Current

Body Continuum

Showing: March 3 – April 30, 2017

Artist Talk: Saturday April 8, 5-7pm

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Participating Artists: Anna Vaughan and Edith Garcia

Two artists who use figurative imagery to traverse the ground between formed and unformed worlds.

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Alyssa Stanghellini: For What It’s Worth

Showing: March 7 – April 18, 2017

Showing at: Salon 1757, located at 1757 Solano Ave. Albany CA

This series depicts a set of roles that artist, Alyssa Stanghellini has found herself playing throughout her life.

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Anna Vaughan at Grove Salon

Showing: March 24 – May 20, 2017

Showing at Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Ave Albany, CA

Abrams Claghorn Gallery is proud to continue collaborating with Grove Salon to show Anna Vaughan’s beautiful, surreal artwork inspired by nature.

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Upcoming

Eleanor Schnarr: Experimental Fragments

Showing: April 28 – May 31, 2017

Showing at: Salon 1757, located at 1757 Solano Ave. Albany CA

Schnarr’s new series depicts nebulous tableaus of abstraction, drawing the viewer into a fractal drama populated with seas of glowing red freckled and teal archipelagos circling endlessly in watery radiance.

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Albany High School Advanced Art Students Showcase

Showing: May 3-31, 2017

Reception: Saturday May 13, 5-7pm

The Abrams Claghorn Gallery is proud to partner with Albany High School for the third annual Advanced Art Students Showcase. Join us for this month long exhibit to see what the newest generation of artists are creating!

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Doug Lawler: The Island of Za

Showing: June 3 – June 30, 2017

Reception: Saturday June 10, 5-9pm

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The Island of Za is a story without words – a fable in three parts containing 95 dry point etchings. Each image is one in an edition of signed and numbered original prints. The Island of Za is a work in progress and will be published in book form.

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Past

Zoë Boston: Black Gold

 

Showing: January 15 – March 15, 2017

Showing at: Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 

 

Reception: Saturday February 18, 6-7pm

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Abrams Claghorn is proud to continue collaborating with Grove Salon for our fourth show featuring the serene the bold, innovative and intriguing paintings by self-taught artist Zoe Boston.

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Kevin Proctor: Things in Bold

Showing: January 21 – February 28, 2017

Showing at: Salon 1757, located at 1757 Solano Ave. Albany CA 94706

Abrams Claghorn and Salon 1757 are proud to collaborate again to show the artwork of Kevin Proctor: Things in Bold.

Tali Grinshpan: Of Innocence and Experience

Showing: February 3 – 28

Reception: Saturday February 11, 5-7pm

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Abrams Claghorn is proud to present a new body of work by talented glass artist, Tali Grinshpan.

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Hellenmae: The Stuff Dreams are Made of

Showing: January 10 – 31, 2017

Artist Reception: Friday January 13,  5 – 9pm

As with our dreams, Hellenmae’s new works for The Stuff  Dreams are Made of have many layered meanings. Her work evokes themes of sustainability, decay, industrialism, extinction, conservation, and transformation. Each piece is interwoven to complete the complex narrative of this exhibit.

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Salma Arastu: Golden Moments

Showing: October 20 – January 15, 2017

Showing at: Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706

Abrams Claghorn is proud to continue collaborating with Grove Salon for our third show featuring the serene paintings of everyday life by Salma Arastu.

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Art of Seeing Group Exhibition

Showing: December 3 – 26, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday December 10, 5-7pm

Becky Jaffe’s advanced photography students seek to define how looking through the camera lens can change their perspective.

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Natasha Dikareva: Enter & Escape

Showing: November 3 – 30, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday November 12, 5-7pm

Natasha Dikareva’s work pushes the boundary between reality and imagination, bringing to life previously unknown creatures. In her sculptures, she offer a moment of contemplation, a glimpse of an unseen world, and a playful recombination of the familiar and the foreign.

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Elizabeth Addison: They Come from Outer Space

Showing: October 3 – 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday October 8, 5-7pm

Elizabeth Addison drew inspiration for her solo show, They Come from Outer Space, from Dr. Andrew Tomkin’s images of ancient fossilized micrometeorites, only a hair’s width in size.

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Rena Charles: Tree-N-A

Showing: August 20 – October 15, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday August 27, 6-8pm

Showing at: Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706

 After painting trees for many years, Rena Charles has been continually fascinated with capturing the expressions of certain trees that resonate with her. She believes that the trees she paints share the same root system, but much like humans, it is their ideologies, or “thought-DNA,” that separates them.

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Pamela Blotner: Menacing Beauty

Showing: September 3 – 30, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday September 10, 5-7pm

Pamela Blotner’s Menacing Beauty at its’ heart is an exhibit created to instill a love, appreciation and, ultimately, a desire to preserve wild spaces and animals. Inspired from her own travels around the globe, this show highlights Blotner’s own deep belief in land and species conservation.

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Amber Imrie-Situnayake: It’ll Do Rd.

Showing: August 3 – 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday August 13, 5-7pm

It’ll Do Rd  is a collection of work spanning the last 2 years, with the bulk of the show being shown for the first time. In this exhibit, Amber explores her homeland through different fibrous mediums. The show includes a video/ performance piece, wall works, and an interactive installation.  

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Anya Sophe Behn: Dreaming Space

Showing: July 3 – 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday July 9, 5-7pm

Anya Sophe Behn’s work in metal and wire explores the concept of the self and space. Her figurative wire sculptures border on realism and serve to transport the viewer into Behn’s conceptual world.

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Leah Tumerman: Variations on A Flying Thing

Showing: May 17 – July 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday June 3, 6-8pm at 
Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Ave, Albany CA 94706 

Abrams Claghorn is staging an exhibition for eight weeks at the Grove Salon, a local fixture on Solano Ave, featuring the whimsical works of Leah Tumerman.

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Albany High School Advanced Art Students Showcase

Showing: June 3 – 30, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday June 4, 5-8pm

Join us for the month long exhibit to see what the newest generation of artists are creating. The opening reception will feature a makers market in the grassy lot to the left of the gallery, food trucks, live music and a chance to meet and greet all the student artists!

Claudia Chapline: Water Works

Showing: May 4 – 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday May 14, 5-7pm

Claudia Chapline’s poetry often finds its way into her two-dimensional art, as it has for her upcoming exhibit at Abrams Claghorn Showroom. Aptly titled “Water Works,” the exhibit focuses on her intense connection to water, the ocean, and her continued belief in recycling and conserving natural resources.

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Michelle Gregor: Tributary 

Showing: April 3 – 30, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday April 9, 5-7pm

Art is a tributary that runs deep through the great, creative current of humanity. The process of sculpture in clay- with its slow beginning, heavy physicality, and transformation through both water and fire- is compelling.

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Anna Vaughan: My Darling 

Showing: April 3 – 30, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday April 9, 5-7pm

Performance times : Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1 – 5pm, thru April

My Darling is an exhibition of painting, sculpture and performance that investigates the quest for bliss. 

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Crossing to Safety 

Showing: March 3 -31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday March 12, 5-7

“Crossing to Safety” showcases works by eleven artists in the San Francisco Bay Area who draw and reflect upon their families journeys to, and settlement in, a new land. Featuring Bay Area Artists: Emmanuel Montoya, Judy Shintani, Priscilla Otani, Art Hazelwood, Salma Arastu, Sharon Siskin, Ernest Jolly, Judy Johnson-Williams, Patricia A. Montgomery, Anthony Julius Williams, and Rene Yanez.

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Stacy Jo Scott: Rise Out of the Scattered Deep

Showing: February 3 – 29, 2016
Artist Reception: Thursday February 4, 6-8pm

This exhibition, Rise Out of the Scattered Deep, borrows its’ title from The Golden Ass (Metamophoses) by Apuleius of Madauras. It emerged from a similar longing from the artist to understand her own experiences, both tangible and intangible

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Crimson: Valentine’s Day – A Little Darker Than Usual

Showing: February 3 – 29, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday February 13, 5-7 pm

This take on Valentine’s day will explore the changing nature of this holiday by seeing it through the dark filter of the holiday’s ever-changing nature.

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Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry

Showing: January 5 – 31, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday January 9, 5-7pm

This exhibition will address issues involved in ethical material selection, production techniques, design principles and the conceptual development of environmentally conscious ideas. 

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Bambi Waterman: Reflection
Showing: November 4 – 30, 2015

Artist Reception and Talk: Saturday November 14, 5-8pm

“An idea arising in the mind. Comment.Our Planet is in the throes of what Scientists call The Sixth Major Extinction, triggered not by a catastrophic and “unavoidable act of Nature” but by the impact of Human Society alone.”

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Jennifer Brazelton: Bumpy Terrain
Showing: October 1 – November 3, 2015

Artist Talk: Saturday October 24, 5-8pm

Artist Jennifer Brazelton wants you to experience nationalism in new and unexpected ways.

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The September Show
Showing: September 1 – 30, 2015

Featuring Bay Area Artists: Margaret Keelan, Freya Prowe, Anna Vaughan, Crystal Morey, Michael McConnell, Danielle Schlunegger

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In The Garden
Showing: August 1 – 31, 2015

Featuring Bay Area Artists: Kent Jolly, Judith T. Irwin, Beth Roberts

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I Expected Flowers
Showing: July 1 – 30, 2015

Featuring Bay Area Artists: Sue Galaviz, Justin Moran, Daniel Velasco, C.S. Novus, John Palega

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Albany High School Advanced Art Student Show
Showing: June 1 – 31, 2015

Featuring nineteen students from the Advanced Art class at Albany High School.

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True Story
Showing: May 1 – 31, 2015

Featuring Bay Area Artists: Stella Furtado, Christine Trudeau, Arinthia Jones, Marnika Shelton, Melinda Gray

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April 11th Opening Preview Show
Showing: April 11 – 30, 2015

The Abrams Claghorn Gallery debut show, featuring over 30 local artist.

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