East Bay Open Studios 2012

This year we will have tons of artists participating in the annual East Bay Open Studios 2012.

Every year Pro Arts Gallery in downtown Oakland puts on a huge open studio event.

Hundreds of galleries, art houses, street art, art lofts are all open to the general public for two full weekends.

Each neighborhood in the entire east bay has its own special events, Please look below for all the events that will take place in Jingletown Oakland this year.

East Bay Open Studios 2012

East Bay Open Studios

East Bay Open Studios

Come join us for art, fun, food, and experience our wonderful Jingletown Oakland community.

Nearly 30 artists will be participating this year in the East Bay Open Studios, we also have the Peterson Art Wall & Garden project as well as tours of our Jingletown neighborhood.

Open Studios

June 2-3 & 9-10
11am to 6pm

Jingletown Neighborhood tours by Mariah Carle

Start at the 420 Gallery:

Saturdays 1:pm.

One hour walking tour learn about the history of Jingletown.

20.00 suggested donation per person.

Wear walking shoes this is a walking tour.

Ford Street Studios

Fernando Reyes  #26 Painting, Printmaking and Drawing

Chris Kanyusik #39  Ceramic Sculpture
Peter Dreyfuss #35  Steel Sculpture
Darwin Price  #19  Painting, Sculpture
Christopher Ellingson  #21  Fine art, portraits, murals, interiors
Judy Chamberlin  #21 Painting
Stan Peterson   #4   Sculpture, Drawing
Eli Zabeth   Site Specific Collaborative Installation

420 Gallery 420 Peterson Street

Bill Silveira  Sculpture
Kimberley Russell Illustration
Jill Gibson Sculpture, Digital Prints

Gabrielle Lessard  Jewelry
Delaine Hackney  Mosaics
Kim Larson  Mosaics

Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor

Lynn McGeever Drawing, Painting
Tomye Mixed Media
Jenny Sampson Photography
Glenna Mills  Clay
Julia Storrs  Painting, Mixed Media
Larissa Dahroug  Multi Disciplinary Artist
3120 Chapman Street B
Jill McLennan  Painting, Mixed Media
Alison McLennan  Furniture, Lamps

The 519 Lancaster Laboratory

Laurel Davis Furniture

Danielle Feinberg Photography
Petey Barma (Pete’s Design) Industrial Jewelry, Textiles

2889 Ford Street

Amy Sollins Drawing
Shelley Gardner  Mixed Media, Wall Sculptures

Institute of Mosaic Art  Mosaics

3001 Chapman Street


Mariah Carle

Jingletown Oakland Celebrates Earth Day April 21st

Jingletown Oakland Celebrates Earth Day April 21st
Mariah Carle

Hey neighbors,
Our group is meeting at the Art Wall on Peterson:
Cleaning from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pot luck BBQ 12:00pm – Whenever….

Any musicians? Please feel free to bring instruments for the bbq afterwards.

Jingletown will be featured in this years Oakland Earth Day clean up!!!!
Lets all show up and show our city what we do.

We are in need of people with trucks that can help haul collected debris to the dumpsters.
Depending on how many neighbors show up; we would like to clean plant debris along 29th Ave, Clean trash in the Public Shore rocks, Clean up dog ‘poo’, trash and sweep behind the White Elephant, Clean under the freeway and of course pick up trash along all the streets here. We will have some gloves and tools but you may want to bring your own.
For those who don’t want to do much walking, we will need help weeding and replacing the fence at the Art Wall, help with sign in, tool inventory and setting up for the bbq after the clean. Pre Earth Day, we could use shoppers to get bbq items. I have one BBQ can anyone else bring one?

Exchange Studio neighbors, let’s not forget cleaning along 23rd Ave.
New faces are welcome, come join us for clean fun & a pot luck.

Oakland Earth Day
If you have questions about the event, please contact the Earth Day Coordinator by calling (510)238-7611 or emailing oaklandadoptaspot@oaklandnet.com.

Peregrine Falcons Population Recovery and Beyond

Please join the Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) this Wednesday night for a presentation on “Peregrine Falcons: Population Recovery and Beyond” from 7-9 p.m. at Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. Learn about peregrine falcon population recovery efforts from bird bander and conservation biologist Glenn R. Stewart, director of the University of California Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group. Glenn will describe the techniques used by the Predatory Bird Research Group to achieve the peregrine falcon population recovery, discuss current studies of the recovered population that foster conservation education, and make specific comments about the Sausal Creek Watershed peregrine falcons that nest at the Fruitvale Bridge. He will be accompanied by a live peregrine falcon. All are welcome!
By Mariah Carle
Wednesday March 21 2012

7-9 p.m. at Dimond Library,

3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA

Peregrine Falcons Population Recovery

Peregrine Falcons: Population Recovery

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists

Show dates: April 13 – May 25, 2012

Opening reception 2nd Friday, April 13, 6 – 9 pm

Closing party/reception: May 25, 6 – 9 pm

Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 – 6 pm and by appointment


This event is free and open to the public.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first live-work building for artists in Oakland’s Jingletown Community.  10 Connect, an exhibition at Gray Loft Gallery, shows the remarkable work of ten artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community.  The artists featured in 10 Connect – all women – have all been or currently are residents of the original building.

In addition to carving physical spaces in which to work, artist communities forge relationships that encourage the commitment needed to make art.  The artists showcased in 10 Connect bring to the exhibition three decades of this type of shared support, while maintaining a diversity of style, medium and philosophy.  The group participates in informal critiques and discussions that afford the opportunity for each artist to not only develop her unique visual language, but also allay feelings of isolation correlated (by virtue of the solitude necessary to work) with being an artist.  10 Connect will therefore examine how enduring friendships shape creative practice and determine both the physical and abstract places where artwork finds home.  Further, 10 Connect investigates an ongoing, intellectual sense of place and explores how these friendships inform the work of these women artists.

While each artist is accomplished in her own right and works from an individual identity, 10 Connect will speak to the significant role that the renowned Jingletown Community has had on these ten artists living and working in the Bay Area.  This group show will include work from:

High resolution jpgs of the artists work is available on request.

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The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates the phenomenal achievements of emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area.
The newly-opened Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest warehouses.
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601Image