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.

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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:



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

The artwork in this exhibition comes from the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program. Founded in 1990, the program provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center. By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources, and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

Since 1990, over 140 professional artists and 30 college student artists have completed residencies. The studio is located at Recology San Francisco, a 47-acre facility that includes the trash transfer station, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, the Organics Annex, the Public Reuse and Recycling Area ("the dump"), and other recycling areas.

During residencies, artists have scavenging privileges in the Public Reuse and Recycling Area, and 24-hour access to a well-equipped art studio. Artists speak to youth and adult tour groups about their work and their experiences of scavenging which exposes them to the results of hyper-consumerism, easy disposability, planned obsolescence, and our general love of “stuff.” The artists, as well as the public who view their work, often leave the experience with changed views about their relationship to materials and their own consumption practices.

At the conclusion of their residency, Recology hosts a three-day public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program's permanent collection and these pieces continue to be shown in off-site exhibitions that promote recycling and reuse. Exhibition have taken place at the SFO Museum, SF Camerawork, and the Napa Valley Museum, among other venues.

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

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 5–7 pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, November 8

A closing event on 11/8 will feature Dr. Enrique Salmón, speaking in Guzman 112 in conversation with Matt Garica at 2pm. Dr. Salmón, who teaches at Cal State East Bay, is a Rarámuri (Tarahumara), and the author of "Eating the Landscape." He feels indigenous cultural concepts of the natural world are only part of a complex and sophisticated understanding of landscapes and biocultural diversity, and he has dedicated his studies to Ethnobiology, Agroecoclogy, and Ancestral Ecological Knowledge in order to better understand his own and other cultural perceptions of culture, landscapes, and place.



Arngunnur Ýr : Witness

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

January 25 - March 16
Artist's Reception: Saturday 1/27/18, 2:00-4:00 PM

Leo Bersamina: New Work

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

January 25 - March 16
Artist's Reception: Saturday 1/27/18, 2:00-4:00 PM

Past Exhibits:

Roam: Sculptures by Andrea Bacigalupo

Roam: Sculpture by Andrea Bacigalupo
November 13- December 15, 2017
Artist's Reception:   Thursday, November 2-  5:00 - 7:00 PM

San Quentin Archive Project

Nigel Poor San Quentin Archive Project
November 2 - December 15, 2017
Open Reception: Thursday, November 2- 5:00-7:00 PM


 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
Artist's Reception:   Thursday, September 14-  4:00PM - 6:00PM


Senior Thesis Exhibition 2017

larger 2017 senior exhibit image

First Exhibit: March 23-April 13, 2017
Reception:  Thursday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Featuring works by: 
Maggie Davila 
Michael Ensign
Jocelyn Moreno
Jasmine Randhawa


Second Exhibit: April 20-May 13, 2017
Reception:  Thursday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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 
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5:00-7:00

Purposeful Life

 Paintings by Davis Perkins, OPA

November 4 - December 16, 2016
Artist Reception: Friday, November 4, 5:30-8:00
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
Closing Reception: Sunday, October 23rd, 2:00 - 3:30pm

displacement exhibit

These concurrent exhibitions explore themes of displacement–those pushed out from the center of our societies, by forces of violence, economics, racism, or different circumstance. Through these portraits, the humanity of those considered “other” is emphasized. Important contemporary issues such as gentrification, police violence and homelessness are explored.

Victor De La Rosa, Azucena Hernandez, Fred Hoerr, Oree Originol and Joel Daniel Phillips

BA/BFA Art and Design Senior Thesis Exhibition 2016

Reception:  Thursday, April 14-    5:30-6:30pm
Oral Presentations: Thursday, April 14-    7:00pm

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, Monday February 1st, 11:00am-12:00noon.

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DAVID MAISEL, History's Shadow

November 4, 2015 - January 9, 2016

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, November 12,  6:00 - 8:00pm

Artist's presentation: 6:15pm

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
Artists Reception: Saturday, June 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Phyllis Kluger image_final

2015 BA  BFA  Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 23  – May 17, 2015

Artists Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm



with perplexity...  Crystal Liu

March 12  – April 18, 2015

Artist in-gallery talks: Tuesday, March 17, 4:45 - 5:30 pm

Reception for the Artists: Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Crystal Lui Image (reduced)


Travis Collinson, Jon Chester and Jennie Ottinger

January 22 – March 7, 2015

Artist in-gallery talks: Thursday, January 22, 5:00 pm

Reception for the Artists: Thursday, January 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm




                 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

Opening Reception, November 16, 5-7 pm

Foad Image


Alice Shaw: Heavy Metal  

September 11th  - October 25th, 2014. Artist's Reception Thursday, September 11th, 6 - 8 pm. Artist's Talk Monday, September 22nd 4:45 pm.

Alice Shaw Exhibition


Lena Wolff: All for One for All

September 11th  - October 25th, 2014. Artist's Reception Thursday, September 11th, 6 - 8 pm. Artist's Talk Monday, September 22nd 4:45 pm



jpeg version of robin's work



jpeg version of susan's print


 Tuesday, February 4, 2013 11:00 -12:00 pm


 Sunday, March 30, 2013 3:00–5:00 p.m.



Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather: TRACT  
Monday, November 11 - Monday, December 17, 2014.  Artists Talk- Monday, November 11, 6:30-7:30 pm. Opening Reception- Saturday, November 16, 4:00-6:00 pm.


Victor Landweber / Things That Look Like Art

September 5th - October 25th 

Child's Play Kitchen

Senior Thesis 2013

First Exhibit: March 21 - April 9

Reception: Thursday, March 21 from 6 - 8 PM

Jessica McKean

Devan Weber

Josh Miranda

Jessica Milligan


Second Exhibit: April 11 - April 30

Reception: Thursday, April 11 from 6 - 8 PM

Kenyon Anderson

Sabrina Dunbar

Lauren Emenaker

Marie Kneemeyer


Third Exhibit: May 2 - May 19

Reception: Thursday, May 2 from 6 - 8 PM

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