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ArtPush 2023 Community Art Programs, Events & Sponsorships. ArtPush exists to promote and support the arts and artists through programs and events that enhance and strengthen the community.
ArtPush is made up of East Bay board & committee members, all of whom identify as artists living in the Bay Area. Thank you, 3 Dot Art Gallery aka Sara Edge & Dave Sylvester, The Red Door’s Yolanda Cotton Turner & Red Door supporter, Sandy Russel, Studio 23 Galleries Weseley Warren & Jessica Warren, Cheryl Harawitz, May M. Lo & committee member Victor Mavedzenge.
* Junior Spotlight
The Junior Art Program invites Junior artists to apply to be a part of Studio 23 Gallery’s group shows: This year we would like to feature two of those artists here.
Featured Junior Artists:
Olivia Wadler aka Livvy, age 15
Olivia, who attends Encinal High School, has shown and sold work in several Studio 23 Gallery Group Art Shows. Here we feature her work in the 100 Under 100 Group Art Show. Her subject, “Feebiea”. Olivia and her mother, (also a local artist) brought a new member into their home this past year, Feebiea. Feebiea is a rescue from San Francisco. Despite suffering from Cleft Lip Syndrome, . Olivia has been coming to the gallery for about 10 years and we have all watched her grow into the very talented artist she is today.
Savannah Reynosa, 15
Savannah Reynosa, who recently moved to Alameda with her father attends Encinal High School. Savannah entered her first show with us, The BlackLight Art Show. Her piece titled “Medicine” displays a pill bottle tossed aside in an empty lot. The grass and weeds are growing in and around the bottle, implying some time has passed. City buildings painted in the same moody blue-indigo tone as the sky can be seen off at a distance. The special fluorescent acrylic paints purchased at Flax Art & Design in Oakland are UV reactive. The sides of the work are painted bright orange, giving a luminate pink or sometimes orange glow on the wall surrounding the work. Savannah sold this piece in her very first art show. Savannah has also volunteered at several ArtPush events, including the Creative Art Program.
This was CAP’S 3rd year of putting on The Creative Art Program thanks to the California Arts Council. With a goal of introducing kids to art as a way to envision a better future, local East Bay artists and Girls Inc. of the Island City came together for an art workshop at Studio 23 Gallery. 15 local artists & volunteers work hands on with 25 students. The participants, their families and the artists are invited back the following week for the opening reception, bringing over 100 guests out to the gallery. Art supplies and equipment were purchased from Flax Art & Design, Oakland. ArtPush, designed and created over 25 wooden table-top easels, made at The Fab Lab at the College of Alameda.
* Alameda Art Rotation featuring East Bay Artists at: Fireside Lounge, Alameda Island Brewing Company & Studio 23. ArtPush works with both artists and business owners. We coordinate schedules, provide application forms, website information & requirements & promote shows.
ArtPush puts on the free Alameda Art Fair and Maker Market bringing over 100 diverse Bay Area artists, vendors and local businesses together with the greater community. Artists are encouraged to create artwork during the fair, so the attendees can see artists in action. This helps support a vibrant and creative community.
In 2023 we had over 75 vendors, 30 live art demos, live music featuring 5 local bands, live poetry from Alameda Island Poets along with local entertainment performers. Open Studios at the event included “The Red Door On Encinal”, “3 DOT” and Studio 23 showing over 75 local artist’s. Discounted rates are provided to artists requiring financial aid and several nonprofit spaces are given space 100% free. This event brings roughly 800 patrons from all over the Bay Area.
* Red Door Collective: Friday Open Studios
* 100 Under 100 Group Art Show
* East Bay Artist’s Art Book Live Exhibit & Studio 23 Gallery 10 Year anniversary Show.
* Pretty Frankenstein’s Falloween Fest * Filma Art Collective: PF 3000 Fundraiser
* Studio 23 BlackLight Art Show
ARTIST SPONSORSHIPS & PARTNERS
* Filma Art Collective: PF 3000 an interactive LED sculpture.
This year ArtPush fiscally sponsored several local artists and worked with new nonprofits in support of artists. One of the sponsored art projects was Filma Art Collective’s “The PF3000”. &
A fundraising event with a live demo was held at Studio 23 Gallery over 2023.
Studio 23 Gallery is now donating 100% of commission from art sales to ArtPush.org.
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.
New designs, partnering with Lellobird, Vera Tour, and Boxcar Flower Farm. Buy the puzzle during September 2023 to support ArtPushhttp://www.oaklandpuzzle.com
Due to to the popularity of their fundraising model, 20% of all sales from this collection will go to ARTPUSH.org 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.
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.
The event will have 8-16 kiosks depending on space and additional screens.
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.
1500 – 5000 sqft
Open space preferred.
White or light colored walls work best.
WiFi is nice to have but not required.
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.
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.
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
Help us keep things going! We can’t make it alone, that is why in 2019 we formed ArtPush.org 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 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
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 ArtQuarter.com/pub/eastbayartist2022. 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!
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: AlamedaArtists.com/submit-art 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 ArtPush.org 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. ArtPush.org
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 https://www.meetup.com/Alameda-Artists 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.
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
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.