SLATE ART’s mission is to create opportunities for people to live, work, and engage with art that delights and stimulates the mind and senses, inspires creativity and innovation, and expresses individual taste and values.
SLATE ART operates two companies. The first, SLATE contemporary, is a retail gallery, show room, and exhibition venue in Oakland CA where we produce six shows each year featuring the forty artists on the gallery’s roster. The gallery is known for its emphasis on abstract painting and photography, but also features figurative, landscape, nature-based work, as well as mixed-media art, and sculpture. We work closely with collectors, researching and crafting bespoke proposals. Communications will often start digitally, then advance to a private viewing appointment at the gallery to see a shortlist of selected works, before bringing artwork to a client’s home for final approval and installation. SLATE contemporary also works closely with interior designers and art consultants, helping them to source art for their private residential clients.
Sister company SLATE Art Consulting offers business-to-business services, starting with a client’s needs and design intent, then searching the globe for the best art for the space. We love to partner with architects, developers, property managers, and business owners, helping them to source and commission large-scale paintings, sculptures, and even public art for office, residential, and mixed-use new-construction projects. We are also contracted on a regular basis to commission murals, build corporate collections, and assemble decorative print collections for healthcare, hospitality, work environments, and multi-family housing. Regardless of the budget, we are always looking for ways to use art to elevate the level of design and, ultimately, the quality of experience for the people who live, work, and play in these spaces every day.
SLATE Art is based in Oakland, CA, and has a consultant based in Wine Country. We serve clients all over the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Peninsula, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay communities, such as Piedmont, Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, and Lafayette. With a national reach, our gallery has sold and shipped works of art to collectors in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, North Carolina, and Hawaii, among many others. Over the last few years, our commercial Art Consulting division has completed contracted projects for corporate clients in Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Virginia; and throughout California from Reno to Los Angeles, Pasadena, Anaheim, Ontario, and San Diego, among others.