Allied Arts Guild

In January and February 2020, the Portola Art Gallery presents The Square Show – a group exhibition of 6×6″ works. Shown here  are four watercolor paintings by artist Steve Curl.

The diminutive original paintings and fine art photographs make owning an original piece of art easier for the first time buyer and make wonderful gifts.

A reception for the participating artists is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 too 4:00 pm. The Portola Art Gallery is located in the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park. It is opened Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Spotted: Festive trees at Allied Arts Christmas market

Skies were a bit drippy but the decorated trees — including those being auctioned off (pictured top) — brought a festive air to the Allied Arts Christmas market, held annually by the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit the Lucile Packard Children’s Market. Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary holds annual Christmas Market on Dec. 7

The Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary’s Christmas Market takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You’ll find handcrafted goods from a variety of local vendors and artists and an auction of decorated and themed Christmas trees. Carolers will be singing from 12:30 to 1:30; kids will have a chance to visit […]

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Two artists artists featured at Portola Art Gallery in November and December

The Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park presents “Collusion,”  a joint exhibition by Inna Cherneykina and Marina Goldberg. The exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings includes colorful landscape, cityscape, and still life scenes from the artists’ collections. Inna Cherneykina is a painter and 3D game artist. Art for her is an exploration of the intricate […]

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 “Seascapes and Landscapes in Pastel” is featured exhibit at Portola Art Galley in September

“Seascapes and Landscapes in Pastel,” pastel paintings by artist Jan Prisco, is the featured exhibit at Portola Art Galley this September. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Known for her vibrant, colorful paintings of local scenes, Jan paints at locations that range from the […]

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Mary Stahl is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in July

“Local Color,” an exhibition of pastel and oil paintings by Mary K. Stahl is on display at the Portola Arts Gallery in July. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Inspired by the play of natural light over the landscape, Mary’s paintings offer the viewer […]

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Photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in June at Portola Art Gallery

“Learning to Fly,” a collection of photographic images of various species of owls, including Snowy Owls, as well as other birds by Larry Calof of Atherton is the featured exhibit at Portola Art Gallery in June.. The exhibit features images printed on canvas and aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. A […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg is featured artist in May at Portola Art Gallery

Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg is the featured artist this May at the Portola Art Gallery. The theme is “Views from the Trail,” photographs from her favorite hikes. We feature four here, selected because they focus tightly on the subject matter. The Bay Checkerspot butterfly (top) was  photographed at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve as was the […]

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Photographer Alan McGee’s landscape photographs seek to capture the human feeling behind the image

Photographer Alan McGee of Portola Valley is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery in April with an exhibit titled “Woodlands.”  The show features photographs from the last half century of his explorations in the land adjacent to his home. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 1:00 to […]

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Shalini Bitzer combines creativity and international influences in designing luxurious fabrics

Beautifully patterned fabrics made of silk, linen and cotton adorn every inch of wall space of Shalini Bitzer’s shop tucked into a rear corner of the Allied Arts Guild. They are designed by Shalini who says she often gets her ideas from old books or movies. “Sometimes I draw the image, other times I photograph […]

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Aida Dalati crafts beautiful brocade jackets in her Allied Arts boutique

It comes down to this for Aida Dalati: “I’m particularly interested in the last layer you put on before you leave the house. It’s the self you want to project.” So, it’s not surprising that her shop at the Allied Arts Guild is filled with what she describes as “wearable art jackets” made from French […]

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