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

Time to water the baby plants…

Sunday Feb 26th 10:00 — 11:00 am

Come and water our growing plants at the Peterson art wall.

We have had a severely dry winter with not enough rain & the plants are thirsty!!!!

A little watering, a little weed pulling, a lot of fun and we will have girl scout cookies!!!!!

Pleae meet up at the Peterson art wall garden Sunday Feb 26th 10:00 am

Join us for EBOS Jingletown Art Walk

Open Studios Information Meeting Fernando’s Studio at Ford St. #26 on February 11th at Noon.

Don’t forget the Registration Deadline is Feb. 17th!

Hi Fellow Artists!
It’s time to start planning our annual EBOS Jingletown Art Walk scheduled for June 2&3 and 9&10, 2012.

If you’d like to participate in the EBOS Jingletown Art Walk you must be a current Jingletown Arts and Business Community (JABC) member and a registered artist with Pro Arts.
JINGLETOWN MEMBERSHIP: $25. per year and “Associated Costs” based on the number of artists participating.
What do you get?
– Postcards
– Balloons
– Sandwich board sign w/poster of the postcard image
– Artwalk maps
– A listing in the JABC website.
– JABC website promo on the homepage

For artists needing a place to show, the 420 Gallery will be available for this years EBOS with a maximum of 8 artists showing.
Fees: $25.00 rental cost & 10% of sales after the first $250.
Approximately 16 artists participated in last years EBOS in Jingletown.

PRO ARTS MEMBERSHIP AND EBOS REGISTRATION www.proartsgallery.org (see Pro Arts website for more info)
Membership: $45. / Seniors 55+: $20. / Student w/valid ID: $20. EBOS Basic Registration $140.
Artist Registration Deadline: February 17, 2012
Event Dates: Saturday – Sunday, June 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, 11:00am -6:00pm

What do you get?
– Listing in the Directory of East Bay Arts. Choose open studios dates, “Open by Appointment Only”; or “Listing Only/Private Studio.” — Distributed to Curators, Gallerists and Arts Professionals across the Bay Area

– NEW in 2012! LARGER Artwork Images in the Directory of East Bay Arts – Now 2 x 2”! Images must be formatted 2” x 2”, rgb, 300 dpi, .jpg files only.
– Admission to all workshops
– One 16” x 16” x 4” exhibition space in the Preview Exhibition at Pro Arts (our group takes up a large space on the wall because of the number of artists registered)
– Two back to back 8.5” x 11” pages in the Artist Book reference guide for gallery visitors. Content may include your artist statement, resume, and images of your work.
– Distribution of Posters for the event
– Artist website for one year displaying artist listing, including full color image, studio information, and contact details.
– Image gallery of up to 8 images included on your artist webpage.
– Distribution of the Directory of East Bay Arts catalog.
– Jingletown Arts and Business Community (JABC) can get a FREE display ad in the Directory of Arts Catalog. The size is based on the number of artists registered. Last year our ad size was 1/4 page for 15 registered artists.

If you have any questions please contact me. Please email me back if you’re planning on participating.
Fernando Reyes
Jill McLennan

Grant R Marcoux – Artist Blacksmith – Tool Repairs

Garden Tool Sharpening & Repair

At the Pilgrim Soul Forge, Alameda, CA
101 West Tower Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(On the old Navy Base)

I can sharpen and repair the following tools:

Shears, hatchets, axes, machetes shovels, garden
forks, knives (and many more)

Times are tough….Don’t throw that fine old tool away – FIX IT!

Grant R Marcoux – Artist Blacksmith
Custom metalwork also available!