Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Slow Art Day @ the Gray Loft Gallery


Join us for East Bay Open Studios!
June 2, 3 and 9, 10
11 - 6 pm


ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
  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



GRAY LOFT GALLERY
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

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS



Our mailing address is:
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Magnificent opening tomorrow


Join us on April 7th!

 



 



Please join us for the artists' reception
this Saturday, April 7th, 4:00 to 6:30 pm.


Gray Loft Gallery is extremely pleased to present Magnificent, a group show that celebrates large-scale work by Bay Area artists.  The pieces in the exhibit include painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture.  Chosen not only for their scale - but also for their visual impact - the works have an intensity, significance and brilliance.  The exhibit hopes to inspire viewers to explore the experience of viewing large two- and three-dimensional artwork in a gallery setting.


Participating Artists
 
Betty Jo Costanzo       Katie Hawkinson        Silvie Lukacova
Javier Manrique        Julie Nelson-Gal        Ginny Parsons
Bruce Pizzichill       Simone Simon       Jan Watten
Jon Wessel       Tom White       John Wood



If you can't make the opening reception,
here are other opportunities to see the show: 

2nd Friday Jingletown Reception, April 13, 6 – 9 pm
Slow Art Day, Saturday, April 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm  (please email us for more info or to RSVP)
Closing reception: Saturday, May 12, 4:00 – 6:30
with a wine tasting with Rock Wall Winery

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment



 
 Javier Manrique
Blue Emotion   2017
oil on canvas






 
Tom White
Blue-Greem 4 & 5 2016
mixed media






 
Bruce Pizzichillo
Uprising
steel, glass: blown, slumped and pate de verre, sticks, gesso






 
Silvie Lukacova
Reach   2014
oil on wood panel







 
John Wood
Unknown Narrative  2015
mixed media on paper, cold wax varnis






 
Ginny Parsons
Wheelbarrow and grasses
Found metal and acrylic on canvas





 
Julie Nelson-Gal 
From the series LIFE   2017
vintage LIFE Magazines, acrylic on pane






 
Katie Hawkinson
Cosmic Artifacts  2018
oil on paper






 
Betty Jo Costanzo
Lake Chelan #4
oil on canva





 
Simone Simon
Melodious Moons
acrylic on canvas





 


Join us for Slow Art Day!  
One day each year – this year April 14  – 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.
Click 
here for more information about Slow Art Day.
We will be hosting Slow Art Day at the gallery from 12:00 to 2:00pm, which includes lunch with the artists in our current show Magnificent.
Send us an 
email and we will send more information about Slow Art Day at the Gray Loft Gallery
Limit of 12 participants. Sign up today!



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



Join us for East Bay Open Studios!
June 2, 3 and 9, 10
11 - 6 pm


 



ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
  
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


 

GRAY LOFT GALLERY
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

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS


Our mailing address is:
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601











Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Magnificent opening reception





Magnificent

April 7 – May 12, 2018


Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
2nd Friday Jingletown Opening Reception, April 13, 6 – 9 pm
Slow Art Day, Saturday, April 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Closing reception: Saturday, May 12, 4:00 – 6:30 (with a wine tasting)

Gray Loft Gallery is pleased to announce Magnificent, which opens on Saturday, April 7th, 4:00 - 6:30 pm and will remain on view until Saturday, May 12th.  This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Magnificent - a group show that celebrates large-scale work by Bay Area artists.  The pieces in the exhibit include painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture.  Chosen not only for their scale - but also for their visual impact - the works have an intensity, significance and brilliance.  The exhibit hopes to inspire viewers to explore the experience of viewing large two- and three-dimensional artwork in a gallery setting.

Participating Artists
Betty Jo Costanzo
Katie Hawkinson
Silvie Lukacova
Javier Manrique
Julie Nelson-Gal
Ginny Parsons
Bruce Pizzichillo
Simone Simon
Jan Watten
Jon Wessel
Tom White
John Wood


About Gray Loft Gallery:
Gray Loft Gallery was voted Best Art Gallery in 2016 and 2017 in the Oakland Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, and has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown.  Noted by retired art critic 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. 

www.grayloftgallery.com
grayloftgallery@gmail.com

Friday, March 9, 2018

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Seeing Red closing reception

This is the last chance to see our annual photo exhibit!
Don't miss it!



Please join us for the
2nd Friday Jingletown Closing Reception:
March 9, 6 – 9 pm

Seeing Red, a photography exhibit that explores and celebrates the color red includes a variety of photographic techniques inspired by the color red, including mixed media, alternative process and traditional color photographic processes.  Red is associated with passion and drama, with strong emotions such as love and anger, and can be stimulating, vibrant and exciting. Lovers of red are passionate with an enthusiasm for life – which is exemplified in this diverse and visually vibrant exhibit. 

Don't miss this diverse and visually stunning photography exhibit!
The exhibit was selected by Ann M. Jastrab, an independent curator, photography consultant, editor, and writer.  

Participating Photographers: 
Jeffrey Abrahams   |   Stephen Albair   |   J. Alderton   |   Caren Alpert   |   Robin Apple
Jo Babcock   |   Sarah Christianson   |   Marna G. Clarke   |   Sas Colby   |   Yoav Friedlander
Rhianna Gallagher   |   J.M. Golding   |   Lisa Toby Goodman   |   Marsha Guggenheim
Jeanne Hauser   |   Jessica Hayes   |   Judi Iranyi  |   Kevin B. Jones  |   Krista Kahl
Sherry Karver   |    Diane Kaye   |   Mike Kirschner   |   Lesley Louden   |   Ernie Luppi
Charlotte Niel   |   Eben Ostby   |   Troy Paiva   |   Tamara Porras   |   Pete Rosos
Jenny Sampson   |   Dean Santomieri   |   Susan Scott   |   Richelle Semenza
 Neo Serafimidis   |   SheSaidRed    |   Styrous  |   Michael Teresko   |   JP Terlizzi
George Tomberlin   |    Jon Wessel   |    Susan West    |   Anita White
Stephanie Williamson  |   Karyn Yandow   |   Yelena Zhavoronkova


Gallery Address: 
2889 Ford Street, third floor, 
Oakland, CA 94601


Also on display in the gallery is a collection of hand wrought jewelry by Dorie Meister. These pieces were inspired by the exhibit Seeing Red and feature antique red stones.



2018  EXHIBITS
Magnificient
April 7 - May 12, 2018
A group show of large works, including photography, painting and sculpture 


Open Studios 2018
June 2 & 3 and 9 & 10
2nd Friday Jingletown reception: June 8, 6-9 pm
Ten artists will be showcasing their work in the gallery.
Photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media


Summer Salon
July 13 - August 10
A selection of work by gallery artists


Art of Resistance
September 1 - October 12,  2018
Curated by Jan Watten and Professor Celeste Connor with support and guidance from  Dr. Peter Selz


Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals
October 20 - November 24, 2018

Winter Art Walk in Jingletown
group show of small works
December 1, 2, 8 and 14



February 9th was our 6th anniversary! 
Thank you for helping us celebrate this milestone!

See pictures from the opening here.


ABOUT  GRAY  LOFT  GALLERY
  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


GRAY LOFT GALLERY
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

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601

DIRECTIONS