Linda Salter”s still life paintings in oil are featured in the exhibit “In a Classical Mood,” which opens Sunday at the Portola Art Gallery. A reception for the show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 7.
Salter enjoys painting in a variety of mediums and capturing a wide variety of subjects, but for still life works she says she is drawn to oils. “Whether using vivid colors or a limited palette, I”m excited by the play of light and shadow that I can achieve in an oil painting done in a classical style,” she says.
After retiring as a community college chancellor more than 10 years ago, Salter has focused her attention on creating art. She now has a studio at the Peninsula Art Institute.
“In a Classical Mood” will be on view through March 31. The Portola Art Gallery is at the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 650-321-0220 or visit www.portolaartgallery.com.
Acrylic paintings and monotypes by Sydell Lewis and mixed media paintings by Midori McCabe are presented in “Emotional Landscapes,” an exhibit opening Tuesday at Gallery House. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with Artist”s Talks at 7 p.m.
The show will continue through March 28. Gallery House is inside Printer”s Inc. Cafe at 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. It is open Tuesdays through Sundays. Hours vary with the season. Call 650-326-1668 or go to www.galleryhouse2.com.
Patterns and reflections
An exhibit of photographs and the companion book “H 2 O” by Roy Harrington opens Monday at Gallery 9. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The show will continue through March 29.
Gallery 9 is at 143 Main St., Los Altos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 650-941-7969 or go to www.gallery9losaltos.com.
Images from Cuba
Photographer Gabrielle Rondell is exhibiting images from her Cuba Series from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Claremont Art Studios, 1515 S. Claremont St., San Mateo. Call 650-678-7576 or go to www.gabriellerondell.com.
High school arts
Harmony is the theme for City Arts of San Mateo”s 15th annual High School Arts Recognition Program, which is open to all students attending Aragon, Hillsdale and San Mateo High School.
The program”s Literary Arts Division includes categories for Poetry and Prose; the Visual Arts Division includes 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional and Photography categories. Students are limited to submitting one work per category.
A $350 Grand Prize will be awarded to one student in each division; $200 First Prize awards will be presented to one student in each of the five categories in Literary Arts and Visual Arts. Honorable mention awards will be gift certificates.
Awards will be presented at a reception beginning at 2 p.m. April 12 at San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Student works will be on exhibit in the library throughout April.
The deadline for submissions is March 13. Students should submit work to an art or English teacher at his/her school. More information and entry forms are available online at www.cityartsofsanmateo.org. Call 650-522-7522, extension 2787, or email email@example.com.
Burlingame Art Society
Sally Rayn, an artist using tools that include video animation and touch screen technology, will be the featured painter at the next meeting of the Burlingame Art Society. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Burlingame Lions Hall, 990 Burlingame Ave. The public is welcome to attend. Call Diane Miller at 650-393-3789.
Call for artists
Artists are invited to submit works beginning Monday and continuing through March 8 for the Coastside Land Trust”s next show, “California Spring,” which will run from April 10 to May 22. Spring landscapes and native wildflowers from all regions of California will be considered. Visit the Gallery Page online at www.CoastsideLandTrust.org.
The gallery is at 788 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Call 650-726-5056.
Information on visual and literary arts can be sent to Bonny Zanardi at Bzanardi@aol.com.