A group of Monte Sereno women has been busy making jewelry and wall art that will be part of a new exhibition opening June 27 at Vernon Davis' Gallery 85 at Santana Row. The 49er tight end opened the gallery last December as an adjunct to the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts. The exhibition's theme is "Huddle Up."

Davis' foundation promotes arts education and art appreciation for youth and awards college scholarships to artistically talented students.

Since Huddle Up is for a good cause, Monte Sereno residents Toni Yamamoto, Kathleen Dobkin, Colleen Smith and Johnnie Sue Cavanagh decided to donate their handcrafted jewelry and art to the gallery for the Huddle Up exhibition.

"We have things we're donating that are valued from $30 to $1,500," Yamamoto said. "All the jewelry is red- and gold-themed for the 49ers." Some bracelets have little footballs stranded between beads, while others contain massive amounts of dangling Swarovski crystals.

Cavanagh makes wall and garden art pieces from discarded plates that now grace the gallery's walls.

During the June 27 Huddle Up opening festivities, art consultant Barbara Goldstein will share examples of public art in baseball parks, transit and concert venues and tell stories about how the art came about. Emerging local band JurassiC will also perform. Festivities are from 6 to 9 p.m., with a $20 donation requested.

Visit vernondavisfoundation.org for more information. Gallery 85 is at 1180 Olsen Drive in San Jose's Santana Row.