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

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:


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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