Jen Tough Gallery

This Weekend: Benicia Open Studios + Carol Dalton Reception

Jen Tough Gallery

Benicia Artists Open Studios will take place on Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6

Saturday, 11 am to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Benicia Open Studios is Arts Benicia’s most highly attended annual event with more than 4,000 visitors! Well known for its vibrant artist community, each year scores of artists open the doors of their studio spaces throughout Benicia’s Historic Arsenal District and all over town, providing a unique glimpse into their creative world.

Visitors can ride a SolTrans Shuttle free of charge between the arsenal and downtown and explore artist studios on Jackson and Tyler Streets in the arsenal, see glass blowing, tour galleries and other venues on First Street, speak with artists about their work, watch demonstrations, and purchase original art.


Carol Dalton: Written In The Sand

APRIL 27 - MAY 10, 2018 |  OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 05, 5:00-7:00

Carol is primarily a painter, also working with mixed media, collage, and printmaking.  She starts with collaged and pigmented paintings on board, and scores, scrapes, and abrades, and marks, creating rough textured surfaces.  Washes of pigment are added, distilling the surfaces and infusing them with a powerful and balanced presence.

Recent works are concerned with environmental and communication issues.   Dalton’s sensitivity to her materials and her regard for her subjects, brings depth and authenticity to the pieces.  She inspires non artists and artists alike with a layered beauty and intensity to her work.

Carol studied at the Santa Barbara Art Institute from 1971-1974. She has shown in the Bay Area for many years since moving there after art school, and has work in museum, corporate, and private collections. She maintains an active studio practice in Benicia, California.