Thursday, December 17, 2009

Join us Friday Night

Terri Hill is organizing a party! Join us this Friday from 5-8pm for 'Gifts of the Season'. Terri and many of the Viewpoints Gallery artists will be there. Here are a few of Terri Hill's works on display.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Present Challenge

The December challenge which Terri Hill posed to members was to come up with an 8" x 8" painting on canvas on the theme 'Presents'. Here are a few of the results:

Kathleen Alexander had a romantic idea.

Carol Mead was thinking of a trip to San Francisco - perhaps with grandkids?

Nancy Calhoun has been painting bears lately while up in the Sierras and her 'present' took the form of toy bears.

Floy Zittin came up with a present for a titmouse.

And Terri Ford's present is sparkly. Incidentally, this Santa is based on her husband, Tim.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Presents at Viewpoints

Here is a partial result of the 'present challenge' all tied up with ribbons. Thirteen artists presented their ideas on an 8" x 8" canvas. Later we'll post what the artists were thinking.

And here are the "presents" through the window with Terri Hill's bold large watercolors to the right. That's not Terri in front, but Chris Beck, a Viewpoints special friend, who was partly responsible for the wonderful window display.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

December Presents

One exciting part of working with other artists in running a gallery is that we challenge each other artistically. This December we are running a group show with the theme of "presents". Terri Hill will be showing her watercolors and in the one above her 'presents' are edible. Each of the gallery artists is challenged to bring in a 8" x 8" canvas with a 'present' theme. Stop by after Monday to see the results.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall into Color - Part Two

Kathleen Alexander is our newest artist at Viewpoints and we are honored to be showing her watercolors. This month she joins Carolyn Hofstetter for our Fall into Color show. Kathleen enjoys painting close ups of flowers and fruit using luscious dark washes and for this show she has worked on an amazing series of large paintings, beautifully framed, of grapes and persimmons.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall into Color

Viewpoints Gallery has been operating in the same location in Los Altos for over thirty years. We are an artist run business and the membership of the gallery has gradually changed over time. This month, somewhat by co-incidence, we have the oldest (in terms of membership years) and newest gallery members joining forces for a show titled 'Fall into Color'. Carolyn Hofstetter gets the prize for the longest membership at Viewpoints. Here are a few of her fall themed paintings. The next post will feature fall work of our newest member, Kathleen Alexander.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!

Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show

Viewpoints gallery did well at the SCVWS Annual at the Triton (reception Sunday, the 25th). Terri Hill, Nancy Calhoun and Carol Mead won awards . Terri Hill got the 3rd Place Award, Carol Mead got an Honorable Mention, and Nancy got a merchants award. Carol and Nancy are pictured on the upper row left. Terri Hill was off teaching a workshop

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Carol and Berni Party

Berni's reception on Saturday was the first time in a while that we have held an evening event. And we were lucky with the weather. Great turn-out, delicious food and lots of fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Berni Jahnke - Coast to Coast

This month Viewpoints Gallery is proud to feature watercolor paintings by Berni Jahnke. Berni's main interest has been painting people she has come across on her extensive travels. For this show Berni focuses on people at the beach, exploring tide pools playing in the surf or just soaking up the sun. We will host a reception for Berni this Saturday, October 10 from 4pm - 7pm. Join us for a special evening.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Green Foothills

This weekend we worked with Green Foothills on their annual fundraiser. Members each set aside two paintings, one in the gallery and another to be displayed at the Green Foothills event, to benefit the organization. It was some work but great fun to set up the displays.

Here is our 'set up group' in the gallery- Barbara, Floy, Karen and Jane.

And here is our display at the Los Altos History House garden where the Green Foothills even took place.

Friday, September 11, 2009

How Diana's Exhibit Came to Be

We were on our way to Carmel when my friend suggested using only three colors (magenta, phthalo blue and yellow) plus white. We had the colors with us so began at Pacific Grove and continued painting with this limited palette for 4 days.

And Diana has been using the same four colors ever since!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Primary + White

Our featured artist for September is Diana Jaye. Diana is showing a group of oil paintings she painted on location using only the tree primary colors, red, blue and yellow, plus white.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cruz'n to Viewpoints

Hot summer sun - music and sand - on Saturday the beach came to Viewpoints Gallery.
For those of you who missed our 'Cruz'n to Viewpoints' event here are a few photos.

Terri Hill and Carol Mead were the featured artists.

Beach themed food -

And music on the street.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Terri Ford Wins Award at Triton Museum Pastel Show

Terri Ford's painting “Barn in Morning Light” won the Connecticut Pastel Society Award at Pastels U.S.A., The Pastel Society of the West Coast's 23rd Annual International Exhibit. The show runs until September 27 at the Triton Museum, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara CA. Don't miss this show of some of the best pastel work in the nation!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

And More Santa Cruz

Here are a few more of Carol Mead's images from her upcoming show.

Twin Lakes Beach

Summer at the Boardwalk

Capitola by the Sea

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Carol Mead and Terri Hill Explore Santa Cruz

It's summer and both Carol Mead and Terri Hill have been hanging out at the beach. Next month, August 3 - September 4, their paintings of Santa Cruz will be featured at Viewpoints Gallery. Below is a preview of two of Carol Mead's watercolors, 'Pleasure Point' and 'Beach Hill'. Join us and meet the artists at their reception Saturday August 8 from 2-5pm.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jane Ferguson

Nancy Calhoun is off to the Sierras this summer and Jane Ferguson is taking her place at Viewpoints. You'll be able to see her acrylics and watercolors there through September. Jane is originally from England but now resides in Cupertino. She likes to work big, bold and bright.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet the Artists this Saturday

Viewpoints is hosting a reception for our guest artists, Ed Terpening and Andy Ballantyne, Saturday, July 11 from 2 to 5pm. Stop by and talk with Ed and Andy about their work. Los Altos Art and Wine Festival is also scheduled for this weekend. Tents will be set up outside our gallery on State Street; the weather should be gorgeous and there will be lots of food, wine, art and music.

Coastal Ice Plant - Oil by Ed Terpening

Through the Palms - Oil by Ed Terpening

Beach Town - Oil by Ed Terpening

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ed Terpening and Andy Ballantyne

From time to time we like to invite artists we admire to show their work at Viewpoints Gallery. Beginning Monday we are very excited to be featuring Ed Terpening and Andy Ballantyne two plein air painters who focus on Central California subjects. Ed Terpening was featured in the April issue of American Artist and more of his work can be found at
Their work will be on display through July 31 with a reception Saturday, July 11 from 2pm - 5pm.

Moss Landing watercolor by Andy Ballantyne

China Cove, Point Lobos, oil by Ed Terpening

Monday, June 29, 2009

Terri Hill Goes Red, White and Blue

Terri Hill is thinking 'Red, White and Blue' for her exhibit in July in honor of the holiday. Here are three of her images which will be on display at Viewpoints beginning July 6th.

“Red Hot Summer” watercolor 16 x 16 framed

“Red, Spike & Blue” watercolor 30 x 36 framed

“You Go, Girls!” watercolor 16 x 20 framed

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nancy Goes off to Bear Valley

Nancy Calhoun will be leaving us for the summer. Watch for her work in Bear Valley. She will be showing her watercdolors there plus two of her paintings have been chosen for posters for Bear Valley summer events.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Garden Party

Beautiful weather, live music by David Olaine, Cranberry Scoop raffle, chips and salsa from Fiesta Vallarta, coffee from Peet's and Cafe Antigua and lots of food provided by Viewpoints Gallery artists. Lots of old friends and first timers in our patio - great fun!

Setting up the food with early viewers.

Terri Hill checking the setup.

Kathleen Alexander's setup in front.

Barbara vonHaunalter and Karen White making plans.