Palette Knife Zoom Class

*YouTube video coming soon*

Learn to hold a palette knife to paint a landscape (a different one) with yours truly in the next class via Zoom on either 2/12 from 2-4pm or 2/26 from 6-8pm. Early birds $15 and Same Household Special $12 per person. No experience necessary, really. Sign up at
As always, it’s easier than you think!

Below: “Woodward Park Trail”, acrylic on canvas, 8″x10″ (with the reference photo).

The Future of Vernissage

Dear Art Enthusiasts,

Regretfully, from February 1st, 2021 Vernissage will no longer be able to hold any exhibitions in its South gallery. Despite our creative efforts to stay afloat, this pandemic does not allow to keep it open any longer.
However, Vernissage is still in business and will keep offering classes and displaying local artists’ work in the North gallery.
We want to thank all of you for your support for the past 11 months. The future is uncertain, but we must stay hopeful that the light at the end of the tunnel is near.
Please follow us at for future updates.

Ren Lee’s Artist Talk Part Deux

Click here or on the picture for the link to the event.

Join us for another virtual artist talk with Fresno artist Ren Lee, direct live via our Facebook page this coming Friday 8, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 pm.

The gallery is currently open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm and on Saturday from 9am-4pm. You are also welcome to make appointment by calling (559)202-3488 or emailing
No more than 6 people at a time. Face covering mandatory and social distancing practiced.


I’ve been working with clay since 2005, when I took a class at Sunset Canyon Pottery in Texas for a fun thing to do. Before that, I spent a fair amount of time as a marketing and branding wonk for restaurants and specialty foods. Before that, I worked as a graphic designer. Along the way, I got an MFA in design and a PhD in Advertising, Marketing, Cultural Anthropology and Consumer Psychology. That’s a mouthful of academe and as soon as I finished the ordeal of writing my dissertation I escaped into the relatively more satisfying world of entrepreneurship where I roller coastered through owning an orchard, a packing company and running a specialty crop association for a while. You never know what will lead you to something new and interesting, but I have to admit that everything I ever studied, and everything I ever did is useful and applicable to what I do now: transforming mud into something with presence and attitude.

A New Year Has Begun…


Vernissage is currently open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Following the guidelines of Centers for Disease Control(CDC), thoughtful precautions are put in place to help ensure the safety of all visitors.

Our featured artist is ceramic sculptor Ren Lee. Her show runs through January 29, 2021. More info here:

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to take a class? Sign up anytime here:

Masks are required and social distancing practiced. Thank you for understanding.