Woodson Watercolors – Exhibit Opens March 1, 2014

Oakland artist Kevin Woodson will exhibit a collection of brand new winter and spring 2014 watercolors of spring flowers, painted in the parks and gardens of Oakland and the Bay Area. The exhibit will run March 1 – March 30, 2014 at Galleria Scola with an opening reception Thursday March 6 from 5-9 PM, in conjunction with First Thursday’s on Grand Avenue.

Kevin’s Flowers are special because as an artist, flowers are his exclusive focus. Kevin paints flowers in the gardens where they grow, painting every day, and often returning to the same flower year after year. His dedication to nature, flowers, and culture is clear in every painting. In order to paint the entire magical and botanical experience of the flower, Kevin forgoes photography, pencil, and does not use cut flowers. Spending time with Kevin’s work, you immediately see that his paintings are unique, like doorways into our collective human dream of nature.

Magnolias Painting
Artist Kevin Woodson’s watercolor of magnolias in bloom.

30th Anniversary

Galleria Scola is celebrating our 30th year on Grand Ave. and we are throwing a party to thank you!
  • Sunday August 4
  • 2:00 – 5:00
  • Live music, panna cotta, prosciutto, & prosecco!
  • Fun! Reminiscing!

There’s still time to help us!

peebles - dali  We would like to create a record of our 30 years in business. Even those of you who can’t make it to the party in person – get involved!


Please take pictures of your Galleria Scola framed pictures & objects and share with us via email [galleriascola@yahoo.com], facebook [click here], or bring ’em in on your digital camera or thumb drive.

Rotarians come back for more!

 Galleria Scola had the pleasure once again of hosting a Brown Bag lunch for members of Oakland Rotary #3. Each year, owners of local businesses volunteer to host Rotarians and acquaint them with what services each business offers and anything else of interest to the members.

This year Elida Scola regaled her small troupe with stories of how different types of art are made: etching, engraving, lithograph, silkscreen, as well as methods of restoring artwork and frames. A couple of folks also picked her brain for options in framing unusual pieces such as tapestries and 3-dimensional objects.

Micah demonstrating mat cutting
Micah demonstrating mat cutting
learning how to hinge artwork
learning how to hinge artwork

 hinging art

examining materials
examining materials

Wonderful news for Oakland holiday shoppers!

The city of Oakland has announced that there will be free parking at meters on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. How great for all of us who want to support our local Oakland businesses. Please continue to observe the time limits (or you may still be ticketed) and we’ll all have a great holiday season!

park free in Oakland