Envision, conceive of, imagine . . . In this turbulent time of political changes, women’s rights, social, racial, gender and economic inequality, global conflicts, cultural instability, reproductive choice/health care issues, and environmental challenges of overconsumption and resource scarcity – how do we effect positive change through art? How do we listen, speak our minds, include, and act in collaboration or alone across generational differences, races, identities and cultures, to build our future, locally and globally?VISION seeks to bring self-identified women artists into dialogue, retracing an account of the past manifesting in the present, to address major social themes, to define and bring forth what is important to themselves, their families, their communities, our nation and the world at large with art that either reflects on past injustices or focuses on a vision for a more positive, empowering future.
UniteWomen.org and Gutfreund Cornett Art asked self-identified women artists to respond to and take an active role in this conversation, to create an exhibition in all mediums and genres, art that ranges from literal to poetic, abstract to representational, and psychological, to social and political commentary, art
that represents the prismatic, collective vision for our future, that inspires communities and provides a framework for true innovation in our time.
Suzanne Gray is a partner in Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA where she also resides. She has nearly a decade of experience in contemporary fine art, representing early and mid career artists. Along with her partner Donna Seager, she is recognized for her focus in materials based work including paintings, sculptures and artist books. She represents Seager Gray Gallery at international art fairs and is a member of the Marin Art Dealers Association and ArtTable. Suzanne has juried numerous art exhibitions in the Bay Area.
Michelle Nye manages programming at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, an arm of SFMOMA dedicated to the support of a thriving local arts community. Michelle steers Gallery operations, manages the art sales and rentals program, organizes events, and sources artwork from the vast network of contemporary Bay Area artists. During her 16 years at SFMOMA Artists Gallery she has developed relationships with hundreds of artists and collectors by placing the best of local art in homes and offices throughout the region. A Bay Area native,she resides in Oakland and studied fine art and art history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, California College of the Arts, the Università di Bologna, Italia, and L’Academia degli Belli Arti di Bologna, Italia.
Online Gallery of all works:
Shannon Fisher, host of the radio show “The Authentic Woman” and women’s rights leader, talked with Karen Teegarden, President of UniteWomen.org and Sherri and Karen from Gutfreund Cornett Art about the motivations for this show, how we are collaborating to present this opportunity to self-identified women, our hopes and other details. Originally aired April 3, 2016.
• BlogTalkRadio link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheair/2016/04/02/vision-an-artists-perspective-on-the-authentic-woman-with-shannon-fisher
• iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vision-artists-perspective/id687955991?i=366078024&mt=2
KALEID (Greek for beauty and form) was borne out of San Jose’s Phantom Galleries (art in vacant storefronts & alternative spaces project) in December 2006. Over 90 fine artists and designers from the San Jose area make use of a 6,000 square foot retail space with individual exhibits that include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textile art. Located next to San Jose State University in downtown San Jose, the third largest city in California.
1221 Bowers Street #2225
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