Archive for May 2010

SJSU BFA Show “Out of State” at Works/San Jose

WORKS/ San Jose is holding its 1st Annual “Out of State” Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition this weekend. The show acknowledges the culmination of four years of comprehensive study by students in the undergraduate Pictorial Art program at San Jose State University. The exhibition features painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media, and includes works by: Ginger Burrell, Matthew Campbell, Jose Estrada, Gloria Gardner, Onna Hui, Minal Jeswani, Jeremiah Kille, Colin King-Bailey, Gabriela Lujan, Craig Anthony Mele, William Muir, Kristin Shinoda, Kate Stewart and Sebastian Vido

The show opens with a reception on May 28, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. at WORKS/San Jose and will be on view through June 12.

Benefit Auction Success!

The Board of Works would like to thank the artists who generously donated their work, the bidders who laid claim to new artwork, and all the volunteers that made Saturday a terrific event! Special recognition to Stephanie Battle for her amazing work in hanging the show and Joe Miller for his stylish auctioneering!

Out of State opens Friday, May 28

exhibition: May 28 to June 12, 2010
reception: Friday, May 28, 7 to 9pm
and join us for SubZero on First Friday, June 4, from 6pm till late

Out of State: the debut exhibition of San José State University 2010 BFA graduates in pictorial art:

Ginger Burrell
Matthew Campbell
Jose Estrada
Gloria Gardner
Onna Hui
Minal Jeswani
Jeremiah Kille
Colin King-Bailey
Gabriela Lujan
Craig Anthony Mele
William Muir
Kristin Shinoda
Kate Stewart
Sebastian Vido

With a wide range of media and fresh points of view, this is the exciting first appearance of the Out of State collaboration between Works and SJSU since 2002!

gallery hours: thursday noon to 4pm, friday noon to 7pm, saturday noon to 4pm
451 South First Street, downtown San José

images: top: Jeremiah Kille, bottom: Gloria Gardner

Thanks to the patrons, artists, and hard-working volunteers who made our 2010 benefit auction a success!

Joe Miller’s auctioneer-eye view of the scene

Works Benefit Art Auction is Saturday!

More than 120 works of art have been donated by regional artists to support your community art and performance center–NOW IT’S TIME TO BID!

final preview hours:
Thursday noon to 4pm; Friday noon to 7pm; Saturday noon to 4pm

Auction: Saturday, May 22
doors open 5pm for gala reception, bidding begins at 7pm

admission is free! bidder registration just $15, $10 members of Works

Enjoy entertainment and refreshments. All manner of mediums represented: painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photographs, monotypes, mixed media and more, with a wide range of retail values, from $50 to $1000. Most bidding starts at just 25% of retail! All payment methods accepted: cash, checks, and credit cards. This is the South Bay’s most accessible art auction! Support your community art and performance center and experience the wide range of art from our region!

All at Works: 451 South First Street, downtown San José

special thanks to our 2010 auction artists:

Murphy Adams
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Erik Berhitoe
Lydia Rae Black
Jeff Bramschneiber
Lacey Bryant
Michael Bucemi
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Dennis Champion
Prentiss Cole
Steve Cooley
Tim Cottingim
Joyce McEwen Crawford
Binh Danh
Maynard Edwards
Christopher Elliman
Katie Emery
Vera Fainshtein
Claude Ferguson
Jeannine Ferrara
Michael Foley
Kay Fontana
Erin Fournier
Bea Garth
Haley Goodlett
Bill Gould
Elizabeth Gray
Carol Greene
Tinna Harter (Savini)
Annie Hartley
Diane Hartman
Harriet Helfricht
Esther Hwang
Wayne Jiang
Will Johnson (Black Bean)
Samia Khalaf
Joanne Koltnow
Jane Kovac
John Kurtyka
Marianne Lettieri
Diane Levinson
Rita Lewis
Bette Linderman
David Lippenberger
Athena Lorente
Francesca Lovecchio
Robert Magginetti
Sheila Malone
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
David Mejia
Trina Merry
Joe Miller
Clayton Moraga
James Morgan
Angelica Muro
Vanesa O’Hanlon
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Elizabeth Parashis
Tarmo Pasto
Michael Pauker
Carlos Perez
James Hamilton Pollard II
Carol Ponsaran
Ian Powell
Al Preciado
Sarah Puckitt
Amanda Quental
Robert R Ragazza
Nora Raggio
Lisa Ramirez
Valerie Raps
Fanny Retsek
Rubin Reyes
Lynne Rogers
Reuben Rutledge
Erin Satak
Joe Saxe
Matthew Seigel
John Shult
Danielle Siembieda
Jean Skamra
Bonnie Smith
Maggie So
Keith Southern
Shana Sundstrom
Reverand Timothy T. Taylor
Timothy Tsun
Michelle Waters
Joanne Yada
Dick Zunkel

Auction preparation and giddiness.

Greetings! There is a lot of excitement in the gallery as we prepare for our benefit auction on Saturday night. Yes, this Saturday night, May 22nd! The final preview will be from 5-7, the mad bidding for fresh, hot art begins at 7 p.m. Why not arrive before 7 to find a parking place and get your bidder number and enjoy a final tour around the gallery before the competition heats up?

We’re working to get everything ready, which includes our complete online gallery, so in the meanwhile, enjoy a virtual visit with two very compelling Bay Area Artists, Tim Tsun and Lydia Rae Black!

An auction preview: more to come!

Double check your calendar to make sure you have saved the evening of May 22nd for the Benefit Art Auction! The reception will begin at 5 p.m. Bidding will be begin at 7 p.m.

This lovely watercolor by Dick Zunkel is just one of the many amazing pieces that will be offered at our auction that night. Did he capture some San Francisco fog to create those soft yet deep colors? Keep checking back in with this site as we’ll be posting additional photos of artwork that will be up for bid that night!

May Events

Please join us for these upcoming events!

• First Friday Art Walk May 7th, 7pm-late Reception and Preview of Works Benefit Auction (free and open to the public)

• Works Live Benefit Auction, Saturday May 22nd- Final Preview 5pm, Auction at 7pm Bidder entry is $15 (Members $10)