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East Bay Open Studios

Friday, July 12th, 2013

I recently had the chance to exhibit some of my paintings in two artists’ beautiful live/work home as part of East Bay Open Studios. East Bay Open Studios is an event that takes place during the first two weekends in June where many artists open their studios for people to meet them and see their artwork. The event is sponsored by the art non-profit Pro Arts, who publishes a directory of artists in Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito and other spots in the East Bay.

When I decided to participate in Open Studios, I was living in a small studio apartment, so I was looking for a bigger space to exhibit my work. Through Pro Arts, I connected with Laurel Cain and Nate Boxer, the two artists who invited me to show at their home. They also welcomed artists Chris Gillis and Helen Dannelly. Together, the five of us presented a show that explored urban industrial landscapes and textures of Oakland and spots in the West through painting, photography and encaustic wax.

During the two weekends that we were open, we had over 100 people stop by, chat with us and check out our work. Nate took a time-lapse video on the last day, and here are some pictures from the event: