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Emails artist (and architect) Jim Caldwell: “This beach is a coastal gem: an expansive one-mile stretch of beach framed by iconic steep cliffs at the intersection of Tunitas Creek and Highway 1, south of Half Moon Bay.

“Unfortunately, the beach experienced significant degradation in recent years. It became popular via social media as a place for overnight raves, parties and campouts. Nearly nine tons (or 18,000 pounds) of garbage was removed by a local volunteer group over the course of the past two years.

“Fortunately, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has purchased 58 acres of the beachfront property which will become a new public beach managed by San Mateo County Parks.

“To help support this important project, a limited number of 18 x 24 posters of my recent Tunitas Creek Beach painting will be available for $200. (The original oil painting is available at the standard price.) These prints will be printed on high-quality fine art archival paper, and I will sign and number each print. If you are interested in purchasing one of these limited-edition prints, please email Megan Derhammer: [email protected]

Note: You can see more of Jim’s painting at Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park.

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Art Ventures series on climate change concludes Feb. 25 & 26

The Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science concludes this week with speakers on Monday and Tuesday. Feb. 25, 6:30 pm – Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Ph. D., (pictured right) Former US Dept. of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy & Professor Emeritus, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford […]

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Art Ventures Gallery’s series on Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment kicks off with artist Michael Killen

Dr. Katharina Powers has announced the Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science. This nine-day art and speaker series helps the general public, climate action now and clean energy advocates, along with  investors, to deepen their understanding of Stanford’s half-billion dollar energy-solution investment. It enables attendees to see […]

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Artist Linda Cosgrove defines contemporary surrealism with exhibit at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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 […]

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“Safeguard CA” on display at Art Ventures during the Global Climate Action Summit

Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park is hosting a three-day exhibition showing local artist Michael Killen’s six by 20 foot painting “Safeguard CA” during the Global Climate Action Summit this week, Tuesday to Friday (Sept. 11-14) . The painting is an interpretation of the sixth goal of California’s Climate Plan. There will be an art and […]

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Absurd painting an answer to Elon Musk’s absurd tweet?

Kate Powers, who owns the Art Ventures gallery in downtown Menlo emailed: “We are posting this on Instagram regarding Musk’s tweet [during the Thailand cave rescue] together with my favorite quote “art is the highest form of hope.” “This is a painting by one of my artists-in-residence Uta Reinhardt, oil on canvas; title is History […]

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Walk for Our Lives march scheduled for March 24 in Menlo Park

Students, their families, and supportive community members don’t need to journey to Washington, DC, on March 24 to March for Our Lives or even to other cities in the Bay Area thanks to Dr. Katharina Powers, owner of Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park, who is organizing a walk on that day from noon to […]

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Photographer Ian Ruhter bring’s “perfect imperfections” to Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

When invited to view “the world’s largest ambrotype” at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park, there was an immediate pivot to discover just what this was. A quick web search revealed that an ambrotype “is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed […]

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