Painter/mixed-media artist Belinda Chlouber and her daughter, photographer Ava Donovan, are the featured artists at the City Arts gallery at Peninsula Ballet Theater through the end of January.

The idea for the show began when Donovan said at one of her mother's shows, "Wouldn't it be fun to have a show together?"

Chlouber's work features mixed-media paintings, including the 30-inch-square work "Love Is Like ..." on a door board panel.

Donovan, who won first place in photography in the City Arts of San Mateo High School Arts Program this past spring, is showing photographs that work well with her mother's mixed-media pieces. Chlouber notes, "It's very different yet there are similarities in the aesthetics and color within the pieces."

Chlouber earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, followed by studies at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has lived and worked as an artist in San Mateo for the past 19 years. Her work has been shown locally and nationally and has won numerous awards.

Her daughter, now in her senior year at Hillsdale High School, has a great appreciation for drama as well as for photography. She plans to study both after graduation from high school.

The gallery is in the Peninsula Ballet Theater complex at 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. Visit City Arts at www.cityartsofsanmateo.org or call 650-522-7522, ext. 2787.

There yet?

Suej McCall's watercolor images inspired by travels are presented in "Are We There Yet?" The show opens Wednesday at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.

McCall's works include imaginary compilations as well as real scenes from her recent travels in Europe, primarily in Greece and Venice.

A reception for the show will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan 4. The show will continue through Jan. 27.

Gallery 9 is at 143 Main St., Los Altos. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Call 650-941-7969 or go to www.gallery9losaltos.com.

Exhibits extended

The Peninsula Museum of Art has extended the showing of "Visions & Visionaries" in its main gallery and the "Punk SMC" show in the Collections Room through Jan. 13.

A special "show and tell" about the punk music scene will be held on Jan. 13. Recan Dinapoli and fellow collectors who loaned artifacts on display will be joined by Celia Beatts and others of punk movement, both past and present.

These are the final days for exhibitions at the museum at 10 Twin Pines Lane in Belmont. In a few weeks, the museum will be moving to its new home in Burlingame, a facility which will house five exhibition galleries, museum store, expanded library/meeting room, classroom and 29 artists studios.

The hours at the Twin Pines location are noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 650-654-4068 or go to www.peninsulamuseum.org.

Coastside call for artists

The Coastside Land Trust Gallery is seeking artists to apply for its upcoming Midwinter Show, which will begin Feb. 3. That show will include participation in the Half Moon Bay SOMA HeART Walk, which takes place Feb. 10.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Jan. 7. All media will be considered. The gallery is seeking works that reflect ideas centering on the preservation and protection of the coastal environment.

Artists should email two to four images to info@coastsidelandtrust.org. Go to www.coastsidelandtrust.org for application criteria and submission details. The gallery is at 788 Main St., Half Moon Bay.

Happy New Year

Best wishes for a splendid new year! May 2013 bring you inspiration and satisfaction.

Information on visual and literary arts can be sent to Bonny Zanardi at bzanardi@aol.com.