Mariah Carle spends her time flitting between New Orleans & Oakland. When she is not designing new sets and doing boudoir photography, she teaches photography classes and workshops around the US. Her award-winning art and photography has been published by Playboy, New York Post, Shutterbug, Boing Boing, San Francisco Chronicle, Cupido, Seattle Stranger, & Jezebel.com.
One of her large scale mixed media sculptures is on permanent exhibit in Seattle with the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. If you ask her what she does, she will tell you, “I steal souls; then sell them back at a profit.”
The Crucible offers adults and youth a wide variety of hands-on classes in industrial arts including welding, blacksmithing, woodworking, glass working, ceramics, enameling, mold-making, fire performance, electronics & kinetics, and much more. Our 56,000 sq. ft West Oakland warehouse space serves as a venue for publicly accessible art and events, and a gathering place for students, faculty, artists, and the broader community. Our CREATE and studio rental programs support artists and makers and help provide them with access to a wide range of tools and processes. Our corporate team building workshops help inspire teams to be more creative and innovative on the job.
The Crucible TheCrucible.org 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 510-444-0919
Ella Sophie Visual Artist + Photography
Ella Sophie is a Visual Artist & Photographer offering an empowering and fine-art approach to photography. She serves Oakland & the Bay Area, traveling worldwide.
She studied commercial art, and then followed that with a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has been in both solo and group exhibitions, and have had her images published in fashion, art, and bridal publications throughout the US.
She takes a fine art approach to her work, so her image delivery is tactile, with prints that can be touched, turned, and cherished. She offers a full range of professional fine art print products, because she believes your memories are print worthy.
Ella Sophie Photography & Visual Artist EllaSophiePhoto.com 510-844-4191 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Art Felicia Gabaldon
Oakland artist Felicia Gabaldon is American Indian and Spanish. She is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her paintings manifest a nostalgic illustration of the natural beauty of the American Southwest while also re-examining it. Gabaldon draws from the imagination a mythical and mystic part of human experience in the natural world.
Gray Loft Gallery was voted Best Art Gallery in 2016 and 2017 in the Oakland Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, and has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown. Noted by retired art critic 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.
At Jason Lees Design we design and build timeless modern furniture that is as functional and livable as it is beautiful. Each piece is handcrafted and built to last in our workshop using the highest quality materials. By combining the warmth of wood with interesting materials and understated details, we build character and individuality into our designs. With its timeless quality, our furniture is comfortable in a variety of settings from the modern to the eclectic to the traditional.
Our clients are local, national, and international, and have included residences, commercial spaces, institutions, restaurants and hotels. Our work has been exhibited at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, and featured in numerous publications including The World of Interiors, Anthology Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Interior Design, and San Francisco Magazine.
We also offer Interior Design services, including:
Space Planning Color Consulting Materials, Finishes & Fixtures Selection Furniture, Art and Accessories Selection Styling/Staging
Original oil paintings created on location of colorful Bay Area scenes and beyond. High quality aluminum and wood prints of these vibrant impressions also available. A variety of sizes and affordable prices. Originals and prints are ready to hang and brighten people's lives.
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland's KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland. An economic impact report shows that the Oakland First Fridays has a major, positive economic impact on the KONO community. To learn more, download the economic impact report by Victoria Swift.
Oakland First Fridays OaklandFirstFridays.org First Fridays of Every Month | 5:30pm - 9:30pm Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street
Rae Miller Art
Fine artist with an eye for up-cycling. Custom denim, secular altars and meditative drawings. Visit my Store!
Slow Burn Glass Studio was founded in 2006 by glass artist and instructor, Bryan Goldenberg. Artists and students are offered the chance to experience blowing glass in the 2300 square foot facility with its 500 lb. furnace.
The mission of Slow Burn Glass is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public.
Are you a glass artist looking for studio time? Slow Burn Glass offers half day or full day rentals of one of our 2 glory holes that can accommodate any size piece. And our full service cold working shop is available for product finishing.
Need a gift or something made to order? Take a tour of our on-line gallery to see the many hand blown glass bowls, vases, pumpkins and hearts for sale. Call or email for custom designed glass or specially designed lighting made to order just for you by the artist, Bryan Goldenberg.
Want to try your hand at glassblowing? We offer classes at all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). There are even holiday themed workshops.
Slow Burn Glass Studio SlowBurnGlass.com 2690 Union Street Oakland, CA 94607 510-832-2007 email@example.com
Transmission Gallery promotes primarily regional and national figurative artists with an emphasis on expressionism, California funk, and socially engaged art.
Transmission Gallery TheTransmissionGallery.com 770 West Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 firstname.lastname@example.org 510-835-2626
Ubuntu Theater Project
Ubuntu is a Zulu proverb that means 'I am because we are' and 'I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours.'
The Ubuntu Theater Project is a collection of artists that are committed to creating compelling works that unearth the human condition and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater.
Founded in Oakland, California, in 2012, the Ubuntu Theater Project shared three annual summer theater festivals and produced 14 plays in five Bay Area cities during that time. The Ubuntu Theater Project is now proud to offer year-long theater for Oakland and the Bay Area.
Our shows engage audience members from disparate communities to unite and reveal our shared humanity. Our work sparks a deep sense of interconnectedness and mutuality that changes attitudes and behaviors. We believe in radical inclusivity and offer every professional production at a pay-what-you-can price - removing barriers to access for our audiences.
Theater has the power to foster ubuntu and address the prejudice at the root of our social dysfunction where it lives - in the hearts and minds of people.