Benefit Art Auction and Exhibition – Works/San José

Support South Bay Arts! My piece “Dances with Wire” title by Joe M. @ original ink-on-paper drawing up for auction at Works/SanJosé’s 40th Anniversary Auction. November 10 – December 2, 2017.

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What’s the best kept secret for the South Bay art collector? It’s the Works Benefit Art Auction! With 40 years of supporting the local arts community you can expect to find works donated by artists with national and international reputations, plus the opportunity to discover emerging artists with unique and groundbreaking work.

This is your chance to start, or build, your collection by supporting your community art center in the South Bay’s most eclectic and accessible art auction!

Silent Auction starts first Friday, November 3, 6-10pm and continues through auction closing night gala: Saturday, December 2, 6pm opening with bids closing live at 7pm. Purchase a bidder number and bid throughout the exhibition!

Proceeds benefit our annual calendar of guest curated group exhibitions, open-call non-juried shows, all-ages art activities, and events like Flash Fiction Forum and Well-RED reading series.

Works/San José
365 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

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Abstract Illustration by Jemal Diamond – Phantom Galleries

PLEASE join me for the OPENING RECEPTION of “Abstract Illustration by Jemal Diamond” Phantom Galleries at The Pierce Apts. curated by Vivian Giourousis. Friday, November 3, 2017. See teaser video.

Phantom Galleries is pleased to present a special collection of limited-edition prints by abstract artist Jemal Diamond. The collection, created solely on the Apple iPad, explores at the cross-section of digital design and traditional mark making to create new, contradictory, layered, abstracted figures and landscapes. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jemal takes a playful, improvisational approach that aims to keep the viewer’s joyful engagement while introducing a wide-range of darker graphic indicators and visual cues.

For this exclusive collection, each limited-edition fine art print, hand-signed by Jemal, is beautifully mounted in a black satin wood frame, printed on Pura Fine Art velvet paper, 4-ply conservation rag mat, and acrylic non-glare glazing.

Artist Reception: First Friday, November 3rd, 7pm – 11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS #ArtWalkSJ
with live music performance by Cellista®

Exhibition dates: November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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Phantom Galleries at The Pierce Apts.
2 Pierce Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110
Gallery open daily 9am–6pm. Free admission.
408-271-5151 •

Park at Convention Center Public Parking,
1199 W. San Salvador St., San Jose, CA 95113
Walk three blocks to Pierce Apartments,
2 Pierce Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

Curator Vivian Giourousis’ teaser video: click here.

Tiny Monsters – Fe Gallery

“Roadmap to Existentialism” title by Jim K. included in Fe Gallery’s wonderful TINY MONSTERS group exhibition August 12 – September 28, 2017.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 6pm

It’s a great big world…

We live in yet some of the greatest threats come in the smallest and most deceiving packages. So we host our Tiny Monster themed art show in tribute to the wolf in grandmother’s clothes, to the bump in the night, to the monsters under our beds and to all of your most dangerous creations who lurk in a tiny frame.

TiNY MONSTERS, Fe Gallery’s national juried show featuring over 90 pieces of 2d and 3d monsters and monster stuff.”

Fe Gallery
1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

“Roadmap to Existentialism” title by Jim K.
Hand-signed, limited-edition print on panel available for purchase exclusively through Fe Gallery through August 28. Prints available for purchase HERE.


Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit (mDAC) 2017

On of my favorite pieces “Queens Crossing the Nile” title by @i.c.u.movement is selected as one of the “Top 100” digital paintings for Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit (mDAC) 2017.  Thank you to jurors Nikolai Lockertsen and Anat Ronen! 

Grand Opening of Mobile Digital Art Exhibition
Friday 5:30pm – 8pm, August 11th, 2017
Fun, Music, Food & Wine, Live iPad painting, FREE entry! 

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Prints can be purchased here! What’s YOUR title? #TitleMe


This piece was created on the iPad using ProCreate. Progression animation of the drawing can be viewed here (

#mdacsummit & #mDAC17


Taking Liberties – Works/San José

Celebrating Works/San José’s 40th anniversary, “Hangman’s Strife” title by Tiffles B. will be included in TAKING LIBERTIES member group exhibition August 4 – August 20, 2017.

Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, August 4
Part of #SanJose’s South First Friday #ArtWalkSJ
Art Walk map:

Works/San José
365 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

“Hangman’s Strife” – title by Sparkles B. 16.75″ x 40″ beautifully mounted on panel could be yours!

Taking Liberties, Works’ 2017 member exhibition is an arts community celebration of 40 years of democratic, community access art. This exhibit of artists who support the community building concept of Works will reveal the broad range of messages, experiences, methods, and styles of our multifaceted community. Members of Works/San José range from widely exhibited and collected artists to emerging artists and even some newcomers exhibiting for the first time. Celebrate the diversity of our visual arts community on view together at Works.

Mapping as Source: the Personal Cartography of Art Maps

My piece “Fly Me to the Moon” title by Jana E. will be included in Art Benicia’s MAPPING AS SOURCE: THE PERSONAL CARTOGRAPHY OF ART MAPS group exhibition July 29 – August 27, 2017.

Member Preview: Thursday, July 27th,  6-7 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29th, 6-8 pm

Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Ste. 114
Benicia, CA 94510

Juried by Katherine Harmon, author of one of my favorite books “You Are Here, Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination”!

“There has always been a mapping impulse in human consciousness. The map is the quintessential tool for charting human progress, collective knowledge, and personal experience. Maps establish boundaries and meanings. They are a source of discovery and use a specific language. They also provide windows into the unknown.”


“Artists chart singular perceptions rather than assert any collective truth.” (Katharine Harmon) The artist map conveys personal territory, calling out to viewers, “I Am Here”. Art maps can be used for exploration of the personal, the political, or as a tool to investigate the experimental. Mapping as Source focuses on the many ways artists use or create maps for personal expression.”


ArtSpan Flower Power Happy Hour Art Walk

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love – ARTSpan’s Art-in-Neighborhood’s program presents the Flower Power Happy Hour Art Walk! Currently on view and for sale at The Marker Hotel, San Francisco, three of my favorites available in limited-edition prints:

“Double Dare”
title by Chuka C. 26″x34″
The Beating of My Heart in Stereo” title by Susan L. 26″x26″
Traveling Treasures” title by Kristin L. 26″x26″ 

Join the ArtSpan Flower Power Happy Hour, Art-In-Neighborhoods Art Walk
Thursday, July 20, 4:30pm-9:00pm 

Join ArtSpan for an art walk through five of our Art-In-Neighborhoods Exhibitions. Enjoy an Artist Reception with Happy Hour refreshments at each location. All five venues are within walking distance (0.7 miles total area). The full art walk can be completed in 15 minutes, but you’ll want to stick around for more at each happy hour event! Click here for Google map.

ArtSpan_FlowerPower_map4:30-6:30pm – The Mosser Hotel –  54 4th Street, SF, CA 94103
Featuring ArtSpan Artists: Hemali AcharyaRobert HowardSophia Lee & Matthew Priest

5-7pm – CounterPulse – 80 Turk Street, SF, CA 94102
Featuring ArtSpan Artists: Tracy Taylor Grubbs

6-8pm – Hotel Adagio – 550 Geary Street, SF, CA 94102
Featuring ArtSpan Artists: Denise Dmochowski, Robert HowardSophia LeeNatalia Lvova &Matthew Priest

6-8pm – The Marker Hotel – 501 Geary Street, SF, CA 94102
Featuring ArtSpan Artists: Nash Bellows, Jemal Diamond, Anna Gelman, Scott Idleman, & Natalia Lvova

7-9pm – PianoFight – 144 Taylor Street, SF, CA 94102
ArtSpan Artists: TBA

About the Art-in-Neighborhoods Program:
ArtSpan’s Art-in-Neighborhoods program serves the city of San Francisco by connecting communities with local artists while activating spaces with vibrant, locally-made artwork. ArtSpan partners with local businesses and building owners to bring art exhibitions and art events to businesses, dormant storefronts, and empty spaces for lease that seek artwork for their blank walls. Local artists who are ArtSpan members are given the opportunity to display, promote, and sell their artwork in these diverse venues. All aspects of the program allow otherwise unused walls, spaces, or properties to become creative arenas for celebrating local arts.

LACDA Electron Salon

My piece “Wifi Machine” title by @Nicology will appear at The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art‘s ELECTRON SALON group exhibition July 13 – August 10, 2017.

Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm
Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 15, 6-9pm
Join us, we’ll be there for the opening!
Second Art Walk (closing): Thursday, August 106-9pm


This exhibit also includes a special party for the Digital Art Community (DAC) at the SIGGRAPH convention, Wednesday, August 26-9pm.

The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Gallery Row area of downtown Los Angeles
104 E. 4th St. between Main and Los Angeles Streets

Maps and Gallery Row information:

Introspection APÉRO Catalogue July 2017

Thrilled to be included in Apéro Gallery’s Fine Art Collection 2017 “Introspection.”

Curator Review by E.E. Jacks: “Phonographs and King Dragons” – Title by Lisa A.

“This charismatic, and illustrative work is by artist Jemal Diamond. Diamond has connected a very comprehensible series of lines, where the definable subjects appear to slowly manifest themselves to the viewer. This minimalist metamorphosis is wonderfully imaginative, and the playful, yet mature arrangement of elements in this piece, applaud the concise title.” – E.E. Jacks

You can download the whole catalogue for free from Apéro Gallery’s website at:


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