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Anna Valdez
Through Observation - An exhibition of Paintings
September 18 - October 26
Cañada College Art Gallery 

The Cañada College Art Department is presenting "Through Observation", an exhibition of painting by the Bay Area artist Anna Valdez. The exhibition runs from September 18 - October 26 in the Canada Art Gallery, Building 9, room 152. 

Valdez is showing nine still lifes, all completed in the last two years. Painted in a manner that at times may appear simple, these works are beautiful orchestrations of objects and spaces in her studio, featuring her collection of plants, books, fabric, and works of art. The large scale of some of the paintings, up to six feet across, can bring the viewers into that world of the studio. The familiarity of the objects combines with vibrant color, a freshness of paint application, and a feel for abstraction create a wonderful dual reality. 

"I am always thinking about composition and how objects in my work are in relationship to each other. I reference my immediate environment because I exist within that space and thus it contains collected thoughts, experiences and memories. By collaging those ideas in to a composition, each painting serves as documentation to that specific moment in time."


The Cañada College Art Gallery is open Mon & Wed, 9-12:30, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-1. For more information contact Bill Morales; 306-3343, 

Empty Promises


Reception for the Artist

Monday , March 21, 6 - 8pm 


An Exhibition of Paintings at the  

Cañada College Art Gallery

February 16 - March 24


On Monday, March 21, from 6 - 8pm, there will be a reception for the artist Michael J. Ryan, in conjunction with the present exhibition, "EMPTY PROMISES". The gallery is located on the ground floor of Building Nine, rm. 9-152. All are welcome to join us for refreshments, music, and conversation. 

The present exhibition consists of nine oil paintings representing plastic packaging that at times can be seen as both eerie and beautiful. The artist thus takes this mundane symbol of our throw-away consumerist culture, and causes the viewer to see the beauty in these forms.

Regular visiting hours are Monday & Wednesday, 9am - 2pm, and Tuesday & Thursday, 9am - 12 noon. 

For more information about this art show, you can contact me, Bill Morales, at moralesw@smccd.edu650 306-3343.


An Exhibition of Painting  

Building 9, 1st floor
Gallery Hours:
Mondays & Wednesday: 12noon-3pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9am-1pm
Closed November 26, 2014 

Cañada College Art Gallery presents:
Portraits - An Exhibition of Paintings by Donna Cehrs
November 11 through December 11, 2014
Jessica Eastburn Image

The Cañada College Art Department is proud to present "Portraits - an Exhibition of Paintings by Donna Cehrs" at the College Gallery in Building Nine. The show will run from November 11 until December 11. 

Cehrs, who studied art at UC Santa Cruz, is known primarily as a painter of still-life. Her paintings concentrate on an intense scrutiny of her subject, which she paints with a determined realism.  The last few years she has turned her attention to painting portraits, primarily of children and young adults. This present show at Cañada College consists of 28 portraits, all painted in oil on linen.  

Donna has written about these works:

"The inspiration for my approach come from painting of the Italian (particularly Venetian) Renaissance and Flemish and German art of the 15th and 16th centuries, work I have spent a great deal of time studying in museums." 

The Cañada College Art Gallery presents exhibitions to the public, focuses on an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture, and serves the public of San Mateo County, the college community, and beyond. Exhibitions and gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (650) 306-3336.