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Special Events

 2022 Schedule of Events  

All Fairs at Abrams Claghorn Gallery
1251 Solano Avenue, Albany CA  
Sunday, April 24, 11am–5pm
UpCycle Spring Fest

 

Saturday, April 30
School to Market Craft Fair
with students from California College of the Arts (CCA)

 

Sunday May 1
Stroll-ish, Spring Edition

An avenue wide event with
pop-ups, sidewalk sales, craft fairs, and live music.

 

Saturday May 7
Artisan&Art Fair Mothers' Day Edition 10am -5pm

Reception for the Artists  - Albany High School Art Show 3-6pm

 

Saturday June 18
Reception for the Artists - Juneteenth Art Show 3-6pm 

 

Sunday June 19
Celebration of JuneteenthCraft Fair + Live Music  10am-5pm

 

Saturday July 16
Artisan&Art Fair 10am-5pm

 

Sunday July 24
Stroll-ish, Summer Edition
An avenue wide event with pop-ups,
sidewalk sales, craft fairs, and live music.

 

Saturday August 21
Artisan&Art Fair
Saturday September 10
Stroll-ish, Fall Edition
An avenue wide event with pop-ups,
sidewalk sales, craft fairs, and live music.  

 

Sunday September 11
Solano Avenue Stroll
The Classic Version of The Berkeley-Albany Annual Street Fair
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Our January/Feburary Show in the Gallery
Sandy Frank - HandWork
January 25–February 27, 2022
Reception for the Artist Feburary 12, 3–6pm

HandWork, a series of original hand-built ceramic sculptures by Sandy Frank, focuses on figurative work with hand gestures as the motif to depict the hidden energies of the human psyche. Using the quiet communication of the hands in a non-judgmental and non-cultural way, Frank conveys a universal and direct expression that can be interpreted on many levels. Whether it is holding on, or letting go, the work anatomically breathes and feels alive. 

 

 

 Workshops in December!

For Auld Lang Syne-

Renewing old friendships with clothes that matter

Saturday, December 11, 9-11am

$90.oo
 

Come renew and refresh the love affair you have with clothes and textiles that have meaning for you.  We all have stuff we don't use but can't bear to throw or give away.  Let's make these enjoyable again.  In this workshop we will look at ways to refresh, restyle and upcycle garments or textiles that you cannot bear to give away but that are not currently working for you.  Together we will find ways to restyle or refashion these items to bring them back to life or to give them new life.

Click Here to Sign Up!

"Hood-ie"-

an upcycling hoodie workshop

Saturday, December 18, 9-11am

$100.oo

 

Shu-yi will guide you through reworking your own old sweatshirts and tees into elevated hoodies. She would love to help you create a hoodie that screams "you" and "your hood".
-Perhaps after making your own "hood-ie" here, you'll love to re-make such personal gifts for your loved ones in upcoming holidays?

 

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This December we are doing something a little different in the gallery. Instead of a gallery show, we will host our 1st indoor craft and art fair. 10 artisans will have their own spaces to showcase their holiday gift items, all made from upcycled/recycled/repurposed materials.
The fair will run December 3 - 24, during our winter shopping hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10am–6pm.

 

 
 

In the gallery for November:

New Work by

DOUG LAWLER

November 3-30, 2021
Reception for the Artist
November 13, 3–6pm  
 

It's time for our 6th Annual Halloween Photo Booth!

Friday October 29, 3-5pm Bring the entire family in costume for this fun event!  If you want digital images, they are FREE and Only $10 for a pair of 5x7" photos!   Happy Halloween!

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
A fun outdoor event featuring local Bay Area vendors & non-profits who promote creative ways of repurposing, upcycling & living sustainably.
About this event:
WHO: artisans, artists & non-profits who strive to make this world a truly better place for ourselves, each other, & future generations to come through sustainable practices, as well as community outreach & education.
WHAT: approximately 15 booths with vendors & non-profits sharing their creations and/or information on what they do. There will also be on display the submissions from our "UPcycle Art Contest" for the public to vote on during the event, with prizes to follow!
WHEN: September 25, 1-6pm.
WHERE: 1245 Solano Ave in Albany, CA - in the open lot next to Abrams Claghorn Gallery.
 
 

Berkeley Fine Art Photographers

Transitions

September 2- 30, 2021 Artists' reception September 11, 10am -5pm A transition is a passage from one state, place, stage or subject to another. In the US, we are now thankfully transitioning from a terrible pandemic. Our world is opening up and we are now seeing many things we had previously taken for granted in a new light. But transitions are hardly rare. The famous pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus taught us that everything is always in a state of flux. As he put it, we never step into the same river twice.
On the face of it, photography would seem ill-equipped to capture that flux. Henri Cartier-Bresson demonstrated its capacity to capture decisive moments. But can photography also inform us about transitions?
In this exhibit, the group Berkeley Fine Art Photographers attempts to do just that. There are many kinds of transitions and many interpretations on display here. We hope that viewers themselves experience transitions in thought and emotion as they observe our work and that each time, they come back to an image it is perceived in a different light. In the Abrams Claghorn Gallery, for the month of September, transition is what it’s all about.
Hopefully the experience of viewing the images in this show will contribute, at least in a small way, to the transition to a post-pandemic world that is better for all of us. Participating Artists: Alan Steinbrugge, Robin Hultgren, Aphra Pia, Steve Napoli, Mary Martin DeShaw, Ron Rothbart, Carol F. Thomas, Tony Kay, Michael McNamara, and Jay Levy