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cityscrapes and portraits of passion

​Represented by GALLERY HOUSe, Palo Alto, CA

West 42nd Street

is on display at Twin Pines Manor House

First Look, An Exhibit
is an exhibit of SCArt Academy student art works. Please join us for our reception on Sunday, October 16th, from 2 to 4 pm.

OCT 1 -31, 2016​

Holiday Exhibition at the Gallery House

Exhibition  November 15 - December 24, 2016
Reception  November 18, 6- 8 pm
Special Holiday Reception  December 9, 5-8 pm

Glassybaby votives will light the Gallery House all day  Friday, December 9. Join us 5- 8 pm for an evening of light appetizers and local Napa wines. (10% of all sales on Dec 9 will be donated to My Digital TAT2, a Palo Alto non-profit) 

St. Marks Church, Palo Alto

Scrapes and Drapes

Robin and Shannon Stearns are having their first mother/daughter show at St. Marks Church in Palo Alto. The show runs from Tuesday, March 7th through Tuesday, May 2nd, and the reception is on Saturday, March 18th, from 3 to 5 pm. We hope you will join us for a bit of wine, food, music, and of course, beautiful artwork! 

Exhibition:  March 7th through May 2nd, 2017
Artists' Reception:  Saturday, March 18th, 3 to 5 pm

“Scrapes and Drapes” celebrates the new year, a new era, and hopefully, a new love for these two emerging artists. Robin Stearns creates dark and contemplative cityscapes and portraits in oil, while Shannon Stearns creates feminist portraits in oil. 

Robin's vision focuses on beautiful people who face ”challenges,” but who ultimately persevere. Her cityscrapes capitalize on the same heroic instinct, in which the city itself is the protagonist. She deconstructs these landscapes, using rollers and knives and sponges, blending ugly into beauty, until they become a story about the light and the motion and the energy of the city. 

Shannon uses portraiture as a means to explore expectations of young women and their roles in society. For these paintings, she use images manipulated by various types of software to heighten a particular aspect while simultaneously introducing ambiguity to the identity of the figures. Shannon often poses her models in the trunk of her car in an attempt to capture the sitters reactions to discomfort and even perceived danger. 

St. Mark's Church

600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

The public is invited.


18 Artists from the Art Center participated in the 2017 Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Saturday and Sunday, May 6th & 7th, 

11 am to  5 pm

1700 Industrial Road, San Carlos.

Holiday Open Studios

The Art Center of Redwood City and San Carlos
Sunday, December 4th, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
SCArt Academy, Studio 204

You are invited to celebrate local artists, and join SCArt Academy to create your own hand-painted silk scarf. 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Three artist's from The Art Center of Redwood City and San Carlos, Mary Stahl, Robins Stearns, and Tom Chapman paintings are exhibiting works at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, CA. Please feel free to stop by and look at the art!

Tuesday, March 1st through Sunday, May 1st

600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Robin Stearns is having her first duet show with Joyce Barron Leopardo at the Gallery House in Palo Alto. The show runs the month of January, and the reception is on Sunday, January 15th, from 1 to 3 pm. We hope you will join us for a bit of wine, food, music, and of course, beautiful artwork! Win a gift basket full of artworks by playing our "Eye Spy" raffle!

Exhibition  January 3 - January 28, 2016
Artists' Reception  Sunday, January 15, 1 to 3 pm


320 S. California Avenue (Enter through Printers Cafe)

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Reflections on Autism

is on display at the 12th Annual San Mateo County Women's Art Show, Women's View, San Mateo County Courthouse, 400 County Center Road, Redwood City. 

Wednesday March 2nd through Thursday, April 28th. Galleries are open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 

This is a beautiful show with a variety of artworks. Be sure to go down to the basement level cafeteria, my piece and several others are displayed there.

JULY 14 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

PJCC Community Art Show Reception 
and Awards Presentation
Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm
PJCC Art Galleries and Hamlin Garden • FREE

You are invited to celebrate the talent of 82 local artists, purchase works of art, enjoy refreshments and watch as Foster City Mayor Herb Perez honors 12 artists with awards.Come early to vote for your favorite piece—the Community Choice Award ballot box closes at 2:30 pm!
silicon valley open studios

Save the date! 13 artist from the Art Center of Redwood City and San Carlos are participating in the 30th Annual Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Saturday and Sunday, May 14th & 15th, 

11 am to  5 pm

1700 Industrial Road, San Carlos.

Visit the Art Center's website for more details.