Pick-Up Party 11.3

On Thursday, June 27th, was SVCREATES’ annual Awards and the Content Magazine Pick-Up Party for Issue 11.3 Perform. The event was held at Forager Tasting Room + Eatery in San Jose’s SoFA District and featured live presentations and performances that showcased the work of the six 2019 SVLaureates and the 2019 Content Magazine Emerging Artist.

The SVArts Awards program was emceed by KQED’s Michael Isip and closed with two awe-inspiring poems by Silicon Valley’s On the Page Laureate, Nils Peterson. Following the award ceremony was the Content Magazine Pick-Up Party, which celebrated the release of Issue 11.3 Perform, and honored the SVArts recipients along with other featured creatives.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s SVLaureates –

  • Backstage Laureate: Andrea Bechert
  • On the Wall Laureate: Renee Billingslea 
  • On the Wall Laureate: Pantea Karimi
  • On Stage Laureate: Ray Furuta
  • On the Page Laureate: Nils Peterson
  • SVNexus Award: Mel Day
  • Content Emerging Artist: Jarvis Subia

Throughout the Pick-Up Party, guests admired the works of each of the Laureates. There were installations by On The Wall Laureates Pantea Karimi and Renee Billingslea, SVNexus Award Winner Mel Day, and Backstage Laureate Andrea Bechert displayed  past set designs that inspired imaginative conversation. Content Magazine Emerging Artist Jarvis Subia presented an intriguing spoken word and On Stage Laureate Ray Furuta quieted the crowd with a beautiful melody from his flute. The night continued with beats by DJ ThatGirl, conversation and toasting to the cultural vibrancy of San Jose and the surrounding Silicon Valley.

Read about each SVLaureate in the current issue of Content, 11.3 “Perform”

Thank you to our 2019 SVArts Awards sponsors:

Heritage Bank – Reception Sponsor

Adobe – SVNexus Award Sponsor

KQED – Media Sponsor

Hopkins & Carley – Laureate Sponsor

County of Santa Clara – Laureate Sponsor

Photos by Scott MacDonald

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