Archive for August 2007

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!

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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sidescroller 8/29

On August 29th @ 8pm, Come out and play some retro and not-retro scrolling arcade games while listening to a futuristic dj-mixed soundtrack at Works! We’re in need of some cash money, so please donate a few bucks and buy a beer.

Please tell a friend about the event, too! 🙂 kthx.

Body Of Works Ebay auctions have begun!

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:

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grantseeking basics for artists

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:

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

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KQED gallery Crawl @ works

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…

In the news

check out works/san josé in the mercury news!!!

Summer 2007 upcoming events

august 11th from noon to 2pm: children’s art workshop
august 21st at 7pm: grantseeking basics for individuals in the arts
august 23rd at 7pm: artist critique group
see calendar page for more…


happening every month at works . . .
children’s art classes – 2nd saturday of every month and always free
artist critique group – 4th thursday of every month
for more on going and up coming events and exhibitions – see our calendar


on view now through september 22nd…
curator: jesse houlding
artists: jesse houlding, marina shretenberg, charlene tan, annie vought
on view in the main gallery august 2nd through september 22nd

august 2nd at 6pm – artists/curator exhibition tour
august 3rd at 7pm – free public reception

there is a transformation that takes place that is central to our various practices. the act of cutting alters the materials into something unexpected, revealing hidden qualities and creating new possibilities. it is an essentially reductive act, emphasizing the structure that remains at the end of the process. in this accumulation of marks, in the reduction of the whole, there is an inherent understanding of the process that is clear to the viewer; an acknowledgement of the concentration involved, the evidence of the artists’ hand that imbues the work with a significance that stands in contrast with the simplicity of the material.

New music night – july 27th, 2007

We had an awesome first music and performance night at our new space on first street! Here’s a video I made of the performances we had from, in order of appearance, Dajis, Polly Moller, and Kioku.

Kicking into high gear

So much change has happened for Works/San José in the last year. Along with a new physical location for the gallery, we’re continuing to modernize with a new website.  Be sure to grab our RSS feed to plug into your RSS reader page or desktop app.