Press Release-
August 21st, 2011 - The Silicon Valley Artists Collaborative announces their third annual show of fine art, Momentum 2011 at Firehouse North Gallery in Berkeley at 1790 Shattuck Avenue. 
The show will run from September 3rd - 28th. The opening artists' reception party will be on Friday September 9th from 7-10pm. The reception will be free and open to the public. 
The Momentum 2011 show will include works by Ally Richter, Andrea Ewald, Archil Pichkhadze, Cristina Velazquez, Deborah Mills Thackrey, Della Calfee, Donald Wright, Elizabeth Unpingco, Jon Kwak, Laura Callin Bennett, Lori Krein, Madlyn Jones, Nancy Hines, Phil Bongiorno, Robert Knight, Yolanda Guerra,  Syd Dunton, Tim Ryan and Todd Lyon. 
The Silicon Valley Artists' Collaborative formed in 2008 as a group dedicated to increasing the visibility and success of professional artists in the South Bay area. The show will feature paintings, sculpture, photography, fine woodworking, textile arts, encaustic, mixed-media, and installation art from award-winning Silicon Valley artists. Their website is
Mission Statement
The mission of the Silicon Valley Artists' Collaborative is to support and further the goals of the graduates of the Business of Arts course in becoming self-supporting artists and entrepreneurs.

Our purpose is to create a community that helps artists in all media, genres, and at all career levels to be more successful.

To address these needs, we will provide the members of our group opportunities for art exhibitions, publication, readings, publicity, and networking. Ongoing education is vital to our success; therefore we will pursue opportunities to increase our skills.

Our values include treating each other with respect, dignity, and honesty. We value an open, casual atmosphere that invites questions and contributions from everyone in the group.