Gallery Coordinator:
Valerie Raps

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


In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group

First Friday Opening Reception:
Friday, Oct. 3rd
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artists Talk:
Sat., Oct. 18th
3 pm - 5 pm

Gallery Hours:
By Appt Only

Call for Art Entries: The More the Merrier 5

In Participation with SoFF: South First Fridays



In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group – October 3rd – 25th 2014

Opening Art Reception: Friday, October 3rd 6-9pm

What is the 3rd dimension and why are we willing to pay extra to view a movie shown “In 3-D”? A screen typically gives us images with height and width, but there is something about the 3rd dimension – depth – that draws our attention and makes us feel more involved. It is my intention that the exhibition “In 3-D” conveys that experience to the viewers at the Art Ark Gallery. - Lynne Todaro, curator

All of the sculptures and installation artworks in this juried exhibition have not been shown previously at any venue in San Jose. Artists in the show are from the Bay area and beyond: Anya Behn, Rebecca Fox, Lori Goodman, Peter Hiers, Bette Linderman, Jann Nunn, Kate Ruddle, Ruth Tabancay, Lynne Todaro, and James Watts

The art was selected by Donna Napper of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has worked in the contemporary art profession for nearly twelve years including seven as Owner and Director of den contemporary, a Los Angeles gallery. Donna has served numerous art organizations, among them ArtTable, a national organization for women leaders in the visual arts, and the Contemporary Craft Council at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Since moving to the Bay Area, she has served as juror for venues such as Djerrasi Resident Artist Program, Root Division in San Francisco, Silicon Valley Arts Council, and the Office of U.S. Representative Mike Honda, and the Artist Open Studios Tour in Sacramento.

Artists Talks: Saturday, October 18th 3-5 pm: Donna Napper will give a brief talk then about the exhibition, followed by a talk by Charles Stinson, current president of Pacific Rim Sculptors Group.

Pacific Rim Sculptors was created by six California Bay Area sculptors in 1988. Since that time the organization has grown and is entering a period of dynamic revival. PacRim is now an International Sculptor Center Chapter ( Our mission is to:
• Promote artistic excellence
• Provide collective opportunities and resources for members
• Foster the development of young artists

For more information see our website:

Call for Art Entries - The More the Merrier 5:
Salon-Style Holiday Art Exhibition and $ale at ART ARK GALLERY

It’s that time of year again… This year Art Ark Gallery will be hosting its Fifth Annual “The More the Merrier Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale.” In the tradition of the French ‘salon-style’ art exhibition, this show fills the 2000 sq. ft gallery to capacity with visual art to dazzle the eyes and overwhelm the senses.

Selected artists are invited to exhibit as much work as possible within their allocated space. 2D artists are given 3.5 to 4 feet wide of wall space and are allowed to hang art as high as 9 feet. 3D artists are given approx 5 sq. ft. of floor space to exhibit their sculpture. Artists who would like to exhibit jewelry and small accessories are given a 2.5 ft. of wall space and a pedestal to exhibit their work. Artists are required to attend both the Opening and the Closing Art Reception, as each artist is responsible for representing their work and negotiating all sales. The Gallery DOES NOT take a percentage of sales. Artwork is sold directly off the wall during the two art receptions. There will be an opportunity in between the opening and closing art reception to replenish your wall or floor space with new art. Artists are encouraged to exhibit artwork priced under $200 as the purpose of this show is sell art and allow holiday shoppers to buy original art for holiday gifts!

Deadline: Please send 3-5 low-resolution images of your art that represents the style of work that you intend to exhibit, to by midnight on Sunday, October 12th 2014. Please include a phone number where you can best be reach as needed. Note: You must respond with a new subject line that reads: “MORE the MERRIER 2014” to help ensure that your submission does not get lost in the layers of email responses.

Notification: Artists will be notified of their participation status by Sunday, October 19th 2014

Exhibition Fee: There is no fee to submit images. However, there is a $25 per person exhibition fee for selected artists. Art Ark Residents are exempt from this fee. Funds are used to hire live musicians for art receptions, advertisement in the Metro and improvements to the gallery.

Requirements: Artists are required to install their own work during the three hour time period on the day of installation, make their own labels, title cards or price tags, de-install their work and remove all hardware (i.e. nails and screws). The gallery will provided 25 promotional postcards per artist. The gallery will take responsibility for patching and painting.

Waiver: Art Ark Gallery does not carry insurance to cover damage to, or theft of art exhibited in the gallery. Nor will the gallery be held liable for bodily injury. Therefore, by participating in the exhibition artists understand that they are doing so at their own risk, and will be asked to sign a release of liability form acknowledging their understanding of this policy.

Art Installation Day: Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 12-3pm
Opening Art Reception: Friday, November 7th from 6-9pm
Replenish Art Day: Saturday, November 22nd from 10-12pm
Closing Art Reception: Friday, December 5th from 6-9pm
De-installation/Art Pick-up: Saturday, December 6th from 12-2pm.
(Artists are also welcome to take their art work with them on the evening of the closing reception - after 9:15pm.)

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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