Saturday, June 14, 2014


I am happy to announce that I'll be participating this year in the CAST 2014 Sacramento Open Studios! It isn't until fall, but I want to get the word out for something fun to do in September. Artists across the city are participating. I will open my studio to you and be happy to discuss my techniques. My art will be available for sale. I work in several mediums including: water colors, mixed media, sculpture, collage and digital art. So, mark your calendars for September 20-21, 10-5 p.m. Preview on Friday, September 19th 12-3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PTSD Nation-a show honoring survivors

This is a link to submit art work and poetry for a juried traveling show of survivors of domestic abuse, gun violence, and war. More information on facebook and by contacting:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Reading and Visual Art Presentation at the E.K. McClatchy Library May 28th 6pm-7:30

Click on Pear-Autumn Garden Spirit, water color,
detail, Jennifer O'Neill Pickering
I hope you will join me and writers Sue Owens Wright, Kimberly White, JoAnn Anglin, Tim McHargue and Mike Pickering for a reading of prose and poetry and a presentation of our visual art, May 28th at the E. K. McClatchy Library. All of those in the reading have been published in the Sable and Quill and the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Keep an eye out for more readings featuring Sable and Quill participants at Hot Poetry in the Park (August 18) and at the John Natsoulas Gallery September 18.

Click on the PEAR for an art slide show! OR  scroll down. 

2122 22nd St. Sacramento 95818
Transit stop 21st  V Street Information:

Fish, pen and ink, Mike Pickering
Street Folks, chalk pastel on paper, Jennifer O'Neill Pickering 

Charcoal on paper, JoAnn Anglin 

City Folk, collage, Kimberly White

Light Box,  mixed media, Tim McHargue

Woodpecker, pastel, Sue Owens Wright

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Readings Coming Up In April and May

Folsom Lake College April 23rd, Literature of the Wild, and the Sable and Quill, Ella K. McClatchy Library May 28th

Art by Nora Stalklis

 Literature of the Wild Open MIC
  Wednesday April 23, 2014
  12:00 – 1:30

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering,

Taylor Graham, Tom Goff, 

Nora Staklis, and You!

Student & Community Writers Invited 

to read  their own or favorite or rap poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, 
fiction, or select a favorite “wilderness” writer. 
Win prizes playing the environmental writers trivia game!  

Folsom Lake College Main Campus Peregrine Room (inside the cafeteria) 
916-608-6711, Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway Drive, 

May 28th from 6-7:30 at the Ella K. McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd St., Sacramento, Ca 95818.  What did Sylvia Plath, George Sand, John Dos Passos and D. H. Lawrence have in common besides the fact they were all exceptional writers? Sable & Quill writers invite you to find out. Jennifer Pickering, Jo Ann Anglin, Tim McHargue, Sue Owens Wright, Kimberly White, and Mike Pickering will read selections from their writing featured in the anthology entitled, the Sable & Quill v.1. The Sable and Quill v.1 features writers literary and visual art work. A multi-media presentation of writer’s art work will accompany the reading. The event takes place. Other readings are planned featuring additional contributors to the anthology. The Sable and Quill v.1, funded in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, will be available for purchase at the reading. For                                           more information contact 916-277-2178.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Animal House fundraiser at The Sacramento Fine Arts Center Second Saturday March 8

Animal House fundraiser at Sacramento Fine Arts Center Saturday March 8. I have the water color below in the show to benefit animals!
Mr. Peach
Autumn Spirit Goddess with Fat Cat

Animal House

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sable & Quill:An Art Exhibit and Reading of Writer's Who Are Also, Visual Artists

February 8th from 6-9pm at the Poets’ Gallery, enjoy an eclectic evening of visual art created by writers, who are also visual artists, a reading of their work from the Sable & Quill anthology v.1 and musical guests including master guitarist George Sheldon and Proxy Moon.

Contributors to the Sable and Quill include:Jo Ann Anglin, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Bethanie Humphreys, Ann Privateer, Hal Freeman, Tim Mchargue, Kimberly White, Jeanine Stevens, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering Trina Drotar, Mike Pickering, Sandy Thomas, Suzanne Caruthers, Sue Owens Wright, and Frank Andrick.


Artist Reception 6:00-7pm & music by George Sheldon

Reading 7:00-8pm

Music by Proxy Moon  8:00-9pm


Location: the Sacramento Poetry Center/Poets’ Gallery
1719 25th Street (25th between Q & R).

Contact: 916-240-1897

Show runs through Feb.22, 2014 viewing every Monday night 7-9pm and by appointment see individual artists for details.