Gray Loft Gallery presents: LIN FISCHER Opening this Saturday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
We are extremely pleased to present Lin Fischer,
a solo collection of landscape and figurative abstract paintings.
Fischer’s allegiance to Bay Area figurative painting dates from her
studies at the University of California, Davis. Her densely worked
landscapes and figures combine drawing and compositions with heightened
color and abstraction, which are charged with feeling and drama.
use painting as a way to get in touch with a higher power. Images occur
to me and I create them. Everything depends on the mood I am in when I
go to paint, and what I am feeling. It all revolves around what image is
attracting me and what will fulfill me. Consequently the paintings are
not always exactly the same as the last ones in terms of abstraction,
expressionism, impressionism or realism. I trust the paint and my hand
to do the job. The brain seems to have little to do with it. Afterwards I
learn from what is on the canvas.” – Lin Fischer
About Lin Fischer Lin
Fischer is a third generation northern Californian. Lin's BFA in
painting was earned at the University of California, Davis, where she
studied with Roland Peterson and influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, who was
head of the fine arts department. She earned her MFA from the Academy of
Art College in San Francisco where, after graduating, Lin taught
painting to Masters Candidates, and Design and Color to undergraduates.
Other teaching included Experimental Figure Painting at the California
College of the Arts Oakland, at additional venues in the east bay and
Contra Costa County, and with private students in her studio. Lin
currently lives in Berkeley, California. She has shown her work in the
San Francisco Bay area and across the nation. www.linfischer.com
Show dates: September 16 – October 28, 2017 Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:30 pm 2nd Friday Jingletown Reception: Friday, October 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Closing Reception: Saturday, October 28, 4:00 – 6:30 pm Gallery hours: Saturdays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment
Beyond Landscapes a group show of non-traditional and traditional landscapes November 10 - December 8, 2017 2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm The show will be on view during the annual Jingletown Winter Open Studios event: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 - 3, 11:00 to 6 pm
Juried Photo Exhibit (working title) January 20 - March 9, 2018
Art of Resistance March 24 - May 11, 2018 Do you have work that is in reaction to our current political climate? Please send images (up to 4) to us for consideration: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU! We are grateful, thrilled and honored to have received "Best Art Gallery" for the 2nd year in a row in the Oakland Magazine's Readers' Choice Award! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We truly appreciate your support and love!
ABOUT GRAY LOFT GALLERY
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
GRAY LOFT GALLERY is a proud member of the Oakland Art Murmur, Jingletown Arts and Business Association and Oakland Grown. Hours: Summer Hours by appointment
Participating artists: Laura Epstein-Norris Richelle Semenza Styrous Ed Ford Summerfield Laurie Wagner Jan Watten Stephanie Williamson
Show dates: September 8 - October 13, 2017
Please join us!
photograph by Jan Watten
Gibsons Quartet #2
photograph by Jan Watten
50/50 Show Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California September 1 - October 1, 2017
am delighted to be one of 64 artists who were juried in to this show by
Jack Fischer. Each artist was given 50 6-inch boards to attach our work
to. One image a day for 50 days - give or take a bit. The result is a grid of little images that was a glimpse into my life this summer.
If you are interested in one of my little gems, please stop by the
gallery, or contact me. This fundraising show is up until the end of the
month. If you are in the area, please stop by to check it out. www.sanchezartcenter.org
Here are some of my favorites.
Small Things 2017
Jennifer Purlmutter Gallery November - December, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, November 16, 6-9 pm
I will have a few images in this show of small works of art. Details will be provided later!
3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549 www.jenniferperlmuttergallery.com
50th Annual Members' Exhibition Center for Photographic Art July 22 - September 3, 2017
was honored to be accepted into the 50th Anniversary Center for
Photographic Arts Members' Exhibition at the Sunset Center in Carmel.
The exhibit was juried by Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, of
Corden/Potts Gallery in San Francisco. I am very proud of this
achievement as there were over 1100 submissions nationwide and only 45
artists were selected.