East Bay Open Studios Artist: Janet Bartlett Goodman

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Janet Bartlett Goodman

Using graceful lines and translucent color, Janet Bartlett Goodman’s encaustic landscapes convey the feeling of quiet solitude and tranquility. Her mixed media encaustic works are about moments in time. She is intrigued with the history of a place and the idea that its history has a felt presence. Each piece preserves a single moment but…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Howie Katz

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Howie Katz

Howie Katz

Howie Katz uses software, projections, and physical objects to create interactive, personalized installations that bring the virtual world of social media into the real world. The work addresses the divergence of our online alter-egos and our true selves.

View Howie’s work on his website, howiekatzart.com, and in-person today at East Bay Open Studios…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Lara Hoke

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Lara Hoke

Norton resident artist Lara Hoke’s sketchbooks journal daily life. They are not created with an intentional theme or narrative, but their horizontal multi-page presentation has a cinematic, story-telling quality.

View Lara’s work on her website www.larahoke.com and this weekend during the final weekend of East Bay Open Studios at Norton Factory,…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Kathryn Rummel | Kreate Photography

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Kathryn Rummel | Kreate Photography

Norton Factory resident Kathryn Rummel of Kreate Photography is a passionate and driven photographer and multi-media artist.

Kathryn sees the human form as a powerful work of art in itself. Her series Everybody is Beautiful {Body Scapes + Impressionist Form} was cultivated from a deep desire to celebrate the unadorned human…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Karla Wilhelm

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Karla Wilhelm

Norton Factory resident artist Karla Wilhelm’s work draws influence from a lifelong habit of tireless curating of ideas and objects everywhere she goes. Conception of a piece may be impacted by such disparate reference as a patterned vintage bowl, the color of a rustic wall, the design of an old sign or…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Jess Wainer

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Jess Wainer

Norton Factory resident artist Jess Wainer will have her studio open this Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. as part of the final weekend of East Bay Open Studios at Norton Factory.

Jess Wainer’s work combines sculpture, painting and drawing to captivate and challenge viewers. She uses the contours and expressions…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Heather Day

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Heather Day

Heather Day’s paintings begin at every seam, edge, and mark. Then layers of paint overlap revealing collected moments of interaction. Every mark creates a series of expectations similar to a conversation. When a question is asked, an answer is anticipated. Stitches and mark making lead to energetic movement reading like handwriting stretching…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Anna Valdez

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Anna Valdez

Working with painting, drawing, print-making, collage, animation and digital media, Anna Valdez explores the meaning of memory and identity. Valdez incorporates articles from her home, such as plants, fabrics, vessels or records into her work as a form of self-representation, and understands the domestic sphere as emblematic of personal and…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Jennifer Linderman

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Jennifer Linderman

Jennifer Linderman is a mixed media artist whose current work focuses on the use of photographed tree bark and 3-dimensional paper art. View her work and learn about her process at jenniferlinderman.tumblr.com and this weekend at Norton Factory Studios in Oakland, CA.

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Aaron Shifflett

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Aaron Shifflett

Aaron Shifflett’s work finds spirituality in compositions inside and around us. They take abstracted gore and combine them with compositions from microbiological cultures and stellar matter. Images of innards, muscles, and bone are an uncomfortable reminder of our fragility and death. After death, cultures living within us will continue to…

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