Cross Roads

April 14, 2010


Join Us!  Opening May 7th, 2010

The dynamics of collaboration by two exceptional and highly skilled artists – Chukes and Ruth Tunstall Grant will be on view & glimmering at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland from May 7 to June 28, 2010.
Genesis-Sanctuary-Celebration & Inspiration…
These are the words present in the cathartic synergy of Sculptor, Chukes and Painter, Ruth Tunstall Grant.

Chukes was a born artist and his family had the wisdom to realize and nurture his skill at a very young age. He graduated with distinct honors at the California College of Arts with a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics. He has also acquired an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University. Chukes has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and have lectured and facilitated artist workshops throughout the country. He has received several awards including The World Foundation Scholarship & the San Francisco Museum of Arts Award for Exceptional Achievement.

Ruth Tunstall Grant is a bay area artist whose work has been featured in many invitational group exhibitions as well as solo shows at national and international venues such as Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas; Rath Museum, Geneva, Switzerland; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; and Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, California. She received a 1987 Women of Achievement Award in the Arts and the 1999 Dr. Alain Locke Award for “Excellence in the Arts.” In 2003 she was appointed to the San Jose Art Commission.


Glimpses in Time: 2010
International Juried Photography Exhibition
2010 Deadlines and Dates

Submissions due    Friday, May 07, 2010

Email Notification of Jury Results    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Delivery of accepted work(s)    Friday, June 25, 2010

Reception    Friday, July 02, 2010, 4:30 – 8:30 pm
About the Gallery

The Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seek to make such work accessible to a broad audience.

Linda Connor

Associate Professor, Photography department, San Francisco Art Institute

Honored Photographer
Imogen Cunningham
American, 1883-1976

Every year the Glimpses in Time exhibition honors a Master Photographer.  This year it is Imogen Cunningham, An American Photographer born in 1883.

Imogen Cunningham was a pioneer of art photography, whose influence continues in the photographic style of the SF Bay Area and art photography today.  She helped art photography free itself of soft-focus pictorialism that was considered high art photography of the day.  With her photographic work, her involvement in major photographic movements, and her work in building institutions, Cunningham helped to further define what art photography is.  She was co-founder of the “Group f/64”, teaching at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA).  We know this institution today as the San Francisco Art Institute.  Cunningham’s peer relation ship with Edward Weston, Dorthea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams and Minor White and her great body of art work define her as a master.

Awards & Recognition

One (1) Best of Show, the Imogen Cunningham Award: The juror will evaluate the photograph’s overall composition, how well the elements within the photograph are emphasized and the overall quality of the image. The photograph the judge deems most aesthetically stimulating and emotionally impacting will receive this award.

Three (3) Creativity Awards: The photographs that best reveal what the artist “put into” or identified within the image that perhaps another person would not have seen or thought.

Six (6) Juror Awards: The juror will select photographs that she deems worthy of exceptional merit or recognition.


Photographers are invited to enter up to two (2) of their photographic images for the juried exhibition

Submissions due:
Friday, May 07, 2010

Open to Photographers who are 18 years or older.

Framed artwork measuring more than 28” in any direction after framing cannot be accepted for exhibition.

Entry Fee:
A non-refundable entry fee of $30 is charged to each artist.  Payment is made through

PayPal Account:
(A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the to Oakland based non-profit “Save Our Children Project”)

Please follow these instructions exactly:

You can enter up to two (2) jpegs of hi-res images, 72 dpi and no larger than 8×10 inches or 800 pixels in any one direction.

Please format the file name as follows:


Do not send images imbedded in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation or PDF file.

Email entries to

Include in your email:

Phone number
Email address
Pay Pal Receipt ID:

Image 1 or 2
File name “LastName_Title.jpg”.
Size of print
Type of print – Silver, C-Print, Digital

The exhibition will open Friday, July 02, 2010 and continue through Friday, July 30, 2010

A reception will be held Friday, July 02, 2010 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. The artists and the public are invited to attend.

A “Print on Demand” color Catalog will be produced for this exhibit.

Past years Catalog:

Glimpses in Time: 2008

Glimpses in Time: 2009

Direct questions to
Bart Ross, curator at:
or call him at (626) 921-4590 (skype Bart_Ross)
or to

Joyce Gordon at:
or call the gallery at 510-465-8911.

Miles & Trane. Mixed Media


April 2 – May 31, 2010

Opening Reception on the first Friday!
with LIVE JAZZ by Oluyemi Thomas
April 2, 2010, Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Leroy Parker presents drawings, paintings and mixed media taken from the Golden Age of Jazz.  Marvel on the familiar imagery and abstractions of his artwork.  Find the pattern of predictability set up by the rhythmic repeats in the format, and the most extreme opposite.  Discover how Parker’s works create a stimulating tension.

Leroy Parkers’ work is great addition to the Curatorial collaboration of the Oakland Marriott City Center and Joyce Gordon Gallery, as both present local Bay Area Artists celebrating Jazz Music.

Parker grew up in Oklahoma where he loved the woods and the earth, and watching storms with thunder and lightning. He went to California College of Art Crafts, and earned a BFA and MFA.  He is an artist/professor/art dealer currently living in Lafayette, CA.

The Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located at 406 14th Street Oakland, California.  The gallery exhibits work that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists.  The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seeks to make such work accessible to a broad audience.  The gallery is open to the public Thursday & Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday-Sunday 1pm-4pm.  The gallery is also available by appointment for private events and showings

Joyce Gordon
Joyce Gordon Gallery