Portola Art Gallery Presents "Local Color" -- An Exhibition of Landscape Paintings in Pastel and Oil by Mary K. Stahl

EXHIBITION: "Local Color" -- Pastel and Oil Landscape Paintings by Mary K. Stahl

DATES: July 1-31, 2019

RECEPTION: Saturday, July 13, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.


Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park, CA  94025, 650.321.0220, www.portolaartgallery.com

HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 10:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mary K. Stahl, art@marystahl.com

The Portola Art Gallery presents "Local Color" - an exhibition of pastel and oil paintings by Mary K. Stahl. Inspired by the play of natural light over the landscape, Mary's paintings offer the viewer her interpretation of local color. Mary's work is usually noted for being quiet and calming.

Mary earned her B.A. in art at West Liberty State College in West Virginia. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970's, she taught children's arts and crafts classes at Palo Alto’s Junior Museum and coordinated the children's noontime art studio at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto. She also worked as an early childhood and special education aide in Palo Alto.

A lengthy detour from art and the education world had Mary working in the tech industry at SRI International, NASA Ames Research Center, and Nominum. During that time, she managed the ARPA/DDN Network Information Center host and domain registry, and worked as a technical writer, editor, graphic and web site designer before returning to the wondrous world of fine art.

Mary is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and her work has been displayed at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, and the Butler Museum of Art in Youngstown, OH. More information about Mary and her work is available online at www.marystahl.com.

About Portola Art Gallery

Portola Art Gallery exhibits high quality, representational art by 17 award-winning Bay Area artists. Painting, pastel, photography and ceramics can be viewed at the gallery, located at the historic Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, CA.


Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Monday, July 1st, 2019, repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm


Portola Art Gallery

75 Arbor Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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