Manna Gallery shows contemporary paintings, collage and sculpture by Bay Area artists. We are located in the heart of Oakland's thriving arts district. For information on current and upcoming shows go to our calendar page.
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12-5 pm, First Fridays 5 - 9 pm. and by appointment
473 25th St., Oakland 94612 510-536-7559
Bay Area Contemporary Art
Manna Gallery invites experienced Bay Area fused glass artists to apply for entry to "SiO2 fused glass showcase" opening August 9th, 2019. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2019. Please click on the link below to register and get more information.
Now showing at Manna Gallery
A new show of paintings by Fumiyo Yoshikawa and ceramics by Joe Mielke
Manna is pleased to announce a new show of paintings and ceramics by Bay Area artists Fumiyo Yoshikawa and
Joe Mielke. The show runs May 17 - June 22. A reception will be held First Friday, June 7, 2019, 6 - 8 pm. The artists will be at the gallery and will give a brief talk at 7 pm about their work and answer any questions the public might have. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Upcoming at Manna Gallery
Manna Gallery is pleased to present "Murmurations", recent photographic works by Bay area artist Aynur Girgin Westen. Her exhibit opens Friday, June 28 and continues through August 3. On First Friday, July 5, Ms. Westen will be present from 6 to 8 pm for her reception. At 7 pm, she will give a brief talk about her work and will answer questions from gallery visitors.
Aynur says, "Growing up in rural western Turkey, I spent my days running between fields, climbing olive trees, and catching free rides by hanging on the backs of horse carts. Rows of cherries in wooden boxes, grooves in an old olive trunk, fig leaves between the thin branches - these images caught my attention early."
"Now, as a full-time artist, I still look at the world through the curious eyes of the girl from the village. A self-taught photographer, I employ camera shake, multiple exposures, and other unconventional techniques to transform familiar objects into abstract compositions."
"This series is entitled Murmurations, after the flocking behavior that occurs when thousands of starlings fly together as they prepare to roost. These multiple exposure photographs were shot in busy public spaces where individuals are forced together into human "flocks". Anonymous figures pass each other at a frenetic pace, blending into each other, and creating ambiguous new shapes. Past, present, and future overlap. Ghosts appear in the crowd. Patterns emerge from chaos."