Calling all Artists to participate in the 9th Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk


Greetings Jingletown Artists!

It is time to register for the Winter Art Walk!  You are receiving this email because you participated last year. If you are not participating this year, let me know and I will take you off the list.

On that same note, if you know anyone who would like to participate, please share this with them!

Below is information for registration. Please get back to me soon to let me know if you are participating this year.  Jill McLennan, Jan Stamos and I will be working on the event together, and would appreciate early registration.

If you have an image of the neighborhood – a photo, painting or drawing – please send me a jpg!  We are looking for an image for the card.

Any graphic artists who would like to help design the card – please let us know!!

If you need a place to show your work – please let us know right away!

We hope you will join us!  It gets better each year, and I think this one will be fabulous!

Cheers,

Jan, Jill and Jan

Calling all Artists to participate in the 9th Annual

Jingletown Winter Art Walk

 

December 6 – 7, 2014, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk reception, December 14, 6 – 9 (participation is voluntary on 2nd Friday)

 

Cost: $40 per artist, made payable to Jingletown Arts & Business Community (JABC). *

JABC will advertise this event and provide flyers featuring a map of the neighborhood with all participating artists listed by location.

* Note: All artists participating in the Artwalk must be JABC members – unless you are in a large group show (gallery pays a set fee)

Membership is $25 per year and can be included in your registration check. See below.

If you need a space to display your work, please us know.

There are two or three locations that can be used.

Gallery fees and percentage of sales are determined by each individual gallery.

Make checks out to JABC.  Registration breakdown:

Registration for JABC members (showing in your own studio): $40

Registration for renewing JABC members (showing in your own studio): $40 + $25 = $65

Registration for JABC members showing at one of the J-town galleries: $40 + $25 = $65. minimum  (fee to show to be determined by individual gallery)

Registration for renewing JABC members showing at one of the J-town galleries: $40 + $25 + $25 = $90. minimum  (fee to show to be determined by individual gallery)

Deadline for registration is Friday, October 31      

Promotion: Send one or two low res jpgs of your work for promotion, labeled with your name and title to janwatten@gmail.com

Please cut and paste the following information to register for this annual event, and email to janwatten@gmail.com

Name:

Medium:

Address:

Email:

Website:

Phone:

Would you like to volunteer?:

Do you need an alternative space to show your work? *

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Join us for the 2nd Friday Art Walk reception for Los Vecinos (the neighbors) January 10, 6 to 9 pm


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Join us for the
2nd Friday Art Walk
reception for
Los Vecinos
(the neighbors)
January 10, 6 to 9 pm

Participating Artists:
Ruth Boerefijn, installation
Barbara Cushman, collage
Josh Greenberg, mixed media
Leslie Frierman Grunditz, mixed media
Ake Grunditz, mixed media
Susan Moyski, ceramics
Susan Parish, translucent paintings
Tracey Snelling, installation
Amy Sollins, paintings
Styrous, photography
Jan Watten, photography
Tom White, mixed media

GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
510-499-3445
Los Vecinos
featured artists
Ruth Boerefijn, mixed media installation
Barbara Cushman, collage
Josh Greenberg, mixed media
Leslie Frierman Grunditz, mixed media
Ake Grunditz, mixed media sculpture
Susan Moyski, ceramic sculpture
Susan Parish, mixed media
Tracey Snelling, installation
Amy Sollins, drawings
Styrous, photography
Jan Watten, photography
Tom White, mixed media paintings
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
at
Gray Loft Gallery

“Los Vecinos”
2nd Friday Art Walk reception January 10, 6 – 9
show runs through February 1, 2014

“Home”
juried photography exhibit
please click for show prospectus
selected by Ann Jastrab, Gallery Director, Rayko Photo Center, SF
February 14 – March 14, 2014

“Botanicals”
March 29 – May 17, 2014
A group show celebrating all things botanical

About the Gray Loft Gallery…

Founded in 2012, the gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown.  The mission of the gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model. We hope to inspire, engage and celebrate artists in our community and beyond.  We acknowledge the achievements of emerging, mid-career and established artists – with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area, in a non-traditional art space.

We believe that ART is a wonderful vehicle for communication, community building and inspiration.  We want to encourage the appreciation and interest in the arts by presenting work in a non-exclusive, welcoming, professional and fun environment.  We hope to cultivate the belief that art is for everyone, and that art belongs in our community at large, not just in traditional gallery and museum environments.

Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle, referred to us in his Visual Arts Don’t Miss Column as “…A space gaining prominence in the Bay Area…”  Visit us and see what he is talking about.

The Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in the historic artist district Jingletown.

GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601
510-499-3445

Visit our website for more information and our blog for photos of past events and directions.

Contact us if you have questions, or would like more information about the gallery, our shows or to make an appoinment to visit the gallery.

The Gallery is available for events and curated shows. Please contact us if you have a show in mind that you would like to hold in our space.

ACCEPTING PROPOSALS
The Gray Loft Gallery is accepting proposals for curated shows. If you are interested in our prospectus, please email us for information about having your show in our gallery in 2014.

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Altered Books Workshop at Gray Loft Gallery


Altered Books Workshop
Taught by 
Laurie Wagner and Stephanie Williamson

Saturday, June 29
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

$130 per person

Workshop location:
Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland 

Registration is still open for this workshop.
Please contact us soon if you are interested, as the workshop is filling up.
Please email Laurie Wagner or the gallery to register. Pay by check or PayPal.
 
Learn how to make beautiful artist books by veteran bookmakers Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner, who are passionate about bookmaking and have collaborated on numerous bookmaking workshops in the past.
 
Using actual books – flea market finds, cast-offs from used bookstores or children’s dictionaries from the 1940’s, vintage text books, an outdated atlas, old novels or how-to books. The books are the bones of the fabulous works of art we will create using collage, photos, paint, stencils, and assemblage, among many other techniques. We will incorporate some of the existing text or illustrations in our found books and add our own words and images to create gorgeous, mind blowing pieces.
 
You do not have to be an artist to create an altered book, although many artists working in different media find it a wonderful way to experiment with new materials and jump-start their inspiration. You just need to be someone who loves color, loves the shape of books, and loves getting messy with new art materials.
 
You will learn several specific techniques such as torn window collage….tags and envelopes…accordion  books within the book, …woven paper, niches and wells, stamping and stencils.  We will have lots of supplies to create and play. 
 
By the end of the day you will leave with a gorgeous altered book that you can take home to continue building on to create a finished project.

More information about the workshop and a materials list will be emailed to you upon request and/or registration.

Class size is limited. Please register soon to participate in this creative and fun workshop with these two dynamic instructors.
 

About the instructors:

Stephanie Williamson
 
Stephanie is a Bay Area fine art photographer, artist and writer.  She has been creating handmade books for many years. Stephanie has taught at the ASUC Art Studio at UC Berkeley, College of Marin, the Randall Museum and Walnut Creek Art Center. She is an instructor in the Photography Department at City College of San Francisco where she has been teaching since 1996.
 
Laurie Wagner
 
Laurie is a published author, titles include Living Happily Ever After: Couples Talk about Long Term Love and Expectations: Women Talk about Becoming a Mother, as well as Holding the Dream — The Art of Marlene Louchheim.  She has been trained as a Professional Co-Active Coach at The Coaches Training Institute, a program for life, business and creativity coaches.  Laurie has written essays on life, kids and writing which have appeared in Salon, Glamour, Parenting, Brain Child, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the East Bay Express. 
 

 

GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601
510-499-3445

 
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