Archive for November 2008

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

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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Auction Sneak Peeks Exhibition Begins Nov. 20!

Works/San Jose - Auction 2008

Works/San Jose - Auction 2008

Works/San Jose’s Benefit Auction Returns!

With more than 100 pieces of art donated by scores of the area’s artists, Works/San Jose’s exhibition of auction pieces will launch on Thursday, Nov. 20. and culminate with its long-awaited benefit auction on Saturday, Dec. 6.

GALLERY HOURS

  • Auction Sneak Peeks Exhibition: Nov. 20 – Dec. 4: Thursdays, 3 – 7 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, noon – 4 pm
  • First Friday Auction Preview: Dec. 5 will be 7 pm till …
  • Benefit Auction: Saturday, Dec. 6, Last Preview at 5 pm, Bidding at 7 pm till …

Don’t Forget! 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.

Works/San Jose Auction Returns!

Auction Supports Community Arts Scene, Raises Critical Funding for Volunteer Arts Organization!

Works/San Jose Auction 2008

Works/San Jose Auction 2008

  • Auction Sneak Peeks Exhibition: Nov. 20 – Dec. 6
  • First Friday Auction Preview: Dec. 5 at 7 pm
  • Auction Date: Saturday, Dec. 6, Last preview at 5 pm, Bidding at 7 pm

Works/San José ’s long-awaited auction will take place at on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 451 South First St., San Jose, Calif. Bidding will begin promptly at 7 pm with the final preview at 5 pm.

With more than 100 pieces of art donated by scores of the area’s artists, exhibition of auction pieces will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20. As usual, admission is free, but bidder registration is $10 for Works members and $15 for others. (Proxy bidding will be available.)

“We’re encouraged by such a strong showing,” says Steve Cooley, President of Works’ volunteer board who spent countless hours developing an online database to store and feature auction items at www.workssanjose.org.

Works’ volunteer board members are looking forward to the event, which has historically represented a large part of the organization’s donor revenues. The organization hopes that some of the area’s coveted names will draw higher bids. By the same token, Works is also looking for adventurous art buyers who may end up with a solid investment from the area’s new or up-and-coming artists.

“Works/San José’s art auction has always been the South Bay’s most accessible. With regional artists everyone knows of to several you will be hearing about in the future–it’s definitely the most eclectic, and where the greatest deals are found. Some of the bidding will start in the two digits!” says long-time Works designer and current board member, Joe Miller.

Works/San José, which has in years past been the debut gallery for many Bay Area artists, is counting on members of the community to consider this fact when they appear at the auction.

“This holiday season, I hope people will remember that they’re not just buying art from a local artist, they are buying into a philanthropic share of the San Jose arts community. Over its 30 year history, Works/San José has not only helped define the arts in this community, but it has also helped artists challenge that definition and remain at the creative cutting edge,” continues Cooley.

Works/San José is the San José community’s 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.

Gallery hours are: Thursdays 3 – 7 pm, Fridays noon – 4 pm, and Saturdays noon – 4 pm. For more information or to find out how to volunteer, please visit: www.workssanjose.org.

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

South First Friday, November 6th 2008

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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