2010 Highlights

Downtown utility doors fill with vibrant student art

Beautiful, inspiring and provocative artwork from 12 high school students now adorn previously stark utility doors of the Marriott Hotel, South First Billiards, Three Sixty Residences and The 88. The work from the San Jose Downtown Foundation’s Downtown Doors arts program in 2009 (see below) remains intact around the Fairmont Hotel, Pavilion and San Jose Repertory Theatre – in all, 37 pieces of art from 15 participating South Bay high schools are represented.

“This way, students get to display their art for two years vs. one, the program is able to expand into the SoFA area, a goal for the past few years, more high school students can be introduced to the San Jose art community and sponsors get more bang for their buck,” said Diana Beechie, foundation president.

The program has grown from four doors and participants from two high schools in 2003. Yerba Buena and Cupertino high schools and Bellarmine College Prep each had their first winners this year.

“Downtown Doors has an extremely positive impact on the lives of the students whose art is selected and often is a turning point in how they view themselves as artists,” Malcolm Bordelon, foundation trustee.  “San Jose is lucky to have this program.”

The original art is digitized, enlarged and transferred onto vinyl adhesive decals, then installed on the doors. Since the beginning of the program in 2003, the art of 90 different students has appeared on downtown doors.  View images from the 2010 Doors reception at South First Biliards – thanks to Kymberli Brady.

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The Downtown Doors Class of 2010 includes:

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Three Sixty Residences


Untitled by Terrence Battle
Mount Pleasant High School

Site Host: Mesa Development 

 

Untitled by Danyara Beltran
Mount Pleasant High School

Site Host: Mesa Development 

 

Pavilion – Second Street


A Beautiful Noise by Ann S. Sun
Cupertino High School

Site Host: Digital Realty Trust 

 

Paseo Plaza


Birds of Paradise by Melissa Fernandez
Lincoln High School

Site Host: Kimball Small Properties, Inc. and Paseo Plaza Homeowners Association 

 

490 S. First St.


Untitled by Ross Trann
Piedmont Hills High School

Site Host: Richard Berg 

 

No Pain No Gain by Woolim Seo
Cupertino High School

Site Host: Richard Berg 

 

The 88 – Safeway Second Street


Man-Made Earth by Grace Nguyen
Evergreen Valley High School

Site Host: The 88 and Wilson Meany Sullivan
Sponsor:
South First Billiards – South First Street;
Music by Arielle Straus
Lincoln High School

Site Host: South First Billiards 

 

Look by Ian Powell
Bellarmine College Prep

Site Host: South First Billiards 

 

Marriott – Market Street


* Destruction by Marisela Martinez
Yerba Buena High School

Site Host: San Jose Marriott 

 

Marriott – San Carlos Street
Untitled by Whitney Wong
Cupertino High School

Site Host: San Jose Marriott
Sponsor: Adobe Systems
Floating Friends by Alexandra Aleaf
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: San Jose Marriott
Sponsor: Jeppesen

 


 2009 Highlights
Winners from six San Jose high schools posted in concentrated area of downtown

 

 

Twenty-five downtown utility doors have become more beautiful thanks to the works of aspiring artists from six San Jose High Schools, plus the sponsors and property owners involved in a renewed arts program of the San Jose Downtown Foundation.

The vibrant and thought-provoking art pieces have been staged for public viewing since May 2009.  The artwork adorns the double- and triple-panel doors outside the Fairmont San Jose, Pavilion building, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Camera 12 Cinemas at least until May 2011.

The program has grown from four doors and participants from two high schools in 2003 to 137 entries from Lincoln, Notre Dame, Evergreen Valley, Piedmont Hills, Leigh, Bellarmine College Preparatory and Santa Teresa high schools in 2009.
1stACT Silicon Valley provided a $21,000 grant that matched stepped-up efforts to attract sponsors.  eBay Foundation and Xactly Corporation this year joined past sponsors including Adobe Systems, Inc., Jeppesen DataPlan, On Youth Mark Graphics, Willoughby, Stuart, Bening, Inc., and Colliers International. The program also received grants from the SV Community Foundation and San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs.

Other Downtown Doors article by Erin Goodwin-Guerrero Download PDF or click here

Downtown Doors Contrinuting Artists 2009

Artists whose works are visible in 2009-2010 
(*  New location this year) Download Doors Map here

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Fairmont San Jose- Market Street Side


Gabriela Nevarez - Orange Blossoms #1 Gabriela Nevarez – Orange Blossoms
Evergreen Valley High School
Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
# 2 Erik Piedad – Self
Leigh High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor: Adobe Systems Incorporated 
# 3 Mari Minjoe – Pop Art Photo Painting
Lincoln High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor: Willoughby, Stuart, Bening, Inc.
# 4 Connie Chen – New Age
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Fairmont San Jose- Near Circle of Palms


# 5 Alexandra Cooperman – The Twist
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Forest City Commercial Management
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
# 6 Elaine Kim – The Birth of a Scent
Evergreen Valley High School

Site Host: Forest City Commercial Management
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
Knight Ridder Building (Forest City Management) - Window Site
(western face, across from San Jose Museum of Art)


# 7 Christopher Hurlburt – Mystic Dragon
Evergreen Valley High School

Site Host: Forest City Commercial Management
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
 
Fairmont San Jose- First Street


#8 Rosa Contreras – Reaching
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor: Jeppesen DataPlan
#9 Sarahi Escorza -Time is Precious
Lincoln High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
#10 Edward Balaoro – Where to Go?
Santa Teresa High School

Site Host: The Fairmont San Jose
Sponsor:  1st Act Silicon Valley
Pavilion Building – First Street 
# 11 Kayla Caballero – See the Truth
Lincoln High School

Site Host: Digital Realty Trust
Sponsor: eBay Foundation
 
* Camera Cinemas – First Street


* #12/#13 Kristine DeLa Cruz – New Chance
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
 
* #14 Lorenza Shabe – A Simple Message
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
 
* #15 Carrissa Carbajal – Surreal Montage
Lincoln High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: Adobe Systems Incorporated
* #16 Nneka Idika -A Story in History
Lincoln High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: Adobe Systems Incorporated
* #17 Shannen Osborne – Lost
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
Pavilion Building – Second Street 
#18 Jose Mejia – Untitled
Piedmont Hills High School

Site Host: Digital Realty Trust
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
* Camera Cinemas – Second Street


#19 Teresa Angeles – Untitled
Piedmont Hills High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
#20 Asha DuMonthier -The Last Apple
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
 
#21 Stella Trovato – Soft Steps
Notre Dame High School

Site Host: Camera 12 Cinemas
Sponsor: Xactly Corporaiton
#22 Sarah Eaman – Untitled
Lincoln High School

Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
#23 Carrissa Carbajal – Cool Blue Jazz
Lincoln High School

Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley
The Repertory Theatre – Third Street


* #24 Elaine Kim -Fragile
Evergreen Valley High School

Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley 
* #25 Gina Huynh – Untitled
Piedmont Hills High School

Site Host: San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sponsor: 1st Act Silicon Valley

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