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Silent Auction & Party

Saturday, October 13, 5pm – 8pm
Party is free and open to the public!
Must purchase a $50 bidder number in order to bid.

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Live Auction & Gala

Saturday, October 27
Open to ticket holders only.
Doors open at 5pm, auction begins promptly at 6pm.
(Please note new time!)

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 Collector Members get FREE tickets!
Become a member and claim your tickets today

Join at the $250 Collector Level and receive TWO tickets to the ICA's Silent Auction and Live Auction Gala (a $200 value) before they go on sale to the general public! Your membership also includes an invitation to our exclusive Brunch & Bid event! Become a member and secure your tickets to this annual sell-out event! 
Brunch & Bid
Sunday, October 7, 11am-1pm

Need more reasons to become a member and claim your complimentary auction tickets? Ticket holders are invited to an exclusive preview of the auction exhibitions, complete with champagne and brunch goodies!
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Upcoming September Events
ICA Live! 
Girl Power Poster Workshop

Friday, September 7, 6pm-8pm

Free and Open to the Public
RSVP on Facebook 
For the September ICA LIVE! performance, meet us at the Hello Kitty Monument in the ICA where we will get creative and  learn about the former protest activities of activist #HaterGirl followed by a protest sign making workshop in conjunction with Kathy Aoki's solo exhibition #WishYouWereHere.  Plus, see the exhibition before it closes this Sunday, September 9!

In the Press: 
Here Kitty, SCU Stories, by Ethan Beberness
Faux Show, Modern Luxury | Silicon Valley, Ahn Minh-Lee

Summer Exhibitions 
Closing Party

Sunday, September 16, 2-5pm
Free and open to the public!

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Summer Exhibitions Closing Party Events

2-3pm, Participatory Singing/Spinning
3-4pm, NextNewGames Artists Talk
4-5pm, Print Party

Haven't seen the summer exhibitions at the ICA? It's not too late! Join us on September 16th for a day of art making and conversation with artists featured in the exhibitions. Drinks and snacks provided.
  • From 2-3 pm, On Your Left artist Taro Hattori invites you to participate in Leitmotif, an ongoing participatory piece originally created during his residency at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. By turning the pedal of an upside-down bicycle wheel, participants will be invited to sing a song in memory of someone.  Hattori will call on participants of all talent levels to contribute to this ongoing project – whether you only sing in the car or shower, or you sing on Broadway – he wants you to sing and spin! 
  • Following Singing/Spinning, join us for a gallery walk through from 3-4 pm with NextNewGames curator, Patricia Cariño Valdez, and select artists featured in NextNewGames including, Sam Vernon, Asma Kazmi, and Lark VCR. 
  • Afterwards, join On Your Left artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari from 4-5 pm as they lead a community printmaking demonstration with their Sanctuary City Mobile Print Shop cart. (’s also Sergio’s birthday!)

Closing next week!
On Your Left
On view through September 16
Main Gallery 

In the press: 
San Jose ICA Celebrates the Bicycle, Metro News, Wallace Baines, August 1
On view through September 16

Focus Gallery
In the press: 
Sights and Sounds in San Jose, KQED Arts, June

Asma Kazmi & Alum Lark VCR at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Berkeley Arts + Design, June 11
Coffee with Cathy
(the Auction Edition)
Starting: Wednesday, September 26, 10am-11am
Free and open to the public!
Join us in the gallery for a behind-the-scenes peak into the ICA's 38th Annual Silent and Live Auctions through the eyes and mind of our Executive Director, Cathy Kimball! Three informal, informative and interesting coffee chats are scheduled to coincide with the delivery, installation and exhibition openings of the Silent and Live Auctions:

Wednesday, Sep 26, 10am-11am
Wednesday, Oct 3, 10am-11am
Wednesday, Oct 10, 10am-11am

Bring your favorite mug, or score one of our new ICA custom mugs in the ICAtoGo store, and we'll fill you up for these lively discussions held in the gallery. This is a unique opportunity to catch Cathy for some casual conversation regarding collecting contemporary art! See you there!
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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Hours: Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, 12pm-5pm
(408) 283-8155
The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is a non-profit cultural space that presents thoughtful, challenging, and awe inspiring exhibitions. Our shows include diverse work in all media by regional, national and international artists, from emerging to world renown. Founded in 1980, the ICA is dedicated to promoting greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Our wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including panel discussions, lectures, performances and publications all serve to foster freedom of expression, critical thinking and open dialogue among the diverse community of Silicon Valley. 

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