The Beauty of Zentangle is now available for purchase.

Three of my Zentangle inspired artwork images from the open studios show in June of 2013 is included.

Beauty of Zentangle

From the Amazon website:

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First Look at EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2013

Save the Dates: East Bay Open Studios June 1-2 & 8-9

Oakland, CA: East Bay Open Studios offers an opportunity for art fans of all ages to visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists. This year, over 400 hundred artists will participate, opening their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay.

Self-guided tours start in downtown Oakland at Pro Arts’ gallery – East Bay Open Studios’ Headquarters – with a visit to the Preview Exhibition. On view April 30 through June 9, 2013, the Preview Exhibition features over 400 artworks installed salon-style; an awesome display that quickly reveals individual treasures.

“East Bay Open Studios showcases the Oakland/East Bay Area as a destination for art,” says Margo Dunlap, Executive Director of Pro Arts, the non-profit organization that has produced East Bay Open Studios for decades. “Visiting open studios is an opportunity to explore the phenomenal spectrum of artists and art practices in the region, and the unique places artists work.”

A sampling of artists to see includes: Erica Kremenak, painting with a brew of oxides, colorants, oil, enamel, wax and solvents, shows her work from her industrial studio in East Oakland; Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez opens her new home studio, showing plein air paintings created in Richmond and San Pablo neighborhoods; Lisa Pfeiffer exhibits quirky drawings and silkscreens, one of fifteen artists at studios in a recently converted Fruitvale factory; in Berkeley, Toby Kahn presents a new series of photographs created using the same 35mm camera and single lens he has been working with for four decades; Addiam Tsehaye shows ceramic sculptures and mixed media works, referencing North East African materials and crafts, in her Temescal studio; glass artist Michael Spiegelhalter exhibits functional art made from old windows and recycled bottles in his West Oakland studio.

All participating artists are featured in the annual Directory of East Bay Arts (available in May 2013). Published and distributed in conjunction with East Bay Open Studios, the Directory includes artist listings, maps, a 12 month East Bay Arts Calendar and Arts Index. The Preview Exhibition at Pro Arts is located at 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. Admission Free.

About East Bay Open Studios: East Bay Open Studios is the largest art event in the Oakland/East Bay region, spanning over 14 cities and 2 counties, drawing over 60,000 studio visitors over two weekends in June every year. Together, East Bay Open Studios and the Directory of East Bay Arts serve as essential resources for artists to cultivate new audiences for their work, network with their peers, professionalize their practice and make art more visible across communities. For visitors the event offers an opportunity to meet local artists, explore new neighborhoods, and discover art.

For more information, images and featured artist stories contact:
Amy Spencer, Program Coordinator / Curator:, 510.763.4361


TRANSPORT: Where we go from here…
Members’ Exhibition 2013
January 22 – February 15, 2013
Pro Arts
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
p 510.763.4361
f 510.763.9470

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Interview by Jocelyn Paige Kelly.

Jocelyn is a creativity coach, short story writer and hypnotherapist with a passion for helping others embrace, celebrate and express their individuality.