Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Beyond Landscapes opening

Join us for our 2nd Friday reception!

Arnes Panorama - photo by Eben Ostby

Join us for our 2nd Friday Jingletown reception for 
Beyond Landscapes
Friday, November 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Gray Loft Gallery presents Beyond Landscapes, a group show of landscape inspired art that includes abstract, traditional, and non-traditional works in a variety of media, including photography, painting, drawing and watercolor.  There are many smaller works in the exhibit to provide opportunities for holiday offerings.

Participating artists:
 Åke Grunditz  ⎜  Barbara Nussel   ⎜  Betty Jo Costanzo   ⎜  Chad Herrera
Christine Watten  ⎜  Donna Fenstermaker   ⎜  Eben Ostby
   Ed Summerfield  ⎜  Francine Hsu Davis   ⎜  Gale Antokal
Ginny Parsons  ⎜  Gordon Pagnello   ⎜  Jamey Brzezinski   ⎜  Jan Erion
Javier Manirque   ⎜  JM Golding   ⎜  Joni-Marie Theodorsen 
  ⎜  June Yokell
Karyn Yandow  ⎜   Larry Davidson   ⎜   Lin Fischer   ⎜  Lisa Marie Rigby
   Lorrie Fink  ⎜  Lynn McGeever
  ⎜  Noga Wizansky   ⎜   Paul Feinberg
  Renee Doty   ⎜  Shelley Hoyt   ⎜  Stacy Rosevear   ⎜  Stephanie Williamson
Steven Andresen  ⎜  Steven Raskin   ⎜  Styrous   ⎜  Susan Scott   ⎜  Tim Hill

Artists’ opening reception: 
2nd Friday, November 10, 6 – 9 pm

Oakland Plaid Weekend:  

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 – 6:00 pm

Jingletown Winter Art Walk: 

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3, 11:00 – 6:00 pm

Closing Reception:  

2nd Friday, December 8, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery Hours:  

Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sundays by appointment


Examples of some of the pieces in the show:

Red Sky
painting by Javier Manrique

Earth, Water, Fire, Air
painting by 
Jamey Brzezinski

Morning Path
photo by Susan Scott

Dreaming of Lamar Valley
painting by Lorrie Fink

Mountain Illusion
photo by Steven Raskin

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

What Winter Fog Engulfs
painting by Lisa Marie Rigby

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


Love Oakland? Put your money where your heart is!
Shop Oakland this holiday season!
Gray Loft Gallery will be open for Plaid Weekend on  

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 - 6:00
In addition to the many wonderful gems in the Beyond Landscapes show, we will have hand crafted jewelry on display.
Shop local! Support local art and and artists!

Citywide happenings can be found 

12th Annual Jingletown Winter Open Studios/Art Walk
December 2 and 3, 11:00 to 6:00 pm

Come to Jingletown to meet local artists, see their studios and visit our wonderful neighborhood.  This is a great opportunity to support local artists, to shop for unique items for friends and family - or yourself!
25+ artists will be participating in our annual event.
Mark your calendar!

Seeing Red
This juried photo show will be based on the color RED.  
What does the color red mean to you? It is a primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum and can represent many different things to different people.  Is it a state of extreme passion, anger, excitement or arousal?  Does it signify happiness and good luck?  Is it a Valentine heart or does it refer to leftist Communism? 
Show us what this color means to you.
Email us for the prospectus.  Entries due by December 20.
January 20 - March 9, 2018

Art of Resistance
March 24 - May 11, 2018
A group show that is in response to our current political climate.  
Curated by Jan Watten under the direction and support of Dr. Peter Selz and Professor Celeste Conner.
Do you make political art?  Please email  images (up to 4) to us for consideration.

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


Our mailing address is:

Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601