Norton Factory Studios

2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Sean Kim

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 entries, they are a reflection […]

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We are hiring a Studio Manager!

We are hiring a Studio and Classroom Manager! No calls, please. Send cover letter and resume to Walter@nortonfactorystudios.com. Norton Factory Studio Manager Position Description Responsibilities The Studio Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of Norton Factory Studios as well as long-term planning to establish Norton Factory as the premier fine artist studio building […]

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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 that explore the fluctuating ebb […]

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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. […]

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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, to see how far it […]

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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 paintings, drawings, prints, and textiles […]

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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 work is an intimate […]

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New Class: Watercolor Botanical Painting with Kim Bennett

Watercolor Botanical Painting Instructor: Kim Bennett 10 classes January 19th-March 23rd 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost $400 To Register: Email Kim at kimlaurenbennett@gmail.com Learn to love plants and painting more in this botanical watercolor workshop. Beginners and advanced painters are welcome. We will work together towards a more precise appreciation of both the plant and […]

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