Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pop-Up Gallery @ACAI

We're always popping up somewhere. MatrixArts Pop-Up Gallery has moved to Fair Oaks, in partnership with Allied Ceramics Art Institute.  We're holding a call for artists to be included in our Gift of Art Show from November 6 through December 12th.

For more information on how you can show your work contact Joy Gee at

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Leftovers -- Artist Reception and Members Meeting

Join us Saturday August 28, from noon to 4 pm, for a closing reception for Leftovers, the MatrixArts members show at the Pop-Up Gallery@R25, 1719 25th Street.

Enjoy papier mache masks and animals by Deborah Smith, paintings by Michael Smith and Genelle Chaconas and prints by Stephanie Skalisky and others.

At 3:00 we'll hold a members and informational meeting about the exciting new direction MatrixArts is taking.  We'll be hosting new workshops, a resource library and gallery space at ACAI (Allied Ceramic Arts Institute) in Fair Oaks plus classes, talks, forums, displays, and performances @R25, Sacramento public libraries, Fairytale Town,  SOCA Home Tour, and other venues around town.

Contact: or 916-768-6077 for more details.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Leftovers -- New Members Show

Leftovers -- MatrixArts White Elephant Sale 
Saturday August 7 and 8th from 9 am to 3 pm 
August 21 9 am to 2 pm
August 22 9 am to 4 pm

Fabulous art, art supplies, art for wearing, antiques, books, collectibles, collage materials, screen printing supplies, ceramic glazes, bisque ware, photographs, frames, estate jewelry, handmade jewelry, sculptures, Asian art, artifacts, photography, fabric – and everything else that has been lying around our studios and houses for years, will be for sale at Leftovers on Saturday and Sunday August 7th and 8th. Sale will be held from 9 am to 3 pm, inside and out of the heat. The Sale will be repeated on August 21 and 22nd.  
Proceeds will benefit MatrixArts KidsLit and other free programs in libraries.  Event will be held at our space in Midtown, 1719 25th Street, between Q and R Street, behind the new fence.  Call 916-768-6077 for more information or

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pop-Up Gallery for June The Artists @R25
Fit To Be Tied -- Keith Burns
For those of you who missed it last month, Keith Burns, tie collector extraordinare, has agreed to continue his wonderful exhibit of ties through the end of June. $10 each/3 for $25. Proceeds benefit MatrixArts education programs.

Collected over 30 years these new and vintage ties include designs by Jerry Garcia and Rush Limbaugh, film and animated characters, plus art ties with every image imaginable -- transportation, sports, holidays, travel, abstracts, and business ties. Yes, even Kinko’s!
Aprons by Tony and Donna Natsoulas, Lawrence Fox and other regional artists

The show also features handpainted and designed aprons from regional artists -- an homage to fathers and mothers. Perfect for hanging on a wall or to wear at a barbeque.
Also on exhibit -- original art, photography and jewelry by MatrixArts members and the artists @R25 -- Ken Kelsoe, Hilda Tonarely, Joy Gee, Lawrence Fox, Daphne Burgess, Erika Byrd Foley, Robert Gordon, Maryellen Burns, Leo Dabaghian, Tamara Shortt, Sister Sheba, Tom Haseltine, Jane Winsberg, Pali Delevitt, Trina Drotarand many more. Also featuring handmade cards, collage; mixed media, photography, jewelry and collectible books by Books on Main. Open the first Saturday and Sunday in June, plus Second Saturday and many weekends through the end of June. Contact Joy J. Gee at 916-370-5628 or for more information on how you can become a member and show your work in future PopUp Gallery shows.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Collected Works -- MatrixArts Members Show

Second Saturday Reception 
February 13 4 pm to 9pm
Matrix Arts, 1719 25th Street 
featuring the work of member artists plus work from their private collections inluding jewelry, photography, fine art, lithos, ceramics.

The Pop-Up Gallery @R 25 is a new midtown space that pops-up on an irregular basis to  showcase the work of regional artists, writers and actors.  Hosted by MatrixArts, Sacramento Poetry Center, On Stage and other partners in the @R25 arts and cultural center at 1719 25th Street Sacramento, CA  95816. 
Collected Works runs from February 13 - February 27th and features work by MatrixArts members and student artists from local community colleges. Artworks include: Daphne Burgess, Amy Eckert, Joseph Finkleman, Picasso, Jane Winsberg, John Berger, Donna Billick, Darrell Forney and much more. 
For more information about art shows, readings, workshops, classes, theater productions, talks, forums, writers competitions and other art showcases contact:
Maryelllen Burns, Education Director
MatrixArts or Joy Gee, Artistic Director
916-454-4988, 916-768-6077

Monday, November 9, 2009

Frida & Friends November 14 and 15 2009

Join Lawrence Fox in an exhibition of Frida Kahlo inspired paintings, sculpture and mixed media at the new Pop-Up Gallery@R25, the arts and cultural center at 1719 25th Street in Midtown, Sacramento.  The show will be held Second Saturday, November 14th, from 5 pm to 9 pm and Sunday November 15th from 10 am to 4 pm and every Thursday and Friday during the rest of November. 

Frida & Friends also includes work by Seattle photographer Tom Haseltine, artisan designed jewerly by North Carolina based Pali Delevitt and fine art and estate jewelry from Jane Winsberg.  Admission is free.

On Sunday, November 15 also enjoy a Pop-Up Workshop to commemorate the opening of the new Pop-Up Gallery.  Create greeting cards, pop-up books and pop-up art.  All materials and instruction provided. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children.  An adult must accompany children under 8.  Become a MatrixArts member and admission is free. 

MatrixArts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides art and design education for adults, teens and kids.  Proceeds from Frida & Friends and our workshop series provide arts and literacy programs in libraries, schools, senior centers, parks and other venues throughout the Sacramento region.

The Pop-Up Gallery @R25 is a new midtown space that pops-up on an irregular basis to showcase the work of regional and national artists, writers and performers.  Hosted by MatrixArts, the Sacramento Poetry Center, Actors Collective and other partners in the R25 arts and cultural center at 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.  For more information about art shows, readings, talks, workshops, classes, theater productions, forums, writers competitions and how you can participate contact: Maryellen Burns, Education Director, MatrixArts, 916-454-4988, or