Saturday, May 22, 2010

Branch Gallery closing at 3pm today

We will be closing the gallery early today to head over to the SF Arts Fair.

Special Announcement!

In a partnership with Artcards SF, we are thrilled to offer you & your friend free VIP access to the San Francisco Fine Art Fair. Free drinks will be served at Artcards private reception next Saturday, May 22, 4-5pm.


If you are not already an Artcards subscriber please check them out here: and subscribe to the Artcards weekly email update about openings and art events around the Bay. I hope you can join Deputy Editor of Artcards Jason Benson and representatives from BayVAN for a private drink, while seeing the artwork at the fair.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We Won!

BayVAN and The Compound Gallery won and Indie award last night in the "Ripple Effect" category.
We are so excited and thankful to all that nominated us. Thank You! yay!

There were many, many great nominees in all categories. We were very excited to be in such great company and a special congrats to Joyce Gordon Gallery for winner an Oakland Soul award!!

It is events like the Oakland Indie Awards that remind us how great our City really is.

and if you have been looking for good news about Oakland, stay tuned there is a new website being produced called "Good News in Oakland" right now they have a Facebook page and from reading it the website should be up and running soon... that is good news...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oakland Indie Awards Tonight

BayVAN is a finalist for an Oakland Indie award in the Ripples category!
Come support us and all of the great small businesses at the party tonight.

Friday, May 14, 2010

5:30 - 9:00pm
Jack London Pavilion
(Formerly Barnes & Noble)
98 Broadway, Oakland

Tickets $20 at the door

Cheer on the winners as you enjoy food from
over 20 different Oakland restaurants, local beer, wine, tea,
coffee, and chocolate, DJ spinning Oakland music,
cool products from Oakland Unwrapped stores, and more!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bayvan News

BayVAN - May Newsl

Spring is in the air and change is all around. In the spirit of the season, BayVAN has sprouted an updated website. Included in the update is a list of all of the artists in our registry, information about marketing services for artists and organizations, new ideas for collectors and an expanded exhibitions page, including a direct link to the new gallery website Check it out at

In the Gallery

Branch Gallery will now be open until 9pm on First Fridays, join us May 7th for the next First Friday event.

Current Exhibition: No Man's Land Scape
Solo Exhibition by Jessalyn Haggenjos
Now through June 5th, 2010

Jessalyn Haggenjos is a San Francisco based painter and sculptor whos work has been featured in numerous publications including New American Paintings and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has shown in venues across the US and beyond. Jessalyn's work is process oriented and steeped in its materiality. The thick, glossy enamel erupts on the panel and causes a reaction to other paints by cracking and flowing in both a playful and toxic way. This duality conveys a sense of both the beauty and contamination she sees in the American landscape.

To read more visit

Only a couple of spots left for our first workshop


BayVAN, along with artist and art career coach Michele Pred will present a series of workshops on promotion, marketing and development for artists who are ready to take the next step in their careers. These workshops have been designed to give you the foundation you need to present yourself as a professional artist, increase visibility and boost sales. You will come out of these workshops with a better understanding of how to harness your portfolio and newly acquired skills in marketing to approach galleries, apply to open calls and seek funding.

Session 1: Writing a Artist Statement, Resume and Bio – May 18th, 2010, 7 to 10pm

Interested in presenting your work through galleries, exhibitions or other venues? This workshop will focus on developing your artist statement, resume and bio.

Michele Pred will help you develop and/or fine tune these necessary tools. Whether you are an emerging or mid-career artist, this workshop will support your growth as an exhibiting artist.

Workshop will include:
* The importance and many uses of a strong artist statement.
* Creating/updating your artist statement and resume.
* Writing an effective artist bio

Sign up ASAP, as the workshop is almost full!

4th Annual Oakland Indie awards

BayVAN is a finalist for an Oakland Indie award in the Ripples category!
Come support us and all of the great small businesses at the party

Friday, May 14, 2010

5:30 - 9:00pm
Jack London Pavilion
(Formerly Barnes & Noble)
98 Broadway, Oakland

Early Bird Tickets
$15 each or 2 for $25

go to www.oaklandunwrapped for tickets

Open Call Opportunities

2010 Kala Fellowship Awards Competition
Deadline: May 7th, 2010

Richmond Art Center: Innovations on Contemporary Crafts
Jurors: Gary Knox Bennett & Nancy Selvin
Deadline: May 15th, 2010

BayVAN Artist News

Modesto Covarrubias

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibition: April 10 – July 3, 2010
Opening Reception: Fri, May 7, 6-8 PM
Talking Art: Thur, June 10, 7-9 PM
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 283-8155

Brian Caraway
CREAM from the top

Surfacing talent from Bay Area MFA programs
April 6 – June 5
artists' reception: Saturday, May 1, 3-5 pm

Two BayVAN artists included in this 2 person show
Alissa Goss & Tallulah Terryll
Round Rhythm

April 17-May 23, 2010
The Compound Gallery & Studios
1167 65th st.
Oakland, CA 94608

Robert Reed
Falkirk’s 2010 Bay Area Juried Exhibition,

curated by Donna Seager of Donna Seager Gallery.

March 26th - May 29th

Lorrie Fink
is including in multiple local shows
Edible Art
The JanRae Community Art Gallery

Reception: Friday, April 2, 7–9 p.m.
Exhibition: April 2 to June 25, 2010

L'Amyx Tea Bar – Lakeshore
Solo Exhibit: Edges and Seams

3437 Lakeshore Avenue (at Mandana)
Oakland, CA 94610
Exhibit: May 2–June 27, 2010
Public Reception: First Friday, May 7, 5–7 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary L'Amyx beverage during reception!

Black Dot Cafe Gallery
Group Exhibit: The Color is Red, Secrets, Symbols, and Statements

1195 Pine Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Pacific Cannery Lofts in the Village Bottoms, West Oakland
Exhibition: May 14 to June 18, 2010
Public Reception: Friday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Scott MacLeod
The Museum of Bitter Sorrows presents
"Life Is A Prison, Please Grant Me Release"

New Work by Scott MacLeod
at Saint Mary's Art Center
Virginia City, Nevada
Opening Reception June 5th, 2010