What’s Up? Late May/Early June, 2008

The Rostel Gallery, located in Dunsmuir, California, and run by John Rickard and Rika Noda, announces a workshop in alternative processes in photography by SJSU Professor Brian Taylor on June 11th, 12th and 13th. Throughout June they are exhibiting the work Horse Backs, by Mimi Plumb whose photographs were recently seen in San Jose, at Space 47.

Paula Peirera, SJSU MFA graduate, who curates the San Francisco based Right Window Gallery, announces the opening of The Gypsis’ Tent, work by San Jose artist Ema Harris-Sintamarian, on June 8th , 4-6pm.

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists announces its 16th annual Clay and Glass Festival, scheduled for the 12th and 13th of July at the Palo Alto Cultural Center.

ARTSHIFT, San Jose seeks nominations for the first annual ARTSHIFT AWARDS. Anyone can nominate a Silicon Valley artist, event, organization, curator, educator or exhibition for special honors and a cash award. For more information and the nomination form, contact: http://editor@artshiftsanjose.com

Urgent! Reminder: SAN JOSE ARTISTS’ SURVEY ONLINE. This survey must be completed by 500 artists in order to produce valid results. Some questions arise about our true commitment to the life of our art community if we do not respond! Please take a moment!To: San Jose Area Artists
Subject: San Jose Artists’ Survey LIVE!
We encourage individual artists working in all disciplines to take an important online survey that is being sponsored by the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Center for Cultural Innovation to assess the status and resource needs of individual artists who either live or work in the San Jose area. The survey is being conducted by Professor Ann Markusen and her team at the University of Minnesota, and the results will be shared at a special convening with artists throughout the region in September 2008.
The Survey can be accessed by going to: http://cciarts.org/cep/index.htm

Mary Souza, South Bay artist whose montypes from the ICA Print Center have delighted San Jose audiences, will show a large body of her work in San Francisco, at 451 Jackson Street, opening June 3, from 6-8pm.

San Jose State MFA Graduate, Greg Miller, on the faculty at Otis Art Institute, announces the opening of his exhibition at the William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles on the evening of May 31. 2008.

San Jose artist Kat Levin-Lau leaves for Stuttgardt’s America Week in June where her exhibition of works of self-portraiture with enigmatic birds will be on display at the Byrnes Institute.

The Mill, at 131 Front Street in Santa Cruz, announces a major exhibition Art for Art, where sales of works by 27 important Santa Cruz artists will benefit the Tannery Art Center. June 7th and 8th.

Two recent graduates of San Jose State’s MFA program have been offered much the coveted positions as full-time, tenure track professors, and so bid farewell to the Silicon Valley art scene. Julia Bradshaw goes to Fresno State to teach photography and Bryan Yerian goes to Lake Tahoe Community College to teach a 3D curriculum. Both of them had considerable influence on the San Jose art community as graduate students and they will be missed!

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