In addition to exhibits and activities at the Peninsula Museum of Art and Museum Studios Gallery, September is off to a great start with a variety of offerings on the Peninsula.

The Studio Shop, at 244 Primrose Road, Burlingame, will be showing ROLAND PETERSEN: Six Decades of Painting beginning September 22. Works span his career from the 1950’s to today. Petersen, a Bay Area Figural School artist, taught at UC Davis from 1956 to 1991.

Roland Petersen’s 30 by 41-inch acrylic on canvas work “Picnic With Two Trees”

The Studio Shop also will feature works by Micah Crandall, a young artist from the Fresno area.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 650-344-1378 or visit

New exhibits at the Caldwell Gallery, Community Gallery and Rotunda Gallery in Redwood City open September 5.  At the Caldwell, Recovery Happens is a show highlighting National Recovery Month, now celebrating its 28th year. The exhibit recognizes individuals in long-term recovery and also honors treatment and recovery services making recovery possible. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices.” The show runs through September 28. The gallery is on the main floor at 400 County Center.

In the center’s lower level, The Community Gallery offers Prismatic Visions: Art as Exploration, on view through October 27. The show features three Abilities United artists: Michael Broadhurst, Chelsey Fineberg and Joseph Omolayole. Abilities United is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with developmental and other disabilities and their families. Information about the organization is available online at

The County Center galleries can be accessed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. They are curated by Boris Koodrin.

Across the plaza at 555 County Center is the Rotunda Gallery, which currently features sculptural works by College of San Mateo student Marina Smelik through December 28. The sculptures can be seen through the building’s windows 24 hours a day.

At Stanford University, the new exhibition Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body opens September 15 in the Cantor Arts Center.  The show includes nearly 100 sculptural works by Rodin, drawn from the Cantor’s collection, the largest in any American museum.

Concurrently, the Cantor will show works by Nina Katchadourian in “Curiouser.” The Brooklyn-based artist was raised on the campus of Stanford University. The exhibition features works ranging from video and sound to photography and sculpture.

Both exhibits will continue through January 7. The Cantor Art Center is at 328 Lomita Drive on the Stanford campus. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 650-723-4177 or visit

Out on the Coast, the Sanchez Art Center’s 50:50 Show opens September 1 with a Preview Fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. (tickets are $30 at the door) and then free admission to the public from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The juried show, presented through October 1, features works by 64 artists who each produced 50 small pieces of art over 50 days.

Works are all on sale and available to take home at the time of purchase. The Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica. General hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Visit The Pacifica Chamber of Commerce presents the 32nd annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. The festival includes arts and crafts booths, live music, a Saturday parade and a Sunday morning Fog Jog. It will be held along Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-355-8200. Admission is free.

I hope you’ll find the opportunity to enjoy the wide variety of art experiences available on the Peninsula.

Happy September!


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