Sun’s Out

May 24th, 2019

All that magnificent California rain has made for a showy summer garden and bountiful art season.


Kent Manske: All Cells from Cells

Cell 2 & Cell 27, screen-based monoprints by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: May 24 – July 19
Reception: Sunday, June 2, 4 – 6pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm, Saturday: 8am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 6:30pm
Concert Night: The World Harmony Chorus will perform a free concert at CSMA on Monday, June 10 at 7:30pm. The gallery is open all evening. Kent will be in the gallery before and after the performance.

Community School of Music and Arts
Finn Center, Mohr Gallery
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, California

Omnis Cellula e Cellula (all cells from cells) presents invented organisms, membranes, bacteria, genes and cancers. These individual cells express the artist’s exploration of wonder, beauty, interconnectedness, reason, traits, evolution, healing, aging and death. The works celebrate the 50 trillion cells in each human body, the ecosystem of our planet and the Universe–all space, time, matter and energy. Corpus Animare, Volumes I, II & III, are one-of-a-kind large format artist’s books. In Latin, corpus translates to body and animare to give life. Making imaginary cells gives the artist hope that creativity and intelligence will prevail over the greed and ignorance that contributes to the destruction of species biodiversity.
CSMA Interview with Kent Manske


Summertime Group Exhibitions

Hand Book Binders of California 47
Nanette is showing her newest book, Positioning, in this HBC 47th Annual Members’ exhibition.
Exhibition: June 8 – September 2
Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2 – 5pm
Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, California

ebaybie Kim by Nanette Wylde
ebaybie Kim, intaglio print by
Nanette Wylde, 2004

Traditional Techniques, Contemporary Prints
Kent and Nanette both have work in this California Society of Printmakers and TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) collaborative exhibition.
Exhibition: May 16 – August 15
Gallery Hours: open by appointment. For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.
The Barn Gallery
YoloArts
512 Gibson Road, Woodland, California

Palo Alto Art Center Residency
Nanette has a printmaking residency at The Palo Alto Art Center in July.
Reception: August 22, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, California

Bound Unbound V
Aesthetics 4, from Nanette’s series of wearable altered books in included in this library exhibition.
Exhibition: August 26, 2019 – January 3, 2020
University Libraries
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota

Aesthetics, wearable altered book
by Nanette Wylde, 2017.

Spring Time Growin’ 2019

April 9th, 2019

Below are some art things we are growing alongside propagating seeds for the Summer garden and disrupting beautiful weeds nourished by Winter’s glorious rainfall.


Regional Collective

Corpus Animare III, artist’s book by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: March 11 – April 13
Gallery Hours: Monday -Saturday: 12 – 4pm
Janet Turner Print Museum
Arts & Humanities Building
California State University, Chico, California


Print It!

Nests IVa, screen-based monoprint by Kent Manske, 2015

Both Kent and Nanette have work in this East Bay gallery exhibition.

Exhibition: March 16 – April 21
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12 – 5pm, Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Village Theatre Art Gallery
233 Front Street, Danville, California


Left Coast Annual 

Omnis Cellula e Cellula, screen-based monoprints by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: April 12 – May 19
Reception: Friday, March 12, 7 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, California


California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition 

Acknowledge, monoprint dyptich by Kent Manske, 2016

Exhibition: April 16th – June 1
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, California


Silicon Valley Open Studios & Art Garage Sale

A few of the items for the Art Garage Sale

Open Studio: May 4 & 5, 11am – 5pm
Join us for camaraderie and conversation at our home studios.
Site 27 in Redwood City.
SVOS
Kent Manske
Nanette Wylde


Coming Soon:

Kent Manske: All Cells from Cells (solo exhibition)
Exhibition: May 24 – July 19
Reception: Sunday, June 2, 4 – 6pm
Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, California


Prints & Artist’s Books Exhibitions

January 6th, 2019

After 20+ years as a Professor of Art at CSU Chico Nanette makes the transition to full time studio with a solo exhibition in Mountain View.

Nanette Wylde: On Longing and Other Stories

Exhibition: December 14 – January 27
Reception: Sunday, January 13, 4 – 6pm

About On Longing and Other Stories
The exhibition includes prints and handmade artist’s books which contemplate and celebrate various aspects of both the built and the natural world. These narrative works seek to tease out possibilities of interaction including observations, reflections, judgments and habits of thought and non-thought. The works explore ways to engage the minds of the audience (and the maker) with both visual and textual elements.
CSMA Interview with Nanette

Gallery Hours
Monday -Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

Community School of Music and Arts
Finn Center Mohr Gallery
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040


Kent and Nanette are both launching new books at:

CODEX VII 2019

The Codex Foundation was conceived in 2005 by Peter Rutledge Koch, fine press printer, and Susan Filter, paper conservator. Its purpose was to create an environment for promoting the book as a work of art. They accomplished this by bringing together the Best of the Best book artists and fine press printers from around the world to share their work, explore new and old concepts, and to start an on-going conversation about the fate and future of the book as an essential art form.

The CODEX VII Book Fair will feature more than 200 Exhibitors from 22 countries and host over 3000 visitors including Special Collections Librarians and Private Collectors from the world’s best libraries.

Sunday, February 3, 12:30 5:30pm
Monday, February 4, 12:30 6pm
Tuesday, February 5, 12:30 6pm
Wednesday, February 6, 10am – 3pm

Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Winter Solstice 2018

December 20th, 2018


Solstice Joy from Kent & Nanette

Autumn 2018

September 2nd, 2018

September is an active month in the Bay Area for art and environmental action.

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring together leaders in the sciences, health, education, politics and engaged citizens in San Francisco September 12 – 14, 2018.

Affiliate events throughout the Bay Area, open to the public, are being hosted by diverse organizations and include exhibitions, talks, interactive events and live music. On Saturday, September 8, thousands of activists/participants will gather near Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco before marching down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza, where 55 murals will be painted in and around the park to create, what organizers are calling, the biggest street mural ever.


These are our current exhibitions:

ClimART: 2018 Climate Action Exhibit

For ClimART Kent will exhibit print installations, Omnis cellula e cellula (all cells from cells) v1 & v2. The exhibition features 48 international artists making print-based works about our environment.

September 8 – 23, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8pm
Academy of Art University Cannery Galleries
2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, California


Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory 

Bay Area artists Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, and Nanette Wylde (from the environmental art collective Eco Echo) will create a dynamic, interactive art exhibit celebrating the relationship between art, science and the environment.

The Cubberly Studios ARTLab will be transformed into an art/science laboratory where the public can participate in art “experiments” allowing children and adults to investigate the interrelated spheres of art, ecology, environmental science and conservation. The spirit of this event is to celebrate the experimental nature of scientific inquiry and the art-making process. Each artist will create a lab specific to his or her own media and process, challenging the viewer to engage with the environment on a deep and creative level.

Kent and Nanette will orchestrate a CoLABorative Screen Printing Event at the opening reception. Come pull some prints and take home art. This event is great for kids.

September 15 – 23, 2018

Opening Reception & CoLABorative Screen Printing Event: Saturday, September 15, 7- 9pm
Gallery hours: September 16, 22, 23: 11- 4pm

ARTLab Gallery
Cubberley Artist Studio Program
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California


Thinking outside the Frame

There is one more month to experience Kent’s installation Genetic Garden v5.17.18 in this California Society of Printmakers’ exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.

through September 30, 2018

NUMU
106 E. Main Street in Los Gatos, California


Connect and Collect

Our artist’s book Foodies: Seven West Coast Foodie Vignettes is included in this annual SJICA exhibition, auction and fundraiser.

September 29 – October 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7th, 1 – 4pm
Silent Auction: Saturday, October 13th, 5 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5pm; Saturday/Sunday, 12 – 5pm

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose, California


Book Arts Jam 2018

The Book Arts Jam is a one day celebration of the book, print & paper arts held on the peninsula, midway between San Francisco and San José. Activities include: exhibiting artists, a gallery exhibition, material and ephemera vendors, make & take activities, letterpress printing demonstrations, speakers and artists’ talks.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11am – 5pm

Redwood City Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, California


Our thoughts are with all who are experiencing the effects of drastic climate challenges such as the devastating fires here in California.
Kent & Nanette

Silicon Valley Open Studios & Spring Activities

September 2nd, 2018

Silicon Valley Open Studios
May 5 & 6, 11am – 5pm
at our home studios: in Redwood City.
SVOS


Thinking Outside the Frame, a group printmaking exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.
Contact Kent for an invite to the private reception on Thursday evening, May 17.
May 18 – September 30, 2018
NUMU, 106 E. Main Street in Los Gatos, California


San Francisco Center for the Book’s Inaugural BOOKWORKS: An Artist’s Book Fair!
May 18, 5:30 – 8pm
San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco, California
Admission is free! R.S.V.P. here

About Bookworks: An Artist’s Book Fair
Bookworks at the San Francisco Center for the Book is a great place to start your artist’s book collection, to meet fantastic book artists, and spend time with friends over cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. The vision for Bookworks is to encourage the beginning artist’s book collector, support local book artists, and provide a social event for the community.


Betweenscapes
as part of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
May 3 – 24
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6 – 9 pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco, California


Points of Departure
a California Society of Printmakers exhibition
May 7 – 25
Reception: May 19, 3 – 6pm
Bridge ARTSpace, 23 Maine Avenue in Richmond, California


and for our midwestern friends:

Tales of the Sea

May 19 – July 14
Reception:  Saturday, May 19
South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix Street in South Haven, Michigan

Felicia Rice Interview & Eco Echo Exhibition

February 10th, 2018

Much has been revealed in this engaging and insightful Whirligig Interview with Felicia Rice. Rice is a printer, publisher, writer, visual artist, performance artist and award winning maker of books. She is known internationally for her artist’s book, CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS from Columbus to the Border Patrol, a collaboration with Enrique Chagoya and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Rice recently celebrated 40 years as Moving Parts Press with a retrospective exhibition: Perseverance furthers: Moving Parts Press 1977-2017 at Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California. We met up to experience her work, talk about making books, art and working with other creatives.

Read Felicia’s Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection

March 3 – April 15, 2018

Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, Nanette Wylde


Exhibition
WORKS/San José
, art and performance center
365 South Market Street
San José, California
workssanjose.org

Gallery hours: Fridays 12 – 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4 pm
Opening Night: First Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm

South First Fridays Art Walk:
Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm
April 6, 7 – 10 pm
Eclectic evenings of Arts & Culture in downtown San José’s SoFA district.
www.southfirstfridays.com


Exhibition Programming

Sunday March 11, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Kent Manske
Conversation with Kent Manske around his installation Cell Garden. Points of departure will include biology, interconnectedness, life cycles, health, healing and epistemology. The artist will briefly talk about his experimental approach using screen printing to produce one-of-a-kind prints that evolve, mutate and synthesize from blank states to living, thriving organisms.

Saturday, April 7, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Ginger Burrell
“Subversive Comfort: Artists’ Books as a Tool for Raising Social Consciousness”
Artist Ginger Burrell will discuss the use of the book format by artists to explore political and social concerns. What is it about artists’ books that provide a unique opportunity and approachability not usually found in other artistic media? How can the selection of content, materials, images, scale and design engage a viewer and communicate an artist’s message? Explore examples of artists’ books that attempt to raise social consciousness, including three works by the artist included in the Echo Echo exhibition.

Sunday April 8, 4:30pm
Panel: “Big Dirty Secrets: Three Photographers Engaging in Environmental Advocacy in the San Francisco Bay”
Photographers Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang and Barbara Boissevain will discuss their ongoing photography projects that address environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists will share how the devices they use in their work aim to provoke discourse on local issues and encourage environmental stewardship. They will also discuss the relationship between contemporary photography and environmental and social advocacy, including the “Apocalyptic Sublime.” Managed and moderated by Barbara Boissevain.

Saturday, April 14, 4:30 – 6:30pm
“Constellations in Paper,” Bookmaking workshop with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson
In this workshop, learn the basic of embroidery on paper. Bring a design of your own or use one provided to sew a design onto a sheet of decorative paper. Embroidery on paper can be a little different that the traditional form on fabric, but still can create a wondrous and exquisite design. At the end of this workshop, this embroidered paper can stand alone, or participants will have the option of turning it into a cover for a handmade book! No embroidery or bookbinding experience necessary, all materials provided.

In addition, Anne and Michelle are Artists in Residence at the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum through March 24, working on the Rhinoceros Project. Visit www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency/ to learn how to participate in sewing circles and paper-making happenings.

Winter Solstice 2017

December 21st, 2017

Solstice 2017

Solstice Joy, Kent & Nanette

Holiday Open Studios

November 21st, 2017

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Artists’ Holiday Open Studios
December 2 & 3, noon – 5 pm

• 11 locations in Redwood City & San Carlos
• 100+ Artists

Join us here at PreNeo Press for two enjoyable afternoons of art, conversation and libations. We are featuring local artists, printers, writers, poets and photographers: Ann Baldwin, David Edward Beres, Ever Rodriguez and Nora Raggio. This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of a local print & book arts studio engaged in book binding, screen printing, monoprinting, etching, relief printing, letterpress, digital and hybrid media.

PreNeo Press
33 Dexter Avenue, Redwood City

Preview of All Locations
rwcahos.com

Google Maps to All Locations

Printable Map

Wylde Over It


WORKS San José Benefit Auction
We support WORKS San José
365 South Market Street, San Jose, California

Auction night: Saturday, December 2
Party starts 6pm, live auction starts at 7pm!

Exhibit on view: November 4 through December 2
Hours: Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays/Sundays 12-4pm
Click here for Auction previews and full list of artists!


Poop Alert
Nanette got tired of seeing dog poop bags left on the trail, so she intervened on this poopy problem. I left my dog poop bag on the trail


Thankful
This Thanksgiving, we are particularly thankful for the biodiversity of our planet with an understanding that diversity is critical to our survival. We appreciate individuals who take action to protect and preserve our natural world.

Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch

September 24th, 2017

We are appreciating our Bay Area Art Roots with this new Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch.

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Jan is an artist, educator, writer, curator and cultural worker. She was the executive director of the Euphrat Museum at De Anza College in Cupertino for 32 years. During that time she laid the groundwork for an engaged and inclusive museum environment by continuously tapping the diverse local voices of Silicon Valley.

Jan continues her work as a community builder with Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, a history of the art of the greater South Bay area from the post-Mission era artifacts of our First Nation peoples to the artists and activists that have made the western/southern half of the Bay Area the rich and vibrant scene it is today.

Read her Whirligig Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Upcoming Events
Book Arts Jam 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 am – 5 pm

A celebration of book arts presented by the Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), featuring:
• exhibition of artists’ books
• artists selling handmade books
• artist’s talks
• sale of donated books, art, and tools
• demonstrations and hands-on activities

Free Admission & Parking
Program, Schedule, Directions & Parking Info: www.bookartsjam.org

Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Map to Palo Alto Elks Lodge


Mark your calendars
Artists’ Holiday Open Studio
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017
12 noon – 5 pm

Over 100 artists at 11 sites in Redwood City & San Carlos
www.rwcahos.com

PreNeo Press & Friends
33 Dexter Avenue
Redwood City

Whirligig Interview with Michelle Wilson

May 29th, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! It’s a new Whirligig Interview with papermaker, printmaker, bookmaker, conceptual and social practice artist, and art educator, Michelle Wilson!

Michelle Wilson Corn, Incorporated

Michelle Wilson is a papermaker in an extremely complex sense. Her work with paper is both conceptual and concrete as it extends from the making of sheets for artist’s books and printmaking to social practice, sculpture and installation. As a somewhat recent transplant to the Bay Area, Wilson has quickly embedded herself and her work into the consciousness of the local art scene with a residency at the School of Visual Philosophy, a Small Plates commission from San Francisco Center for the Book, teaching at both San José State and Stanford, engagement with a handful of arts organizations, and many exhibitions.

You can read Michelle’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Our own current activities:

Kent is showing in Pressing On — Contemporary Printmaking at the Richmond Art Center. June 13 – August 19 with a reception on June 10.

Nanette is showing in Art of Our Century at the Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University June 1 – September 9.

Yay! for summer break, the garden being in, kittens, and studio time.

Whirligig Interview with C.K. Itamura

April 27th, 2017

We are metaphorically euphoric due to this Whirligig Interview with C.K. Itamura.

C.K. Itamura is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer.

Her work responds to a wide range of personal and social content; and is realized as richly engaging, metaphorically layered, participatory, conceptual installations.

C.K. is currently exhibiting a trilogy of works under the theme of s+oryprobl=m, in three North Bay locations.

Read about them with her interview here.


Our own exhibitions during the month of May include: The Art of the Book at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California; and #Resist at the Nave Gallery in Somerset, Massachusetts.

Blooming in 2017

March 28th, 2017

With both Spring and politics in the air, we both had fun writing tracts for free distribution. Find racks filled with tracts on the wall at:

Alternative Facts at Works/San José.
Reception: April 7, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – 23, 2017
Location: 365 South Market Street, San José, California


Foodies is currently showing at:

Art of Gastronomy II, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California. March 8 – May 14.

Celebrate!, Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. April 7 – June 25.

the art of gastronomy


Nanette has artists’ books in two traveling exhibitions:
Global Matrix IV International Print Exhibition, Robert L. Ringel Gallery and the Stewart Center Gallery at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Idaho Booker’s Dozen 2017,  Idaho Center for the Book, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.

and a print from her recent On Longing series is showing at:
2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

Foodies at Codex 2017

February 3rd, 2017

Two years in the kitchen and we are salivating to serve up Foodies at Codex February 5 – 8.

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Foodies: Seven West Coast Foodie Vignettes is a portfolio of seven letterpress printed folios, each with wood type printed cover, two color interior screen print illustration, and original story which explores the diversity of meaning in food related language. Foodies is housed in a letterpress printed portfolio.

The print work for this project includes 46 press runs of 25 colors. The stories are by Nanette Wylde. Illustrations and design by Kent Manske.

You can see and read more at: preneo.org/projects/foodies. Or visit us at Codex!

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Winter Solstice 2016

December 21st, 2016

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It’s pARTy time!

September 18th, 2016

Join us at Anne and Mark’s Art Party & Opening Night Gala on September 24th. There will be 300+ exhibiting artists, live music, dance, spoken word, fire arts, fashion shows and food trucks. This event is at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San José, California. Get your tickets in advance at: artpartysj.com

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Kent will exhibit new works from three print series: Conditions narrate states of being and coping strategies. Nests is a series of one-of-a-kind experimental prints. Cells explores imaginary living organisms and microbiome.

Nanette will exhibit four images from On Longing, a series of 50 unique monoprints completed this last summer. Each print is a mandala which contemplates and celebrates the natural world. The series takes its name from Susan Stewart’s book: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. The Art Party is discussed in the Mercury News, where Nan’s work is also featured.

Photo of the studio while the On Longing series was still in-progress, Spring 2016.

Photo of the studio while the On Longing series was still in-progress, Spring 2016.


Meaning Maker is 10!
Of course, we are trying to make sense of the upcoming November election. Thus we have created a new and improved version of Meaning Maker U.S. Presidential Elections Edition. Download your free copy at the Meaning Maker website, and distribute as you will.

Meaning Maker LogoIn the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. Presidential Elections Edition was on exhibit and take away in Vote your Subconscious at Works/San José and will be exhibiting in: POLITICS (NOT) AS USUAL at Branner Spangenberg Gallery:
275A Linden Street in Redwood City from Oct 7 – Nov 13, 2016.
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 7, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

This Summer we hand-delivered Art Viewing Experience Edition and U.S. Presidential Elections Edition to two significant events in Europe: The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany; and the opening of the Tate Modern Switch House in London. Other European museum and gallery locations which experienced bursts of Meaning Makers include: Brussels, Paris, Dresden and Prague.


Don Drake and Kate Jordahl invited Kent to write the afterword for Kate’s True North Editionsone poem book, no. 6, featuring Don’s poem, End. The book launch for one poem books no. 5 and no. 6 will be at Don Drake’s Studio, Dreaming Mind, on Saturday, October 8th from 2 – 4 pm. There will be readings! 5664 Sun Ridge Court in Castro Valley, CA.

Kent is also showing in Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: In Defense of Culture at the San Francisco Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 100 Larkin Street, from September 17 – January 1, 2017.

The Future, an artists’ book collaboration between Nanette and Nora Raggio, will be showing the month of October in Words|Matter, Chicago.

Nanette’s Storyland v2 was invited for exhibition in Shapeshifting Texts, International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality in Bremen, Germany. Her print, Propagare, was exhibited at the Graphic Arts Workshop, Scuola Internaziale di Grafica in Venice, Italy; and she received a juror’s award for her needle felted book, Between Us Two, at The Art of the Book, Sebastopol Center for Art in Sebastopol, California.

Our collaborative photo book, CSI: Las Vegas, was included in 23 Sandy Gallery’s summertime Wanderlust exhibition and subsequently acquired by UCLA’s Fine Arts Library.


On another note, we’ve decided to take an extended leave from facebook. We still want to hear about your Art Adventures, however. Our individual emails are the best way to let us know what you are doing. We continue to engage with instagram: @kent.manske @nanwylde

Breezy Spring Pollination

April 24th, 2016

The busy spring bees have us both showing books and prints in a handful of exhibitions. We are also excited to cross-pollinate our social practices with an upcoming Meaning Maker intervention.

We celebrated Dada’s 100th anniversary with a poetry reading :
Nothing is Here, DaDa is its Name

Nothing is Here: Dada is its Name

Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City, California.
Curator: Michael Paulker.
Closing & Dada Performance: Sunday, May 1, 4pm.


Wanderlust
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
Curator: Laura Russell.
May 27 – July 30, 2016.

Wanderlust is a German word made from wandern which means walking and lust which translates as desire. We are showing CSI: Las Vegas in this exhibition.


LOOK! BOOK ARTS 

Look Book Arts! at Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California.
Curator: C.K.Itamura.
April 14 – May 22, 2016.
Closing Tea & Salon: Sunday, May 22, 2 – 4pm.


Home at Art Ark, San José

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Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 6-9 pm.
Curator: Valerie Raps.

We are honored to participate in Valerie Raps last exhibition as curator of Art Ark. Her ten year tenure has launched Art Ark as an important San José art venue. Please come honor Valerie and her partner, Andrew Hedges, during the reception on May 6th.
Pictured is Kent’s Nest IVc.

April South First Fridays Art Walk in San José.


Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here!

March 5 – May 15, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Crafts & Multnomah County Library, both in Portland, Oregon.
Beau Beausoleil’s curatorial project which responds to the bombing of the booksellers’ street in Bagdad continues to inform, inspire and activate us.


Meaning Maker
We will be distributing our Control and U.S. Presidential Elections editions of Meaning Maker at: Open Engagement 2016 POWER, April 28 – May 1. This social practice conference is headquartered at the Oakland Museum of California and includes many additional sites throughout the Bay Area.


In early April, Nanette and Nora Raggio showed their book, The Future, in Space Jam at The Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City. Nanette is exhibiting in The Illustrated Accordion at The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6 – 27.

YAY! Here’s cheers to all of the springy art abounding in our universe.

Whirligig Interview with Angelica Muro

February 24th, 2016

Angelica MuroWe are excitedly paying attention to cultural metaphors and media trends because of this new Whirligig Interview with San José based artist, curator, and art educator Angelica Muro.

Muro has a B.A. in photography from San José State University, and an MFA from Mills College. She is currently Director and Chair of Visual and Public Art at California State University, Monterey where she teaches courses in photography, integrated media and media culture.

In this interview Muro talks about the influences of media in our daily lives, teaching today’s college students, narco-culture, audience, curating and collaboration.

Her newest project, created with Juan Luna-Avin, Club Lido: Wild Eyes & Occasional Dreams opened February 12 at Empire Seven Studios in San José.

Read Angelica’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Deep February

February 9th, 2016

We are leaping heart deep in a cool bevy called art! and find that

The Future is here!

Nanette and Nora Raggio will perform a reading of their artists’ book:
The Future: an epistolary.

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Date: Saturday, February 27, 3 – 5pm.
Location: somewhere on the mid peninsula

Space is limited:
Please R.S.V.P
 by Saturday, Feb. 20 to: thefuture@hungerbutton.org.

We will send you the exact location beforehand.


We are exhibiting in a small winter flurry of group exhibitions:

  • Lovers and Other Strangers, Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City, California. Curators: Martha Branner and Michael Paulker. Opening: February 14, 5 – 8pm. Closing February 28, 2- 4pm.
  • The Printed Page II, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Juror: Sarah Carter.

Remembrance IV

  • Contemporary Book Arts, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire. Curators: Kimberly Kersey Asbury and Alicia Bailey.
  • An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street
    • Kaleider, Exeter, U.K.
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
    • The Frank & Katrina Basile Gallery at the Herron School of Art and Design, The Herron Art Library of IUPUI University.

Solstice Joy!

December 21st, 2015

winter solstice card 2015

Here we are again, making our solstice card and greeting you on the longest night of the year. These cycles–they mean something to us. Most notably they provide us an opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate you, who are among the lights in our lives. We are thankful that we have the privilege to make, to share, and to be well.

May the force be with you. Live long and prosper. Peace on Earth.
With love and lightness,
Kent, Nanette, Jazpur and Smudge