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