REMINDER: There's no South First Fridays Art Walk this Friday January 5th due to a holiday break. The art walk will return first Friday February 2nd. In the meantime; get your art fix with us at Sara's new mural unveiling...

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No ArtWalk Reminder and An Invitation to a Mural Unveiling Party

REMINDER: There's no South First Fridays Art Walk this Friday January 5th due to a holiday break. The art walk will return first Friday February 2nd.

In the meantime; get your art fix with us at Sara's new mural unveiling party!

Phantom Galleries is proud to present a new mural by Sara Tomasello entitled "Resonate" at Sofa Market in the SoFA District downtown San Jose.

Join us in celebrating the completion of Sara's on-site painting which evokes the energetic fluidity of the creative spirit and the poetic balance of feminine & masculine; art & music and the love of community commissioned by the amazing folks at SoFA Market.

RESONATE mural unveiling party on Friday JAN. 12th from 6pm to 9pm:
• 7pm: a few words from the artist
• Great music by EOM Sessions
• A tandem exhibition of Sara's canvas works will also be featured
• Happy hour prices at the The Fountainhead Bar when you mention Sara.
• Several delicious eateries on site for dinner with friends and family.
• Free admission & great for all ages.

Contact Phantom Galleries with any questions at info@phantomgalleries.com

SoFA Market is located at:
387 S First St., San Jose, CA 95113
www.sofamarketsj.com

      
 



Airy Kurktchi Exhibit at 488 Cafe Downtown San Jose

Phantom Galleries is proud to present a new series of paintings by Erica "Airy" Kurktchi at 488 Cafe in downtown San Jose.

Airy Kurktchi combines her passions for color, the cosmos and the art of the pour to create her “space-scape” paintings. Viewing Airy’s paintings gives you the spectacle of the astral close up and as you move across the painting; the colors change and move with you.

This exhibit is currently on view during regular cafe hours through February 28, 2018.


488 Cafe
488 Almaden Blvd. (ground floor of the PWC/Oracle building)
San Jose, CA 95113

Cafe Hours: Monday - Friday
Breakfast - 7:30-10 am
Lunch - 11:00am-2:00pm
Snacks and coffee until 4:00pm

      
 



HARK! Sale at KALEID Continues thru Jan. 13th

KALEID Gallery's HARK! annual holiday show and sale continues through January 13th. There's still many works of art by our resident artists as well as invited artists from our broader community that have made their work very affordable and accessible for the holiday season. Treat yourself to an original art work by a favorite artist or discover someone new.

KALEID is open Tuesday–Saturday 12pm–7pm and is always free admission.

KALEID Gallery
88 S. 4th St.
San Jose, CA
408-947-1785
info@kaleidgallery.com

      
 



No ArtWalkSJ This Friday July 7th

REMINDER! No South FIRST FRIDAYS #ArtWalkSJ this Friday July 7th but you can still attend these two great exhibits happening in downtown San Jose. The ArtWalk + STREET MRKT will resume on August 4th, 7pm–11pm, free & open to all as always.

KALEID Gallery is very proud to present this 40 year retrospective of art work by resident artist Gianfranco Paolozzi. Please join us for the artist's reception on Friday July 7th at 6pm.

"Art is life and only life. "
~Gianfranco Paolozzi

Gianfranco was born in a small Italian village in 1952. He has always been an artist and musician; he remembers drawing and creating art from as early as preschool and received his prized accordion at the age of 9 (which he continues to play while performing with his Paolozzi Tango Trio).

As a young man in the 60's, he sold two oil paintings to pay for a vacation around Italy with friends. It was then he started experimenting with photography. After completing his Italian military duty of service; he followed the love of his life to America in 1972, married her and now have 3 grown children. The 80's were full of art shows throughout Silicon Valley and the decade in which his first piece of the "Collagements" series was born (using photographs on plexiglass). The 90's brought several solo shows for Gianfranco which led to a greater expansion of his presence in San Jose's illustrious art and music scene. Presently, he continues to be prolific with his “Journals” series and has officially switched the titles of all his art pieces, past and present, to "Journals" because they are forever evolving until they are sold.

Artist Reception: Friday July 7th, 6pm–9pm
­­Exhibition Dates: July 7–August 19, 2017

KALEID Gallery
88 So. 4th St., downtown San Jose
408-947-1785 • info@KALEIDGallery.com
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday Noon-7pm Free admission


One of a Kind: monoprints and more by Ray Ashley

opening night: Friday, July 7, 2017, 7-10pm
free refreshments and friends celebrating Ray!

This special July exhibition features the art of Ray Ashley, a patron saint of local artists and arts organizations, who was an artist himself. Works will show selections of Ray’s work coinciding with the first exhibit devoted to his vast collection of art at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. One of Works’ most generous supporters, Ray passed away late in 2016. Works will provide the opportunity to collect Ray’s work just as he collected the work of so many regional artists.

Exhibition continues: July 8–23

Works San Jose
365 S Market St
San Jose, California

      
 


Winner of the 2017 Cinequest Live Painting Contest

Congratulations to the winner of this year's Cinequest live painting contest BRANDON ANDERTON!

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pictured: Force 129, Brandon Anderton, Julie Meridian
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It's VOTING TIME! Click HERE to vote for your favorite Cinequest x Phantom Galleries #Elevate painting.

Brandon Anderton, Fernando Amaro, Jr and Julie Meridian will be painting live & finishing up their #Elevate paintings at the Cinequest Closing Party this Sunday night (at the Hyatt Hotel from 9pm–midnight) where the winner will be announced.

We're very proud of all three artists and their amazing work and very thankful to Cinequest for including us in their world-class festival!

Brandon Anderton

Last update before the final day tomorrow and still got tons of work to be done!

I've really enjoyed creating around the theme "Elevate"! It's given me a chance to reexamine how I look at things and began once again to take for granted.


Fernando Amaro, Jr (Force 129)

Illustrating my vision of California Theatre film festival attendants full of color & life after the films.


Julie Meridian

When I thought of "elevate" it made me think about how everyone is in a different place...and how no matter where each person is they have something to contribute. As I'm painting these gestures what started as solitary expressions has grown, and I've been noticing more of the connections between them. I've had a chance to see a few of these films too and learn how these tiny slices of expression fit into those larger stories.

      
 


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