Artist Open Auditions // The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair
Aug
21
to 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 12  // 5 - 8
Friday, October 13 // 10 - 5
Saturday, October 14 // 10 - 7
Sunday, October 15 // 12 - 5

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

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

HOW TO AUDITION:
-Artists will have 30 minutes to present their work. 
-To view available appointment times, please visit: 
www.jcosplace.com/artist-auditions
All BOLD time slots are available; ITALICIZED time slots are filled.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:
-Email fineart@jcosplace.com with:
1. 3 preferred (available) time slots
2. 3 images of your work (titled as:
LastName.Title.Size.Medium.Price.jpg
Jenkins.Anticipation.30X30.OilOnCanvas.2500.jpg)
3. Your Artist's Statement / CV
Voila! We will be in touch with you via email to confirm your appointment time. 

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

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Third Thursday // Ronald WICK // Pop-Up
Sep
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Third Thursday // Ronald WICK // Pop-Up

Save the date! 
The enigmatic artist and perinneal JCO'S favorite, Ronald "WICK" Wickersham, is trippin' up to Los Gatos from his studio in Cave Creek, California— and he's bringing a truck ton of freshly painted artwork. 

Join us for a pop-up show, and possible painting demonstration? 
More details to follow, but I PROMISE this isn't an artist you'll want to miss.

"At first glance, the viewer sees shameless color, complex texture, and spontaneity. The creativity is raw and it’s uncooked, perhaps rough. However, a closer examination reveals an unexpected elegance along with an ambiguity, that is carefully inserted through out the work."
- From Rolling Stone Magazine

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Affordable Art Fair
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Affordable Art Fair

Save the date!

JCO'S next Affordable Art Fair will feature new works from emerging artists, and works from established artists-- all at studio prices, for one weekend only.

Bay Area, if you thought world-class art was out of your budget.... This October, we're out to prove you wrong.

Affordable Art Fair:
Thursday, October 12  // 5 - 8
Friday, October 13 // 10 - 5
Saturday, October 14 // 10 - 7
Sunday, October 15 // 12 - 5

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Third Thursday // Move Night // FRIDA
Aug
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Third Thursday // Move Night // FRIDA

Pack a picnic and join us for our second after-hours Third Thursday event:
A screening of the Academy Award-winning biographical film "Frida", starring Salma Hayek. 

-8:00 PM-8:30 PM // set up your chairs inside the ArtHaus, get settled, and enjoy four paint swatch portraits of Frida Kahlo by Jennifer Lashbrook Studio
-8:30 PM // film screening inside JCO'S Art Haus.
-Outside food is allowed for your picnic but you may not bring alcohol. (Sorry!)
-Bring lawn chairs and blankets; limited table/chair seating will be available.
- Please note that this film is Rated R – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

RSVP HERE, or mark "attending" on Facebook.
Space will be limited to 30 guests.


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 Third Thursday // Movie Night: FRIDA
Aug
8
2:30pm 2:30pm

Third Thursday // Movie Night: FRIDA

Pack a picnic and join us for our second after-hours Third Thursday event:
A screening of the Academy Award-winning biographical film "Frida", starring Salma Hayek. 

-8:00 PM-8:30 PM // set up your chairs, settle in, and enjoy four paint swatch portraits of Frida Kahlo by Jennifer Lashbrook Studio
-8:30 PM // film screening
-Outside food is allowed for your picnic but you may not bring alcohol
-Bring lawn chairs and blankets; limited table/chair seating will be available
-Please note that this film is Rated R – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.



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

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

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

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