HOLIDAY SHOW: Attention People! Look What Amazes You Before Your Eyes

December 7, 2018 – January 18, 2019

Exhibition Opening Party and Studio Sale: Friday, December 7
Members’ Preview: 5 – 5:30pm*
Public Event: 5:30 – 9pm

Live Music by JimBo Trout & the FishPeople
Empanadas Pop-Up by: El Sur
Beer generously donated by: Temescal Brewing

Also open for Holiday Shopping 10am-3pm on December 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

Creative Growth’s holiday exhibition takes its title and inspiration from a phrase by artist Chris Corr-Barberis: Attention People! Look What Amazes You Before Your Eyes. This season, we are shifting our focus away from current events to marvel at the beauty, humor, and creativity that give us reasons to celebrate. Join Creative Growthʼs community and be amazed by the joyous and witty artwork that provokes laughter and shifts our perspectives.

Your attention will be drawn to the anthropomorphized family of birds in Rosena Finister’s parable-like painting and to the strikingly contented man smoking a cigar in Ron Veasey’s bold portrait. Peter Salsman’s impressionistic painting of abandoned cars in the woods will demand a closer look and you will be amazed by the layered wonders of Juan Aguilera’s angel, bead, leaves, and lace assemblage and by Gail Lewis’ cat collage as it glitters before your eyes.

At Creative Growth’s annual Studio Sale, there will be even more art to bring amazement; the studio will be brimming with one-of-a-kind textiles, furniture, ceramics, rugs, mosaics, wood, drawings and paintings, prints, and much, much more. Treat yourself and your loved ones to artist-inspired gifts; our 2018 Creative Growth-exclusives include Aurie Ramirez, Barbara Mealey, and Chris Corr-Barberis wearables for the whole family, a set of glasses by Dinah Shapiro, a Latefa Noorzai shopping bag, Ricardo Gaitan socks, and greeting cards by Alice Wong.

Each purchase not only brings the joy of art to you and your loved ones, but also gives back to Creative Growth and the artists who call our Oakland-based studio home.

*Become a Member on or before December 7 to get in early!

Allan Lofberg, Untitled, 2016, acrylic and ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Franna Lusson, Untitled, 2018, ink on paper, 7.5 x 7.75 inches

Gail Lewis, Untitled, 2018, mixed media collage, 14 x 15.5 inches

John Mullins, Untitled, 2018, acrylic and ink on paper, 22.25 x 30 inches

Jorge Gomez, Untitled, 2018, colored pencil on paper, 11.5 x 18 inches

Juan Aguilera, Untitled, 2018, mixed media on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Julie Swartout, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, 4 x 4 x 9 inches

Kerry Damianakes, Untitled, 1998, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Latefa Noorzai, Untitled, 2018, acrylic and ink on paper, 11 x 15 inches

Markelle Talley, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, 4 x 3 x 2 inches

Natashca Haehlen, Untitled, 2018, ceramic, 9 x 9 x 4 inches

Nick Pagan, Untitled, 2016, Ink and watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches

Peter Salsman, Untitled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 15 x 22.5 inches

Robbie Erion, Untitled, 2018, acrylic and ink on paper, 22.25 x 14.5 inches

Ron Veasey, Untitled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 22.25 x 30 inches

Rosena Finister, Untitled, 2018, ink and watercolor on paper, 22.5 x 15 inches

Stephanie Nguyen, Untitled, 2018, rug, 33 x 37 inches

Ying Ge Zhou, Untitled, 2018, ink and watercolor on paper, 5.5 x 7.5 inches