Artist's Statement

Anne Pentland received her bachelor’s degree in studio art from UC Davis in 1987, studying under such noted artists as Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri and Wayne Thiebaud.

She taught art at Calistoga Elementary School for 16 years and is now assistant director at Nimbus arts, a vibrant community art center located in St Helena, CA.


8/12 “Creatures”, group show, ECHO Gallery
2/11 Valley of the Moon Art Exhibit, Cornerstone
8/10 Napa Sonoma Food and Wine Festival, Cornerstone
9/07 Open Studios, Napa County
7/07 Napa County Library
10/06 Open Studios, Napa County
7/06 Napa County Fair
6/06 Art in the Park
5/06 “Circus”, Calistoga Roastery
1/06 Westamerica Bank
10/05 Open Studios, Napa County


9/12 Blackboard Mural, Cindy’s Woodfired Grill, St Helena, CA
9/11 Community Mosaic Sculpture, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
8/11 Blackboard Mural, Brassica Restaurant, St Helena, CA
9/10 Blackboard Drawings, Ovid Winery, St Helena, CA

2/10 - present The Playful Garden, Napa, CA
9/02 - 9/09 Artful Eye, Calistoga, CA, later The Main Element Gallery
10/04 - 07 Jessel Gallery, Napa, CA
9/05 Label Design: “Starfish” Pinot Noir Wine
1998 - 2005 Design Director, Calistoga Education Foundation Auction
10/04 Calistoga Chamber of Commerce Commission:
Decorative Panels for the Jazz and Blues Festival 2004
2000-2003 Mosaic Mural Installation at Calistoga Elementary School
2002 Visuals Chair, Napa Valley Wine Auction
2002 Original Artwork for Napa Valley Wine Auction poster


Best of Show, professional category Napa County Fair 2012 “For the Future”
1st Place, professional category Napa County Fair 2009 “Forty and Counting”
1st Place, professional category Napa County Fair 2006 “Woman Under Umbrella”
Honorable Mention Art in the Park 2006
“Sunflowers with Red” Collection of It’s Yoga Studio 2002
“Cirque du Vin” Collection Robert Pecota Winery 2002

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