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Artist Reception: May 20 | Wake, Sleep, Repeat: Repetition in the Everyday


Artist’s work featured above (detail) top (L to R): J. M. Golding and Allie Phillips,
below (L to R): Patricia Doyne and Jan Hagan.

Wake, Sleep, Repeat: Repetition in the Everyday
May 20–July 8, 2017

Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley | (510) 881-6735

Reception: Saturday, May 20, 1–3 p.m.
Exhibit open Thursday through Saturday
11 a.m.–3 p.m. and by appointment.

Participating Artists: Kay Athos, Shari Benson, Barbara Berner, Michelle BoireMichelle Bond, Carol Jones Brown, Andrea CiakAmber CrabbeHarlan CrowderSusan Deming, Philip Denst, Molly Dolly, Patricia Doyne, Don DrakeUlysses Duterte, Rochelle Elias, Jason Engelund, Raymundo Enriquez, Howard Fong, Shelley GardnerRichard GeigerJ. M. Golding, Jan Hagan, Mercie Harris, Ann Maloney-Mason, Keeley McSherryQingjian Meng, Helene Miscovich, Allison Murdach, Allie Phillips, Sandra ReganDurba Sen, Stan Stadelman, Nancy Starr, Ruey Syrop, Alani Susan Taira, Gerald Thompson, Winifred Thompson, Monica TiulescuAin Veske and Gege Xu.

Get ready for our Juried 40th Area Artists Annual Exhibit in September


Get ready for our juried annual exhibit! Open to all artists. Hand deliver entries to the gallery on September 14 and 16. Entry form and more details will be listed soon.

40th Area Artists Annual Exhibit
Opening Reception: September 23, 2017
Exhibit Dates: September 23–November 11

Juror: Christine Koppes
Assistant to the Curator, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Christine Koppes has assisted in organizing and curating a number of exhibitions as Assistant to the Curator at the Bedford Gallery. She has worked on a wide range of contemporary art exhibitions, including those that have traveled nationally such as BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art and Cut Up/Cut Out. Koppes also assists with the City of Walnut Creek’s Public Art Program and organizes the annual Craft Fest event at the Bedford Gallery.

Prior to the Bedford Gallery, Christine Koppes worked for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. Koppes studied at New York University and University of California, Berkeley where she earned a BA in Art History.

The Artist Within 2 Exhibit | March 25–April 29, 2017



The Artist Within 2
Creations from Sorensdale Recreation Center
March 25–April 29, 2017

Adobe Art Gallery
20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley | (510) 881-6735

Reception: Saturday, March 25, 1–3 p.m.
Exhibit open Thursday through Saturday
11 a.m.–3 p.m. and by appointment.

Participating Artists: Sameera Amiri, Jagroop Atwal, Christina Barsetti, Celso Borba, Sylvia Chavez, Kyle Childress, Geswin Ching*, Katelyn Chun, Marty Coleman, Robert Cross, Jimmy Falcon, Donald Fields, Thien Hoang, Beth Jones, John Laspina, Olivia Magana, Alex Magana, Tom McBride, Monica Munoz, Kara Music, Danny Nouque, Maureen O’Donnell*, Mark Ortins*, Marjorie Robles, Melany Rodriguez, Jeannee Rosenblum*, Natalie Shomon, Pablo Suarez, Jennifer Sullivan, Gilbert Walling, Kim Weatherton and more!

*Artist’s work featured above (detail)

More information about: Sorensdale Recreation Center.

Last Week! Art Amazing at the Adobe


Thanks to Bruce D. Roberts for the following write up of Looking Forward, the A.R.T., Inc. Members Exhibition. Come see it before it closes this Saturday!LookingForwardARTInc2017.jpg

From January 21 to March 4, art fans everywhere have a wonderful opportunity to see the breadth of talent and style of East Bay artists. Fifty-seven artists have brought their works for display to Castro Valley’s Adobe Art Gallery. The results are amazing.

As Dorothy in Wizard of Oz sings out “Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My,” art lovers touring this gallery will be tempted to shout out, “Acrylic and Watercolor and Oil, Oh My!” And that’s just the beginning. Photography, ceramics, pencil and mixed media are thoroughly in the mix. Even more esoteric art terms such as “bromoil,” “gessoed,” “encaustic,” and “Prismacolor” help to fill out the span of these artists’ abilities.

The talent abounds here. Marie Kulka’s “Early Morning Fog Glow” is a panoramic and strikingly beautiful view of the bay at dawn. The acrylic “Lady,” by Lee Daguman evokes beauty and depth through a faceless but feminine hair style hovering amid vibrant splashes of color over a small, singular female silhouette.

Using simple white pencil on black paper, Doyle Wegner created “Morning Serenade,” a fiddler arousing life outside a bedroom window. Kathleen Hardwig, from the local “Botanical” painting group, brought a “Red Flowering Gum” branch to life with watercolors, but no green—the many natural shades of green created through expert use of other colors.

Winifred Thompson’s “Sun” would be impressive enough as a painting, but by molding Halloween “netting,” saturated with glue, then painted over with oil and pastel, she built up the rays, the sea, the shoreline cliffs to add texture and dimension to this explosion of light.

This was a “judged” exhibit, with several works receiving Awards of Merit or Honorable Mention, plus cash rewards. But the overall quality of the work seems so high that the Judge, Angela Johal, must have had a very difficult task.

All in all, this is a very impressive display: “Looking Forward,” an A.R.T., Inc. Members’ Exhibition at Castro Valley’s Adobe Art Gallery from January 21 to March 4, 2017. The Adobe, at 20395 San Miguel Drive, is open Thu-Sat, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or call (510) 881-6735 to view by appointment.

Bruce D. Roberts


Award Winners–Looking Forward A.R.T., Inc. Members Exhibition


Awards were announced at the A.R.T., Inc. Looking Forward reception on January 21, 2017. Angela Johal selected Awards of Merit and Honorable Mentions.

Congratulations Artists!!!

Awards of Merit ($100)
Kay Athos for Secrets, oil
Nick Calarco for Star of India, bromoil print
Mercie Harris for Breeze, acrylic and collage;
Lynne Shephard for Migration, mixed acrylic
Lisa Rigge for When Life was Simple, hand-tinted photograph

Honorable Mentions
Carol Jones Brown for Fast Track acrylic/mixed-media
Kin Hsieh for Stonebrae Golf Course, watercolor
Marie Kulka for Early Morning Fog Glow, photography
Nicole Leming for Bastion of Stillness, oil
Ethel Morgan for Lost in the Clouds, oil on canvas
Alani Susan Taira for Susuki, mixed-media: acrylic, collage, found objects, fabric
Susan Sarti for Big Pink, acrylic and oil crayons
Christa Schanda for Grace, acrylic
Stan Stadelman, The Barn, watercolor
L. Renea Turner, Neighborhood Reflections, photography 35mm inkjet print
Tracy Vinzant for Coming Home, pastel
Georgia Whitaker for High Note, acrylic/mixed-media

A.R.T., Inc. Members’ Exhibit – January 21 through March 4, 2017


artinc_lookingforward2Adobe Art Gallery presents the works of A.R.T., Inc. members in the upcoming exhibit Looking Forward, featuring a variety of media including two and three-dimensional art.

Artists’ and Awards Reception Saturday, January 21, 1–3 p.m. Meet and greet the artists.

Exhibition Dates January 21–March 4, 2017
Exhibit open Thursdays–Saturdays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and by appointment.

Location Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA

Exhibiting Artists Rebecca Amedio, Kay Athos, Nina Balassone, Rosa Bazzani, Shari Benson, Barbara Berrner, Carol Jones Brown, Nick Calarco, Carl Call, Attila Cziglenyi, Lee Daguman, Philip Denst, Molly Dolly, Patricia Doyne, Sheila Fimreite, Richard Geiger, Kathleen Hardwig, Mercie Harris, Juanita Hemanes, Susan Hersch, Kin Hsieh, Bob Icenogle, Nina C. Kindblad, Marie Kulka, Nicole Leming, Bev Lindsay, Ann Maloney-Mason, Janet Metzler, Helene Miscovich, Ethel Morgan, Janice Moulton, Edward Ortman,  Maria Luisa Penaranda, Lynne Prather, Terry Preston, Carol Ramos, Biz Rasam, Maybelle Rasmussen, Kathy Ries, John Ries, Lisa Rigge, Peg Robinson, Susan Sarti, Christa Schanda, Sarah Schneider, Lynne Shephard, Winda Shimizu, Nan Soldahl, Stan Stadelman, Nancy Starr, Ruey Syrop, Alani Susan Taira, Gerald Thompson, Winifred Thompson, Renea Turner, Tracy VinzantDoyle Wegner and Georgia Whitaker.

Art Judge Angela Johal will select the exhibition awards. Johal’s portfolio includes recycling materials and geometric figures.

Leah Virsik, the recently hired Director, who exhibited multiple times at the Adobe Art Gallery before obtaining her Master of Fine Arts from SF State is excited to work with A.R.T., Inc.  “I value the opportunity to start my professional relationship with the Adobe Art Gallery by building on the long-term relationship it has had with A.R.T., Inc. and its members.”

A.R.T., Inc. was founded in 1984 as an association for artists to exchange ideas and exhibit their art. Fostering connections between local artists and art enthusiasts, A.R.T., Inc. provides free art demonstrations for people of all ages and displays the work of its members in six venues in Castro Valley. Members’ art has been displayed at Bank of the West, Castro Valley Library, Baywood Court Senior Community (three galleries), Gladding Gallery at the Adobe Art Center, and Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center.

The Adobe Art Gallery is a program and facility of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. It is a public fine art gallery, committed to promoting and encouraging visual arts within the District by featuring the work of local artists and art groups.

Call for A.R.T. Inc. Member Artists: Looking Forward: A.R.T. Inc. Members’ Exhibition


Image details (L to R): Kay Athos, Stanley Stadelman, Gerald Thompson, Nick Calarco and Alani Susan Taira.

Call for A.R.T. Inc. Member Artists

Adobe Art Gallery invites A.R.T. Inc. Member Artists to submit work for the A.R.T. Inc. Members’ Exhibition entitled Looking Forward on view January 21–March 4, 2017. New this time an online entry form! Please review the form early and direct any questions to Adobe Art Gallery Director, Leah Virsik at:

Artist Reception and Exhibit hours:
Saturday, January 21, 1-3pm. Please bring a snack to share.
Exhibit open Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. between January 21–March 4, 2017 and by appointment.

Entry Fee:
$10 to A.R.T. Inc. for a single entry.

Angela Johal will select equal value awards of merit to be presented at the artist reception. Her artistic portfolio is filled with variety. Angela likes to use recycled material, found images and objects to create her compositions. She also works with line and color to configure hard-edge geometric paintings. She has a BFA from San Jose State and exhibits throughout the Bay Area. See her website for images and more information.

Submission Deadlines:
Entry Form: January 13, 2017, 11:59pm
Artwork Intake: January 14, 2017, 1-3pm
Hand deliver work to Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA. Include with your submission a label listing Artist Name, Title, Media, and Price or Value, Phone and Email. Attach label to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Write up this information on a slip of paper or download an artwork label on the gallery’s forms page.

Please bring an artist statement about your submitted work and a resume for insertion into plastic sleeves for the artist binder.

Entry is limited to a single entry from the first fifty (50) A.R.T. Inc. Members who submit their entry form, fee and artwork with label at the gallery by the deadline. Members who have submitted artwork for publicity are given priority.

Saturday, March 4, 3–5pm. Pick up your work at the gallery during this time. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Opening Reception this Saturday, December 3

Lucille Lorge and Randy Vanderbilt present

200 Years of Castro Valley History

A visual history of Castro Valley from the Ohlone Indians to the present day.

Reception: Saturday, December 3, 1pm-3pm
All are invited!  The event is free and open to the public.
On View December 3, 2016 thru January 7, 2017
from 11am-3pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

Gallery is closed December 24 and 31.

This engaging exhibition is a visual history of Castro Valley’s history curated by local Castro Valley Historian Lucille Lorge and Randy Vanderbilt. Learn about Castro Valley’s history from the Ohlone Indians to the present day. Learn about the Ohlone Jalquine and Seunen-e, learn about the Gold Rush era, Don Guillermo Castro, “Hayward’s Hotel,” the first Castro Valley schools, the “chicken coop library,” and more. Watch films, aerial footage, and home movies through the decades as we “Cruise the Boulevard through the early days of Castro Valley.” These fifteen minutes of film are selected outtakes of a collection of several hours of film that have been recently discovered and edited together for your enjoyment.

Closing Reception for 39th AAA and a change at the helm


Just added….

Closing Reception for the 39th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit             

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

AND Welcome our new Gallery Director, Leah Virsik         

The 39th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit was a great success with 63 pieces from 45 artists, as selected by Judge, Dan Fontes.

Please join us at our closing reception as we bid farewell to Susan Honda Eady, our gallery director for the past six years.  When we hired her in April of 2010 we knew we were getting an amazing gallery director.  Since then we have enjoyed beautiful (and even some ground breaking) exhibits, and implemented web presence via, facebook and email news.  We will also be welcoming new gallery director Leah Virsik.  Leah comes to us with a M.F.A. from San Francisco State and is a working, exhibiting artist as well as a graphic designer.

Exhibit hours:  11am – 3pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Adobe Art Gallery is located at the Adobe Art Canter, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley.    510-881-6735

In December at the Gallery


Lucille Lorge and Randy Vanderbilt present a special event at the Adobe Art Gallery


200 Years of Castro Valley History

December 3, 2016 – Jan 7, 2017

Opening Reception December 3, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gallery Hours Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gallery closed Dec 24 & Dec 31.

The exhibit is also open to guided school group tours. Contact Jean Clark at or 510-888-0117 for more information or to book your trip.