Studio Seven Arts Presents March Exhibition for Artist Josef Kote

Exhibition features Tranquil Boats and Water Themes


Studio Seven Arts, the Bay Area’s largest fine art gallery, today announced a special artist exhibition in February and March featuring the works of contemporary artist Josef Kote.


The Kote exhibition, in downtown Pleasanton at 400 Main Street at Angela Street, features paintings of boats and water, with an impressive collection of limited edition giclees.

Josef Kote is a contemporary painter combining classic and abstract styles with sweeps of vivid color to create stunning, a unique edgy and current style of art.


Living in New York for more than a decade, Kote has refined his style in different parts of the world, including Greece. Kote’s artistic trademarks are his bold brushwork and vibrant colors, usually applied in thick strokes with a pallet knife. The results are bold yet calming paintings of boats on the water, in addition to architecture and landscapes.


Bay Area – Four questions for Juan Archuleta (part 1)

1) What is it about the East Bay Area’s natural scenes that have inspired your work the most?

For me, the varied aspects of the geography of our surrounding hills, mountains and micro climates. I am so richly rewarded from morning to evening watching the light play from season to season.

The record of our foothills in my brushwork started with a weekend event a few years ago hiking and staying out overnights on the ridges of Mt. Diablo.  Arranged by the Lindsay Museum of Walnut Creek.

Pastoral Mount Diablo

It did –and will for a long time to come — inspire me to new awareness.   I have since returned and looked for new areas, mostly in the immediate area here in East Bay.

Many of my clients have taken me to their favorite spots on hikes or walks, and in turn, commissioned paintings that have become my best selling reproductions in Giclee (a very high end form of printing).