Archive for February 2011

Over 100 Artists Deliver for the Benefit Auction!

Exhibit opens March 4, Auction is March 19!

Exhibition: March 4 through March 19

Reception: First Friday March 4 from 7pm to 11pm
Auction: Saturday, March 19 with final preview starting at 5pm and Auction at 7pm

Confirmed auction artists:
Barbara Allie, Shannon Amidon, Craig Anthony, Kathryn Arnold, Richard James Arredondo, Brande Barrett, Theta Belcher, Laura Callin Bennett, Teya Beradze, Brenda Berg, Lydia Rae Black, Carla Bohnett, Jeff Bramschreiber, Daniel Brunk, Lacey Bryant, Ryan Carrington, Diane Cassidy, Antonio Castro, Vivian Chen, Steve Cooley, Tim Cottengim, Binh Danh, Kathryn Dunlevie, Jared Duran, Karen Fleming, Michael Foley, Kay Fontana, Gloria Gardner, Bea Garth, Waitman Gobble, Karen Haas, Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian, Annelise Hartley, Hedwig M. Heerschop, Pat Huboi, Erikka Hugger, Jai, Will Johnson, Dave Kempken, Sandra Khoury, Robert Knight, Nina Koepcke, Derrick Koh, Anna Koster, Susan (SZN) Kraft, John Kurtyka, Bob Lamp, Katherine Levin Lau, Rita Lewis, Mark A. Lightfoot, David Lippenberger, Francesca Lovecchio, Sheila Malone, Kent Manske, Joshua Marlotte, Kimy Martinez, Ken Matsumoto, Tony May, Darla McKenna, Stephanie Metz, Joe Miller, Jesse N. Molina, Clayton Moraga, Andy Muonio, Maya Munoz, Angelica Muro, Vanessa O’Hanlon, Alajandro A. Olim, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Leroy Parker, Jane Peterman, James Pollard, Carol Ponsaran, Al Preciado, Deva Priya, Grace Purpura, Melina Alexa Ramirez, Valerie Raps, Elke Reis, Rueben Reyes, Jeff Richards, Ally Richter, Steven Rubalcaba, Victoria Ruff, Rueben Rutledge, Ann Ryals, Tim Ryan, Karen Carlo Salinger, Victoria A. Sasselli, Joe Saxe, Matthew Seigel, Troy Sims, Jean Skamra, Keith Southern, Becca Smidt, Sam Smidt, Bonnie J. Smith, Shana Sundstrom, Deborah Mills Thackrey, Lynne Todaro, Gary Tolomei, Jack Toolin, Timothy Tsun, Tom Walsh, Julia Weber, Barbara Weiss, Stan Welsh, Flo Oy Wong, Nanette Wylde, JoAnne Yada, and Karel Youssefi.

Thanks to all our donating artists!

This year’s Benefit Auction is to help Works move to a new home, and will be our FINAL EXHIBITION at 451 South First.
Please be a part of it!

Better Luck Next Time: February 4 through 26

Have you ever heard this phrase? It is defined as “an expression that comforts someone for a minor disappointment.”  Whether it’s a matter of the heart, life experiences, work or leisure, there is almost always a time when this applies. It might be that piece of art that is loved but just didn’t fit the bill. Engaging in a conversation, examining social or political issues, creating humor, capturing history or chronicling a new work—this exhibition will reveal the artistic expression for the meaning behind the phrase. These artists are making the choice to be lucky this year, presenting some great art that will empower time and again while discovering hilarity in Better Luck Next Time.

Presented in collaboration with South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art. This exhibition is comprised of members of South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art with invited artists from Silicon Valley Open Studios and Silicon Valley Artists’ Collaborative. Guest curators: Mariana Barnes, PhD, SBAWCA Exhibitions Chair, SVOS Steering Committee; Ally Richter, PhD, SBAWCA Vice President, SVOS Exhibitions Manager, Palo Alto Art Commissioner; and Susan Kraft, SBAWCA President.

images: “Targets” by Myrrh, Acrylic on wood; “Shooting Holes In My Illusions” by Valerie Runningwolf