About Us

The Gallery is an artist run gallery located at the north end of San Leandro, in the Farrelly Pond District. The Gallery came out of the thought of fixing up the part of the studio not bering used for painting. As a result we have had photography, sculpture and painting and printmaking shows.  We  hosted the artwork of students from the social justice academy of San Leandro High School for two years.

The gallery, started originally as Anna W. Edwards Fine Art, my painting studio. The gallery was built at the beginning of 2008 and presented emerging photographers Clennis Justice and Mark Snaer; Paper Sculpture and poet, Bill Denham; and the hugely successful National Art of Democracy show.



The old studio

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The Brues, Chris, Janice and Robbie

2008 

The first show of the Social Justice Acacdemy students at San Leandro H.S.


Photographers Mark Snaer and Clennis Justice were the first artists to show in the gallery, followed by Scraps!. The work of paper sculpture artist Bill Denham The gallery was one of 50 galleries nationwide to participate in the “Art of Democracy” the brainchild of Printmaker Art Hazelwood and Stephen Fredericks of the New York Society of Etchers. “Art of Democracy” a national coalition, producing fifty political art shows, was open to all printmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico to make a print(s) depicting their concept of democracy through art leading up to the 2008 Election.  Kim Vanderheiden showed paintings made after a visit to Morroco; Anna W. Edwards showed paintings from the Images in Art series. 


 2009


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Printmakers  Melanie Cervantes, Emory Douglas and Jesus Barraza  taught and mentored  students from The Social Justice Academy at San Leandro High School with the making of War Resistance Posters.

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Glass artist and ceramicist, Chris Roscoe's Haniwa and Earth Shards; Photographer Richard McCall’s A Moment in Time and Marcus Lorenzo Penn’s  Caras de Cuba proved to be a big hit. The year 2009 closed with artists from Painted Tongue Press, Artful Steps and Anna W. Edwards donating artwork to be raffled off to benefit the Artful Steps program of Stepping Stones Growth center in San Leandro. A program that supports and trains developmentally disabled artists in Alameda and surrounding counties.


 2010

 

Anna Edwards Gallery, The Arts Council of San Leandro, and Comerica Bank formed an alliance to promote art in the community. Our first show celebrated Black History Month. The featured artists were Janice Granby, Karl Hatton and Thearthur Wright and Historical Images from the  archives of  JC Keith of Captured Images Framing.  

Fifth Anniversary show (The Gallery and Studio celebration) at Comerica Bank

The Social Justice Academy of San Leandro High again returned to the gallery, this years show "Poverty and Protest" with photographs of political struggle and global poverty By Francisco Dominquez and Robert Terrell, was curated by Art Hazelwood;

 "Pan American Dreams" works by Byrd Bettis;


 2011

We celebrated Black History with work from the collection of Captured Images, work by Emory Douglas, Brenda Joysmith, and Alcimus Cahill.

Marion Coleman and Patricia Montgomery were featured for March, Women's History month. 

August- September: A Celebration of Culture: A Colorful Contrast: Three approaches to color, featuring Yvonne Browne, Christine Chabiel Dargahi and Anna W. Edwards.

Holiday Fine Art Boutique 



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