Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Art of Living Black TAOLB2013 OPEN STUDIO Venues to Visit NOW!

Wow! This is our favorite time of the year! Why?  Because we as artists  have the privilege of  participating in the Longest Running Art Exhibit Venue that features and supports BAY AREA African American Artists!
Hi, I'm ♥karin, blogger for this TAOLB site, participating artist,& who amongst many others  can attest - no say with pride, that this particular Open Studios Tour Venue was elemental in the start of my public art career!
Scroll down to see the many galleries you can stop by to view the vast array of creativity The Art Of Living Black Exhibit and Open Studios Tour 2013 offers!
Its' vitality is strengthened by YOUR visits and support!  We'd love and appreciate your help sharing the word about this fabulous event through FACEBOOK - both The Art of Living Black & The Art of Living Black2013 ,twitter, a link on your blog., even doing feature stories about our artists & their processes!
Thanks so much- See you at one of the venues!
Everyone is welcome, and all locations are free admission.

There's still time to catch this exciting exhibit of sculpture,painting and photography! See you this weekend sat/sun 16-17FEB 12-4pm

Not so much poignancy, but a Celebration of the co-founder of TAOLB , her art and her life. Rae Louise Hayward was not only a  mentor to artists, but an artist herself! We were blessed with her understanding and encouragement - as well as her creations.  You will get to see a collection of her artwork at this warm venue! Inside WCRC...
Plenty of parking - Refreshments and Music. All welcome! 

Oasis Gallery's venue exemplifies the true spirit of TAOLB's vision of showcasing African American artists whose careers span from veteran,to first time exhibitors. Please join veteran artists Nannette Harris(oil paintings) ,  and myself  Karin Turner - karinsart.com  (acrylic paintings) for a look at what's new in their world of Blue people and H2oMelons! 

  Award winning recipients Latisha Baker (pyrographer), Stephen Bruce (acid paintings), Renata Gray(ceramicist), Mr. TheArthur Wright(bleach paintings),Tracy Ricks (mirror paintings), & Kelvin Curry(chalk pastel) are examples of just how diverse Black American art truly is.  Jimi Evins'(paintings) and Virginia (NIA) Jourdan's (acrylic paintings) are so colorful and diverse it's hard to believe they work with the same mediums!  Wow! 

OASIS Gallery is also proud to premier new 1st time exhibiting artist Ashlei Williams (painter), who shows a love for color, (and a bravery for going
Please come out and congratulate all for sharing their art won't you? 

Original paintings, Crafts, prints, gift items will be available for collecting (fancy word for purchase!) Methods of payment vary by artist, but some accept credit cards, and payment plan options are often available! But hey, cash is always good. 
See you soon - Everyone is welcome to this space...inside the American Steel Studios bldg - it's GIGANTIC! 
Admission is free. ♥karinsart♥

A new TAOLB venue! How exciting to see our Art Tour extended to the South Bay! Black Bean is definitely worth the excursion! 

A fabulously unique venue - This is a storage facility AND artist space! This group of artists features veteran participants as well as 1st timers! Congrats to all ! 

Heather Piazza, Gallerist  embraces and shows her support for local artists including our very own TAOLB participants! Stop by this venue at the "top" of the hill off of Oakland's hwy 13! (psst... you'll see a bonus artist's creations there as well) 

Welcome to our latest "pop-up" alternative space gallery! Offered by one of TAOLB's board members HENRI SCHUYERS himself!  It will be exciting to see these 3 treasured artists in such an intimate space! 

Talk about 'gilding the lily'! This beautiful campus's student union hall will become even MORE fabulous via the artwork it will boast on 
SAT & SUN 23/24* FEB2013 11-5pm! 
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Dr.Ajuan Mance ,prof. Mills College makes this venue possible annually! 
Please click her the link to view more about this venue & artists. 

A vibrant exhibit feat. some of the work of 3 prolific artists in a very special state building gallery!  1 2 3  click ea # for links!
 Exhibited in the lower gallery, next to the permanent collection, it offers the buildings inhabitants a respite of creativity! Stop by the artists' reception 

WED 27FEB2013 , 11:30-1pm. 
A change is a 'comin.... Well it's here... artist Dana King has made a life change, and the fruit is her art! Stop by this elegant gallery to view her latest creations.
 Ms. Harris's Gallery has been a long time supporter of local African American artists. 

Please click to enlarge artists' info!

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