February 4, 2015

FEB. 6th South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk

Taco de Ojo by Latino Toons at Anno Domini Feb. 6th.

The 10th year anniversary of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk kicks off this Friday, February 6th at 7pm. 20 galleries and indie venues have great exhibitions and special performances lined up, all free and open to the public.

View the full exhibition schedule and download the map here at the event page.

Cinequest Live Art Contest Artists Announced

(clockwise) Denis Korkh, Michael Borja, Frances Marin

Phantom Galleries is proud to once again partner with the Cinequest Film Festival on the festival's Live Art Contest to be held February 25 - March 8, 2015 at the Camera12 Cinemas. This year is our 7th year collaborating and is a special 25th year anniversary for Cinequest.

The selected artists: Denis Korkh, Michael Borja and Frances Marin, will create their visual interpretation of the festival's theme: "The Power of Creating".

We encourage everyone to stop by and visit the artists painting live during the festival and vote for your favorite one!

Visit the CINEQUEST website for festival & ticket information here.

Art Supply Swap Meet Feb. 7th at KALEID

Got a few too many art supplies taking up valuable studio space? Then it's time for a little winter purge! Bring your unwanted art supplies down to KALEID Gallery for a good old fashioned Art Supply Swap Meet! There are no booth fees, but space is limited. If you're interested in participating please email us at info[at]kaleidgallery.com

January 19, 2015

TWO BUCK Tuesday at KALEID Gallery

Join us for our monthly artists and quirky people get together featuring live art, demos, and $2 original art to take home!

Tuesday January 20th 7–10pm
free & open to the public

Participating artists:
Al Preciado
Jay Cee
Mark Martinez
James Pollard
Erica Atreya
David Mejia
Noggin Mojica
Silk screen demo by Nelson Barneond
Sculpting by Dug Stanat
Skateboard art by Joe Perea

KALEID Gallery
88 S. 4th St.
Downtown San Jose
free street parking after 6pm.

New ArtBox by LAuruS Myth

work in progress

Look for a new ArtBox by LAuruS Myth at the corner of 10th & Keyes in San Jose!

If you're an artist that's interested in connecting with community through your art please contact us at info[at]PhantomGalleries.com and we'll send you more details on how to participate.

Joyce McEwen Crawford Exhibit at Triton Museum

Metamorphosis In this exhibition, artist Joyce McEwen Crawford takes us on a personal journey of overcoming adversity and the growth that is found through the introspective gaze.

Artist's reception Friday, February 20th from 6–8pm
Exhibition dates: February 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

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

January 14, 2015

OtherLife Art Workshops at TechShop San Jose

Artist David Canavese of OtherLife Art announces a series of workshops at TechShop San Jose.

Friday January 23rd & Saturday 24th (2 separate offerings)
Do you enjoy the aesthetic of 8-bit or 16-bit videogames, or love the look of games like Minecraft? A lot of little dots can really add up to something neat! Drawing something one dot at a time might seem overwhelming at first, but in this class, you’ll learn how this “digital pointillism” is really fun and easy!

Learn the basics of creating pixel artwork in Photoshop, including videogame characters (known as “sprites”) as well as landscapes and architecture. Though the class will focus mainly on 2D pixel art (as seen in “sidescroller” video games), you will also gain a basic understanding of isometric (“3D”) pixel art.

Friday January 23rd & Saturday January 24th (2 separate offerings)
Learn basic papercraft skills as an outlet for your creative side in this class. Papercraft is a fun, impressive, inexpensive art form, versatile enough to create just about anything you can imagine!

In this class you will learn about design, construction methods, layering, part-cutting using precision scissors and hobby knives, piece placement, and gluing techniques. Use all of these and more to complete a small paper spaceship model designed by the instructor, or create your own project from scratch!

Saturday January 24th & Friday January 30th (2 separate offerings)
In this class, you will create lightweight sculptures from wire and expanding insulation foam--a fun medium with nearly endless potential! Learn how to control this challenging yet fun medium to create durable organic shapes that dry quickly. Practice armature building and foam application techniques, discover different textures you can achieve with foam, and find out how to avoid common pitfalls from an artist with several years’ experience with this foam.

This foam can be cut easily, so subtractive methods are also possible. Learn how the foam “behaves”, practice existing techniques or create your own! Your imagination is the only limit.

For signup info, please contact:
TechShop San Jose
300 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 916-4144
Email: info.sj@techshop.com

Untouched/ Corrupted at the Citadel Sat. Jan. 24th

Anthony Palomo and Al Preciado present Paintings and Sculptures in Untouched/ Corrupted Saturday, January 24th, 7-11pm.

Music by: Containher, Josh Waldman, Joe Knight

The Citadel Art Complex
199 Martha (at 5th)
Downtown San Jose

KALEID Gallery Feature Exhibitions for First Friday February

The South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk kicks off its 10th year on February 6th. KALEID Gallery will have two new solo exhibitions of all new work by Michael Borja, and Fernando Amaro, Jr.

Come out from 7–11pm and meet the artists, enjoy live music and check out all the venues downtown San Jose.

KALEID Gallery
88 So. First St.
San Jose, CA

Cyclone Art Studio Workshops

Cyclone Art Studio is holding workshops by the esteemed Michael Cutlip and Heather Wilcoxon this February 2015.

Saturday, 10am to 4 pm

Micheal Cutlip is a mixed media painter extraordinaire. A recent exhibition of
Cutlip's at K. Imperial Fine Art in San Francisco was reviewed by SF Chronicle's
Art Critic Kenneth Baker. Baker said "Adhering collage elements to panels on
which he can also paint, Cutlip gives just the right heft to his compositions, a
balancing act that many who work in this vein never perfect." Cutlip is
represented by several nationwide fine art galleries. Cutlip is preparing to
demonstrate a wealth of collage techniques and students will have the
opportunity to work on four works on panel under Cutlip's sage mixed-media
tutelage. This is a mixed media workshop with an emphasis on collage, image
transfer (Xerox) and the use of paint. There will be demos on collage
technique, image transfer with gel medium, and a unique finishing process
that gives a sort of patina using oils. However, the freedom of the process
will be encouraged. No set rules will be in place. Our goal will be for the
artwork to take its own path…one move will lead to the next.

The use of the found object will also be encouraged. We will discuss the
dangers of working with multiple mediums and how to bring all the elements
together into one harmonious vision.

Saturday, 10am to 4 pm
Heather Wilcoxon is an accomplished, award-winning artist who received her
MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1988. She has exhibited both
nationally and internationally. Her work is in several permanent collections
including The American University Museum, Washington DC, The Fine Arts
Museum, Auchenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts in San Francisco, the De
Saisset Museum and Triton Museum in Santa Clara and the Di Rosa Preserve in
Napa, California. She has received several fellowship awards including two
from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, New York, three painting grants from
the Buck Foundation in Marin County and two residency fellowships from the
Djerassi Artist Residency Program and The Stonehouse Artist Program in
California. She is also been nominated 3 times for a SECA award from
SFMOMA. In this workshop, Wilcoxon will lead the group in several projects of
"exquisite corpse" works on paper, and then demonstrate the integration of
the works into a several works on panel.

For more information, visit: www.cycloneartstudio.com/workshops.html

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