Opening Reception:Friday March 2, 7pm–10pm
with South First Fridays art walk
Exhibition on view: March 3 through April 15, 2018
Fridays noon–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon–4pm
Judith Selby Lang
Organized by Nanette Wylde, Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection presents an array of artists who respond to aspects of our ecological environment in unexpected and diverse ways. Each artist is grappling with some ecological concern, creating echos which are celebratory, poignant, beautiful, complex, and provide opportunity for audience examination and reflection.
Sunday March 11, 2pm Informal Artist Talk with Kent Manske
Conversation with Kent Manske around his installation Cell Garden. Points of departure will include biology, interconnectedness, life cycles, health, healing and epistemology. The artist will briefly talk about his experimental approach using screen printing to produce one-of-a-kind prints that evolve, mutate and synthesize from blank states to living, thriving organisms.
Saturday, April 7, 2pm Informal Artist Talk with Ginger Burrell “Subversive Comfort: Artists’ Books as a Tool for Raising Social Consciousness”
Artist Ginger Burrell will discuss the use of the book format by artists to explore political and social concerns. What is it about artists’ books that provide a unique opportunity and approachability not usually found in other artistic media? How can the selection of content, materials, images, scale and design engage a viewer and communicate an artist’s message? Explore examples of artists’ books that attempt to raise social consciousness, including three works by the artist included in the Echo Echos exhibition.
Sunday April 8, 4:30pm Panel moderated by Barbara Boissevain “Big Dirty Secrets: Three Photographers Engaging in Environmental Advocacy in the San Francisco Bay”
Photographers Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang and Barbara Boissevain will discuss their ongoing photography projects that address environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists will share how the devices they use in their work aim to provoke discourse on local issues and encourage environmental stewardship. They will also discuss the relationship between contemporary photography and environmental and social advocacy, including the “Apocalyptic Sublime”.
Saturday, April 14, 4:30–6:30pm Bookmaking workshop with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson
“Constellations in Paper”
$20 fee, registration details to come.
The (Anti) Valentine Show exhibition: February 2 through 18, 2018
opens with the South First Fridays art walk from 7–11pm artists reception: Saturday, February 3, 6–9pm
exhibit hours start 2/3: Fridays 12–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12–4pm
closing and art pick-up party: Sunday, February 18, 4–6pm
The (Anti) Valentine Show returns with a vengeance! 140 local artists, from the most established to new and emerging, have responded to the call for art (un)inspired by romance. From anti-love, to anti-hypocricy, anti-commercialization, anti-objectivization, and more, The (Anti) Valentine Show promises to reflect the heart-felt to heart-wrenching angst of our time and place.
The (Anti)Valentine Show returns! Works presents an open call to artists (un)inspired by romance. In this non-juried exhibit, we anticipate artistic viewpoints to range from just a tiny bit less than love to all-out war; from the painfully real to outrageous fantasy. One work only from each artist. Painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, mixed media, etc. There are no fees to enter this exhibit.
Deliver art: Saturday or Sunday, January 20 or 21, noon to 4pm
Works, 365 South Market Street, downtown San José
Shipped artwork must arrive by Friday, January 19
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 Join the Auction event on Facebook!
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!
Scroll down for Auction Art previews!
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