Verge & Friends

Fall 2020

Artist networks are foundational to a region’s creative identity. With over fifty-five emerging and mid-career artists working in our resident studio spaces, Verge’s impact on the Sacramento art community cannot be overstated. This spring, Verge will present a survey of the artwork created by our studio artists in residence — with a twist. Each studio artist has been asked to select a companion piece by another artist to exhibit alongside their own work. The companion artworks have been created by friends, colleagues, collaborators, mentors, or other artists who have supported their own artistic practice. While some of the pairs of artwork show direct correlations between both artists’ creative outputs, the connections between other pairs are more difficult to trace. When all of these pairs of artwork are viewed together, the various ways artists find inspiration and meaning within their artistic community becomes apparent.


Verge resident artists exhibiting:

Caiti Chan 

Jodi Connelly

Amanda Cook 

Elizabeth Corkery 

Mark Emerson 

Gioia Fonda 

Ianna Frisby 

Laurelin Gilmore

Natalie Head

Brooklynn Johnson

Erin Kaczkowski

Lisa Marasso

Linda Miller 

Cherilyn Naughton

Joanne Tepper Saffren

Susan Silvester 

Jennifer Kim Sohn 

Katie Thomas

Daniel Trejo 

Carrie Ziser


Invited artists exhibiting:

Andres Alvares

Cheselyn Amato

Jay Baker

Tom Betthauser

Susan Doyle

Ray Gonzales

Stephanie Mainwaring

Liv Moe

Alwyn O’Brien

Robert Ortbal

Christina Plakovic 

Serena Perrone

Lydia Ricci

Muzi Rowe 

Joanie Turbek

Melissa Uroff 

Sandy Whetstone 

Randy Won

David Wooten 

Rachael Lee Zur 


Illustration by Verge resident artist, Benjamin Della Rosa.