"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.

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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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

Sidescroller3 Hires3

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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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.

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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poetry first!

featured poets followed by an open mic First Tuesdays at Works, presented by Poetry Center San Jos with the San Jos State University Creative Writing Department free and open to the public this month’s featured poets: Peter Malae Elline Lipkin Nigel Funge read more about the poets at www.pcsj.org Technorati Tags: workssanjose, works

7:30pm tuesday, november 6

featured poets followed by an open mic
First Tuesdays at Works, presented by Poetry Center San José
with the San José State University Creative Writing Department
free and open to the public

this month’s featured poets:
Peter Malae
Elline Lipkin
Nigel Funge

read more about the poets at www.pcsj.org

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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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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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