Weekender: Visit the 'Candy Store' and Other Diversions

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Candy box that is made of ceramics
Sandra Shannonhouse, Heart Candy Box, 1982. Glazed porcelain, 2 x 12 x 12 in. (5.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm). Fine Arts Collection, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Gift of Ross and Paula Turk. ©Sandra Shannonhouse. (Cleber Bonato/photography).

Art alumni featured in ‘New Flavors: Collected at the Candy Store’ at Manetti Shrem: starts today

On view July 1–Nov. 12, 2021

A new exhibition that recasts a unique chapter of Northern California’s unconventional art history will open July 1 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

“New Flavors: Collected at the Candy Store | Selections from the Manetti Shrem Museum” presents 24 works by 11 artists whose work was first championed by gallerist Adeliza McHugh. From 1962-92, her intimate Candy Store Gallery in Folsom fostered an emerging community and became a beloved, freewheeling social center for artists and collectors alike. 

Developed in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in celebration of the Candy Store’s 60-year anniversary, “New Flavors: Collected at the Candy Store” expands the conventional narrative through centering the lesser-known stories of female artists and artists who identify as Cuban American, Japanese American, Mexican American and Native American.

Water color painting featuring many colors and figures.
Gladys Nilsson, Army Girls, c.1972. Watercolor on paper, 15 3/4 x10 in. (40 x 25.4 cm). Fine Arts Collection, Jan Shrem and Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Gift of Gerald R. Hoepfner. © Gladys Nilsson. (Cleber Bonato/photography).

“The works on view express the whimsical, colorful, humorous and lighthearted nature of the gallery but also explore serious themes of feminism, sexuality, violence and our collective place in the world,” said exhibition curator Jenna Blair and Susie Kantor.

The Candy Store was a regular home base for UC Davis students and professors. The exhibiting group comprises alumni Maija Peeples-Bright (MFA 1965), Pam Scrutton (MFA 1973), Sandra Shannonhouse (BA 1969, MFA 1973), Ann Leda Shapiro (MFA 1971) and Glenn Takai (MFA 1999); teachers Luis Cruz Azaceta (visiting ’80) and George Longfish, professor emeritus of Native American studies; and artists Luis Jimenez, Joan Moment, Gladys Nilsson and Jim Nutt from the area’s greater arts community.

The exhibition runs from July 1 through Nov. 12.

The museum is free and open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but timed tickets are required. To book your ticket, visit manettishrem.org

Read more about the exhibition here.

Feathered bird print

Ongoing Exhibitions

(Print above: Waiting for Spring, 2018. Monotype on paper, 30 x 22 in)

'Feathered Relations' at C. N. Gorman

Marwin Begaye’s exhibit, Feathered Relations, explores sacred Indigenous beliefs around birds and their link to nature. His prints and paintings place a variety of birds in the foreground, depicting them naturally, but also existing on a higher plane. This online exhibition is based on his show that was at the C.N. Gorman Museum when the pandemic forced its closure. 

In the solo exhibition, Marwin Begaye (Diné) includes prints, wood blocks, and multi-media works to create a conceptual homage to birds. For the artist, birds are about our relationships – to nature, to one another, to culture.

Read more about the exhibition here

UC Davis Art Returning Live

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art reopened June 3 with a diverse roster of new exhibitions that will be on view through Nov. 12, 2021. Gallery capacity is limited to keep visitors and staff safe. Visit manettishrem.org to reserve free timed tickets and learn more about the new season.

Free admission at SFMOMA on first Thursdays of every month for Bay Area residents

Bay Area residents can enjoy SFMOMA for free from 4–8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, beginning July 1, and continuing on Aug. 5 and Sept. 2.  Qualifying counties include: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free. Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged: tickets.sfmoma.org 

Tickets will be available two to three weeks in advance. Due to social distancing requirements, some exhibitions have limited capacity and use a waiting list. We suggest checking in early at the exhibition to add your party to the list. 

For more information about First Thursdays, click here

To learn about current exhibitions, click here

Apply for American Rescue Plan grants

The National Endowment for the Arts has released guidelines and application materials for two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is a change from previous emergency funding requirements at the NEA and significantly expands access to federal funds for the arts and culture sector.

The NEA encourages applications from first-time applicants, and will offer workshops, question-and-answer sessions, and other resources for those new to federal funding.

Before applying for Arts Endowment funding, you will need to obtain a DUNS number and register at SAM.gov and grants.gov Registration in SAM.gov and grants.gov can take several weeks, so you should begin the process as soon as possible. Here are resources that can assist you in the registration process.

Local arts agency applications are due July 22, 2021. Nonprofit arts and culture organization applications are due Aug. 12.

Guidelines, application materials, and applicant resources are available at arts.gov/arp-grants.

Coming up

The Tiffany Tour at Crocker

Thursday, July 8, 10 a.m, 11 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Enjoy an intimate guided tour of the art featured in Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection along with other glass art in the Crocker’s collection. This tour is free with museum admission and advance registration is required. This in-person event is limited to groups of 6 or less. The tour is available every Thursday, July 8-29 and every Friday, Aug. 6-27. Register here

New Exhibition at The Barn Gallery

Larger Than Life: Murals in the Making is an upcoming exhibition at The Barn Gallery. The exhibition runs from July 8 through August 19. Visit the opening reception on Thursday, July 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. The exhibition is a collaboration with UC Davis TANA.

Slice Exhibition at The Pence Art Gallery

The Pence’s Slice exhibit will be on view from July 8-Aug. 15. Slice is a juried exhibition showcasing artists residing in California. The exhibit showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art.

Click here for more information. 

Social media of the week

The winners are: The grad caps design contest is always a hit. Here are the winners, as appearing on social media.

Photos of decorated graduation caps with names of those who designed them.
The winning grad caps appeared on twitter and various social media.

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