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


2nd Annual Love Show: Artists’ Reception: 2nd Friday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm


February 8 – 23, 2013


Artists’ Reception: 2nd Friday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm

2nd Friday Oakland and Alameda Estuary Art Happenings

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Saturday, February 9, 3 – 5 pm  Rock Wall Wine Company wine tasting


Gallery Hours:  Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment


The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with the 2nd Annual Love Show, which will feature artwork by more than 25 artists.


On display will be photographs, paintings, collage, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and handmade cards – which reflect love, passion, lust, hope, romance, broken hearts, unrequited love, true love, and hearts in many shapes and forms.  This is not a Hallmark Valentine show, but rather a visual dialogue about love in its many incarnations and interpretations that reflect a diverse theme of love.


If you want to avoid the crowds at the 2nd Friday artists reception, join us on Saturday, February 9, when Rock Wall Wine Company will be having a wine tasting of their current releases from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Join us for a delightful afternoon of art and wine in Jingletown.

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Celebrate our first anniversary with us!

Mariah Carle Exhibiting “Life Within Eyes” At Malonga Arts Annex March 8th

Oakland boudoir photographer Mariah Carle  of  Bay Area Boudoir will be in a portrait exhibit in April 1012.
March 8th 7-8:30 pm
1428 Alice Street, off 14Th street.

Oakland CA

“Life Within Eyes” exudes insightful interpretations of living beings of various species from any where they were encountered. The exhibit includes Pets and People. The 2 Dimensional Fine Art Portrait Exhibit reflects various nuances of contemplation. Who doesn’t wonder when particularly looking at the interesting face of an animal, what the being is thinking.

The public is welcome to share their thoughts about the Artworks mounted within the wheelchair accessible Beaux Arts Historic building that is the home of The Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts.

This City of Oakland, Office of Parks and Recreation
Performance Center is located at 1428 Alice Street, off 14Th street.

Oakland Portrait exhibit

Oakland Boudoir Photographer Mariah Carle

“Life Within Eyes” scheduled for Mon. March 5 – Thu. April 12, 2012, is the latest exhibit since the 2007 inception of professional local Artists’ presenting their Art in the Malonga Arts Annex. Classes, workshops and events are offered quarterly. View further details on the City of Oakland web-site

School groups, visitors and residents are as usual, welcome to arrange a time to view and create Art based on the Artworks on exhibit. Viewing hours are Mon, Wed and Friday 9:00 – Noon / 1:30-4:30, Tues. & Thu. 9:00-1:00 & Sat. 10:30 – 4:30. There is a lively reception planned on the 3rd Thur. March 15, 6:30-8:00. To support the Arts Program, requests will be made at the door for a donation of $5 per adult. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Discerning eyes are thought provoking.
Mariah Carle