Archive for July 2008

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

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!

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Works/San Jose in the mercury news July 30, 2008

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Page A4, July 30, 2008. Sal Pizarro covered our members’ exhibit show, which opens this friday in his “Around town” column. http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10039491 … right next to “news of the weird”, possibly another good column for us to be under. 😉

2008 Members’ Exhibit – call for art due this week

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

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“works re:group” is Works/San Jose’s First Installation in 2008

Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 pm
Reception Invites Community to Remember Past Works & Rebuild Future Works
Call to Community Artists for Art & Membership Support

San Jose, Calif., July 14-Works/San José (Works) is regrouping and reopening at 451 South First Street, San Jose, Calif., with a relaunch of its annual members’ exhibition on Fri., Aug. 1, 2008 at 7 pm till late. The exhibition will last six weeks, extending through Sat., Sept. 13.

Works announced the “works re: group” exhibition this week, calling for members to refresh their memberships, participate in the exhibition with one “ready-to-hang” piece of art, and support gallery initiatives with membership and volunteerism.

The “works re: group” event on Fri., Aug. 1, will include a gala reception and showcase the core of the nonprofit organization’s mission: to be a creative laboratory dedicated to providing an environment where artists, audience, and ideas interact to expand the scope of cultural and artistic experience. The community-based art organization moved to 451 S. First Street in early 2007-a move that came with unexpected real estate, regulatory and financial demands that prevented the organization from extending its mission to the community.

“We’re past the major hurdles that have been weighing the organization down, and now is a great time for the community to get involved,” says Steve Cooley, president of Works’ board. “Works is what you put into it. We hope people will renew their memberships and show a piece of art in our members’ exhibit.”

One such way includes a call to build support through membership with basic rates reduced to $25/ year. Works is also extending a call to volunteers, whose help is needed for the installation and also to gallery sit during the exhibition hours from August 1 through September 13. Interested volunteers are urged to email gallery@workssanjose.org to learn more.

“While a handful of people give very generously of their creativity and time, and overall individual donations are up-we’d also like to see a boost of monetary support,” continues Cooley.

The unjuried format of the annual members’ exhibition has provided many aspiring community members their artistic debut setting Works/San Jose apart from art organizations in the area.

For the installation beginning Aug. 1, members of Works are invited to place one work of art into the exhibition. Each single piece must be ready to hang (framed/mounted with all hanging hardware). Space is limited for this popular exhibition, and artwork requirements for exhibition are available at www.workssanjose.org.

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About Works/San Jose

Works/San Jose is Silicon Valley’s community art and performance center-a non-profit creative laboratory dedicated to providing an environment where artists, audience, and ideas interact to expand the scope of cultural and artistic experience. To become a member or for more information, please visit: www.workssanjose.org.

works’ art submission specs

Each member of Works is invited to place one work of art into the exhibition, as space is limited for this popular exhibition. Each single piece must be ready to hang (framed/mounted with all hanging hardware).

  • Wall pieces must be limited to 24 inches in width by 24 inches in height;
  • Sculptural pieces must be limited to 24 inches in width and depth. Please include instructions for pedestals, suspensions, or any other special display requests.
  • Performance artists, who would like to present a work during the reception, are asked to email Works (at gallery@workssanjose.org) by 4pm on July 26 to reserve space.

Works also requests a resume and artist statement to accompany submitted artwork. Exhibition entry form and exhibition agreement can be completed when you deliver your work or can be downloaded at www.workssanjose.org.

All work must be hand-delivered to 451 South 1st Street on Thursday, July 24, 6 – 8 pm, or Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, noon to 4 pm. (No artwork can be accepted after 4 pm, July 26.)

At the end of the exhibition, pieces will be available for pick-up on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 – 14, from 4 – 6 pm.

Media Contact: Cynthia Thomet, (808) 344-0958, pr@workssanjose.org

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 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!

In the gallery: steve cooley

On display: “steve cooley : through the prism of San Jose” a temporary show in the windows of Works/San Jose while works is preparing for the upcoming member exhibit.

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My major influences are Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, circuit boards, and typography. I create digital works in addition to working with tradition mediums. I very much like the sensibilities of electronic art and music, but have been struggling with the issue of how to recognize their lack of scarcity. So, I continue to work in analog mediums until the world can figure out how to fully appreciate digital art without reservations. However, in many cases I will use digital tools for planning or sketching out concepts before going to the analog medium. My works on display are the result of riding the line between working with digital tools and techniques and the analog results.

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