Silicon Valley Open Studios comes to Menlo Park and Atherton on May 2-3

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on May 1, 2015

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Menlo Park and Atherton will be host to eight locations and 19 artists participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios on May 2 and 3, showcasing a wide variety of art. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Emailed artist and Menlo-Atherton High School grad Gwen Fuller (pictured top right; photography/multi-media/acrylic): “I’ve invited four other artists to show with me at my home studio, (Blue Rock: 791 Stanford Avenue)…Collectively we have over 200 pieces of original artwork for sale — abstract paintings, multimedia, aluminum panels, a wide array of photography (loose, matted, and framed), jewelry, and sculpture. The pricing ranges from a few dollars to several thousand, with most pieces priced between $100 and $400.

“This will be the last time I will be offering my pieces directly to the public. From now on, my work will be sold by galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and hopefully ‘beyond.’  Therefore, I’ve priced nearly everything at-cost or below so that I can convert this massive inventory to cash and make way for new projects that I’ve embarked upon.”

Artists joining Gwen at Blue Rock include: Rick Fisher (abstract painting), Brian Funk (jewelry), CJ Glynn (photography) and John Gregorin (sculpture).

Joyce Savre by Irene_one

Four artists will be at 1191 Sherman Avenue: Elyse Dunnahoo (painting), Jerri Kuehn (painting), Vaishali Sanghavi (mixed media), and Pinki Thakkar (painting).

Another group will be exhibiting together at 30 Sunrise Court: Amanda Krauss (mixed media), Krishna Mitra (painting), Slava Shabrov (photography), Yelena Shabrova (drawing), and Teresa Silvestri (water color).

In addition, five artists will be showing independently: Marcia Cox (painting – 133 Stone Pine Lane), Deborah Miller (painting – 3537 Haven Ave.), Jeremie Sanchez (painting – 3421 El Camino Real, Atherton), Joyce Savre ( pictured above, mixed media – 59 Lorelei Lane), and Nancy Wagstaff (painting – 934 Millie Ave.)

Overall, more than 380 artists will participate over a three-weekend span. The artists work in a variety of visual media including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and ceramics. A complete line up is available on the SVOS website

“This event grows more popular every year because visitors enjoy talking with the artists, seeing a lot of their work at one time and, in some cases, seeing the artists at work, all in the comfort of the artists’ studios,” said Mel Thomsen, executive director of SVOS. “The event also provides a great opportunity to cost-effectively begin an art collection.”

Photo of Gwen Fuller taken by Scott R. Kline in 2013; photo of Joyce Savre taken by Irene Searles in 2014

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