March 15, 2015

TWO BUCK Tuesday March 17th at KALEID Gallery

Join us at KALEID Gallery for this upcoming TWO BUCK Tuesday, March 17th, 7pm-10pm!

Come enjoy an inspired evening of performances, live painting, $2 art, drop-in sketching table & quirky people get together! It’s open to all ages and free!

Participating Artists include:
Dancer Zenna Weigant will model for a 2 hour still life drawing session, hosted by the infamous David Mejia! Paper and pencils will be provided if you don't already have your own.

Legendary Al Preciado will be doing an all ages demo of his sculptures on a stick. "Can I sculpt a hummingbird?" YES! Hummingbirds, Angels, superheroes and MORE!

Remember when you wanted to learn two dimensional concepts, but couldn't find the time or the right teacher? Well, our very own rock star James Pollard will be in house doing just that!

Thomas Morrow will be here freezing time with his camera and marking our place in history. So make sure to bring your best smiles!

"Man! I wish i could melt minds with super intricate mandala sharpie sketches like my hero Jojo Perea!" You're in luck, because Jojo will be spreading his knowledge of his mind melting techniques.

After seeing all this amazing art, you're probably gonna need to heal your now blown mind. Well luckily for you Jessica Neideffer will be on sight repairing mind, body, and soul with her sound healing bowls.

Alfred Preciado and Friends
Michael Borja
Steve Borelli
Jojo Perea
Gary Singh

TWO BUCK Tuesday is March 17th, 7pm-10pm!

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

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

Frances Marin Wins the Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Art Contest

Congratulations to Frances Marin for winning the most audience votes for the Cinequest x Phantom Galleries Live Art Contest this year!

MIke Borja

Denis Korkh

We'd like to thank all three artists: Michael Borja, Denis Korkh and Frances Marin for their exceptional creativity and talent during this year's event: and a special thank you to Cinequest for once again including us in their amazing film festival!

EYE TEA Exhibit at the Citadel April 11th

Studio 1039 and AtreyArt present “EYE TEA,” a lively art exhibition on Saturday April 11th, 2015 from 7-11:00 p.m. at the Citadel Gallery in San Jose, CA . The one night pop-up event is free and open to the public. Come view this amazing show featuring over 40 artists reflecting on the effect of social media in the modern world here in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Live music will be performed by: Chris Reed, Sweet Hayah, and MC-Dj Mandiesl

Co-curated by Erica Atreya and Thérèsa Merchant, the EYE TEA exhibition showcases work across a variety of mediums, including photography, painting and installation. From utilizing social media to share work, to confronting the possibility of theft or plagiarism, social media has specific consequences for artists. EYE TEA (as in I.T.) originally refers to Information Technology used to create, develop and support computers and the Internet. The artwork reflects both positive and negative responses that have arisen out of using these now ubiquitous machines and information technology. Not only does Information Technology (I.T.) help us organize and do various tasks far more easily, it also gives us the power to connect information and people from both across the street and across the world. What we are facing is a growing revolution in our social structures as a result

Saturday, April 11th, 7–11pm

The Citadel Gallery

199 Martha Street
San Jose, California 95112

1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festval and Bicycle Show

Come celebrate the Santa Clara Valley's rich bicycling history and culture with our racing, road, recreational, mountain, custom, cruiser, fixie, vintage and lowrider bicycling communities and kick off National Bike Month!!!

The Festival is a collaboration of History San Jose (, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers and Gooseneck Bicycles.

Tours of the exhibit, Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880, in the Clyde Arbuckle Gallery.

Free bicycle valet parking will be provided by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Bring your children to the kids' space, hosted by San Josè Bike Party and San Josè Kidz Bike Party, for activities, face painting, balloon artistry, bicycle decorating, a children’s bicycle parade and parent chill out time.

Bring and show your bicycles and have them judged in the following categories: cruisers, custom, lowrider, vintage, fixies, kids, mountain, road and racing bikes.

The Hellyer Velodrome [the Northern California Velodrome Association] and the San Jose Bicycle Club will host a racing area. San Jose Bike Polo will host demonstration games. SJ Fixed Gear will offer fixed gear trick riding demonstrations AND! the Amgen Tour of California will be in the house! Stage 3 of this year's race starts and finishes in San Jose on May 12th.

Historian and author Dr. Andrew Ritchie will speak about History San Jose’s 1842 Lefebvre, thought to be the world’s oldest bicycle. Nationally known, Janet Lafleur, women’s cycling advocate and the author of the "One Woman. Many Bicycles" blog will give a talk and George Mount and champion racers from the 1960s through the 1990s will share their history.

DJ Malcolm Lee will be in the house with sound and tunes by the Guerillaz in Da Mixx (GiDM).

Sunday May 3rd, 11am–6pm
$5 admission at the gate with or without show bike, Children 10 and under free

History Park at Kelley Park
San Jose, California 95112

Visit the Facebook event page for more information:

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]

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] 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

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