"1 IN 3"-Exhibition Honoring One in Three Women Subjected to Violence

Join us for a Celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day! Four guest speakers open the exhibition on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 pm to discuss the worldwide problem of one in every three women subject to violence: Ann Simonton, former top fashion model and now an international authority on the medias role in reinforcing violence against women;

Join us for a Celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day! Amnesty International San Jose Group 35 and Works/ San José community art and performance center, have teamed up to tell the stories of women facing and overcoming violence worldwide through the works of local and international artists.

Four guest speakers open the exhibition on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 pm to discuss the worldwide problem of one in every three women subject to violence: Ann Simonton, former top fashion model and now an international authority on the media’s role in reinforcing violence against women; Amnesty International’s Elsie De Laere, who will share her role as a specialist on violence against women in Afghanistan with the organization; Artist Angel Daniels, who will discuss art as a medium for creating awareness about violence towards women, and Guest musician Marilee Buster.

WHAT: “1 IN 3”-Exhibition Honoring One in Three Women Subjected to Violence

WHEN:March 14-March 21, 2009; Opening Reception will be 6-9pm on Saturday March 14th! ($10 donation suggested)

WHERE: WORKS/San Jose at 451 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Gallery admission for opening night suggests a minimum donation of $10, and is free the rest of the week. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit: Cardea Center for Women, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Kavosh Women’s Organization and the Santa Clara County Council of Churches.

some sounds we like » san jose techno jam session #1

Check out the results of the electronic music event that happened in the gallery last night!

Check out the results of the electronic music event that happened in the gallery last night!

some sounds we like » san jose techno jam session #1.

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 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on December 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have.

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on December 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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Music performance night: November 29th, 2008, ~7pm

We have another live music night in the gallery coming up, the saturday after thanksgiving. Technorati Tags: music, of the sun, benjamin brackett, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, the violet club, twain harte, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

We have another live music night in the gallery coming up, the saturday after thanksgiving. That should be plenty enough time to recover from your food coma, so come out and listen to these fine musical acts:

  • twain harte
  • of the sun
  • the violet club
  • benjamin brackett

Showtime starts at around 7pm. That’s about it! Should be fun, come on out and hear some live music. All ages, free, $5 donation requested.

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Jane Przybysz

Erin Goodwin-Guerrero writes: Hello Silicon Valley Art Community, Jane Przybysz, Director of San Jose’s Museum of Quilts and Textiles, was in a head-on collision in Napa this week end. Jane and her staff are saying that Jane’s fundraising efforts are going to be greatly curtailed as a result of this setback, so they would love people to send donations to the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, instead of flowers.

Erin Goodwin-Guerrero writes:

Hello Silicon Valley Art Community,

Jane Przybysz, Director of San Jose’s Museum of Quilts and Textiles,
was in a head-on collision in Napa this week end. A driver took a sudden left turn in front of her car, tried to correct at the last minute, and ended up hitting Jane and her husband directly. Their car is totaled, Mark has broken foot and Jane is in the hospital with three chipped vertebrae.

Today, Wednesday, Jane is being fitted for a back brace. Tomorrow she will be released to come back to San Jose.

Many people have asked ARTSHIFT where they can send flowers. Jane and her staff are saying that Jane’s fundraising efforts are going to be greatly curtailed as a result of this setback, so they would love people to send donations to the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, instead of flowers. This is an excellent idea, because, let’s face it, our arts institutions are usually cash-strapped and balancing precariously. In these economic times, some cash contributions to the Museum’s fundraising would be most welcome and lift everyone’s spirits!

As you come by the Museum of Quilts and textiles this First Friday, please leave a substantial contribution. Neither flowers nor art are cheap!

Thank you,
Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Editor

<www.artshiftsanjose.com>

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Jane and her husband! When you come down for first friday, please do stop by our neighbor, the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and give generously if you can.

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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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November 8th: SIDESCROLLER3 : SHMUP LOVE

it’s hard to believe, but it was a year ago that we did the last SIDESCROLLER event, so we’re WAY overdue. update: Technorati Tags: game, games, gaming, retro, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, sidescroller, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

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it’s hard to believe, but it was a year ago that we did the last SIDESCROLLER event, so we’re WAY overdue. 🙂 Come join us Saturnday, November 8th, from 6:00pm to midnight-ish for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter. $5 donation is requested so we can help pay the rent and electricity bill at Works/San Jose. OMGWTF?! Sidescroller is t3h awesome!1!

update:
http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/850965

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First Friday October 2008: Hopes/Fears

Hopes/Fears, Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students beginning First Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7 pm at 451 S. Technorati Tags: san jose, San Jos, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

In its new exhibition entitled “Students/Teachers; Hopes/Fears,” Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of local Intermediate and High School students beginning First Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7 pm at 451 S. First St., San Jose, Calif. Join us for a reception for the artists and their teachers on opening night.

Click here to read more about what’s going on for First Friday.

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Music at Works, Saturday September 20th, 2008

* The Albert Square (San Jose) * Phantom Float (San Francisco) * Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.Click here to get all of the details!

The Albert Square and other indie rock bay area bands are performing this Saturday, 9/20 at Works/San Jose

* You Can Do It, Old Boy! (Livermore), formerly called the “Altamont Union”.
* The Albert Square (San Jose)
* Phantom Float (San Francisco)
* Pteradon, (San Jose) formerly known as “November Trials” is currently signed on to Campbell record label Asian Man Records.

Click here to get all of the details!

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Vintage video vol. 1

Eric Predoehl wrote to us tonight: Subject: video from WORKS, circa 1985 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAQf3qOoctw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_D52jXq3Us This performance is from a special event produced by KFJC Radio and I.B.S.

Eric Predoehl wrote to us tonight:

Subject: video from WORKS, circa 1985

This performance is from a special event produced by KFJC Radio and I.B.S. at the Works Gallery in San Jose on November 22, 1985.

ERIC PREDOEHL
http://www.louielouie.net/blog/
http://www.rantical.com/blog/

So, for your instant gratification:

Thanks, Eric!

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September 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on September 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. Technorati Tags: art, development, opportunity, performance, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, volunteer, works, workssanjose

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on September 10th, 2008 at ~6:30pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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South First Friday, September 2008

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – Artist In Residence exhibit, Live Music, Members’ Exhibit Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of two local artists along with its ongoing member exhibition works re:group. Click here to sign up for our announcement list Technorati Tags: art, music, performance, san jose, San Jos, sanjose, southfirstfriday, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – Artist In Residence exhibit, Live Music, Members’ Exhibit
Works/San Jose will showcase the talents of two local artists along with its ongoing member exhibition works re:group. Printmaker Fanny Retsek’s art giveaway special, called Keep this Slip for Reference and a don’t miss one-night-only Benjamin Brackett performance! 7pm till Late-o’clock.

Click here to read what else is going on this friday night on south first!

Click here to sign up for our announcement list

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Arts Council Silicon Valley – individual artist fellowships

The Arts Council is awarding one $4,000 fellowship to an individual artist for work in each of six categories: 2-Dimensional Visual Arts: photography, film, or video. Textiles 520 South First Street, San Jose Wednesday, September 10, 4:00pm at the Arts Council Silicon Valley Suite 200 Conference Room 1, 4 North Second Street, San Jose APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 14, 2008 For Guidelines and Application, go to http://www.artscouncil.org/grants/grants/forindividual/artist.asp Arts Council Silicon Valley offers Individual Artist Fellowships each year in six different categories.

The Arts Council is awarding one $4,000 fellowship to an individual artist for work in each of six categories:
2-Dimensional Visual Arts: photography, film, or video.
3-Dimensional Visual Arts: Sculpture (all media)
Literary Arts: Poetry
Music: Instrumental Performance
Dance: Choreography
Theatre: Stage direction
No specific project needs to be carried out with the funds awarded.

SAVE THE DATE
INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS on submitting a grant application will be held:
Tuesday, September 9, 6:15pm at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street, San Jose
Wednesday, September 10, 4:00pm at the Arts Council Silicon Valley
Suite 200 Conference Room 1, 4 North Second Street, San Jose

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 14, 2008
For Guidelines and Application, go to
http://www.artscouncil.org/grants/grants/forindividual/artist.asp

Arts Council Silicon Valley offers Individual Artist Fellowships each year in six different categories. Fellowships are funded by the California Arts Council, County of Santa Clara, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Silicon Valley Art Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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August 2008 Board Meeting

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on August 14th, 2008 at ~6:00pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have.

The board of directors will be meeting at Works/San Jose on August 14th, 2008 at ~6:00pm in the gallery. If you are interested in volunteering for pretty much anything at Works, please join us so we can chat with you about the volunteer opportunities we have. Thanks! Hope to see you there.

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Members' Exhibit 2008 opening night photos

Even adjusting for people re-entering the gallery after leaving for a while, this is still a record high turnout for a members’ exhibit opening night. Join our Flickr pool here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/408969@N20/ Technorati Tags: san jose, San Jos, sanjose, works, Works/San Jos, workssanjose

We had an amazing opening! Thanks to everyone who participated! At the end of the night, we counted over 800 people having walked through the door. Even adjusting for people re-entering the gallery after leaving for a while, this is still a record high turnout for a members’ exhibit opening night. Thank you again! Please continue to bring your friends out to the gallery to see this amazing collection of community art.

Here are some photos from the opening. If you have more, email webmaster@workssanjose.org for instructions on how to make them available to be seen on our website.

Steve Cooley took these:

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Andrew Ho took these photos:

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Join our Flickr pool here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/408969@N20/

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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.

South First Friday – December 2007

in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, included San Jos State faculty artists Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Tony May, and David Middlebrook, who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several California universities.

Don’t let a little rain cheat you out of experiencing some awesome culture! Come on down to South First Friday at Works/San Jose this friday:

Opening Reception: California to Bangkok and Back: an ongoing artistic and cultural exchange of faculty artists. in august, 2007, a residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, included San José State faculty artists Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Tony May, and David Middlebrook, who were invited to participate as part of a larger exchange with several California universities. The artists were directed to address the theme of world environment, and the conclusion of the bangkok portion of the exchange was a major exhibition showing the results of this effort. The exhibition at Works/San José presents new work from the California portion of this ongoing exchange.

Opening in the Paulette Peterson installation space: Marina Shterenberg: video installation Infinite Desire explores relationships between organic and geometric symmetry, between the human body and euclidean space, and between physical and imagined environments.

On view: WORXX: twenty years of design by Joe Miller, a sampling of the dynamic, award winning, and sometimes controversial graphic design for Works/San José from 1987 to 2007.

Visit SouthFirstFridays.com for more info on what else is going on!

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California to Bangkok and Back

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges.

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Works/San Jose is pleased to announce – California to Bangkok and Back, its next exhibition, opening December 4th, 2007, and on view through January 19th, 2008.

In August, 2007, a three-week residency and workshop hosted by Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, included three San Jose State University faculty artists who were invited to participate as part of a larger group of artists from several California Universities. The artists worked in Bangkok, alongside faculty artists from Thailand in the production of a major exhibition which opened in September 2007 at the Art Centre at Silpakorn University.

This exhibition at Works/San Jose represents the California portion of the ongoing exchange of Thai and California artists which was begun a number of years ago by art faculty from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly.) It includes work from all of the artists who have participated in the latest exchanges. Four of these Thai artists have just recently completed residencies at San Jose State and at Cal Poly.

Exhibit Preview: Dec 6th, 2007 – 6:30pm, Works/San Jose

Public Reception: Dec 7th, 2007 – 7:00pm, Works/San Jose

Click here for the entire press release and more photos

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New Music and Performance Night – November 2007

Why not celebrate the newly arrived cold weather with a night out at Works/San Jose’s December edition of New Music and Performance night? Technorati Tags: new music and performance night, new music night, san jose, San Jos, works, workssanjose

Ah, back to real life after thanksgiving, huh? We had a nice break and hope you did too. Why not celebrate the newly arrived cold weather with a night out at Works/San Jose’s December edition of New Music and Performance night? We have two of the bay area’s finest performers coming in this Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm. From the south bay, we have El Otro Mundo’s El Gato #9, and from the north, we have Will Grant, a.k.a. Blue Fire! Doors open at 7pm, wednesday November 28, 2007. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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SIDESCROLLER ][ : Art + Games + Techno + Beer

Thursday, October 11, 2007 @ ~7:30pm Come join us for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter, accompanied by a dj mixed soundtrack to match.

Sidescroller][ Hires

Thursday, October 11, 2007 @ ~7:30pm

Come join us for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter, accompanied by a dj mixed soundtrack to match. $5 donation is requested so we can help pay the rent and electricity bill at Works/San Jose. $10 will get you a custom embroidered patch! OMGWTF?! Sidescroller is t3h awesome!1!

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Photos from New Music and Performance Night, september 2007

I have posted photos from last month’s event on my blog. Thanks very much to all who came out, and especially to Chachi Jones, QORSER, and Joe Miller! Technorati Tags: new music and performance night, san jose, works, workssanjose

I have posted photos from last month’s event on my blog. Thanks very much to all who came out, and especially to Chachi Jones, QORSER, and Joe Miller! Excellent performances by all.

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Special Meeting of Membership

As Works celebrates its 30th year, the membership is being called upon to help define the destiny of the organization. Special Meeting of Membership 6:30pm, Friday, September 21, 2007 Works/San Jose, 451 South 1st Street Light refreshments will be available.

As Works celebrates its 30th year, the membership is being called upon to help define the destiny of the organization. Over the past several months the Board of Directors has striven to restart the strong programming of Works after the high costs of relocation and repairs; and to meet the fiscal obligations inherent to running a downtown art center in the Bay Area’s largest city.

A crucial meeting has been called at which the Board will present recommendations for change and invite input from members. Works has overcome many obstacles in the past, but these new challenges cannot be met without a true community effort. Works needs you now. Bring your bright ideas and positive energy to this meeting and help craft the future of Works/San Jose.

Special Meeting of Membership
6:30pm, Friday, September 21, 2007
Works/San Jose, 451 South 1st Street

Light refreshments will be available.

First Friday – September 2007

Join us in the gallery on September 7th, 2007 for the following performances: 8pm TSAE Labs – improvised electronic music which includes ‘textures and soundscapes’, drones, and the occasional beat to keep things moving forward 9pm Noka – ambient, weird, space-like, 4/4 electo-wierdo, and generally psychedelic.

Join us in the gallery on September 7th, 2007 for the following performances:
8pm TSAE Labs – improvised electronic music which includes ‘textures and soundscapes’, drones, and the occasional beat to keep things moving forward
9pm Noka – ambient, weird, space-like, 4/4 electo-wierdo, and generally psychedelic.
On view: eXact-O! – The art of the precise cut.

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grantseeking basics for artists

7pm tuesday, august 21, 2007 @ Works/San Jose presented by the Foundation Center @ Works/San Jose; admission is free but please register: http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/indartsf Download this information in a PDF: Works Grant Seeking Basics for Artists Flyer Technorati Tags: grants, san jose, San Jos, works, workssanjose

7pm tuesday, august 21, 2007 @ Works/San Jose

presented by the Foundation Center @ Works/San Jose; free!

for individuals involved in the arts and looking to fund any type of arts-related project, such as to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, or conduct research. participants will learn how to identify funders in the arts, explore fiscal sponsorship, and create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker. this workshop is presented by the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. admission is free but please register:

http://foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco/indartsf

Download this information in a PDF: Works Grant Seeking Basics for Artists Flyer

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