Studio 23 Donates Proceeds


Studio 23 Gallery is now donating 100% of commission from art sales to

This will allow ArtPush to help support future events like The BlackLight Art Show, 100 Under100 & The Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market, The Creative Art Program and the musicians, artists and volunteers that work so hard at these events.

For example: 100 Under 100 earned $332 in commission at Studio 23. That money all goes directly to ArtPush. Studio 23’s Wesley and Jessica Warren actually had decided to donate Studio 23 commission from sales to ArtPush in 2022. However it became more official & fully implemented by 2023.

Specific art shows at Studio 23, that collect donations for drinks & appetizers will still go directly back into Studio 23 Gallery to pay to continue to provide free drinks & appetizers at shows.

ArtPush has also acquired several grants over the last 5 years, including. Every cent of every donation goes directly towards the specific request. For example, the AMP Sponsorship supports The BlackLight Art Show & The Art Fair.

2023 Grants and Sponsorships

Creative Youth Development Grant: 15,000. from for ArtPush’s Creative Art Program with Girls Inc. of the Island City . Kind Philanthropy assisted in our first attempt at applying for a larger grant.

2023 ARTSFUND Grant Program: $2,500. from

AMP Community Sponsorship: 1,500. for this year’s BlackLight Art Show & The Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market.

ArtPush partners with Oakland Puzzle

New designs, partnering with Lellobird, Vera Tour, and Boxcar Flower Farm.
Buy the puzzle during September 2023 to support ArtPush

Due to to the popularity of their fundraising model, 20% of all sales from this collection will go to during the pre-order period. That is just through September so order now to support ArtPush!

Expect delivery of your puzzle about 30-days after your order is placed.

All pre-order puzzles will be eligible for pickup at several locations. A $2 handling charge will be paid to that location. Please check store hours to make sure that it will work for you.

Bay Area Artists On Screen “Pop-up Exhibit”

East Bay Digital Art Gallery Pop-Up 2023


A Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery that shows artwork on video kiosks, screens and projectors.  Over 300 unique original works of art created by 200+ local East Bay Artists will be shown. The event brings a large amount of art to the public. 

*Note: These are not “NFTs”, they are photos of real physical artwork some of which may be for sale by the artists. 

Artist’s rendition of 3 kiosks with local art on them.

The event will have 8-16 kiosks depending on space and additional screens.

The Location

The pop-up needs a space for 3 to 4 months. This covers setup and breakdown. This is an ideal program for a large vacant retail space with lots of windows. We are open to discussion for alternatives.

We want to book this show for 2-3 months each in Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco.

Space Requirements:

  • 1500 – 5000 sqft
  • Open space preferred.
  • White or light colored walls work best.
  • Electricity
  • Great windows
  • WiFi is nice to have but not required.

The Screens

The screens are being provided by Digifli. Depending on size and availability, we can have up to 16 free standing kiosks and 20 tabletop screens. We also have multiple projectors available depending on wall space.

Artist rendition of space. The images will change every 20 to 30 seconds. There will be hundreds of unique works.

The Opening Event

We will have an opening reception event where the public can come meet many of the artists and view the work. We expect this to be a very well attended and popular event. Artpush will use our established media and marketing channels to promote the opening. 

We are hoping to have our first event open by June 2023. We are trying to do the first one in Alameda and then take it around the bay area.

Public Access

Depending on the availability of staff and volunteers, and the availability of grants and funding for the project, we will attempt to open the space for the public as often as possible. We will also try to have a closing party.

We will ask for a small donation at the door, probably sliding scale of $5-$20 per person that will go towards the org to cover expenses and staffing.

The idea is that the art is viewable from the street through the windows.

Who are the artists?

The bulk of the artwork will come from the last 3 editions of the East Bay Artists Book published by Artpush. We will also be accepting new work from artists in the bay area.

We will need lots of help.

Want to get involved? Do you have a space that would work? Send us an email

ArtPush Looks Back on 2022

This last year ArtPush focused on getting back into the swing of things as community events opened back up and we have been busy!

This year we hosted Open Studios at Studio 23 Gallery, 3 Dot & thanks to Fireside and Yolanda Cotton Turner the Red Door is back open and joining in on all the festivities.

Over 2022 We…

Hosted The Creative Art Program Workshop and Gallery Exhibit with Girls Inc. of the Island City.

Put on Friday Open Studios at Studio 23 Gallery

Every Friday 7-9 PM with our sister galleries 3 Dot & Red Door.

The Alameda Art Fair & Maker Market.

Put together our latest addition, The HalloQueer Variety Show: A kickstarter into Pride Week in Alameda. 

We hosted over 30 illuminating artists in this year’s BlackLight Art Show.

Formed the Art Talk Committee where Victor Mavedzenge has interviewed hundreds of East Bay Artists.

Printed our 3rd edition of the East Bay Artists 2022 Art Book!

Organized the Alameda Art Rotation with Alameda Island Brewing Company & Fireside Lounge.

Help us keep things going! We can’t make it alone, that is why in 2019 we formed with Sara Edge, Dave Sylvester, Wesley Warren, Jessica Warren & Cheryl Harawitz.

Our board has grown too!  We welcome to  the team Yolanda Cotton Turner as Director of Diversity and our Social Media Guru May Lo.  Over 2022 we also formed an official Art Talk committee that includes Victor Mavedzenge to the team.

Whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. 

Artpush Partners with Digifli

Artpush has partnered with Digifli Community Bulletin Boards to promote local artists in the East Bay. We feature work by local artists along with their contact information on digital bulletin boards throughout Alameda and Oakland. This exposes the community to new art from local artists which is at the core of our Mission.

We will be making this a standard part of all of the calls-for-art we do beginning in December 2022. In addition to just featuring art, Artpush will also be promoting local art events. If you are interested in getting something featured email the details to

Here are some examples of Artpush

East Bay Artists 2022 Pick Up Party

December 6 2022

For Immediate Release:

Title: East Bay Artists 2021 Book Party, 7:00 PM Dec 17th


Meet the artist’s at the upcoming Book Party Pick-Up.  EAST BAY ARTISTS 2022 is a stunning 9″x7″ 100-page full-color art book showcasing the best of East Bay Art. Mixed Media, Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs, Illustrations as well as Printmaking, are just some of the exceptional art featured in this years book. All artists featured in the book go home with a free copy!  Refreshments will be available. Meet the artists online here This is a free event.  

Participating artists are encouraged to get to know their “Book Page Neighbor” at the party. Introduce yourself to the artist you share the two page spread with in the book.  No neighbor? Meet the artist that comes right  before you or the one who comes right after you!  

Everyone is encouraged to get their book signed. If you purchased a copy of the 2022 book this is a great opportunity for everyone to gather featured artists’ signatures. Have each artist sign their page in your book!

Art Book Sponsors: A big thank you to our sponsor!. Fireside Lounge and West End Arts District! https://www.thefiresidelounge.com 

What’s new! ArtPush is asking all artists who have participated in any 3 of the last East Bay Artists Art Books to participate in their upcoming exhibit!  Artists who have been featured in any of  the 3 books can visit the call for art at:  Artworks will be displayed at Studio 23 Gallery, 3 Dot Art Gallery & The Red Door on May 20th. Victor Mavedzenge will lead off festivities with a live art talk featuring artists from the book. This is a fundraiser for ArtPush, tickets are available at $20ea on Facebook & eventbrite. Visit for more information on our 10 Year Anniversary.

The EAST BAY ARTISTS 2022 book is available online until supplies run out!  Check the website for the latest updates.

We may or may not have additional books available for purchase at the event. Supplies are limited so purchase your copy now! at

ArtPush is a non-profit organization founded by local artists to promote the arts and strengthen relationships among community members of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Art Talks, Open Studios, the annual Summer Art Fair and Maker Market, the annual Black Light Art Show and outdoor art Meetups with are just some of the activities ArtPush develops, sponsors and hosts on a regular basis. The EAST BAY ARTISTS 2022 book is the 3rd publication by ArtPush.

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

About the art book:

Artists contributed to the book:

Facebook Event URL:

Official Website URL: https://

What’s Happening 2022!

Upcoming Art Happenings 2022!

Monthly: 2nd Friday Art Talk w/ Victor Mavedzenge.
February’s Panelists: Dan McGarrah & Joseph Greeley | 2022 Sponsors
*Meet the latest and the greatest: May Mi Lo is a local artist who is now an official member of the ArtPush 2nd Friday Art Talk Committee!

January: Artist Debi Ling at Alameda Island Brewery January 29th!

Bi-Monthly: Alameda Artists Display at Alameda Island Brewing Company!

March: Creative Art Program Details TBA

July: Flax Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market Sunday July 3rd

Aug/Sept/Oct: Studio 23 Outdoor Film Festival

Nov/Dec: East Bay Artists 2022 Fine Art Book and Artist Directory

January 2023: Studio 23 10 year anniversary!

Monthly: Alameda Artists Sketch Meetups!

October Outdoor Film Shorts

An evening of spooky shorts at Studio 23 Alameda.

Please support this non-profit event with a small donation of $20 – you can donate via PayPal

RSVP & Get More Details!

October Outdoor Film Shorts

When: October 16th, Doors 7pm
*Band Pretty Frankenstein 7PM-7:30pm
*Spooky Film Shorts 7:30pm-8:30pm
*Studio 23 Open Studios 7-9pm
*Art Exhibit 3 Dot Memento Mori 7-10pm
*Open Studio Studio 23 7-10pm

October Outdoor Film Screening. Some scary stuff, so be forewarned. These are short films are geared towards adults. We will have some treats if you decide to bring Trick-Or-Treaters. 3 Dot will be hosting their annual Memento Mori and it’s open studios at Studio 23. Costumes Encouraged, ALWAYS! 

Film Shorts By Matarrese Brothers
Art & Music Films By Witchcentipede
Music Videos Pretty Frankenstein

Exact film lineup and times are subject to change slightly. We will update any changes asap.

Bring: Your own lawn chairs. There is limited seating for the screening. Just like if it was an outdoor lawn concert we are encouraging people to bring their own chairs for the film screening. We will have limited seating available.

Dress: Dress warm, this is an outdoor event.

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…

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…

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…















































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…

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…

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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