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!


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

Please cut and paste the following information to register for this annual event, and email to







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

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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8th Annual Jingletown Winter ArtWalk Announced

Jingletown Arts & Business Community is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Winter Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Many of the studios and galleries will also hold 2nd Friday receptions on December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are indicated with an *.  These events are free and open to the public.

The annual winter open studio event highlights the work of more than 50 artists who live and/or work in the area known as Jingletown, which is situated between the Park and Fruitvale Street bridges bordered by the estuary separating Oakland from the island of Alameda.  There will be food trucks featuring delicious local products and the annual T-Sisters Parade.

Among many notable artists and artistic enterprises, Jingletown is the location of Apples & Oranges Gallery, Gray Loft Gallery, Float Gallery, Norton Factory Studios, The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery as well as studios of many other outstanding artists who are living and working in one of the most established arts districts in the Bay Area.

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

Jingletown Winter Art Walk

Click here for an interactive map

Artwalk Participating Artists and Galleries:

3035 Chapman Street, Unit 3

Hannah Woebkenberg, pantyhose, mixed media

4:20 Gallery, 420 Peterson Street    *

Jill Gibson, sculpture and jewelry

Marek Grychczynski, painting

Susan Laing, felted textiles and jewelry

Grant Marcoux, forged metalwork

Jill McLennan, painting and holiday gifts

Bill Silveira, mixed media

CottonMill Studios, 1091 Calcot Place

Sam Breach, photography #107

Peter DeLucchi, painting #113

Penny Leyton, watercolors and etchings   #107

Wendy McDermott, metal, enamels, jewelry  #107

Swee Oh, Fine Art Photography  #107

The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery  # 416   *

Larissa, fine arts & crafts/multi-disciplinary

Float Gallery, # 116   *

Multiple artists

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor   *

“Multiples of Six”

Susan Brady, mixed media, artist books

Dorie Meister, jewelry

Eben Ostby, photography

Ginny Parsons, mixed media

Susan Tuttle, jewelry and photography

Jan Watten, photography

Ford Street Studios, 2934 Ford Street

Humble Salve Body Care  #37

Lawrence Lesterud, mixed media   #37

Peter Dreyfuss, sculpture and watercolor  #35

Fernando Reyes, painting, printmaking, drawing   #26

Darwin Price,  oil painting and sculpture   #47

Apples and Oranges Gallery, 2934 Ford Street #21   *

Kevin Barry Dever, painting and mixed media

Christopher Ellingson, painting

Judy Chamberlin, painting

Chris Kanyusik, sculpture

CounterPoint Studios, 2934 Ford Street #2

Lisa Levine and Peter Tonningsen, photography

Jingletown Art Studios, 3001 Chapman Street   *

Multiple artists working in a variety of media

Kate Jones, mixed media

Margo Rivera-Weiss, watercolor, printmaking

Jan Stamos, mixed media

Norton Factory Studios, 3094 East 10th Street   *

More than 30 artists working in a variety of media

Waterpark Lofts, 2875 Glascock Street #109

Kathy Cronin, photography

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

About Jingletown: Jingletown acquired its name from Portuguese cannery workers whose earnings would “jingle” in their pockets at the end of the day as they walked home from the factories in the area, signifying prosperity.  As time went on the neighborhood went into disuse, but in the early 1980’s artists realized the potential and converted many of the neglected warehouses into functioning live/work spaces.  It is now a thriving artist community and one of the fastest growing arts districts in the Bay Area.

In a time when our neighborhood has been changing dramatically, the goal of the Jingletown Arts and Business Community is to heighten awareness about the rich and diverse population of working and exhibiting artists and the creative opportunities in the Jingletown Arts District.

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