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!


– 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
– send info to
– 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


Wailoa Center
200 Piopio Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720


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


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


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.

                          Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design
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                          1317 Grant Ave.
                          San Francisco, Ca 94133


“Inked” group art show

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The Paolo Mejia Fine Arts and Design invites everyone to attend our group art show entitled “Inked” that will be held at our annex facility in Oakland this March through April. The group show will be exhibiting a collection of conceptual inkwork on unconventional art substrates. We are attempting to explore the various usage of ink and how it is applied and interpreted onto different materials. Come join us, meet and greet the artist, and see a fantastic show.

art show:   March 14 – April 4
closing:     April 1 (fri), 6 – 9pm  <<<<<<

Guest Artists:

+ Ann Simms
+ Ashwin Narayanan
+ Crystal Kamoroff
+ Mel Vera Cruz
+ Paolo C. Mejia
+ Suchitra Sharma


studio-FAB (annex)
2525 Telegraph Ave.
(Across from 25th street)
Oakland, Ca 94607


“Istruktura 2” by Jose Johann Bitancor

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The Paolo Mejia Fine Art and Design invites everyone to attend “Istruktura 2” by Jose Johann Bitancor, a solo show exhibiting new and old mixed media paintings.

Jose Johann Bitancor have always been fascinated with the possibilities of transforming a given object or material from one state to another with the barest of means. This third solo show translates all of his past and current work in a culmination of intended and controlled spontaneity.

Bitancor’s third solo show continue to explore the technical aspects of composition, textures, material and processes. Come pass by our annex facility and see his art show.

art show:   MARCH 7 – MAY 2


Jack London Square Realty (Annex)
311 Oak Street, Suite 116
(@ madison and 3rd)
Oakland, Ca 94607