Join us for South First Friday–March 6, 2009, 7pm-late

Its Paulette Peterson Installation Space presents freshly created works from a YFAC (youth and family art connection) workshop led by local artist Nancy Ann Rice. and the hope that endures despite heartbreak and grief, to love, lose and love again.

Works/San José continues to exhibit the paintings of Christian Midjo and Tarmo Pasto in Through Scandinavian Eyes: A Look at the Midjo-Pasto Collection. Its Paulette Peterson Installation Space presents freshly created works from a YFAC (youth and family art connection) workshop led by local artist Nancy Ann Rice. The artist-in-residence installation entitled, sub specie aeternitatis, by artist and Works Board member, Brande Barrett, can be seen in the Market Street window. The installation deals with loss and loves lost; the uniquely human desire to love and be loved; and the hope that endures despite heartbreak and grief, to love, lose and love again. The night will also feature four acoustic performances from 7-9pm featuring Manigator, Kid Nothing, Dan Potthast, and Hanalei. The event is free and open to the public.

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YFAC Painting Workshop, February 21, 2009 –Photo by Cynthia Thomet

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YFAC: Fun with Ephemera!

# # # Media Contact: Cynthia Thomet, pr@workssanjose.org, About YFAC (youth and family art connection): yfac fosters appreciation for and understanding of art by giving local children (ages 7 to 14) and their families new and different ways to express themselves through art in a no-mistakes environment that supports the application of creative problem-solving and risk-taking beyond the visual arts.

350Coming Saturday, February, 14, 2009, from 12 – 2 pm, Works/San Jose will host another Youth & Family Art Connection, called “Fun with Ephemera”.

“Ephemera is a beautiful word for those things that you manage to collect–like old tickets to your favorite show–and they make great media for art projects. Valentine’s day seemed to be a good day to explore how to incorporate ephemera into your art,” says local art teacher and Works Board member, Brande Barrett. “This fun family activity is free, where you can make and take your own fine art home with you.” Continue reading “YFAC: Fun with Ephemera!”

December First Friday and AUCTION

460 Market Street – Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit, Rhys Sanchez, stencil exhibit Over on South Fourth Street (at San Fernando): KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth Street (street level of Fourth Street Garage) 7-9pm Featured Artists’ Reception: More than 30 glass artists from the San Jose Glass Artist Alliance (SJGAA) will exhibit their one-of-a-kind glass ornaments in a mammoth art installation at the 1st Annual Glass Ornament Show held at Kaleid Gallery.

Join Us for South First Friday —

December 5th

7pm till late, all venues and events FREE.

Then take part in our art auction the next night, Saturday December 6th!

Works San Jose – 451 South First Street

This friday night, preview our exciting auction!

Preview the 2008 Benefit Auction featuring 100 established to emerging regional artists, including Binh Danh, Kathryn Dunlevie, Bill Gould, Karen Haas, Brenda Jamrus, Diane Levinson, Tony May, Stephanie Metz, Angelica Muro, Fanny Retsek, Glen Rogers, and 90 more!

Auction date is Sat., Dec. 6, with a final preview at 5 pm and bidding at 7 pm. Or stake your claim early, find your favorites online and get your bid on!

Fanny Retsek, continues to work on her on-going “printstallation” entitled Casualty. View her progress anytime on the Market Street-side window of the Works’ gallery location.

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South First Friday, November 6th 2008

460 Market Street – Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit, Rhys Sanchez, stencil exhibit 386 South First Street- GLevy, mixed media exhibit 388 South First Street- Aaron Shinault, urban inspired paintings South First Street between San Fernando &

Join Us for South First Friday —

November 7th!

7pm till late, all venues and events FREE!

Works San Jose – 451 South First Street

This friday night, Works/San Jose has a great lineup of FREE entertainment and activities going on.

Throughout the night, there will be live music from these performers:

  • Nate Kavanaugh (Cast Iron Songs)
  • Mike Hugenor (Shinobu/Hard Girls)
  • Sim Castro (The Albert Square)

Works/San Jose will continue its showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students in Hope & Fear. Come and see the artists of tomorrow as they learn to explore hope and fear through artistic expression. Also, Works’ current Artist in Residence.

Fanny Retsek, continues to work on her on-going “printstallation” entitled Casualty. View her progress anytime on the Market Street-side window of the Works’ gallery location.

Save the date: Benefit Art Auction, Saturday, December 6!

We will also be accepting artwork for our 2008 art auction. Click to see who’s participating so far! There’s still time to participate. If you are planning on bringing in a piece of art to donate during South First Friday, please download, print, and fill out the participation form from our website before you come in.

The following night at Works/San Jose (Saturday November 8th 6:00 pm+, all ages, $5 donation requested) is “SIDESCROLLER ]I[: Shmup Love“, a night of retro and not-retro video games.

Also happening on First Street:

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2008 Art Auction participants list

Hey, we’ve created a webpage with the list of artists who have pledged a piece of art for our 2008 art auction! Technorati Tags: 2008, art, auction, san jose, san jose, San Jos, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

Hey, we’ve created a webpage with the list of artists who have pledged a piece of art for our 2008 art auction! Please go check it out, it’s looking like a fantastic show of support from our awesome community of artists. Until Saturday, November 8th at 4pm, there’s still time to join this amazing list! please email auction@workssanjose.org with your name, email, and phone number and we’ll get you into the program.

Click here for the event details

and Click here to download the auction participation form.

and THANK YOU! We’re very much looking forward to a great auction!

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2008 Auction Info

Please find artist donation forms, instructions for sending a jpeg image of your work, and auction updates at: www.workssanjose.org Please deliver art to 451 South First Street in downtown San Jos on one of these 3 days: Thursday, November 6, 3 to 7pm, Friday, November 7, noon to 4pmor 8 to 10pm during South First Friday, or on Saturday, November 8, noon to 4pm.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PARTICIPATION FORM

At last: the Benefit Art Auction! You are the key to Works’ renewal!

Dear artist and friend of Works/San José:

For the first time in two years, Works, your community art and performance center, is asking for your art for the 2008 Benefit Auction! Works is right now working toward a stable home, rehiring its part time gallery coordinator, restarting music and performance nights, and accepting exhibition proposals for the new year in its current space as the guest of the property owners. This will be the most important auction ever for a south bay arts organization, and your commitment and most inspired artwork are needed now to move works into the future. Over the previous few auctions works has nearly doubled its revenue from this essential fundraising event. At this critical time, with your help, we can and must continue this trend.

PLEASE CONFIRM right away that you will contribute to this important event by sending an email to auction@workssanjose.org. Include the spelling of your name, email address, and phone number, so that we can include you in auction press releases and on our website as early as possible. Please find artist donation forms, instructions for sending a jpeg image of your work, and auction updates at: www.workssanjose.org

Please deliver art to 451 South First Street in downtown San José on one of these 3 days: Thursday, November 6, 3 to 7pm, Friday, November 7, noon to 4pm—or 8 to 10pm during South First Friday, or on Saturday, November 8, noon to 4pm. All work should be complete with frame, glass, etc. as appropriate, or otherwise ready to hang or display. You may retain a percentage of the sale of your work or donate the entire sale amount to works. As just one token of our appreciation, we offer you a free one year membership to Works/San José.

Exhibition: November 20 through December 6
Reception and Auction: December 6 starting at 5pm with auction at 7pm

We look forward to seeing both you and your work! All proceeds support exhibition, performance, and education programs at Works/San José, your nonprofit, volunteer-run, community art and performance center.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors of Works/San José

P.S.: Please also pass this on to an artist whose work you would like to see in the Benefit Auction.

works/san josé is member supported, primarily funded by this single auction event and individual donations; and is also funded in part by the
city of san josé; and arts council silicon valley in partnership with the county of santa clara, and the california arts council.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PARTICIPATION FORM
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

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heart of chaos: Uproar 2008

To Enter: Download and complete the Entry form at http://www.heartofchaos.net/guidelines/Uproar2008_guidelines.pdf Entry Fee: $20.00 per artist for up to 3 submissions (includes free admission for the artist at the opening night party see http://www.heartofchaos.net/art-event-uproar-2008.html Submission Drop Offs: October 27 – November 1, 2008 from 4-10PM at South First Billiards, 420 South First Street, San Jose, 95113.

Our friend Jen from Heart of Chaos writes:

Official Call for Artists:
Heart of Chaos (http://www.heartofchaos.net) once again brings “UpRoar” to San Jose with it’s second annual exhibit at South First Billiards. Anything goes in this open themed exhibit juried by the attending reception audience. You remember last year, we are doing it up even BIGGER this year! So bring on the ART!

Theme: Open, anything goes! All mediums and forms of expression welcome.

To Enter: Download and complete the Entry form at

http://www.heartofchaos.net/guidelines/Uproar2008_guidelines.pdf

Entry Fee: $20.00 per artist for up to 3 submissions
(includes free admission for the artist at the opening night party see

http://www.heartofchaos.net/art-event-uproar-2008.html

Submission Drop Offs: October 27 – November 1, 2008 from 4-10PM at South First Billiards, 420 South First Street, San Jose, 95113. You must be 21+ to enter South First Billiards. Exhibit entry is open to artists under 21 please contact Freddie Vega at upbeat111@yahoo.com for special drop off arrangements if needed.

Opening Night Party: November 7th, 8pm-2am ($5 admission waived for exhibiting artist)

Works/San Jose Members' Exhibit 2008 – re:group – opens this friday night!

460 Market Street – Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit 386 South First Street- Jeremiah Kille, mixed media exhibit Over on South Fourth Street (at San Fernando): 7-9pm KALEID gallery – 88 South Fourth Street (street level of Fourth Street Garage) Featured Artists Reception: Into The Void – a cosmic/futuristic/pre-and-post-apocalyptic themed exhibit, featuring 60+ new paintings and ink renderings by Andy Gouveia and Pellet.

Join us for South FIRST FRIDAYS – AUG 1st!

8PM ’til LATE – ART WALK venues are open late & are free
The SoFA District is So. First Street between San Carlos and E. Reed streets

Works San Jose – 451 South First Street
After months of mostly darkness, a dedicated band of artists and patrons are excited to reopen Works with Works re: group, the 2008 member exhibition. This annual salon style show is the South Bay’s most inclusive and eclectic. Works is your community art and performance center and is completely volunteer-run, so come to see the exhibition and find out how you can participate!

Click through to read more about what else is going on this South First Friday night!
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2008 Members' Exhibit – call for art due this week

*VOLUNTEERING* volunteers are needed on the below dates: Art hanging – after work is received and layed out: day 1: July 28, hanging art day 2: July 29, hanging art day 3: July 30, hanging art and lighting the show Gallery prep/ cleanup: Thursday July 31 Gallery sitting/ hours: Friday August 1 : 3-5 volunteers for the opening August 1 to September 13: volunteers to keep the gallery open to the public.

Deliver your art to Works:
STARTING TODAY, thursday, july 24, 6 to 8pm
friday and saturday, july 25 and 26, noon to 4pm

Click through for a reminder of the show details.
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Works re:group – Members' Exhibit 2008

a call for art to members of works (and those who might like to join or renew right away!) dear member and friend of works: works, your community art and performance center, is regrouping and reopeningand you are invited to participate in the 2008 works/san jos annual members exhibition.

a call for art to members of works
(and those who might like to join or renew right away!)

dear member and friend of works:

works, your community art and performance center, is regrouping and reopening—and you are invited to participate in the 2008 works/san josé annual members’ exhibition. the exhibition, entitled works re: group, will open august 1 and run to september 13 with a gala reception and annual meeting of membership on first friday, august 1 from 7pm until late.

each member of works is invited to place one work of art into the exhibition, your single piece must be ready-to-hang (framed/mounted with all hanging hardware). space is limited for this popular exhibition and we must limit wall pieces to 24 inches in width by 24 inches in height; and sculptural pieces to 24 inches in width and depth. please include instructions for pedestals, suspensions, or any other special display requests. please also provide a resume and artist statement.

all work must be hand-delivered to 451 south 1st street on thursday, july 24, 6 to 8pm, or friday and saturday, july 25 and 26, noon to 4pm. no work can be accepted after 4pm july 26. the exhibition entry form and exhibition agreement can be completed when you deliver your work or can be downloaded at workssanjose.org. volunteers are needed for installation and to gallery sit during the exhibition—please email now to ask how you can help!

performance artists who would like to present a work during the reception must email works by 4pm july 26 to reserve space.

work will be available for pick-up on saturday or sunday, september 13 or 14 from 4 to 6pm.

join or renew your membership today to take part in the south bay’s most inclusive and eclectic salon style exhibition. basic membership is just $25—a temporary reduction from the normal $35 per year. arts activist membership is $100 per year, with which you will receive a works t-shirt or mug, invitations to special events with artists and curators, and two free passes to one of our music or performance events.

if you have questions, please email gallery@workssanjose.org.

thank you for your participation!

Download and print the PDF to get started!

on view for 01 in the 1st street windows:

Whitney Aiken The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me presented under the mentorship of Space 47 as part of 01SJ Adobe Global Youth Voices Project and The Second Biennial 01SJGlobal Festival of Art on the Edge with exhibition space provided by Works/San Jos This work, originally installed at TheTechs New Venture Hall, was deemed too mature in subject matter by the museum and was removed from the exhibition.

Whitney Aiken
The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me
presented under the mentorship of
Space 47
as part of
01SJ Adobe Global Youth Voices Project
and
The Second Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge
with exhibition space provided by
Works/San José 

This work, originally installed at TheTech’s New Venture Hall, was deemed too mature in subject matter by the museum and was removed from the exhibition. Works/San José has provided this space so that the work can be seen as part of 01SJ.

Whitney Aiken’s, The biggest most influential thing that has ever happened to me, features two life-size portraits side-by-side, one of Aiken and the other of her mother. A companion video piece features an intimate conversation between the two. During the spring of 2008, Aiken posted private journal entries on a public Internet blog every day for six weeks. The entries conveyed her six-year relationship to cancer, with sentiments ranging from resentment to empowerment.

SubZero street faire 2008

Believe it or not, we’ve got some artwork on display for the street fair in Zero/One 2008. We still are looking for your help, so please leave a comment on this post if you’re interested in getting involved in the san jose art world.

Believe it or not, we’ve got some artwork on display for the street fair in Zero/One 2008.  We’re not dead yet, so drop by our gallery windows to see.

We still are looking for your help, so please leave a comment on this post if you’re interested in getting involved in the san jose art world.

Waltz in to Works!

Thursday, August 30th, 7:30 – 11:00pm Come join us at Works/San Jose gallery to enjoy a night of dancing for a good cause! $10 donation to Works for admission Technorati Tags: dance, dancing, works, workssanjose

Thursday, August 30th, 7:30 – 11:00pm

Come join us at Works/San Jose gallery to enjoy a night of dancing for a good cause!

Waltz, polka, swing, cha-cha, tango, and more–all in a wonderful atmosphere, surrounded by contemporary art. See the current show, “Exact-o!” and celebrate all forms of art & creativity at this event.

Waltz lesson will be given at 7:30, open dancing at 8:00. Dances for all will be taught throughout the night.

$10 donation to Works for admission

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Body Of Works Ebay auctions have begun!

The auction is on NOW for exciting work from the re-opening exhibition in april. Previews of art on auction right now can be seen here: http://sc-fa.com/works/bodyofworks/ Technorati Tags: art, auction, bodyofworks, ebay, works, workssanjose

Body of Works - Bid on our Ebay auctions now!

The auction is on NOW for exciting work from the re-opening exhibition in april. Over 200 well-known to unknown artists in 60+ sets of 16×16″ panels. Our first round has been listed, with more to follow soon. Previews of art on auction right now can be seen here:

http://sc-fa.com/works/bodyofworks/

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KQED gallery Crawl @ works

kqed’s gallery crawl @ works/san jos! each month kqed interactive visits a number of northern california art galleries to check out what’s up in the local art scene. Last month they paid a visit to Works/San Jose…

kqed’s gallery crawl @ works/san josé!

each month kqed interactive visits a number of northern california art galleries
to check out what’s up in the local art scene. Last month they paid a
visit to Works/San Jose…