Thursday, December 7, 2017

2nd Friday Reception for the Jingletown Winter Art Walk

You are invited to the 2nd Friday Receptions for the Jingletown Winter Art Walk

December 8, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Don't miss a chance to visit our wonderful neighborhood and maybe find the perfect gift this season!
Support local artists and businesses!
In conjunction with the 12th Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk, galleries in the neighborhood will hold 2nd Friday Receptions on December 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
These events are free and open to the public.

Galleries participating in 2nd Friday:

Factory 44 West Gallery and Framers

2934 Ford Street #44

Float Gallery Winter Art Show - group show
1091 Calcot Place #116 

Gray Loft GalleryBeyond Landscapes – group show
2889 Ford Street, third floor

Jingletown Art Studios – group show of resident artists
3001 Chapman Street

The annual winter open studios event highlights the work of artists who live and/or work in Jingletown, an artists’ district located between the Park and Fruitvale Street bridges bordered by the estuary separating Oakland from the island of Alameda.  Jingletown has a number of galleries as well as many art studios of outstanding artists who are living and working in one of the most established arts district in the Bay Area.

Support local artists!

Be inspired!
Come to Jingletown to celebrate the season and give ART!

About Jingletown: 
Jingletown acquired its name at the turn of the century from the Portuguese cannery workers whose earnings would "jingle" in their pockets at the end of the day as they walked home from the factories in the area, signifying prosperity.  As time went on the neighborhood went into disuse, but in the early 1980’s artists realized the potential and converted many of the neglected warehouses into functioning live/work spaces.  It is now a thriving artist community and one of the fastest growing arts district in the Bay Area.

In a time when our neighborhood has been changing dramatically, the goal of the Jingletown Arts and Business Community is to heighten awareness about the rich and diverse population of working and exhibiting artists and the creative opportunities in the Jingletown Arts District.

For a complete listing of Jingletown artists, businesses and upcoming events in the area, please visit our website:

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Our mailing address is:

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Jingletown Winter Art Walk/Open Studios

Join us this weekend in Jingletown!

Join us for the last weekend of
Beyond Landscapes
We will be open both Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 - 6:00 as part of the annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk/Open Studios.

Beyond Landscapes is 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.
We will also have hand made jewelry by Dorie Meister and Susan Tuttle.

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

Jingletown Winter Art Walk: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3, 11:00 – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception: 2nd Friday, December 8, 6 – 9 pm

Be inspired! Stop by the gallery to find a special gift of art for the holidays.

Examples of some of the pieces in the show:

Indian Rock
painting by Shelley Hoyt


painting by Stacy Rosevear


Folded Infinity
photo by Steven Raskin

photo by Stephanie Williamson 

Taos Trees
painting by Paul Feinberg

October Trees in Maraposa
painting by Steven Andresen

View from Steven's Deck
painting by June Yokell

Feeling the Redwoods
painting by Javier Manrique
There are many small works in the exhibit. Perfect for inspired gift giving!

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


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.
Start your tour at Gray Loft Gallery and then check out our neighborhood!

Seeing Red
This juried photo show is 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.
Click here for the prospectus.  Entries due by December 27.

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
Oakand, CA 94601