What are your memories of plastic bags?

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Memories of Plastic bags

What are your memories of plastic bags? This interactive installation titled: Canned, Memories are Priceless aims at finding out! The installation is now exhibiting at Anne and Mark’s Art Party in San Jose :https://artpartysj.com/

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If you feel like sharing your memories of plastic bags, let me know!


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, www.artpartysj.com. 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: https://artpartysj.com/about/sj-hotels/ 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: https://artpartysj.com/tickets
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

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: http://artpartysj.com/

Enjoy the aftermath.

Art Party flyer BACKHere is part of the list of the participating artists: ( for links to the artists please go to:http://artpartysj.com/)

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