Jen Tough Gallery

We're a contemporary gallery and art consultancy in the Bay Area of California in the historic Benicia Arsenal. Gallery programming includes an ambitious exhibition schedule comprised primarily of solo shows of emerging and mid-career artists in rapid succession, design trade shows and numerous art fairs. 

We work with individuals to build private collections or source one piece for both decor or investment purposes, and with the trade to find art solutions for residential and commercial design projects. We source art from our own roster of artists and from a vast network of artists and creatives. 

We offer original work, commissioned art created to specification and reproduced work customized in scale or installation. Jen Tough's history in experiential retail art direction for brands such as Nike and Urban Outfitters brings a deep knowledge of various printing methods and creative installation solutions. We can oversee a variety of new printing techniques to reproduce sourced art on a variety of substrates such as metal, plastic and wood, and in a vast array of sizes that can solve any design challenge.

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

Jen Tough, Owner For over 20 years based primarily in Los Angeles, Jen worked as an Art Director for numerous highly recognized companies and people. She was the Art Director for Warner Bros Records, Urban Outfitters, Hollywood Records (Disney), numerous national magazines (Bleach, Bikini/Raygun Publishing), 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 in Metropolis magazine and Communication Arts Design Annual. She has a BFA/honors from Ohio State University, attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati for fine art 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.