The Elephant in the Room
January 20 - February 24, 2018

“Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant…” John Dunne

Across centuries elephants have awed and inspired us. See how they continue to do so through a rich selection of visual art featuring
Brian McDonald, Preston Jackson, Mary Burke
Jonathan Ricci, Bob Krist
Anne Hughes, Fumiko Toda

The Floral Show
March 3 - April 7, 2018

Today the title of this exhibition suggests something so seemingly common and staid that we no longer grasp the amazing transformation of a world that specifically resulted from the evolution of flowering plants. Naturalist scientist and essayist Loren Eiseley brings this appreciation to life in his essay “How Flowers Changed the World.” Visual artists, too, through flourishing creativity, re-energize the words “floral show” as seen through the unexpected universe of Mary Burke, Melissa Jay Craig, Lisa A. Frank, Karina Noel Hean, Anne Hughes, Ted Preuss, Jonathan Ricci, Fumiko Toda, John Vlahakis, Carl Wilen and invited artists Kevin Veara and Phil Ponce.

Solo Exhibitions:
Zoriah Miller and Jacqueline Baerwald
April 14 – May 19

Internationally acclaimed humanitarian photographer Zoriah Miller catches surprising, poignant and thought-provoking views of our ever-shrinking world.

Through her clever sculptural paintings on books, Jacqueline Baerwald places her graphic caricatures and use of titles in compositional situations to question individuals’ roles in shaping society.

May 26 – July 14

is a revolving exhibition of art forms and media representing some of the exciting variety of expressions offered by artists today. This is a time when visual arts stretch in every direction and no singular style or “ism” dominates. Seek out that which inspires, resonates, or challenges.

5th Annual Photography Now
July 21 – September 1

Exploring themes in contemporary photography today through the personal eye of the artist. Using an unusual range of photographic techniques and influences, photographers engage the viewer once again in interpreting ideas of what constitutes “reality.” Gallery artists will join newly invited photographers in exhibiting their latest points of view.

Solo Exhibitions:
Brian McDonald and Fumiko Toda
September 8 – October 6

Brian McDonald builds a complex surface of words and collaged imagery on which he adds drawing and paint to arrive at works provoking layered and amusing interpretations.
Fumiko Toda combines her etching and painting skills along with other fearless uses of materials to share her love of nature and joyful, free-spirited curiosity.

Solo Exhibitions:
Lisa Frank and Beverly Zawitkoski
October 13 – November 10

Lisa Frank’s early adoption of digital photography makes her a forerunner in its widening creative use, through which she continues her experimentation down various avenues.  Her complex process nevertheless takes her to a place filled with poetry and romanticism. At core, her expression is rooted in a deep affinity with nature.
As an artist, Beverly Zawitkoski journeys towards an emotional engagement where seemingly effortless layering of paint and mark making are transformed into humanistic longing, embracing nature itself.

Annual End of Year Gallery and Invited Artists Exhibition
November 17 – January 12, 2019

ZIA Gallery always ends the year with a bang, punctuated by pops of ever-changing visual surprises contributed by represented gallery and invited artists. What will this year’s exhibition hold? Anticipation rises.