2016

22nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden

 
For one month every year, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden's world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical to irreverent, spiritual to functional.
 
 

Thank you to the 2016 Sculpture in the Garden jurors and judges:

Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Bedford Gallery

Kori Johnson, Program Assistant, Press & Promotions, Bedford Gallery

Billie Hopper, RBG Director of Special Projects

Gwenda Joyce, Artist Coach and Agent, former gallery owner in Chicago

Clay Jensen, Associate Professor of Sculpture and of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts

Gail Giffen, RBG Board Member

2016 Participating Sculptors
 
 
2016 Art Walk Participants
 
 
2016 Sculpture in the Garden Events
 

Opening Night Sunset Social

Friday, June 17, 5-8pm 

Please join us for Opening Night! Meet the artists and discover all the wonderful pieces in this years show while you wander the garden on a beautiful Summer evening.

 

Live music: Derek Smith Steel Drum Duo

Food: United Bites food truck

Beer: CaliCraft Brewing Co.

Member Admission $20/General Admission $25

Advance purchase required
Food and drinks sold separately

To speed beverage purchases consider bringing cash.

Paths are not paved so sensible shoes are recommended. Parking for the event is available at Doctor's Park 2021-2121 Ygnacio Valley Rd., which is on the Southeast corner of the Ygnacio Valley Road and Bancroft Rd./Walnut Ave. intersection.


Directions and Parking info here.

 

 

Opening Weekend

Father's Day Weekend and Sculpture in the Garden

June 18 & 19

10am - 4pm each day

Normal admission rates apply

Meet the Artists

Parking on Father's Day is available and encouraged at Doctor's Park 2021-2121 Ygnacio Valley Rd., on the Southeast corner of the Ygnacio Valley Road and Bancroft Rd./Walnut Ave. intersection.

Live Music from 11a - 2p on Father's Day:

11:00 to 11:35am:

Maria Kanaan and Friends

 

11:45am to 12:30pm:

Jack Grady O'Neil & Bill Speckart 

 

12:45 to 1:40pm:

Katy and Dell with John Jordan

 
 
 

Art and Swing Sunset Social

Friday, July 15, 5-8pm 

Come for a visit on the last Friday of Sculpture in the Garden. Enjoy an early evening of live music, food, and locally brewed beer.

 

Live music: Swing Fever

Beer: Morgan Territory Brewing Co.

Food: Classic Catering

Member Admission $20/General Admission $25

Advance purchase required
Food and drinks sold separately

Menu: Buffet style meal $10

Chicken Picatta,  Braised Beef Brisket with Mushroom Demi-glace, Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian option upon request), Roasted Potatoes, Garden Green Salad, Sliced Bakery Breads and Chocolate Chip Brownies.

To speed food and beverage purchases consider bringing cash.


Paths are not paved so sensible shoes are recommended. Parking for the event is available at Doctor's Park 2021-2121 Ygnacio Valley Rd., which is on the Southeast corner of the Ygnacio Valley Road and Bancroft Rd./Walnut Ave. intersection.

Members please call the office to purchase at member price,

925-944-9352.

 

Closing Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17

Catch 'em before they're gone.  The last two days of Sculpture in the Garden until the 2017 show!

Participating Sculptors

Events

2015 Sculpture in the Garden

2014 Sculpture in the Garden

 
Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
 
Sculpture Show Sponsors

The success of our Sculpture Show depends on our generous sponsors. Thank you!

 

Diablo Magazine

Renaissance Club Sport

 

 

 
 
Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation and The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects

 
 
   
The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy