Jen Tough Gallery

Sunday Artist Talk: Michael Shemchuk

Jen Tough Hemsley

Don't miss this Sunday's artist talk with Michael Shemchuk (Shem)! This Sunday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00. Casual meet and greet with the artist along with Q&A. Michael Shemchuk (Shem) is an artist based in the Bay Area of California. Shem is known for his large abstract, mixed media collage works, where he "mines" for hidden textures, colors and visual remnants through layers of paper, paint and found media, revealing spellbinding compositions with formal attributes. His work is reminiscent of both urban decay and discarded periodicals and advertising, where he finds the often overlooked beauty within.

Summer Sundays at the Gallery: Artist Talks

Jen Tough Hemsley

Join us this Sunday, July 23, 5:00 - 7:00 for 'Earthly Evidence' artists Carol Dalton and Mark Eanes as they discuss their work in a casual meet-and-greet format. Light refreshments served.

On Sunday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00, Artist Michael Shemchuk will discuss his work and creative process in a meet-and-greet style talk in the gallery. Light refreshments served.

Don't Miss It! This Friday, July 14 5:00 - 9:00 during Art Walk!

Jen Tough Hemsley

Join us Friday, July 14, 5:00 - 9:00 for TWO openings and the grand opening of our new Inner Gallery space! It will be Vallejo's Art Walk, and this month Georgia Street will be closed to accommodate food trucks, artist tables and music! Parking should be plentiful on nearby side streets and city lots.

OUTER GALLERY: "Earthly Evidence", a small group invitational with artists Carol Dalton, Mark Eanes and Michael Shemchuk, running through Sunday, August 6.

INNER GALLERY: "The Little Things: Small Art 6" and Under" Artists include: Karen Gallagher Iverson, Jeffrey Tover, Carol Dalton, Rick Weyrich, Suzanne Long, Eileen P Goldenberg, Ridj Johnson, Irene Nelson, Sara Post, Lisa Kairos, Mira M White, Susan Stover, Chuck Potter, Diane Williams, Melissa Mohammadi, Hector Badillo, CJ Trujillo Justin Preyer, Adam Cochran, and more!


Upcoming Art Fairs

Jen Tough Hemsley

Happy to announce the gallery will be exhibiting at two upcoming art fairs! Art San Diego Sept 29-Oct 01, and Art Expo Contemporary in Las Vegas (during Winter Market) Jan 27-31. Come visit!

First Show in New Inner Gallery Space - 'The Little Things'

Jen Tough Hemsley

Join us for the opening reception July 14, 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk! The first show in our new "inner gallery" space, The Little Things: Art 6" and Under will be on view July 14 - September 3. This is a group invitational and artists include Karen Gallagher Iverson, Jeffrey Tover, Carol Dalton, Eileen Goldenberg, Ridj Johnson, Sara Post, Mira M White, Lisa Kairos, Chuck Potter, Diane Williams, Melissa Mohammadi and more.

New Gallery Space Opening!

Jen Tough Hemsley

Super excited to announce we're opening an "inner gallery" in our gorgeous Victorian-era building which will be an amazing second space for showing outstanding contemporary art. Our first show will be a group invitational 'The Little Things: Works 6" and Smaller" opening July 14, and the second show is a site-specific installation by artist Jeff Snell in conjunction with the Visions of the Wild Festival opening September 8. Openings will be held on the same night as the front gallery, 2nd Fridays from 5:00 - 9:00.

'Women in the Abstract' show opens Friday, June 9

Jen Tough Hemsley

I'm so excited about our next show! Women in the Abstract features (female, of course) abstract painters working in varying mediums in primarily expressionistic abstraction. Artists include: Melissa Mohammadi, Diane Williams, Sara Post, Joyce Conlon, Rebecca Crowell, Theresa Stirling, Lisa Pressman, Zoe Cohen, Suzanne Jacquot, Irene Nelson and Pamela Caughey. On view June 09 - July 09.

Opening reception: Friday, June 9, 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk. Don't miss it!

Classes and Workshops

Jen Tough Hemsley

Learn from Gallery Artists

Jerry McLaughlin teaches a cold wax workshop

Several gallery artists have workshops and classes coming up in the next year and into 2018. If interested, sign up quickly as they fill up almost as soon as they are announced. Many gallery artists offer private instruction, please see the artist's website for details.

Jerry McLaughlin

October 20-23 Cold Wax Workshop, Berkeley, CA

October 26-29 Cold Wax Workshop, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sign up and get additional info at Jerry's website

Rebecca Crowell

Waiting list only. Please see Rebeccas' website to sign up.

Susan Stover

July 10 - 14, 2017 Exploring materiality: Fiber and encaustic intensive, Graton, CA

September 8 and 9, 2017, Intro to Painting with Encaustic 2-day workshop, Graton, CA

October 16-20, Concept, passion, materiality and craft with Susan Stover and Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Graton, CA

Sign up and get additional info at Susan's website

Suzanne Jacquot

July 18-20, Get Bold, Brave and Wild! Paint Big! Abstract Art Workshop, Santa Rosa, CA

September 15, 16 and 17, 2017, Express Your Wild Creativity: Cut Loose, Get Wild! Abstract Art Workshop, Santa Fe, NM (Taught by Julie Schumer and Suzanne Jacquot)

June 03, Ignite Your Wild Creativity Through Mark Making, Abstract Workshop, Marin, CA

For more info and registration, go to Suzanne's website

Jeff Snell

Saturday June 24, Sunday June 25: Explore Abstract Compositions
2 single day classes

Sign up here or visit Jeff's website to learn more about him

Lisa Pressman

Find out more about Lisa's workshops here

Sara Post

Find out more about Sara's classes here