Gallery Coordinator:
Valerie Raps

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


Surface Matters

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Music by:
David Field

MC Richardson

In Participation with SoFF: South First Fridays



Surface Matters: pattern / texture / image June 5th - July 18th 2015
An invitational exhibition exploring various mark making processes as they apply to glass and other media

This exhibition is in conjunction with the 44th Annual GAS (Glass Art Society) San Jose, CA • June 5 - 7, 2015 Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5th 6-9pm
with live music by David Field,

Please contact MC Richardson for showing info. and viewing at

Participating Artists:
Elizabeth Strickland
David Ture Gustafson
Ian Bassett
Cody Nicely
Mary Catherine Richardson
Brennan Kasperzak
Ali VandeGrift
Melinda Moody


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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