Closing reception: HOME photography show
We celebrated the end of the fantastic photo show HOME on Friday, March 8th with a great turn out of photo lovers and art enthusiasts. The show, selected by Ann Jastrab, gallery director, Rayko Photo Center, was one of the best we have had in the gallery. The range of images and media created diverse interpretations by the 30 photographers in the show, including literal as well as symbolic and personal depictions of home and a sense of place.
Special thanks to the photographers in the show:
Trent Davis Bailey
Michelle Anna Boire
Marna G. Clarke
Najib Joe Hakim
Kevin B. Jones
Kristen Faith Perkins
Ryan Chard Smith
Happy 2nd Birthday to us!
As we enter our third year, we are delighted that Gray Loft Gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown, and noted by 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, in a non-traditional art space.
We believe that Art is a vehicle for communication, community building and inspiration. We want to encourage the appreciation and interest in the arts by presenting work in a non-exclusive, welcoming, professional and fun environment. We hope to cultivate the belief that art is for everyone, and that art belongs in our community at large, not just in traditional gallery and museum environments.
The Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest artists’ work/live warehouses in the historic artist district Jingletown.
Visit us soon and see the upcoming show “Flora and Form”!
Parting shots from the opening reception and closing of HOME....
The gallery crew:
Special thanks to (left to right)
Mariah Carle, security
Styrous, blogger and photographer extraordinaire
Laura Kiernan, hospitality and intern
Thank you all so much for your help, support and assistance with the gallery!!
Gallery founder Jan Watten with Mariah Carle and Laura Kiernan.