Friday, April 11, 2014

Gray Loft Gallery ~ 2nd Friday Art Walk Artist Reception

Please join us for the
2nd Friday Art Walk Artist Reception
Friday, April 11, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

It's SPRING and what better time to revel in the season than with the current exhibit at Gray Loft Gallery:

Flora  and Form
a group show that celebrates all things botanical

March 29 – May 17, 2014
Artists’ opening reception: 2nd Friday Art Walk, April 11, 6 – 9 pm
2nd Friday Art Walk reception: May 9, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday hours: 1:00 to 5:00 pm or by appointment

Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present Flora and Form,
celebrating all things botanical.  Artists in
the exhibit explore the nature of plants, flora and fauna in a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, watercolor and mixed media.  Flowers, trees, and a diversity
of plant life are depicted in a variety of interpretations, and
show a range of emotion, artistic sensibility and
consciousness of the natural world.

Steven Andresen
Jon Zax
2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor, Oakland, CA 94601

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Sundays by appointment 
Gray Loft Gallery is delighted to be joining forces with PopUp Gallery in Alameda to celebrate Spring!
Both galleries are participating in the Estuary 2nd Friday Art Walk this Friday, April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00.
PopUp Gallery is located at 1517 Park Street in Alameda.

a sampling of some of the art in the show...
by Katie Hawkinson
Mostly Indigenous
John Wood
Carrie Lederer
Thistle Gold Green
Lorrie Fink
Jennifer Bain
Michelle Smith Lewis
Jan Watten
Backyard #136
Ellen Little
Tingle Tangle
Susan Goldsmith
December 12
Lisa Toby Goodman

Lilies on Black
On The River
June Yokell
Letting My Hair Down
Sonia Gill
Waiting for A Return
Phillip Hua
Botanical #2
Karyn Yandow
Mexican Lily
Peter DeLucchi
                                                         Snow Willow
                                                         Betty Jo Costanzo
We are delighted to be participating in Slow Art Day again this year.
Join us on Saturday, April 12! We still have a few spaces left, so sign up!

Art viewing: 11:00 to 12:30
Lunch and informal discussion: 12:30 to 1:30

About Slow Art Day:
One day each year – April 12 in 2014 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art 
slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk
about their experience.
That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the
art of seeing.

If you would like to participate at the Gray Loft Gallery to contemplate the
Flora and Form Exhibit,
please sign up on the Slow Art Day website and choose our gallery in Oakland.

Bring a bagged lunch, we will provide dessert. Artists will be present to talk informally about their work in the "Flora and Form" exhibit.
Slow Art Day at the Gray Loft Gallery, 2013

Open Studios 2014
in conjunction with Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios
Gray Loft Gallery will be particpating in the Pro Arts Open Studios event, which takes place the first two weekends in June.

About the Gray Loft Gallery...

Founded in 2012, the gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown and noted by Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle, 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.

We believe that Art is a wonderful vehicle for communication, community building and inspiration.  We want to encourage the appreciation and interest in the arts by presenting work in a non-exclusive, welcoming, professional and fun environment.  We hope to cultivate the belief that art is for everyone, and that art belongs in our community at large, not just in traditional gallery and museum environments.

The Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in the historic artist district Jingletown.

2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601


Visit our website for more information and our blog for photos of past events and directions.

Contact us if you have questions, or would like more information about the gallery, our shows or to make an appoinment to visit the gallery.

The Gray Loft Gallery
 is available for events and curated shows. Please contact us if you have a show in mind that you would like to hold in our space.  If you are interested in our prospectus, please email us for information about having your show in our gallery in 2014.

Gray Loft Gallery affiliations:
Oakland Art Murmur
Jingletown Arts and Business Association

Thank you for your support of Oakland artists and galleries!  

Thank you to our sponsor
Bay Area Custom Prints
For The Art Of The Print

Check out our blog for photos of current and past events.
Check our our revised website, and "like" us on Facebook to receive updates!

Thank you for your support of the arts in Oakland!
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