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Artist Portfolio Reviews
Sunday, February 23

*Registration Opens Wednesday, February 12, 10am*

More Reviewers Announced! 

  • Jessalyn Aaland; Artist, Curator/Producer at Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Abby Chen; Artist, Independent Curator, and Curator of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum
  • Kevin B. Chen; Artist, Independent Curator, Educator
  • Mel Day; Artist and Lecturer, San José State University, Co-founder of the Wall of Song Project
  • Beverly Rayner; Artist, Art Educator, Director and Curator at Cabrillo Gallery
  • Meg Shiffler; Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries
  • Andrea Schwartz; Director, Andrea Schwartz Gallery

How to Register: 
  1. Mark your calendar to call in on Wednesday, February 12th, starting at 10:00 am. Call the Curatorial Department at 408-283-8155 to speak with a staff member and register. Keep in mind that registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all time slots are filled.
  2. Visit our website and click on the names of reviewers to read their biographies. Each artist participant will have the opportunity to meet with two reviewers for twenty minutes each. We ask that you familiarize yourself with the list of reviewers and be prepared to share your top four preferences when you call.
  3. Unless you are a scholarship recipient or a current member, plan ahead and become a member. All participants must be current ICA members at the $40 Individual Level or above. Not sure if you have active membership? Call our Membership Manger Lisa to check at 408-283-8155.
Learn More
Be Art, Make Art at February First Friday
Friday, February 7, 7pm—10pm 
Free and open to all
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Art After Dark
Thursday, February 13

Join us for the ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out — Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music, and enjoy our winter exhibitions Sense of SelfClive McCarthy: Electric Paintings, and Stas Orlovski: Chimera
Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality Book Launch
Saturday, February 22

Join us for the book launch for Alan Rath: Virtual Unreality, a catalogue featuring the works from this exhibition as well as many other pieces by the artist, and an accompanying mobile app. Signed catalogues will be available for purchase and the artist will be in attendance.
On view through March...
Sense of Self
through March 15

Artforum Critic's Pick
Clive McCarthy: Electric Paintings
through March 22

Stas Orlovski: Chimera 
through March 22

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

ABOUT THE ICA Founded in 1980, the ICA has long been committed to presenting solo and group exhibitions of visually compelling and conceptually challenging contemporary art in all media, as well as a variety of public programs that include exhibition tours, panel discussions, artist presentations, workshops, demos as well as impromptu conversations in the gallery. Our distinctive Sandbox Projects provide visitors with the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a unique art environment, while giving emerging and mid-career artists the opportunity to experiment, take risks and develop new work. The gallery is also activated by opening receptions, First Friday gallery walks, ICA Live! performances, and installations in the front windows. Admission is always free!

TALKING ART is a series of lectures, panel discussions and engaging public talks aimed at promoting dialogue and conversation about art. In this Public Program series we engages artists, students, collectors, and community members through professional development programs and interdisciplinary artist conversations.
Members and Students are FREE, general admission is $10 for Talking Art.

ICA LIVE seeks to explore the role of the performance art medium in contemporary society. Held every First Friday of the month as part of South of First Area (SoFA) district’s South First Friday, it is a special one-night experience that includes thought provoking experimental art performances and opportunities to engage with contemporary artists. Performances have taken place within the galleries, in the lounge, at the public park (parque de los pobladores), which is located across the street from the ICA. Performances are free and open to the public. During First Fridays the ICA is open from 10AM-10PM.

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