For Colored Girls Only


The gallery will host a celebration of women from all color, size, age, gender, local and international as a form of politics/non-politics and as a body of thought. Erasing the indistinct lines of class, gender and geography, & celebrating even the contradicting facets of womanhood.This exhibition is inspired by the work of writer Ntozake Shange.
Ntozake means “she who comes with her own things, and Shange means “who walks like a lion.”

The exhibition runs from : February 12 – March 28, 2010
Deadline for entries: received by December 31, 200

However, Entries should be in the proper format.

Entries should all be in a CD (1-4)
1. 1 page artist statement, including contact information
2. 1 page CV
3. 1 page Title list with:
artist name, title of work, size, medium, and year & price.
4. up to 5 jpgs (300 dpi ),
5. Entry Fee (cash, check, or printed paypal receipt)
Entry fee: $50 – cash, check (addressed to Joyce Gordon Gallery) or
paypal (non-refundable, addressed to

Artists will be responsible for the transport and shipping of
artworks to and from the gallery. The Joyce Gordon Gallery
will make every attempt to safeguard submitted materials,
but cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Provide a
SASE with sufficient postage for the return of materials
(optional) They can be mailed or hand delivered to

Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th st.
Oakland, CA 94612

For further info, you may contact us via e-mail
at or or phone 510.465.8911



This Thursday, October 15, 6:00-8:30 pm
Reception: 6:00-7:00 pm
Talk: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

“Art like seeds”, the amazing collection of the late Dr. Kennell Jackson, with Ross Todd Kerr

At the time of his death in November 2005, Kennell Jackson was a fully tenured professor of History at Stanford University and a Resident Fellow at Branner Hall. For 25 years, Kennell amassed a large collection of rare books, photographs, tea pots, found art objects, as well as artworks significant to the African diaspora. Rather than donate to or create a museum around his most amazing collection, it was his wish that his collection be dispersed throughout the world — given to friends and family, his alma mater, colleagues and former students, sold at auction, and even sold on EBay. As a former student and loyal friend to Jackson, Ross Todd Kerr was one of 4 custodians of his estate — specifically appointed to manage the distribution of all artworks per very precise instructions given by Jackson on his death bed. It was a task that took the better part of a year. This lecture is about the art collection of the late Kennell Jackson — the most amazing art collection that will never be seen — and what it has inspired.

Ross Todd Kerr is the Associate Editor of the Piedmont Post.  Kerr has been writing about Oakland’s vibrant art scene for the past 3 years.  He garnered a B.A in Biology at Stanford University, and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley.  After having had significant careers in the marketing industry and financial software companies, Kerr was led by his passions for photography and a well-written story to his true calling – that is, a career in publishing community news.  Kerr is also the founder of Emancipated Hearts, a program that recycles digital cameras while at the same time empowers foster youth to tell their life stories through photography as they prepare for emancipation.  He is a life long resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, a father to 2 spectacular teen-aged children, and some one who cannot resist the allure, power and magic of the visual arts.

Up Next:
Thursday, October 29, 7:30-8:30 pm
Talk: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Art Consulting and Acquisition outside “traditional” with BayVan

BayVAN is a joint venture of Objet D’Art, BlankSpace Gallery and BB Art. BayVAN’s mission is to source opportunities for Bay Area Artists to display, lease and sell original artwork outside traditional gallery venues. BayVAN provides professional services in project management, art consulting, art acquisition and comissions to collectors, institutions, designers and corporations. Our core values are to create economic opportunities for artists, promote originality in corporate collections and bridge communities.



Reunion & After Painting
Photographs by Rodger Birt

October 24-31, 2009
Closing Reception:  October 31, 6:00 – 9:00p.m.

Photography Gallery

“Reunion & After Painting”, an exhibition of photographs by Rodger Birt is presented by the Joyce Gordon Gallery between October 24-31, 2009.  Two bodies of work are the prime content of this exhibition.  “Reunion” is a black and white photographic narrative inspired by mesmeric recollections of the London Fog.  His color work, “After Painting,” evokes Pop Art and the Abstract Expressionist painterly tradition found in the environment, with the use of a photographic camera.

Rodger Birt was born in New Jersey.  He was a professor in the Humanities Department at San Francisco State University. He received a B.A an M.A in History  at Indiana University, and garnered a Ph.D. at Yale University where his dissertation was on the late 19th century History of San Francisco.   He has had exhibitions in London, San Francisco, and Lebanon.  He currently lives in Oakland, California.