February Exhibition Ben Tuason “Davis Shopscapes”

Ben Tuason introduces his latest works “Davis Shopscapes” at Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) throughout the month of February. A special artist reception will be held Sunday, February 14, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. This exhibition is a collection of well-studied photographs of the evolving cityscape of downtown Davis, California. Ben Tuason has received great recognition for his work including Best of Show, First Place, Architecture Category, and First Place, Black and White category in the 2013 City of Davis Photography Contest.

Having lived in larger metropolises the majority of his life, Ben became drawn to the unpretentious, small-town feel of the Davis downtown. His ongoing photography study reflects the landscape of the evolving city. “It’s changing fast, in just the four or so years that I has lived here, many establishments have gone and new ones have taken their place” Ben commented. This series will serve as documents of a past era and the incredible growth of the dynamic city.

The artist will be selling a presentation of a folio of 8.5” x11” prints of the exhibited work. The fine-art Giclée prints are on acid-free, fiber-based exhibition quality paper, individually custom-printed and signed by the photographer.


While studying architecture, Ben Tuason was heavily influenced by the works of traditional masters of the black-and-white street genre. Coming to America in the mid-80’s, he gave up architecture to write pioneering software for the then-emerging personal computer. Through these careers, photography was always with him—sometimes as leisure pursuit, sometimes as therapy, very often as passion.

The exacting discipline of software programming, together with traditional film photography and processing, helped shape his deliberate and methodical compositional approach while his architectural background fostered a keen appreciation for the built environment and urban-centric photograph.


January Exhibition: Water Colors and Pastels of Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2015-January 30, 2015

Opening Reception: January 10, 2015 1-4:00pm

A native Californian and a Design graduate of The University of California at Davis, Teresa Steinbach-Garcia works in a painterly realistic style to record her world be it landscape, still life or portrait. Inspired by artists as varied as Andrew Wyeth, Michael Reardon and Kim Lordier she combines her background in watercolor with a new interest in pastels to capture the nuance of light and place, and interpret impressions of the man made and nature-made worlds.

Recent exhibits and awards include The Crocker Art Auction 2013 and 2014, the Crocker Kingsley 2015, California Art Club-Beauty of the Seasons at the Pence Gallery 2015 and “Where the Wild Things Are”, 2nd Place and inclusion in the Live Auction.

She regularly teaches watercolor both beginning and studio at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center.
She is a member of the California Watercolor Association, Sacramento Fine Arts Center and W.A.S.H. as well as The Sacramento Chapter of the California Art Club, Pastel Society of the West Coast and American Women Artists.

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