Montalvo artists winning awards...

Added THU, MAY 12TH 2016

Lucas Artist Fellows earn Pulitzer Prize, Doris Duke Award, and more

We are tremendously proud and thrilled to congratulate several former and incoming Artist Fellows from Montalvo's Lucas Artists Residency Program who have been making headlines as the recipients of the art world's most prestigious prizes:

Newly selected Lucas Artist Composer Fellow Henry Threadgill received a musical Pulitzer for his recording "In For A Penny, In For A Pound." Read more at,, and

The Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards were announced last week, and of the eight musicians awarded in the area of jazz, three were former LAP Artist Fellows: Jen Shyu, Wayne Horvitz, and Henry Threadgill. Read more at

The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in the area of music was given to Dohee Lee, former Montalvo Artist Fellow. A composer and performer, Lee is forging a new performance form rooted in ancient Korean shamanic practices. Read an interview with Lee at

Former Lucas Artist Fellows Chico MacMurtrie and Laurie San Martin were two of only 178 scholars, artists, and scientists honored with Guggenheim Fellowships this year.​ Read more at

May 12, 2016

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

May events
not to miss!

James Gouldthorpe

Tomorrow evening (Friday, May 13, at 6pm), don't miss our Open Access event Juan Jaula es John Cage, a screening of a fascinating documentary film followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

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Our summer art classes begin on Wednesday, May 25, at 6pm with a fun and creative Image Transfer Workshop. No experience necessary, and wine & hors d'oeuvres are included. Just bring some friends and have a great time making art!

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Our current Project Space Gallery Exhibition James Gouldthorpe's Particles: A Painting in Ten Chapters closes at the end of the month. Join us on Friday, May 27, at 6pm for a closing party featuring a conversation with Gouldthorpe and a performance by composer and LAP Fellow Matthew Petty.

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Carriage House Concerts
announced next week

Carriage House Concerts


Our final Carriage House concert of the spring wrapped up yesterday, which means it's nearly time to fill in next season's calendar with our 2016-2017 Carriage House Series! We'll be presenting more than 30 shows from October through May in our intimate 300-seat indoor theatre.

This past season included sold-out performances by Jeff Daniels, Johnny Clegg, Black Violin, The Second City, and many more. Who will make an appearance this coming fall and spring? You'll find out on May 19, when we make our full season announcement. 

Want to make sure you get a seat for your favorite shows? Montalvo members have presale privileges for up to a week before the public. Members are also invited to a special Announcement Party on the 19th, with music, drinks, games, and the opportunity to buy tickets right away! Many shows sell out quickly, so we recommend becoming a member to ensure that you get the best seats.

Memberships begin at just $100/year (that's less than $10/month) and are fully tax-deductible. Click the button below to see all the benefits of joining, or call our delightful Membership Concierge Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 during normal business hours for more information.


at a glance:

Fri, May 13, 6pm
Open Access: Juan Jaula es John Cage film screening & conversation 

Sun, May 15, 3pm

The Saint Michael Trio SOLD OUT! 

Tue, May 17, 4pm
Science, History, and Literature Meet Theatre professional development workshop for educators

Thu, May 19
2016-2017 Carriage House Season Announcement Party INVITATION ONLY 

Wed, May 25, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Lay It Down —Image Transfer Workshop 

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



On view through May 29:
James Gouldthorpe's Particles: A Painting in Ten Chapters



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Photo credits: Sam Gouldthorpe / Bahara Emami