Root and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community
, with articles by Maribel Alvarez and Raj Jayadev, edited by Nancy Hom and Ann Sherman. 184 pages. Color. ISBN: 978-0-9983084-0-1
Silicon Valley’s innovative arts collaborations and organizational structures—offshoots, spin-offs, and startups—were founded by unsung heroes who resisted the establishment. Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community
explores that ignored history, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the development of arts and culture in the South Bay Area. Tracing connections between the influential work of historical figures like the ancestral Ohlone, Juana Briones, Marjorie Eaton, and their modern-day equivalents, Roots and Offshoots’
profiles of passionate individuals, creative partnerships, and maverick arts institutions offer insights into the art of community building.
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Something Together, 1996.
Offers a glimpse of people and organizations working locally and internationally,
particularly collaborations related to shared, deeply felt experiences.
Interdisciplinary, intercultural, combining fun and fervor, this project
nurtures hope for art forms that draw individuals and communities
together in new ways.
Collaboration with Slobodan Dan Paich. Collaborating organizations
included Artship Foundation, Augustino Dance Theater, and Indian Canyon
Ranch/Costanoan Indian Research, Inc. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch.
Contributors include: Slobodan Dan Paich, Augusto Ferriols, Oden Santiago,
Mark Beaver, Norine Nishimura, Anne-Marie Sayers, Russell Imrie, and
Gerri Parker. 15 pages, 17 illustrations. Published in conjunction
with the exhibition: Heartwork:
Creating Something Together, Euphrat Museum of Art, 2/6-4/17/96.
Across: Art by Recent Immigrants, 1994.
Wide variety of works by San Francisco Bay Area visual artists who
have immigrated to the United States since 1980. Features artists
from Argentina, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Iran,
Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, the former USSR,
Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Includes extensive interviews and commentaries
on the concept of immigration as representative of the common human
experiences of continual and rapid change, shifting identities, and
loss of secure place called home. Coming
Across speaks of a U.S. culture constantly challenged and renewed,
in part through the richly varied influence of artists who are immigrants.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Project development by Jan
Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers and Judy Goddess. Included collaboration
with the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Betti-Sue Hertz, with funding
from the Rockefeller Foundation and the NEA. Introductory essay "Coming
Across: Art by Recent Immigrants," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries:
Mark Ong, Vishwas More, Seán O'Riordan, José Antonio
Burciaga, Salwa Mikdadi Nashashibi, Andrew Lam, Van Anna Duong. Project
Coordinators: Diana Argabrite, Kim Sanzo, Laura Yasuda. 65 pages,
31 illustrations, perfect bound. Published in conjunction with the
two-part exhibition: Coming Across:
Art by Recent Immigrants, Euphrat Museum of Art, 2/3-4/20/94,
9/27-12/8/94. ISBN 1-886215-00-6.
Fourth R: Art and the Needs of Children and Youth, 1992.
After decades of the three Rs cliché (reading, writing, arithmetic),
what about art, the fourth R? Articles include art-world artists,
art passed from parent to child, art made by children and youth at
times of crisis, art produced in community collaborations. Selected
art programs are featured, during school hours and out in the community.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch and Patricia Albers. Introductory
essay "The Fourth R: Art and the Needs of Children and Youth," Jan
Rindfleisch. Commentaries: Lorraine Serena, Ruth Asawa, Sofia Mendoza,
Marilyn Krysl, Eliot W. Eisner, Charlene Williams, José Antonio
Burciaga. Contributors include: Willie Birch, Shooting Back, Inc.,
Peter Carpou, Ann Y. Sheridan, Susan Cervantes, and Jane Ash Poitras.
50 pages, 24 illustrations. Published in conjunction with the two-part
exhibition: The Fourth R: Art and
the Needs of Children and Youth, Euphrat Gallery, 1/7-4/23/92.
The Fourth R: Art
looks at some of the artists and art programs that address the needs
of children and youth. The Fourth
R books and archival documents, including an eight-page publication
on local unsung heroes in art education, have been sold or distributed
to donors, council members, commissioners, child advocates, other
government/education/community leaders, and the press. The books have
been requested by arts and education leaders.
from Experience: Artists over Fifty, 1990.
This book presents years of life experiences, bringing together artists
of different backgrounds and attitudes. Articles provide information
about the art, the artists, progressions in their work, and when possible,
relationships to larger issues on aging. Offers an intimate look into
the circumstances and challenges these artists have faced and at the
variety of artistic responses. Honors changes that occur in artists'
work as they age. The artists brought different cultural and geographic
perspectives from their studios across the United States and Mexico.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers. Consultants:
Patricia Albers, Judy Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant. Introductory essay
"Drawing from Experience," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries include Robert
Rice, Eloise Picard Smith, Gwen Yao, and Charlotte Suskind. Contributors
to the book include Patricia Albers, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Beth Coffelt,
Andy Grundberg, Addie Lanier, Lucy Lippard, Dorothy Mayers, Karen
Nuñez, Andree Marechal-Workman, and Jan Rindfleisch. 40 pages, 22
illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Drawing
from Experience: Artists over Fifty, Euphrat Gallery, 1/2-2/22/90.
of the Refugee Experience, 1988.
Articles on art by and about refugees from Southeast Asia, Central
America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and elsewhere around the world, providing
insight into the human story of expulsion: tales of the old country,
the journey, the new country. While the refugee experience is often
harrowing, it is an integral inescapable part of the life of many
highly creative artists.
Niwat Pao-in, untitled color
photograph taken in refugee camp Phanat Nikhom in Thailand. Back cover:
Art of the Refugee Experience,
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Collaboration with Eve De
Bona, Director, Helias Foundation for Art and Human Rights, and with
United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the United States
Committee for Refugees. Consultants: Laurel Herbenar Bossen, Judy
Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant, Alison Wells. Introductory essays "Art
of the Refugee Experience," Jan Rindfleisch, and "When Elephants Fight,"
Eve De Bona. Commentaries: Terry Kratovil, Roger P. Winter, Peter
Selz, Whitney Chadwick, Marcia Chamberlain, Luis Jimenez, Florence
Wong, Marcia E. Fong. Contributors include: Eve De Bona, David Henderson,
Catalina Parra, Shifra Goldman, Denis Collins, Judy Goddess, Victor
Valle, Madeline Janis, Michael LaVigne, Assefa Adefris, Tam Nguyen,
Roger Harmon, Stephen Salmon, Linda Smith, Salwa Nashashibi, Robert
Darr, Barbara Harrell-Bond, Janet Spritzler Levin, Milton N. Estes,
Thomas Steel, David Gilbert, and Linda McKinney. 56 pages, 35 illustrations,
3 maps. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Art
of the Refugee Experience, Euphrat Gallery, 1/26-3/24/88.
The book Art of the Refugee Experience
presents art and writings emanating from the wide range of refugee
experience, yet points to common emotions and circumstances shared
when people are forced to function in an unknown culture. The book
illustrates conflicting, ambivalent viewpoints about the old country
and the new country. Some artworks condemn the horror left behind;
others idealize that image called home, build on centuries-old traditions,
explore art world frontiers, or create a world of serenity and beauty.
Copies of Art of the Refugee Experience
were requested by the Afghan Cultural Assistance Foundation for use
in San Diego's Soviet Arts Festival. An additional thirty copies of
Art of the Refugee Experience
were requested by the refugee camp Phanat Nikhom, in Thailand, where
it was used in special classes for refugees.
Power of Cloth: Political Quilts 1845-1986, 1987.
Jane Benson and Nancy Olsen with Jan Rindfleisch. Points to the power
of quilting as an art medium for political expression, and addresses
the history and nature of the current renaissance in political quilt
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Introductory essays "The Power
of Cloth," Jan Rindfleisch, and "The Power of Quilts: An Introduction,"
Jane Benson, Nancy Olsen. Contributions from Libby Westie, Stewart
Burns, Ricky Clark, Judy Goddess, Laurel Herbenar Bossen. Consultant:
Lucy Cain Sargeant. 63 pages, 22 color illustrations. Published in
conjunction with the exhibition: The
Power of Cloth: Political Quilts, 1845-1986, 3/3-4/19/87.
Art: Contemporary Issues, 1986.
Includes issue-oriented art and writings by artists, commentaries
by people with strong points of view, criticism, information and questions,
and the story of a project that included two exhibitions as well as
the book. Articles relate individual experiences regarding "making
a point" and "spelling it out " in art.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Consultants: Dr. Judy Goddess,
Lucy Cain Sargeant, Lenda Anders Barth. Introductory essay "Content:
Contemporary Issues," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries: Lenda Anders
Barth, Michael S. Bell, Margy Boyd, Bill Honig, Ana Huidobro, Ruth
Yoshiko Okimoto, Annie Reis, Moira Roth. Contributors include: Michael
S. Bell, Douglas Holmes, Dennis Heekin, Lee Roy Champagne, Frances
Butler, Harriete Estel Berman, Sharon Wood, Gloria Rose Ott, Juana
Alicia, Keith Sklar, Laurie Marks with C. E. Santiago, Judy Goddess,
Sharon Wood, Eleanor Dickenson, Joe Sam., Ann Einstein, Lenda Anders
Barth, Barron Storey, Marie Thibeault, Al Farrow, Eve De Bona, Audrey
Keller, and Gen Guracar. 64 pages, 41 illustrations. Published in
conjunction with two exhibitions: Content Art: Contemporary Issues,
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, 10/19-11/16/85, and Content:
Contemporary Issues… Points and messages… Making a point…
spelling it out… and talking about it!, Euphrat Gallery,
Collectors In and Around Silicon Valley, 1985.
Articles follow collectors from the first stages of personal acquisition
to the later stages of public participation and exhibitions. The collectors
provide essential first-hand information for understanding the diverse
directions, motivations, and values inherent in collecting. The articles
identify resources for collectors and would-be collectors.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Consultants: Judy Goddess,
Lucy Cain Sargeant. Introductory essay "Art Collectors In And Around
Silicon Valley," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries: Michael S. Bell, Georgianna
M. Lagoria, Keiko Mizushima Keyes, Edna and Farley Young, John Stewart,
Paula Z. Kirkeby, Dede Evans, Ronnie Goldfield, Mildred Howard, Cordell
Koland, Robert Flynn Johnson, Consuelo Santos Killins, Senator Alfred
E. Alquist. Contributors include: Benjamin Eisenstat, M. Lee Stone,
M.D., Shirley Ross Davis, Jeanne Abbott, Betty Hill, Carol Little,
Amy McKittrick, Phyllis Willits, Rosemary Young, Paul M. Cook, Donald
B. Goodall, Albert A. Eisenstat, Mort Levine, Anonymous, Jay Pidto,
Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Dewey, Joseph Zirker, Michael Rossman, Irving
Fromer, The Hon. Henry Ramsey, Jr., Wallace Stegner, Dorothy Varian,
Claude A. Look, Marion Patterson, Chuck Henningsen, Marie Johnson-Calloway,
Paul Pratchenko, Philip L. and Susan Hammer, Alexander H. Ellenberg,
M.D., F.A.C.S., Jan MacDonald, Meryle Karloff Holmes, Stephen R. Stern,
Alan Leventhal. 57 pages, 34 illustrations. Published in conjunction
with the exhibition: Art Collectors
In And Around Silicon Valley, Euphrat Gallery, 2/19-4/18/85.
Presents viewpoints, issues, art, and artists, all relating to the
subject of "faces," and addresses questions such as: When do faces
in art affect people, instruct people? Consider a commissioned portrait
of an executive, an un-commissioned portrait of an artist, a political
caricature, a documentary photograph, a face from a public mural,
a face drawn using computers and artificial intelligence, and a mother's
face drawn by her child.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Collaboration with Lucy Cain
Sargeant. Introductory essay "Faces," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries:
Charles Shere, LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, Charles Miedzinski, Carmen
Lomas Garza, Kristina Hooper, Carlene Young, Harry Mittelman, M.D.,
David A. Heagerty, Brian K. Grayson, Fred Martin, Betsy Fryberger,
Michael Bell, John Vasconcellos. Contributors include: Phyllis Butler,
MaryEllen Ray, Beth Coffelt, Patrick Findley, Caroline Drewes, Judy
North, Beverly Mayeri, Betty Bentley, Richard Bermack, Jean La Marr,
Daniel Galvez, Keith Sklar, Ron Kilgore, Susan Siminger, Marie Franklin,
Ruth Yoshiko Okimoto, James Paul, Signe Wilkinson, Susan Brennan,
Karen Sjoholm. 48 pages, 37 illustrations. Published in conjunction
with the exhibition: Faces,
Euphrat Gallery, 2/7-4/27/84. Cover: Leo Holub, Imogen
Cunningham, 1972. Photograph, 8"xl0". Judy North, Bobby,
1976. Watercolor on canvas, 40"x30".
Religion, Spirituality, 1982.
Investigates the art of many religious and spiritual groups today,
concentrating on art produced, collected, or displayed in the greater
San Francisco Bay Area.
Cover art: Peretz Wolf-Prusan,
Ancient Religious Symbols.
Crescent, earth mother, pilgrimage of the soul, menorah, Vesta, Russian-style
cross. Left to right, top to bottom.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Collaboration with
Lucy Cain Sargeant. Introductory essay "Art, Religion, Spirituality,"
Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries: Jo Milgram, Michael S. Bell, Richard
E. Keedy, James M. Freeman, John Hunter, Thomas A. Drain, Charles
Shere, Fred Martin. Contributors include: Maryann Reese, Ken Reese,
John Hunter, W. Warner Beckett, Johanna Domela Movassat, Reverend
Hiroshi Abiko, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Sonja Margulies, Margaret Harvey,
Mabel McKay and friend, Carol Holzgrafe, Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Judith
Bettelheim, Carmen Lomas Garza, Helen Colijn, Royce Vaughn, Roger
Hogan, The Rev. Jerry Wm. Drino, Rev. Alan Arnone, Betty Baughman,
Thomas A. Drain. Helen Burke, Carol Holzgrafe, Gerald Eknoian, Nguyen
Huu, David Latimer. 47 pages, 29 illustrations. Published in conjunction
with the exhibition: Art, Religion,
Visible, The Importance of Archives, 1981.
How archives can be used by artists to help ensure their future visibility,
and sets forth issues in the "making of art history." Eleven researchers,
including artists, art historians, mentors and admirers, examine the
lives of individual artists-with a focus on putting this material
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Collaboration with Lucy Cain
Sargeant. Foreword: Paul J. Karlstrom, West Coast Area Director, Archives
of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Essay "The Importance of
Archives," Jan Rindfleisch. Commentaries: Wanda M. Corn, Associate
Professor of Art History, Stanford University; Marie Pinedo, Education
and Resource Director, Galeria de la Raza; Charles Shere, music and
art critic, Oakland Tribune;
Mary Stofflet, art journalist-Artweek, Artforum,
and Images and Issues; Tom
Albright, critic, San Francisco Chronicle; Karen Petersen, co-author
of Women Artists; Recognition and
Reappraisal; Jan Butterfield, Associate Editor of Images
and Issues; Michael Bell, museologist. Contributors include:
Margaret Stainer, Kim Bielejec Sanzo, Betty Estersohn, Deanna Bartels,
Carol Holzgrafe, Judith Bettelheim, Lucy Cain Sargeant, Jim Rosen,
Katherine Huffaker, Ellen Linnea Dipprey, Suzaan Boettger, Ellen Linnea
Dipprey. 48 pages, 24 illustrations. Published in conjunction with
the exhibition: Staying Visible,
The Importance of Archives, 9/22-10/23/81.
The book Staying Visible
is the basis for the Staying Visible exhibition and culminates a two-year
research project about archives. A probing essay, "The Importance
of Archives," describes the project and discusses the value of "saving
stuff." It points up how knowledge about archives can be used by artists
to help ensure their future visibility, and sets forth issues in the
"making of art history." Eleven subsequent articles (some intimately
revealing, some critical/historical) involve research into the lives
of individual artists.
Wong, Honoring, 1998.
Jan Rindfleisch. 4 pages, 3 illustrations. 11x8.5". In conjunction
with exhibition at the Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, 10/29-12/12/98,
dedicated to the memory of Bernice Bing. The exhibition and writing
were a way to honor Wong, who received the 1997 Media/New Genre Award
from the Santa Clara County Arts Council for the quality of her work
and professional achievements. Her art has touched many people and
she has worked collaboratively to address major cultural, historical,
and political issues of the day.
Kroll Solomon, A Walk Through a Lifetime of Dreams, 1998.
Terri Cohn with Amelia Kroll Solomon. 4 pages, 4 illustrations, 11x8.5".
In conjunction with exhibition 11/2-11/25/98, at the California History
Center, curated by Jan Rindfleisch, Euphrat Museum of Art. Concurrently
Solomon was also one of the artists in the Euphrat exhibition Art
and Education 11/18/98-1/21/99. Solomon, born early in the
20th century in czarist Russia, challenged us through etching, lithography,
cast paper, and bronze, e.g. Out of the Ashes, 1995-97, bronze, 84"x21"x18".
in usa: Angel Island Shhh - A Youth Tour, 2001.
Accompanying the exhibition 2/22-4/19/01. History of Angel Island
and related artwork by Flo Oy Wong, accompanied by suggested activities.
Publication developed by Jan Rindfleisch with Kearny Street Workshop
in San Francisco. Essay written by William Wong and activities developed
by Diana Argabrite. Distribution by Euphrat Museum of Art, Kearny
Street Workshop, Evergreen College.
Art/Changing Lives, 1995.
Collaboration: Juana Alicia and Matt Schwarzman with Jan Rindfleisch,
in conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition, 10/12-11/10/95. Curatorial
lead: The Institute for Urban Arts. Features the work of four interdisciplinary
arts programs based in communities of the greater San Francisco Bay
Area. Participating organizations include Berkeley-Oakland Support
Services; Community Arts Apprenticeship Program, Oakland; East Oakland
Youth Development Center; East Oakland Boxing Association; Ethnic
Trip, San Francisco; Electric Mercado, Santa Cruz; San Francisco Digital
Media Center (D* Lab); White Hawk/Xuicoatl Arts, Watsonville. 6 pages,
6 illustrations. Two versions of booklet, one designed by Alliance
Graphics, the other by Michael Lee.
Expanded 8-page announcement for the exhibition. Interviews of the
of Difference, 1993.
Expanded (6-page) announcement for the exhibition. Quotes about art
in Touch, 1987.
Mini-catalog, which accompanied the exhibition, calls attention to
the vitality and professionalism of the art community locally and
highlights a wide range of artworks. 8 pages, 15 illustrations.
8-page exhibition booklet, which accompanied the exhibition.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch, in conjunction with a Euphrat
exhibition, 1/18-3/3/83. Works from the San Francisco Bay Area, internationally
renowned for its commercial art. One of the sections is by Signe Wilkinson,
the first woman with a Pulitzer Prize in cartooning, 1992. Collaboration
with Lucy Cain Sargeant and Kim Bielejec Sanzo. Ideas and assistance
from Judy Goddess and Jan Karlton. Introductory essay "Illustration,
Design," Jan Rindfleisch. Contributors include: Lawrence V. Duke,
Bunny Carter, Raul del Rio, Helen Webber, Sam Smidt, Stephen Osborn,
Richard Leech, David Lance Goines, Caleb Whitbeck, Bud Schultz, George
Pennewell, Scale Models Unlimited, Glenn Myles, Betsy A. Palay, Howard
Brodie, Signe Wilkinson, Len Lahman, Sidney Fischer, Lincoln Cushing,
Doug Minkler. 22 pages with line drawings.
Cover art: Sidney Fischer,
ink drawing for San Jose Mercury News, 12/21/82.
The Women in
Struggle Quilt Project, 1983.
Gen Pilgrim Guracar (Bulbul), Coordinator. Editors: Jan Rindfleisch
and Robert Scott. In conjunction with the Euphrat exhibition ARTECH
and Art by Hand, 4/26-6/5/83. 19 pages. Original printing in
"dot matrix." Cover design: Gen Pilgrim Guracar's "map" of The
Women in Struggle Quilt. Book addresses 16 of the 46 squares.
Some of the artists are from countries other than the US. Book produced
and designed by Jan Rindfleisch and Robert Scott. Art director Lucy
Cain Sargeant. Art assistant Kim Bielejec Sanzo. Editorial assistants:
Susan Enteen, Sarah Lennox, Carol Holzgrafe. © 1983 by Gen Pilgrim
Guracar and Jan Rindfleisch. Additional contributors include: Vivian
Andres, Jane Benson, Pat Berge, Terri Clark, Susan Enteen, Terri Esther,
Jesse Gathering, Sally Golden, Sarah Lennox, Sabina Mayo-Smith, Ginny
Puddefoot, Magdalena Rosales, Zoe Sofoulis, Barbara Turner.
An eight-page publication on local unsung heroes in art education,
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