By Bonny Zanardi

Fall is in full swing. There’s a bounty of captivating art and scintillating talks to enjoy this month on the Peninsula.

Views of Indonesia

Watercolor paintings by Yvonne Newhouse are presented in the exhibition Impressions of Indonesia, on view throughout October at the Portola Art Gallery. A reception for the show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. October 13.

The show includes scenes from Newhouse’s travels earlier this year. She highlights the people, their culture and their treasures.

The Portola Art Gallery is at the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 650-321-0220 or visit


The Cantor Arts Center is showing photographs by Andy Warhol which have never been publicly displayed before in the exhibition Contact Warhol: Photography Without End. It is on view through January 6.

The exhibit details the importance of photography in Warhol’s work, following his daily black-and-white photographic practice from 1976 until his death in 1987.

Warhol brought his 35mm single-reflex camera with him wherever he went, from flea markets to discotheques. Note that the exhibit also includes his photographs of drag queens and parties on Fire Island, with several sexually explicit images.

In all he captured more than 130,000 photographic exposures. In 2014 the Cantor Arts Center was chosen to be the home of Warhol’s extensive archive of negatives and contact sheets by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Cantor museum, located at 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way at Stanford University, is open Wednesdays through Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 650-721-6055.

Local watercolor paintings

Peninsula Watercolors: The Art of James W. Crawford opens at the San Mateo County History Museum on October 16.

Crawford’s widow, Shirley, donated 81 of her husband’s paintings to the museum after his passing. The works were done between 1970 and 1981.

The exhibit will continue through January 27. The museum is at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Visit for hours and admission information.

Camera work

The City Arts of San Mateo Gallery is featuring photos by members of the Peninsula Camera Club through October.

Works include color and black and white photographs, their subjects ranging from nature to the manmade.

The gallery is at Peninsula Ballet Theatre, 1880 S. Grant Street, San Mateo. Hours are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Visit

It’s poetry

Artwork by Hedda Hope and Midori McCabe is featured in The Poetry of Colors, presented at Gallery House through October 13.

Hope’s works deal with nature, hidden places and dreams. McCabe is showing works created using vivid colors and calligraphic forms.

Gallery House is at 320 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto. (Enter through Printer’s Café.) Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 650-326-1668 or visit


Disabilities Art Showcase is featured at the Caldwell Gallery from October 2 through October 30. The exhibit centers on work by artists with disabilities residing in San Mateo County.

The show is co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the Commission on Disabilities. Artists with disabilities who are interested in exhibiting their artwork should contact the Commission on Disabilities website at

The gallery is on the main floor at 400 County Center, Redwood City. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

On the lower level of the same building, the Community Gallery is showing Breathing Space through October 30. It features work by Abilities United artists living in San Mateo County:  Michael Broadhurst, Chelsey Fineberg, Joseph Omolayole, Maria Elena Arreola, Jerome Smith and Maritza Velasco.

Contact Art Program Coordinator Shay Barnett at 650-494-0550 or visit

Seasonal views

The Coastside Land Trust Art Gallery presents the Coastal Fall Art Show through October 7. Among the featured artists are Beau Gill, Diana Jaye, Susan MacInnes, Diane Moomey and Barbara von Haunalter.

Works include watercolor, oil, mixed media and photography.

The gallery is at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, or by appointment by calling 650-726-5056. Visit

Art Liaisons shows

Works by Jane Henri, Jean Polk, June Levin, Jeff Straw, Joyce Barron Leopardo and Myrna Wacknov are on view at Philz Coffee, 113 South B Street, San Mateo, through December 6.

The Philz Coffee at 2116 Broadway in Redwood City is showing works by Iniobon Uto-Uko, Andrew Regner and Amy Hobbs through December 11.

The exhibits are coordinated by Gail Sjoman. For more information, call 650-596-0868 or visit

Dead ahead

South San Francisco is holding a Day of the Dead multi-media art gallery event - Dia De Los Muertos - from 6 to 8 p.m. October 12 and from 10 4 p.m. October 13 in the Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive. RSVP by October 5 to 650-829-3800. Visit the Cultural Arts page at


San Carlos is holding its Art & Wine Faire from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 6 and 7. Featured are more than 275 juried artists, crafters and specialty food vendors. There will be hands-on activities for the kids, as well. A free shuttle runs every 15 minutes from 9:        15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. starting at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 301 Industrial Road, San Carlos.

The 48th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 13 and 14 along Main Street in Half Moon Bay. There will be booths featuring work by 275 of America’s top artists and craftmakers, including Ken and Ingrid Hanson, who will be showing their contemporary glass art.

There also will be four stages of entertainment, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, harvest-inspired crafts and much more. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Call 650-726-9652 or visit

Wishing you a colorful October!


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