Archive for January, 2010

Howard Ikemoto at Triton Museum of Art

Posted by erin on January 6th, 2010

Survey Reveals the Depths of Ikemoto’s Painting

By Erin Goodwin-Guerrero


Howard Ikemoto’s large abstraction, Shozuku, 1995, Enamel on paper

If you saw the 2007 exhibition of Howard Ikemoto’s small landscape watercolors at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, perhaps you wondered if Ikemoto, an artist/professor with a long history of influence in the South Bay area, still painted on canvas. The current Triton Museum’s survey exhibition of his painting from watercolor through abstraction and symbolic landscapes on canvas answers that question and shows a fascinating continuum between the abstract and the representational.


Ikemoto’s Empty Boat at Midnight, 2008, Acrylic on Canvas



Posted by erin on January 5th, 2010

“Arts District” Seeks New Arts Residents

Local artist and Martha Gardens resident Tony May contacted ARTSHIFT last week to post information about an interesting property in the City of San Jose’s designated arts district that is coming onto the market. We agreed that this could be an opportunity to attract more artists and arts-related individuals to locate in the area. We thought it was a good idea to let our readers know of such opportunities.



The property is located at 847 South Third Street and is about to come back on the market. It is a charming old Victorian that has experienced some hard times but still possesses real character. It is currently set up as a duplex (How about this for a couple of graduate artists that want to stay local?) but it would be easily returned to a single unit if so desired. Located on an extra extra large lot it has great potential for a big sunny garden and/or building addition. Sheds in the rear with alley access could make a great pottery or sculpture studio. Its location makes it an easy walk from the South 1st Street galleries and other downtown theatre, music and visual art attractions. Being sold as a foreclosed property, it could be a real bargain.

For more information interested parties may contact:



DRE # 01148865

408-947-0303 office

408-313-2035 cell

408-273-6864 direct fax