Artist Proof: Constructing The Sacred, A Conversation with Sound Sculptor Kate Lee Short

Cease is Basement Gallery Oakland’s second exhibition since the artist run space reopened in May. Using wood forms augmented with audio transducers, this site-specific work is engaged in lengthy dialogue with the humming, rumbling industrial neighborhood in which it is located. As gallery director, my curatorial mission is to showcase emerging talent and never before […]

Artist Proof: Constructing The Sacred, A Conversation with Sound Sculptor Kate Lee Short

06.15.2015
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Cease is Basement Gallery Oakland’s second exhibition since the artist run space reopened in May. Using wood forms augmented with audio transducers, this site-specific work is engaged in lengthy dialogue with the humming, rumbling industrial neighborhood in which it is located. As gallery director, my curatorial mission is to showcase emerging talent and never before […]

Call for Applicants: Oakland Museum of California Bay Bridge Steel Program for Creative Reuse in Civic and Public Art Projects

06.03.2015
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Bay Bridge Steel Program for Creative Reuse in Civic and Public Art Projects www.museumca.org/bay-bridge-steel The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), was created in response to significant public interest from Bay Area artists and creative communities in making steel from the bridge available for repurposing and reuse. The program’s […]

Photo Feature: “Terra Incognita,” Mills College 2015 MFA Exhibition

05.27.2015
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“Terra Incognita,” the title of this year’s Mills College’s Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, translates from Latin to mean an unknown or unexplored territory. Certainly this title resonates significantly within the work, career, and creative practices of this year’s graduating artists of the Studio Art Program: Megan Enderschmidt, Jackie Farkas, Sara Kerr, Kevin Keul, Malena Lopez-Maggi, Dani Padgett, Christine Patterson, […]

Samantha Bittman, “Material Data” at Johansson Projects

05.14.2015
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Historically it has been seen that as new materials with propensity for creative use have come to prominence, many designs, motifs and even techniques are transferred from existing, traditional mediums and crafts, creating an intriguing continuity of culture, as well as a furthered examination of arts’ objecthood and its significance. Samantha Bittman’s new series of works in Material Data now […]

Photo Feature: “New Normal Two” at New Normal Brewing in Collaboration with Guerrero Gallery

05.04.2015
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Recent socioeconomic and political issues, and the ensuing changes in the Bay Area have often created schism between the cities of Oakland and San Francisco. It has now seemed to become a great topic of debate where artists reside and exhibit, where they have been forced to move, and the status quo and future of each city’s separate arts […]

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

05.01.2015
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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 […]