Joyce Gordon Gallery

406 14th Street
Number of years in Oakland: 12

The gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seeks to make such work accessible to a broad audience.

From Joyce Gordon

Q:  What inspired you to start your business?
I studied art and painting at California College of Arts and Crafts, now CCA. I was always inspired by art and began collecting art.  The relationship I built with artists over the period of collecting inspired me to open my own gallery.

Q: Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business.
We are a high end art gallery with a pulse in the community.

Q: What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The best thing about doing business in Oakland is being connected to the most talented people in the country.  Everyone is so naturally innovative and creative. The community in Oakland comes up with solutions where there seem to be no solutions.  Also word of mouth seems to be a good form of advertising.

Q: What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland? 
Picans, Betti Ono Gallery, Geoffrey InnerCircle, Brown Sugar Cafe

Q: What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
The lake, the hills, the Bay side, weather

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