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

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
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
Gray Loft Gallery

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

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

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.

2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601

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.

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. 


2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601

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