Art Party 2016 is right around the corner!

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-17-53-16I will be here!  Check it out:
The artist pages are now on the website, Check out the diverse collection of nearly 240 artists that will be exhibiting and if you haven’t already, get your tickets for the Art event you want to be talking about, NOT hearing about!
On Gala Night, we have nearly 50 writers who will be reading in the Spoken Word Lounge, while poets type personalized poems for you under the Cafe lights.
We just made history by picking up what must be the only building permit ever issued for a Rabbit Hole! You will see what the excitement is about, when you go under the blue Fairgrounds Arch and enter our Wonderland.
There is not enough room here to write about the rest of the Gala Night: the Music, Dance, Art Cars, Food Trucks, Live Painting, Fire and Film, but there is room for it all at the Fairgrounds, so come check it out!
Make a weekend of it. We have special Art Party deals at various San Jose hotels. See them here: Go out for a meal at a Downtown San Jose eating establishment on Saturday or Sunday and bring the receipt with you on Sunday. It is a free pass to view all the art you missed on Saturday night, because there was just so much happening.
Remember, most of the art is for sale.
And take a look at the ticket page and see that we are offering a “Wall Baron” package, which gets your name on a wall and a “Step It Up” package, which includes a night at the Fairmont Hotel. Both packages include a tax deductible donation and VIP tickets.
Check them out here:
VIP space is limited and tickets are selling quickly, so if you want those tickets, get them now.
See you on the 24th! Thank you again for all your support.
Anne and Mark and Georgie


“Quando la Natura Diventa Arte” is a yearly exhibition curated by Guido Gulino that takes place in Bellissimi near Dolcedo, IM, in occasion of la Madonna of Misericordia festivities

On Sunday 4th September 20l6 for the occasion of the festivities in celebration to the Madonna of Misericordia the village of Bellissimi will be decorated with a multitude of coloured flags blowing in the breeze.
The festivities start in the morning at l0.00 with a holy mass and in the afternoon from 16.00 onwards there will be games such as guessing the weight of a large round form of alpine cheese, the mouth of fortune (lucky dip) and entertainments for both adults and children with street art and magician shows by Daniel Delministro and Papillon.
Regarding artistic ability, three new murals will be shown. The exhibition When nature becomes art, creations using natural elements, in its 10th edition, will take place. It will be shown in the picturesque terraced garden of the Bellissima family who gave their name to the village.   Will take also place visits to a collective ehxibition and to the ancient Asilo of the village.
There will also be a welcoming spread of refreshments prepared by the inhabitants of the village accompanied with music from Giuliano Giuliani together with Paolo Castiglione eMarina and of course the launching of the well-known paper balloons constructed by Renzo Orengo who surprises and amazes everyone each year.


anne and mark’s art party 2014

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Yep, they did it again, Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson – artists, art-lovers, art-supporters and the ultimate cultural producers – cooked up a storm. The magical ingredient? Creativity of course. Well, bloody hard work, a population of people such as volunteers, but not only, very long hours, and a very large pinch of passion are all part of the recipe too.  The alchemy they’ve created was a hurricane that for 5 days has artified the Silicon Valley and has brought together more than 300 artists from all over the world gathering all sort of communities and creative genres lovers, from fine arts to performance and music to poetry and spoken word, to opera, fire games, food, fashion and beyond.

This visionary heroic effort seems to have delighted the community of San jose’ of which Anne and Mark are notorious dedicated members.  The opening night was a spectacular tornado that indiscriminately electrified everyone: inclusive and therefore immense. There was something for everybody to enjoy and to engage with, and everybody did. A sense of inebriating freedom swept across the fairgrounds that smelled like “smooth democratic oasis with an edge” (No, you cannot find it in the stores, and no, it is not a tequila brand neither).

Now that the flooding has quiet down what will be next? Be reassured, the cyclone is just catching its breath and gathering steam for the next high alert event. In the meantime here ( above) are just few of the 300 and more works partying at at Anne and Mark’s art party 2014 at the Santa Clara County Fairground in San Jose’ CA.

More info about Anne and Mark’s Art party can be found at:

Enjoy the aftermath.

Art Party flyer BACKHere is part of the list of the participating artists: ( for links to the artists please go to:

Sylvan Adams, Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Johane Amirault, Michael Azgour, Roberta Ahrens, Jody Alexander, Ben Alexy, Katherine Kerr Allen, Alexanna Alvarado, Juan Carlos Arujo, Jerry Ross Barrish, Dax Barker, Hildy Bernstein, Jude Bischoff, Charlotte Anne Blanc, Claudia Borgna, Andrea Borsuk, Rebecca Bui, Thai Bui, Barbara Boissevain, Shelly Bradbury, Natalya Burd, Mimi Cahalan, Jim Caldwell, Della Calfee, Ryan Carrington, Glen Carter, Sara Carter, Dotti Cichon, Brian Coleman, Kimberly Cook, Marc D’Estout, Laura Deem, Maren Deem, Dan Dermer, Kelly Detweiler, James Dewrance, Margitta Dietrick-Welsh, Christel Dillbohner, Scott Donschikowski, Nora Dougherty, Kathryn Dunlevie, Jessica Eastburn, Zach Eberly, Ken Edwards, Karen Ehlers, Christopher Elliman, Yvonne Escalante, Graciela Eulate, Ian Everard, Alexandra Frank, Gretchen Frank, Naomi Frank, Steve French, Sara Friedlander, Don Fritz, Daniel Garcia, Harriet Garfinkle, Mike Garlington, Werner Glinka, Bill Gould, Shelby Graham, Karen Gutfreund, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Jamil Hellu, Mauro Hernandez, Lisa Hochstein, Patrick Wädl Hofmeister, Bill Holloway, Evan Holm, D Hooker, Beth Howe, Jack Howe, Peter Inshaw, Josefina Jacquin, Jen Jennings, Robin Kandel, Pantea Karimi, Tobin Wynne Keller, Joseph Kohnke, Keba Armand Konte, Susan Kraft, Melissa Kreisa, Leslie Lambert, Malia Landis, Robert Larson, Carrie Lederer, Katherine Levin-Lau, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Michelle Longosz, Kresimir Luckars, Li Ma, Shakun Maheshwari, Irina Malkmus, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Will Marino, Jasper Marino, Tony May, Victoria May, Clive McCarthy, Kyle Meredith, Shelly Meredith, David Middlebrook, Joe Miller, Harriet Moulton, Angelica Muro, Michael Napper, Mike Narcisco, Amy Nathan, Cindy Nelson, Cindy Newberry, Seneca Norberg, Philo Northrup, Michael Oechsli, Denise Olenak, Sean Orlando, David Pace, Rebecca Palmer, Nanda Palmieri, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Demetra Paras, Quinn Rene Peck, Jane Peterman, Archil Pichkhadze, Diane Pierce, Harry Powers, Lynn Powers, Sam Price, Ruth Priest, Gail Ragains, Sarah Ratchye, Beverly Rayner, Fanny Retsek, George Rivera, Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Jay Ruland, Nancy Mona Russell, Chelsea Sammel, Joe Saxe, Biagio Scarpello, Tessie Barrera-Scharaga, Anne Marie Sconberg, Ron Seff, Rose Sellery, Nancy Sevier, Patty Sharky, Robbie Schoen, Sudnya Shroff, Chris Sicat, Linda Simmel, Ema Harris Sintamarian, Jim Skanberg, Jonathan Smith, Robynn Smith, Mary Souza, Richard Starks, Linda Steenkamp, D. Brent Stephens, Brian Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Anthony Texiera, Cherise Thompson, Tim Thompson, Brent Townshend, Camille Townshend, Lucy Traeger, Deborah Trilling, Sieglinde Van Damme, Adon Valenziano, Monica Van Den Dool, Cristina Velazquez, Wädl, Stan Welsh, Margaret Wherry, Wesley Wright, Shannon Wright, Carl Yoshihara.




FashionArt will have their show from 8-8:45. Models will also be walking through the gallery. It is going to be great! Please make sure you are there in time to see it. Also please post the attached on your social media accounts or ‘like’ and ‘share’ it here Anne&Marks Art Party

Getting ready for Anne and Mark’s Art Party‏


September 20 – 25, 2014
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Gala September 20, 2014

Over 30k sq ft of exhibition space and lots of room outside for huge sculptures, Art Cars, Live Painting, Gourmet Food Trucks, Performance, Dance, Varied Music Stages and lots more.

We are excited about adding a Spoken Word lounge, short films shown outside by San Jose Short Film Festival and creative fashions from FashionART Santa Cruz.

The Fairgrounds will be transformed, but it still be the place where people (before this valley became Silicon Valley) proudly brought there wares and goods to share with the whole community. Now, we are bring Art to the fairgrounds for all to see.
You will find lots of information about the event on the website,

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Anne & Mark’s Art Party — Build the Gallery Walls!

Our Kickstarter Campaign is live

It’s time to build some walls and hang the art.


Over the past eight years, our Irrational and Occasional Art Party has grown from our house to two houses to a warehouse near downtown. Each year, the number of artists who want to participate in this celebration of the arts in the South Bay has grown. So has the number of people who want to enjoy the art and an evening of dance, music, performance, food and drink.


June 28th 2014, we hope to take a big step and move Art Party to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and extend the event from 1 night to 1 week. But we need your help to transform the Fairgrounds for all the people we expect to attend.


We need to build gallery walls to hang the art, so the Art Party 2014 team has turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary money. If we can raise $25,000, the party can go on. But, we really need to raise a lot more than that in order to build 4000 l.f. of 12′ high walls to display all the art we have plans for.


We hope you can help make Art Party 2014 a big success and a major event in the growing South Bay cultural landscape, connecting established and developing artists with those who love art.


Click on the link below and check out the video we’ve put together and the cool perks that come along with each contribution. We’d love it if you could pass the word along to your friends who might be interested.


And, whether you can contribute or not, be sure to save June 28 and come to the Art Party.


Thanks for all your help and support over the years and let’s keep the Art Party going and growing.


Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson and the Art Party Creative Team