The big painting show layers of abstraction by 8 bay area painters Gray Loft Gallery


The big painting show

layers of abstraction by 8 bay area painters

Exhibition Dates: March 8 – May 10, 2013
Kill Date: May 11
Artists’ reception: 2nd Friday, March 8, 6 – 9 pm
2nd Friday reception: April 12, 6 – 9 pm
Closing reception: 2nd Friday, May 10, 6 – 9 pm
Gallery Hours:  Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment
Location: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor, Oakland, CA 94601

The Gray Loft Gallery is pleased to announce the big painting show, with works by eight established Bay Area artists.

Rick Arnitz

Mark Ashworth

Suzy Barnard

Jamie Brunson

Betty Jo Costanzo

Carol Lefkowitz

Simone Simon

June Yokell

The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates the achievements of emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area, in a non-traditional art space.  The mission of the gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model.  The Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in Jingletown, a vibrant arts district.

Weekend events will include wine tastings and artist talks. Check our website for updates.

Jan Watten, founder/director
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94601


Mayor Quan and the City of Oakland want your input!

Mayor Quan and the City of Oakland want your input!


Be a Part of the Conversation: Short Term Strategies, Long

Term Solutions to Oakland ’s Public Safety Problems


The City of Oakland is seeking input from neighbors across the city on public safety priorities to incorporate                   

into a comprehensive crime reduction and suppression strategic plan. These town hall meetings will be

structured as a conversation between Neighbors and City Leaders including Mayor Jean Quan, City

Administrator Deanna J. Santana, City Councilmembers, Police Chief Howard Jordan and members of the

OPD Command Staff.


Wednesday, March 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Oakland City Hall ,

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Hosted by the Community Policing Advisory Board in

coordination with the Measure Y Oversight Committee

Cantonese interpretation provided at this event.


Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

West Oakland Middle School,

991 14th Street


Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Castlemont High School,

8601 MacArthur Boulevard


Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Beebe Memorial Cathedral,

3900 Telegraph Avenue


Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Education Center,

2825 International Boulevard


Spanish interpretation provided at this event.


Every meeting is open to all members of our community, regardless of your neighborhood’s location.

No R.S.V.P. required.

Unable to attend any of the community meetings?


Visit to submit suggestions, ideas and comments on how to improve public safety in Oakland or

email them to


Not sure what Police District you live or work in?


A map of Oakland ’s police districts, beats and Council districts can be reviewed at

To request interpretation services in other languages,

please contact Silvia San Miguel, at least five days prior

to the meeting date, at (510) 238-6448 or


For more information on the Public Safety Community

Meetings, please contact Joe DeVries, Neighborhood

Services Supervisor, at (510) 238-3083 at


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2nd Fridays in Jingletown! March 8 from 6:00 to 9:00

2nd Fridays in Jingletown!

March 8 from 6:00 to 9:00

Participating galleries in Jingletown – a vibrant and historic artist community in Oakland – holding artist receptions during the next 2nd Friday:



Apple and Oranges Gallery, 2934 Ford Street, #21

The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, 4th floor

Peter Dreyfuss Studio Gallery, 2934 Ford Street, #35

Float Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place #116

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor

Please check websites of each venue for gallery hours and participation.

Jingletown is a vibrant arts community nestled in a diverse neighborhood adjacent to the Oakland and Alameda Estuary. Visit the Jingletown for more information about galleries and artists in the community and for directions.

Art on the edge of Oakland