ARTISTS

Al Preciado

Al Preciado Al Preciado is an art teacher at Bellarmine College Prep and has also taught in New York and Los Angeles. He has managed 3 galleries, Meca In Santa Ana, The Overpass and Gallery TEN10 in San Jose. He has shown in Germany, Italy, The East Coast and ...

Andrew Irvine

Andrew Irvine graduated in 2003 from Brown University with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. minor in Visual Arts. While at Brown he refined his study of technical metal, wood, glass and mixed-media sculpture with Richard Fishman. Additionally, he stud...

Andrew Wallace

Andrew Wallace To extract the essence of humanity is to reduce the many to one. The solitary figure, repeated throughout Andrew Wallace’s work, conveys the sense of human fallibility and the inconstant desires possessed. The permanent shadow cast from the industr...

Angela Elsey

Jewelry artist Angela Elsey loves quirky jewelry and recycling: 
thus was born reCurrents Design!
 The Silicon Valley Collection features necklaces and earrings fashioned from creative combinations of resistors, capacitors, varistors, keys, dr...

Avery Palmer

Avery Palmer Avery Palmer is a painter and sculptor from Arcata, California. Inspired most notably by Surrealist painting, his figurative art presents ambiguous allegorical scenarios exploring the complex nature of the human condition, the subconscious, and the i...

Briana Lyon

Briana Lyon is an artist and art historian who brings a playful attitude and learned hand to the canvas. Born and raised in California, she attended the University of British Columbia, Canada earning a BA in Religion, Literature & the Arts and co...

Charis DeRemer

Charis DeRemer "My paintings are about being fully lost in something, about dreaming. I seek to create beauty, mystery and narrative, calling you to wonder and be inspired to make up the rest of the story behind each picture in your own mind." Charis grew up in ...

Christine Benjamin

Christine Benjamin Christine Benjamin is a painter, illustrator and doll artist who creates her own universe filled with robots, sock monkeys, skeletons, aliens, monsters, funky people and animals. She loves watching weird, old science fiction and monster movies and re...

David Mejia

David Mejia Ward Greunke will allow artists to experiment with a new form of wearable art. Evozip is a system of interchangeable skins for messenger bags that lets people quickly change the appearance of their bag. The skins are cotton canvas and can be decorate...

Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson I see myself as a mixed media artisan specializing in polymer clay. In 1969, I began working with leather after someone had given me a bag of leather scraps. At first, I made and sold small hand sewn pouches. WIth the money I earned, I invested i...

Donny Foley

Donny Foley I'm a California based artist and love to make people laugh with my art. I'm really into the idea of looking at something pretty and cute, but when you look closely you realize that it's really morbid or just plain wrong. My art conveys something tha...

Dorothy Whitman

Dorothy Whitman Steam punk is a sub genre that explores an alternate historical progression which is supportive of the environments and individuals. As with any genre in art it has its niches. I like exploring Victorian representations of technology and totems, as w...

Jason McHenry

Jason McHenry has been an artist his whole life. While a student at Visual & Performing Arts High School in St. Louis he began working on a creative exercise that revolved around making dozens of small paintings every day. He continued this same ...

Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming I began painting in high school in the bay area. I was mostly interested in painting beaches, waves, and surfing. I moved to Hawaii in 96 for school at BYUH. Being able to live in Hawaii really helped with my study of landscapes and color. After i gr...

Jenifer Renzel

Jenifer Renzel Little sideshow oddities, dark dreams, and mystical beings. Broken dolls, old toys, antique hardware, collaged images, and imagination are the ingredients for these shadow boxes. “The broken down treasure at the bottom of a moldy box can be the cor...

Joe Decker

Joe Decker is an internationally-recognized nature photographer, educator and author who has worked extensively in polar regions, Iceland, and the Western United States. His work has been exhibited across the US from the San Diego Museum of Natural H...

John Paulson

John Paulson Photography has been both John's passion and profession for the past 38 years. He has a B.A. degree in Art from San Jose State University and has been awarded both the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Pho...

Josh Marcotte

Josh Marcotte My life is photographs and scraps of paper, tributes to a valley that is eternally restless, always looking past what huddles at its feet. Past generations of my family haunt these streets, shuffling among the tired homes and forgotten relics, the br...

Julie Barrett Bilyeu

Julie Barrett Bilyeu Julie Barrett Bilyeu bio (born and raised in the bay area) currently living in Castro Valley. Graduated 1999 California State University Chico with a BA degree in Drawing and Ceramics. Charcoal, Dry-Pastel, Graphite are my primary mediums with some...

Karen Carlo Salinger

Karen Carlo Salinger Suspended animation, medical curiosities, scientific illustrations and biological specimens. Improbable creatures in impossible situations. These are some of the ideas that I incorporate into my drawings, sculpture, and other artwork. I call them my ...

Katie C. Gutierrez

Fine art has provided me with the creative outlet I require in order to properly function since childhood. I am inspired by a feeling or visual cue almost every day, and creating art is the most natural response to that inspiration. With degrees in...

Kori Thompson

Kori Thompson Born and raised in the South Bay. Kori Thompson's paintings are a reflection of the inner conflicts and raw emotion within everyone that is often times felt, but never seen. When not hell bent on world domination, he loves spending time with his fami...

LauruS Myth

LauruS Myth Born in Santa Clara, California in 1987, LAuruS Myth recalls one of her earliest memories - the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Who knew how those earth-shaking vibrations would resonate within this young child? As a youngadult, she enrolled at the Univ...

Leslie Ann Rice

Leslie Ann Rice As it oozed through my fingers and enveloped me in its earthy aroma, I knew the search was over. Clay seduced me on the spot and has been my vehicle for expression ever since. My work is best described as intentionally confrontational, leaning tow...

Margaret Choy

Margaret Choy Growing up in Malaysia, Margaret Choy only knew glass as a material for windows, and only clear or frosted glass. A few years ago, she was introduced to stained glass and fused glass, and was hooked. She was and still is very fascinated by the differ...

Mariana Barnes

Mariana Barnes The inspiration for my paintings comes from the art and symbols of ancient civilizations as well as contemporary cultures from around the world. Geometric and nonlinear patterns are integral to my art, stemming from my scientific background. My wo...

Michael Foley

Michael Foley Michael’s work has a decidedly sardonic bent, he delights in poking fun at every aspect of society. Romantics, hipsters, tweekers and yuppies, no one is safe from his piercing wit. However, Michael’s use of saturated colors and cartoon-imagery ...

Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters My art is influenced by kitschy portrayals of animals from mass-marketed popular culture, the nightmarish imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, and my animal rights activism. My "religious animals" paintings are a reaction t...

Murphy Adams

Murphy Adams Painter Murphy Adams creates mixed media works primarily in acrylic and ink on paper. Her pieces explore the complexities and absurdities of daily life. Drawing on elements of folk & outsider art her quirky, naive style is intentionally childli...

Nadja Martens

Nadja Martens The first 8 years of my life I grew up in a forest where I lived with my grandmother, deep in the woods. The forest, with it's wicked magic and tall tales, provided the setting for my earliest childhood memories....

Sandi Billingsley

Sandi Billingsley Sandi Billingsley is an American artist who has sold her art and painted high end homes from coast to coast. As a professional faux finisher, she has over twenty years of experience understanding and recreating surfaces, painting murals, and combin...

Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Shannon Amidon has been a resident artist with KALEID Gallery since it began in 2006. She creates mixed media artwork primarily concentrating on the ancient medium of encaustic painting. She incorporates natural, upcycled and repurposed materials i...

Tanya Varga

Tanya Varga Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler) is a freelance digital and traditional media artist living in San Jose, California. She attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she studied 2D illustration/animation and advertising. Havin...

Tim Walters

Tim Walters Tim Walters' work is informed by his lifelong love of science fiction, fantasy, and the surreal, and straddles the boundaries between abstract and concrete, dreaming and waking, intuitive and rational, familiar and strange. Over the last few years, W...