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.

http://www.creativeartprogram.org

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. https://www.alamedaartfair.com

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.  https://www.studio23gallery.com/blacklight-art-show/

Formed the Art Talk Committee where Victor Mavedzenge has interviewed hundreds of East Bay Artists. http://fridayartwalk.com/virtual-art-talks/

Printed our 3rd edition of the East Bay Artists 2022 Art Book! https://artpush.org/east-bay-art-book-about/

Organized the Alameda Art Rotation with Alameda Island Brewing Company & Fireside Lounge. https://www.alamedaartists.com

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 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

RSVP: https://fb.me/e/2Gxur51OY

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!

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

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

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

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. 

About the art book: 
https://artpush.org/east-bay-art-book-about/

Artists contributed to the book: https://artpush.org/east-bay-artists-2022/

Facebook Event URL: https://fb.me/e/2Gxur51OY

Official Website URL: https://http://ArtPush.org/

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…

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/

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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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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https://www.facebook.com/ArtPushOrg
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Host, Victor Mavedzenge –  https://mavedzenge.com/

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 =)

L I N K S :

http://fridayartwalk.com/virtual-art-talks/

https://www.facebook.com/ArtPushOrg
https://www.instagram.com/artpushorg/

Host, Victor Mavedzenge –  https://mavedzenge.com/

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

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