Coronavirus Updates w Studio 23 Gallery

Coronavirus Updates: We are keeping up with the CDC on all upcoming events. The CDC recommends social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. We will not be open on 2nd Friday. We will post updates frequently.

Please, if you are sick or think you might be getting sick, do not come out to the meetups. Check back frequently for updates. We will be following the advice of the CDC ( and the local public health officials (

We will be posting updates on upcoming events on our website and social media.

Drawing 101 Sample Class

Sample Class for Drawing 101 course.
Russian Academical School.

Sample Lesson Schedule.
October 12th: RSVP
October 26th: RSVP
November 4th: RSVP
November 23rd: RSVP

  1. Introduction 30 min:
    “Why do I need this class? What will I learn?“
  2. Practice 60 min:
    “Review of Drawing Techniques“

Supplies Needed:
Paper for drawing: size A3-A4
Pencils: b, b2, b4

Limited space, one on one attention in an intimate studio setting.

Be sure your spot has been reserved and prepay now.
20 Prepay $25 Drop-in
Reserve your spot now!

*Important: Please follow payment up with an email to be sure your payment went through. email: art AT alamedaartists DOT com

Drawing 101

Blacklight Art Show 2019 Press Release

Studio 23 6th Annual 2019 Black Light Art Show & Installation Press Release

September 9h, 2019

For Immediate Release:

“Black Light Art Show” 6th Annual Black Light Art Show w/ Special Installations
Hosted by Studio 23

Download Official Artwork: TBA
Press Release URL:

Location: Studio 23 | Official Website:
Address: 2309B Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA, 415.580.2309
Cost: Donation Suggested $5-$10 

When: Saturday October 19th, 2019

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General Description

6th Annual Black Light Art Show:
6th Annual BlackLight Art Show. Everything must glow in the dark! Blacklight paintings, lit up sculpture art, body painting and video installations abound in this year’s Blacklight Art Show. Several special indoor and outdoor installation pieces will be on display this year including  Wormhole by FILMA Art Collective.  Stroll the outdoor night Market and check out the live music by Quentel the Cryptid and halloween treats by Shannon Cooks.  Our sister galleries, The Red Door and 3 Dot will be open as well. Costumes encouraged, be sure to sign in to enter the costume contest!

Kid Stuff:  Kids are always welcome at the Studio 23 Blacklight Art Show. We put out some glow-in-the-dark chalk, monster coloring sheets and Halloween treats.  Please keep in mind we often have body painting and other interesting (edgy) artsy things going on. Please bring kids at your own discretion.  

Article For Publication By Barry Tribuzio

“…an ever evolving trinity of form and visions.”
All bright summer haze will fade, a moments grace is but a memory.

A photograph of fleeting smiles, these as well will drift away.

It is all about Memory.
To share in this brief embrace we call Life.
A celebration and a mourning at the same time.
Every breath is an exhalation of time passing, into the crisp sharper focus of Autumn.

The air is more blue, a cooler aspect draws our eyes in anticipation of flowing spirits
And dreams far beyond those midsummer nights..

Three Studios, an ever evolving trinity of form and visions, will attempt a summoning of these elusive ghosts of memory with sound,light and artistry.

Studio 23 presents it’s annual Blacklight Art Show, a feast of glowing colors and shadowed contrasts in a light spectrum that may be unfamiliar to some, and a sense memory feast to others. These pieces are altered states of mind and float above their substrates, conjuring spells of form and color.

A video installation,and an LED tunnel will further beguile all who attend.

Music will be performed by Quentel the Cryptid, who combines sound,art and video into a fully immersive experience guaranteed to warm the October chill and invite those ghosts to linger and commune with us.

3 Dot Gallery will present it’s Memento Mori Show, which translates to “Remember Death’..An exhibition reminding us of the impermanence of all things, and how this lesson is really so much of our collective art history, and underpins the drive for creative expression in the face of time, decay, and mortality.

The beauty of life is in recognition of it’s brevity.

The Roofless Red Door Gallery will once again reveal its beauty beneath the night sky, and is a wonderful spot to see and reflect upon the sum of the three. October beckons us to gather falling leaves, to feel their brittle veins and know that this too, is us.

Join the Dance, with the might of all senses, and revel in the Now.

Black Light Art Show Artists:
Wesley E. Warren
Jamie Banes
Jessica Warren
FILMA Art Collective
Tiffany RahmatiAlana Dill (Body Painting)
Mikey Elliott (Outdoor Artist)
More TBA

Special Installations:

Video Installation: Wesley E. Warren
Illuminated Coalescence: Pattern recognition and the geometry of human consciousness.

Wormhole: FILMA Art Collective
The first collective effort in this new studio is an upgrade to the sound reactive light-tunnel, Wormhole.  Standing at 8′ high, 8′ wide, and 20′ long, Wormhole serves as a metaphor for the magnificence of transformation.  Special thanks to William Burdette for envisioning and engineering a really fancy new frame and the fantabulous Robert Graf, the genius behind the electrons.

The Band: Quentel the Cryptid
Quentel the Cryptid is a multifaceted project created by solo artist Agent Arsenic. Although thought to have originated from the Pennsylvania wilderness, most recent sightings have been made along the West coast. Quentel the Cryptid creates groundbreaking work, combining many different styles of music to forge something all together new, and exceptionally interesting to experience. Vibrant and captivating visuals accompany their live sets, showcasing depth and portraying an entire world in which their music exists. A mysterious and expansive cast of characters and entities inhabit this surreal universe, living out bizarre and sometimes horrific plot lines. While occasionally observed in our shared plane of existence, these creatures are most often seen captured on video, also created by Agent Arsenic, and are broadcasted live during performances. Quentel the Cryptid, and all of the wonderful and strange facets encompassed in their world of music and film, makes for a truly unique and engrossing experience quite unlike anything else.

Location:Portland, OR

Genres:Alternative Synthpop,Singer-Songwriter,Experimental

Years Active:2011- Present

Label:Witch Centipede Records

Press Contacts: Wes & Jess Warren
Studio 23 415.580.2309

Figure Drawing


Studio 23 partners with The Bay Area Models Guild to bring you our 3-hour figure drawing session hosted by Yolanda Cotton-Turner

$20. Please RSVP & pre-pay.
Limited space, so sign up now! If you experience any issues paying or are coming in last minute please text, 510-457-1420.

Arrive Early:
Please arrive early! We lock the door to the studio to protect the privacy of the model at 7 pm. If late, wait outside, we will open the door at the next break. Breaks happen every 20 mins or so.

This is a 3 hour, self-guided, no pressure workshop for adults of all skill levels to practice translating the human form! We meet once a month, every 3rd Friday … please come out and practice with us!

Studio 23, 2309-B Encinal Ave., Alameda, CA 94501

How To Find Us:
Studio 23 is located on the corner of Oak & Encinal Ave in Alameda just off Park St. We are near Jack In The Box, directly behind Revelation Cleaners, only a few steps away from Lucky 13.

Early Arrival & Setup: 6:30PM-6:45PM
Session Begins: 7PM sharp! (Door locks at 7:00PM)
Breaks: TBA (Periodic breaks in between for the model & you TBA)
Session Ends: 10:00PM
Clean Up: 10-10:15PM

Please bring your own easel and art supplies however you do not need to have an easel to participate. Many artists just bring a sketchbook. We may have a couple extra easels if you need one. Feel free to sketch, paint, charcoal, ink, whatever floats your boat. We have limited community supplies available to use.

12/21 Signe
1/18 Sarah

The Pose Schedule:
We normally start with short (1-2 minute) gestures and end with longer 20 minute poses.

Contact Info:
Text 510-457-1420. It may be more difficult to reach us the day of a meetup.