ArtPush’s main goal was to keep artist’s work “In Your Face” during 2020 & 2021. In spite of galleries, retail shops, studios & cafes closing during the Covid pandemic, ArtPush found a new way to reach out to art lovers in the east bay and beyond. Artists were able to submit any piece of work from over the last 10 years to be featured in the East Bay Artists 2020 book. Their work would be displayed along with their direct contact information. Books would be available online and in local book store Books Inc., Alameda.
ArtPush is publishing a 9″ x 7″ 100-page full-color art book showcasing the best of East Bay Art! This is a juried, fine art book including some of the East Bay’s most talented artists. The book will include but is not limited to Printmaking, Mixed Media, Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Illustrations. #eastbayartists2020 @artpushorg
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.
ART SELECTION PROCESS
Selecting which art to include in this book was a challenging task because of the large number of excellent art submissions. Only works from artists living or working in the East Bay qualified for inclusion in the evaluation process. The challenge was in excluding any of the artwork submitted. Images submitted that were below resolution qualities necessary for printing were eliminated. In order to make the judging process as fair and unbiased as possible an online scoring application was developed so that each judge could evaluate submissions in private.
2020 Virtual Book Launch with Books Inc.
ArtPush is a non-profit organization established in 2019 by a group of artists in Alameda, California dedicated to promoting arts and artists in the Bay Area. ArtPush promotes and sponsors art activities in partnership with local groups, organizations, and businesses. It is our belief that through art events we are able to strengthen a sense of well being at individual levels as well as building cohesive relationships among community members of diverse backgrounds and Ethnicity. Learn more about ArtPush at our website ArtPush.org.
EAST BAY ARTISTS 2020 is the first publication by ArtPush.
The online scoring application is a spreadsheet that lists each image by number without identifying the artist. ArtPush board members rated each work based on a scale of 1-5: originality, craftsmanship, elements of art, composition, unity & variety, medium & texture, use of space, presentation and the degree of difficulty. Final selections were chosen for artworks that received the highest overall score.
We deeply appreciate everyone who submitted their artwork regardless of whether or not the work is featured in this first art book publication.
Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to the non-profit ArtPush
Find links, bios and contact information for all the artists featured in the this book at: