Friday, February 9, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Seeing Red Opening tonight!

W. Second Street
Photograph by JP Terlizzi

Join us for the opening reception of our 
photo exhibit that explores and celebrates the color red!

2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception, 
February 9, 6 – 9 pm

The show will be on view: 
February 9 – March 9, 2018

2nd Friday Jingletown Closing Reception, 
March 9, 6 – 9 pm

We are very pleased to present Seeing Red, a photography exhibit that explores and celebrates the color red.  This diverse show includes a variety of photographic techniques inspired by the color red will be on view, including mixed media, alternative process and traditional color photographic processes.  Red is associated with passion and drama, with strong emotions such as love and anger, and can be stimulating, vibrant and exciting.  In Chinese culture red represents luck and prosperity. Lovers of red are passionate with an enthusiasm for life – which is exemplified in this visually vibrant exhibit.

Participating Photographers: 
Jeffrey Abrahams   |   Stephen Albair   |   J. Alderton   |   Caren Alpert   |   Robin Apple
Jo Babcock   |   Sarah Christianson   |   Marna G. Clarke   |   Sas Colby   |   Yoav Friedlander
Rhianna Gallagher   |   J.M. Golding   |   Lisa Toby Goodman   |   Marsha Guggenheim
Jeanne Hauser   |   Jessica Hayes   |   Judi Iranyi  |   Kevin B. Jones  |   Krista Kahl
Sherry Karver   |    Diane Kaye   |   Mike Kirschner   |   Lesley Louden   |   Ernie Luppi
Charlotte Niel   |   Eben Ostby   |   Troy Paiva   |   Tamara Porras   |   Pete Rosos
Jenny Sampson   |   Dean Santomieri   |   Susan Scott   |   Richelle Semenza
 Neo Serafimidis   |    Styrous  |   Michael Teresko   |   JP Terlizzi  |   George Tomberlin
   Jon Wessel   |    Susan West    |   Anita White   |   Stephanie Williamson
Karyn Yandow   |   Yelena Zhavoronkova
Gallery Hours: 
Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 
and by appointment
Gallery Address: 
2889 Ford Street, third floor, 
Oakland, CA 94601
 February 9th is also our 6th anniversary! 
Please help us celebrate this milestone!
 A few examples of images in the show are below.  
Stop by to see the rest!
Lips For You
photograph by
Charlotte Niel

photograph by
Dean Santomieri

Absent Number 2
photograph by Anita White

Chippewa Motel
photograph by Jo Babcock

 Red Hot Luck
photograph by
Jeffrey Abrahams

Cell Division
photograph by Diane Kaye

Also on display in the gallery during  will be hand wrought jewelry by Dorie Meister, featuring  antique red stones.

Amy Sollins

We are incredibly sad to convey that dear friend and fellow artist Amy Sollins passed away unexpectedly on January 13th.   We have lost a gifted and special artist.

We are honored to be showcasing a few of her wonderful pieces at 
Mua Restaurant in the Murmur District, Oakland, from First Friday, February 2 until the end of April.

If you are visiting the Murmur galleries, please stop by to view these very special pieces on the 2nd floor. Proceeds from sales of her work will be used for her medical expenses.
email us for purchasing inquiries.

Victorian Cupcake Holder on Bench
charcoal drawing by Amy Sollins

 Please check out Facebook and Instagram pages
for photos of the gallery and events.


April 7 - May 11, 2018
A group show of large works, including photography, painting and sculpture 

Open Studios 2018
June 2 & 3 and 9 & 10
Ten artists will be showcasing their work in the gallery.
Photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media

Summer Salon
July 13 - August 10
A selection of work by gallery artists

Art of Resistance
Note date change:  September 1 - October 12,  2018
Curated by Jan Watten under the direction and support of Dr. Peter Selz and Professor Celeste Connor.

Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals
October 20 - November 24, 2018

Winter Art Walk in Jingletown
group show of small works
December 1, 2, 8 and 14

Ocean Shores FOG #6+#7
painting by Betty Jo Costanz


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 5 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 and Oakland Grown.
Hours: Saturdays 1:00 - 5:00 and by appointment