Artist Proof: Ellen Lake, Curator of “Bench Projects,” A North Oakland Public Art Series

I am excited to say “Bench Projects” is officially launched, a new public art platform featuring work by North Oakland artists on bus bench galleries at AC transit stops along Shattuck Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. I conceived of the idea of “Bench Projects” after seeing the same message ADVERTISE HERE www.benchad.com on […]

Call for Artwork: Alameda County Arts Commission Artwork Purchase Program — Due: May 15, 2015

03.12.2015
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Alameda County Arts Commission Artwork Purchase Program, Call for Artwork Application Deadline: May 15, 2015   $100,000 is available to purchase artwork. Open to practicing, professional artists who live, work, or rent/own an artist’s studio in Alameda County. The Alameda County Arts Commission is building a public collection of artwork created by professional Alameda County artists. […]

Call for Applicants: 2015-2016 Kala Fellowship Award — Deadline: May 22, 2015

03.05.2015
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2015-2016 KALA FELLOWSHIP AWARD Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce the thirtieth year of the Fellowship Program. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts […]

Call for Entry: “Bay Area Currents” at ProArts Oakland Gallery — Due: April 16, 2015

03.05.2015
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Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 16, midnight Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 7, 2015 Selections by Christina Linden, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, Oakland Museum of California   Online Artist Registration ABOUT BAY AREA CURRENTS Bay Area Currents offers a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today, selected by a […]

Artist Proof: Ellen Lake, Curator of “Bench Projects,” A North Oakland Public Art Series

02.26.2015
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I am excited to say “Bench Projects” is officially launched, a new public art platform featuring work by North Oakland artists on bus bench galleries at AC transit stops along Shattuck Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. I conceived of the idea of “Bench Projects” after seeing the same message ADVERTISE HERE www.benchad.com on […]

Optimist, “Packrat’s Paradise” at LeQuiVive Gallery

02.21.2015
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Bay Area-based artist, graffiti writer Tim the Optimist has developed his artistic practice in many ways as an outward expression of his observant persona, both regionally and in his travels through Asia. The diverse environments, the experiences they offer and in which he immerses himself, with their rich material culture and political and social climates, are interpreted through the […]

Artist Proof: John Casey, “Happy Accidents” at The Compound Gallery

02.09.2015
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My show, “Happy Accidents” at The Compound Gallery in Oakland is the culmination of a year of color exploration in paint using panels, wood cutouts, and sculptures. This is an epiphany for me, using color at this level. For many years I have primarily made drawings of invented characters using pen and ink, with mostly […]