Yellena James, “Radiance” at LeQuiVive Gallery

Using pen, ink, and acrylic, Oregon-based artist Yellena James creates colorful, seemingly recognizable organic landscapes: semblances of coral reefs, tangled seaweed and anemones abstracted into shapes, colors and forms. In this way she fashions an intriguing tension of the familiar and the exotic, the natural and beguiling fantasy. In “Radiance,” her solo show at Oakland’s LeQuiVive Gallery, James’ works on panel […]

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

01.23.2015
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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. […]

Call for Artists: John McNeil Studio — Due: February 6, 2015

01.21.2015
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John McNeil Studio is a West Berkeley studio of writers, designers, and filmmakers who help companies tell compelling stories that build their brands. We want to bring the art of the Bay Area into our workspace. Open to artists of any medium working in the San Francisco Bay Area: $1200 stipend for time and materials […]

Yellena James, “Radiance” at LeQuiVive Gallery

01.19.2015
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Using pen, ink, and acrylic, Oregon-based artist Yellena James creates colorful, seemingly recognizable organic landscapes: semblances of coral reefs, tangled seaweed and anemones abstracted into shapes, colors and forms. In this way she fashions an intriguing tension of the familiar and the exotic, the natural and beguiling fantasy. In “Radiance,” her solo show at Oakland’s LeQuiVive Gallery, James’ works on panel […]

Call for Artists: David Brower Center 2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, Toward Interdependence: (In)Security in the 21st Century — Due: January 12, 2015

12.30.2014
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2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, Toward Interdependence: (In)Security in the 21st Century Entry Deadline: January 12, 2015   “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein, 1930 Americans live in a world where security threats seem to lurk everywhere. Our newsfeeds are rife with stories of dangers from around […]

Arts in Depth: Ryan Hendon and Adam Thorman of LOOP Arts Print Residency

12.11.2014
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Last month, Oakland Art Enthusiast met up with Ryan Hendon and Adam Thorman, co-founders of LOOP Arts. LOOP Arts is a unique residency in West Oakland that provides up to a month of free access to a large format inkjet printer to make prints for a forthcoming exhibition. Before they begin to pour through applications […]

Artist Proof: Masako Miki, “Kokoro no Tabi” Kamiyama Artist in Residence in Japan

11.25.2014
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“Kokoro no Tabi” (A Journey in Between Place) is an installation I created during my Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program in Tokushima Prefecture, a small agricultural town surrounded by mountains of cedar trees, by the river Akui. The piece consists of a 10’ x 18’ drawing and 23 light sculptures and paper objects. The piece […]