Victor Cartagena, “Sites/Sights of Intervention” at Richmond Art Center

Installations and artworks by local artist Victor Cartagena on view at Richmond Art Center in “Sites/Sights of Intervention” act almost as the artist’s autobiography. Appropriating imagery which reflect his own experiences and responses to world events to explore broader socio-political issues, Cartagena in many ways surrenders his private experiences and personal, difficult memories to public view to not only provide healing, but […]

Call for Entry: Berkeley Art Center, “Soapbox” 2014 Juried Exhibition — Due: May 30, 2014

04.18.2014
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Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition | June 28 – August 10   All Media | Greater Bay Area  Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 5-8pm  Deadline: Midnight, Friday, May 30, 2014 https://berkeleyart.slideroom.com/#/Login  Guest Jurors :  Boots Riley, artist, activist and Steven Wolf, owner, Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco  Berkeley Art Center is seeking submissions for Soapbox, the 2014 Juried Exhibition. […]

“Carpe Diem” at Loakal Gallery

04.16.2014
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On March 29, 19 artists from Bay Area’s art scene, who come from disparate experiences, careers, and backgrounds and who work in different styles, subject matters, and mediums gathered at Loakal to participate in the second annual “Carpe Diem” group show. Invited artists Brett Amory, Zoltron, Jessica Hess, John Casey, Marcos LaFarga, Jet Martinez, Cannon Dill, Lauren […]

Esther Traugot, “Natural Alchemy” at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

04.15.2014
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Where often large-scale, colorful paintings, grand installations that provide audiences with fully immersive experiences, and an imperative to shock or provoke with subject matter or style pervades artistic practices, Esther Traugot’s “Natural Alchemy” at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary gallery is a refreshing return to the aesthetic sublimity of the commonplace that encourages audiences to stimulate a more intimate connection with the natural […]

Photo Feature: “Close at Hand” Senior Thesis Exhibition at Mills College Art Museum

04.10.2014
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“Close at Hand” at Oakland’s Mills College Art Museum showcases the final artworks created by the 2014 graduating senior class of the college’s Studio Art program: Lora ChauDavis, Vanessa Cisneros, Sarah Depol, Kate Rose, Bridget Shaw, Minna Smith, Bridget Stagnitto, Anna Torres, and Christina Yglesias. Participation in the Senior Thesis Exhibition and the artworks on view are […]

Photo Feature: Third Annual Slapocalypse at Chopsticks Urban Art Space

04.02.2014
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Now in its third year, Oakland’s longest running sticker show, “Slapocalypse” held at Chopsticks Urban Art Space returns this month, celebrating sticker culture from around the world. Organizer and contributing artist Nite Owl has been continually amazed by the breadth of work submitted for this show: “When we held the first Slapocalypse show back in […]

Victor Cartagena, “Sites/Sights of Intervention” at Richmond Art Center

03.28.2014
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Installations and artworks by local artist Victor Cartagena on view at Richmond Art Center in “Sites/Sights of Intervention” act almost as the artist’s autobiography. Appropriating imagery which reflect his own experiences and responses to world events to explore broader socio-political issues, Cartagena in many ways surrenders his private experiences and personal, difficult memories to public view to not only provide healing, but […]