Special Art Sale | Two weekends only 11AM-6PM

Vessel Gallery is offering select artworks from our stacks at a  20% discount for two weekends only 11AM-6PM (including Sundays 11-5 PM)

• November 9, 10, and 11
• November 16, 17, and 18

Select works include oil / acrylic paintings, sculptures, monotypes, drawings, collage, works on paper, and photography.  Some artworks are unframed, others have custom frames. This is your opportunity to pick up some wonderful artworks for your home or office, and just in time for the holidays. Please bring transportation blankets. Credit cards accepted with + 4% processing fee.

 Left: Walter James Mansfield |  Striated Landscape (ochre)  Right: Barry Ebner |  03071016 Untitled

Left: Walter James Mansfield | Striated Landscape (ochre) Right: Barry Ebner | 03071016 Untitled

Opening Reception | CONCURRENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS | Friday, November 2, 6–9 PM

VESSEL GALLERY PRESENTS CONCURRENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Elsewhere | Artworks by Cyrus Tilton
Together and Apart | New paintings by Sanjay Vora

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 17, 2018

PREVIEW: Tuesday, October 23, 11–6 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 2, 6–9 PM coinciding with Oakland Art Murmur, on 1st Friday and
music performance by The Dans of Steel, 7:30–9 PM

 Left: RECURRING DREAM (2014) by Cyrus Tilton & Right: DISNEYLAND '85 (2018) by Sanjay Vora

Left: RECURRING DREAM (2014) by Cyrus Tilton & Right: DISNEYLAND '85 (2018) by Sanjay Vora

A SPECIAL EVENT: POETRY | SPOKEN WORD | READING, Saturday, 9/15, 6:30–7:30 PM

Vessel Gallery presents a Special Poetry | Spoken Word | Reading Event:
The Future is Female: Women Writing New Worlds curated by MK Chavez
Saturday, 9/15, 6:30–7:30 PM

 From top left & clockwise: Michelle Lin, Maw Shein Win, MK Chavez, Marguerite Munoz,  Thea Matthews

From top left & clockwise: Michelle Lin, Maw Shein Win, MK Chavez, Marguerite Munoz,
Thea Matthews

Oakland based Latinx writer, MK Chavez is the author of Mothermorphosis and Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press.)  She is the recipient of a 2017 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and her poem The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself Among the Ruins, was selected by Eileen Myles for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2017 Poetry Award. She is a co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, a fellow with CantoMundo, and a writer in residence at Alley Cat Books.

Michelle Lin is a poet, community arts organizer, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), an examination of sisterhood, inheritance of stories, survival and trauma.  She has taught or performed for the United States of Asian America Festival, Lamba Lit Fest, and Asian American Writer’s Workshop. She is a Kundiman fellow, co-organizer of Kearny Street Workshop’s reading series, and fundraising manager for RYSE Center in Richmond, California, a social justice youth center. She studied poetry at University of Pittsburgh’s and UC Riverside’s writing programs. Recent work can be found in Underblong, The Margins, The Wanderer, and HEArt. 

Thea Matthews is an American poet of African and Mexican descent. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA,Thea utilizes Spoken Word to address the complexities of humanity, trauma, grief, resiliency, and ultimately, the triumph over trauma.A seasoned performer and published writer,Thea currently is working on her rst book–– a thematic collection of poetry incorporating urban life and ower medicine.

Marguerite Munoz writes on the border of Berkeley & Oakland. For the past five years and under the sponsorship of Alley Cat Books and Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, she has co-curated the monthly multilingual reading series Voz sin Tinta. Marguerite’s poems and creative non-fiction have been featured at Get Lit, Liminal, Poems under the Dome, Jingletown Reading and Open Mic, City Limits Gallery, the Cante Jondo Series, Literary Speakeasy, and she is honored to have poems published in The Haight Asbury Journal and Cipactli, the Latina/Latino Studies Arts and Literature Journal at SFSU. She also organizes a sporadic women's group with Chicana poet, educator and cultural activist Naomi Quinonez — because let's be honest - the future is female.

Maw Shein Win is a poet and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Cimarron Review, Poetry International, Fanzine, and others. Along with Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind that combines poetry with abstract electronic music. A collaborative book with paintings by artist Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. Her poetry chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press, and her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was recently published by Manic D Press. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.   
 http://www.el-cerrito.org/1262/Current-Poet-Laureate

OPENING RECEPTION | UTOPIA | FRIDAY, 9/7, 6–9 PM

VESSEL GALLERY PRESENTS UTOPIA: FORECASTING OUR FUTURE | PARTNERS OF COAL + ICE AND GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT     

SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 20, 2018
Artworks by Kim Anno, David Burke, Rueben Salgado Escudero, Dave Young Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, Christy Kovacs, Yuyang Liu, & Cyrus Tilton
 

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 7, 6–9 PM
coinciding with Oakland Art Murmur, on 1st Friday

A SPECIAL EVENT: POETRY | SPOKEN WORD | READING, Saturday, 9/15, 6:30–7:30 PM

Vessel Gallery presents a Special Poetry | Spoken Word | Reading Event:
The Future is Now: Women Writing New Worlds curated by MK Chavez
Saturday, 9/15, 6:30–7:30 PM

            From top left & clockwise: Michelle Lin, Maw Shein Win, MK Chavez, Marguerite Munoz,            Thea Matthews

           From top left & clockwise: Michelle Lin, Maw Shein Win, MK Chavez, Marguerite Munoz,
           Thea Matthews

Oakland based Latinx writer, MK Chavez is the author of Mothermorphosis and Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press.)  She is the recipient of a 2017 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and her poem The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself Among the Ruins, was selected by Eileen Myles for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2017 Poetry Award. She is a co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, a fellow with CantoMundo, and a writer in residence at Alley Cat Books.

Michelle Lin is a poet, community arts organizer, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), an examination of sisterhood, inheritance of stories, survival and trauma.  She has taught or performed for the United States of Asian America Festival, Lamba Lit Fest, and Asian American Writer’s Workshop. She is a Kundiman fellow, co-organizer of Kearny Street Workshop’s reading series, and fundraising manager for RYSE Center in Richmond, California, a social justice youth center. She studied poetry at University of Pittsburgh’s and UC Riverside’s writing programs. Recent work can be found in Underblong, The Margins, The Wanderer, and HEArt. 

Thea Matthews is an American poet of African and Mexican descent. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA,Thea utilizes Spoken Word to address the complexities of humanity, trauma, grief, resiliency, and ultimately, the triumph over trauma.A seasoned performer and published writer,Thea currently is working on her rst book–– a thematic collection of poetry incorporating urban life and ower medicine.

Marguerite Munoz writes on the border of Berkeley & Oakland. For the past five years and under the sponsorship of Alley Cat Books and Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, she has co-curated the monthly multilingual reading series Voz sin Tinta. Marguerite’s poems and creative non-fiction have been featured at Get Lit, Liminal, Poems under the Dome, Jingletown Reading and Open Mic, City Limits Gallery, the Cante Jondo Series, Literary Speakeasy, and she is honored to have poems published in The Haight Asbury Journal and Cipactli, the Latina/Latino Studies Arts and Literature Journal at SFSU. She also organizes a sporadic women's group with Chicana poet, educator and cultural activist Naomi Quinonez — because let's be honest - the future is female.

Maw Shein Win is a poet and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Cimarron Review, Poetry International, Fanzine, and others. Along with Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind that combines poetry with abstract electronic music. A collaborative book with paintings by artist Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. Her poetry chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press, and her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was recently published by Manic D Press. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.   
 http://www.el-cerrito.org/1262/Current-Poet-Laureate

CELEBRATION + ARTIST TALK | BEAST OF NO NATION | JUNE 1 & 2

BEAST OF NO NATION | MAY 4 – JUNE 23, 2018
New paintings by Chaves Smith

CELEBRATION | Friday, June 1, 6–9 PM: coinciding with Oakland Art Murmur, on 1st Friday
ARTIST TALK | Saturday, June 2, 2 PM: a conversation with Chaves Smith

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