Benefit Auction exhibit on view now, Auction on December 8!

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In our 41st anniversary Benefit Auction, we present an amazing array of long-standing and emerging area artists. Silent bidding opens on more than 110 artworks at our First Friday opening night reception and continues to the final Auction night gala on Saturday, December 8. See a huge range of local artists and build your collection by supporting your community art center in the South Bay’s most eclectic, affordable, and accessible art auction! Free admission throughout the exhibition and free snacks on opening night.

Opening Reception:
First Friday, November 2, 6pm-10pm
Silent bidding opens on opening night!

Second Chance Reception:
First Friday, December 7, 6pm-10pm

Auction Night:
Saturday, December 8, party starts 6pm, Auction 7pm
All artwork lots will close live!
Bidder registration and Auction Night tickets:
$20 general, $10 members of Works
Register at Works or online here to bid

Download complete list with starting bids: Auction artwork and starting bids by artist

Participating Artists: Scroll down for art previews!
Lori Adam
Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Isra Ahmad
Kathryn Arnold
Helen Bellaver
Linda Benenati
Chris Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
James A Bonacci
Rebecca Bui
Thai Bui
Chris Bunz
Antonio Castro
Larry Cazes
Greg Cheung
Cynthia M. Church
Dotti Cichon
Sara V. Cole
Kerry Conboy
Neha Dadhich
Trieu Dao
Joseph Demaree
Jemal Diamond
John Donnelly
Susan Drews Watkins
Kathryn Dunlevie
Christopher Elliman
Marcus Espinoza
Mape Esteve Andrews
Dan Fenstermacher
Force129
Rachel Forrest
Steven Fowkes
Allen Friedlander
Linda Gass
Anna Gelman
Mary Anne Gerhardt
Lucy Ghelfi
Theresa Giammattei Bricker
Doug Glovaski
Erika Gomez Henao
Anthony Guarimo
Karen Gutfreund
Karen Haas
Leanne Hamilton
Susan Harding
Andre Hart
Matthew Heimgartner
JayCee
Jonathan Kermit
Anna Koster
Diane Kreiter
Terry Kreiter
Thuy Le
G Levy
Michael Levy
Bette Linderman
Kristin Lindseth
Oleg Lobykin
Kent Manske
Kaoru Mansour
Michael Martin
Kimy Martinez
Mark Martinez
Annie Mathew
Tony May
Danessa Mayo
Keith Melot
Julie Meridian
Stephanie Metz
Susan Migliore
Joe Miller
Sylvia Min
Tanya Momi
James William Moore
Clayton Moraga
Lourdes Morante-Mieses
Angelica Muro
Cid Nguyen
Nifty
Kent Norton
Rita Norton
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Kermit Patton
Carlos Perez
James H. Pollard
Al Preciado
George Rivera
Judy Rookstool
Bob Rose
Ann Ryals
Tim Ryan
Kurt Salinas
Allen Shain
Brian Singer
Jean Skamra
Becca Smidt
Maggie So
Rain Stone
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Ivan Tsai
Timothy Tsun
Ruth Tunstall Grant
Sieglinde Van Damme
Palak Verma
Hien Vinh
Michelle Wilson
Nanette Wylde
Alayne Yellum
Hyewon Yoon

art previews in progress:

Imprint on view through October 14

Imprint: Time, Memory, Identity, and Place

opening reception:
Friday, September 7, 7-10pm
with South First Fridays art walk and street fair

exhibition runs:
September 8 through October 14
Fridays 12–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12–4pm

artists:
Mary Ayling, Connie Begg, Carmina Eliason, Sylvia Min, and Lisa Solomon

Art that establishes identities through displacement and movement in place and time. Curated by Sylvia Min, Imprint includes work incorporating stitches in fabric, photographic prints, paintings, sculptures, installations, and residues of performance.

Imprint is Works’ entry in “New Terrains: Mobility & Migration,” a south bay initiative with San José Museum of Art.

events:

Cyanotype Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 10am–12pm
Artist Connie Begg will engage participants in cyanotype creation and experimentation. all and materials provided—your curiosity is all that is required! $20 fee includes instruction and all cyanotype materials. See full details at registration pages:
Tickets on Eventbrite!
Event page on Facebook!

Reading by Carmina Eliason
First Friday, October 5, 6:30pm
Reading of Corridos: Stars as Distant Countries
In this free reading, Carmina explores her bi-cultural heritage, memories, family history, and folk tales. Reading time 15 minutes. Attend the reading and stay for the re-opening and South First Fridays art walk!

Re-opening and art walk
First Friday, October 5, 7pm–11pm

Free refreshments at a relaxed re-opening.

 

Infinite Memes: Works member exhibition through August 19

Infinite Memes: Works member exhibition 2018

Works’ 2018 member exhibition is our community celebration of 41 years of democratic, community access art. This non-juried exhibit of 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. These members of Works/San José range from widely exhibited and collected artists to emerging artists and even a few newcomers exhibiting for the first time. Celebrate the diversity of our visual arts community on view together at Works.

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 27 from 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition:
July 28 through August 19
South First Friday art walk:
Friday, August 3, 7 to 11pm with our free button making booth at the street fair!

Art pickup and member party:
Sunday, August 19, 4:30pm to 7pm, closing party with annual briefing at 5pm
Additional pick-up time: Wednesday, August 22, 4pm to 7pm

Anticipation Now! on view through June 10

Anticipation Now!
SJSU Animation/Illustration BFA 2018opening reception: First Friday, May 4, 7 to 10pm with South First Fridays artwalk
open during SubZero festival on Friday and Saturday June 1 and 2 from 7 to 10pm

Experimental coursework in visual development, story, animation, and modeling in the fields of filmmaking, gaming graphics, character creation, and more. The work of 70 graduates from the 2018 SJSU Animation/Illustration BFA program will be featured. The program is consistently ranked as one of the premier university programs in the nation and graduating students aim to show why in this ambitions exhibition.

On view May 5 through June 10
Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm

See artists’ portfolios here.

 

Eco Echo on view through April 15

 

Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection

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

Artists:
Anne Beck
Barbara Boissevain
Ginger Burrell
Judith Selby Lang
Richard Lang
Kent Manske
Michelle Wilson
Nanette Wylde

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.

Programming:

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
“Constellations in Paper” workshop with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson

In this workshop, learn the basic of embroidery on paper. Bring a design of your own or use one provided to sew a design onto a sheet of decorative paper. Embroidery on paper can be a little different that the traditional form on fabric, but still can create a wondrous and exquisite design.

At the end of this workshop, this embroidered paper can stand alone, or participants will have the option of turning it into a cover for a handmade book!

No embroidery or bookbinding experience necessary, all materials provided. A personalized workshop with limited spaces—reserve yours now!

$20 fee, registration includes all materials.
tickets

The (Anti) Valentine Show on view through February 18

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.

CALL for Art: The (Anti) Valentine Show

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

Download the AGREEMENT FORM here!

We have never had to limit submissions in the past, but Works reserves the right to omit submissions for space or safety concerns.

Exhibition: February 2–18, 2018
Opening night: First Friday, February 2, 7-10pm
Closing party: Sunday, February 18, 4–6pm

Benefit Art Auction on view now; closes December 2

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!

Auction Artists:
Terry Acebo-Davis
Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Ray Ashley
Efren Ave
Brande Barrett
Amy Beans
Shannon Belardi
Linda Benenati
Lydia Rae Black
James A Bonacci
Aleisha Bonin
Rebecca Bui
Thai Bui
Josh Bulman
Chris Bunz
Eamon Burke and Marcus Burke
Cynthia Cao
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
D Cichon
Ed Clapp
Sara Cole
Kerry Conboy
Steve Cooley
Doug Crafts
Neha Dadhich
Terry Acebo Davis
Binh Danh
Jemal Diamond
Amy DiPlacido
Marta Donayre
Donbon
Kathryn Dunlevie
Christopher Elliman
Midori Endo
Tulio Flores
Force 129
Rachel Forrest
Lucy Ghelfi
Doug Glovaski
Staci Gonzales
Bill Gould
Karen Haas
Andre Hart
Sea Heikes
Matthew Heimgartner
Erika Gomez Henao
Parthenia M Hicks
Jaycee
Jonathan Kermit
Maryam Khakipour
Sonya Kleshik
Katherine Levin-Lau
GLevy
Bette Linderman
Kristin Lindseth-Rivera
Oleg Lobykin
Miguel Machuca
Dezza Belle Maddumba
Michael Martin
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Emily May
Tony May
Renae McCollum
Theresa Merchant
Julie Meridian
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Sylvia Min
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
Nanzi Muro
Terayuth Ngamvilaipun
Quynh Nguyen
Thuy Nguyen
Nifty
Janet Norris
M. Kent Norton
Rita Norton
James Ong
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Liliana Petkovic
Darrell Phelps
A. Tom Pipinou
Al Preciado
Manuel Ramirez
Valerie Raps
George Rivera
Lordy Rodriguez
Bob Rose
Steven Rubalcaba
Ann Ryals
Tim Ryan
Diana Salas
Kurt Salinas
Masha Schultz
Robert Schultze
Allen Shain
Gary Singh
Jean Skamra
Becca Smidt
Maggie So
Shana Sundstrom
Rachel Tirosh
Gary Tolomei
Sara Tomasello
Jack Toolin
Travina Torres
Hoang Bao Ngan Tran
Timothy Tsun
Sieglinde Van Damme
Cristina Velazquez
Wanda Waldera
Michelle Waters
Geri Wittig
Flo Oy Wong
Nanette Wylde
Gege Xu
Alayne Vellum
Hyewon Yoon
Carl Yoshihara

 

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