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Jader Challenges the Notion of Beauty and More

The shapeshifting artist spends hours upon hours on handmade prosthetics and intricate special effects makeup to transform himself or his subjects into beings who communicate universal truths.
January 30, 2020

Meet Lynn McGeever, an Artistic Pioneer

This Oakland artist life unfold and captures its essence in her art.
January 22, 2020

Sylvia Fein Displays Persistence of Vision

The Berkeley Art Museum hosts an exhibition by East Bay painter Sylvia Fein, who just celebrated her 100th birthday and is the Last Surviving Surrealist.
January 08, 2020

Ginny Parsons Contemplates Alameda

The Alameda painter ponders Alameda’s pastoral innocence and contentment.
January 02, 2020

A Cartoonist’s Daughter, Janet Murphy, Reinvents Herself

Now widowed, Janet Murphy lets ‘Justa Sketch’ loose on Facebook and turns her strip into a calendar.
December 19, 2019

Community, Friends Inspire Artist Muzae Sesay

In his work, the Oakland artist addresses community, sociology, human interaction with spaces, fragmentation of memory, and home/domestic life. That is no big surprise, since Sesay studied sociology at San Francisco State.
December 16, 2019

All Systems Go at Mills

‘In Plain Sight’ at Mills College focuses on the hidden systems that underlie and override the lives of our overly tech-reliant and even addicted citizenry.
December 03, 2019

OMCA Hosts Burning Man Art

You can see the art from the Black Rock Desert festival right here at home.
December 02, 2019

High Tech Gives Art an Assist

Two shows demonstrate that technologically sophisticated art can transcend geek culture and expand the possibilities for art.
November 13, 2019

Motorcycles are the Heart of a RAC Exhibition

Countersteer’s motorcycles celebrate rebellious artistry.
November 12, 2019