Several of our member artists will be participating in the 2019 Silicon Valley Open Studios tours, including… 

WEEKEND ONE: May 4-5, 2019, 11am to 5pm both days.

Kaaren Marquez & Jane Ferguson, 2516 Fairbrook Drive, Mountain View, CA  map  

Will Maller, 81 Hawthorne Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022  map

 

WEEKEND TWO: May 11-12, 2019, 11am to 5pm both days.  

Will Maller, 81 Hawthorne Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022  map 

 

WEEKEND THREE: May 18-19, 2019, 11am to 5pm both days.

Gary Coleman: 1577 Wawona Drive, San Jose, CA 95125.  map

Kay Duffy: 20637 Leonard Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070  map

Veronica Gross, Yao-pi Hsu & Julia Watson: 200 Kimble Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030  map

Belinda Lima: 1068 The Alameda, Studio #16 (Blue Door), San Jose, CA 95126 map

Will Maller, 81 Hawthorne Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022  map 

Karen White will be exhibiting in a three-artist show at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco. Artists Sean Royal and Nancy Hartley will be joining her. Exhibit runs June 6-24, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 9th, 4-6pm. 

STUDIO Gallery is located at 1641 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-931-3130  www.studiogallerysf.com

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”
32″ x 40″, Various mediums, collaboration by AAW members.

Allied Artist West members re-create two group “masterpieces”
to benefit Martha’s Kitchen!

Recently, our members were each given a small 8″ x 8” canvas which had only a quick black and white sketch on it that was part of a larger well-known painting. The artists were instructed to make their own painting, sticking to the values (lights and darks) on the little canvas they were given, and were not were not given any clues as to what the total image would be. When the group got back together with their completed works, the paintings were assembled into two refreshing unique and updated versions of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase” and Edgar Degas’ “The Star”. The paintings were then presented to Martha’s Kitchen for their upcoming charity auction to raise money to feed the hungry. 

Both of our Van Gogh- and Degas-inspired paintings will be auctioned to benefit Martha’s Kitchen in San Jose, CA during their next Gala event (tbd). Our past collaborative paintings auctioned at this event sold for over $2000! Updated information on the event will be posted here when it becomes available.

Participating artists: Michael Rogan, Gary Coleman, Kay Duffy, Kaaren Marquez, Judy Welsh, Karen White, Sandi Okita, Pat Suggs, Julia Watson, Rajani Balaram, Will Maller, Shirley Motmans, Maralyn Miller, Ed Lucey, Mary Ann Henderson, Jen Norton, Taryn Curiel, Veronica Gross, Nancy Takaichi, Sam Pearson and Vincent Liu.

“The Star” by Edgar Degas, 1878 (above, left) and our modern collaborative rendition (above, center).  
“Three Sunflowers in a Vase”, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888 (above, right)