2015 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Laurie Close

Laurie Close’s work investigates notions of depth and space on the painted surface. There is a dependency on opposing positions finding the right balance, a struggle between order and chaos. Hard edges and flat space is met with atmospheric illusion. By challenging the visual structure tension is created. Uncertainty is…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Mikey Kelly

Mikey Kelly received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. He lived in New York for six years where he worked as a fabricator for various artists and created retail displays for Urban Outfitters, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman and interiors for The Ace and Standard…

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2015 East Bay Open Studios Guest Artist: Frank Ramsay

Frank Ramsay fascinated by the intricacies of Chinese joinery and enjoy working on projects that show the beauty of real wood while at the same time incorporating shapes that are pleasing to the eye.

Most of his furniture works are one-of-a-kind pieces whose designs are influenced by traditional Chinese and Japanese work. He…

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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Sean Kim

Sean Kim’s paintings are a record of impulses that reflect the continually evolving moment.  Each canvas displays an act of faith and committment to particular feelings as they arise, either through images, memories, or gestures, and that are slowly built up in layers over a period of time.  Like diary…

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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. The San Francisco Bay is her home port; she observes and sketches the bay’s daily ship traffic, infrastructure, celestial patterns and aquatic residents. She distills her experiences into paintings and objects…

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Open Studios Artist: Sarah Granett

Guest Artists Sarah Granett makes hands-on, tactile paintings which explore material build up, layering, emergent forms and color as lyric.

See more of Sarah’s beautiful work on her website, sarahgra.net, and in-person during East Bay Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th and 7th and 13th and 14th. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Open Studios 2015 Artist: Mary Burger

Mary Burger is a poet and environmental designer as well as a visual artist. Drawing on these practices, she is interested in perceptions of space, light, and time in the natural environment, and relationships between natural and cultural adaptations. In her Optical Occlusions series, Mary starts with the simple concept of the horizon,…

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Aliza Cohen

Aliza Cohen grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in Painting from Boston University where she studied with English painter John Walker. A relentless observer, she is captivated by contrast, whether visual, philosophical or conceptual. Her work includes…

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Tali Grinshpan

During East Bay Open Studios 2015, Norton Factory is pleased to exhibit the work of 10 guest artists in addition to our resident artists.

Joining Norton Factory this year is Tali Grinshpan, a glass artist from Walnut Creek, CA. For Tali, working with glass is an ever lasting source for challenge and interest. Her…

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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.