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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Friday, April 2nd Alameda on Camera OPENING

"The Alameda on Camera Exhibit" 
     A citywide photo documentary.
     On exhibit April 2 - May 1, 2010
     First Friday Gala Opening April 2nd , 7 - 9 PM
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA

48 invited photo-based artists explore our neighborhoods, favorite places, and secret hideaways for 48 hours. Alameda families, friends, town characters, traditions and cherished nostalgia share the lens.

Well it is back again. The event where 48 artists, take 48 pieces of a map of Alameda and spend 48 hours taking pictures in their area.  The results will be shown at the Frank Bette Center for the month of April.


East Bay Open Studios



Seed Corn Gallery - 1918 University, Berkeley Opening Sept. 10, 6:00 to 9:30

EXPRESSIONS sponsored KIDS R US at the City of Berkeley Planning Department Thursday September 17th , from 4-6 PM; 2118 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA

Exhibit & Events Schedule



Thursday, September 10, 2009, 6pm to 9pm
1918 University Avenue, between Martin Luther King Way and Milvia
Downtown Berkeley, Across the Street from Fred's Market and Utrecht Art Supply
The Seed Corn Gallery at the Greenlining Institute is showcasing the work of 27 local artists in a show and silent auction on Thursday, September 10, 2009.

The show features chocolate sculpture by Arcelia Gallardo; paintings by Barbara Maricle, Corinne Louise Paff, Fulani Carter, Julie Vy, Katayoon Zandvakili, Kazuyo Sato Leue, Mari Kearney, Salma Arastu, Sarah Woodward, Susan Hall, Thuy Hang Le Phan, and Vivian Waterloo; digital art by Deborah Griffin and Lisa Simonson; prints by Delfina Bernal Laidig and Diane Abt; weaving by Donna Duguay; photography by Francesca Roccaforte, Jim Dennis, Mary Shisler, Mia Nakano and Christine Pan, Michael Johnstone, and Steven Low; drawing by Janine Macbeth and Martin Brecht; sculpture by Jessica Phrogus; and bejewelling by Michael Staley.

Nearly all pieces are for sale, and 100% of the proceeds go back to the artists. We will be holding a silent auction with some of the pieces in the exhibition.

The Greenlining Institute is a public policy institute that addresses social justice issues affecting California’s diverse communities. Greenlining started the Seed Corn Gallery as its way of acknowledging the debt that social justice movements all over California and the nation owe to the artists that have given it life. Greenlining believes that art is a means of communicating the social justice ideas that transcend linguistic and cultural barriers, as well as time.

EXPRESSIONS sponsored KIDS R US at the City of Berkeley Planning Department Thursday September 17th , from 4-6 PM

2118 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA




RAW Gallery, 1915 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
May 1 (part of Art Murmur-Oakland) Featured Artist
Opening 6-9, complimentary libations, dj, join the party!

MARIN MUSEUM of Contemporary Art (
Alchemy Exhibit, opening May 30th

ASSEMBLAGE: 4 collage Artisits, Signature Gallery, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA, June 2009, Opening June 5th.

PROARTS Open Studios, First Two Weekends in June:
see PROARTS gallery for details of events. Visit my studio: See ProArts online gallery; search Alameda, Deborah Griffin for details.

January/February 2009- The "LOVE/HATE" Exhibit

Love and hate are two of the most passionate emotions a person can feel. They can both cause strong out comes, sometimes even insanity. Most everyone has felt either the intense hurt or that profound happiness because of love. February, the Valentine month, artists will be sharing their views through art.

Saturday, Feb. 7th 6pm-9pm
Poetry @ 7:30pm

Exhibit Dates: Jan. 31st - Feb. 28th 2009

My two art pieces, "Lovelorn Miss Sandborn" and "Secret Confessions 2" will be included in this exhibit. I will also be reading two of my poems.