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Mariana Barnes, PhD
Acrylic Paintings
California
 

Exhibitions

I gather inspiration for my paintings from the art and symbols of ancient civilizations, combined with the patterns I see in nature and everyday objects.  I use geometric and nonlinear designs, complementing them with iridescent tones and luminescent colors.

 

Current Exhibitions:

HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale
88 South Fourth St., Downtown San Jose, CA
Over 40 artists from KALEID Gallery plus others invited from our broader arts community participate in this festive annual event.
Exhibition dates: December 4 – January 16, 2016
Artists’ Reception: First Friday December 4th, 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose


KALEID Gallery artist
Ongoing, since Jan 2008

88 South Fourth St., Downtown San Jose, CA
(next to Flames Restaurant) Across from the Martin Luther King Library and SJSU
Gallery hs: Tu-Sat Noon-7pm
KALEID Receptions every 1st Friday of the month 7-9pm
and 3rd Tuesday of the month 7-9pm (Two buck Tuesdays)

part of San Jose's First Friday art walk (southfirstfridays.com)
 


Past Exhibitions:

SOLO Exhibitions:

SOLO EXHIBIT at Rocket Fuel, Inc
OCT18, 2013-FEB6 2014
350 Marine Parkway, Marina Park Center,Redwood City, CA 94065
650-595-1300


SOLO FEATURED EXHIBIT AT KALEID Gallery OCT 1-27, 2010
88 South Fourth St., Downtown San Jose, CA

Opening reception Oct1, 2010, 7-9pm
A fun evening of art, live music and food (catered by fundamentalgourmet.com)
Also featured: master photographer John Paulson

SOLO show  Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro St., Downtown Mountain View, CA
April 21 - Jun 22 2009

Paintings were also diplayed at the Mountain View City Hall,
Development Services Center office.


SOLO show Phantom Galleries (Quilt Paintings)
28 North First Street, San Jose, CA
(office building lobby in Downtown San Jose)
Mar 28 2008 - May18 2009.

SOLO show  Avalon Art and Yoga center
Oct26 2008 - Jan10-2009 Reception was Nov 15 2008, 7-9pm
370 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel: 650.324.2517
Show featured in Rebecca Wallace's Palo Alto Weekly article of Nov 7, 2008, page 23

SOLO show  Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Oct 15 thru Dec 2 2008
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040   
tel: 650.450.5400 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


KALEID Gallery   

Talked about my art on Tue Nov 18, 2008
on the first ever 'Two Buck Tuesday' night

SOLO show "Mosaic Movement" Elizabeth Norton Gallery
 
Apr4-Apr30 2008
Reception: Friday, Apr4, 2008, 6-9pm 
At the prestigious Elizabeth Norton Gallery
Located upstairs of the Pacific Art League,
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301


SOLO show
  Phantom Galleries  (Mosaic Paintings)
28 North First Street, San Jose, CA
http://www.phantomgalleries.com/SJ/exhibits/current/
Jan 7-Mar 28 2008

SOLO show Stanford University - James Irvine Gallery

Feb 1-Mar28, 2007
"Mosaic-like paintings"
James Irvine Gallery
Stanford, CA 94305

SOLO show Saratoga Library (juried)
18 of my Mosaic paintings were on display Jan 6 - Feb 28 2009
13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA, 95070


SOLO show Philz Coffee
101 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA
May-Aug 2013

SOLO show Akane Japanese Restaurant,
250 Third St., Los Altos, CA
Feb-Mar 2008

SOLO show Caffe Trieste Mar1-29 2009
315 South First St., downtown San Jose, CA
(Next to Original Joe's and steps from the prestigious California Theatre)
in collaboration with Phantom Galleries
www.caffetriestesj.com/Art_schedule.html

SOLO show "Quilt-like paintings" 
Jan 15-Feb12 2007 Expo Daily, San Jose, CA.



Group Exhibitions:

Triton Museum
Midsummer Art Festival (juried) 
 
June 20, 2015
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050


Triton Museum
Midsummer Art Festival (juried) 
 
June 28, 2014
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
 


Gilroy Gardens Art in the Park gallery (juried)   
June 6-July31, 2014
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020



"Hark 2014" KALEID Gallery Featured Artists' Holiday Show
88 South 4th St., San Jose, CA Artist's reception: Dec5, 2014 7-11pm
Dec5 2014-Jan15 2015


"What I see when I see me"
KALEID Gallery Featured Artists Show
Friday June 6th & Saturday June 7th at SubZERO Festival, 6pm-midnight
SoFA District: South First Street between San Carlos & Reed streets.
Continued at KALEID Gallery June 10th – July 19, 2014.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday Noon-7pm.
88 South 4th St. San Jose


Pacific Art League, Main Gallery, Prints on sale - 2013-2014  ongoing 
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.



"Hark 2013" KALEID Gallery Featured Artists' Holiday Show
88 South 4th St., San Jose, CA Artist's reception: Dec6, 2013 7-11pm
Dec6 2013-Jan15 2014



Pacific Art League, Main Gallery, Annual Portfolio Show

Dec 2-29, 2011 -  Reception: Dec2, 5:30-8pm 
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.



"Multiples" 
National juried show.

Juror: Rebecca M. Schapp, Director, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
Sep2-29 2011
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

 

"Crossing the Invisible Line: The Art of Immigration"
Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA May 6 - July 31, 2011.
Invited artists included Mariana Barnes, Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu, Oscar
Magallenes, Sonia Melnikova, Favianna Rodriguez and others. Alsoartifacts and documents from the Chinese Historical Society of Americain San Francisco and the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. Click here for address. For exhibition pictures click here


WORKS San Jose Art and Performance Center
'Better luck next time'
SBAWCA Member's exhibition with invited SVOS and SV Artists' Collaborative artists

Feb4-26, 2011
Reception: Feb4, 7-10pm
Mariana Barnes, PhD, Exhibition Director

451 South First St., Downtown San Jose, CA
Gallery hs: Thu 4-7pm, Fri&Sat Noon-4pm

Part of South First Fridays Art Walk

'Choices'
South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art (SBAWCA) Exhibit

Feb 6-26 2011
Reception with artists: Feb6, 2011 2-4pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Library, 2nd Floor, San Jose State University
Mariana Barnes, PhD, Exhibition Director

150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA, 95112
(408) 808-2000
M-Th 8am-10pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-7pm
 
SVOS featured artists show, May 2011
Apr 29-May27, 2011

Pacific Art League, Studio One and Outside Window panels


SVOS (Silicon Valley Open Studios) May 2011
Group sites:
Weekend2: May 14-15, 2011 11am-5pm Site# 89 Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA
8 artists showing: Mariana Barnes, Marjorie Wilson, Sahba Hoda, Maria Korentz,
Gary Coleman, Steve Curl, Myrh and Nancy Wong (in Main Gallery and Studio One).

Weekend3:
May 21-22, 2011 11am-5pm
Site# 539 Graniterock Design Center
1505 So. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA, 95014

6 artists showing: Mariana Barnes, Leanne Bouwer, Lynn Dau, Sydell Lewis,
Susan Ashley, Kathy Richardson.

visit http://www.svos.org/ for more info on each artist.


SVOS preview show, May 2011

Apr 30-May30, 2011 Main St. Cafe, Los Altos, CA

SVOS 25th anniversary show, April 2011
Apr 1-28, 2011
Pacific Art League, Main Gallery

Pacific Art League, Main Gallery, Member's Show Jan7-27, 2011
Reception: Jan7, 6-9pm
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.


KALEID Gallery Featured Artists' Holiday Show Dec 2010
88 South Forth St., San Jose, CA Artist's reception: Dec3, 7-9pm
Part of South First Fridays Art Walk


WORKS San Jose Gallery, Member's exhibition
Dec3-Jan7 2010 Receptions: Dec3, 7-11pm and Jan7, 7-11pm
451 South First St., Downtown San Jose, CA
Gallery hs: Thu 4-7pm, Fri&Sat Noon-4pm
Part of South First Fridays Art Walk


Pacific Art League, Main Gallery, Annual Portfolio Show
Dec 3-29, 2010 Reception: Dec3, 6-9pm
Artists sell their art unframed at affordable prices
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.


Art Museum of Los Gatos
Los Gatos Art Association juried member show
Juror: Jeff Bramschreiber 4 Tait Ave, Los Gatos, CA Nov7-Dec3, 2010
Reception and Awards: Nov7, 2010 1-4pm
Museum hours: Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm

The Artists Alley Gallery
Feb-Sep 2009
863 Mission St., downtown San Francisco, CA 

(across from Bloomingdales)
The largest gallery of California artists in San Francisco


Juried show: "Women Artists on Immigration:
Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities."
My piece "The Melting Pot" was selected by
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) curator Alma Ruiz 
(39 out of 298 submissions were chosen)
The exhibition was on view at the
Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles
from February 20 to March 7, 2009.
Address: Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery,
5505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Talked about my art during closing reception Mar7 12:30-2pm

"Reflections of the Bay" featuring some of the best artists of the SF Bay area
presented by California Modern Art Gallery in San Francisco and Mesart.com
Juried by Alan Bamberger (art consultant and author, publisher of ArtBusiness.com),
DeWitt Cheng (artist, curator and co-editor of SF Art Magazine) and
Inga Fischer (California Modern Gallery)
location: California Modern Art Gallery 1035 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94103
Sep25 2008 - Jan 29 2009 
Gallery Hours: Tu-Sat 3-6pm 415-716-8661
Opening GALA was Sep25 2008 6-8:30pm

'Blue Planet' art exhibit (juried by Eco-Artist Kim Abeles)
Artwork that examines and explores the social, political and economic issues related to water.
Part of the Eco Arts conference sponsored by Women's Caucus for the Arts.
Selected to exhibit among artists residing in California and all national WCA artists.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 19 to June 26, 2010
GALLERY:SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 12pm to 5pm
RECEPTION: 5-7pm on June 26, 2010 http://www.sbawca.org/blue_planet/

Painted Mural: "The Tree of Life"
(Commissioned by Phantom Galleries and Redwood City public art)
Downtown Redwood City (on Broadway Ave, by the Court House)
On display Sep 2008 - Sep 2010. Unveiling was Sat Sep 20, 2008

Phantom Galleries Redwood City
One of 16 new exhibitions by local artists
viewable in the storefront windows of
2107 Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City
(corner of Jefferson). Jun6 thru Nov9 2010

South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art (SBAWCA) Exhibit
'Resolutions and Dissolutions'

Oct 1-30 2010
Martin Luther King Library, 2nd Floor, San Jose State University
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA, 95112
(408) 808-2000 M-Th 8am-10pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-7pm

Member's Show, May, 2010
Pacific Art League- Main Gallery
and
Featured group show, month of May, 2010
Pacific Art League - Studio One and outside window panels
668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA
7 artists showing: Mariana Barnes, Ally Richter, Gary Coleman,
Steve Curl, April Vanderbilt, Myrh and Nancy Wong

SVOS (Silicon Valley Open Studios) May 2010
Group sites:
Weekend1: May 1-2, 2010 11am-5pm
Site# 215 Jen Norton Studio 1969 Elden Drive, San Jose, CA, 95124
6 artists showing: Mariana Barnes, Jen Norton, Donna Orme,
Jane Ferguson, April Vanderbilt, Susan Migliore
Weekend3: May 15-16, 2010 11am-5pm
Site# 89 Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA
7 artists showing: Mariana Barnes and Ally Richter (in the main gallery)
Gary Coleman, Steve Curl, April Vanderbilt, Myrh and Nancy Wong (in Studio One).
visit http://www.svos.org/ for more info.

SVOS preview show, 2010

Mar 3- Apr 30, 2010 Main St. Cafe, Los Altos, CA

Pacific Art League, Annual Portfolio Show
Dec 2, 2009 - Jan 4, 2010
Artists sell their art unframed at affordable prices
Holiday Party & Silent Auction Closing Dec 18, 2009 6-9pm
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.

"Small Works Exhibition" 
National All Media Show- juried 
Nov4-30 2009

Pacific Art League, Main gallery

668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.

WORKS! San Jose Gallery, member exhibition
Opening Reception: Oct 2, 7pm
Closing Reception: Nov 6, 7pm
Sep28-Nov13 2009
451 South First St., Downtown San Jose, CA
Gallery hs: Thu 4-7pm, Fri&Sat Noon-4pm


"Silicon Valley Open Studios 2009 Invitational Exhibition" 
Regional San Francisco Bay Area All Media Show- juried
Sep4-28 2009
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Perspective, purpose and passion"
South Bay Area Women's Caucus of the Arts 20th Anniversary show
Art Object Gallery
592 Fifth Street, Japantown, San Jose, CA
Aug28-Sep19 2009


"Birds & bees, fur, feathers & fins- animals real or imaginary" 
Regional San Francisco Bay Area All Media Show juried by Ruth Waters 
June 5-July 6 2009
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

SVOS (Silicon Valley Open Studios) May 2009
Group sites:
Weekend1 (May 2-3,2009):
Site# 140 Community School of Music and Arts
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA, 94040
Weekend2 (May 9-10, 2009):
Site# 215 Jen Norton Studio
1969 Elden Drive, San Jose, CA, 95124
visit http://www.svos.org/ for more info.


Intel
Santa Clara Campus
SVOS invitational show (68 artists chosen to display around the campus)
Dec22 2008-Apr3 2009
My 'Snail Shell' 4ftx5ft painting was one of two chosen
for the auditorium. 


Berkeley Art Center Gallery, 
Member Group show 
Dec 14, 2008 - Jan 25, 2009 
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, 94709 
Hours: Wed-Sun, 12noon-5pm

Selected as one of DeWitt Cheng's favorites
in his
East Bay Express article of Jan 7, 2009


'Big Red Shiny' Show - Art Ark Gallery
Feb14-Mar13 2009
1035 South 6th Street between Martha and Keyes,
San Jose, CA 95112


Pacific Art League, 'Color, color and more color'
Jan 6, 2008 - Feb 2, 2009
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301


Pacific Art League, Portfolio Show
Dec 5, 2008 - Jan 2, 2009
Artists sold their art unframed at affordable prices
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301


"Water and Reflections" 
Sep5-29 2008  Reception Sep5 6pm
Pacific Art League, main gallery group show
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

WORKS San Jose Gallery, Member's exhibition 
 
Aug1-Sep12 2008 
Reception Aug1 8pm and Sep5 8pm
451 South First St., Downtown San Jose, CA
Gallery hs: Thu 4-7pm, Fri&Sat Noon-4pm

Inner Landscapes July3-30 2008
South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art (SBAWCA) show 
Martin Luther King Library, 2nd Floor, San Jose State University
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA, 95112  (408) 808-2000
M-Th 8am-10pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-7pm (closed July 4)
Artists' talk: Sat July 12, 2008   12noon

"Abstracts"
  Aug 1-28 2008
Pacific Art League, main gallery group show
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301 (showing four 16"x20" pieces)

Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) 2008 invitational show
:
Jul2-Jul 30, 2008
Main Street Cafe, Los Altos, CA

Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) shows  May 2008
Weekend2 (May 10-11,2008):
Site# 140 Community School of Music and Arts
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA, 94040
Weekend 3 (May 17-18, 2008): 
Site# 165 River Otter Arts 1261 Jackson St., Santa Clara, CA, 95020 
visit http://www.svos.org/ for more info.

"Rose & Rouge"  juried exhibition
Feb1-Feb27 2008
Pacific Art League, main gallery group show
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Of Eve"  juried exhibition
Jan4-Jan23 2008
Pacific Art League, main gallery group show
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Portfolio Sale"  Dec3-Dec30 2007
One of 24 artists introducing our artworks 
unframed at affordable prices.
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Just for Fun"  member's exhibition
South Bay Area Women's Caucus for the Arts
Nov2-Nov29 2007
Reception: Sunday, Nov3, 2007, 2-4pm
Los Altos Library
15 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA, 94022

"Fun & Fantasy: All that is Amazing and Otherworldly" 
Oct5-Oct24 2007 juried
Reception: Friday, Oct 5, 2007, 6pm
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Fruits of labor, Celebration of fall" 
Aug24-Sep26 2007 juried
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

SVOS 2007 invitational show III:
Sep4-Sep30, 2007
Mission City Coffee Roasting Co, Santa Clara, CA

"Largely Abstract" 
Aug2-Aug22 2007 Juried show,
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
 
"Beyond Cancer, the triumph of early detection"
 
Jul2-Jul26 2007 Juried show,
Canary Foundation/Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

WORKS San Jose 2007 member's show:
May29-Jul 21, 2007
451 South First Street, San Jose, CA

SVOS 2007 invitational show II:
Jun3-Jul 1, 2007
Main Street Cafe, Los Altos, CA

SVOS 2007 invitational show (juried):
Apr 29-Jun 3, 2007
Main Street Cafe, Los Altos, CA

SVOS 2007 preview show:
May4-May24, 2007 
Great American Framing Co,
210 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA

SVOS 2007 (Silicon Valley Open Studios) :
Weekend 1 (May 5-6, 2007): 
Site# 165
River Otter Arts, 1261 Jackson St., Santa Clara, CA, 95020 
Weekend2 (May 12-13,2007):
Site# 140
Community School of Music and Arts 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA, 94040 visit http://www.svos.org/ for more info.

"22 Without Boundaries"
Mar29-Apr1, 2007
Pacific Art League (PAL), main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

"Portfolio Show" 
Dec1-Dec23 2006
One of 20 artists introducing their artworks  unframed at affordable prices.
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
 
"Large works"
 
Sep1-Sep28 2006 Juried show,
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
 
"Home Grown, Life in the US of A"
  
July5-July27 2006  Juried show,
Pacific Art League, main gallery
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

visit http://www.pacificartleague.org/ for more information.

 

 
 
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