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Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch

Sunday, 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

Foodies at Codex 2017

Friday, 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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It’s pARTy time!

Sunday, 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

Early Fall Art Events

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Friends,

We both have work in ELEMENTAL: Interpretations of Water, Earth, Air & Fire at:

Art Ark Gallery
September 4 – 19
1035 South Sixth Street, San Jose

Opening Reception: September 4, 6 – 9pm.
Part of South First Fridays Art Walk + Street Market

Artists’ Talks & Closing Reception: September 19, 11am – 1pm


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North Fair Oaks Public Art
Kent’s recent public art project is up in four locations in North Fair Oaks, our home community.

Project information here.

North Fair Oaks Art Walk & Public Reception:
October 3, 10am – 12 noon
Reception Location: TBA


Book Arts Jam 2015 

Our imprint, Hunger Button Books, will be at this year’s Jam event, put on by the Bay Area Book Artists.

Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
October 17, 10am – 4pm

Chocolate Foodie Wishes for February 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

We have been hungrily working on three new projects for Mooncakes, Churros, and Cherry Pie which opens today at the Euphrat Museum in Cupertino, California. It is feeling like we just ate a whole box of designer chocolate truffles.

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February 2 – March 19
Reception: Febraury 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
See the Museum website for the full schedule of events associated with this exhibition.

One of our new projects is a Meaning Maker: Food Edition. Download your copy from the Meaning Maker website.


Paul Davies‘ (Whirligig Interview, March 2013) opera, Carlota, will be performed Sunday, February 15th, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose, CA.

The opera is directed by Daniel Helfgot with Barbara Day Turner conducting the ensemble. Soprano Christine Capsuto sings the title role of Carlota, Stephen Guggenheim, tenor, is Maximiliano, and mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker is Carlota’s handmaiden, Sara.

For ticket information Carlota Opera 2x

New Hungerbutton Publications and Exhibitions

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Kent Manske: A SurveyPreNeo Press & Hungerbutton Books are artfully excited to bring you two new monographs:

Kent Manske: A Survey with an introduction by Drew de Arc.

A survey of artwork by our own printmaker and book artist Kent Manske, who processes the world through the creation of personal visual narratives and symbols. Full color. Paperback.

Diane Cassidy: Responding to aMuseDiane Cassidy: Responding to aMuse with an introduction by Jade Bradbury & interview by Nanette Wylde.

In this oeuvre, which spans thirty years of capturing the world as seen through the lens of photographer and maker of artists’ books, Diane Cassidy, she demonstrates a consistent vision sparked by humor, wit, intelligence, and a keen sensibility that makes us think, undermines our equilibrium and forces us to look at things from a different perspective. Full color. Paperback.


Kent & Nanette are both exhibiting in (This is Ourselves) Under Pressure! at 1890 Bryant Street Studios in San Francisco. This exhibition is in conjunction with Paper on the Press 2014 a conference co-hosted by The American Printing History Association, Friends of Dard Hunter, and The San Francisco Center for the Book. The exhibition was curated by Anne Beck.


Nanette is showing artists’ books, electronic flipbooks and net.art in Book Art Art Book at the Crawford Campus Center Gallery, The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. This exhibition was curated by Susan Coote and runs through October.


Also showing through October is an exhibition curated by Nanette of books by Bay Area Book Artists at the Menlo Park Library in Menlo Park, California.

Southern Graphics Conference in the Bay Area

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Friends,

There is a dizzying schedule of printmaking events and activities in the Bay Area this week associated with the Southern Graphics Council (SGCI) printmaking conference, March 25 – 29. Below are several opportunities to see our new work. For conference schedule visit Bridges SGCI Schedule.

We hope to see you.
Kent & Nanette


Undercurrents

Undercurrents, a group portfolio Kent curated is exhibited at the Peninsula Museum of Art through June 8.
SGCI Reception: Thursday, March 27, 5-7 pm.
Public Reception: Sunday March 30, 1- 4 pm.

Artists: José Arenas, Servane Briand, Julia Bradshaw, Mike Day, Ema Harris-Sintamarian, Ianne Kjorlie, Eric Kneeland, Kent Manske, Robin McCloskey, Doug Minkler, Susan O’Malley, Fanny Retsek, Karen Rush, Nanette Wylde.

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I Will Remember by Nanette Wylde. Whence by Kent Manske.

Awagami Paper Factory

Our new prints and books printed on Awagami paper will be shown at the conference Vendor and Publisher’s Fair.

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TerrainPassing by Kent Manske.

Wabi Sabi

Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland screen printed on the gallery wall during the Wabi Sabi opening reception March 15, 2014. The exhibition run through April 12th.
Alterspace Gallery, 1158 Howard Street (between 7th & 8th)
Thursday-Saturday 1-6 pm

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Other Conference Events

The Mission Art Walk is a self-guided walk takes place Saturday evening, March 29, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes 17 different venues, all featuring printmaking and works on paper. Here’s a pdf map.

Photo by Harlan Crowder.

CSI: Las Vegas

Monday, October 7th, 2013

CSI: Las Vegas Cover PreNeo Press is dancing in the streets and putting on the Ritz with the launch of CSI: Las Vegas.

CSI = Cultural Spectacle Investigation.

CSI: Las Vegas is the second in a series of urban photographic explorations which result in full color, print-on-demand, artists’ books. CSI: Las Vegas was created by Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde. It is published by Hunger Button Books.

To receive your personal invitation to the costume extravaganza launch party, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at PreNeo Press in Redwood City, California, email to: csiparty@preneo.org.

Rumor has it Elvis will be in the house!

Autumn Art

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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Our current exhibitions and events.

Diverse Paths
Augmented Reality Installation
Public art commission for the Palo Alto Art Center
located on the Embarcadero Road lawn through December 8, 2012.

The Art Center is having its Grand Re-opening on October 6.
Funded by ArtHERE/ZERO1 San Jose.

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Feminism and the Artist’s Book
In conjunction with Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art at The Brooklyn Museum

Central Booking
Brooklyn, New York
October 19-December 30, 2012
Reception: October 19, 6-8pm

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Printmaking Center of New Jersey
August 18 – October 13, 2012

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Book Arts Jam
We’ll be showing our newest book: Creative Sightseeing Investigation: NYC

Lucie Stern Community Center (new location)
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
October 20, 2012, 10am – 4 pm
Bay Area Book Artists

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The Art of Education: De Anza and Foothill Art Faculty/Staff Show
Euphrat Museum of Art
Cupertino, California
October 22 – December 7, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m
Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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X Libris
Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, California
Nov 7th – Dec 1st
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10,  7 – 10pm
Closing Reception: Friday, November 30, 5 – 8pm

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Seeing Silicon Valley
Augmented Reality Intervention
at fine cultural institutions in the downtown San Jose area
Available indefinitely.

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Anniversary
PreNeo Press is celebrating 20 years of creative collaboration!

Earth • Science • Art

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Kent and Nanette are exhibiting new work in:

Earth • Science • Art
R. Blitzer Gallery
Santa Cruz, California.

earth • science • art/sixteen collaborative explorations is a project that pairs 16 artists from California’s Central Coast and the greater San Francisco Bay Area with 16 scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, located in Santa Cruz, California.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 1st, 5 – 9pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, July 6th, 5 – 9pm

Conceived and curated by Lisa Hochstein.

Open Studios & Current Exhibitions

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

finder two by kentJoin us May 19 & 20 for an afternoon of hanging out and talking about art.

Silicon Valley Open Studios
We are site #27.
Hours: 11 – 5
33 Dexter in Redwood City

Current  & Upcoming Exhibitions:

Earth • Science • Art opens June 1 at R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz, California.

Nanette’s The Qi Project, which many of you participated in (thank you!), is published in the Spring 2012 edition of The New River,  a journal of digital writing and art out of Virginia Tech University.

Hello Catty! is showing at: Artists’ Book Cornucopia III, Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado thru June 2; and at the annual Altered Book fund raiser at Marin MOCA in Marin, California thru May 26.

If you are in or visiting Indiana, Nanette has a print in Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze at The Kinsey Institute Gallery located in Bloomington, Indiana thru June 29.

Image: Finder Two by Kent Manske.

DYAD at Art Ark Gallery

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Kent & Nanette will be showing new works in:

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DYAD is a group show of thirty local artists who have chosen two pieces of their art to exhibit together as a unit. The theme of the show is intended to create an exhibition of paired works that suggest a dialogue or create a dynamic interaction; be it complimentary or opposite, attraction or repulsion or somewhere in between the works are attempting to engage each other as well as the viewer.

Curated by Valerie Raps

Reception: Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm with live Classical Guitar by Gene Torchia. Gallery is open by appointment only.

Contact: Valerie Raps at info@artarkgallery.net

Art Ark Gallery, 1035 South 6th St, San Jose

Whirligig Interview: Valerie Raps

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

raps_smWhirligig is all tooled up over a new interview with metal arts artist Valerie Raps and her recent public art project for San José’s  Alum Rock History Corridor Project.

Cultivating Community is a life-size, stylized spring tooth harrow created from fabricated steel and cast bronze. The tines of the harrow are made from casting the arms of ten San José community members.

The sculpture is located at Tropicana Shopping Center at King and Story Roads in East San José.

The dedication ceremony is Saturday, October 29, 10:15 – 11:30 am.

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

Autumn Events

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Between Us cover imageWe have a few things going on this season to share with you.

Book Arts Jam at Foothill College
Saturday October 15, 10 – 4
Nanette will be writing Poems on the Spot with Robert Perry as part of Spontaneous Word Combustion
Both Kent and Nanette will be showing book works in several of the Jam exhibitions, including a group showing of Focus Generator inspired projects.

Uncommon Threads
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
September 23 – October 29

Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story
Handmade & Bound, Watkins College of Art, Nashville, Tennessee
September 30 – October 31

15th Anniversary Exhibition
San Francisco Center for the Book, 16th at Deharo, San Francisco, California
through November

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco.
November 4 – 26

The Asian Connection: Art in a Global Age
Asian Arts Gallery at Towson University, Towson, Maryland.
through November 5

Book Arts & Printers’ Fair at Fort Mason

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

  
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PreNeo Press & Hunger Button Books will be at Pacific Center for the Book Art’s Annual Book Arts & Printers’ Fair at Fort Mason in San Francisco this weekend.

Saturday, May 7, 9a – 3p.

Stop by and say Hi!
   



New Year Events

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

01doll-christopher3Gualala Arts presents Dolled Up, featuring the works of Signe Barrar, Elaine Benjamin, Matthew Christopher, Eileen McGarvey, Jane Reichhold, Shannon Shea, and Nanette Wylde.

In this exhibition artists push the limits of how we understand and think about the doll using installations, video and animation, portraits, books, narratives and unique doll objects.

The reception is Friday, January 7, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition runs through January 30, 2011.

More info at: Gualala Art Center

While you’re in the stunning left coast towns of Northern California catch José Arenas’ book signing on Saturday, January 8 at the Phoenix Restaurant in Point Arena. 5:30 – 7ish pm.

José’s book,  A Little Piece of Happiness, was recently published by PreNeo Press’ Hunger Button Books .

Image: Matthew Christopher, Western 1:47

A Little Piece of Happiness: Paintings of José Arenas

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

josecover300Hunger Button Books is delighted to present A Little Piece of Happiness: Paintings of José Arenas. This monograph features 53 of the paintings Arenas created between 2005 and 2009.

José Arenas is an Oakland, California and Brooklyn, New York based artist who spent much of his childhood traveling between Northern California and Guadalajara, Mexico. His experiences navigating cultures, past and present, is a point of investigation in his work. Themes in his imagery include migration, memory, childhood, rites of passage, and disjointed identities.

Book launch and signings are in the works. Tentative schedule includes PreNeo Press Studios in Redwood City on December 20 and a Gualala/Point Arena locale on January 8.

Friend us on Facebook for updates and news.

Book Arts Jam 2009

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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PreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are delighted to participate in the 8th Annual Book Arts Jam, Saturday, October 17, at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 10am – 4pm

We will have books, prints, Meaning Makers, and democratic multiples for your visual and intellectual amusement. Additionally, Nanette will be writing poems on the spot at Spontaneous Word Combustion, a BABA fundraising collaboration with Robert Perry and members of Bay Area Book Artists.

Directions and info at: http://bookartsjam.org

Open Studio on Saturday, Sept.12

Monday, September 7th, 2009

PreNeo Press will be participating in an Open Studio event at Linden Street Artists’ Warehouse in Redwood City.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Linden Street Artists’ Warehouse

275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California
Across the street from the Target Shopping Center on the west side of El Camino Real (just south of Hwy 84/ Woodside Road). Behind the Chinese Restaurant.

http://www.artsopolis.com/event/detail/54407

We hope to see you there!
Kent & Nanette

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