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: 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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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Lisa Pfeiffer

East Bay Open Studios Artist: Lisa Pfeiffer

Lisa Pfeiffer’s paintings and mixed media works are inspired by the temporality of life.  A flower’s beauty is temporary, colors will fade and change inevitably comes. The eye sees forward, the eye feels the past.

View Lisa’s work on her blog, lisajpfeiffer.blogspot.com,  and in her Oakland studio at Norton Factory during East Bay…

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2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Tricia Rissmann

2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Tricia Rissmann

Tricia Rissmann loves pushing the boundaries to explore the depths of her work. Tricia is passionate about developing her work and growing as an artist, eventually producing work that she hopes will move others. In the end she believes in staying true to what inspires  her and the desire to always remain…

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2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Kelly DeFayette

2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Kelly DeFayette

Kelly DeFayette is a Bay Area colorist who works on wood panels with a high gloss finish. Shapes vary from the traditional to irregular and tessellating polygons. The shape of the panel informs the materials used, with taped angles and lines spray painted on, to acrylic and graphite gestural tangles. Color…

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2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Victoria Remler

2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Victoria Remler

Victoria Remler is a photographer whose images consider lines, shapes and symmetry. She documents her experience in ice rinks and works in natural light.  Victoria is a native of Oakland.

View Victoria’s work in-person during Norton Factory Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and on…

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2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Cydne Kaye

2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Cydne Kaye

Cydne Kaye is a Bay Area native who grew up surrounded by art and music.  A mostly self-taught artist, she is taking a break from her career as a pastry chef to devote her time to being a full time studio artist. Cydne joined Norton Factory in early 2014.

After working with various…

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