Profile of ART-TECH in San Jose, CA


ART-TECH (Silicon Valley Institute for Art and Technology) in San Jose, California was established in 1993 to present exhibitions and performances.

ART-TECH does not have a permanent collection.


ART-TECH was founded in 1993 as an art gallery named Holmes Fine Art. One year later, the gallery switched its focus to new media art using the high-tech computer, electronics, and optics based art.

ART-TECH was originally located in downtown San Jose until 1999 when it closed its doors in order to comply with the city's earthquake renovation initiative. The new location is 20 minutes from downtown in the east hills, overlooking Silicon Valley.

In 2003, ART-TECH re-launched itself with a series of Web-based initiatives:

Museum's Mission:

ART-TECH's mission according to their website:

"is to promote and foster artistic endeavors with an 'Art & Technology' theme and this entity continues to exist along with its website "


ART-TECH is located 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, in the east hills, overlooking Silicon Valley in California.

Please refer to the Museum's website for directions and further information.

Conservation Department:

ART-TECH does not have a permanent collection, so does not have an art conservation department.

Art conservation is a method to study, clean, and restore works of art so that they can be conserved for future generations.

To learn more about the field of art conservation, please see Fine Art's interviews with conservators.

Famed Artworks in Collection:

The inaugural exhibition of Holmes Fine Art (later renamed ART-TECH) in collaboration with CADRE Institute of San Jose State University, was an electronic art exhibition titled: "Action...

Experimental... Art." The art and technological exhibition featured "prominent local and national artists (who) are represented with a wide variety of works that explore the frontier of new media and technology."

ART-TECH also hosted exhibitions featuring artists such as photographer Inge Morath, Glenn McKay, Carol Fabert, and Deanna Beyer.

Noteworthy Facts:

Artist Residency Program

ART-TECH also supports an Artist Residency Program. Artists in residence work in "construction, architecture, technology and art." Please refer to their website for further information on the Artist in Residence Program.

Employment Information:

ART-TECH does not post job listings on its website.

How to Apply for a Job:

Although ART-TECH does not post employment listings on its website, you may wish to call or email to inquire if there are any positions available.

Museum's Contact Info:

    ART-TECH, 14300 Clayton Road, San Jose, CA 95127-5201. Tel: (408) 929-9969.


    ART-TECH's website

    Museum Hours:

    • Monday closed
    • Tuesday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Thursday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Closed holidays