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  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 9:20 pm on May 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Enjoy these ArtHouse Pics! 

    Thanks to everyone who joined us at our inaugural ArtHouse event (April 30 and May 1, 2011).  It was a fabulous weekend of art-making in the Print Center, art selling and buying at the Print Fair featuring works by 35 Bay Area printmakers, exhibitions, demos and talks by visiting and exhibiting artists, and lots more.  We reconnected with old friends and made new ones and took lots of pics along the way.

    To enjoy the pics, simply click on the image above.


  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 12:13 am on March 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Mark Your Calendar for ArtHouse 

    Please join us at ArtHouse, a weekend-long celebration of art and ideas at the ICA, April 30 and May 1, 2011 (9AM – 5PM each day).  ArtHouse is free to attend and will highlight and demonstrate all the great things that are going on at the ICA that benefit artists, members and our community at large, including:

    The Print Fair: an open portfolio sale by more than 35 Bay Area printmakers
    Printapalooza!: morning and afternoon art-making workshops at the ICA Print Center*
    AIR Print Exhibition: original works on paper by ICA Artists in Residence
    Talking Art: lunchtime conversations and demonstrations with visiting artists
    Exhibition Tours with ICA curators and exhibiting artists

    For more details and to sign-up, click here.

    To win a chance to participate in a 3-hour printmaking workshop for free during ArtHouse, print this invitation card and drop it off at the ICA on or before April 15, 2011.

    For ArtHouse information and programming updates, please go to http://www.sjica.org.

    We are very excited to be presenting this inaugural event and hope to see you in there. Please feel free to invite your friends and family.

    Cheers and stay tuned for more ArtHouse news in the coming weeks.

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 8:44 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Talking Print at Talking Art 

    Join us for an enlightening, informative and entertaining discussion with renowned printmaker Joseph Goldyne on Thursday, March 11,  from 7-9pm in the gallery. In conjunction with the ICA’s 16th Annual Monotype Marathon exhibition and auction. Mr. Goldyne will be here to engage in a dialogue about the importance, the value, the complicated nature, and the beauty of monotypes and other works on paper.

    Admission to Talking Art – our monthly discussion series with artists in the community – is FREE for ICA members; $5 Non-mmebers; and $2 Students.

    We hope to see you in the gallery!

    • Tsquare 9:44 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do 🙂

      • maureencj 10:58 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey, thanks! Somebody IS out there!

    • limewire 4:04 am on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      lmao cool story dude.

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 9:12 pm on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Fabulous Prints + People = Best Auction Party Ever! 

    Cathy Kimball sans shoes - she means business!

    Cathy Kimball sans shoes - she means business!

    Last weekend’s Monotype Marathon Auction Party was a smashing success.  The gallery was packed to the rafters with friends, family, fans, and art lovers from near and far. The evening began with the San Jose Jazz Society’s Youth Ensemble entertaining us with an incredible repetoire of smooth jazz tunes that wafted through the galleries and carried on throughout the evening.  A big shout out to  Yuma, his trio mates and Geoff Roach at the SJ Jazz Society.

    San Jose Jazz Society Youth Ensemble

    San Jose Jazz Society Youth Ensemble

    It was hot outside but calm and cool inside until the auction lots started to close. Then all bets were on and things heated up inside.   Prints flew off the wall, bidding wars erupted, arbitors were run ragged, and the crowd cheered.

    Strategizing before the bell

    Strategizing before the bell

    Thanks to one and all – our fabulous artists, our beloved members, sponsors, patrons, volunteers and staffers.  Check out more party pics here and view the prints that were the real stars of the evening.  And if you missed out on the party or the auction action, you can still purchase prints. Just give us a call at 408-283-8155 or stop by the gallery.

    And now we’re onto the next big thing — our Fall Auction Party on October 24th! Staty tuned and stay in touch!

  • Maureen Cappon-Javey 7:33 pm on July 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    The Monotype: a cure for recession blues? 

    Can “enlightened fingerpainting” restore one’s faith in humanity? I think so. It hit me last night as I listened to our good friend Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Museums of San Francisco.

    Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Museums of San Francisco

    Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Museums of San Francisco

    ICA friends and family, artists and art lovers, collectors and the curious gathered in conversation with Robert  to celebrate our annual Monotype Marathon and get in the zone for the upcoming Print Auction.  Robert informed us that every mover and shaker in the art world has turned to the monotype for inspiration and rejuvenation.  When Degas, Frankenthaler, Oliveira, and Picasso wanted to get or win back freedom, surprise, and magic in their work and life,  they found salvation in the monotype. When risk-taking seemed like the thing NOT to do, they all did it – through the monotype process.   And the evidence, as shown to us by Robert, was clear.

    I traveled our monotype gallery this morning with fresh eyes and saw freedom, surprise, magic, and the thrill of  unknown.  It’s there on on our walls and I’ve made a commitment to look for it again outside our doors.

    Finding inspiration in the monotype

    Finding inspiration in the monotype

    Monotype Marathon Gallery at the ICA. Print Auction, July 18

    Monotype Marathon Gallery at the ICA. Print Auction, July 18

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