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.
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.
The pandemic has closed down almost all normal gallery openings and art shows for 2020. ARTPUSH decided to do a fundraiser this year that would benefit local artists, the community, and our organization. The book will showcase selected works by approximately 100 East Bay artists.
The prestige of being an officially published artist.
Work exposed to hundreds of potential clients. (Free promotion)
Lists your website to encourage art sales.
No additional work needed! Submit your favorite existing piece from the last 10 years.
Help show the community the diversity and richness of our local artists.
Your work will be seen by collectors and gallery owners.
It’s easy, quick, and free to submit – (no submission fees).
It helps raise money for a local 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
Artists retain their work and copyright.
Your efforts go to a good cause and allow you to be a part of something special.
Participating artists can purchase one book on a sliding scale discount.
Benefits of buying the book:
Support local artists and a great local non-profit arts organization.
Discover wonderful new artwork from local artists.
100 full-color pages of original locally created artwork.
Makes a fantastic unique gift. (Buy one for every person you know!).
People will think you are really cool and have great taste when they see it on your coffee table.
Please keep in mind.
This is a labor of love.
ARTPUSH volunteers are donating hundreds of hours to this project.
The books themselves are expensive, about $15 each to print.
We have to pre-sell 70 books just to cover printing and shipping costs.
Book stores take half, so selling local retail for $35 we net $2.50 per book.
There are tons of shipping fees, credit card fees, administrative tasks, etc.
You will need to pre-order the book if you want to ensure you get a copy. We do not have the budget to purchase many copies and keep them “in-stock”. Depending on how presales go, we will probably order about 10 or 20 extra copies. Once they are gone, they are gone. If you pre-order you are guaranteed a copy at $25 + shipping. After pre-order, they will sell for $35.
Webster has a new community garden filled with healing art from local artists. ArtPush is supporting their efforts by helping WABA find artists to contribute to the garden. If you would like to contribute to The Healing Garden please reach out to us and we will put you in touch with the right people.
Deadline June, 12th 2020. *We are no longer accepting poster art. If that changes we I’ll let you know. Thank you for supporting your community!
Alameda Strong is asking local artist’s to create artwork for the Alameda Strong campaign. Donated artworks will be displayed on posters all around Alameda. The only thing we ask you to keep in mind is that the artwork should lift our spirits and unite our community.
Posters need to be “print ready”. PDF format, 11×17.
Please submit your print ready artwork to by June 12th, 2020 Thank you for supporting your community. If you need help making sure your files are print ready and in the correct format, you can email questions to .
Coronavirus Update 6-1-20: We are saddened to have to announce the art fair has been canceled this year. We love our community and feel this is the best move forward for the safety of everyone. We are encouraging vendors and artists to take part in our virtual art show, 100 UNDER 100. Get more details.