expressions gallery

2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, California, 94703 | 510.644.4930

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Expressions Gallery Arts and Educational Center

Expressions Gallery Arts and Educational Center is a 501 (C) (3) non profit corporation. We offer workshops, seminars and classes to artists, kids and adults. For more information go to our website at: or contact our Educational Coordinator: Marge Essel at 510-548-2617 You can also call the gallery at 510-644-4930 and leave a message.

You can support the ed center by giving a tax deductible donation or by shopping for things you need on line at All funds from this source go to support the educational center.

expressions gallery
Adapted from artwork by Robert Apte

A Fine Arts Gallery in the Ashby Arts District in Berkeley, CA.
2035 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, California, a quarter block from the Ashby Bart Station between Adeline and Shattuck (Handicapped Accessible)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, Sunday 12-3pm and by appt.
Phone: 510-644-4930, E-mail:   

The Current show, Homelessness, runs from January 25 - April 18, 2014OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday, January 25, 6-8 PM 
OPENING RECEPTION MUSIC  - LaWanda Ultan and Gregg Pratt

Homelessness impacts everyone. It is all around us whether we notice it or not. It's the piles of clothing and people’s belongings in our doorways; the people pushing shopping carts piled with all their worldly possessions; the ‘hidden homeless’, borrowing the couch of a friend; and those trudging along our city streets with bent shoulders and gloveless hands. Among these people are artists who never get the chance to show their work because they cannot do more than sketch their ideas in small notebooks or found cardboard. They have no materials or places to work on their art, no computers to submit work to galleries no place to store their work, and no money for framing.

Expressions Gallery is proud to present a show that deals with the multiple aspects of homelessness. Community artists who are touched by the lives and scenes of the homeless, along with artists who are homeless or have previously been homeless participate in this show. It is the first opportunity for some of the homeless artists to present and display their finished works in a professional gallery. Painting, photography, printmaking, digital art and sculpture are the mediums used. Craft artists who offer jewelry, scarves, hats, ceramics and more are also displayed.

This show is unique in that it is a collaborative show that brings together community artists with local non-profit organizations whose work is to transform and improve the lives of the homeless. BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency) and St. Mary’s Center (whose goal is to transform lives and build communities) have joined with Expressions Gallery in providing work by the homeless artists in their programs. These organizations have given homeless artists access to a place to work, materials to use and assistance in the presentation and submission of their work. Funds and materials have been donated to assist the homeless artists create and frame their work for presentation. The City of Berkeley supports the exhibition and has also donated funds to make this show possible.

The reception is free to the public. Any sales or tax deductible donations will go to help support the non-profit organizations that have helped make this show possible and who have enabled these artists to use this opportunity to become recognized as local artists and create a better future for themselves through their art.

“The Secret Lives of Egrets” by Gerry Traucht November 1 – 2013- January 31, 2014 1947 Center Street Lobby Gallery, Berkeley, Ca.

“Our Many Cultures” August 22, 2013 – January 13, 2014 
2120 Milvia St - Berkeley Planning and Development Dept. 
OPEN TO VIEW: Mon - Thu 9 AM - 4 PM 

Current Show: Storefronts South Berkeley
Collaborative show with City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development at 3271 Adeline Street at Alcatraz entitled: “ A Dog’s Journey As Man’s Best Friend”
March 24, 2013- January 11, 2014

“ Reflections” by Artist Jaren Dahlstrom, 3222 Adeline Street, a collaborative show with City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development.


Every 3rd Friday: 7-9PM 

COMEDY NIGHT AND OPEN MIC – The 2nd Friday of the month 7-9 PM

Second Sunday of the Month
Bay Area Writing Project's Monthly Reading 3-4:30 pm


Expressions Gallery 
(Handicapped Accessible)
Located 1/4 block from the Ashby BART 
2035 Ashby Ave., 
Berkeley, California 

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12 - 5 PM 
Sunday 12 - 3 PM and by appt. 


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