July 12, 2016




Presented by Gutfreund Cornett Art and UniteWomen.org
KALEID Gallery, San Jose, California

Artists reception: July 16, 2016, 4:30 – 7 p.m. with Artists' talks at 5pm. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition dates: July 5 – 30, 2016,

Envision, conceive of, imagine . . . In this turbulent time of political changes, women’s rights, social, racial, gender and economic inequality, global conflicts, cultural instability, reproductive choice/health care issues, and environmental challenges of overconsumption and resource scarcity – how do we effect positive change through art? How do we listen, speak our minds, include, and act in collaboration or alone across generational differences, races, identities and cultures, to build our future, locally and globally?

VISION seeks to bring self-identified women artists into dialogue, retracing an account of the past manifesting in the present, to address major social themes, to define and bring forth what is important to themselves, their families, their communities, our nation and the world at large with art that either reflects on past injustices or focuses on a vision for a more positive, empowering future.

Gutfreund Cornett Art and UniteWomen.org ask self-identified women artists to respond to and take an active role in this conversation, to create an exhibition in all mediums and genres, art that ranges from literal to poetic, abstract to representational, and psychological, to social and political commentary, art that represents the prismatic, collective vision for our future, that inspires communities and provides a framework for true innovation in our time.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION JURORS: Suzanne Gray/Seager Gray Gallery, and Michelle Nye/SFMOMA Artists Gallery

Three works by each juror will be chosen from the approximately thirty-five installed works pieces to receive Special Recognition and these artists will receive an exhibition catalog. These pieces will be highlighted within the gallery, in the print and online galleries, at the top of the Gutfreund Cornett Art online gallery and on the UniteWomen.org website.


Diyar Al Jazzi, Tara Booth, Nellien Brewer, Sara Cole, Spooky Boobs Collective, Katherine Collins, Lynn Dau, Emily Dvorin, Beth Fein, Lindsay Garcia, Yolanda Guerra, J Howard, Blond Jenny, Jennifer Jones, Joanna L. Kao, Marky Kauffmann, Eileen Kressel, Beth Lakamp, Mido Lee, Rebecca Levine, Kathryn McDonnell, Victoria Helena Mihatovic, Beverly Mills, Sarah Nguyen, Min Kim Park, Amy Pleasant, Michele Poindexter, Remedios Rapoport, Cherie Redlinger, Caren Helene Rudman, Sondra Schwetman, SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, Nastassja Swift, Cynthia Tom, Natalie Waldburger, Ruth Waters, Corinne Whitaker, Janice Whiting, and Tina Ybarra


In order to accommodate as many viewpoints as possible and expand the conversation beyond the physical limitations of the museum, additional works were selected to be shown in a looped slideshow in the gallery:

Salma Arastu, Lynn Arnold, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Andrea Borsuk, Andrea Broyles, Carolyn Cohen, Linda King Ferguson, Anitra Frazier, Sara Friedlander, Sara Gallo, Caryl Gaubatz, Linda Gleitz, Tricia Grame, Georgie Humphries, Uma Rani Iyli, Shabnam Mottaghi, Olivia Jane, Kathryn Jill Johnson, Thuy Linh Kang, Kristin Kempa, Sameh Khalatbari, J. L. King, Epiphany Knedler, Susan Kraft, Biljana Kroll, Krista Machovina, Stela Mandel, Juliet Mevi, Jennifer Mondfrans, Jelisa Peterson, Sara Petitt, Lorena Pugh, Trix Rosen, Gerri Russell, Pallavi Sharma, Marlene Siff, Sean Sterzer, Elka Stevens, Kim Tepe, Diana Tremaine, and Jennifer Weigel with Laurel Luckey


Gutfreund Cornett Art is a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and create social change. Karen Gutfreund and Sherri Cornett are Curator/Exhibition Directors, Arts Administrators and practicing artists. Gutfreund has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, Arc Gallery and the Pacific Art League. With degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, she is a consultant to galleries and for private and corporate collections. Over the past six years, Gutfreund has focused on creating exhibitions for women artists that travel around the country. Sherri Cornett, with degrees in political science and art, has a long history of advocacy, activism and campaign work around issues of human rights, women's rights, environment, education and the arts, in board leadership, as an employee and as a volunteer. She focuses on socially-engaged projects in her own art and the projects she directs. Cornett has created international exhibition opportunities for women artists as Director of the Women's Caucus for Art's Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, an art-based cultural exchange in China, and as Co-Director ofWomen + Body, an exhibition in South Korea.


UniteWomen.org seeks to equip and empower women to use their strengths, talents, and skills to further their participation as equal, valued voices in their communities, speaking out about the inequity of women’s experiences as citizens in their communities, their nations, and the world. Its mission is to change the social and cultural conversation to bring about awareness of the benefits and the necessity of inclusion, providing a collective voice for women in all processes that affect their lives. Its objective is to cultivate the edification of society on these issues in order to make effective change that will improve the lives of women. Achieving these goals allows them to effectively empower women and girls to be equal, active participants in society, as well as in the political realm of our countries. A country cannot reach its highest potential until the voices of all citizens are acknowledged and manifested in a way that will positively impact the evolution of humanity.

View works online: http://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/gallery-vision.html

Contact: Sherri Cornett and/or Karen Gutfreund atgca@gutfreundcornettart.com

KALEIDlogo_160 88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando) San Jose, CA 95112 info@KALEIDGallery.com 408-947-1785Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm Free admission

Find Beauty in the Streets of San Jose This Summer

Find Beauty in the Streets of San Jose This Summer via KQED Arts.

Some San Jose street art history featuring Shepard Fairey (aka Obey Giant), a myriad of interesting and vibrant murals by talented local artists, and ArtMap SJ to show you the way.

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: p2.gg/af5

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
TICKETS: http://www.artful.ly/theendoftime
(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

For more more information please visit www.galleryAD.com or email: rEvolution@galleryAD.com

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 FRPArt.org 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 Content-Magazine.com.

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