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Friday + Saturday: 12-5pm and by appt.

Mercury 20 Artists at Bioneers

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers acts as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other. In addition to all of the exciting events at this years conference, there will also be an exhibition of art of nature. Many great Bay Area artists will be included and we are so delighted to share that three artist members of Mercury 20 Gallery will be exhibiting.

To learn more about Bioneers, or purchase tickets to attend, please visit the conference website

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Tara Esperanza

Tara Esperanza earned a BFA in Painting and graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In addition, she studied plein air painting in Brittany, France. Inspired by the light and landscape, she later moved from MA to NM. She now resides in Oakland California where succulents grow all year long. Tara has exhibited her paintings in galleries throughout the Bay Area, including Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland, Orangeland Gallery in San Francisco, and Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael. As well as Sturt Haaga Gallery in Los Angeles, the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico, and the San Diego Museum of Art. In addition Tara has been interviewed by Gita Joshi of The Curators Salon and Visionary Art Collective. Recently Tara was featured in the 2nd edition of All She Makes Magazine. She is inspired daily by the beauty that surrounds us and she captures images that live on through her art. All of the subjects of her paintings are seen through her eyes in nature. www.taraesperanza.com

Elizabeth Bioneers

Elizabeth Sher

Elizabeth Sher is an artist and filmmaker working in the Bay Area of California where she is the owner of I.V. Studios: Art and Film for the 21st Century. She is Professor Emeritus of Art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, CA where she taught Painting and Media Arts for over 3 decades.

Sher’s drawings, prints, paintings, and artist books have been exhibited at many university art museums and are included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Fine Arts Museum of California, the San Jose Museums of Art, the Oakland Museum of Art, The Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Collection and the United States Embassy Collection. Sher has had solo exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. Her films have been honored at film festivals nationally and internationally and aired on television in the US and abroad. wwww.ivstudios.com

Ruth Tabancay

Ruth Tabancay

Ruth Tabancay’s passion for science led her to study microbiology in college. Following a stint as a hospital laboratory technologist, she went on to medical school. After 11 years in private practice, she left medicine to study art. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley; UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco; and California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally including the Textile Museum, Washington, D. C.; Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco; and World Financial Center, New York City. She is a member of Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland, California. Her work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum. www.ruthtabancay.com