PRO ARTS      

April Exhibitions and Events 

April 3, 2013

In the gallery...
Exhibition Dates: April 5-13, 2013
Artists' Reception: First Friday, April 5, 6-8pm     

Showcasing the Next Generation of Oakland Artists

Demos brings together new work by over 70 students participating in the Youth Fellows program at five Oakland High Schools.

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Images: (top)  Artwork by Julio R., Lighthouse Community Charter School; (above l-r) Youth Fellows students in the classroom; Artwork by Geneva J., Lighthouse Community Charter School; Youth Fellows @ Engaged, Pro Arts 2012

New exhibitions...
PROJECT: Mark Baugh-Sasaki

March 7 - April 19, 2013

Window installation @ Pro Arts

Using industrial and natural materials - steel and granite - Baugh-Sasaki creates fantastical objects that inhabit hybridized landscapes.

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Pro Arts @ Phil McGaughy  
March 20 - September 20, 2013
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

In this new series of works, Lobbyscapes, McGaughy imagines how plaster as a sentient material may furtively adapt to the Latham Square Building's lobby.

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Directory Cover Art

Pro Arts is pleased to announce the 2013 Directory of East Bay Arts cover artwork:

Water Dragon by Erica Kremenak

Kremenak creates evocative paintings with a brew of oxides, colorants, oil, enamel, wax and solvents. View the Online Gallery to preview more works by Open Studios artists.

Image: Erica Kremenak, Water Dragon (detail), 2012. Courtesy of the Artist


The Free Gallery Recap

The Free Gallery closed last week after a wonderfully lively four week run - the interactive exhibition drew over 1100 gallery visitors and distributed 750 artworks and objects!  Since the initial six artists signed up to participate, over 100 artists contributed work to the show. Thanks to all those who participated!

View The Free Gallery on Facebook and tell us about your experience.  

Events Calendar...
First Friday, April 5, 6-8pm  |  FREE 
DEMOS: Artists' Reception
Image: Artwork by Vidal G., Lighthouse Community Charter School


Saturday, April 6, 11am | FREE
Mapping Your Network (Strengthening Your Connections) 
This Artist Salon will look at ways to visualize and take inventory of your ever growing network. Once you have mapped your network it is easier to take advantage and find strength in those connections. We will explore strategies on building stronger relationships and planning to meet your artistic goals. Caffeine provided.


Wednesday, April 10, 1-3pm 
Continuing the Conversation: 'ArtPlace' Salon 
Following Pro Arts' collaboration with ArtPlace to facilitate a salon to discuss creative-placemaking in Oakland, we invite participants to reconnect to share how we optimize Oakland arts within the creative-placemaking framework.


Friday, April 12, 11am  |  FREE
Coffee With the Director  
Meet and share ideas with Margo Dunlap, Executive Director, at Cafe Teatro (300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, across breezeway from Pro Arts). All welcome.


Saturday, April 13, 11am-5.30pm | FREE
Youth Speaks: Teen Poetry Slam
The Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam is open to any youth 13-19 years old in the greater Bay Area.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2pm | FREE
East Bay Open Studios Workshop:
Installation and Securing Your Work
An introduction to installation, hanging artwork, and security for public exhibition.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6.30-8pm
Workshop: Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Presented by California Lawyers for the Arts, this workshop is for artists, dealers, and gallery owners who want to better understand the legal relationships between artists and galleries. California state laws governing consignment sales will be reviewed - as well as how to negotiate standard consignment agreements.
Discounted tickets available for Pro Arts' members. Contact the gallery for the discount code.
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Pro Arts
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,
Oakland, CA 94612
(at Oakland Art Gallery)
Phone: 510.763.4361

Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services - fiscal sponsorship to artists and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 22 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 580 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000. 
2011 Visual Arts Funders

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