Portola Art Gallery

The Portola Art Gallery at the Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park) will reopen on July 1. The gallery has been modified according to Covid-19 guidelines, and masks are required when you enter the gallery. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The featured artist in July is former Menlo Park teacher Terry McMahon. The exhibition of acrylic paintings includes a new collection of vibrant and colorful abstract paintings, as well as a series of paintings featuring women in art.

Terry has traveled and lived around the world. Her art work is influenced by her collection and love of folk art from the places she has visited and lived.

She combines a strong sense of design with a bold use of color, and she gravitates toward sculptural shapes and forms. She enjoys rearranging or redefining forms, whether in architecture, plants, animals, or people. Most of her work is imaginative, while some is decorative and even fanciful. More information about her work, as well as giclees available for purchase, can be found on her website.

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Artist Terry McMahon turns to abstract painting

Artist Terry McMahon‘s years as a wife and parent where spent all over the world, which sparked her interest in folk art. And while she had a college degree in art education, she never thought she’d spend 23 year teaching at Encinal and Hillview schools, which she did when the family returned to the states. […]

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“The Square Show” is featured at the Portola Art Gallery in January and February

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Mary Stahl is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in July

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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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Atherton Arts Foundation hosts Portola Art Gallery artists first weekend in April

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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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