March 16, 2014

TWO BUCK Tuesday March 18th!

Join us for our monthly quirky meet up of great artists, live music, art demos and $2 Art!

Tuesday March 18th, 7–10pm
KALEID Gallery
88 South 4th St., dowtown San Jose
free and open to the public

Demo: Amy Street will be coloring with glitter- from geometry to Georgia O'Keefe, she will be showing how glitter can be used outside of the craft room as a medium to add emphasis to a piece of art.

Live Art by:

Bryson Bost

Luis Rivas

Monstark Studios 

David Mejia will draw your portrait while you wait!

Thomas Morrow Photography

plus: James Pollard, Al Preciado & friends and Jesse Cupp 

Live music: Jane Kovac and friends, Dylan and Sam, perform live acoustic covers and originals.

88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm
Free admission

Phantom Galleries + Cinquest Film Festival Live Art Contest Finale

It's a wrap! Here's LAuruS Myth, Avery Palmer and Jean Davis with their final paintings for the Phantom Galleries + Cinequest Live Art Contest.

Congratulations to Avery Palmer, announced as the winner of the contest at the CQ Awards Ceremony. It was an incredible experience to watch these creations come into being over the two weeks of CQ Film Festival.

Thanks to these artists, Cinequest, the amazing CQ festival goers & all of you that stopped by for a great event again this year!

SHELTER Exhibit at Works Gallery & Citadel Gallery

The Circus Show! March 29–30, 2014

Canvas Ghost Productions presents:

The Circus Show!
Two days of art and music! Fun for kids of all ages!! Meet the artists!

Show Dates:

March 29th, 2014 7pm -10pm
March 30th, 2014 12pm - 5pm

Admission is FREE!
Costumes Encouraged!

Canvas Ghost Gallery
992 South 8th Street.
San Jose, CA 95112

2014 San Jose Historic Photo Competition

Continuing the annual tradition. Preservation Action Council of San Jose (PAC*SJ) and The Historic Landmarks Commission will be accepting submissions for the 2014 San Jose Historic Photo competition starting February 1, 2014. Please email submissions to May Yam or Gayle Frank at

Deadline to submit: April 27, 2014.

Full details can be found on their website here.

Beverly Rayner: Museum of Mesmerism & Psychic Art

Victorian pinned effigy (voodoo doll by Beverly Rayner

We highly recommend the "Beverly Rayner: Museum of Mesmerism & Psychic Art" currently on view at the Triton Museum of Art through April 18th.

This exhibition will feature work from the collection of The Museum of Mesmerism & Psychic Phenomena, which Rayner established in Bzinica Stara, Poland in 1999, while researching her ancestral roots. Her research led her to a mysterious abandoned building, which records indicated was last owned by her great-great aunt, Bronka Katarzyna. This building was crafted by a mystical order of seers and conjurers that established an outpost in Bzinica Stara centuries ago and was restored and renovated for the museum, revealing many secret chambers, conjuring and spell-casting devices, Mesmeric and illusionist tools, spirit photographs, inexplicable objects, and enigmatic scripts that defy all attempts at translation. ~Triton website

For more information, visit

Tuesday -Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Every third Thursday of month, 5 to 8 p.m.

Admission and parking is free.

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

March 9, 2014

Calling All Artists: Meet & Greet Don Gagliardi Event

"If the world were clear, art would not exist." ~Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

But the world is not clear, and art does exist thanks to all of you.

We hope you'll come to Anno Domini this Thursday night so that District 3 (downtown) San Jose City Council candidate Don Gagliardi can meet you. Don understands how important art is to one's life and community. Even if you don't live in District 3, it's going to be vital to get him into office because all of San Jose will be impacted by the way downtown values (or doesn't value) the arts and their creators. (There's many ways to help even if you're not a D3 resident that we'll discuss.)

Art isn't just a thing, it's people. And we want Don to see your faces, hear your stories and keep in mind your dreams of the life we want here in San Jose when he's making important decisions that will affect us all should he get a seat on the San Jose City Council. Let's make sure that happens, we need progressive city leadership towards the art and soul of our city.

Facebook event page here.

Don Gagliardi Meet & Greet
Thursday, March 13th, 7pm
Anno Domini
366 So. First St.
Downtown San Jose

Cc: Art Walk Photo Booth Photos Posted

The Leadership San Jose's Cc: Art Walk Photo Booth was slammed all night long last Friday night during the Art Walk. If you made it in, you can check out all the photos here. Vote for your favorites - winners get great prizes!

Sexpartite In Nuance at Works Gallery Schedule

Sexpartite In Nuance
a fine art bodypaint and installation mashup between Trina Merry and Theresa Because with human canvases, video team, and installation crews

Friday, March 7, 7-10pm
Opening Reception
Join us for first Friday art walk and experience bodypaint first hand! Wear clothes you don’t care about and come play messy twister with us and a life-sized, anatomically correct operation board all involving bodypaint! Also see a special bodypaint performance where our art alive galleries will become a giant skull and create an infinity sign out of painted umbrellas all to the sultry tunes of Tom Waits!
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 8, 12-6pm
Trina and Theresa mash up to create a black and white living installation where two models will be camoflauged into the installation. This will definitely make you look twice and is a fun energetic work to see created live.
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 9, 2-5pm
Bodypaint workshop
Special exhibition reduced rate $75

Try out bodypaint yourself! We will be doing a step-by-step workshop where Trina will guide you from start to finish to create your very own bodypainting. Make sure to bring your cameras—this will be a fun memory to capture. Materials provided. Bring your own model. (if you are stumped on where to get models, try your significant other, Facebook, model mayhem or hire one of our experienced art alive gallery models for $100). Sign up by emailing

Friday, March 14, 12-8pm
In this light, delicate re-interpretation of a living sculpture, Trina and Theresa combine bodypaint and paper cutouts to create a beautiful, highly detailed piece that will enchant you and leave you staring. Live opera with Giovanna Saldana from 7 to 8pm.
Free and open to the public

Saturday, March 15, 8am-10pm
Explore your inner self: witness a human sculpture coming to life as Trina creates a temple out of human bodies and come participate with Theresa as she makes a mandala live.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 20, 6-9pm
Performance art workshop
Special exhibition reduced rate $10

Come train alongside our awesome art alive gallery models and try out performance art for yourself. This is a great way to meet and connect with the art alive gallery team on a meaningful level.
Sign up by emailing

Friday, March 21, 12-6pm
“Reflections” today we explore the concept of reflections. How do we see ourselves in others? How do we reflect our environments? How are we connected and reflected? Come see our beautiful living installation and performance art that delves deeper into the psyche. Enjoy a special collaboration with Santa Clara County Poet Laureate David Perez.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 22
8am-6pm live painting, 7-10pm closing reception
“Objectified” Our role as humans living in an urban lifestyle seems to be following the trends of our peers, our community, and the media we are fed. Is this our job? We do have choices, right? Do the living spaces that surround us own us or do we own them? Our Objectified series poses these questions and allows viewers to come up with answers by creating a conversation within the self. What is all this stuff in my living space and why do I choose these material items? There seems to be a sort of cohesive relationship built between animate and inanimate objects in the home. We want to entice you to explore four powerful examples of common living spaces that will come alive through human models fashioned with body paint.

Come see the RV—first time exhibited in the Bay Area. And a brand new room created just for this special exhibitions closing reception. Enjoy a special tasting of themed foods inspired by the installations (suggested donation of $8 for the tasting, entry is free)
Free and open to the public.

Membership offer:
All people who join as new members of Works/San José during the month of March will receive a special signed 5”x7″ print from the “Objectified” series.

Works Gallery
365 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

March 6, 2014


Join us for the March 7th South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk, 7pm-11pm, free and open to the public. Brand new exhibitions, live music, special events and performances in 20 venues all in the San Jose downtown core.

Visit the website for the full line up.

Downloadable MAP here.

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