Welcome to Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design

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We welcome you to our site. Our site primarily offers the community and collectors access to fine art and art related services, and a platform for our artists and art community.

As an on-line and brick-and-mortar fine art gallery, we provide access to innovative and original artwork and designwork. Artwork are for sale by emerging/established artists and designers that work and collaborate with us. As a design shop, we offer various art related services that completes your creative projects or artistic needs such as, art/picture installation, custom picture framing, and interior decor logistics. And lastly, as an event destination, we share and inform art happenings and news within our gallery and art community.

These are just few things that we offer as a platform and destination place. We encourage everyone to check out our site and pass by our gallery.

cropped-paolomejia-Convolution-6.jpgResident Artists / Artist Gallery

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Our gallery represents several in-house artists. Learn who they are, see what they make, and purchase an original artwork.

framing-goldCustom Modular Picture Framing

Our gallery offers several art related services. Custom modular picture framing is one of the services we offer to enhance and protect your art collection and pictures. Get a free consultation and quote. (We do mobile consulting for your convenience.)

IMG_1050Picture Hanging / Art Installation

Our gallery offers picture hanging / art installation services that completes your home projects. Just moved or renovating? We will help you with layout and proper picture installation.

 

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CALENDAR

 

JULY:

“CURRENT” group art showwhich will be shown at two spaces, our headquarters at Citadel and Foundry Commons, San Jose, Ca.

        6/3 – 8/1 

GRAND OPENING (End of July to early August) – Bushrod District Gallery, on Shattuck Ave., Oakland

TBA

“FACETS” group art show – which will be shown at our new space on Shattuck Ave., Oakland

 TBA

“Grand Opening” – Bushrod District gallery

We at Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design are very excited to announce our comeback in showcasing art and introducing artists to the community. We will be opening our new brick-and-mortar gallery in the Bushrod/Upper Temescal District of Oakland this late July to early August. It has been a long wait in finding our own space. Finally, here we are to re-establish our activities and mission. This new space will open more doors for us and our fellow artists. We hope that you continue to support us by following us and attending our functions. There will be more positive news coming up. So, stick around and anticipate a fresh new space and activities.

Citadel Open Studio

The Citadel Artist Community along with the Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, invites everyone to attend our Open Studio the first two weekends this June. We are opening our art community to the public, where everyone can visit studios, meet and greet artists, purchase arts, and connect. Come pass by our artist commune and see a diverse artistic scene this June.

Event:

June 3 + 4 and  10 + 11  (Sat/Sun)  :  11 – 5pm

Location:

Citadel
199 Martha Street, Suite 100 – 200s
San Jose, Ca 95112

CALL for ART: “Current” – a group art show

The Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design and Foundry Commons are looking for artwork for our June group art show entitled “Current” that will be held at Foundry Commons’ micro-gallery on 5th Street, downtown San Jose. We are seeking guest artists to submit artwork that expresses innovation, creativeness and strength. The group art show will showcase artwork that is contemporaneous of the milieu of the post post-modernism of the art scene. We are seeking artists and artwork that breaks and defy the status quo with content and/or context. We want to see and share your creativity with the community. This group show will be parallel with Citadel Open Studio this June.

This group show is an attempt to proliferate the diverseness of the art culture in the historic old Cannery neighborhood of downtown San Jose. Our vision, is to create a new art district and connect with the community. Be part of this historic movement!

Guideline:

– Submit up to 10 images of your strongest group of work(s) available
– a website were we can see more of your work, along with your bio (if you have a
   website)
– send info to paolomejia@hotmail.com
– we will contact you if selected for the show.
– Delivery: TBA
– Any questions do let us know

 

submission DEADLINE:     CLOSED

 

“Burnt Rice” by EPEKTO Arts Project

burnt-rice-e-flyer-2Exhibit:   January 6 – 26

Location:

Wailoa Center
200 Piopio Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Statement:

While living in the US, our heritage stems from the Philippines; and many of us continue to hold a strong bond to our customs & culture. “Burnt Rice” explores these customs through the form of a spiritual connection to both plants and animals. Flora and fauna can symbolize a type of ‘grounding’ of energies. Rice holds a special link to both our culture as Filipinos as it is a staple to our diet and the plant itself is commonly seen throughout the archipelago of the Philippines. This plant is so directly linked to our being, as it provides physical sustenance, nourishes our soul, and continues our connection to our heritage. This will be Epekto Art Project’s first out of state exhibit.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Kimberley Arteche
  • Lexygius Calip
  • Carla Catalina
  • Paul Escolar
  • Rea de Guzman
  • Jonel Carlo Jugueta
  • Janna Añonuevo Langholz
  • Topher Maka
  • Mona Marcos
  • Paolo Mejia
  • Marcius Noceda
  • Justin Pastores
  • Carlo Ricafort
  • Phil Sabado
  • Michael Sacramento
  • Juvana Soliven
  • Aljon Tacata
  • Maria Fatima Urbi
  • Mel Vera Cruz
  • Renee Visaya
  • Pamela Ybanez

 

“Impromptu” by EPEKTO Art Projects

impromptu eflyerThe Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design, and studio-FAB cordially invites everyone to attend our group art show entitled “Impromptu” by EPEKTO Art Projects.

EPEKTO Art Projects is a local Filipino-American arts group based in the Bay Area, California. The group was formed in 2011.

We have invited EPEKTO Art Projects to show at our collaborative space on Telegraph Avenue, Oakland this June. The group will be showcasing their members’ dynamic and artistic creativity through their selected medium. “Impromptu” was developed to (in)formally introduce this locally based Filipino-American group and to share their skillful talents to the community. Their diverse collective engenders their prolific and persistent pursuit of creativity and camaraderie through showcasing, sharing and informing art in a non-verbal visual expression. Come pass by our collaborative space this June, meet and greet the artists at the reception, learn about their art making and see their awesome artwork.

art show:  JUNE 1 – JUNE 27

location:

studio-FAB
2525 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, Ca 94612

participating artists:

  • Carlo Ricafort
  • Jose Johann Bitancor
  • Kimberly Arteche
  • Leon Saperstein
  • Lexygius Calip
  • Michael Sacramento
  • Mel Vera Cruz
  • Melanie Sangalang
  • Pamela Ybanez
  • Paolo Mejia
  • Rea Lynn de Guzman
  • Willy Baet

“Remnants” by Rea Lynne de Guzman

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Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design cordially invites everyone to “Remnants,” an upcoming solo art show at our Oakland Annex facility in Jack London Square. Featured works by San Francisco-based artist Rea Lynn de Guzman, whose work explores psychological and socio-political themes surrounding liminal identity, cultural assimilation, and the Filipino/a diaspora, tempered by her experience as a Filipina immigrant living in the United States.

In this series of work, de Guzman references the iconography of “Maria Clara” (a mestiza character from Jose Rizal’s novel “Noli me Tangere” and metonym for a traditional dress woven from piña fiber and organza). Influenced by Spanish colonization, “Maria Clara” embodies Philippine ideals of female beauty equated with light skin, accompanied by stereotypes of chastity and demureness. Through the process of repetitive layering and a palette evoking skin tones, de Guzman utilizes the tactility of specific materials such as image transfers on synthetic organza to extract and repudiate these imposed ideals and stereotypes—material remnants intertwined with cultural legacies. Her work exemplifies complexity and historicity of the Filipino Culture.

Come pass by our annex facility in Jack London Square area and see our guest artist for the the months of May through July.

art showMAY 17 – JULY 25

location:

Jack London Square Realty (Annex)
311 Oak St., Suite 116
(between 3rd and Madison)
Oakland, Ca 94607

Bill Jackson Mini Show

12994553_513228995526293_739491718071383236_n 13015646_513228865526306_6625305628152415107_nPass by our space in North Beach/Telegraph Hill, San Francisco and see Bill Jackson‘s mini solo show. His experimental photography captures color, composition and movement. Come pass by and see his show. Bill’s mini solo show will be up until April 26.

           location:
                          Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design
                          Fine Arts | Custom Picture Framing | Design
                          1317 Grant Ave.
                          San Francisco, Ca 94133