Key2ARTS Community Newsletters

Newsletter Issue 158 Bay Area Art Events (May 11-20)

Cover art "The Marsh" (Partial) by Christine Oliver from "Silicon Valley Open Studios"

Art Events, Shows and Receptions


05/01/2018-05/28/2018, Mendocino, CA

Reception: 05/12/2018 5PM

This exhibition of my recent mixed media work, involving collage, cold wax, encaustic and the use of pigment sticks are organized around a minimal palette and an evident theme of concern for our planet.


Manna Gallery presents "Stria" by Zoya Scholis

05/11/2018-06/16/2018, Oakland, CA

Reception: 05/12/2018

Manna Gallery is pleased to introduce South Bay artist Zoya Scholis. Her exhibition opens Friday, May 11 and continues to June 16.

Basque FlagHistory House

Silicon Valley Open Studios

Weekend 05/12/2018-05/13/2018, Sunnyvale, CA

Join four fabulous artists this weekend, May 12 & 13, to celebrate Mother's Day from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

WavesSierra Winter

When Thoughts Become Visual

05/10/2018-07/02/2018, Los Gaots, CA

Reception: 05/17/2018 6PM

From May 10 to July 2 the Jewish Community Center will be the site of an exhibit titled “When Thoughts Become Visual” by the Allied Artists West group.  Allied Artists West is a professional artists’ association active in Santa Clara County for over 50 years.

Sycamore at San Antonio MissionStick with your Old Tools

Indian Art Mélange - Batik & Digital Paintings

05/18/2018-07/01/2018, Mountain View, CA

Reception: 05/18/2018 6PM

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View presents Indian Art Mélange - Batik & Digital Paintings by Mathangi Sundararajan and Priyanka Reddy.

Indian Art Mélange - Batik & Digital Paintings


05/19/2018-05/20/2018, Danville, CA

Blackhawk Plaza :
41st Annual ADAS Art Show “PRIMAVERA” Saturday & SundayMay 19th & 20th 2018


The Main Gallery Solo Show "Observer Mechanics"

05/09/2018-06/17/2018, Redwood City, CA

Reception: 06/03/2018 3PM


Observer Mechanics PosterInterface


04/28/2018-07/06/2018, Danville, CA

New Art Exhibit and Opening Reception at Blackhawk Gallery


Gallery 9 Los Altos May Exhibit- Paintings by Jan Meyer

05/01/2018-05/27/2018, Los Altos, CA

Influenced by the fauve artists like Henri Matisse and by David Hockney, Jan delights in working with color, shapes and pattern. Geometrics, florals, stripes and polka dots are combined, with intense color, creating ROOMS and BlOOMS.

Gallery 9 Los Altos May Exhibit- Paintings by Jan Meyer

Different Strokes by Barbara von Haunalter

05/01/2018-05/27/2018, Los Altos, CA

First Friday reception: Friday, May 4, 5-8pm
Reception is free and open to the public.

Robleda Road Orchard

Art Talk, Class & Demo

Gabriel Coke Cold Wax Paint Demo

Sun, 05/13/2018, Los Gatos, CA

The Los Gatos Art Association features Gabriel Coke, who will present a cold wax painting demo and show slides of the work he does with his after-school art students at the NUMU Atelier in Los Gatos.

AvoscapeGabriel Coke with his painting

Los Altos Art Club - Invitation to our Monthly meeting and demonstration

Mon, 05/14/2018, Los Altos, CA

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Hillview Community Center. Visitors from all art mediumare welcome to attend and enjoy an art demonstration and refreshments.

Los Altos Art Club - Invitation to our Monthly meeting and demonstrationYao-Pi, Photography

Calder-Inspired Wire Sculptures Workshop

Sun, 05/20/2018, Mountain View, CA

Alexander Calder said: "To an engineer, good enough means perfect.

Calder-Inspired Wire Sculptures Workshop

After School Art Studio NUMU Atelier

Every Tuesday & Wednesday 04/03/2018-06/13/2018, Los Gatos, CA

After School Art Studio is an on-going studio Art class for kids 12 years old and up. Students attend from several middle schools and high schools from across the bay area.

After School Art Studio NUMU Atelier

Call For Artists

Moving Silently, 2018

Deadline: 07/07/2018, Fremont, CA


Moving Silently, 2018

In collaboration with Essanay Silent Film Museum, Ephemereye announces Open Call for Artists.

Coming Soon ... ...

First Impressions

05/25/2018-07/27/2018, Hayward, CA

From May 25 to July 27 the John O'Lague Galleraria, at 777 B St. Hayward. CA.

Flow and Splash 1Pigeon Point

Dynamic [email protected] Frank Bette Center for the Arts

Tue, 06/05/2018, Alameda, CA

Beginning to intermediate watercolor. Learn and practice watercolor techniques with demonstrations, personal instruction, small class size (max 9 students).

City SunsetBeached boatBay View

California Watercolor Association Presents “The Color of Summer” Members’ Show

06/09/2018-08/26/2018, Moraga, CA

Reception: 06/09/2018

California Watercolor Association Presents
“The Color of Summer” Members’ Show
June 9 – August 26, 2018
Artists Reception & Awards: Saturday, June 9th from 2:00—4:00pm
St. Mary's College Museum of Art

Swim Team by Rita SklarCalifornia Gardener by Heather Martin

Dynamic Watercolors @ Feather River Art Camp

Sun, 06/10/2018, Quincy, CA

Join me for a week of painting "Dynamic Watercolors" outdoors along Spanish Creek in the Oakland Feather River Camp which is located in the sierra foothills close to Quincy California.

Pine At nevada BeachSwimming HoleBench & Pink Flowers

Check Key2ARTS Community Calendar to see what's happening today! 

This newsletter only contains receptions and other special events in the upcoming week. There are many excellent ongoing art shows we are not able to include in. 

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