770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612


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Sat: 11 am - 5 pm
& First Fridays 6 - 9pm

Now at GearBox:
Jerry McLaughlin & Gina Telcocci

with special installation FACTOTUM, by Jessica Eastburn, in the Inner Room

Coming soon:
Irene Nelson &
Frances Lerner

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Read on to find out just a few other things GearBox Gallery artists are up to:


Irene Nelson, solo exhibition
No Things, Only Connections
July 10 — October 10, 2017
at Domain Art Gallery
1389 Jefferson Street, Oakland

Congratulations on the book!

Buy it at GearBox Gallery:

Jerry McLaughlin & Rebecca Crowell
The definitive guide to creating beautiful art with cold wax medium.


Jeff Snell
Visions of the Wild Installation (Inner Gallery)
September 8 — October 8, 2017
at Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

Harry Clewans in
Earth, Wind, and Fire
September 12 - November 18, 2017

at Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue in Richmond, CA

Jerry McLaughlin, solo exhibition

Savage Beauty
October 13 - November 5, 2017

at Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

Coming Soon:

Jeff Snell in
Guilty Pleasures, a group show
November 10 - December 3 2017
Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

TaVee McAllister Lee and Ruth Santee
featured in

Kurt Edward Fishback's
71 Women Artists

at Pence Gallery
November 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Reception: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-9 PM

Recent and Past:

Jukes Campbell in
Habitat III, Seasons
a collaborative series

August 1 - 31, 2017

Orinda Books
Village Square, Orinda CA

Gina Telcocci,
Cat Kaufman Award winner
Fiber Arts International VIII
July 28 – September 3, 2017

Sebastapol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol, CA

Irene Nelson, solo exhibition

August 11 — September 5, 2017

at Arthouse Gallery,
1021 R Street, Sacramento

Phyllis Lasché in
NEST: Women Artists of Helper
An Invitational Exhibit

Anne Morgan-Jesperson, Curator
Donna Poulton, Catalogue Essay

August 12 - September 30, 2017
amjworks Gallery
167 South Main Street
Helper, Utah 84526

Ruth Santee in

12th National Exhibition,
curated by Mat Gleason

August 4 - 27, 2017

Axis Gallery
625 S. Street,
Sacramento CA

Marsha Balian in
Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth
Paul Pratchenko, Juror
June 3 – July 9, 2017
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA

Irene Nelson in
Women in the Abstract

at Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
June 9 - July 9, 2017

The Long Path to Quiet by Jerry McLaughlin
in encaustiZINE, June 2017
A digital publication of International Encaustic Artists

and see the Nicholas Wilt
Studio Interview with Jerry McLaughlin

Irene Nelson: At Home
a series of photo etchings in the Inner Room
at GearBox Gallery
June 1-24, 2017
770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Ruth Santee at

the Donkey and Goat Winery

1340 5th St.
Berkeley, CA

June 2, 6-9pm

Jerry McLaughlin in

California: Weird, Wonderful + Wild
Group show

at Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
May 12 - Jun 4, 2017

Danny Rosales

Raku Sculpture
in the Inner Room
at GearBox Gallery

March 23 - April 22, 2017
770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Jerry McLaughlin in
WAX: explorations in encaustic and cold wax mediums

at Jen Tough Gallery
336 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
March 10 - April 8, 2017
Opening Reception: March 10, 5pm

Marsha Balian in Delicate Balance

at The Gallery at 48 Natoma
Folsom, CA

March 17 - May 4, 2017
Opening Reception: March 17th, 6-8pm

Irene Nelson in Abstract Spaces, with Valerie Corvin

at Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
March 18 - 26, 2017
Opening Reception: March 18, 5-8 pm

Kari Brinck, Jules Campbell, David Fitzgerald,
Joseph Mele and TaVee McAllister Lee in
Art of a Community
at Arts Benicia Gallery
Benicia, CA 94510

January 21 - February 19, 2017

Darrell Hunger

Mountain Roomers
in the Inner Room
at GearBox Gallery

January 12 - February 11, 2017
770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

David Fitzgerald in
NonOb: of or relating to abstract art
November 26, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Saturday, December 17th, 6-8:30pm

at Blue Line Arts
Roseville, CA 95678

TaVee McAllister Lee
solo exhibition

Poems and Verses
October 10, 2016 - January 8, 2017
at the Rellik
726 First Street, Benicia, CA

Courtesy of Arts Benicia Presents
Curated by Diane Williams & Renee Marie Jordan

Joseph Mele opens his studio to the public
during Benicia Open Studios.
206 Jackson in Benicia, CA

2-day event: December 3 & 4, 10am-5pm

Gina Telcocci

Special Installation with sound
at GearBox Gallery

Whispers and Screams
October 6 - 29, 2016
770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Ruth Santee
in Wild Places in Urban Spaces
Curator: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center
September 9th to October 9th, 2016
337 Georgia Street, Vallejo

Jules Campbell in:

WATER, Presented by CC14
August 29- October 7, 2016
Diablo Valley College Library
321 Golf Club Road, L-218
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

David Fitzgerald & Joseph Mele in

Order + Chaos
Arts Benicia Gallery
991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA
August 6 – September 4, 2016

Opening August 6, 7-9pm

Jules Campbell in:

Habitat II: Fire & Rain
August 2016
Orinda Bookstore
Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563

Gina Telcocci in
Interconnections: The Language of Basketry, curated by Carol Eckert
May 15 - September 4
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809-1303

Jerry McLaughlin in
Community at Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street,
Palo Alto, CA
July 1-28, 2016

David Fitzgerald at

The Rellik Tavern
726 First St, Benicia, CA
April 11 - July 10, 2016

Opening April 14th, 6-9 pm

Gina Telcocci in
Forma Natura, curated by Mark Eanes & Mary Shaw
June 11 through July 10, 2016
Arts Benicia Gallery
991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA

Ruth Santee teaches

Professional Development Classes
with Cameron Brian at Arts Benicia
April 14, 2016

Kari Brinck featured Artist

an arts & literary journal
through May 2016

In celebration of Women's History Month, GearBox Gallery asked it's women artists to share their experiences of inspiration and mentorship by other women artists. Find out what they said...

Kari Brinck, TaVee McAllister Lee and Joseph Mele in
Abstract: A Change in Perception
at Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento

December 2-21, 2015

Ruth Santee, juror
Gems III:
Exquisite, Intricate, Intimate Small Works of Art

December 2 – 20, 2015
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA  

Kari Brinck

at Gallery 621, 309 First St, Benicia CA
Chester Arnold, juror
October 29 - November29, 2015

Joseph Mele in

Twenty-Five Benicia Artists Respond

Artist Portraits by Hedi B. Desuyo

October 14 – November 15, 2015
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA

Variations on Abstraction 2010 - 2015:
Curated by Robert Jean Ray

Kari Brinck and TaVee McAllister Lee in Part One
October 2 - 24, 2015

David Fitzgerald and Joseph Mele in Part Two
Novenber 6 - 21, 2015

Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

Ruth Santee, Joseph Mele, Jules Campbell and TaVee McAllister Lee in

Fragments: The Art of Collage and Assemblage
July 29 - September 9, 2015
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler St, Benicia, CA

Joseph Mele Prints at

Arts Benicia FIRE SALE
One Day Only, July 11th from 10 am to 4 pm

Support Arts Benicia and buy something special!

Jules Campbell in
Seeing Red
June 26 - August 22, 2015

Village Theater Art Gallery
233 Front St., Danville, CA

Joseph Mele in Hedi Desuyo's Book

Why They Make Art

View the book online at Blurb

Jules Campbell in
Habitat: A Collaborative Series

June 1 - 30
Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda, CA

GearBox Gallery's first Call for Entries
TERRA INFIRMA: All Things Unsettled
juried by Chandra Cerrito of Oakland's Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Find out more...

GearBox Gallery artists Betsy Kluga and Ruth Santee
are part of Kurt Fishback's project,
21 Portraits of Women Artists

See Fishback's portraits upstairs at Transmission Gallery

June 5 - July 18, 2015.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5th 6-9pm

TaVee McAllister Lee and Ruth Santee in
SELF: Beyond the Face
at Red Dot Gallery
June 3 - 27, 2015

Second Saturday Art Walk: June 13th 2015, 6-8 pm
2231 J Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95816

Linda Stevenson Dunlop
Making Waves
May 7 - 30th

Gallery 621, 309 First St, Benicia, CA
Reception: Sat. May 9th 5-8pm

Kari Brinck and Joseph Mele open their studios to the public
during Benicia Open Studios.
Start at Arts Benicia Gallery and then tour Jackson and Tyler St. and the Arsenal Building in Benicia, CA

2-day event: May 2 & 3, 10am-5pm

Mark Fox and Joseph Mele at the opening of
Common Threads III:   New Work by Naranjo, Mele and Fox
at Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA

April 2015

GearBox Gallery was founded in January 2015 by members of:

Gallery 621 is now at 309 FIRST STREET IN BENICIA, CA
Check it out