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: Brandon Anderton

To some artists, the process of creating a work of art is much more than merely a hobby. Exemplifying this notion is Gallery 85 artist Brandon Anderton, who has used art as a means for self-expression and wellness. Diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after suffering from a work related injury in 2009, Brandon

Artist of the Week: Ellen Howard

Ellen Howard Stop by the gallery over the next few weeks and see Ellen Howards beautiful plein air California landscape paintings. En plein air is a French expression, which literally translates to ‘open air’. It is used to describe a process of painting or drawing done outside, directly from the landscape. This technique challenges