March 10, 2016

Vote for Your Favorite Cinequest "Unite" Painting

Miguel Machuca

Jenifer J. Renzel

UPDATE: Congratulations to Miguel Machuca on winning the audience vote!

And that's a wrap!

We here at Phantom Galleries are very proud of Jenifer J. Renzel and Miguel Machuca for their excellent finished works of art completed over the last 8 days of Cinequest Film Festival. NOW is the time to cast your final votes for your favorite. Both artists will be present at the Cinequest Awards Ceremony on Saturday where the winner will be announced. (A tie would be more than fine by us!!)

Vote for your favorite:

The polling site will close Friday night March 11th.

Cinequest Awards Ceremony Event Info here.

Final Performances of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design presents:

A Tribute to Olivier Messiaen and "The Quartet for the End of Time.”

“Quartet” new paintings by Barron Storey
“End of Time” concert by Cellista and the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble

On January 15, 1941 French composer Olivier Messiaen premiered his seminal work “Quartet for the End of Time” within the confines of Stalag VIII-A, a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp in Silesian Germany. The ensemble (clarinet, violin, cello, and piano) played upon broken instruments in front of an audience comprised of his fellow prisoners and prison guards in the brutal cold.

Opening on February 5th, 75 years after this premiere performance, Anno Domini Gallery presents a Messiaen-inspired exhibition of new paintings by renown artist Barron Storey entitled “Quartet” and live performances entitled “End of Time” by Cellista (Freya Seeburger) and her Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble.

“Messiaen’s 'Quartet for the End of Time' has always moved me. The composer’s concepts of musical structure have influenced my own music for many years. It was, then, a delightful surprise to hear of Freya Seeburger performing the piece and an amazing example of synchronicity to be invited to accompany the performance with my artwork. The Quartet is not just an admired masterpiece to me, it is my favorite string quartet in classical repertoire, one that consistently brings me to tears. The pure beauty and the profound contrasts, hearing the songs of birds as the composer notated them in the cold forest adjacent to a Nazi concentration camp, the crashing fury of the sixth and seventh movements and the spiritual elevation of the final violin in the eighth, ascending to an eternity beyond time…this is music for the soul, written by a daring, innovative and fearless man of genius, composed and premiered by captive musicians before an audience of prisoners. Come listen!” ~ Barron Storey

This presentation at Anno Domini is a small immersive theater event building on Cellista’s work in storytelling and interweaves San Jose’s narrative into a piece, showing the immediacy of the Quartet to San Jose’s past, present and future. Performing the Quartet is the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble: violinist Ishtar Hernandez, cellist Freya Seeburger (Cellista), clarinetist James Pytko and pianist Naomi Stine. Barron Storey will also be in attendance at the performances drawing insitu on his metamorphic temporary mural dedicated to Messiaen and his fellow prisoners of war.

“End of Time” concert dates and times:
February 20 8pm–9:30pm / Sold Out
March 12 8pm–9:30pm
March 13 2pm–3:30pm
(Tckets may be available at the door, but be advised that proper seating is limited…we encourage you to purchase tickets online in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Barron Storey exhibition dates: February 5–April 16, 2016
Exhibition admission free & open to the public during gallery hours Tuesday–Friday Noon–7pm, Saturday Noon–5pm.

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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TWO BUCK Tuesday March 15th

Join us this Tuesday for another evening of live art, entertainment, quirky people and of course $2 art!

This month's featured artist Jason McHenry will working with the public on how to create original paintings like those on exhibit in his One Thousand Thousand project.

"The finished pieces that I show from the One Thousand Thousand project are always secondary to me. It's the process of creating them is what matters the most and it's what I've found to be most valuable aspect to have come from doing that work for over 20 years. The best I feel I can do with regard to the project comes when I see other people trying their hand at this little artistic parlor trick [so to speak] and they are amazed by the results of their own hand.

I can guarantee the people that participate will have fun and I'll make sure they go home with a finished piece or two too. I have the supplies and everything they need. Just show up with an open and emptied mind." -Jason McHenry

TWO BUCK Tuesday is 7pm–10pm and is free and open to all ages, so bring the family out to KALEID Gallery for a memorable creative night.

KALEID Gallery
88 S. 4th St.
San Jose, Ca 95112

February 25, 2016

Art Supply Swap Meet at KALEID this Saturday

Come out to the Art Supply Swap Meet this Saturday and load up on barely used or unused surplus arts and crafts materials by other fellow artists.

Everyone from the serious artists to the hobbyist will find useful items at greatly reduced prices. It can also be a great resource for those of you that may be looking to start making art, or if you're an artist that wants to experiment with a new medium or technique withtout spending a lot of money on new supplies.

Saturday February 27th 1:00pm-5:00pm
Free and open to the public.

KALEID Gallery
88 South 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

The Empathic Art Exchange Performance

AUM and invites you to The Empathic Art Exchange Performance on February 26th and 27th (7–9pm) at the AUM Center.

This project consists of an ongoing unspoken aesthetic conversation where the dancers of AUM will perform choreography for participating artists so that the artists create response art around whatever stories or emotions the performance stirred within them.

There will be tables set up for artists, as well as additional seating for audience viewing. NewGround Dance Co. has developed 7 new works that will be performed both evenings, and we would love to have you view our new choreography!

We also hope you artists will consider submitting a finished rendering from this event at our next NewGround Performance for viewing or possible purchase in the lobby. That show will be held the last weekend of May and the first weekend of June.

AUM Center
149 South Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

SoFA Street Design Installed in SoFA District

Congratulations to San Jose artist Scape Martinez for being selected for the SoFA Street Design at the intersection of S. 1st & E San Salvador streets.

“Symphony of Style; Color, Light, and Sound”. is a new street intersection art print design by San Jose artist Scape Martinez. The 30 foot art print was revealed during the First Friday Art Walk last month on February 5th. Martinez was awarded the commission (by a SoFA subcommittee in partnership with the San Jose Downtown Association) based on his vibrant funky design proposal that resonates with the neighborhood’s artistic and creative businesses and residents. “Looking at the architecture, the nightlife, the Creative Energy that is in the air; there is an element of newness there, so I wanted to create something that reflected this energy… this is my interpretation of these ideas.” ~Scape Martinez

Lindsay Balfour at Cafe 488

Phantom Galleries presents:
“Colony” by Lindsay Balfour at Cafe 488

The installation is a mysterious, beautiful medley of textures and shapes inspired by on deep sea creatures made out of paper. Each piece interlocks together using paper engineering techniques to compose a colonies to make up an imaginary marine organism.

Lindsay Balfour is a paper engineer and designer who explores the mechanics of paper used in pop-up design, paper craft, and sculpture. She integrates electronics in her work to showcase technology as a tool and material to enhance ideas for creative expression. As an educator and artist, her work is an example of the intersection between fine art, physical computing, and fabrication techniques.

Cafe 488
488 Almaden Blvd (ground floor of PWC/Oracle building)
San Jose, CA 95113
Cafe Hours: 7:30am–2pm
Exhibition on view through March 31, 2016.

January 24, 2016

Content Pick Up Party Feb. 17th at Alameda Art Works

Don't miss the next issue of Content Magazine featuring two KALEID Gallery artists: Nadja Martens and Avery Palmer.

Pick Up Party for the release of issue "Explore 8.0" at The Alameda Artworks.

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Alameda ArtWorks
1068 The Alameda
San Jose, California 95126

Explore 8.0 features:
The Core Companies; Adobe; Alameda Artworks; Barnaby Dallas; Nadja Martens; Avery Palmer; Screenprint Showdown; Cinebar; Heroes Comic Books; Dominick Guida & The Cruiser Shop; Terry Thompson; Ashley Hill; Cineqest Picks; Roots and Rye; Black Sheep Brasserie; The Fairmont; Curious Quail; Amanda Williamsen, Cupertino Poet Laureate.

This event is open to all ages.

Music, food, drinks, and artist studio exploration. More on each individual artist coming soon to

November 19, 2015

Phylum of the Free Mural by Artist Jeffrey Hemming

"Phylum of the Free" by Jeffrey Hemming is a recently completed epic mural we here at Phantom Galleries had the pleasure to curate and facilitate in partnership with the San Jose Downtown Association and the District Attorney's office. The 4,125 square foot mural was completed in 4 weeks, and is a vibrant, surreal portal that will stir the imagination and creativity of anyone that spends some time to take it all in.

View photo album here.

Read the Mercury News article here.

The mural is located on the side of Lido Nightclub at 30 S. 1st St. along the pedestrian walkway known as Fountain Alley in downtown San Jose.

Comments or questions may be emailed to

Star Wars Exhibit November 21st at Jack's Bar

Artist Kori Thompson has curated a group show celebrating the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film that's coming out.

Featuring Artists: Anabella Pinon, Phil Rowland, Christine Benjamin, Force 129, Frances Marin, Jojo Perea, Jorge Cruz, Kori Thompson, Michael Foley, Ricardo Gonzales, Ricardo Gonzalez and Tyson Johnston

Saturday, November 21st at 7pm

Jack's Bar & Lounge
167 E Taylor St.
San Jose, California 95112

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