The 2013 Annual Art Exhibition and Auction events at the San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art (ICA) provide unique opportunities for art enthusiasts and
collectors to view and purchase artwork by the rising stars and celebrated
artists whose work reflects the scope of California’s vibrant and eclectic
styles and interests. Silent and Live Auction goers can bid on a wide
range of work including paintings, photography, works on paper, sculpture,
mixed media and installation pieces. All ICA’s innovative exhibitions and
“The ICA’s annual auction exhibition is a ‘finger on the pulse’ presentation
of what’s going on in the contemporary visual art scene throughout the state,”
explains ICA Executive Director, Cathy Kimball. Among the donated works,
this year’s auction exhibition will include exceptional works from nationally
and internationally acclaimed artists including Fletcher Benton, Clive
McCarthy, Manuel Neri and Gustavo Ramos Rivera. The ICA is also very
excited to welcome new artists to the auction gallery for the
first time, including Los Angeles-based artists Christopher Reynolds,
Atilio Pernisco, Chris Trueman and Hilary Baker.
The 2013 Auction Exhibition runs from September 28th to October 26th.
The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 12th. This
popular and lively event features an eclectic mix of works in a variety of
mediums that will excite novice and long-time art collectors and enthusiasts
alike. The first auction lot cloes at 7pm and the last/3rd auction lot closes
at 8pm. Guests are invited to mix and mingle in the gallery until 10pm.
Admission is free. A cash bar will be provided and light cocktail fare
will be served.
I'm honored to have a piece in the annual auction at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. I have a print in the silent auction. Join the party tonight, Oct 12,6pm-10pm, see some great art and maybe go home with piece or two. Preview the works online: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjJK7EPb
For more information, to buy tickets or bidders cards, click here to visit the ICA's website.
HALLOWED... To Respect or Honor Greatly. Opening night Artist Salon will be held Sat Oct.
The MPC Printmakers are exhibiting at Felix Kulpa Gallery, in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, May 1-26. Opening reception is Friday, May 3rd, 6pm-9pm. The show "Myths, Lies & Legends" includes work that is in some way based on popular or cultural myths and legends, as well as personal narratives or stories. I have two pieces on the wall, and two prints in the bin. My work is based on the crow and raven, a reoccurring presence in many myths, stories, and folklore. The MPC Printmakers are a fine arts print club based out of Monterey, CA. I have been a member of the organization since 2010.
I have two monotype prints in this group show, running from May 3 - 27, 2012. Below is the press release followed by the gallery postcard.
“Kindred: Connections Through Printmaking”
MPC Printmakers at Felix Kulpa Gallery
The MPC Printmakers present “Kindred: Connections Through Printmaking,” a stunning and thought-provoking exhibition of new work at the Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz, May 3-May 27, 2012.
This group of emerging and professional artists explores aspects of kinship using new and traditional methods. Images range from the abstract to the familiar, and include etchings, woodblocks, screen prints, monotypes, photoetchings, and mixed media prints.
Since 2005, the MPC Printmakers (with support from Monterey Peninsula College) has provided a forum for sharing work and ideas. They seek to advance the understanding and appreciation of fine art printmaking with workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and the sale of unique prints and hand-printed cards.
Membership in the MPC Printmakers is free and open to all fine art printmakers. For more information, check out their website: www.mpcprintmakers.org
Meet the artists at the opening reception, Friday, May 4, 5:00-9:00pm at the Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz. Gallery hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 12:00-5:00pm and by appointment. 408-373-2854. Free admission; wheelchair accessible.
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