FM Oakland

Welcome to FM Oakland!

FM Oakland is proud to host the first solo show of sculptural work by Karen Lopez.

“My name is Karen Lopez and I am a Mexican artist, based in Oakland, CA. I fell in love with art in first grade by learning to draw the cars that my brothers liked. I continued to build a practice around drawing through childhood and into adulthood. I love to draw. I now use my drawings to create work on a thin copper sheet, which is then applied to reclaimed fine woods. My hands touch every part of the process from the initial selection of copper to the final fit and finish of the work. I cut, sand, and stain the wood. I select, cut and engrave the copper. And finally I glue, seal, and finish the work to create an object not only beautiful, but durable and lasting. I deeply enjoy the process of making these works. They have challenged me to grow my skills as a craftsperson but have also opened doors to deeply personal growth as well. I hope my work encourages your curiosity and joyfulness.”

November 3rd, – December 30th, 2023
Art Murmur Receptions: 5-9pm, Friday November 3rd & Friday December 1st, 2023

Stop by Saturdays from 1-5pm during the weekly "Saturday Stroll" and support local art! Or feel free to explore the "Studio Artists" section of our website to view individual artist pages.

What's FM Oakland?

FM Oakland is a gallery and private studio space of 10 professional Bay Area artists in the ever thriving Oakland Arts District. We open our doors weekly for Saturday Stroll (1-5pm every Saturday), monthly during Art Murmur (first Friday of every month), and for gallery receptions. If you have any questions, comments, interests in regards to our art, show submissions, or art studio rentals, please feel free to contact us.

FM Oakland
483 25th Street
Oakland, CA. 94612

Saturdays 1-5pm
Every first Friday of the month 5-9pm
otherwise by appointment