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


Join us in Jingletown


Peterson Art Wall

Sunday Feb 5th 10-11 am


We need some help with a quick clean up at the Peterson Art Wall.

Graffiti paint over

Gravel raking

Plant care

This is a very short and fun hour to help clean up our favorite hood…

If you live or work anywhere near us please join us for just a quick clean up this Sunday…

We provide beer & water & supplies!!!!


Join us!!


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 (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

Susan Parish at Autobody Fine Art Reception for Susan Parish, Saturday January 28th, 4 – 7:00pm

Please join us for the Reception for the Artist, Susan Parish, as we kick off the 2012 season of Exhibitions at Autobody Fine Art. Susan’s one woman show is a wonderful mix of highly refined, formal sculpture, and bright and exuberant digital prints. The prints will knock your socks off with
their vibrant color and the sculpture is a thoughtful meditation on the figurative. Still, Susan says it way better than I do, so I’m copying her statement below to give you an idea of where she is coming from:

The Digital drawings are a result of two issues. One, is that as I am working on the sculpture, I get “stuck” because my process is slow either because of technical difficulties or because of the piece working itself through my brain. So, I alternate between drawing, which is easy, and working with wood, which is really hard. The second issue is that of color, my personal need for color in contrast to the muted tones of wood.
Last August I decided I would do a drawing every day first thing in the morning so the drawings are sort of a diary of my internal states. In both the sculpture and the drawings I am interested in the shape of experience. Yet I don’t preplan anything and only at the end of the struggle to make something do I realize what I am doing. By working this way the work remains fresh and unselfconscious. When I relinquished pre-concepts entirely, I found my way. Much to my surprise the drawings reflected the sculpture.
I use Photoshop only. I like bumping up against its technical edges and using these edges to step further into its use. I don’t care about pixilated or non pixilated. The limitations are what make it interesting for me, so I am working with what are considered the defaults of technology. As I work I approach the images as if I were doing a painting: putting in, taking out etc. I have been asked how I start a drawing, I do it much as one would a painting, i.e. starting with a ground and building from there. In the end, I really couldn’t say how I did any of these drawings because they are the end product of multiple gestures within the Photoshop experience.
The Sculpture evolves from single pieces of wood, this and that that I have laying around. For the past year or so I have been struggling to figure out how to effectively use wine barrel staves. These are problematic because they have so many angles and I really want to use them whole. More than 10 years ago I purchased Ebony pieces ultimately intended for piano keys but rejected as not having the right aspects for such. I use Ebony and Oak and other hard woods, Doug Fir, Plywood etc. I want the pieces to appear as if they accidentally found themselves together. All in all I have no interest in perfection because Nature itself is chaotic and messy but has an order for which scientists, philosophers and mediums search.
This attraction to primitive is about the succinctness of form and expression. Primitive art says what it says and nothing else. It is made of emotion and instinct.
Both my digital drawings and sculpture have to do with animal spirit, not in the sense of cat dog or tiger but rather all animals. We are at the root animals. We share longings, fears, love, and a drive towards sexual expression with other sentient beings.
In my work I try to express sensations of fear, pain, and the human need to comprehend the future, trying hard to look ahead through chaos (uncertainty) which greets us every day. Or the need to believe in the illusion of order and certainty.

Susan Parish is a long time resident of Jingletown (that’s the area just across the Park Street Bridge which has long been a hot bed of creative talent). Parish is a master woodworker, her intimate understanding of surface, structure and stain show through her sculptural works that frequently reflect her past as a Fine Art furniture maker. These works have a Noguchi-like complexity, confusing your expectations with every deliberate turn and aesthetic consideration. In addition to these three dimensional pieces, Parish offers us wonderfully colorful giclee prints whose expressive, yet controlled quality seems a meditation on Lichtenstein’s brushstrokes and pop cluture pzazz. When I first saw these works I was completely unprepared for how beautiful they are. If you have known Susan’s work in the past, please come expecting big changes, – if you are new to the work of this ever-evolving artist come and be impressed with a life’s dedication to the visual arts.

For more images and information, please contact Jacqueline Cooper at Jacqueline@autobodyfineart, or give me a buzz at 510.881.6974. I look forward to talking with you as we begin a dialogue that will define 2012.
Thanks so very much for reading this e-mail and remember to look in your e-mail inbox for more news as it develops over the next month. Autobody Fine Art Gallery is your space and I look forward to hearing from you as we enter an exciting New Year.

Autobody Fine Art Gallery  |  510-881-6974  |  1517 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501