2010-10-01

worth the wait

I've been patiently working with Pacific Art League and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to place art with the PAL community sites program into the SVCF San Mateo location. So when an opportunity came up, we all pulled together and made it happen.


Wow! it was worth the wait. Always amazes me how art takes on a different look depending on where it is shown. I create the scrolls in my small studio space, somewhere between refrigerator and dishwasher. Then they bloom in different ways depending on space and light.

This location has wide expansive wall with plenty of muted natural light. And is great to see how in the smaller room, they bring color to the place.

Thank you to Ric, Ann, Ed & Joy of PAL, and onsite Steve, also from  PAL & of course to Lydia & Josiah of SVCF for working with us & appreciating the results.

I'm working to create some custom works just for this location, to swap out over the duration.




2010-09-24

Gianfranco+Matthew

ok, so Gianfranco and I had our BETA test at San Jose street market, then a super mini tiny BETA at chocolate and coffee Pacific Art League, so finally ready for official rollout of Vignette for the night of 01SJ AbsoluteZERO, which I should make it clear, we were not part of, but thanks to Anno Domini gallery, we were able to enjoy the afternoon and evening (noon - midnight), in front of their gallery.

we should have been part of AbsoluteZERO, as being at the very end of the street, we were first line of question for everyone arriving, so we sent Craig (I think? thanks to you or whoever) to get us a pile of the hard to find maps, which we then handed out.

here, in the order as the half day unfolded, are our Vignettes. if you are one of the ones in the photos, we hope you enjoy your art. we had much fun meeting all of you and making these.




photo of Michael is almost all dark (my fault, tried cover flash to see what would happen, since unable to shut flash off) however, Michael is dark, so here he is dark and in a box and watched over by kitten


thank you Cherri
and yes, the photo does look good
instant and this one



at the exact other end of the entire several blocks, in front of ICA, they were creating tin types. I really wanted one, even at $30, however the sign up sheet was full. they had lights, big set up, developed them in front of you, showing the process.



we also had lights, and developed in front of you, and showed the process and were priced less. ( their $30 was a fair price )









Moose waited and waited and waited for her friends. They never came. Then she waited. So we got to know her, talked about art, you don't need to go to art school to be an artist, just do it. If your Grandfather is famous photographer, learn from him. Next day we learned from the friends Moose was waiting for that we know them, Kate & Eric.



hello Lisa (and Brenda), if you do any more reporting, report on us! seriously,  I mean what I said a couple months ago, someone needs to be the "art beat" reporter for this city, why not you?




We don't mind if you wander off as we take as long as we take to finish. These 3 friends we thought were gone for good. Came back way later. They made the most of the event, trying everything and creating at the craft tables. Gianfranco wrote something Italian on most of the art. Here he writes: Le tre amiche con due baci. (i'm going to check with him to see if I got this right). which means, three friends, two kisses.









crown/tiara created and donated by the 3 friends mentioned earlier


2010-09-10

all is explained: how a scroll painting is created and what it means


title about says it all . 3G was not even supposed to take video, so it's a little hero here . imagine the damage i could do with iPhone 4 .


2010-09-03

Gianfranco + Matthew : Vignette


In Silicon Valley where all is digital and infinitely reproducible, Gianfranco + Matthew create unique non reproducible moments in time.

Starting with an instant photograph, prototypically developing as you watch, through the original analog process of chemical and paper.

Mounted to common, found substructures serving as support, frame AND canvas, they then work onto, around and across in mixed media.

Their collaborative work takes from and interacts with their individual working art methods.

The finished product, ready for you to hang.

Gianfranco + Matthew are interested in the idea that every moment is a unique creation.

Visit them and have a unique work of art created as you watch.

They debut, nay, BETA test @ San Jose's South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk with STREET MRKT, Friday, September 3rd at 7pm!







2010-07-17

vitrine july 20 two buck tuesday



process and preview of cat in a box vitrines for july 20 2010 two buck tuesday kaleid gallery san jose ca, curated by trina merry

6 paintings that are built into found and constructed frames - such that the frame and art are one

wanted frames for the art, to take them beyond just little pieces of paper, but did NOT want to use real frames. the good ones are too expensive $100 more on what is at most $10 art and the cheap ones are.... cheap crap

these frames are from egg crates, cut up orange crate boxes

and THEN went more 3D, with plastic food containers which had clear plastic covers

initially intended to just have the painting inside, however, as began to discover the possibilities of the actual container, painting on sides, hanging ribbon, paint on the inside of the front, further brought to life, as gave sense of space, object

final touch was ribbon and hanging on the wall - I could see what they could become, kind of thing seen in a home, perhaps embroidered with sayings - samplers

only 6 of these, i'll do more as these are exciting
$2 each

and yes, I do realize I started this out with a sort of self conscious parody that might only be funny to me of artist interviews - I did NOT intend to diminish Two Buck Tuesday, just to be a bit silly

as for the vitrine - yeah, snarking on something, went to WAY too many museum and upper end gallery shows where the art was in a "vitrine", which is just basically a glass case

yes matthew barney, it is you I'm thinking of

so, these little plastic food containers are vitrines

weird thing is, it works
maybe that is why we collect action figures and leave them in the packaging

2010-05-19

OPENINGS AVAILABLE Oliver Ranch sculpture tour

Hi all, I've just been informed by Joy Chase, President of The Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, that there are still some openings for a

rare tour of Oliver Ranch in Sonoma County.

One of the largest collections of site specific sculpture in the world.

Sort of a Storm King Art Center of the West coast.

Maria and I will be going courtesy of a benefactor! THANK YOU!!!

Information on location, tour and sign up below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I've just watched the KQED videos, and this is worth it.

And yes, I realize Maker Faire and SF Fine Art Fair are this weekend as well.
(if going to SF Fine Art Fair type discount code "anglim" for free ticket - thanks Laura Bennett)

tour info PDF here, I've also copied text and HTML info below


youtube : about Olive Ranch, about Ann Halmilton Tower



OR same HD KQED QT




SUNDAY, MAY 23
Oliver Ranch Walking Tour
Join us on a unique PAL day trip to Sonoma County to visit the Oliver Ranch, one of the most ambitious private collections of site-specific sculpture in the world.

Steve Oliver will lead us on an engaging tour of his picturesque 100-acre ranch, describing how he commissioned a group of internationally-known artists to create a world-class outdoor sculpture collection that complements and punctuates the undulating landscape. Get a taste of the tour in this episode of "Spark" on KQED. After our private tour we will enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Armida Winery before heading back to Palo Alto on our chartered bus. 

Members: $125  Non-Members: $150 Price includes transportation, morning refreshments, tour, lunch and wine tasting.

REGISTER NOW!
Space is limited, so sign up early! Call the League at 650-321-3891, or come in to the PAL office (M-F, 10-5, or Sat., 10-4) to reserve your space by credit card or check.

Featured artists at the Oliver Ranch include: Terry Allen, Miroslaw Balka, Roger Berry, Ellen Driscoll, Bill Fontana, Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel, Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Hamilton, Dennis Leon, Jim Melchert, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear, David Rabinowitch/Jim Jennings, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Judith Shea, Robert Stackhouse and Ursula Von Rydingsvard.

SUNDAY, MAY 23 ITINERARY
 6:45am
Check in at PAL 
 7:00am
Depart 
 10:00am - 12:30pm
Oliver Ranch Tour (approx. 2.5 miles)
 1:00pm
Lunch and Wine Tasting at Armida Winery
 2:30pm
Depart
 5:30pm

Arrive at PAL

Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.



668 Ramona St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 650.321.3891 www.PacificArtLeague.org
SUNDAY, MAY 23Oliver Ranch Walking TourJoin us on a unique PAL day trip to Sonoma County to visit the Oliver Ranch, one of the most ambitious private collections of site-specific sculpture in the world.
Steve Oliver will lead us on an engaging tour of his picturesque 100-acre ranch, describing how he commissioned a group of internationally-known artists to create a world-class outdoor sculpture collection that complements and punctuates the undulating landscape. Get a taste of the tour in this episode of "Spark" on KQED. After our private tour we will enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Armida Winery before heading back to Palo Alto on our chartered bus. 
Members: $125  Non-Members: $150 Price includes transportation, morning refreshments, tour, lunch and wine tasting.
REGISTER NOW!
Space is limited, so sign up early! Call the League at 650-321-3891, or come in to the PAL office (M-F, 10-5, or Sat., 10-4) to reserve your space by credit card or check.Featured artists at the Oliver Ranch include: Terry Allen, Miroslaw Balka, Roger Berry, Ellen Driscoll, Bill Fontana, Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel, Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Hamilton, Dennis Leon, Jim Melchert, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear, David Rabinowitch/Jim Jennings, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Judith Shea, Robert Stackhouse and Ursula Von Rydingsvard.

SUNDAY, MAY 23 ITINERARY
 6:45amCheck in at PAL 
 7:00amDepart 
 10:00am - 12:30pmOliver Ranch Tour (approx. 2.5 miles)
 1:00pmLunch and Wine Tasting at Armida Winery
 2:30pmDepart
 5:30pm
Arrive at PAL
 

Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.

2010-05-18

it is two buck tuesday time at kaleid gallery - scroll demo


Lacey invited me as one of the Sketch Artists. I'll demo the painting of a Scroll as an example of my work currently showing at Caffe Trieste and for auction at WORKS.

TWO BUCK TUESDAY, May 18th 2010 6:30-9pm
$2 Art Sale and Quirky Speaker Series

KALEID Feature Artists Shannon Amidon & Centa Schumacher will talk and answer questions about their current solo shows, Efflorescence Series & Preconscious, respectively. www.shannonamidon.com www.centaschumacher.com

Amie Frisch, the director of Veggielution, a nonprofit Community Farm on the East Side of San Jose, will talk about the importance of growing our own food in the city, and the trials and tribulations that go along with it. www.veggielution.org

Profs. Burke and Saturday present A Night of Zoological Edification. Prof. Burke will expound upon strange and unusual animals whilst Prof. Saturday illustrates them before our very eyes! www.confoundedcontraption.com www.corpus.cc/music

Omar & Deb Barba of Canvas Ghost Productions present How to Throw your own Art Party! will amaze us with the ins and outs of organizing, publicizing and hosting an art event in your own home! www.canvasghost.com
PLUS:
Pick the brains of Gallery Anno Domini's Cherri Lakey & Brian Elder. Our Q&A topic: TBA... www.galleryad.com

Shannon Amidon will provide an interactive demonstration of her camera-less photographic process, giving us a chance to learn how her unique lumen prints develop. Participants will be able to take home a lumen print of their own creation!www.shannonamidon.com

The San Jose Yarnbombers will be hosting a stitching circle. All knitters/crocheters are welcome to show-off and work on their projects! www.facebook.com/sjyarnbombers

Coffee by Red Berry Coffee Bar www.redberrycoffeebar.com

Free Ice Cream & popsicles courtesy of the Two Buck Crew!

Live Art by:
Michael Foley www.onibatsu.com
Michael Borja www.michaelborja.tumblr.com
Chris Kisler www.chriskisler.net
Michelle Waters www.michellewatersart.com
Lara Sophia www.lyingartistas.blogspot.com
Matthew Seigel matthewbaileyseigel.com


Limited space will be available if you would like to drop in with your art supplies and create along with them!
TWO BUCK Tuesdays is an all day $2 art sale and evening quirky speaker series that happens on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
KALEID Gallery
88 So. 4th St. (btwn Santa Clara & San Fernando)
Downtown San Jose, CA 95112

www.KALEIDgallery.com
 408.947.1785
Parking: street metered parking (free after 6pm) or 4th St. Garage (@San Fernando) $3 after 6pm.

2010-04-23

new scroll paintings at Caffe Trieste: we are the neurons in what we are creating


Caffe Trieste presents new scroll paintings by Matthew Bailey Seigel.

WHAT IS HAPPENING? We were growing fruits and nuts. Now the valley is growing something else. On the surface it seems to be tech: WWW, email, VoIP, Facebook, Twitter, iPad... But what is it really? If we are the neurons, then connections are being made at a furious rate. We've gone from nothing to what? Fast. Bad? Good? Does overhauling the entire eco system of the earth matter? Or should we bask in the glorious wonder of our part in creating and BEING part of a new biological entity?

These are the questions behind Matthew's current scroll paintings. Which are a reinvention of Japanese tatemono (standing scrolls) in modern materials. Introduced to Japan during the Heian Period (794 to 1185), hung scrolls were "primarily for displaying Buddhist images for religious veneration, or as a vehicle to display calligraphy or poetry." With Matthew's scrolls, they are more messages discerning inter-connectivity and interactivity.

Artist's reception: First Friday, 7 May 2010, 8-11PM
This event is part of the South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose.
Free and open to the public.

Other Happenings: Throughout the month of May, Matthew will be at Caffe Trieste on Saturdays interacting. SEE the art, QUESTION the artist, READ a book, DRAW a picture, DRINK the coffee. ADVICE given about LIFE, LOVE & ART: what is it all about? what for? why? how?
VISIT www.matthewbaileyseigel.com for updates.

Exhibition on view 1-29 May 2010.

Caffe Trieste
315 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2804
(408) 287-0400
www.caffetriestesj.com

M-F: 7AM-10PM, F: 7AM-Midnight, Sa: 8AM-Midnight & Su: 8AM-10PM.

2010-03-05

The Sketch Book Show

Lacey Bryant of Kaleid Gallery has curated a great show for tonight, March 5th, 7-9pm


29 artists, their art, their sketchbooks and their chairs!

i'm psyched to have been invited to be in it, here is scroll I submitted . for a chair i put a zabuton .

ohh, and made a mini promo video give you a reason to go out tonight and only 29 seconds




what do you need to achieve as an artist . when/what is good enough?

Alex Katz is one of those artists who have enjoyed tremendous commercial and museum success but whose art historical importance remains an open question.


Oh, OK, so it is no longer enough to get into a gallery, you need to get  into a museum, ohh, woops, that is not good enough, you need to have historical importance.


He is not a bad painter, just not original enough — or even good enough — to suggest that his will be a lasting contribution to American art.

2010-02-11

two buck tuesday kaleid gallery february 16



two buck tuesday, curated by matthew bailey seigel
tuesday, february 16, 2010
family friendly free for all ages
$2 art starts @12

fun talks start @7
featuring:

Chef Patti Searle is a professional chef, caterer, and owner of Thrivin’ Edibles, a 100% vegan food enterprise. Raw vegan food is her passion, both as a creator and a consumer and she will be giving a talk called, “Super Foods? How about Foods that are Super?” She’ll include hints on how to prepare these everyday GIANTS in the fruit and vegetable world. Arrive on time at Two Buck Tuesday as Patti will get the evening started at 7pm. Oh, and she is bringing samples of her world-famous HuuRaw chips!
thrivinedibles.com

Gary Coleman, oil and pastel painter, will explore artistic priorities. LIKE: Does painting to sell have to mean selling out? If it does (just a little), does the artist hoard his/her own work? Is it selling out to paint for recognition and respect? Is fun more fun than suffering? Is it necessary to continue to “build a body of work”, or is it OK to move on to something else when the body seems to be getting old? Gary will show some of his own work to illustrate his own decisions. He is over 70 years old, and so you should listen to and respect his wisdom.
garycolemanartist.com

Lisa Fisher-Mejia has been performing bellydance in the Bay Area for the past 5 years. She has also performed in Seattle and Los Angeles. She sews a lot of her own costumes. She likes to experiment with a fusion of dance forms, including gothic, tribal, East Indian, and Burlesque. At Kaleid, she’ll be performing the standard Cabaret style bellydance taught to her by her Mother (who was a bellydancer in the 1970s).
myspace.com/staribun


sketch artists 6-10
featuring:

Gary Coleman (read above)

M.P. Nothing, you may know him as Mo from barefoot coffee, now you will also know him for his graffiti & graphic novel inspired art, and perhaps his friend Jeff will attend as well.

Emonic's artwork has been featured all throughout the west coast in various shows and events. He currently works as freelance illustrator in addition to working on his own personal projects. You can see his work at www.emonic.net

Chemix is relatively new to the art world; while he has focused mostly on collaborating on projects and managing his brother Emonic for the last 3 1/2 years, he has only recently started his foray in actively creating work and hopes to expand and learn along the way.

Carol Ponsaran is an artist and teacher.

Mahoney Perkins draws zines, prints and publishes.

Chuck Hepburn, descended from Mary, Queen of Scots, and yes, related to (and met) Katherine Hepburn. He was physicist on the Mars lander mission. And he opened for Beck in Las Vegas. However for us, he will be modeling for the sketch artists, dressed as a cowboy, playing guitar! as he too is a professional model!

Also ALL artists are invited to bring their art supplies, and take a place at the sketch table! Space is first come first serve.


LIVE music @9
featuring:

Matt Geddes solo live blues act www.musicalcarrion.com


food, coffee & ceramics
featuring:
Chef Patti is bringing samples of her world-famous HuuRaw chips!

Red Berry Coffee Bar, artisan roasted, single origin coffees, are on location to serve and explain their selection and vision.

Keith Bunnell will demonstrate his ceramics all evening in front of Kaleid. He has been throwing for almost 5 years now and is currently going to Foothill college to get his major in art. He mostly does Raku firing but he has been experimenting with Soda firing as well.
twitter.com/ithrowthings



two buck tuesdays is an all day $2 art sale and evening quirky speaker series that happens on the 3rd tuesday of the month.

see past events @Flickr: flickr.com/photos/phantomgalleries

kaleid gallery
88 s 4th st, btwn santa clara & san fernando
downtown san jose, ca 95112
kaleidgallery.com
408 947 1785

parking:
curbside: (meters take nickels, dimes, quarters & dollar coins) $1 per hour 9am-6pm, m-sa; free after 6pm.

4th st garage (above kaleid gallery, 44 s 4th st @e san fernando): $3 after 6pm, m-f (& free 6am-6pm, weekends & holidays); entrances on 4th & san fernando.

park & go lot (10 s 3rd st): 6am-2am, $1.25 per hour, $7 per day, $2 after 5pm; entrance on 3rd st.

4th & st john garage (50 n 4th st): free after 6pm-1am, m-f (& after 6am-1am weekends); entrances on 4th & 5th sts.

2010-02-05

tips4lovers






tips4lovers.com will be in san jose ca friday february 5 2010 at




with ZINEs "How to Date" and "How to Keep a Boyfriend" and we got lucky charm button buttons and sleep shirts in PINK and BLUE and valentines and of course art and conversation

while you are knocking about in san jose, please visit
WORKS San Jose anti valentine exhibit where we have some more lovey dovey themed art 

please send us a hug, tell us a tip that works for you

hugs then AT thingy tips4lovers.com