Poets’ Gallery

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso

Welcome to the Poets’ Gallery, where literary and
visual art converge

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering,

The Poets’ Gallery located at the Sacramento Poetry Center has been supporting visual artists with exhibitions for over 40 years. The gallery provides exhibition space of four large walls and track lighting. The art has a large exposure to the public with the numerous poetry events, workshops and other events that are held there. During COVID-19 the Sacramento Poetry Center is closed, but we will continue to support artists in this virtual space. Artists interested in exhibiting their work can contact Jennifer at: Jenniferartist09@gmail.com The Gallery is located at 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Some of the past artists exhibited at the gallery include:

Cassandra Nguyen Musto, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Susan Kelly-Dewitt, D. R. Wagoner, Joseph Finkleman Martin Bowen, Maceo Montoya, Julia Connors, and many others.

Featured Artists – Sable and Quill Artists

Wave, poured acrylic, Heather Judy
Collage, Carole Forest
Collage by Todd BoydCollage, Todd Boyd
Photography, Frank GrahamPhotography, Frank Graham
Collages, Aeisha Jones
Collage, Aeisha JonesCollage, Aiesha Jones
Collage, Sue DalyCollage, Sue Daly
Five Poe’s Crows, encaustic transfer Jennifer O’Neill PickeringFive Poe’s Crows, encaustic transfer, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering
Collage, Aeisha JonesCollage, Aeisha Jones

About Jennifer O’Neill Pickering-Jennifer works in several mediums including encaustic, mixed media, photography, digital collage and watercolor. She is also a writer. An award wining visual and literary artist. She is the recipient of the The Robert Else Increase Scholarship Fellowship, Award of Excellence California Works, teaching grants and micro grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission for visual art and literary art. She is a pushcart nominee for poetry and recipient of the New Women’s Voices award.Her poem, I am the Creek was selected for the sculpture, Open Circle located in Sacramento, CA. She has exhibited her artwork in many venues include S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, California State University Sacramento, the California History Museum, KQED Public Radio, the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex, SMUD Gallery (SMAC Art in Public Places.)Davis Art Center, the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, the Verge Center for the Arts and the Crocker Art Museum and elsewhere. Her art design was selected for the District 8 Signal Box project in Sacramento. She believes art to be a great empowerment to communities and has facilitated and designed three community-based murals in Northern California with grants from the State of California Health Department, Chalk It Up, and Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association. Jennifer has taught in many settings including St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children, public libraries, public schools, an Cosumnes River College. She regularly donates her art work for fund raisers for nonprofits including Verge Center for the Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, the Effie Yeaw Wildlife Center, the SPCA, and the Sacramento Wild Life Care Association. Her new book of poetry, Fruit Box Castles: Poems from a Peach Rancher’s Daughter is being published by Finishing Line Press in the fall of 2020. For more information: shepaintsandwrites.com .

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