Thursday, May 2, 2013

WAREHOUSE 416- EAST BAY PRO ARTS OPEN STUDIOS

EAST BAY PRO ARTS OPEN STUDIOS
WAREHOUSE 416
416 26th Street 
Oakland Ca. 
between Telegraph and Broadway

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
JUNE 1 & 2
JUNE 8 & 9
11 am to 6 pm

FRIDAY JUNE 9
Oakland First Friday Art Murmur
6 to 9 pm

MARSHA BALIAN
      

bio:            
Marsha Balian is a mixed media artist who admits great difficulty following instructions, so by necessity is self-taught and often invents her own techniques.  Her work often incorporates found objects including what might be found on the floor of her studio.  Since invention doesn't require strict adherence to rules, her art avoids what might be literal and attempts to engage the imagination of the view.  Humor is never far behind.
 Her work has been shown throughout the Bay Area and in many parts of the country.  In 2012 she won "Best of Oakland" in "Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay, Art.com and an honorable mention in the National Collage Society Annual Exhibit 2011.








DIANE DUNWOODIE
bio:    
Abstract painter Diane Dunwoodie uses art as a means of growth and discovery and strives to avoid conventional rules.  She allows her right brain to flow freely onto the canvas. She uses acrylic paint because it dries quickly and allows her to create layers of color, and build textures on the surface.  She sometimes abandons the brush or pallet knife and uses her fingers to apply and blend colors.  She loves the the tactile carry over from her days of working with Abstract work is something she finds challenging because she must work without objective references, and this she feels allows her to paint more expressively using color and form.   Her newest work she calls "Observations" as they are observations and comments on life and living.  The work has a simplicity to it, is                  serene yet bursts with color and life.  She considers it a path towards a dream she will follow.








SALLY LANDIS
bio:    
Sally Landis paints the California landscape, from the sun-bleached beaches of southern California to the mountains and peaks of the High Sierra.  Her work has been influenced by the writings of John Muir and his "Range of Light" as well as the paintings of Edgar payne and Chirui Obata.                          Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sally studied art and graphic design at UCLA.  For many years her graphic design studio, Landis Designs, produced marketing materials for the top corporations in the Bay Area.Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the West as well as internationally, in venues as varied as the Oakland AIrport, the Yosemite Museum, galleries in Paris and Monaco.  She is the founding president of Oakland Fund for the Arts, a non-profit organization which funds arts education programs for children in Oakland public schools.








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