Revolving Window Galleries

Decorative window display

Revolving Window Galleries

Artist Exhibits

June begins the Revolving Window Galleries, where local artists have the opportunity to curate and showcase their works in a storefront’s window display. The Revolving Window Galleries allow guests to experience various types of artwork and see the local talent we have in our city. Stop by today to check out our current exhibits! 

 

About the Artist

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Denae Davis

Denae Davis is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sacramento, CA. Her work in the city over the past 10 years ranges from video installation, mixed media works on canvas and large scale abstract sculpture. Her early works include immersive installation, with digital media essays programmed through tube televisions with respective performative elements. Her current series in progress includes large abstract mixed media on wood and canvas with written word as texture and balance amongst a bright yet stark palette, this emotive work serves as a very therapeutic experience for voyeur and creator.

Instagram: @deconstructedframes

Location: Lower Floor, Storefront in Center Court

On View: June 16 – July 30, 2021

One & All / New Media Installation

One & All combines outdated objects and video to create a whimsical installation that is intended to bring viewers amusement or a breath of surreality for a moment of sensory escape. The film essay that casts onto the monolith sculpture aims to translate the journey inward and back outward that artist Denae Davis experienced during 2020: the Covid-19 global pandemic, and the massive protester turnouts in response to the deaths of Daunte Wright, Rayshard Brooks, Daniel Prude, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Aura Rosser, Botham Jean, and Philando Castile.

 

Art installation made with VHS videos.

"One & All," art installation by Denae Davis.

Location: Lower Floor, Storefront in Center Court

On View: June 16 – July 30, 2021

Boozy Brancusi Jacuzzi / Sculpture + Furniture Design

Boozy Brancusi Jacuzzi is a sculptural singles party reaching into the gooey underbelly of commerce in our day, where human meets product and product becomes human.

Studio Tapa is a sculptural collaboration between Alexander Macdonald and Trent Dean. Together they create objects that inhabit a conversational space informed by their backgrounds in furniture, lighting and interior design. From deep inside the rabbit hole they investigate the utility of objects, the process of the made world and the repetition of collective histories.

Art installation featuring furniture and sculptures.

"Boozy Brancusi Jacuzzi," art installation by Trent Dean .

About the Artist

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Trent Dean

Trent Dean’s work is inspired by the belief that great furniture is rooted in innovative design, excellent craftsmanship and a passion for simple living. His main areas of expertise are furniture design and fabrication, home accents and accessories, as well as custom residential and commercial installations.

Instagram: @trentdean

 

 

About the Artist

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Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher is a visual artist based in Northern California. She received her Bachelors of Art in Art Studio from California State University, Sacramento in 2014. Her creative practice is centered around the development of drawings that are further informed by her installation. Her gestures are
directly connected to the movements found in nature. She facilitates internal environments that further the potential of the external world. Through a process of discovery, she forms continuous lines in the landscape that become patterns of natural formations. Combined with physical
movements, instinct and intuition become visual documentations of her inner life. From the mountains east of Sacramento to the city itself, she is a part of both. Each piece explores feelings
of the unknown in relation to the landscape. The body is an instrument, a tool, a vessel and force.

Instagram: @tessgallagher

Location: Lower Floor, Between Brighton Collectibles and Apple Store 

On View: July 1 – August 30, 2021

Turbulence/ Mixed Media

Everyone carries a magnetic energy, a force of nature. Like magnets, we are connected with the Earth. When our surroundings are unsteady, it moves us. With that movement, energy is created. Waves of energy are gusts of wind your whole body can inhale. Turbulence is created by changes in the wind.

When viewing this installation, the intention for the viewer is to experience these feelings from the outside looking in, to foster the relationships we all have with the world around us.

Photo of an art installation featuring paper.

"Turbulence," art installation by Tess Gallagher.

Location: Lower Floor, Between XK Gifts and See’s Candies

On View: August 1- 31, 2021

Vision Board: Tranquility / Collage + Mixed Media

When times are hard and it’s difficult to imagine anything beyond your current problems, sometimes you just have to close your eyes and start picturing one thing that brings you peace. In one of Jill’s darkest times, she was able to imagine only a single, yellow flower. At first the flower was by itself, surrounded by darkness. She took a deep breath, focused, and allowed herself to think bigger. Before long that simple flower became an entire garden – flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds; a small bench in the middle of all this color with sun shining down on it. Warmth and beauty surrounding her, making her feel safe and hopeful.

Painting of flowers and butterflies

"Vision Board: Tranquility," art installation Jill Allyn Stafford.

About the Artist

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Jill Allyn Stafford

Jill Allyn Stafford is a collage and mixed media artist based out of Sacramento, California. Jill’s experimentation with collage as an art form began as a way to fashion new stories from images she found in magazines and books. Taking them from one environment and throwing them into a new one has allowed Jill to express conflict, love, humor and loss. Jill currently creates work using not only found paper, but also photographs she’s taken, stamps, envelopes, and vintage papers from her family’s estate. She has also found a love in creating depth and multiple textures in each piece, utilizing crushed chalk pastels, tissue paper, newsprint, modeling paste extender, and pumice gel medium among other things. Jill believes strongly that her art should not only be viewed but touched.n’s work is inspired by the belief that great furniture is rooted in innovative design, excellent craftsmanship and a passion for simple living. His main areas of expertise are furniture design and fabrication, home accents and accessories, as well as custom residential and commercial installations.

Instagram: @jillallynstaffordcollage

About the Artist

Jeff Mayry

Jeff is a painter, and to this extent, he uses a variety of tools that are found, made, or bought. The work that Jeff makes is mixed media with collaged pieces of fabric and canvas that float on top of the paint. In other instances the collaged portions are pressed into the paint. As a ritual to get started without feeling the weight of over-thinking or analytical inhibitions, Jeff typically begins his paintings by establishing a pattern. He never really knows what something is going to look like or become when he begins. Because of this, Jeff considers the pattern a metaphorical leg to stand on. He gets his ideas from responding to his paintings. As a result, these patterns are quickly forgotten and left behind.

Instagram: @jeffmayry

Location: Upper Floor, Between Bergman Travel Shop and Kevin Jewelers

On View: August 4 – September 30, 2021

Untitled/ Acrylic

Jeff is drawn towards disarray of all kinds, so much so that during the creation of his work he finds himself simultaneously wallowing and rejoicing in his own confusion. It is in these moments of disarray and confusion that he feels he is able to find new life within his compositions. Jeff considers his imagery to be abstract thoughts. They are ideas that recall or bring back a connection, without developing material form.

All of the paintings in this installation were made at different times. In their original conceptions, each work was made to stand alone as a singular thing. However, when overlapped and combined, each piece becomes a part of an ontological timeline. It is Jeff’s hope that the viewer will look into this work and see their own reflection. Not in a physical sense, but internally, on a  primal level where existence is not concrete.

Multiple colorful paintings

"Untitled," art installation Jeff Mayry.

Location: Lower Floor, Between XK Gifts and See’s Candies

On View: August, 2021

Untitled / Sculpture

Interweaving art, design and research practices allows Dan to investigate material ecologies and applications that bridge communities between un-built and built environments. In 2015, Dan began augmenting greywater systems with irrigation tube sculptures to shift the dialogue in water reuse to broader audiences and to blur borders between art, agriculture, urban and rural.

An abstract sculpture

"Untitled," art installation Dan Tran.

About the Artist

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Dan Tran

Dan Tran is a trained architect, organic farmer and public servant. Dan is drawn to how rural/urban relations shape our climatic, cultural and ecological resilience.  

Instagram: @growetry

About the Artist

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Colleen Craig

Colleen Craig holds a Fine Arts Teaching Credential and a B.A in Fine Arts from CSUS. She has always identified as an artist, living and breathing creativity. Life to her is art. For her there is no other option than to create it fuels her entire being. Colleen has a diverse background in the arts, has taught Industrial Art & Fine arts at the high school level as well as a private art teacher. Colleen has faced much adversity in her life, surviving through homelessness and was kidnapped as a young child. Creating art was her tool to survive and has continued to be a vital part of her life. She wants to be there for other artists who come from challenging backgrounds and foster their creativity to make our world a more vibrant and loving place. 

Instagram: @colleenmcraigart

Location: Lower Floor, Between J.Crew and A|X Armani Exchange

On View: September 1 – September 30, 2021

Our Infinite Heart / Mixed Media, Acrylic, Sculpture

Our Infinite Heart represents the many transitions, stages and phases of our lives we all experience, such as birth, grief, loss, love and our current times of living through the global pandemic, Covid-19. Colleen hopes to inspire viewers of the power each of us holds within ourselves; that ultimately through self love, we not only can survive hard times, but we can grow from these dark times and be a light of love — for ourselves, others and future generations.

This piece is in memory of Alicia Relles (8/22/1976 – 8/9/2021) who is no longer with us, but will continue to live on through Colleen’s art.

Collen Craig's art installation in a window storefront.

"Our Infinite Heart," art installation Colleen Craig.

Location: Lower Floor, Between J.Crew and A|X Armani Exchange

On View: September 1 – September 30, 2021

Media Diet / Plaster, Neon, Lights, Acrylic, Paper

Humans have an overload of media consumption being thrown at them from every angle, nearly 24 hours a day, every single day. While technology of course has its perks, it also has many downfalls. 

This piece is asking you to take a break from the overload of information forced down our throats every day and let your mind wander without being guided.

Melissa Uroff art installation titled, Media Diet.

"Media Diet," art installation Melissa Uroff.

About the Artist

Headshot of artist Melissa Uroff

Melissa Uroff

Melissa Uroff is a California based artist and photographer. As a photographer, she works in alternative, historical and experimental processes including cyanotypes, gum printing, polaroid transfers, hand coloring and traditional darkroom techniques. She has a long love affair with mixing mediums in both 2-D and 3-D work. She often creates installations, works in printmaking, painting, drawing, electronic art, neon tube bending, collage, and assemblage. Melissa has several public art pieces on display throughout CA, which include large-scale murals along with free-standing art pieces. She currently has artwork traveling throughout China in a group show with the GoGoGallery.

Instagram: @melissauroff

About the Artist

Lynn Tobin

 Lynn Tobin is a Sacramento artist who works primarily in acrylics. Lynn is also interested in making comics and using found objects for sculptural work. He draws inspiration from many places, largely animation and comics, Japanese art and design, and folk art.

Instagram: @lynntobin

Location: Lower Floor, Between BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Valliani Jewelers 

 On View: October 1 – October 31, 2021

Untitled / Plywood, Acrylic

Lynn generally does not intend to convey any overt messages with his work. He is mostly interested in synthesizing whatever feelings, ideas, and bits of inspiration he has into some kind of graphic representation. In this way, Lynn’s work is personal but also vague in its meaning, leaving the viewer to relate it to it as they see fit. If Lynn can be sincere in his process and elicit any kind of emotional response from the viewer or facilitate a conversation,  he feels he has succeeded.

Artist Lynn Tobin art display featuring monsters.

"Untitled," art installation Lynn Tobin.

Location: Lower Floor, Between BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Valliani Jewelers

On View: October 1 – October 31, 2021

Tiny Wizards / Illustration, Comic Design & Script Writing

Tiny Wizards is an on-going comic book series written and created by Sacramento-based cartoonist, Eben Burgoon (B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune, Eben07: Covert Custodian) and illustrated by UK-based artist, Dean Beattie.

This exhibit presents the first five pages and the cover of Tiny Wizards and, using the last page of this scene, displays the process of making comics from written word to the art process from pencils to final colors and lettering.

If you enjoyed the comic, you can find the full story so far at www.tiny-wizards.com

Pages from Eben Burgoon's Tiny Wizard comic book.

"Tiny Wizard," art installation Eben Burgoon.

About the Artist

Eben Burgoon

Eben is a comic book author, cartoonist, masking tape wizard, and generally fuzzy and ill-defined character. Coming from a background in short fiction and sketch comedy, Eben’s produced dozens of comic books like the webcomic, Eben07: Covert Custodian and B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune. In 2019, B-Squad was published by the Burbank-based animation studio and production house, Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty, Morel Orel, and HBO’s Animals) to be set-up for development into an animated series. In 2021, Eben is currently debuting on a new comic book series, Tiny Wizards, about a realm of ancient wizards stranded in a California truck-stop town with UK-based artist Dean Beattie. It has even been turned into a beer by the local brewery, New Helvetia Brewing Company.
In addition to writing and comics, Eben’s been active in Sacramento advocating for the use of comics in schools as literature and arts, including partnering with the Crocker Art Museum for annual comic book celebration event “CrockerCon”. 

Instagram: @burgooneytune / @deanbeattie

About the Artist

Jared Konopitski

Jared Konopitski is an artist living and working in Sacramento, California. Jared works in many mediums, however, primarily with acrylic paintings. Jared has worked with many clients such as, Art O Mat, Turning Art, Wide Open Walls and more. In addition, Jared has curated numerous gallery shows and corporate art seminars. In his spare time he enjoys facilitating art workshops, with focus on early art education. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums across the US and Internationally. 

Instagram: @jaredkonopitski

Location: Lower Floor, Between BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and Valliani Jewelers

On View: October 1 – October 31, 2021

Cabinet of Curiosities / Mixed Media, Acrylic

Oddities and Curiosities have been the driving force for Jared’s work since he was a small child. Lifting up a rock in the backyard at five years old to see the weird world underneath full of small critters, sparkling stone specks in the dirt, the roots of plants weaving a chaotic map and so much more, locked in Jared’s love of the strange, weird and morbidly beautiful ever since. Jared brings to you his own cabinet of curiosities filled with the colorful and the strange. The odd and the curious. The whimsy and playful. And he hopes it invites you to take a peek into a world that may be waiting for you to discover, and who knows, this world of wonder may be in your own backyard patiently awaiting your notice.

Cabinet of Curiosities, an art display by artist Jared Konopitski.

"Cabinet of Curiosities," art installation Jared Konopitski.

Location: Lower Floor, Between J.Crew and A|X Armani Exchange

On View: October 15 – November 30, 2021

Thank You, Come Again Soon / Acrylic, Wool Fibers, Paper Mache, Cotton, Paper, Wood

Hall’s  work illustrates her cultural identity through the use of traditional Filipino and American craft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, and quilting. This quilt  entitled, Thank You, Come Again Soon, was made with acrylic and wool fibers, paper mache, cotton, paper, and wood. 

Hall started this quilt after one of her good friends passed away. The middle panel represents reincarnation and illustrates the ways we visit each other in the physical world. The blue and white pots, which are often seen in Hall’s art, are reminiscent of the decorative pots around her childhood home. The pots hold flowers which represent love, understanding, celebration, mourning, and congratulations.

Hall chose this artwork for Arden Fair because she believes it serves as a gentle reminder to practice compassion towards each other. She hopes this quilt expresses her wish for more true love and understanding in the world. 

Art installation by Esther Hall.

"Thank You, Come Again Soon" art installation Esther Marie Hall.

About the Artist

Headshot of artist, Esther Marie Hall.

Esther Marie Hall

Esther Marie Hall is a Filipino American multidisciplinary artist with a primary focus on fiber and textile art based in Sacramento, CA. Her work illustrates her cultural identity through the use of traditional Filipino and American crafting techniques such as weaving, embroidery, and quilting. Esther uses her practice as a connection between a projection of consciousness and our physical world while also highlighting matters within our sociopolitical climate such as mental health, human rights, and environmental conservation. Her fiber and textile work is predominantly done with secondhand and upcycled materials with a means of moving towards a self sustainable practice by growing her own materials. Esther has worked with organizations such as the Latino Center of Art and Culture, Planned Parenthood, and Facebook, has exhibited work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, and has been a part of the Filipino American Artist Directory since 2019.

Instagram: @esther___rehtse

About the Artist

Roxanne Brodeur Young

Roxanne Brodeur Young is an intuitive fiber artist, surface designer, and workshop facilitator. She offers online group workshops on restoring connection to soul and environment through intuition development and California native plants.
Her passion is working with others to encourage poetic connection to and development of relationships with the human and non-human world to ease the transformation process we are collectively going through, and to live a more joyful and richer life. Roxanne works closely with local plants to develop deeper relationships with them to fully appreciate and utilize their energetic and physical medicine. She portrays her personal lessons and messages in her art through color, images and poetry. She harvests local plants from her private garden and community. She creates her clothing and art pieces with natural fibers, plant and procion dyes.

Instagram: @invisiblepractices

Location: Lower Floor, Between J.Crew and A|X Armani Exchange

On View: October 15 – November 30, 2021

The Psyche Will Have Its Way / Textile, Fiber, Plant, Procion Dyes, Embroidery

Young’s inspiration for The Psyche Will Have Its Way came from an art class she took as a teenager. The class started with a grounding meditation and was followed by a drawing exercise which required all the students to make marks on the paper without imagining a final outcome. Throughout the class, the instructor repeated, “the psyche wiIl have its way.” Upon viewing the completed artworks at the end of the class, unintentional images emerged from the drawings which resonated deeply with each of the students. This was the first time Young experienced what she describes as, “the invisible communicating with her.” At that moment she realized the many layers and interpretations art can inspire from each viewer. She hopes this artwork will encourage people to stop and allow their psyches to slowly reveal new and surprising images.

Art display by Roxanne Young.

"The Psyche Will Have Its Way," art installation Roxanne Young.

Location: Lower Floor, Between J.Crew and A|X Armani Exchange

On View: October 15 – December 27, 2021

Perhaps I Survive Because of You, and You Survive Because of Me / Fiber Arts, Textiles, Natural Dye, Film Photography

Cardenas’s installation is an altar to her weaving sisters and to her own incredible journey into becoming an Ilocano weaver. Driven by survival, she started researching and practicing her culture’s plant dying techniques during the pandemic. While both of her grandmothers were weavers, she didn’t learn how to weave from them. She feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to learn more about the symbols and stories of her ancestors through fiber arts. She believes it’s important to keep the weaving traditions alive. 

She chose this artwork for Arden Fair because she thinks it’s important for Filipinos to share their own stories. She is excited to celebrate the Filipino fiber arts and weaving culture and share these traditions with our community.

Art display by artist, Jamie Cardenas.

"Perhaps I Survive Because of You, and You Survive Because of Me," art installation Jamie Cardenas.

About the Artist

Jamie Cardenas

Jamie Cardenas is an interdisciplinary artist, herbalist, and cultural worker located on Unceded Nisenan Territory/Sacramento. She is a first generation Filipinx-American and Ilokana. She is a distiller, natural plant dyer, weaver, potions maker, and film photographer. Daughter of Jaime Galinato Cardenas and Angelita Pesquiza Cardenas – She comes from a line of stewards of the land, of healers, weavers of Abel Iloko and storytellers. She shares her gift of fiber arts, plant medicine and healing from her Grandmother’s ancestral knowledge in the hopes of supporting her community with healing, fortifying and celebrating their skin, and helping them stay in touch with their body, lineage and senses with the magic of plants.

Instagram: @magpiealchemy

About the Artist

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Tess Gallagher

Tess Gallagher is a visual artist based in Northern California. She received her Bachelors of Art in Art Studio from California State University, Sacramento in 2014. Her creative practice is centered around the development of drawings that are further informed by her installation. Her gestures are
directly connected to the movements found in nature. She facilitates internal environments that further the potential of the external world. Through a process of discovery, she forms continuous lines in the landscape that become patterns of natural formations. Combined with physical
movements, instinct and intuition become visual documentations of her inner life. From the mountains east of Sacramento to the city itself, she is a part of both. Each piece explores feelings
of the unknown in relation to the landscape. The body is an instrument, a tool, a vessel and force.

Instagram: @tessgallagher

Location: Lower Floor, Next to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

On View: November 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

On Ice / Mixed Media

Gallagher’s installation, On Ice, follows her ever-present theme of movements found in nature. Inspired by John Berger’s essay, “The White Bird.” “The first necessity of life is shelter.” The cave is a shelter that produces a literal backlit warmth that express both emotional comfort and beauty.

She wants viewers to experience beauty as a feeling that continues despite its obstacles. “Under the fallen boulder of an avalanche a flower grows.” Ice caves and avalanches influence the shape and textures of the varying materials she uses and are meant to invoke a sudden breakthrough of overwhelming feeling.

"On Ice," art installation Tess Gallagher.

Location: Lower Floor, Next to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

On View: November 26 – December 31, 2021

The People and the City / Photographic Exploration

Using storytelling through photographs, Daniel follows the work of Sacramento’s creative community and captures each mural, painting or event as they unfold. 

In Daniel’s display, The People and the City, his photographs depict recognizable spots in Sacramento as well as locals who have impacted him in some way. Daniel hopes to provoke a deeper appreciation, respect and pride in the creatives and educators who, by sharing their spirit, light and gifts, make Sacramento more beautiful.

"The People and the City" art installation Daniel James.

About the Artist

Black and white photo of artist, Daniel James.

Daniel James

Daniel James has had a camera in his hands his whole life. Over the last 10 years, a growing number of friends, family and co-workers asked him to photograph their families and events. Things grew organically and before long, he was contributing to Tube Magazine, MileSplit.com and Street Art Cities, and saw his photos published in several media outlets including: SacTown Magazine, Sac News and Review, Self Magazine, National Public Radio, and several others.

Instagram: danieljamesphotos

About the Artist

Headshot of photographer, Garrett Cotham.

Garrett Cotham

Garrett specializes in travel, landscape, and documentary photography.
Whether trekking across the mountains, deserts, and forests of North America, wandering the winding streets of Europe, or experimenting with a new recipe, he approaches life with an endless curiosity, always looking to learn something new. Garrett loves to travel by foot and document the world around him in photographs. Based in Sacramento, CA, Garrett has wonderful access to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Being an avid hiker, he loves to explore these areas, documenting the changing landscape of each season. When not hiking, he can often be found in the kitchen, testing out new recipes on his wife and friends.

Instagram: @garrettcotham

Location: Lower Floor, Next to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

On View: January 9, 2022 – February 3, 2022

In the Bleak Midwinter / Photographic Exploration

Garrett Cotham has been living in the Land Park region of Sacramento since 2007. Garrett specializes in travel, landscape and documentary photography which often has him trekking across the world. He prefers to visit places in the “off-season” and has a vast love of open spaces with endless views. 

In the Bleak Midwinter, Garrett shares with us some of his winter experiences. Viewing these photographs, one feels a sense of desolation and awe in putting  oneself at the mercy of nature. This display is meant to instill a greater appreciation of the comforts we enjoy every day. Garrett hopes viewers gain a greater perspective on one’s life, work, and things they hope to accomplish before their time in this world is done.