Gallery Coordinator:
Valerie Raps

Art Ark Gallery
1035 S. 6th St.
San Jose, CA 95112


The More the Merrier

First Friday Opening Reception:
Friday, Nov. 7th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live music by Thomas Howell (violin)

Closing Reception:
Friday, Dec. 5th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live music by Freya Seeburger (cello)


Gallery Hours:
By Appt Only


In Participation with SoFF: South First Fridays



The More the Merrier V
Salon-Style Art Exhibition & Sale
This year's Fifth Annual The More the Merrier Holiday Art Exhibition will feature the work of 50 bay area artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. In the tradition of the French salon-stye exhibition design, participating artists are invited to install as much art as they can within their allocated space. The gallery will be packed with art to dazzle the eyes and stimulate the senses. The majority of artwork on display will be priced under $200 and art may be purchased directly off the walls on the evening of the art openings. Come to see the art, meet the artists, mingle with friends and family, listen to live music performed by local musicians and enjoy the food, fun and festive atmosphere!
Opening Art Reception: Friday, Nov. 7th 6-9pm - Live Music by Thomas Howell - on violin

Closing Art Reception: Friday Dec. 5th - 6-9pm - Live Music by Freya Seeburger - on cello

Participating Artists (Click here to see sample work of each artist)
Amy Beans, Andy Wallace, Bob Rose, Carly Slade, Carmina Eliason, Cynthia Cao, Diana Nakano, Dotti Cichon, Elizabeth Patrician, Gilbert Gonzales, Hema Sukumar, Jackie Mast, Jamila Rufaro, Jennifer Alexander, Joey Agcopra, Jonathan Chi, Joseph Skowrinek, Judy Roberto, Karen McCann, Karin Taber, Kathleen McDonald, Kathy Kong, Kim Brown, Larry Harrell, Leah Jay, Liene Kikute, Lyssa Eustaquio, Maria Sherby, Marina Povalishina, Masha Schultz, Michael Bashista, Michael Perkin, Moira McDonald, Monica Gonzales, Monica Valdez, Nathan Cox, Pamela Mooney, Rita Poutivskaia, Roberto Fierro, Robin Dahlberg, Sandy Cipriotti, Shone Chacko, Sonia Garcia, Stacey Laskin, Stephanie Metz, Stephen Jacklyn, Thomas Morrow, Tim Walters, Travis Ng, Trudy Levy

Gallery Hours: The gallery is open for Art Receptions and by appointment only.
Contact: Valerie Raps, Gallery Coordinator at


Art Ark Gallery is located on the Art Ark Apartments property, a thriving Artisan Village in the heart of the Martha Gardens Arts District. Since October 2006 Art Ark Gallery has been featuring the work of local artists in one-person shows and group exhibitions. Art Ark Gallery’s mission is to provide a space where emerging artists can explore possibilities and engage the public. Selected artists experience the entire process of exhibiting art, from submitting a proposal and signing contracts, to planning exhibition design, installing the art, adjusting lighting, and restoring the gallery to its original state.

Gallery coordinator, Valerie Raps, continuously reviews and selects proposals with cohesive themes revolving around a medium or addressing a concept. There is no fee for submitting a proposal or exhibiting. Valerie’s role as curator is to assist and support the exhibiting artist with web promotion, exhibition design, art labels and lighting. In addition, the gallery provides the exhibiting artist with 500 announcement cards as well as food and refreshments for the opening reception.

Exhibitions run two weeks in length, with a week to install and a week to uninstall. Opening receptions are held on the first Friday of every month.


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