Beautility - CODAworx


Submitted by Vanessa Stafford

Client: City of San Jose and The Almaden Parks Neighborhood Association

Location: San Jose, CA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $3,000

Project Team


Vanessa Stafford

City of San Jose

Art Consultant

Mike Ogilvie

Director of Public Art, City of San Jose


I was accepted into the pre qualified pool of artists for mural projects in San Jose. From this pool six artists (including me) were chosen for this vault image painting in T. J. Martin Jeffrey Fontana Parks in Almaden Valley in San Jose, Ca. Each vault is 52″ high x 91″ wide. The murals were painted with Nova Acrylic paints. The artists were invited to meetings to work out designs.


The goals were to incorporate images that the T J Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Neighborhood Parks association liked. I included images that were of past events taken place in the parks.


All the artists were required to arrive in the City Hall of San Jose for the first meeting. The second meeting was at the Community Building at T J Martin/ Jeffrey Fontana Neighborhood Parks Association. There the artists displayed their designs and worked out images that were pleasing to everybody.

Additional Information

I truly and deeply enjoyed this project!