The Gray Loft Gallery, which is situated in the thriving arts district Jingletown,
highlights a variety of artistic mediums by artists who live in the Bay
Area, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media, tintype
photography and black and white photography.
Other participating galleries in the Oakland Estuary and Alameda are:
In Jingletown: Apples and Oranges Gallery, 2934 Ford Street #21 White Wall Gallery, 2934 Ford Street Fernando Reyes Fine Art, 2934 Ford Street #26
PopUp Gallery, 1517 Park Street Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Lincoln at Paru Gallery K at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2514 Blanding Avenue Gallery Redux, 2315 Lincoln Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street
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GRAY LOFT GALLERY
2889 Ford Street third floor Oakland 510-499-3445
Work on display in the gallery:
Steven Andreson Painting and Drawing
Marek Grychczynski Oil Painting
Dorothy Nissen Painting and Mixed Media
Found Object Sculpture and Digital Drawing
Zona Sage "Two Bits" Mixed Media
Photography (traditional darkroom photography)
Altered Books Workshop Taught by Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner
Saturday, June 29 10:00 am – 5:00 pm $130 per person
Workshop location: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
Registration is still open for this workshop. Please contact us if you are interested by June 19. Please email Laurie Wagner or the gallery to register. Pay by check or PayPal.
Learn how to make beautiful artist books by veteran bookmakers
Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner, who are passionate about
bookmaking and have collaborated on numerous bookmaking workshops in the
You will start with actual books - flea market finds,
cast-offs from used bookstores or grandma’s attic. They can be
children’s dictionaries from the 1940’s , vintage text books, old novels
or how-to books. Anything goes.
The books are the bones of
the fabulous works of art we will create using collage, photos, paint,
stencils, and assemblage, among many other techniques. We can
incorporate some of the existing text or illustrations in our found
books and add our own words and images to create gorgeous, mind blowing
You do not have to be an artist to create an
altered book, although many artists working in different media find it a
wonderful way to experiment with new materials and jump-start their
inspiration. You just need to be someone who loves color, loves the
shape of books, and loves getting messy with new art materials.
You will learn several specific techniques such as torn window
collage….tags and envelopes…accordion books within the book, …woven
paper, niches and wells, stamping and stencils. We will have lots of
supplies to create and play.
By the end of the day you will
leave with a gorgeous altered book that you can take home to continue
building on to create a finished project.
More information about the workshop and a materials list will be emailed to you upon request and/or registration.
Class size is limited. Please register soon to participate in this
creative and fun workshop with these two dynamic instructors.
GRAY LOFT GALLERY 2889 Ford Street, third floor Oakland, CA 94601