November 16, 2014

TWO BUCK Tuesday Nov. 18th at KALEID Gallery

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

Tuesday November 18th, 7–10pm, free & all ages.

Live painting and demos by:
Jeffrey Bramschreiber
Brandon Anderton
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Mark Martinez
Michael David Denning
Al Preciado, Jay Cee and Nekyua
James Pollard
Noggin Mojica
Erica Arteya
Steve Borelli
Jennifer Blake
April Burton
Darius Alexander
Dave Mejia
Vanessa Callanta
and Alexander Creationz will have delicious cheesecakes for sale

Music by DJ Blaze

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

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

HARK! Holiday Exhibition & Sale December 5th

Artwork by: (left) Joe Barajas, (center) Denis Korkh, (right) Jamie Azevedo

SAVE THE DATE for the KALEID Gallery annual HARK! Holiday Exhibition and Sale!

60+ Artists from KALEID Gallery and our broader art community participate in this exciting festive event. Multiple works by each artist will be available at holiday gift giving prices. Hundreds of one of a kind paintings, sculpture and jewelry will be available beginning First Friday December 5th at 7pm through January 16, 2015. First come, first served-all works may be taken home at the time of purchase.

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

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

”Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves” at Studio Bongiorno

SVAC ”Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves” at Studio Bongiorno
featuring: Janet Trenchard, Terry Adams, Mary-Marcia Casoly, Bea Garth & Chris Arcus, Howard Pugh and Al Preciado.

This exhibit addresses the problems of human suffering along with environmental issues that result from that suffering.

Greed & the loss of a connection with the world is due to the grasping of one's self.

Our current ways of living needs to change. It is crucial to have a balance with nature so we can continue to feel the world. Through action, education & meditation, we can all be a part of the solution.

Cafe Discussion Night: Nov. 21st, 7:30-10:30 PM
(on the topic of "Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves"):
Sanhita Datta Ph.D, professor of Environmental Science at SJCC
Carolann Espino, environmentalist artist and Reiki Master
Alex Casbara, environmental activist 
Ruby Rutledge, philosopher of Greek, Asian & Comparative studies 
Lynn Rogers, New Age minister, artist and author 
Phil Bongiorno, artist, gallery owner 
Bea Garth (artist, poet, president of SVAC) will act as Moderator. 
Audience participation invited

Exhibition dates: Nov. 7th -- Dec. 5th, 2014
For more info visit:

Studio Bongiorno
500 Lincoln St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
PH: 408 217-9346

November 2, 2014

NOV. 7th South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk

Join us for the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk this Friday November 7th, 7pm–11pm! Downtown San Jose's SoFA District (& beyond).

A self-guided nighttime tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are FREE & open to the public.

This Friday's Art Walk includes 15 new exhibit openings, 7 exhibits still on view (but closing soon) and several special performances in venues along the route.


Anno Domini–366 S. 1st St.
On view in galleryONE: "In the Cave We Dance" by Joseph Loughborough (UK) solo exhibition
On view in galleryTWO: "The Bride Series" by Cake (Brooklyn, NY) solo exhibition
Outside of A.D.: Knight Cities Challenge Info Booth

Art Ark Gallery- 1035 S. 6th St.
“The More the Merrier V” Salon-Style Art Exhibition

The Citadel Art Gallery–199 Martha St.
Exhibitions by Sonya Kleshik and Kris Patton

KALEID Gallery- 88 S. 4th St.
“Scavengers and Cannibals” new works by Julie Bilyeu
"People and Places” wearable art by Mariya Milovidova

MACLA- 510 S. 1st St.
UNMASKED an exhibition on real and re-imagined superheroes.
Future Arts Now! hip-hop dance youth performance

Seeing Things Gallery- 30 N. 3rd St.
“Full Bellies And Empty Calories” by Sean Boyles

Works San Jose- 365 S. Market St.
“The Public is Personal” and Benefit Auction Preview

ZERO1 Garage- 439 S. 1st St.
Karolina Sobecka//“ The Cloud Collection”

Cafe Stritch–374 S. 1st St.
“No Zen Intended” solo exhibition by Kevin Tschaen

Caffé Frascati- 315 S. 1st St.
Opera Night presented by First Street Singers.

Circle-A Skateboard Shop–108 Paseo De San Antonio Walk
“Landscapes, Dreamscapes and Girlscapes” solo exhibition by Joseph Demaree

Discover San Jose- 150 S. 1st St.
Artist of the month: Tana Hart, Teezhandsuds
Live music by special guests: Samurai Gypsies
Local food sampling by All Honey Apiary

Downtown Yoga Shala– 450 S. 1st St.
New works by Jonathan and Joella Kermit

First to Market Restaurant–399 S. 1st St.
Community Arts Mosaic

Pho69- 321 S. 1st St.
Phantom Galleries presents “Definitely Not Digital:” an excursion into the abstract and surreal by artist Tom Dytko.

Psycho Donuts- 288 S. 2nd St.
Ongoing group exhibit.

The Sliding Door Co.–355 S. 1st St.
Oboist, Glenda Bates
Artist, Supraja Kolluri & Shishyia Art

South First Billiards–420 S. 1st St.
“Hope for Change” benefit Action for Children Zambia.

The Studio Climbing Gym- 396 S. 1st St.
“H2Ography: Undersea Images” by Dave Conner

TechShop San Jose- 300 S. 2nd St.
TechShop Collaborative Mosaic.

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For full listing of events and information: please visit or call 408-271-5155

The South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk event is produced by Two Fish Design
in partnership with the participating art organizations and independent businesses.

REMINDER: Knight Cities Challenge Grant Proposals Due Nov. 14th

Knight Cities Challenge Grant:

The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators – activists, designers, artists, planning professionals, hackers, architects, city officials, companies, educators, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, block captains, social workers, neighbors, anyone – who will take hold of the future of our cities.

From a pool of $5 million we're awarding grants at the city, neighborhood and block levels - and all sizes in between. No project is too small - so long as the idea is big.

We are looking for fresh ideas that focus on one or more of these three key drivers of city success: attracting and retaining talented people, expanding economic opportunity, and creating a culture of civic engagement.

DEADLINE: November 14th!

READ UP on the Knight Cities Challenge article on KQED Arts by Brian Eder:

October 20, 2014

TWO BUCK Tuesday at KALEID Tonight!

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

TWO BUCK Tuesday Oct. 21st, 7pm–10pm
Free & open to the public. Free street parking after 6pm.
KALEID Gallery 88 S. 4th St., downtown San Jose

Participating Artists:

Mark Martinez - Live painting 

Al Preciado, Nekyua, and Jay Cee - Live Painting

Jesse Nelson – will do your portrait for a small fee.

Brande Barrett

Steve Borelli - Live art

Dave Mejia – will do your portrait for a small fee.


Darius Alexander - Live art

Matt Lopez – Live art

Michael David Denning - Live art

Dug Stanat – Live Sculpting 

Ryan McBride – Live Painting 

James Pollard – Live painting 

Deborah Merchant – Retail Therapy Jewelry

Noggin Mojica – Live art

Thomas Morrow Photography

Thérèsa Merchant – Live painting 

Nora Hendrickson – Will have mini canvasses for $2 that people can use to make their own version of her art.

LIve Music by:

Gianfranco and Griff
The squeeze box & The devil’s box – from 8 to 9

The Narrators

TWO BUCK Tuesday Oct. 21st, 7pm–10pm
Free & open to the public. Free street parking after 6pm.

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

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

Michael Denning Exhibit at SLG Art Boutiki

Michael Denning is a San Jose artist who has curated and shown work extensively for the past ten years in Half Moon Bay, San Jose and San Mateo. He is a co-director of Heart of Chaos Artisan Collective and co-owner of Zenning Clothing. His latest exhibit is an autobiographical show explaining his life experiences and how they were catalysts for his art and the healing process involved as well as highlights of his work in community outreach and activism.

“My goal as an artist is to provoke thought, inspire change and invoke in others the desire to create for themselves. My primary medium is collage, but I also do painting, meditative drawing, photography and design work for musicians. I’ve always been artistic, with an overwhelming need to create. I chose collage as my medium because it allows me to take society and reflect it back at itself. Having had a troubled youth with drugs, suicide, severe depression and abuse, Art has been my saving grace.”

There will also be live painting and live music.

Opening Reception: October 25, 2014 7-10pm
Exhibit runs through Nov. 25, 2014

SLG Art Boutiki
44 Race St., San Jose CA

"Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves" at Studio Bongiormo

SVAC presents "Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves" 

Opening Reception: Nov. 7th, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Exhibition dates: November 7th through December 5th
Studio Bongiorno, 500 Lincoln St., Santa Clara, CA PH: 408 217-9346

The "Healing The Planet, Healing Ourselves" exhibit addresses the problem of human suffering as well as environmental issues that result from this suffering.  Our current ways of living need to change. Through action, education, and meditation, we can all be part of the solution.  Greed and loss of connection, due to grasping at self, has led to a new awareness.  It is crucial to have a balance of nature in order to continue feeding the world and us. First, we must heal ourselves of this grasping to become a strong voice for change.  As a part of this healing we must realize our true nature as compassionate beings, and remove the delusions that cause us to be unaware of this nature. It is the process of learning how to see clearly that we have this nature.
Nature needs no lessons on how to survive: we do.  Today, as we work towards healing our differences, and ourselves, more of us are becoming a positive catalyst for change. We are starting to move in the right direction!
As artists we have a responsibility to bring awareness of these issues to the public.  The arts have always been important to world history and we are proud to be part of this exhibit.
Thank You,
The Artists of the Silicon Valley Artists' Collaborative (SVAC)

Elsa Aguirre, Tracy Baca, Marield Berry, Phil Bongiorno, Antonio Castro, Steve Chehy, Vince Cantelmo, Syd Dunton, Midori Endo, Carolann Espino, Bea Garth, Lucy Ghelfi, Bill Halleck, Robert Knight, Lori Krein, Jon Kwak, Theresa Merchant with Alex Casbara, Kris Miller, Peter Moen, Kim Munson, Elizabeth Parashis, Al Preciado with Pia Distefano, James Pollard, Howard Pugh, Inna Razmakhova, Joe Bastida Rodriguez, Lynn Rogers, Ruby Rutledge, Carolyn Silvas.

SVAC (Silicon Valley Artists' Collaborative)

July 13, 2014

TWO BUCK Tuesday _ July 15th

This Tuesday is KALEID Gallery's monthly artist and quirky people get together featuring live art, demos, live music and $2 original art to take home!

TWO BUCK Tuesday, July 15th, 7:00pm–10:00pm.
Free & open to the public.

Participating Artists:

Jeff Bramschreiber- soft or oil pastel or silver-point demo

Thomas Morrow

Steve Borelli

Amy Street

Brande Barrett

Anthony Barbaria

Randall Vogel and Lazy Bones Studios

Kathy Adams

Al Preciado and friends

plus Eric Jimenez will be composing brief poems on the night's encounters and doodling.

Live musical performance by Chris Reed.
"Local singer-songwriter Chris Reed blends reggae, folk and pop, and sings his heart out, all while giving it a really laid back, beach-town Sublime feel." ~Aaron Carnes, METRO

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

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


Coming up THIS Saturday is the third FREMONT UNDERGROUND Social Experience event!

Invite some friends for a great night out!

Free & open to the public - plenty of free parking.

Town Fair Shopping Center
39112 State Street (@ Capitol Ave)
Fremont, California 94538

Participating Artists:
Alex Hwang
Alicia Kim
Anthony Barbaria
Big Slick Photography
Bows & Clouds
Brandon Selph
David Mejia
Dug Stanat
Erica Atreya
Jesse Nelson
Jinal Shah
Jo Anne Yada
Joe Perea
John Thomason
Joseph Rodriguez
Jude S. Silva
Kolors of Earth Jewelry
Laura DeLeon
Luna Park Chalk Art Festival
Masetas Rotas
Matthew Cartwright
Megan Wood
Michael Denning
Michael Foley
Mim Art
Naomi Fisher
Sara Mithra
South Bay Circus Collective
Thomas Morrow
Vanessa Callanta
+ live performances and 2 Pop Up Galleries!

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