In our 40th anniversary Auction, we present an amazing array of past, present, and even future area artists. Build your collection by supporting your community art center in the South Bay’s most eclectic and accessible art auction!
exhibition: November 4-December 2, 2017 hours: Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm
Exhibition admission is free! Auction closing night Gala:
Saturday, December 2, 6pm opening with bids closing live at 7pm! bidder registration: $20 general, $10 members of Works
Registered bidders and Auction artists only on closing night. Registration and silent bidding is open throughout the exhibition. Proxy bidding is available for closing night. Register to bid and attend the closing event here!
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Lydia Rae Black
James A Bonacci
Eamon Burke and Marcus Burke
Terry Acebo Davis
Donbon Kathryn Dunlevie
Erika Gomez Henao
Parthenia M Hicks Jaycee
Katherine Levin-Lau GLevy
Dezza Belle Maddumba
Jesse N. Molina
M. Kent Norton
Darrell Phelps A. Tom Pipinou
Gary Singh Jean Skamra
Hoang Bao Ngan Tran
Sieglinde Van Damme Cristina Velazquez
Flo Oy Wong
Alayne Vellum Hyewon Yoon Carl Yoshihara
Ready your art for the 2017 Benefit Auction! This year the exhibition, an exciting overview of regional artists, runs a full month! Support Works and represent our community in this 40th anniversary event.
Art delivery on four days from noon to 4pm: Saturday and Sunday, October 21and 22, and Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 Art can also be shipped to arrive at Works by Friday, October 27 Works, 365 South Market Street, San José, CA 95113
Opening Reception and start of silent bidding: 6pm to 10pm, First Friday, November 3
Exhibition hours: Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm
Auction Closing:Saturday, December 2
Party starts at 6pm and bid closing starts live at 7pm sharp!
Proceeds support exhibition, performance, education events, and more, at Works/San José, your nonprofit, all-volunteer community art and performance center.
Works celebrates 40 years of cutting-edge community art and performance with an exhibit of art from (about) 40 of the scores of artists who have helped to build and shape Works since its inception. In addition to painting, photography, sculpture, and video from these influential artists, there will be photos, announcements, and other artifacts of the six locations and four decades of art and community at, and fostered by, Works/San José.
Taking Liberties the 40th anniversary member exhibition
Works’ 2017 member exhibition is an arts community celebration of 40 years of democratic, community access art. This non-juried exhibit of 88 artists who have donated to support the community building concept of Works will reveal the broad range of messages, experiences, methods, and styles of our multifaceted community. Members of Works/San José range from widely exhibited and collected artists to emerging artists and even some newcomers exhibiting for the first time. Celebrate the diversity of our visual arts community on view together at Works.
Opening Reception: First Friday, August 4, 7-10pm Visit our Street MRKT booth, also on opening night, on South First Street to make your own wearable art button!
Exhibition continues through August 20.
Closing and Art Pick-up Party with Annual Member (and Friends) Meeting, Sunday, August 20, 4-7pm Join the Member Event on Facebook! Additional art pick-up Wednesday, August 23, 4-7pm
You are invited to participate in the 2017 40th anniversary members’ exhibition entitled Taking Liberties at Works!
Not a current member? join or renew when you bring your art or join now online!
ART DELIVERY on three days: Sunday, July 23, 2-6pm, Friday, July 28, 2-6pm, Saturday, July 29, 12-4pm deliver to Works/San José: 365 South Market Street Market Street edge of SJ Convention Center building, downtown San José
Each member of Works is invited to place one work of art into the exhibition, your piece must be ready-to-hang (framed/mounted, etc. with all hanging hardware). We must limit wall pieces to 24 inches in width; and sculptural pieces to 24 inches in width and depth—space is tight, so please consider a smaller work! Include instructions for any special display needs. Please also provide a resume and artist statement. Your work may be for sale if you wish. The exhibition entry form and exhibition agreement can be completed when you deliver your work or can be downloaded here:
opening night: First Friday, July 7, 2017, 7-10pm exhibition: July 8–23
This special July exhibition features the art of Ray Ashley, a patron saint of local artists and arts organizations, who was an artist himself. Works will show selections of Ray’s work coinciding with the first exhibit devoted to his vast collection of art at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. One of Works’ most generous supporters, Ray passed away late in 2016. Works will provide the opportunity to collect Ray’s work just as he collected the work of so many regional artists. Tables of silk screen and mono prints by Ray are available for visitors to select prints for any donation. The exhibit includes intaglio prints and watercolor paintings in an exhibit that hints at Ray’s intense experimentation and form iterations.
“System OVERLORD” brings together designers and artists from the Bay Area to around the globe who are pushing the limits of print and new media. Their visual communication explores unique techniques that reimagine form, color, space, and content. Curated by Bay Area designer Andy Tran, the exhibition will graphically navigate through highs and lows of human experience and emotion.
System OVERLORD designers: