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...

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...

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...

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...

Julie Barrett

Julie Barrett 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...

Laurus Myth

Laurus Myth Laurus Myth is a Silicon Valley native of Chinese and Irish descent, her work centers around re-building a culture of gifting. In 2010 she served on the Board of Directors at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center for three years. Studying Fine Arts at ...

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...

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...

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...

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...