Third Thursdays at JCO'S Art Haus ft. Lorraine Lawson
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Third Thursdays at JCO'S Art Haus ft. Lorraine Lawson

  • JCO'S Art Haus

Join us for an intimate pop-up show and informal meet-and-greet, featuring the work of artist Lorraine Lawson.
Lawson will discuss her unique process--which involves travel, treasure hunting, and experimentation--and her artistic inspiration. 

FROM ARTS CRITIC, DEWITT CHANG:
"The Bay Area artist Lorraine Lawson, whose rather more ‘kempt’ studio sits on a leafy street in a semi-industrial part of Campbell, in Silicon Valley, creates abstract paintings that prioritize creative self-expression. Combining the gestural calligraphy of traditional Asian painting, as well as Abstract Expressionism; rich, saturated color palettes that often evoke the California landscape; and collaged elements scavenged from various sources, Lawson’s paintings are indisputably personal—one of her collectors declared, 'I see your hand in every piece you do'—despite the influence of 'the great' e.g., painters like Mark Tobey, Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Rauschenberg.
Combining the spirituality and even the poetic/literary quality of Asian calligraphy with the collage aesthetic of Western modernism, Lawson’s paintings capture the welter and confusion of contemporary life while reaffirming its ambiguous and fugitive beauty—fugitive, that is, except through art."

ARTIST STATEMENT:
"The studio is the magical place where my vision and interpretation of the world take shape. I create abundant, abstract, textural works inspired by the interaction of culture, history, architecture, artifact, travel, and nature.
The wear and tear of the everyday, the breakdown of architecture and place, the evolution of culture, the way water flows through the earth inspire me to capture their essences and create art somewhere between representational and abstract.
With paint and encaustic mediums I explore watering down, thickening up or suspending to ‘disturb’ layers or elements that explore a sense of time, memory, and place. I appropriate and evolve visual symbols, like the African Sankofa to invite lyrical and meaningful ways of expressing life."
- Lorraine Lawson

Learn More: jcosplace.com/lawson

Artist Open Auditions // The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair
Aug
21
Aug 22

Artist Open Auditions // The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair

CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS:
Los Gatos Art Haus seeks creative types for long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and meandering conversations.... 

OR RATHER... We want to show YOUR work in our upcoming AFFORDABLE ART FAIR! 

JCO’S is seeking emerging artists for our upcoming VERY VERY RARE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: October 19th - October 22nd.

We are interested in artists working in ALL mediums, including but CERTAINLY not limited to:
Works on paper, mixed media, florals, seascapes, original paintings, small sculpture, abstracts, photography, still life, horses, unique (!!) landscapes, and more.

JCO'S will be hosting two days of open auditions. 
We will meet artists at the Art Haus to see their work, hear their stories, and curate a collection of emerging artists to share with our collectors.

ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: 
The Affordable Art Fair, formerly known as "Got Art? The Affordable Art Show", has been seeking the best emerging artists and promoting affordable art show since 2001. There are two shows per year, each featuring different emerging and established artists works in all sizes, mediums and styles. Our mission is to create new collectors by exciting them with affordable art presented in an unpretentious environment, using previously exhibited works of established artists and new works of the emerging talent.

IMPORTANT DATES: 
Open Auditions: 
Monday, August 22 - Tuesday, August 23
9 AM - 5 PM

Affordable Art Fair:
Thursday, October 19 - Sunday October 22

REQUIREMENTS: 
Original artwork should cost $5,000 and under
Gallery pricing and studio pricing are consistent
Willing to discount up to 25% for one weekend: The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair

*NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY*

ON THE DAY OF YOUR “ARTIST AUDITION”, PLEASE BRING:
1. 6 - 8 original works of art
2. C.V. / Curriculum Vitae
3. Artist’s Statement— a cohesive statement which ties your work together
4. Inventory Sheet: Image, Title, Medium, Size, Price
5. Your unique personality & enthusiasm for your work

CONTACT: 
fineart@jcosplace.com
JCO’S Art Haus
805 University, # E • Los Gatos, CA 95070

Affordable Art Fair
Oct
19
Oct 22

Affordable Art Fair

  • JCO'S Art Haus

Save the date! JCO'S next Affordable Art Fair will feature new works from emerging artist, and discounted works from established artists. Bay Area, if you thought world-class art was out of your budget.... This October, we're out to prove you wrong.


Jennifer Lashbrook // Exhibition Closes
Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

Jennifer Lashbrook // Exhibition Closes

  • JCO'S Place • Fine Art • Los Gatos

Last day to catch artist Jennifer Lashbrook's carefully cut, meticulously organized paint swatch masterpieces. ((After this date, private viewings of the collection may be scheduled at JCO'S ArtHaus.))