2007 Downtown Doors – on view through May 2009

The San Jose Downtown Foundation’s “Downtown Doors” project in 2007 covered 17 double- and triple-panel doors outside the Fairmont San Jose, Pavilion building, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Camera 12 Cinemas.

“The images demonstrate the diverse perspectives of San Jose residents,” said Jane Przybysz, a judge and member of the Downtown Foundation board.  “The students also used their artistry to integrate their work into the urban feel of downtown.”

The artists, their teachers and families, private donors and the property owners and managers who allowed the artwork attended a reception at the Silicon Valley Capital Club.  The artists received Adobe Creative Suite 3 design software, including latest versions of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat from Adobe Systems at the ceremony.

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The art included:

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#1 Katherine Kondo – The Pulse of the City
Lincoln High School
Site Host: Digital Realty Trust c/o CB Richard Ellis (First Street side of The Pavilion)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Association
#2 Morgan Furtado – Cruisin’
Notre Dame High School
Site Host: Digital Realty Trust c/o CB Richard Ellis (second Street side of The Pavilion)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation
#3 Amanda Morgan – Maxwell Jump
Notre Dame High School
Site Host:  Forest City Commercial Management (Fairmont San Jose Fountain Doors)
Sponsor: Adobe Systems, Inc.
#4 Alexandra Cooperman – Summer Splash
Notre Dame High School
Site Host:  Forest City Commercial Management (Fairmont San Jose Fountain Doors)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation
#5 Thientam Nguyen – Sister Story
Notre Dame High School
Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: Adobe Systems, Inc.
#6 Anna Leis Strom – Garden Memory
Notre Dame High School
Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Association
#7 Edgar Ochoa – Beauty in the Concrete Jungle
Lincoln High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (First Street)
Sponsor:  San Jose Downtown Association
#8 Laina Reginelli – Creativity Through Music
Lincoln High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (First Street)
Sponsor: On Your Mark Graphics
#9 Allegra Bick-Maurischat – 1925
Lincoln High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (First Street)
Sponsor: Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.
#10 Allegra Bick-Maurischat – Elements of Life
Lincoln High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (Market Street)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation
#11 Madison Treece – Untitled
Oak Grove High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (Market Street)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation
#12 Arely Cardenas – Lyrical Soul
Oak Grove High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (Market Street)
Sponsor: Law Offices of Willoughby, Stuart & Bening
#13 Tom Smith – Utensil Surreal Reality
Oak Grove High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose (Market Street)
Sponsor:  San Jose Downtown Association
#14 Adrian Crovetto – Technologic
Lincoln High School
Site Host: Forest City Commercial Management (window off San Fernando Street)
Sponsor: Forest City Commercial Management
#15 Daisy Garcia – Untitled
Downtown College Prep
Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas (Second Street)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation
#16 Tricia Nguyen – Door #1 or Door #2
Notre Dame High School
Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas (Second Street)
Sponsor: Adobe Systems, Inc.
#17 Clara Jimenez  – Untitled
Downtown College Prep
Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas (Second Street)
Sponsor: San Jose Downtown Foundation

Downtown Doors is funded by private contributions and is placed on private property.
The project is sponsored by Adobe Systems Inc.; Forest City Commercial Management; Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.; On Your Mark Graphics; Willoughby, Stuart, Bening, Inc.; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the San Jose Downtown Association.  Site hosts include Cyril Isnard and Lina Broydo of the Fairmont Hotel; Sandy Izumi and Todd Rudee of Digital Realty Trust care of CB Richard Ellis, Nick Nichols and Jane Casamajor of San Jose Repertory Theatre, Diana Beechie of Forest City Commercial Management, and Jim Zuur and Dennis Skaggs of Camera 12 Cinemas.

Judges include Jane Przybysz, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles; Jeff Bordona, San Jose Museum of Art; Pantea Karimi, SJSU graduate student; and Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, retired professor from SJSU’s fine arts department.

San Jose Downtown Foundation is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization supported by the San Jose Downtown Association that seeks to foster art and culture downtown.