Autumn Art

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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Posted
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!

Launching U.S. Presidential Elections edition

September 8th, 2012

PreNeo Press encourages patriotic citizen action with the launch of
Meaning Maker U.S. Presidential Elections edition.

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The conventions have commenced. The debates are on their way.
Meaning Maker is an unbiased tool for navigating presidential elections.

Download your’s today! Meaning Maker!

Whirligig Interview with Lisa Hochstein

July 10th, 2012

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We are putting together the pieces with this summertime Whirligig interview with collage artist and curator Lisa Hochstein.

Lisa recently curated the exhibition Earth • Science • Art for the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. The exhibition paired 16 scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center with 16 Bay Area artists.

Her work can be seen at several Santa Cruz locations this season.  Find out where and Read Lisa’s interview at: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Earth • Science • Art

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

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

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

Occupy The Solstice!

December 22nd, 2011
Kent and Nanette wish you Light, Warmth & Occupation
this Winter Solstice and throughout the coming year.

 

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Occupy at PreNeo Press

Whirligig Interview: Valerie Raps

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

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

Whirligig Interview with Steven Andrew Kacsmar

September 24th, 2011

Phantom City

Whirligig is singing the praises of Steven Andrew Kacsmar. Kacsmar is a San Francisco based singer songwriter. His band Phantom City has just released its second CD Off the Map.

Visit Whirligig to read Steven’s interview: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Focus Generator

August 16th, 2011

fg_icon_colorPreNeo Press is focusing in on creative strategies with a new online project:
Focus Generator.

Focus Generator is a tool for artists who enjoy the challenge of randomly set project parameters; and for those who find that preset parameters help them to focus their creative energies into projects beyond their previous imaginings.

Focus Generator comes in three flavors: Focus Generator, is the primary engine and provides the highest level of challenge for the contemporary creative. Focus Light is a mid level machine for those who know their media yet enjoy the challenge of content triggers. Custom Focus provides the the highest level of individuation as it allows Participants to custom select from four areas of randomly generated stimuli.

Take the Focus Generator Challenge and check out the creative work of Focus Generator Participants: http://focusgenerator.net

Stephanie Metz Residency

August 8th, 2011

smetz12smSummer 2011 Residency Artist Stephanie Metz created a series of Monotypes with Drypoint and Chine Colle during her time in the print studios. Stephanie’s focus is overly domesticated creatures, especially those whose form has overgrown their function.

Visit Stephanie’s Residency page to see all twelve prints.

Lyn Bishop Residency

August 8th, 2011

lynbishop_smLyn Bishop focused on her move to Panama for the prints she made at PreNeo Press during her Summer 2011 Residency.

Lyn created two editions employing digital pigment printing, monotype, drypoint, screeprint and chine colle. Visit her residency page and read about her time at PreNeo Press in her blog, Sharing Secrets.

Spring 2011 Artists in the Print Studios

August 8th, 2011

maggie_bk_stand_sm Erin Manske and Maggie Manske were our Spring 2011 Residency Artists. These cousins came together during their shared spring break to visit us in California. The projects they created — although they are very different in both concept and form — both demonstrate a strong interest in interpersonal communication.

Erin created a broadside which included her own collected writings. Maggie created a blank journal as a device to communicate with a person she seeks to be closer to.

You can see Erin and Maggie’s projects at PreNeo Press Residency in the Prints Studios.

Summer Reading

June 21st, 2011

Kent and Nanette are launching this summer with three exhibitions showing their artists’ books. Happy Summer reading!

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Bibliophoria II
June 16 – July 23
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot St.
Sebastopol, California

BOOKWORKS, Pacific Center for the Book Arts’ Fourteenth Triennial
June 18  –  August 7
San Francisco Public Library
Main branch Skylight Gallery, 6th floor
100 Larkin Street at Grove
San Francisco, California

East for Art in a Global Age
September 8 – November 5
Asian Arts Gallery
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

Whirligig Interview with Jody Alexander

May 29th, 2011

alexander_artistinstudioThe book is open on a new Whirligig Interview with Santa Cruz bookmaking artist, Jody Alexander.

Alexander’s work celebrates collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.

Alexander currently has two solo exhibitions open through May 31: Jody Alexander: Sedimentals at Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Art in Mountain View, California; and The Odd Volumes of Ruby B.: An Installation at Saffron and Genevieve in Santa Cruz, California.

Read Jody’s interview at: whirligig.hungerbutton.org.

Photo by r.r. jones.

Book Arts & Printers’ Fair at Fort Mason

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!
   



Hello Catty!

April 2nd, 2011

Hello Catty! by Karen Chew and Nanette Wylde

Karen Chew and Nanette Wylde are meowing up a storm over the completion of their new book Hello Catty!

Hello Catty! is a light-hearted, yet poignant play on catty behaviors couched by a feline perspective and inspired by the meanness of others.

Designed as a movable board book, it consists of five two-page spreads. Each spread contains user interactive elements: wheels, pop-ups, pulls, spinners, windows, flaps, a game and ephemera.

A Hello Catty! celebration event is scheduled for late April. Contact either Karen or Nanette to be included in the guest list. Space is limited.

See more about Hello Catty! at Hunger Button Books.

Whirligig Interview with Marion Patterson

March 19th, 2011

mpatterson_ptlobosWhirligig is pleased to announce a new interview with photographer and Bay Area native Marion Patterson.

Patterson was mentored by Ansel Adams, and has experienced a rich history surrounding the early California art and photography scenes. She was photo faculty at Foothill and DeAnza Colleges for 28 years.

Patterson has several new bodies of work coming out based on recent travels to Antarctica and the Galapagos. Her monograph Grains of Sand: Photographs by Marion Patterson was published by Stanford University Press.

Read Marion’s interview at whirligig.hungerbutton.org.

Whirligig Interview with Stacy Speyer

February 18th, 2011

Stacy Speyer Polyhedra

PreNeo Press is tickled pink to publish a new Whirligig interview with textile artist Stacy Speyer.

Speyer recently completed a residency at the Exploratorium in San Francisco where she created an interactive exhibit of metal geometric forms known as polyhedra for the Exploratorium’s traveling exhibition Geometry Playground.

Visit Whirligig to read Stacy’s interview:
whirligig.hungerbutton.org