Thursday, April 16, 2020


Oakland Art Murmur Facebook Live Event
Thursday, April 16
5:30 – 6:00 pm

Please join us as curator Jan Watten talks with artist Christine Ferrouge about her new paintings in her solo show PICINC at Gray Loft Gallery.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

If you have any questions for us, please submit them prior and during the event via the Oakland Art Murmur Facebook link.

Christine Ferrouge – solo show

We are very pleased to present PICNIC, a solo show of narrative works by Christine Ferrouge.  Inspired by unseen narratives, Ferrouge paints to uncover the essence of a person or situation. Her recent paintings document the inner lives of children today.

Twenty years of studio practice informs Ferrouge’s bold, rough, and colorful marks that masterfully describe figures that are often larger than life. At times the paintings become a commentary on the tradition of oil painting itself. Ferrouge tells a familiar, yet mysterious, anthropological tales that extends beyond the canvas.  Read more about Christine here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show is not open to the public.
Please stay tuned for updates when the shelter-in-place order has lifted.
We hope you will be able to visit the gallery to see this remarkable exhibit.

If so - now is the time to show us the love.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the gallery.
Shows and events have been cancelled - and the future is uncertain.
As you know, we are not a commercial gallery - but we do rely on sales and fees from shows to pay for gallery expenses.

At this time of great need, we have set up a GoFundMe page.

If you are able to help out at all - we would be deeply grateful.
This support would mean so much to us - and to the community of artists and the art lovers who rely on the gallery to exhibit the beautiful and meaningful shows in our unique and aesthetic space.

We look forward to being able to celebrate with you when this pandemic is over!
Thank you for your support!!!

Gray Loft Gallery - voted "Best Art Gallery"  two years in a row - 2016  & 2017 - in the Oakland Magazine Readers' Choice Award - has promoted the rich art culture of Jingletown and the greater Bay Area for 7 years. The gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown, and noted by Kenneth Baker, former SF Chronicle Art Critic, in his Visual Arts Don’t Miss Column as “…A space gaining prominence in the Bay Area…”   The mission of the gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in a setting that is an alternative to the traditional gallery model. We hope to inspire, engage and celebrate artists in our community and beyond.  We acknowledge the achievements of emerging, mid-career and established artists – with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area – in a non-traditional art space. A number of artists began their art career at Gray Loft Gallery.

“I have always enjoyed this gallery, superb atmosphere and lighting. The polished and worn hardwood floors creek slightly in places as you climb to the third floor, providing a granular and unique, organic aesthetic. This is a do-not-miss venue in the East Bay.”  –  Facebook Review



is a proud member of the Oakland Art Murmur, Jingletown Arts and Business Association,
Oakland Grown and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Hours: Saturday hours during exhibits: 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601


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2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601