Photos from the 17th Annual Art Show, August 2015

Filed under: Art Shows on September 20, 2015 12:55 am

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Guild Continues With Beautification Project

Filed under: Art Shows on August 19, 2015 3:00 am

Have you noticed that Campbell has gotten a bit more beautiful lately? It’s thanks to “Art Outside the Box,” a beautification project undertaken by the City of Campbell’s Civic Improvement Commission (CCIC), which has turned common utility boxes into beautiful outdoor art.

Project Manager Alan Zisser realized at the outset that the Campbell Artists’ Guild would be the perfect partner to help develop and launch the program. At his request, four Guild members formed a volunteer committee to work with the CCIC: Armidia Costello, Sharon La Bouff, Amy-Elyse Neer and Barbara Weiss.

After nearly 150 hours of both weekly planning sessions and additional production work outside of the meetings, Guild members created the “Call to Artists”invitations incorporating artwork by Amy-Elyse Neer. Invitations were distributed to relevant locations identified by the Guild to ensure artists throughout Santa Clara County were aware of the opportunity.

The response from local artists was overwhelming. Nearly 50 concept drawings were received from approximately 40 applicants. “Selecting only a few from all of the impressive submissions was a very difficult task,” said Armidia Costello. But select they did, and as of this week there are six beautifully painted utility boxes in and around downtown Campbell. Four more paintings are in the works. To find the locations of these painted boxes, log onto

“The Guild’s Art Box Committee contributed to the planning, research, materials and color consultations, document development and technical information. Members continue to volunteer to clean and prime the boxes prior to painting by the artists. The Guild also contributed financially to this successful program and sponsored one of the boxes,” said Barbara Weiss, then President of the Guild. “With Phase 1 nearly complete, the Guild’s committee is looking forward to working with the CCIC on Phase 2, which may include an additional 10 utility boxes spread throughout the City.”

17th Annual Art Show announcement

Filed under: Art Shows on June 24, 2015 1:59 am

17th Annual Art Show at the Triton Museum of Art located in Santa Clara, CA. Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4:00 p.m. through the month of August.

Campbell Artists’ Guild is please to present its 17th Annual Art Show at the Triton Museum of Art located in Santa Clara, CA. Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4:00 p.m. through the month of August.

Join us on Sunday, August 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for our Open Reception when delicious refreshments, festive music, a chance to win the door prize, awards will be presented, and vote for your favorite piece of art will be among the festivities. A fun event for the entire family.

City of Campbell Launches New Art Project

Filed under: Art Shows on February 21, 2015 5:10 pm

With the help of several members of the Campbell Artists’ Guild, the City of Campbell and its Civic Improvement Commission has just launched its utility box beautification project, Art Outside the Box. You may have noticed the results of such projects throughout San Jose or Santa Cruz, and other nearby cities where
artist have undertaken the beautification of utility boxes.

Art Outside the Box provides an opportunity for artists residing in Santa Clara County to paint one of up to ten utility boxes throughout Campbell. It would be such a source of pride for the Guild if one or more artists from within our organization were selected to participate. An Honorarium is offered and the amount depends on the box selected. Box prep and sealing will be provided by the city. If you think you might be interested, please see the City’s website for links to more information on eligibility, guidelines, box locations, photos, plus instructions on how to submit your application and conceptual drawing.

To participate, you must be a resident of Santa Clara County. Your application and concept must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2015.

If painting a utility box is not your strong suit, you may still participate by becoming a patron or donor (no amount is too small), and you may do so on the web site or in person.

16th Annual Art Show

Filed under: Art Shows on July 21, 2014 11:56 am

Fellow Exhibitors,

Registration Day is quickly approaching and I am confident Triton Curator Preston Metcalf will once again provide a stellar job in hanging and lighting our art. Well known, local artist and recently appointed as President of the Board of Trustees for the Triton Museum of Art, Jeff Bramschreiber, will be our officiating judge this year. Award ribbons will be installed by opening day: Friday, August 1.

Registration Day – Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. until noon

–           Please arrive on time.

–           Guild Board members have graciously volunteered to help with registering your art so the process should go smoothly and quickly.

–           Additional instructions will be provided to you that morning.

–           We have our General meeting at 1:30 p.m. that day so we all want to have a bite to eat beforehand and attend the meeting on time.

–           If you have business collateral (business cards, brochures) please bring them for the duration of the show.

Artists’ Reception – Sunday, August 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

–           Please plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m.

–           This is a joint effort and every exhibitor is asked to help set up and tear down the refreshment tables, and help with other duties as needed.

–           Note that when preparing food or purchase of festive libations, we are expecting 100+ guests to this event. Please plan accordingly.

–           All Guild members are invited to attend the reception and provide support to their fellow artists.

–           Award recipients will be acknowledged at the reception.

Hosting – Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, noon-4:00 p.m. the month of August

–           Please understand that if you are unable to honor the day(s) you have signed up to host, you are responsible for finding another Exhibitor to switch dates with or find a Guild artist to take your place at a cost of $20 payable to that artist. If at all possible, please provide at least 24-hour notice.

–           There must be two hosts in attendance at all times.

Pick Up Art – Saturday, September 6, 11:00 a.m.-noon

You will sign out your art on this day so be prepared to patiently wait your turn in this process. Failure to pick up all your art will result in a charge of $5 per piece per day payable to the Art Show Chair for storage but, the Art Show Chair cannot be responsible for damage that may occur while storing your art.

Thanks much.

Barb Overholt
Campbell Artists’ Guild
Art Show Chair