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 […]

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

02.26.2015
Thumbnail image for 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 […]

Optimist, “Packrat’s Paradise” at LeQuiVive Gallery

02.21.2015
Thumbnail image for Optimist, “Packrat’s Paradise” at LeQuiVive Gallery

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

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 […]

“Tired Hands,” Good Mother Gallery Debut Group Show

02.08.2015
Thumbnail image for “Tired Hands,” Good Mother Gallery Debut Group Show

Good Mother Gallery opened its doors on Friday, January 30 with “Tired Hands,” a group show featuring over fifty artists of very diverse backgrounds and experiences, whose artwork encompass a wide range of approaches, mediums, and styles. This group show introduces Good Mother’s visitors and audiences to the artists and the types of artwork anticipated to be on view in […]

Photo Feature: Jennie Ottinger, “Letter to the Predator” at Johansson Projects

02.03.2015
Thumbnail image for Photo Feature: Jennie Ottinger, “Letter to the Predator” at Johansson Projects

Now on view at Johansson Projects, “Letters to the Predator,” through new paintings and three-dimensional work local artist Jennie Ottinger takes a look at the ambiguous line between nostalgia and nightmare. Her paintings depict scenes wherein the juxtapositions of the raw, animal nature of humanity and its civility, politeness, and pleasantries are at its climax: at the circus where humans […]

Creative Growth: Visiting Artist Proposals for the 2015 — Due: March 2, 2015

01.23.2015
Thumbnail image for Creative Growth: Visiting Artist Proposals for the 2015 — Due: March 2, 2015

Creative Growth is Accepting Visiting Artist Proposals for the 2015 Calendar Year Please submit your proposal by March 2, 2015 Hello, and thanks for considering the Creative Growth Visiting Artist Workshop program. Before submitting a workshop proposal, we request that you schedule a tour of our Oakland studio or attend one of our monthly volunteer tours. […]