San Marco Gallery

San Marco Gallery offers students professional artistic exposure and serves the local community and the greater Bay Area with exhibits of contemporary Fine Arts produced by professional artists who have distinguished themselves professionally by the production and quality of their work. Our mission is to foster collaboration and support the curriculum of the Art, Art History and Design Department by providing hands-on resources for art students, artists, and the university community.

To receive news and more information about our exhibits and events, contact Sharon Bliss: [email protected]


Gallery Hours and Location

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – midnight
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.– midnight

San Marco Gallery is located in Archbishop Alemany Library

Closed during school holidays. To confirm gallery hours visit:



Through My Eyes:  Visions and Thoughts by Kathryn Servino

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September 26-December 18, 2019

Opening Reception Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 5-7pm


TROVE: selections from the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program


Image Credit: Andrew Junge "Pandora's Box" (2005) found neon signage and vintage toolbox. 12x17x8 in.

November 15th, 2018 - February 9th, 2019

Concurrence: Diane Fine and Mario Laplante


September 25 - November 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3rd, 5-7 pm


Learning from the Land: Matt Garcia and desertArtLab


September 25 - November 8, 2018



Arngunnur Ýr : Witness

Arngunnur Ýr, Aurora, San Marcos Art Gallery, exhibit, Dominican University of California

January 25 - March 16

Leo Bersamina: New Work

Leo Bersamina_new work, San Marcos Art Gallery, Exhibits, Dominican

January 25 - March 16


Roam: Sculptures by Andrea Bacigalupo

Roam: Sculpture by Andrea Bacigalupo
November 13- December 15, 2017

San Quentin Archive Project

Nigel Poor San Quentin Archive Project
November 2 - December 15, 2017


Waters of the Anthropocene, Ceramic Sculptures

Pamela Peck

Pamela Peck, ceramic artist, Waters of Anthropocen, Ceramic exhibit, sculpture, ceramic sculpture.

September 14 - October 27, 2017


Senior Thesis Exhibition 2017

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First Exhibit: March 23-April 13, 2017

Featuring works by: 
Maggie Davila 
Michael Ensign
Jocelyn Moreno
Jasmine Randhawa


Second Exhibit: April 20-May 13, 2017

Featuring works by:  
Alison Andrews
Kayla Mahoney
Andrew McCollum
Kyawt Thin Nyunt

Kim Vanderheiden: The Right to Remain Human

San Marco Gallery Exhibit, Alemany Library Art Exhibits, ​Ex​hibition Dates: Jan 17 - March 18th, 2017, Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 26th, 5 -7 pm

Patricia Montgomery: Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

San Marco Gallery Art Exhibit, Alemany Library, Exhibition Dates: Jan 17 - March 18th, 2017, Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 26th, 5 -7 pm

Exhibition dates:

January 17 - March 18, 2017 

Purposeful Life

 Paintings by Davis Perkins, OPA

November 4 - December 16, 2016

Curated by the Museum Studies class: Maggie Davis, Joshua Ramirez, Maura Valentine-Wilson, and Jasmin Viducic 
paintings by Davis Perkins, OPA, San Marco Gallery Exhibit, Dominican University Art Exhibits 


September 15 through October 28, 2016

displacement exhibit

BA/BFA Art and Design Senior Thesis Exhibition 2016


Featuring works by:

Roaslyn Creer

Matthew Pattillo

Evan Pattillo

Meghan Shelley

Summer's Lease

Watercolors by Lynn Sondag


Mountain Lake, (2015)
Watercolor on Paper, Courtesy of the Artist 

New Work by Pamela Wilson-Ryckman
Untitled, (2015)
Watercolor and Ink on Paper, Courtesy of Anglim Gilbert Gallery  

January 20  – April 9, 2016

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, January 28th, 5:00-7:00pm

Special event: Lynn Sondag and Pamela Wilson-Ryckman in conversation with Foad Satterfield in the San Marco Gallery, For more information contact: [email protected] 


DAVID MAISEL, History's Shadow

November 4, 2015 - January 9, 2016

David Maisel image

David Maisel, History's Shadow GM3, 2010
archival pigment print
Courtesy of Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Jaime Cortez: DiviNation

September 16 - October 31, 2015

Cortez Blood Vessel    

Image: Blood Vessel, 2012
Charcoal on Paper, Courtesy of the Artist 

Misako Inaoka: Wild Wild Life

September 16 - October 31, 2015

Art by Jaime Cortez

Image: Copper Deer
Mixed Media, Courtesy of the Artist and Johansson Projects

Puns and Needles

A new look at a classic women's art form
The work of fiber artist Phyllis Kluger 

June 20  – September 2, 2015

Phyllis Kluger image_final

2015 BA  BFA  Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 23  – May 17, 2015



with perplexity...  Crystal Liu

March 12  – April 18, 2015

Crystal Lui Image (reduced)


Travis Collinson, Jon Chester and Jennie Ottinger

January 22 – March 7, 2015


                 Travis Collinson                                                   Narcolepsy in Pink                        Jon Chester                            3 Artists Photo 1                   Rudy With A Flashlight                   Jennie Ottinger                           3 Artists Photo 2                       Civilizing Rituals 


Foad Satterfield


Heart of the Matter: Solo Exhibition


Presented by: Museum Studies, Dept. of Art, Art History, & Design

November 2 - December 15, 2005

Foad Image


Alice Shaw: Heavy Metal  

September 11th  - October 25th, 2014. 

Alice Shaw Exhibition


Lena Wolff: All for One for All

September 11th  - October 25th, 2014. 



jpeg version of robin's work



jpeg version of susan's print


Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather: TRACT  
Monday, November 11 - Monday, December 17, 2014.


Victor Landweber / Things That Look Like Art

September 5th - October 25th 

Child's Play Kitchen

Senior Thesis 2013

First Exhibit: March 21 - April 9


Jessica McKean

Devan Weber

Josh Miranda

Jessica Milligan


Second Exhibit: April 11 - April 30


Kenyon Anderson

Sabrina Dunbar

Lauren Emenaker

Marie Kneemeyer


Third Exhibit: May 2 - May 19


Marvin Arellano

Lindsey Bright,

Michael DePugh

Alexandra Moran



Kevin Bean

Paintings & Drawings



Senior Thesis Exhibit, Class of 2012

Thesis Show Card

Dominican University Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Exhibit 2012

Gleanings Exhibit, Artwork by Renee Carriere

Past Exhibited Artists

Kate Delos

Betty Roblin

Mike Henderson

Mark Eanes

Joanna Axtmann

Manuel Neri

Juta Salvage

Carol Peel

Ben Hazard

Archana Horsting

Mary Lovelace O' Neal

Lucia Eames

Rupert Garcia

Brian Donahue

Enrique Chagoya

Carole Beadle

James Thornton

Scott Davis III

Dewey Krumpler

Oliver Jackson

Gustavo Rivera

Diana Roby

Squeak Carnwath

Lewis Watts

Patricia Bengtson Jones

Jerry Ross Barrish

Llisa Dementrios

Richard Misrach

Robert Hartman

John Chambers

Ansel Adams

Stephanie Weber

Rod Laursen

James Fowler

Jennie Crouch Stanford

Sr. Adele Rowland

Lynn Sondag

Theopholus Brown

Yuzo Naknano

Raymond Barnhart

Mary Snowden

Edythe Bresnahan