MAKE SHIFT, BFA graphic design exhibition on view through December 14

MAKE SHIFT
San Jose State University, Department of Design, Graphic Design Program BFA Exhibition 2012

Opening Reception: First Friday, December 7, 6–10pm

special hours for this exhibition: December 7 through 14, 12–9pm
Design Professional Nights: December 12 & 13, 6–9pm

“Graphic design is an experience that seeks to influence audiences through visual communication. It accomplishes this by utilizing the creative process to fuse form and content. We will create an exhibition that engages audiences by challenging their preconceptions of graphic design, leaving them with a broader knowledge of its impact.”

MAKE SHIFT is about discovery through process, and growth through change. As designers, we are constantly searching for innovative ways to tackle on challenges we encounter, striving to create something better than the preexisting. It is not until we step out of our comfort zone, learn from the mistakes we make along the way, and explore options do we actually begin to shift our thinking.

join the event on Facebook
and visit the website: makeshift2012.com

Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works!

the 2012 Works member exhibition open through November 17

More than 50 artists have come together to help Works celebrate 35 years of surviving and thriving in San José with the non-juried member exhibition Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works! Ranging from the most established area artists to the newest of newcomers, this exhibition displays the intense range of our art community.

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 7pm to 10pm
on view through November 17

Closing party for members and friends of Works:
Saturday, November 17, 6 to 8pm, please RSVP to attend!

Come to the Closing Party and Annual Members and Friends Gathering for an update on Works after 35 years, preview exhibitions ahead, enjoy refreshments, and get a look at our newly installed lighting system—that your support helped to build! Artists are encouraged to pick up work from the member exhibit at the party. Please RSVP to above or email gallery@workssanjose.org to attend.

 

CALL FOR ART: the member exhibition!

YOU are the NEXT exhibition!

EVERYONE (become a member if you are not already!) is invited to participate in the 2012 members’ exhibition at Works/San José, your community art and performance center. The exhibition, entitled Optimism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Works!, will open on First Friday, November 2 from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibition runs November 2 through 17, 2012. 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). 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—space is tight, so please consider a smaller work. Include instructions for suspensions or any other special display requests. please also provide a resume and artist statement.

All work must be hand-delivered to 365 South Market Street (Market Street edge of SJ Convention Center building) on Sunday, October 21, or Saturday, October 27, from noon to 4pm. The exhibition entry form and exhibition agreement can be completed when you deliver your work or can be downloaded below to fill out and bring with you.

Volunteers are needed for installation and gallery sitting—please sign up to help when you deliver your work!

CALL FOR ART

MEMBER EXHIBIT AGREEMENT FORM

Cooperative Gaming Co-op through October 20

The arcade is dead! Long live the arcade!

Curators James Morgan and John Bruneau have brought together local to international video game designers to create a multilayered, challenging community “play” space built around the arcade cabinet as platform for interactive and interpersonal experiences. The arcade has been an important social gathering space and a place to experience new technologies through games. Games on topics from the Occupy movement to ambulance chasing and sports challenges populate individually curated cabinets. Presented by Works as part of the ZERO1 biennial.

exhibition events:
(e)MERGE ZERO1 Street Festival: Friday, September 14, 6 to 11pm
curators and artists opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 7 to 9pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, October 5, 7 to 10pm 

more events: game swaps, and artist/curator talk to come!

exhibition on view: September 13 through October 20
Special Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon to 9pm!

more at:
http://gamingcoop.wordpress.com/about/

Works Benefit Auction 2012 – Saturday, August 18

The art auction for everyone! Dozens of established and emerging regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction—don’t miss out!

Preview Exhibition–Thursday, Friday, Saturday: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm
admission FREE, bidder registration just $15; members $10

join the event on Facebook!

Benefit Auction preview is online at flickr. See all the artists, images of pieces, titles of work, retail values and starting bids. Click on any photo to start your tour.

Victoria MayKen MatsumotoLydia Rae BlackDavid LippenbergerGina KaiperBrooke Scudder
H. James ParadisJames H. PollardRuby RutledgeKaren Carlo SalingerManli ChaoRichard Arredondo
Laura Collin BennettAlayne YellumMichael FoleyClayton MoragaPaulette PetersonJesse N. Molina
Nanette WyldeKent ManskeAmanda QuentalTimothy TsunBette LindermanEamon Burke

Works Benefit Auction 2012, a set on Flickr.

 

Benefit Auction Exhibition opens First Friday! Auction: Aug 18

A fantastic range of regional artists have donated to Works’ Benefit Auction. Now it’s your turn to support Works by building your own art collection in the region’s most accessible, eclectic, and exciting art auction. This is the auction where the staffs of other arts organizations come to bid—don’t miss out!

Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3, 7 to 10pm
Preview Exhibition days: August 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Auction: Saturday, August 18, final preview opens 5pm, live auction at 7pm

Auction Artists (preview links to come):
Richard James Arredondo
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
Lacey Bryant
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Steve Cooley
Tulio Flores
Michael Foley
Bill Gould
Patrick “WäDL” Hofmeister
Donnasue Jacobi
Anna Koster
Charlotte Kruk
John Kurtyka
David Lippenberger
Patrick Lydon
Miguel Machuca
Trinh Mai
Kent Manske
Frances Marin
Michael Martin
Javier Martinez
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
Victoria May
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
J Paradis
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Carlos Pérez
Anabella Piñon
James Pollard
Alfred Preciado
Grace Purpura
Valerie Andriola Purpura
Fred Roessler
Karen Carlo Salinger
Brooke Scudder
Ema Sintamarian
Jean Skamra
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Gary Tolomei
Timothy Tsun
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood
Nanette Wylde
and donations of  the work of:
Tim Cottenjim
Paulette Peterson

Artists: please donate to the Benefit Auction!

It’s been a huge year for Works, with the move to 365 South Market, a buildout with fantastic ‘barn raising’ volunteers, a wide range of exhibitions, and ongoing KidWorks and WordsDrawingMusic events. Works also hosted performances by Cardboard Box Theatre Project and the new WellRED reading series with Poetry Center San José. There is a lot more to do in lighting, signage, and programming, and we need your help to move forward.

Our most important fundraiser is the Benefit Auction—please download the Call and donate a piece if you can—it will make a huge difference.

key dates:
Artists deliver art: July 21, 22, and 28, noon to 4pm each day
Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3, 7 to 10pm
Auction Night: Saturday, August 18, preview 5pm, bidding 7pm

EMAIL auction@workssanjose.org to confirm participation with your name, your email address, phone number, and a web page if you’d like to be linked from ours.

Right Click to DOWNLOAD PDF CALL and instructions

Right Click to DOWNLOAD PDF DONATION FORM (we’ll have copies at Works)

Please participate and encourage others you know to do the same!

Auction artists so far include:
Richard James Arredondo
Tessie Barrera-Scharaga
Brande Barrett
Laura Callin Bennett
Lydia Rae Black
Lacey Bryant
Antonio Castro
Jason Challas
Steve Cooley
Tulio Flores
Michael Foley
Bill Gould
Patrick “WäDL” Hofmeister
Donnasue Jacobi
Anna Koster
John Kurtyka
David Lippenberger
Patrick Lydon
Miguel Machuca
Kent Manske
Frances Marin
Michael Martin
Javier Martinez
Kimy Martinez
Ken Matsumoto
Therese May
Tony May
Victoria May
Stephanie Metz
Joe Miller
Jesse N. Molina
Clayton Moraga
Angelica Muro
J Paradis
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Carlos Pérez
Anabella Piñon
James Pollard
Alfred Preciado
Grace Purpura
Valerie Andriola Purpura
Fred Roessler
Karen Carlo Salinger
Brooke Scudder
Ema Sintamarian
Jean Skamra
Shana Sundstrom
Donna Thompson
Timothy Tsun
Consuelo Jiménez Underwood
Nanette Wylde

Out of State 2012 continues through June 23

Out of State
2012 BFA Pictorial Art graduates of San José State University

SJSU Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Public Reception: First Friday, June 1, 7 to 10pm
more on SubZero Festival and RSVP on Facebook
exhibition continues through June 23

Works presents the annual exhibition of BFA graduates in Pictorial Art from San José State University. Discover a wide range of approaches with surprising connections from its newest graduates as SJSU’s Department of Art and Art History celebrates 101 years. The exhibition includes works from:
Chris Carmitros
Kathy Cavaglia
Miranda Fry
Debbie Griest
Mary Gustafson
Terry Hart
Kathleen McDonald
Heather Orr
Magdalena Reiter
Charese Rios
Briana Romero
Ann Ryals
Drew Stromquist

Curated by Gale Antokal, Robert Chiarito, and Patrick Surgalski.

Well-RED Tuesday May 8 with Kim Addonizio


Poetry Center San José and Works/San José present the Well-RED reading series
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 7:00pm
doors open 6:30pm
Featuring poet Kim Addonizio
along with MFA writers:
Mallory Bass of St. Mary’s College
Daniel Scarpa of San Jose State University
Brittany Billmeyer-Finn of Mills College
365 South Market Street in downtown San José
$1 suggested donation, no one turned away

now on view: Outlast

Outlast
positive identity through the milestones of change
artists: Theresa Because, Patty Botello, Becca Cuellar, Sarah Joy Cabana, Genevieve Hastings

opening reception: First Friday, April 6, 7 to 10pm
second reception: First Friday, May 4, 7 to 10pm
both part of South First Fridays Art Walk

exhibition continues through through May 12

Outlast explores a woman’s self esteem and body image as affected by pregnancy, parenthood, and aging. Inherent in these transitions is the rivalry of biology against serenity and the ensuing pitfalls of insecurity and guilt. To outlast is to overcome, and to offer a heritage beyond the confines of self. Curated by Sarah Joy Cabana

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