Event Schedule

2017 Events at
The Holton Studio Gallery

Note: Events and dates subject to change, especially with events being added. Sign up for our email newsletter list to stay current and receive updates and reminders. Seating is limited in the Gallery.


Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

“Urban Pastorals”: Poetry Reading by Clive Wilmer

We are very honored to announce a visit from this wonderful British poet. Now retired from teaching at Cambridge University, Professor Wilmer is the Master of the Guild of St. George, founded by John Ruskin in 1872.
He will be reading from “Urban Pastorals.” This sequence of prose poems about the England of the poet’s childhood
reflects on ideas of paradise and the ideal society. (Master Wilmer is in town to speak and participate in an all-day symposium taking place the following day, Saturday, Sept. 23, in San Francisco. “How We Live and How We Might Live: Ruskin and Morris in Our Time” will take place at the wonderful Swedenborgian Church on Lyon St at Washington. All are welcome. More information…)


Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.

A book-signing and talk by Pixar Animation Studios artist and author Tia Kratter, who’s The Color of Pixar has just been released by Chronicle Books. Tia’s married to Paul Kratter, and is a co-worker at Pixar with Sharon Calahan, Bill Cone, and Ernesto Nemesio.  Tia will be at the Gallery for a talk and book signing. Having worked for many years as an Art Director at Pixar, Tia will talk about her history and will share discoveries she made while authoring the book. Drop by to enjoy her lively presentation, pick up a signed copy of The Color of Pixar, and gain a whole new appreciation for the magical—and colorful—world of Pixar!


Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Painting Demonstration with Mark Farina


November 4 to December 30, 2017

Beloved California II: Sixteen Painters With a Passion for Place

Our annual all-gallery show of Northern California landscape painting.
Reception for the Artists on Saturday, November 4.

Return to The Gallery…