Oakstop Gallery 1721 Broadway (2nd Floor) Oakland, CA 94612 A group of works on canvas and paper created over the past three years.  The mental escape of California and Michigan’s forests serve as a starting point in the artist’s altered and uncanny vistas that consider the changes in our environment and abstraction within plant life. Exhibition runs from September 12 to October 31, 2015 Collector’s Preview:  Saturday, September 12 2pm to 5 pm First Friday Reception + Artist’s Talk: October 2 5pm to 9pm Gallery information: Phone: +1-510-698-9370 Email: info@oakstop.com Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 8:00pmRead More →

stria |ˈstrīə| noun (pl. striae |ˈstrī-ē| ) Technical a linear mark, slight ridge, or groove on a surface, often one of a number of similar parallel features. Anatomical any of a number of longitudinal collections of nerve fibers in the brain. Writing about this body of work keeps bringing up a memory of the eerie hills of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. It’s been 15 years since I saw those striped and cross-contoured hills  and their image still fuels my work. I was fascinated by the bands of color that wrap around the outcroppings, that seem to simultaneously swell up from and erode into the earth.Read 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 →

May 1 to June 20 | BETTI ONO GALLERY Mixed media paintings on panel and drawings on paper of invented landscapes and liquid-scapes populated with beings that are both gnarled and permeable. Opening reception: Friday, May 1 | 6 to 9pm Artist talk: Saturday, May 16 | 2-4pm First Friday catalog debut: June 5 Official Satellite Exhibition for Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios Week 1: June 6 and 7 | 11am-6pm Week 2: June 13 and 14 | 11am-6pm Betti Ono Gallery 1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA WEB: http://bettiono.com PHONE: 510-473-5919 HOURS: Wed. to Sat. 12-5pmRead More →

Forging Ritual To be a maker of art objects at a time when our visual media are increasingly presented in virtual forms, without a tangible body; in a place where artists are becoming increasingly more cramped for space; I am more careful and mindful each time I use my creativity to bring another object into the world. “What purpose will this artwork serve in my life, and what purpose do I want it to serve for my viewer?” These are the types of questions I ask myself as I construct my cut paper pieces. In this body of work, the choice to make paintings inRead More →

Unearthed, Unveiled An Exhibition of New Mixed Media Works by Jamie Treacy and Nicole Dixon Press Release Included Works Online Gallery + Price List Project Statement Exhibition Dates: June 5 – June 28, 2014  Open Studios Hours: June 7 – 8 and 14 – 15 | 11am – 6pm | East Bay Open Studios Map Numbers: 174 & 173 Preview Night: Thursday, June 5 | 7-9 pm        Opening Reception: Friday, June 6 | 6-9 pm Artists’ Talk:  Sunday, June 8 | 2-4pm Betti Ono Gallery 1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA WEB: http://bettiono.com | PHONE: 510-473-5919 A culmination of nearly a decade of artistic conversationRead More →