HEARTWORK: CREATING SOMETHING TOGETHER, 1996.
Offers a glimpse of people and organizations working locally and internationally, particularly collaborations related to shared, deeply felt experiences. Interdisciplinary, intercultural, combining fun and fervor, this project nurtures hope for art forms that draw individuals and communities together in new ways.
Collaborating organizations included Artship Foundation, Augustino Dance Theater, and Indian Canyon Ranch/Costanoan Indian Research, Inc. Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Curators: Jan Rindfleisch with Diana Argabrite and Slobodan Dan Paich. Fifteen pages, seventeen illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Heartwork: Creating Something Together, Euphrat Museum of Art, February 6 - April 17, 1996
COMING ACROSS: Art by Recent Immigrants, 1994.
Wide variety of works by San Francisco Bay Area visual artists who have immigrated to the United States since 1980. Features artists from Argentina, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Iran, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, the former USSR, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam. Includes extensive interviews and commentaries on the concept of immigration as representative of the common human experiences of continual and rapid change, shifting identities, and loss of secure place called home.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Project development by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers and Judy Goddess. Developed with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and the NEA. Sixty-five pages, thirty-one illustrations. Published in conjunction with the two-part exhibition: Coming Across: Art by Recent Immigrants, Euphrat Museum of Art, February 3 - April 20, 1994, September 27 - December 8, 1994.
THE FOURTH R: ART AND THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH, 1992.
After decades of the three Rs cliché (reading, writing, arithmetic), what about art, the fourth R? Articles include art-world artists, art passed from parent to child, art made by children and youth at times of crisis, art produced in community collaborations. Selected art programs are featured, during school hours and out in the community.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch and Patricia Albers. Fifty pages, twenty-four illustrations. Published in conjunction with the two-part exhibition: The Fourth R: Art and the Needs of Children and Youth, Euphrat Gallery, January 7 - April 23, 1992.
DRAWING FROM EXPERIENCE: ARTISTS OVER FIFTY, 1990.
This book presents years of life experiences, bringing together artists of different backgrounds and attitudes. Articles provide information about the art, the artists, progressions in their work, and when possible, relationships to larger issues on aging. Offers an intimate look into the circumstances and challenges these artists have faced and at the variety of artistic responses.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch with Patricia Albers. Curator: Jan Rindfleisch. Consultants: Patricia Albers, Judy Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant. Forty pages, twenty-two illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Drawing from Experience: Artists over Fifty, Euphrat Gallery, January 2 - February 22, 1990.
ART OF THE REFUGEE EXPERIENCE, 1987.
Articles on art by and about refugees from Southeast Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and elsewhere around the world, providing insight into the human story of expulsion: tales of the old country, the journey, the new country. While the refugee experience is often harrowing, it is an integral and inescapable part of the life of many highly creative artists.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Curator: Jan Rindfleisch with Eve De Bona, Director, Helias Foundation for Art and Human Rights. Consultants: Laurel Herbenar Bossen, Judy Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant, Alison Wells. Fifty-six pages, thirty-five illustrations, 3 maps. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Art of the Refugee Experience, Euphrat Gallery, January 26 - March 24, 1988.
THE POWER OF THE CLOTH: POLITICAL QUILTS 1845-1986, 1987.
Points to the power of quilting as an art medium for political expression, and addresses the history and nature of the current renaissance in political quilt-making. Jane Benson and Nancy Olsen with Jan Rindfleisch.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Contributions from Libby Westie, Stewart Burns, Ricky Clark, Judy Goddess, Laurel Herbenar Bossen. Consultant: Lucy Cain Sargeant. Sixty-three pages, twenty-two color illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: The Power of Cloth: Political Quilts, 1845-1986, March 3 - April 19, 1987.
CONTENT ART: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 1986.
Includes issue-oriented art and writings by artists, commentaries by people with strong points of view, criticism, information and questions, and the story of a project that included two exhibits as well as the book. Articles relate individual experiences regarding “making a point” and “spelling it out ” in art.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Consultants: Dr. Judy Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant, Lenda Anders Barth. Sixty-four pages, forty-one illustrations. Published in conjunction with two exhibitions: Content Art: Contemporary Issues, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, October 19 - November 16, 1985, and CONTENT: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES… Points and messages… Making a point… spelling it out… and talking about it!, Euphrat Gallery, January 7 - February 20, 1986.
ART COLLECTORS In and Around Silicon Valley, 1985.
Articles follow collectors from the first stages of personal acquisition to the later stages of public participation and exhibitions. The collectors provide essential first-hand information for understanding the diverse directions, motivations, and values inherent in collecting. The articles identify resources for collectors and would-be collectors.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Consultants: Judy Goddess, Lucy Cain Sargeant. Fifty-seven pages, thirty-four illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Art Collectors In And Around Silicon Valley, Euphrat Gallery, February 19 - April 18, 1985.
Presents viewpoints, issues, art, and artists, all relating to the subject of “faces,” and addresses questions such as: When do faces in art affect people, instruct people? Consider a commissioned portrait of an executive, an un-commissioned portrait of an artist, a political caricature, a documentary photograph, a face from a public mural, a face drawn using computers and artificial intelligence, and a mother’s face drawn by her child.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Associate curator Lucy Cain Sargeant. Forty-eight pages, thirty-seven illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Faces, Euphrat Gallery, February 7 - April 27, 1984 .
ART, RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY, 1982.
Investigates the art of many religious and spiritual groups today, concentrating on art produced, collected, or displayed in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Associate curator Lucy Cain Sargeant. Forty-seven pages, twenty-nine illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Art, Religion, Spirituality, September 21 - November 4, 1982.
STAYING VISIBLE, The Importance of Archives, 1981.
How archives can be used by artists to help ensure their future visibility, and sets forth issues in the “making of art history.” Eleven researchers, including artists, art historians, mentors and admirers, examine the lives of individual artists—with a focus on putting this material into archives. Artists: Agnes Pelton, Beatrice Wood, Marjorie Eaton, Consuelo Cloos, Leila Macdonald, Joyce Treiman, E.F. Evans, Therese May, Patricia Rodriguez, Mildred Howard, Carmen Lomas Garza. Foreword by Paul J. Karlstrom, Smithsonian Institution. Commentaries by Wanda M. Corn, Marie Pinedo, Charles Shere, Mary Stofflet, Tom Albright, Karen Petersen, Jan Butterfield, and Michael Bell.
Produced and edited by Jan Rindfleisch. Associate curator Lucy Cain Sargeant. Forty-eight pages, twenty-four illustrations. Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Staying Visible, The Importance of Archives, September 22 - October 23, 1981.