Inventory of the Open Ring Galleries Records

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Open Ring Galleries
Title: Open Ring Galleries Records
Date (inclusive): 1975-1982
Extent: 0.8 linear feet
Abstract: Open Ring Galleries, a not for profit corporation for the arts, was established in Sacramento, California in 1975 upon the receipt of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Its purpose was to provide a space for exhibitions for professional artists in a non-competitive, supportive environment. The collection contains exhibition announcements, slides of artists' work, and a run of the newsletter, Inside Art, published by the Open Ring Galleries.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-477
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

Open Ring Galleries, a not for profit corporation for the arts, was established in Sacramento, California in 1975 upon the receipt of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Its purpose was to provide a space for exhibitions for professional artists in a non-competitive, supportive environment. D.R. Wagner founded the Open Ring Galleries and served as director for six years.

Scope and Content

The collection contains exhibition announcements, slides of artists' work, and a run of the newsletter, Inside Art, published by the Open Ring Galleries.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Materials By or About Open Ring Galleries, 2. Correspondence, and 3. Photographic Materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Open Ring Galleries--Archives
Wagner, D. R. (Donald R.), 1943--Correspondence
Alternative spaces (Arts facilities)--California--Sacramento
Art centers--California--Sacramento

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Acquisition Information

Gift of D.R. Wagner in 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Open Ring Galleries Records, D-477, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Materials By or About Open Ring Galleries 1978-1982

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains several publications and articles about Open Ring Galleries. Also included in this series are a gallery floor plan, exhibition announcements, an exhibit catalog for Contents: Objects, Piles, and Boxes, and the Inside Art Newsletter produced by the Open Ring Galleries.
 

Series 2. Correspondence 1978-1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains postcards sent to D.R. Wagner.
 

Series 3. Photographic Materials 1975-1979

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains negatives, contact sheets, photographs and slides of artists' work.