Thursday, September 14, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery presents Lin Fischer

Join us on Saturday!

Gray Loft Gallery presents:

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.

“I 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.

Show dates: September 16 – October 28, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:30 pm
nd 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

A few examples of Lin's work in the show:
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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:

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!

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.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Distance @ the Jingletown Art Studios

I'm pleased to have a few shows to announce this Fall.
For those in the area - please join me on Friday for the opening of Distance at Jingletown Art Studios and Gallery!

a group photography show curated by Stephanie Williamson

opens this Friday at Jingletown Art Studios
3001 Chapman Street, Oakland

2nd Friday Jingletown Reception: Friday, Sept. 8, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception: 2nd Friday Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9 pm

Participating artists:
Laura Epstein-Norris
Richelle Semenza
Ed Ford Summerfield
Laurie Wagner
Jan Watten
Stephanie Williamson

Show dates: September 8 - October 13, 2017

Please join us!

Ocean Beach
photograph by Jan Watten

Gibsons Quartet #2
photograph by Jan Watten
50/50 Show
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
September 1 - October 1, 2017

I 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.

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

50th Annual Members' Exhibition
Center for Photographic Art
July 22 - September 3, 2017

I 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.

Selected image below: Berkeley Fescue, gelatin silver print
You can see more examples of my work on my website.
Thanks for your interest and support of local artists!


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