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An essay on Paul Wonner’s Skyline with Three Bottles from Studies for Romantic Views of San Francisco. 

On Valentine’s Day 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured a picture of our planet from nearly six billion kilometers away. The photograph of the “Pale Blue Dot,”...

March 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (March 17, 2017) The unpublished work of Leo Stillwell, a talented watercolor and oil painter who died at the age of 22, left 500 works of art to San Francisco State University.

Leo Stillwell was born 1926, in the rapidly shifting social tableau...

February 27, 2017

These days in California many great chefs are called artists. Their creations are photographed, posted on Instagram and greeted in awe in faraway countries. Oishi desu ne!

 Before the high-tech transmission of highly delectable treats, there were Wayne Thiebaud´s beauti...

February 22, 2017

Much about prison art has been written and shown. Little has been depicted about prisoners in art works. Famous are, however, Michaelangelo´s prisoners. Powerful statues of slaves in marble, “non finito” (unfinished). What a work of art carving out the winding figures...

February 3, 2017

Paton Miller, acclaimed modern realist painter based in Southampton New York, is the first artist to participate in the Art Ventures Gallery Program. In addition to showing Miller’s paintings, Art Ventures will exhibit a suite of drawings, drenched in mystery and never...

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Brightly colored paintings spilled off of large canvases and onto the walls of a soon-to-open Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park that was transformed into a pa...

January 14, 2017

For most of us a blank wall is just that. For seven Bay Area artists, including Chor Boogie, Cannon Dill, Brett Flanigan, Amanda Lynn, Bud Snow, Lynnea Holland-Weiss and Nina Wright, it is an invitation to wide-open creativity, community, and connection to the gallery-...

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