What Is Art Without Connection?: July 2021 Art Talk

In this episode…

​​Victor Mavedzenge introduces us to Jenna Countryman Mauro, Steven Yu, and Raul D’Mauries, whose work is featured in the 2020 East Bay Artists book. Without a doubt, we’re facing unprecedented and unpredictable times, where our world has been turned upside down. No one is immune to feelings of isolation and loss; how do we move forward when the simple act of human connection can be a struggle? Be prepared for some real talk as these three share how they’ve leaned on Art for support, and the deeper meaning behind a pretty picture.

About Jenna…

Jenna is a professional flutist and a flute instructor. You can find her piece, ‘You Are So Loved’, in the 2020 East Bay Artists book. Read more about her here…

https://www.jennacountrymanmauro.com/

About Steven…

Originally from Taiwan, Steven is a freelance comic book artist and writer. He’s largely inspired by anime, martial arts and Hong Kong cinema. See more of his work here… 

https://www.instagram.com/syuartist/

About Raul…

Raul is from Mexico City and has spent the last 20 years in the Bay Area. When he’s not making art, he’s making music. Check out his surreal and whimsy paintings here…

https://www.instagram.com/rdmauries/

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Hello Science, Meet Art: April 2021 Art Talk

In this episode…

​​Victor Mavedzenge introduces us to Kevin Wiseman, Sara Edge, and S. Newman, whose work is featured in the 2020 East Bay Artists book. The show kicks off with a short film of Kevin’s piece, ‘Of Natural History’; a drawing that took nearly 15 years to complete. It primes us for a contemplative and thought provoking conversation, with evolution and natural selection at its core. Tune in for a fresh perspective on the unlikely pairing of science and art, that will peak your curiosity and leave you truly inspired.

About Kevin…

Kevin is a Bay Area native with a background in scientific illustration. His highly detailed work has been included in several notable publications. Check out his unique approach to art here…

http://kevinwisemanart.com

About Sara…

Originally from Georgia, Sara’s love for science and nature is evident in her work. She uses a variety of mediums including metal, wood and paint. See what she’s up to here…

https://www.instagram.com/sedge_art/

About S.Newman…

S. Newman creates richly textured oil paintings, with the use of brushes and steel wool. She captures the diversity and commonality among people and their communities. See more of her work here…

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Greater Than Us: June 2021 Art Talk

In this episode…

Victor Mavedzenge introduces us to Damon Powell and Michael Dugger, whose work ‘Standing Backbend’ and ‘Mobius Arch’, are featured in the 2020 East Bay Artist book. Their chosen mediums could not be more different – Damon is predominately a watercolorist and Michael is a photographer by trade. As the conversation takes off, they uncover a common ground which they share – they’re both searching for something greater than themselves. Tune in and hear two artists coming from opposite ends of the spectrum express their personal journeys of inner strength, spirituality and self discovery. 

About Damon…

Damon, an artist and theologian, focuses on imagery that is largely inspired by his meditative practice and sacred texts. Take a look at how he fuses symbolism and movement here…  

https://www.damonpowell.com/

About Michael…

Michael is an explorer who loves the process of capturing a moment. He enjoys shooting a range of subject matter, from toys to wildlife. Take a look at his diverse portfolio here…

https://www.insightfulimagery.com/

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A Common Thread: February 2021 Art Talk

In this episode…

Victor Mavedzenge introduces us to Carolynn Haydu, Christina Spiegel and Dave Sylvester, whose work is featured in the 2020 East Bay Artists book. At first glance, these individuals appear to have very little in common. Visually, their styles and approach to art are quite distinct from one another. But as the conversation turns candid, it becomes clear that a common thread runs through them. Listen in as these three artists share their feelings about empowerment, the value of community and the challenges we all face within the human condition. 

About Carolynn…

Carolynn was born in Los Angeles and currently resides in Berkeley. Her collage work is dimensional, rhythmic, and abundantly textural. See more here:

https://www.instagram.com/carolynn_haydu/

About Christina…

Originally from New Jersey, Christina is a Bay Area cartoonist, poet, carpet cleaner and kidder.  She is best known for her elusiveness and lack of attention to detail. Read on…

http://www.likeallofyou.com/

About Dave…

From Hawaii to the East Coast, Dave has spent the last six years in Alameda. He creates playful and whimsy characters and ‘monsters’, sprinkled with a touch of surrealism. Check him out…

https://dksylvesterart.myportfolio.com/

A R T P U S H:

We’re a non-profit arts organization based in Alameda, California, created by artists for artists. 

Join us every 2nd Friday of the month for ‘Art Talk’. Hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode =)

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Writer, May M. Lo – https://www.maymlo.com/

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Justice For All: January 2021 Art Talk

In this episode…

Victor Mavedzenge introduces us to Howard Harawitz; an Alameda based musician, photographer and programmer, who’s image ‘London Subway’, is featured in the 2020 East Bay Artists book. Howard bore witness to a tumultuous time in our Bay Area’s history; when civil rights, free speech and equality were the driving forces behind so many heated and emotional demonstrations. He takes us down memory lane, modestly recounting his early infatuation with photography, to the lively 1960’s as he unknowingly captured some of the most moving and thought provoking images of that decade. Tune in for an honest, open discussion about hope, coexistence and the struggles of humankind. 

About Howard…

Howard was raised in Brooklyn, New York, during the 1940’s at the start of WWII. He discovered photography at a very young age and immediately fell in love with the process. Take a closer look at his extraordinary photographic documentaries here:

http://harawitz.com/ 

A R T P U S H:

We’re a non-profit arts organization based in Alameda, California, created by artists for artists. 

Join us every 2nd Friday of the month for ‘Art Talk’. Hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode =)

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https://www.facebook.com/ArtPushOrg
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Writer, May M. Lo – https://www.maymlo.com/

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Indie Film Screening: Romantic Chorus

August 14 at 8:00 PM  · Studio 23 Gallery, Alameda, CA

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Suggested donation to the filmmaker of $10 per guest! Please SUPPORT LOCAL ART!!!

We are proud to announce Studio 23’s first in-person event in more than a year!

In collaboration with the 3 Dot Gallery, the Red Door Gallery, and the Alameda-based JMG Motion Pictures, we will be having an outdoor screening of their freshly-released film Romantic Chorus. The movie is an animated-documentary about relationship choices, sex, fear, and technology, which features 21 diverse interviews and a wide variety of tantalizing animation styles created by 17 artists from around the world!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH (18+) 2309 Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA
Doors: 8PM, Screening: 9PM, Discussion with the Director: 10:30PM
Live music by Quentel The Cryptid before and after the film.
Suggested donation $10! (proceeds go to the galleries & filmmakers!)
**Please bring your mask and keep safe**

Romantic Chorus has already played at festivals and special events in the United States, France, and Australia, but this will be its Bay Area debut! Covering topics as diverse as LGBTQIA+ issues, sex and disability, and the strengths and pitfalls of online dating; the film has something for everyone . . . well, everyone 18+!

For more information on the event, contact (415) 580-2309
For more information on the Romantic Chorus, email
or head to https://romanticchorus.com/

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Suggested donation to the filmmaker of $10 per guest! Please SUPPORT LOCAL ART!!!

Grant Awarded to ArtPush

Alameda arts groups receive COVID-19 relief funds
Eight organizations awarded grants through county program paid for by U.S. CARES Act
By MARTA YAMAMOTO | Correspondent PUBLISHED: January 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. | UPDATED: January 13, 2021 at 5:30 a.m.

Due to Covid many of Artpush annual events have been postponed to 2022. As far as plans go for now, we are scheduled to proceed as usual in 2022. The money will be used to cover rent and other expenses.

Read The Full Article

Alameda City Small Grants Fund has extended their grants to 2022! See you at the Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market 2022! This money will be used to pay specific entertainers at the fair.

EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 Press Release

October 20, 2020

For Immediate Release:

ArtPush announces the publication of EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 

EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 is a stunning 9″ x 7″ 100-page full-color LIMITED EDITION art book showcasing the best of East Bay Art. Mixed Media, Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Illustrations and Printmaking are just some of the exceptional art featuring 100 of East Bay’s most talented artists. 

2020 is a year none of us will ever forget and history will revisit for decades if not centuries. EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 was driven in part by the COVID-19 Pandemic when visiting galleries and studios has not been possible. But the real inspiration came from the incredible diversity and creativity of the hundreds of artists who have exhibited their work and been part of ArtPush activities over the past several years. EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 is a celebration of this time, of the artists featured in this book and to all artists everywhere. We feel privileged and fortunate to have among us so many talented and generous artists. More than ever before, during this time of isolation, art is needed to inspire and support connection among us all. We are deeply thankful to all those who contributed to this book in so many ways. 

PRE-ORDERS are available at a discount directly from ARTPUSH.ORG until October 31st, 2020. This is a limited edition run!  Your order will arrive in November in plenty of time for that perfect holiday gift. You can order one or more copies at https://artquarter.com/@artpush/ 

EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 will also have a very limited number of copies on sale at Books Inc on Park Street in Alameda until supplies run out! Copies are scheduled to hit the shelves on November 25th just in time for holiday shopping. Catch a preview at the Books Inc. Virtual Book Launch, November 7th, 2020 Check ArtPush.org for Zoom links.

ArtPush is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization founded by local Alameda artists to promote the arts and strengthen relationships among community members of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Monthly 2nd Friday Art Talk, the annual Alameda Summer Art Fair and Maker Market, the annual Studio 23 Black Light Art Show and art education workshops are just some of the activities ArtPush develops, sponsors and hosts on a regular basis. EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 is the first publication by ArtPush.

All proceeds from sales will benefit the non-profit organization ArtPush. 

Attachments: Book cover, sample images, list of artists.

Learn more about the book here: https://artpush.org/artbookpresale/

Complete list of artists with bios: https://artquarter.com/pub/eastbay2020book
Book Launch RSVP
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Learn about Artpush https://artpush.org/about/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ArtPushOrg

For more information contact:

Wes Warren

(510) 239-9352 

Jessica Warren

 

Images from the book:

Rena De Taino Mixed Media Smokie Arce
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Love, Frida Digital Painting by  Felicia Ann 

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Winter is coming Charcoal on Paper By Kimberly Virginia Johnson
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List of participating artists

Ann, Felicia
Arce, Smokie
Art, Fishy
Banes, Jamie
Boller, Bonnie
Boston, Zoë
Bradley, B. R.
Braun, Christo
Brownson, Amy
Brueckner, Heidi
Burke, David
Caesar, Nicolas
Calime, Ronald
Castillon, Joseph
Chow, Gerardo
Clarke, Brian
Corviid
Crociani, Erin
curry, kelvin
D’Mauries, Raul
Dill, Alana
Dogmatic, Irene
Dostourian, Annamarta
Dugger, Michael
Dussault, Andrew
Edge, Sara
Elliott, Mikey
Eminger, Aaron
english, reon
Feria, Jose
Fillmore, Michelle
Fleming, Michael
Freeman, Deirdre
Furry, Terry
Graf, Robert
Granillo, Chris
Harawitz, Cheryl
Harawitz, Howard
Hawkins, James
Haydu, Carolynn
Herbst, Justin
Ho, Mi Hang
Husari, Nancy
Isner, Chris
J.Marx, Michael
Johnson, Kimberly Virginia 
Karanovich, Yelena
LaChica, Julia
Ling, Debi
Lo, May
Matesic, Tracy
Mauro, Jenna Countryman
Mavedzenge, Victor
McHugh, Kate
Melton III, Kirkland
Mendez, Sen
Mertz, Dylan Robert
Mohler, Michelle
Mok, Tiffany
Morava, Ina
Newman, S.
Paz, Jennifer
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Powell, Damon
Powell, George
Ralph, Richard
Rios, Diego
RLHaywood
Robertson, Roberta
Rockhold, Barbara
Romano, Kee
Rossi, Christine Mae
Sala, Bill
Schultz, Terrie
Sheridan, John
Shev, Nick
Siegel, Arianna
Silveira, Bill
Spiegel, Christina
Spiller, Maurice (MADSPILL)
Sylvester, Dave
Tanathorn, Amy
Tapia, Carolina
Tashner, Paige
Threadgill, Judy
Tour, Vera
Tribuzio, Barry
Turner, Yolanda Cotton
Wadler, Nicholas
Walker, Xan Blood
Wang, JaYing
Warren, Jessica
Warren, Wesley Edward
Weber, Bill (El Gallo)
Winner, Lisa
Wiseman, Kevin
Wright, TheArthur
Wyrd, Jakob
Yada, Jo Anne
Yen, Maria Goretti
Yu, Steven