A show of works by plein-air painter Julia Munger Seelos opens Monday at Gallery Saratoga. A reception for "Visions of Northern California & The American West" will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 7.
The Peninsula artist has won numerous awards for her works, which have been seen in many national exhibitions and locally at the Triton Art Museum, Steinbeck Museum and the Portola Art Gallery, among others.
She has enjoyed many opportunities to paint in prestigious events, among them the San Luis Obispo Plein Air, Carmel Art Festival, Estes Park Colorado Paint the Parks and events in Sedona and Telluride. She again has been invited to the Napa Valley Art Festival and the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.
Seelos is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society and Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters.
Visitors can enjoy a demonstration of Seelos's alla prima techniques at 1 p.m. June 22 in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on view through July 6. Gallery Saratoga is at 14435 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Call 408-867-0458 or visit www.gallerysaratoga.com.
An exhibit of paintings by Ron Burgess opens today at the Twin Pines Art Center. A reception for the show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. June 7.
Burgess uses a variety of mediums to explore emotions. Starting with paint and canvas, he soon branches out to include elements such as stucco, sand or spray starch and texture or patterning materials, from sponges to twine or cardboard.
His work has been seen in shows on the Peninsula and in San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento. In addition to his work as an artist, Burgess also is interested in the cultural life of the community.
He has worked with many organizations, among them the Peninsula Museum of Art, South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission, San Mateo County Arts Commission and ARTshare. He also is a past art commissioner of Fresno City College.
The show of work by Burgess will be on view through Aug. 1. The Twin Pines Art Center is in the Manor House at 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Call Burgess at 650-922-2567 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Main Gallery in Redwood City presents the simultaneous exhibits "Different Views" and "Different Worlds" through June 29. A reception with the artists will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
"Different Views" features work by painter and digital art photographer Jeanne Gadol, who has invited artists Tom Haines, who works in wood, and jeweler Meryl Urdang to share the exhibit. Gadol is showing new pieces which are nonrepresentational and introspective.
"Different Worlds" is a solo show of work by figurative artist Helga Christoph. She paints storybook-like imagery in acrylic and oil on canvas and panel.
The gallery is at 1018 Main St., Redwood City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Call 650-701-1018 or visit www.themaingallery.org.
"Fresh Art," a show of work by the Half Moon Bay Plein Air Painters, is on view through June 29 at the Coastal Arts League Museum. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Rebecca Ellis, one of the participating artists, says the group "is made up of anyone who likes to make art outside." Members work in a variety of media, from watercolor and oils to pastels and pencils.
The gallery is at 300 Main St, Half Moon Bay. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Visit www.coastalartsleague.com.