Jen Tough Gallery

We're a brand new Bay Area contemporary gallery and consultancy located in Benicia, California. Programming includes an ambitious exhibition schedule comprised primarily of solo shows in rapid succession and several art fairs. Now located in the heart of an art enclave called the Benicia Arsenal, the gallery is poised to embrace more experimental and challenging work in the years ahead.


Artists: Gina Tuzzi, Jenny Phillips, Julie Brookman, Erin McCluskey Wheeler,  Zoe Cohen, Michael Shemchuk, Mark Eanes, Mark Ashworth, Jerry McLaughlin, Rebecca Crowell, Theresa Stirling, Sara Post, Lisa Pressman, Mimi Chen Ting, Susan Stover, Ridj Johnson, B. Robert, Melissa McGill and Jeff Snell.

Opus  is our invitational artist collective exclusively for art fairs. Learn more here.

Jen Tough, Owner For over 20 years based in Los Angeles, Jen worked as an Art Director for numerous highly recognized companies and people. She was the Art Director for Urban Outfitters, Hollywood Records (Disney), Warner Bros Records, numerous national magazines, comedian Drew Carey, and was a creative consultant for Nike for many years where she orchestrated numerous retail focused campaigns for new product launches. She has won numerous awards for art direction including being named "one to watch" for the 2000's by famed designer David Carson. She has a BFA/honors (focused on mixed media constructions) from The Ohio State University, attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati for foundation, and Parsons School of Design program in West Africa. 

Ridj Johnson, Outreach San Francisco native Ridj is an abstract painter and former technology specialist for Salesforce and HP among others. He has lived in Santa Monica, NYC and now the Bay Area. Ridj focuses on gallery outreach.

Karadan Clark, Exhibition Coordinator has a BFA, has lived all over the US and Italy, and is a practicing painter. She has a hairless cat who is an occasional visitor at the gallery. She focuses on exhibition management and registration.


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