Featured Artists This year I’m trying something new for East Bay Open Studios.  Not only am I opening up my studio space, but I’m inviting some very talented friends! Together, we’ll be turning the driveway into our own Artist Market! Join me, Bush Mama Africa, Marc-Éddy Loriston and Jo Boyer for two weekends of open studios.  We’ll be serving snacks and displaying original paintings, drawings and prints at our best prices of the year.  We also plan to set up our space to create new pieces, so it’s a great time to see the process. Location: 3707 Penniman Ave. Oakland, CA 94619 Weekend 1 Saturday, June 10Read More →

Jamie Treacy, Oakland based artist challenges his own understanding and ours of landscape and environment. In this limited edition artist catalog, Treacy captures his emotional connections to incredibly bazar landscapes like the Badlands. Inspired by current environmental concerns like drought, climate change, and industrial waste this catalog takes the viewer through an amazing journey of Treacy’s creations. $20 8.5 x 11, full color, limited edition 30 pages, soft cover Click Here to PurchaseRead More →

This summer has been a magnificent mix of refinishing furniture, tending my vegetable garden and creating this odd group of cut paper works.  I have a few others pieces that are not quite finished yet…but I was feeling too excited to hold these back any longer.  I’m submitting this group of work to a show at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco next month which is centered on the theme of “Structure.”  When I first saw the call for entries, I thought it was definitely not for me, but I decided to challenged myself and really think about my methods for building an abstract composition.Read More →

With just one week left in the group exhibition that I helped curate as well as participated in, I’m feeling so supported, inspired and motivated for my next project.  Both the opening and artist talks yesterday were very well attended, and we have lots of fantastic photos to share!  Thanks to the photographers Daniel Zarazua, Katherine Campbell and Eric Murphy for sharing these images. I particularly enjoyed having the chance to talk about artistic process in this show and hearing about the other’s process in the show was mind-blowing!  I was left feeling so proud with hard everyone worked on their pieces for this show.Read More →

Joyce Gordon Gallery invites you to the opening reception of “Slide”, on June 7th, 6pm. Exhibition Dates: June 7 – June 29, 2013 Opening Reception: June 7th, 6-9pm  Artist Talk: Saturday, June 22nd 1-4pm Location: 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612 Hours: Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5pm Saturday 1 to 4pm Gallery Contact: jvbgg2@gmail.com 510-465-892 I’m so excited to share this new group of paintings inspired by Monica Zarazua’s collection of short stories Slide. I will be contributing six paintings, and I also helped curate the show.  The seven artists that are exhibiting with me also are responding to the stories in Slide in diverseRead More →

Today was a landmark day for me as a working artist and art teacher.  Two of my colleagues (Ms. Wan and Mr. Raytis) and I have been collaborating to plan a visiting artist lecture series for our school (Skyline High School – Oakland, CA).  We wanted to try combining three classes worth of students in the library and create an interactive presentation format.  To test drive this idea, I volunteered to present about my own artwork.  Even though I wasn’t a “visiting” artist, many of the students I presented to were students who had not met me before. Throughout the day, I shared my journeyRead More →