Allied Arts Guild

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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“Faces” featuring artist Linda Salter is March featured exhibit at Portola Art Gallery.

This March, the Portola Art Gallery presents “Faces,” a collection of portraits in oil and pastel by Linda Salter.  A reception for the artist will take place on March 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Thet Gallery is located at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. The exhibit features portraits of friends and relatives, […]

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Yvonne Newhouse is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in February

The Portola Art Gallery presents “Variations on a Theme,” an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Yvonne Newhouse. The exhibit highlights Yvonne’s ongoing exploration of painting a single subject using multiple approaches. She hopes to engage the viewer by interpreting each subject in new ways, both real and imagined. A reception for the artist will be […]

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People with Menlo Park roots make the news in the San Francisco Chronicle

For two days in a row Menlo Park faces have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Yesterday, the Sporting Green featured Abby Dahlkemper, who grew up in Menlo Park and attended Sacred Heart Prep, as one of the “The Influencers” of the Year. Abby is expected to make the roster of the U.S. Women’s […]

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Two artists showcased at Portola Art Gallery in December and January

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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Allied Arts Christmas Market is December 1

Allied Arts annual Christmas Market is the first day of December this year with free admission and parking. Santa visits 12-1, carolers from 11:15-11:45, Simply Jazz 1:00-3:00, all on 3.5 acres of gardens and shops. Eat at the award-winning Cafe Wisteria (650-838-9002), enter free drawings, enjoy treats from the shops, bid on mini pre-decorated Christmas […]

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

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

“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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Events Manager Tiana Wong is operator of Cafe Wisteria at the Allied Arts Guild

In the decade that Tiana Wong has been Events Manager at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, she’s seen half a dozen cafes come and go on the property. “I observed what worked and what didn’t,” she said matter of factly. So when the space became available again at the beginning of the year, […]

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