Gallery Coordinator:
Valerie Raps

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


Silicon Valley Open Studios "Sneak Preview"


Opening Reception:
Saturday, Jan. 10th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, Feb. 6th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gallery Hours:
Saturday, January: 17th, 24th, &31st 11 - 4 pm

Helen Yang


In Participation with SoFF: South First Fridays



Silicon Valley Open Studios "Sneak Preview"

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an organization of artists in the bay area that are fluent in all mediums of art from painters to photographers to 3D. The participating artists are innovative and emerging on the scene with fresh new ideas and wonderful new works to share. This preview is an opportunity to see some of their art and meet the artists prior to the Open Studios held in the first three weekends of May, 2015.

Participating artists:

Lisa Babbitt, Rebecca, Bangs, Leanne Bouwer, Trudi Burney, Jerry Carpenter, Gabriel Coke, Angela Cunningham, John Ediger, Marianne Eichenbaum, Liz Fennell, Yvette Head, Yvonne Head, Marilynn Host, Susannah Jackson, Leslie Lambert, Jim Lee, Alyssa Levitan, Oleg Lobykin, Stephanie Maclean, Daniel McLean, Dana Nehdaran, Dariush Nehdaran, Christine Oliver, Karen Olsen, Mohana Pradhan, Christine Rasmussen, Sally Rayn, Bill Sarnoff, Yelena Shabrova, Edwin Simon, Anthony Stenberg, Janet Trenchard, Nancy Woods, Helen Yang


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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