926 Gilman Street @ 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 527 - 5010
We're your source for chair caning, basketry and gourd supplies, books and tools. We also carry supplies for bookbinding and pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating) year-round.
Since 1969 we have been restoring cane, rush, splint, Danish cord, wicker, rawhide and rattan furniture and we share our experience in the many craft books we've written. Also on display are many crafted gourds, musical instruments, baskets and furniture to delight and inspire you. We offer open studio time with our assistance if there is a project you'd like to complete yourself. We love to help and guarantee your satisfaction with every transaction.
We, at New Pieces, are committed to serving the Quilting Community of the World by inspiring each person's Creativity, Abundance, Joy and Happiness... and having these in great quantity in our own lives and in the lives of those we love.
Opened at 1717 Fourth Street in January 2002 as The Art Gym, the 4th Street Studio was created to offer a pleasant, creative and affordable atmosphere to create art and network with other artists. From there it blossomed into a place where visitors can watch artists work while they peruse works for sale or sign up for classes with established professionals.
Now known as 4th Street Fine Art, the studio offers month-to-month memberships with unlimited use of the facility. We have monthly exhibitions featuring artists and various themes.
Gera, our founder, is currently working on a book of the years of experience founding this gallery as well as her earlier limited edition print shop. Can't wait to see it!
ACCI Gallery (Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.), located in the heart of North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, is a member-based community of artisans, artists, and art patrons. Over one hundred artists exhibit their various media, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and sculpture.
Artist at Play is the working art studio of printmaker, Karen Weil. Her original Monoprints, Serigraphs, and mixed-media pieces are available for purchase, ranging in price from $16.00 for a small framed pencil/ink drawing, to $595.00 for a large, 6’ tall, mixed-media Monoprint. All her artwork is hand-printed on the premises by the artist herself. If you happen to be in the area and see her “playing” there, you are welcome to watch her print her pieces hot off her etching press! Otherwise, please make an appointment to view her work, as her hours are somewhat haphazard. (Wheelchair Accessible)
Other happenings at the studio…Handmade Necklaces and Earrings for sale, occasional holiday art shows and printing lessons that can be arranged directly with Karen Weil
Berkeley Art Center (BAC) serves the diverse and creative citizens of this unique regional area, through the presentation of visual art exhibitions and related programs that are relevant, engaging, and inspiring.
BAC is located accross from Live Oak Park St. on Walnut and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun 11am-5pm.
Passionately committed to living the life of handmade aesthetic, Guild artisans offer beauty and esteemed craftsmanship to everyday life. There is nothing quite comparable to holding a piece of handmade pottery– come find the piece for you. A perfect cup or bowl suited to nestle in your hand, enliven your senses, bringing joy to your day. And, that moment of morning pleasure– opening the cupboard to find your new, favorite mug or teapot, waiting to be held, filled, and comfort you.
Come check us out!
A Fine Arts Gallery in the Ashby Arts District in Berkeley, CA.
2035 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, California, a quarter block from the Ashby Bart Station between Adeline and Shattuck (Handicapped Accessible)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, Sunday 12-3pm and by appt.
Pivot Art Gallery is an independent online project curated by Peter Hayes with the goal of providing engaging art and arts information to the community of the San Francisco bay area and beyond. Since 2009 the gallery has regularly exhibited work from a wide variety of artists including: photographers, illustrators, sound artists, painters, video artists, sculptors, interactive internet artists and more!
Through the website and blog, the gallery shares in conversations with art creators, viewers, collectors, and the greater community. We aim to provide inspiration for all to become more involved in the visual arts. This project is constantly evolving and should be considered a work in progress.
What is emerging aesthetics? We define it as a sense of art viewed through various media, avenues of expression, and the intersection of these that reveals a unique contemporary arts perspective. This unique viewpoint enables the gallery to show a range of engaging work and participate in the contemporary art conversation.
If you have any questions about the art, artists, or placing an order, don't hesitate to contact us. We welcome all comments and questions. If you are interested in collaborating or submitting a portfolio for consideration as a Featured Artist, please send the following information: link to site/portfolio | bio | artist statement | any other relevant info | your questions
Note that edgy, conceptual, and otherwise challenging work is encouraged. We are also interested in hearing from artists/writers who write about art and would like to publish reviews, critiques, essays, etc…
Welcome to rikkigillceramics.com! I live and work in Berkeley, California. I make handmade and hand decorated porcelain pottery featuring dinnerware and one of a kind pieces. I specialize in custom dinner sets and serving pieces in a rainbow of color choices. I offer place settings, platters, vases, bowls and many other items.
Prices for my pieces range from $20 to $300 and my work can be purchased by contacting me directly or by visiting my studio on weekends. Directions are on my contact page.
I look forward to hearing from you and showing you my work.
Although a practicing artist for thirty years, it’s only in the past few that I resumed exhibiting. For many years I was a facilitator of other artists’ careers, as the Executive Director or curator of community art centers. This work deeply involved me in presenting art to the public, and negotiating the interaction of the individual artist with a widely diverse audience. While I continued to paint, I did not seek exhibition opportunities because (whether actual or perceived) ethical issues might have arisen. I remain involved in community activities in Berkeley, serving on the Civic Arts Commission and on the curatorial committee of the Richmond Art Center.
A “plein air” painter for well over 20 years, I have recently begun to draw again. The new work began during an artist’s residency in New Zealand, where I continued to respond to the landscape and natural forms, using scratchboard as my medium. This exploration led to a series of illustrations for, Matilda Robbins: Immigrant, Wobbly, Feminist, my grandmother’s unpublished memoir, written in the late 1950s about her life in the years 1900-1926. While I continue to paint, this work has currently been my major focus, and unlike my practice with painting, I have used old family photographs and published images to develop the drawings. In this case the camera helps. I find images of buildings, costumes and transportation that I use to create composites that suggest the story Matilda tells.
I attended Reed College in Portland Oregon; hold a B.A. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, and studied painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. My work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, in Europe, Central America and New Zealand and is in public and private collections in Washington D.C.; New York City; Los Angeles, California; Taos, New Mexico; Masterton, New Zealand; Managua, Nicaragua; and Torino, Italy.
My work and aesthetic derive in large part from my heritage — North African — and my formative cultural experience growing up in Italy.
I start my prints by traveling into history, memory and imagination. I am interested in patterns and boundaries, both physical and cultural. What happens when you get near? What crosses over, what is connected and what is repeated? I hope to reflect transitions and overlapping experiences that give form to the contemporary world and shape our experiences.
I use a variety of printmaking methods to connect and assimilate a progression of ideas. I use visceral properties of paint and the power of color to convey the drama of emotions. As the layers change and become more complex, history and memory become part of the conversation. The visual language is primordial, melodic, baroque and industrial.
Member of California Society of Printmakers
The Potters' Studio Gallery is a great place to purchase local, handmade pottery and sculpture. The gallery features 12 artisans, and has many special events throughout the year. Visit our website BerkeleyPottersStudio.com for current event listings.
The Potters' Studio is a one-of-a-kind ceramics center offering pottery classes; extensive open studio time; memberships, including 24/7 access; regular high-quality weekly firings; a gallery; and much more. If you're a beginning potter, it's a great place to learn, and if you're a more experienced ceramics artist looking for a place to just do your own thing -- and even do your own firings, both electric and gas -- this is the place!
We've been a part of the Bay Area pottery and ceramics community for over 40 years.
A staff member is on hand during the week to accept pieces for contract firings in our kilns.
We're located just off the University Ave. exit on Interstate 80, near the Fourth St. shopping district.
Equipment and facilities:
- 13 pottery wheels (11 electric and 2 kick wheels)
- 2 slab rollers
- 6 electric kilns
- 5 gas kilns (including raku and soda kilns)
- Glaze mixing equipment
- Spray booth
- Ball mill
- Big work tables
- Private studio spaces for rent (subject to availability)
AFFORDABLE, ORIGINAL ART
We feature fine art photography of Geri Brown and Armando Picciotto. Additionally all artists represented in the gallery are locale artists. We have a beautiful collection of hand crafted jewelry, pottery, wood arts, sculpture, hand blown glass, and textiles.
We also offer digital photography workshops in small groups of 5 participants with 2 instructors.
Call us for information.
Totally Rad Gallery is an art gallery located at 1212 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, California (between Gilman and Harrison). Our gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary works by emerging local and national artists. Visit our website for our business hours and inormation on our current exhibitions http://www.totallyradgallery.com/
Sandy Simon, a potter, started TRAX gallery in 1995 in a warehouse on the railroad tracks in West Berkeley, CA . The focus of TRAX is to showcase exceptional functional ware from potters across the U.S. committed to making pots. In the 18 years since it’s inception, TRAX has gained a national and international following. The majority of the pots are sold online and often shipped to other countries. Sandy’s ultimate goal is to grow the audience of appreciation so that TRAX could actually support the life and work of many potters.
TRAX hosts about 6 solo exhibitions per year and continually carries work by many well known potters.Thirteen years ago Sandy and sculptor,husband, Robert Brady, built a new gallery, house and studio at 1812 5th Street in West Berkeley adjacent to the hip and happening 4th Street shopping area. Their award winning complex was designed by Berkeley architect, Charles Debbas. TRAX is open 5 days a week: Wednesday through Sunday, from 12:00 to 5:30 TRAX traditionally closes 2 months a year: January & August except by appointment and email. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Framer's Workshop & The Framer's Outlet: Since 1977 we have served the Bay Area with high quality award-winning preservation picture framing at reasonable rates for both businesses and retail clients. We offer both custom and do-it-yourself framing and we welcome artists and art patrons alike. We are owner operated and we value the safety of your art. We are a certified Bay Area Green Business. Our Outlet store offers designer ready-made frames at budget prices. We reuse leftovers from custom frame jobs to make beautiful ready-made frames that sell for a fraction of the cost of the original moulding.
Aurora Theatre Company provides a nurturing environment for theatre artists and artisans to produce and develop plays that place a high value on substance, intelligence, and craft. We strive to enrich the lives of our audience by producing high-quality, thought-provoking work that shines in an intimate setting.
West Edge Opera was founded as Berkeley Opera in 1979 by baritone Richard Goodman, also an Engineering Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who is now Artistic Director Emeritus.
West Edge Opera believes that everyone, regardless of age, circumstance or background, can discover the excitement and relevance of opera in their lives. We look at the art form through a new lens, re-imagining tradition to connect with a modern audience. We create innovative experiences of the highest quality that respect the original spirit of the work.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to a national leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages, a school, and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep is proud to premiere exhilarating new plays. In the last seven years, the company has helped send seven shows to Broadway. Eleven arrived off Broadway, two moved to London, two turned into films, and others have toured the nation. Come see tomorrow’s plays today at Berkeley Rep.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engagement with its audiences, and leadership within the community in which it resides. We endeavor to create a diverse body of work that expresses a rigorous, embracing aesthetic and reflects the highest artistic standards, and seek to maintain an environment in which talented artists can do their best work. We strive to engage our audiences in an ongoing dialogue of ideas, and encourage lifelong learning as a core community value. Through productions, outreach, and education, Berkeley Rep aspires to use theatre as a means to challenge, thrill, and galvanize what is best in the human spirit.
1942 University Avenue, Suite 207, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 841 - 2800
Berkeley Symphony entered a new era in January 2009 as Joana Carneiro became the orchestra’s third Music Director in its 40-year history. Under Carneiro, the Symphony continues its tradition of presenting the cutting edge of classical music, forging new relationships with living composers, including several prominent contemporary Bay Area composers such as John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Paul Dresher; while continuing to honor our classical past.