Important Dispatch

photo by Kathy Sloane

photo by Kathy Sloane

As we approach the end of our third year of activity, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the folks that have supported our programming throughout the years.

At this time, Random Parts plans to take a hiatus from its exhibition programming.

Please check our website in the future for updates and news.  

2016 has been a tragic year for many around the world, including the Bay Area.

Random Parts mourns those whose lives were lost during the horrifying Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims. If you have not done so already and would like to help you can donate to the YouCaring fire relief fund to help raise money to cover funeral and medical costs, relocation expenses, and other support funds for the 36 victims and their families. 

Proceeds benefit the YouCaring fire relief fund:

As many of our local and national artists fight to keep their live work spaces, we must demand safe and affordable spaces for our artists.  


Our culture cannot thrive and progress without its artists.

Juan-Carlos Quintana  and Colleen Flaherty


Random Parts featured in Artsy

Random Parts is delighted to be mentioned in Artsy's article, The Bay Area Artist-Run (and Artist-Centered) Galleries You Need to Know by Monica Westin and Danica Sachs.

Left to right: The artists who run CTRL+SHFT; Anyka Barber of Betti Ono Gallery; and the artists of Recess\SF.

Left to right: The artists who run CTRL+SHFT; Anyka Barber of Betti Ono Gallery; and the artists of Recess\SF.

Here is an excerpt from Artsy Editorial:

Random Parts (1206 13th Avenue, Oakland): Founded in 2014, this Oakland space is run by artists Juan Carlos Quintana and Colleen Flaherty. Their current project “Boom: The Art of Resistance” is a politically charged exhibition and visual archive of current Bay Area anti-displacement tactics, curated by artist-activist Leslie Dreyer.

Read more here to discover other artist run spaces in the Bay Area.


Boom: The Art of Resistance is Critic's art pick in East Bay Express

Sarah Burke from East Bay Express suggests that you all come see our next exhibition and event BOOM: THE ART OF RESISTANCE: A DIVERSITY OF BAY AREA ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TACTICS. The opening reception and events are this Saturday, July 30th from 4-8pm.

Here is an excerpt from her art pick article:  

Aside from Oakland, I want you to know… at the Oakland Museum of California and Disruptus at Vessel Gallery, there will soon be yet another exhibit open that centers on the fight against gentrification in Oakland. Boom: The Art of Resistance, which will open at Random Parts gallery (1206 13th Ave., Oakland) on Saturday, July 30.....

To read more click here.


Events on Saturday, July 30th from 4-8pm include:



Join folks from Poor Magazine in this neighborhood excursion exploring the erased and colonized cultures of the area, as they re-insert themselves, their dreams and histories in stolen land and landmarks. POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led non-profit, grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts, education and solutions from youth, adults and elders in poverty across Pachamama.

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Spoken word, shout outs, call-ins, songs, drumming and collective visioning with Casey Jones Bastiaans, Kin Folkz (Monica Anderson), Blackberri Singer, Bilal Mafundi Ali, 67 Sueños, among other inspiring anti-displacement organizers. 

Community altar-making with Casey Jones Bastiaans and Kin Folkz

We hope to see you there!