What's Happening

The Art of Living Black - 2018     


Peace, Joy and Prosperity to you in the New Year

strolling along

   strolling along  14”x14"

The Art of Living Black

Satellite Show


Join us for the Reception
on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1pm - 3 pm

show continues through March 4
Saturday & Sunday 12 - 4 pm 

San Pablo Art Gallery                            13831 San Pablo  Ave, Maple Hall, Bldg 4
San Pablo,CA 94806

I Look forward to seeing you.


East Bay Open Studios 

June 11,12,18,19 2017

Mark your June calendars for East Bay Open Studios 2017!

The ongoing East Bay tradition of Open Studios is alive and well this year! The special event is a one of a kind opportunity for artists and art collectors to connect and mingle face to face, and purchase art directly from the artists themselves in inspiring surroundings!

You won't want to miss this free event spanning two weekends in June. Printed guidebooks, and online artist directories provide all you need for complete self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout the entire East Bay!

Be sure to make Uptown 20 in downtown Oakland a must-see stop on your list as you make your way around town!

+++ 2017 Participating Uptown 20 Artists +++

Nora Akino
Kelly Autumn
Marsha Balian
Julie Bernstein
Darrel DeBoer
Shari Arai DeBoer

Anna W. Edwards
Aiko Kobayashi Gray
Naoko Haruta
Shukuko Heinzen
Melinda May
Katie McCann

Wenda Pyman
Junko Stickney
Carol Tanenbaum
Carol Tarzier
Robert Temple
Fumiyo Yoshikawa
Linda Yoshizawa


Light refreshments and live musical performances everyday!
Free event, everyone is welcomed!
No tickets required!
Neighborhood parking!

:: Opening Weekend ::
Saturday, June 10th 11am to 6pm
Sunday, June 11th 11am to 6pm
*10% of opening weekend proceeds will be donated to Gubbio Project

:: Second Weekend ::
Saturday, June 17th 11am to 6pm
Sunday, June 18th 11am to 6pm

Visit our website for more information: http://www.uptownopenstudios.com/

Visit EBOS website for more information about Open Studios, including artist directories & full event schedule (including a special preview on First Friday 6/2):



"... And the struggle continues " 48"x 36" m/ m canvas  



Iconic: Black Panther Art Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: October 7 - November 6
• • •  American Steel Studios • • •
1960 Mandela Pkwy. • West Oakland
Facebook: SEPIA Collective  • sepiacollective.com

Opening in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago in 2017

Copyright © *2015 *Anna W. Edwards Fine Art*, All rights reserved.


Art Murmur

Art Murmur is an exciting art event that takes place all around Oakland with the heart of the event taking place in the Uptown neighborhood.

I will be located with a group of artists at
Uptown Body and Fender 401 26th street

between Broadway and Telegraph.

Please join us this Friday December 2,
From 6pm to 9pm


Get a jump on your Holiday shopping and purchase beautiful hand made art pieces from local artisans.


3rd. Quarter (Update!) - 2016 issue


Oceanside Musings

   Oceanside Musings 36" x 44" 

Absolutely Abstract

 Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 10:00am - Friday, Sep 30, 2016 9:00pm

Livermore Civic Center Library

1188 South Livermore Avenue 

Livermore, CA 94550-9315 (map)

Please join me and several of the best local abstract artists participating in the annual Absolutely Abstract Art Show held at the gorgeous Livermore Library Gallery Hall from September 1st through September 30th. This is the only show in the Tri-Valley area devoted to abstract art. The library is located a short drive from several wineries. There is no planned reception so if you'd like to meet there, call me and maybe we can meet up.  Look forward to seeing you.

Need directions? Click Here!


3rd. Quarter - 2016 Issue


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July 7 - August 17, 2016

Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 7, 6pm to 10pm, The Black Woman is God* celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, and new media hone in on the vital contributions of Black women as artists and social change-makers, ensuring that the Black woman’s contribution to society is seen and valued.

Activated by live performances and a community cyper, The Black Woman is God asserts that celebrating Black women is essential to building a more just and sustainable future. All are welcome to reconsider mainstream constructions of Black femininity.

Opening with a procession of women Djemba drummers and participatory dance performance led by Sister Nau-T Agu and choreographer Colette Eloi and featuring Destiny Muhammad & Tarika Lewis playing for the Film 'HOTCOMB". The opening reception for The Black Woman is God will activate and bless the exhibtion that will be on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery July 7-August 17, 2016.


 934 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA 94103


(415) 863-1414

*See Reviews below


San Francisco Art Exhibit "The Black Woman is God" turns the historic devaluation of Black women on its head.




The black woman is God: Reprogramming

that God code





September 1 - 30 2016

Livermore Library

1188 S. Livermore Ave.

Livermore, CA


2nd. Quarter - 2016 Issue


Pro Arts Open Studio 2016

Explore Fine Art and Crafts showing in

Jack London Square's Market Hall

Saturday and Sunday
June 11&1

view from the studio



1st quarter - 2016 issue



February 2016

Black History Month

Exhibit at Castro Valley Library featuring "The History of Black History Month" focusing on " African American visual Artists from 1820 - 2016.


March 2016

International Women's Month

featuring local artists and Entrepreneurs , Marion Coleman, Anna W. Edwards, Evelyn Morse, Kerrie Paussa, Suzanne Pershing, Brenda Reinterson, Lolita Triplette, and Abeba Wright, exhibiting  at Castro Valley Library

3600 Norbridge Ave.  Exhibit closes March 31   

March 6 - May 1, 2016

"Spring is in the Air"

On the mezzanine at
456 Montgomery Street

(at Sacramento)
San Francisco, CA

From Lightbearers Series
“Contemplation 40"x28” paper

13-AEdwards 4-2013sml

Dear Friends,
Join me for a wine and cheese reception hosted by San Francisco impresario, Peter Fitzsimmons featuring my work "Spring Is In The Air"


Thursday March 31, 2016
from 6-8 pm
456 Montgomery Street

(at Sacremento)
San Francisco, California


June 2015 issue



Pro Arts Open Studio 2015

Jack London Square's Market Hall
This Saturday and Sunday
June 13 & 14

55 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA

Dear Friends, 

A reminder! this is the last week for Open Studio. Please come, explore and select your purchase purchase the works of over 50 local, established and emerging artists in ProArts 2015 East Bay Open Studios, the largest one stop group exhibit. Market Hall is transformed into an art lover's paradise.  


Black Women Artists on Art:

 The Legacy Exhibit


(Join us for First Friday celebration March 5, 2015)

Black Women Artists on Art

Oakstop Gallery

1721 Broadway #201 

Oakland, CA 94612

…In March Oakstop will be reconfigured to focus solely on black female artists for Women’s History Month. Black Artists on Art: The Legacy Exhibit offers a gorgeous and powerful glimpse into the depth of the project, and is only the beginning of the impact it will likely bring to Oakland’s art community and beyond.

— Sarah Burke, East Bay Express

                                                       Chitzen Itza '04




Transcendent WomenPainters of the 1930's and Beyond

September 12 - October 18 2014

Ariel, Ruth Asawa, Adelie Landis Bischoff, Katherine Barieau, Frances Dunham Catlett, Anna W. Edwards, JuneFelter, Hildegarde Haas, Colleen Mahoney, Jennifer Pochinski, Barbara Scales, Louise Smith, and Edith Park Truesdell


5:30 - 8:30 pm

gallery hours: Friday 4 - 8 pm, Wed and Sat 1 - 6pm

1790 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA



This is a special invitation to view the new Anna W. Edwards studio and Gallery at "the Gate" in San Leandro.

September 4, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm

Come and sip wine, enjoy refreshments, see new work, make art, meet other artists, makers and innovators at "The Gate"

The Party is in Suite 246


New small works at


June 1 - July 31 2014

645 Bancroft Street (between Dutton and Oaks Blvd.)


Miss me?

Well,  Me, The Gallery and The Studio have moved to

 "The Gate" 1933 Davis Street effective May 1, 2014.

Look for me in the Westgate building on the second floor

Anna W. Edwards, Fine Art,  #214

same time, Thursdays 1-5 pm, by chance

and always by appointment.

Second Saturdays has been suspended until further notice


Second Saturdays 2014

 is coming to the

A N N A  E D W A R D S


Starting February 8th 

and continuing every second Saturday

featuring the work of 

 Anna W. Edwards • Cindy Estrada  • Lei Hocking 

 Clennis Justice • Gene Krueger • Dianne Pierce 

• Kellie Snaer • Shirley Stewart

plus guest artists 



Valentines Day


Fine Arts Holiday Boutique

with a raffle to Benefit 

Building Futures with Women and Children

This Friday and Saturday

is last week-end

  December 20 & 21, 2113

from 11am - 6pm and by appointment

at the Anna Edwards Gallery

featuring work by:

Yusuf Al Waajid • George Banks • Anna W. Edwards • Ronisha Fuller  

Dianne Harris • Lei Hocking • Gene Krueger • Dianne Pierce

Brenda Reinertson • Kim Vanderheiden • Thearthur Wright

237 east 14th street, San Leandro


The Malonga Center for the Arts

Paths of Seasons 2

Fine Arts Exhibit

August 26 - November 1, 2013

Part 2 of presenting art created over at least a decade to view any change in these artists depictions, techniques or has their focus remained the same?

Featuring the work of

 Salma Arastu • Janet Brugos • Anna W. Edwards 

Mary Loughran • Sue Matthews •  Patricia Patterson 

Deborah Rogin

1428 Alice Street • Downtown Oakland 94612 • Monday - Friday

afternoon and evenings please call before visiting 510-238-2786


Pro Arts Open Studio 2013

Please join me for Pro Arts Open Studio Saturday and Sunday June 1 & 2 and  Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 7, 8, and 9, First Friday from 6pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6pm at Market Hall in Jack London Square, 55 harrison Street next to Haven Restaurant, Oakland, CA     __________________________________________________

On Display


I have artwork on display at the newly refurbished Ploughman's Restaurant in downtown San Leandro at 1600 Washington @ Parrott through July. drop by for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner. (no dinner on Wednesday) Hope you can visit Ploughmans.  Closes July 17, 2013

from The San Leandro Patch

My husband and I have been to the newly remodeled Ploughman's and it is very pleasant. … I feared the worst. The usual closed for remodeling" which seems to mean "never to reopen again" Surprise, Ploughman's is open we enjoyed the new decor including the abstract expressionist paintings … Best of Luck .      Arlene Fisher 4/4/2013


Paradiso Restaurant, located at 685 Bancroft @ Oakes Blvd. is where I have larger paintings in the newly added, exquisitely decorated wine cellar, and the banquet room.

Paradiso's is open 7 days a week, drop in for lunch, Saturday and Sunday brunch, diner, a great dessert or a specialty cocktail by some of the best mixologists around. 

Wine tastings are  scheduled  to start real soon in the Wine Cella

  All images copyrighted ©Anna W. Edwards 2014 • 1933 Davis Street #214 San Leandro, CA 94577