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It is said that “dead men tell no tales,” but Linda Cosgrove’s study of the Old Masters and their techniques has become the foundation for her art in carrying forward their tradition of fine detail, sense of light and touch that separates them from more contemporary applications.

Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 after her university studies. She is surrounded by her important collection of rare European and Latin American artifacts – artifacts that often appear in her paintings. Her surrealist works in oil are acclaimed for reviving the medieval practice of oil-on-copper, and create a synthesis of Renaissance-inspired pieces with a strong hint of dark humor. The further one ventures into her work, the more visible is the differentiation.

Cosgrove’s art is featured in collections throughout Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. She has been featured in many prestigious shows, including the New York Armory International Exhibit in which she was featured as one of the exhibition highlights, in the company of renowned artists including Durer, Rembrandt and David Hockney.

Talking about art with Linda is a fascinating journey of historical influence around the world. She has studied the greats and defines her creative process as a simple idea that comes into her mind. Her sense of humor can be found in almost all of her works as well as her tribute to the oil surrealist movement of the past. There’s a little bit of Dali, Picasso, Cornell, and Ernst in all of her work. With appreciation of the history of great artists, her work has defined a new movement for surrealism which had it’s strongest impact in the 20’s and 30’s of the twentieth century.

Cosgrove’s art will be on display at Art Ventures Gallery through January 7th with the artist reception planned for December 8 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Art Ventures Gallery is located at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.

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Two artists showcased at Portola Art Gallery in December and January

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From Dec. 1 to January 31, the Portola Art Gallery is presenting Artistic Journeys, a joint exhibition by Inna Cherneykina and Jan Prisco. The exhibition of oil and pastel paintings includes colorful still life and landscape scenes from the artists’ collections. Inna Cherneykina, of Foster City, is a painter and 3D game artist. Art for her […]

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Krista Skehan rediscovers painting, leading to show at CoffeeBar

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Krista Skehan’s life has been a string of successes. Growing up in Lindenwood, she attended St. Francis High School, where she was on the boy’s golf team [there was no girl’s team] and acquired what she describes a “good foundation of water color techniques.” Off to Indiana University, she did an individualized major that in […]

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Adults create tin art at Belle Haven branch library on Dec. 1

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Try your hand at the ancient metal technique of metal embossing! Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 1 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Space for this adult program is limited. Please register in […]

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Portola Art Gallery celebrates 10+ years at Allied Arts Guild with afternoon of art, wine and music

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To commemorate its 10+ years at the Allied Arts Guild, the Portola Art Gallery is hosting an afternoon of art, wine, and live music on Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Works of all the gallery’s artists will be featured. In addition, throughout the month of November, visitors will get a 10% discount […]

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Artist Mitchell Johnson is First Friday speaker on Nov. 2

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Artist Mitchell Johnson, who is a Menlo Park resident, will be speaking at the Woodside Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 2 as part of the First Friday series. He will be talking about how new approaches and changing attitudes in the late 19th century produced Modernism and inspired the works of Cezanne and Matisse. Light […]

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Artist Rose Camastro-Pritchett brings Comfort Women Project to Menlo College

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In 2013, when artist Rose Camastro Pritchett was invited to participate in 85 Years 85 Artists at Menlo College and was given the year 1940 to respond to with artwork, little did she know that it would start her on a new artistic pursuit. Already familiar with China through an association with Jiujiang University, she discovered […]

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“Impressions of Indonesia” is featured exhibit at Portola Art Gallery in October

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“Impressions of Indonesia,” watercolor paintings by Yvonne Newhouse of San Mateo, is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in October. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit includes scenes from her travels earlier this year. Although the paintings were completed in the studio, […]

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Fall Art Stroll takes place Sept. 28-30

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The 22nd annual Menlo Park Sidewalk Fall Art Stroll takes place on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 30, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Taking place along Santa Cruz Avenue, the Sidewalk Fall Art Stroll is free to the public and features an array of original […]

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Current exhibit at Cafe Zoë features artwork by ARTogether workshop participants

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Through at least the first week of October, Cafe Zoë is hosting a special exhibition displaying works of art from ARTogether workshop participants and photos from the workshops themselves. We stopped by yesterday afternoon to visit with Menlo Park residents Alexandra Pettet (second from left) and her husband, Hossein Namazi (right), who serve on the […]

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Annual Atherton Arts Foundation exhibit scheduled for Sept. 14

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The Atherton Arts Foundation will have its annual art show on September 14 between the hours of 4:00 and 7:30 pm. It will be held at Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA. The theme is Diversity in Art. Participating artists include: Sculpture: Ted Ullman, Paul Rubas, Michael Kesselman; Origami: Kate Lukasheva; Photography: Merrie Asimow, […]

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