-5pm
Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Museum
Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon
Ruth Rippon is both a vanguard and veteran figure in the field of ceramics. The diversity of style, form, technique and subject matter in her work reflect her insatiable curiosity and appetite for experiment. As a practicing artist who spent several decade...
Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento, CA

Tue 12/12/17 - Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-9pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/21/17 at 10am-9pm
Art: Painting
Folsom Family Room: Jellyfish Dance
This class is open to anyone ages 7 and up so please feel free to sign up for this class and enjoy the experience of painting with your child. You may leave the studio to let them paint if you wish, however you must leave all contact information at our fro...
The Painted Cork - Folsom
Folsom, CA

Tue 12/12/17 at 4pm-6pm
Art: Art Show, History/Science
Future of the Past: Mummies & Medicine, The
Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums' mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and c...
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
San Francisco, CA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 9:30am-5:15pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 9:30am-5:15pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 9:30am-5:15pm
Tue 1/2/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 9:30am-5:15pm
Tue 1/9/18 - Sun 1/14/18 at 9:30am-5:15pm
Art: Gallery, Art Show
Holiday Market
The Pence’s annual arts & crafts sale is full of jewelry, scarves, ceramics, holiday items and more, all created by some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople around. Enjoy a 10% discount on all items as a member. Reception November 10, ...
Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 11:30am-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 11:30am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Installations
Innards and Upwards: A San Francisco Wunderkammer
This interactive installation by Bay Area artist Alison Pebworth features a Wunderkammer, or Wonder Cabinet, of the Renaissance, as a point of departure. Pebworth presents a large-scale cabinet of curiosities filled with cultural artifacts and bits of loca...
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Tue 12/12/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 11am-6pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 11am-6pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 11am-6pm
Tue 1/2/18 - Sat 1/6/18 at 11am-6pm
Tue 1/9/18 - Sat 1/13/18 at 11am-6pm

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