KRAVE – the unexpected

An evening of art, wine and jerky to benefit the Vernon Davis Foundation Saturday, July 12th from 5pm-8pm Bites by proprietor Sondra Bernstein and executive chef John Toulze. Lawn games with Vernon Davis and special guest. Silent Auction. Music. Art Show. Tickets $125 plus applicable service charges. Purchase tickets HERE

Artist of the Week: Shannon Amidon

Born and raised in San Jose, California, artist Shannon Amidon’s background and aesthetic is both captivating and out of the ordinary. With her focus on alternative processes of photography, encaustic, and paper arts, much of Shannon’s artwork focuses on incorporating items such as fossils, botanicals, bones and antiques into her pieces. Her antique book

Bi-Weekly Art Classes for Kids This Summer

This summer, Gallery 85 and the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts will be hosting in gallery bi-weekly art classes for kids ages 5-12.  Coinciding with Gallery 85’s Summer 2014 exhibition “ReTHINKit,” many of the art classes will focus on leading participants in activities that utilize recycled materials as ways to create fun and

East Oakland Youth Center Visit Gallery 85

If you are interested in having your class or organization come and tour the gallery, email exhibits@gallery85.org Children from the East Oakland Youth Center had the opportunity to tour Gallery 85 this week and received an artists’ talk by Gallery 85 Artist of the Week Brandon Anderton. READ: Artist of the Week Brandon Anderton

Artist Talk on June 11 from 2:00-3:00 PM

RETHINKIT artists Sawyer Rose, Ellen Brook and Rachael Lange of 3Strands Jewelry on Wednesday, June 11 from 2:00-3:00. Wednesday, June 11 from 2:00-3:00pm we will be hosting artists Sawyer Rose, Ellen Brook and Rachael Lange from 3Strands Bracelets for an artist talk.  Come hear them share about the inspiration, process and repurposed materials used

Artist of the Week: Rochelle Ford

The metal sculptures of Rochelle Ford are a celebration of texture, tone, color and composition. Coupling a w!elding torch and a refined sensitivity, Rochelle transforms recycled metals into beautiful works of art. A self-taught, successful and prolific metal sculptor, Rochelle did not begin welding until she was in her 50’s. She has been selling and