Stems and flowers set in encaustic on a panel

Jennifer Anne Bennett, Branch and Brine, 2016; encaustic and mixed-media on panel, 11 x 14 inches; courtesy of the artist

All Natural

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

April 20, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

All Natural

presents the work of seven artists who are working with natural materials or naturally occurring elements to create their finished pieces. Exploring the fringes of photography, sculpture and painting, and intersecting with notions of sustainability, the exhibition highlights ways that each individual extends beyond boundaries to produce provocative and experimental results. With many never before seen works created for All Natural, the selection will take viewers on a journey of the American west from desert to ocean and showcase unorthodox uses of media such as encaustic wax, rock, minerals, precious metals, textile, clay, and other materials sourced from the natural environment.

Artists include SDSU School of Art + Design alumni Stephanie Bedwell and Jennifer Anne Bennett, and scott b. davis, Roman de Salvo, John Oliver Lewis, Jessica McCambly, Meghann Riepenhoff.

All Natural is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors. 



    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Meghann Riepenhoff Lecture, 5:30pm on SDSU Campus, Hepner Hall, Room 221
    • Thursday, April 20, 2017, Opening Reception, 5:00 – 8:00pm with the Artists
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017, Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 – 8:00pm
    • Thursday, June 15, 2017, Downtown at Sundown, 5:00 – 8:00pm

All events are free and open to the public.