Gallery Coordinator:
Valerie Raps

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


Cross Pollination
(Mar. 6th - Apr. 4th)


Opening Reception:
Friday, Mar. 6th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Musician:
Aaron Lehr

Closing Reception:
Friday, Apr. 3rd
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Musician:
Sweeney Schragg


Gallery Hours:
by appointment only

Valerie Raps


In Participation with SoFF: South First Fridays



Cross Pollination (March 6th - April 4th, 2015)
An art exhibition featuring the work of art faculty and instructional technicians working in the Visual Art Departments of Silicon Valley's six community colleges: Evergreen Community College, San Jose City College, Mission College, West Valley College, Foothill College and De Anza College.

Participating Artists:
Barbara Allie, Gary Barten, Michael Bashista, Cheryl Battiato, Judith Bell, Marcia Briggs, Ingrid Brook-Kothlow, Heidi Brueckner, Jason Challas, Kimberly Cook, Lee Crowley, Chris Cryer, Mark Engel, Mitra Fabian, Julia Feld, Michelle Gregor, Ron Guzman, Andrew Hedges, Jeremiah Jenkins, Kate Jordahl, Dave Kempken, Deborah Kennedy, Rachel Lazo, Kristin Lindseth, Lesley Louden, Mark Nobriga, Michael Pauker, Diane Pierce, George Rivera, Juliana Kang Robinson, Yori Seeger, Lynne Todaro, and Gary Tolome

Opening Art Reception:
Friday, March 6th from 6-9 pm
Musician: Aaron Lehr (512) 905-9576,

Closing Art Reception:
Friday, April 3rd from 6-9pm
Musician: Sweeney Schragg (831) 423-4034,

Artist Talk:
Saturday, April 4th 11-1pm


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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