Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kalani Engles Featured in George Billis Gallery Exhibition

Kalani EnglesLos Angeles gallery is displaying works of selected artists at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village from November 2012 through January 2013. The announcement for the show is below. The gallery has selected Kalani’s oil on canvas, Perfume River 4 as her entry for this show.

Perfume River 4, oil on canvas, 56 x 66"

George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA.  The gallery will be curating a series of group exhibitions in the hotel's mezzanine gallery space.  We will be holding a reception on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 from 5-8pm.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Joyce Savre Show at Litquake



Poetry, language, and  handwriting have become the subjects of my most recent series, covering the last few years.

Therefore, I was especially excited to be  invited to show 23  of these paintings at the Harvey & Phillis Koch Art Gallery and Cultural Hall at the Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto from August 1 - September 7. My art has been chosen specifically at this time for the "Litquake" which takes place on August 26 at the JCC.   Litquake has taken place in San Francisco in previous years, and the Palo Alto JCC is a new venue for this day of celebrating literature and writing with activities for the whole family. There will be  free panels with published authors during the day and Michael Krasney will be the guest speaker in the evening.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Linden Street Warehouse News

The Gallery Annex at 2115 Broadway (next to The Old Spaghetti Factory) is showing the work of eight artists from Linden Street Warehouse through June 28th.

The exhibit features works by the following artists: Mary Alice Bowie, Laura Diamondstone, Kalani Engles, Kris Idarius, Bonny Novesky, Joyce Savre, and Kat Thomas.

All works are displayed in the windows, so stroll by and enjoy the Contemporary Artworks!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Show for Kalani Engles at The Studio Shop

Kalani Engles in front of Savage Garden II - Sold!

Kalani Engles with fellow Linden Street artist Joyce Savre

Kalani Engles currently has a show along with artists Jung Han Kim and Melinda Cootsona at The Studio Shop in Burlingame, California.  The above photos are from the opening reception on May 24th.  The show runs until June 16, 2012.

Kalani's work is from a series called Savage Garden.  Savage Garden represents a fusion of her two predominant painting styles - abstraction and impressionism.  The individual flowers and vines are impressionistic renderings of plants she has seen along the trails near her home.  The abstraction in these paintings results from the arrangement of the figures on the canvas.  Kalani would like the viewer to experience the essence of a wild garden unencumbered by physical context.

Kalani put together a beautiful book of her work from Savage Garden, which you are able to preview and purchase.  Photos by Jay Watson and book editing by Jamie Watson.

Behind the Scenes Tour at SF MOMA

Friday, May 11, 2012

Joyce Savre Showing at Caldwell Gallery

Joyce Savre is one of three artists chosen to show their work at the Caldwell Gallery in Redwood City.

"Mixed Media Exhibition" will feature Marianne Lettieri, Joyce Leopardo and Joyce Savre, May 8 - June 30, 2012.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am -5pm. 

Joyce has 13 paintings here including San Francisco at Night II which recently received Honorable Mention at the "Female Gaze" art show sponsored by Peninsula Women's Art Council and Thank You For This Day which received First Place in Mixed Media at the 2012 Menlo Art League Exhibit juried by Claire Verbiest.

Caldwell Gallery is located in the Hall of Justice at 300 Bradford Street in Redwood City.

 San Francisco at Night II   30X22"

 Thank You For This Day IV  30X22"

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cups and More Cups with Joyce Savre at Cafe Zoe

Eternal Cup Watercolor 30X22

Coming Home  Collage 22X30

I have just hung 13 paintings at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, a wonderful resting spot for coffees, tea, breakfast, lunch and always local art as well. There is a wonderful community feel here: a warm ambiance, children and parents in and out... So please come by, invite a friend and enjoy this oasis.

Address: 1929 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park (from Willow Avenue, turn South on Gilbert till you come to Menalto)
Phone:  650-322-1926
    Monday through Thursday 7am-5pm
    Friday 7am-8pm
    Saturday and Sunday  8am-2pm

All of my paintings here have cups in them: my father had a coffee shop up in Moorhead, Minnesota for 40 years - a very small place, but one of fraternity where the farmers and local professors would sometimes be waiting for him in 10 below weather to open at 6 AM.  The endless pot of Norwegian "egg coffee"  (where a whole egg is mixed with  ground coffee and  then added to boiling water and simmered for 20 minutes) was also a staple in my home.  So cups of coffee, memories around it and what the cup symbolizes have been very important  in my life.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Linden Street Artists to be featured in SBAWCA Exhibition

Kalani Engles and Joyce Savre will have small works on paper exhibited in 40 Watts: Illuminating Herstory at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto from April 6th through 27th, 2012. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, April 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Below is a photo of Kalani at work in her studio taken by Linden Street artist, Laura Diamondstone.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Giant Cat Sculpture Installed in Calistoga

On October 6, 2011, a 14 foot high steel sculpture by Sean McGinn Smith (1959-2010) was installed at Vineyard 511 on Diamond Mountain in Calistoga.

Sean was a painter and metalworker who worked at the Linden Street Warehouse in the studio of his mother, Kalani Engles. Raised in Woodside, California, Sean studied archeology at the University of Arizona and graduated from the Art Institute of San Francisco. Many of his works embody the form and image of cats, inspired by his beloved Abyssinian, Simba.

One of his largest “Simba’s”, a 14 foot high steel sculpture, was purchased from his estate by Ed and Irene Ojdana, the owners of Vineyard 511. Below are photos of the sculpture being installed with the assistance of Sean’s brother, Tim Smith.


Because the sculpture had been long exposed to elements, the original painted finish was showing signs of wear. The buyers decided to have it sandblasted, zinc coated and powder coated in its original colors to enable it to stand up to the elements indefinitely. They selected Precision Powder Coating in Belmont for the job and commissioned Linden Street Warehouse artist Laura Diamondstone, to restore the silver highlights on the decorative icons which cover the cat’s tail, body and double pedestal.

The photos below show Alan Willms, proprietor of Precision Powder Coating, and Laura Diamondstone standing in front of sections of the sculpture prior to shipment. A photo of Sean’s brother, Tom, and sister, Laura, on horses beside the sculpture (prior to refinishing) demonstrate the scale of this work.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two Linden Street Artists Selected for Portola Valley Cultural Arts Committee Show

Kalani Engles and Bonny Novesky have been invited to participate in the inaugural Portola Valley Cultural Committee exhibition at the Kriewall-Haehl Gallery at Woodside Priory from October 3rd to November 5th, 2011.

Two of Kalani’s large oils on canvas (see below) and three of Bonny’s acrylic prints will be on display. Seven other Portola Valley artists will also be featured in the show.

Salt Marsh 3 (44" x 66") Perfume River 7 (46" x 66")

An Artists' Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 15th will feature local wine and hors d'oeuvres accompanied by music performed by Portola Valley musicians Angela Schillace and Kari Rust.

Woodside Priory is located at 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Gallery hours are 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wonderful Review of Linden Street Warehouse from Artsalot

Susannah Greenwood of Artsalot visited Open Studios today and wrote this terrific review of our studio space and artists. Thank you, Susannah!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Silicon Valley Open Studios May 7 & 8

Seven Linden Street Warehouse artists will open their studios to the public during Silicon Valley Open Studios on May 7 & 8. Paintings, sculpture, prints, photography and textiles will be on display from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day.

Visitors will be able to learn firsthand from the artists how their work is created and have an opportunity to choose from a wide selection of fine pieces should they wish to buy. Light refreshments will be served.

The Linden Street Warehouse is located at 275 B Linden Street, directly behind the mattress store on El Camino Real across from Target, Redwood City.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kalani Engles One Woman Show

In February 2011 The Studio Shop in Burlingame presented over 30 of Kalani’s works in an ambitious one woman show. Both showrooms of the gallery were dedicated to her work for the month.

The exhibition featured large and small oils on canvas, color and black and white monotypes and a painted steel sculpture, including many pieces never seen before.

The gallery also published a beautiful 40 page exhibition catalog which can be viewed online at Blurb.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Joyce Savre Solo Show at Rourke Art Gallery

This solo show at Rourke Art Gallery is somewhat of a dream come true for painter Joyce Savre. Having hailed from Moorhead, Minnesota, Joyce explains, "In my first art class at Concordia, a friend and I sat on 4th Street and painted the Rourke Art Gallery. I would never have dreamed that some 40 years later I'd have the paintings hanging inside."

Getting New Cards is So Much Fun

Kalani Engles shared her newest artist calling card with's always so much fun for an artist to get new cards. And it's a great way to showcase your beautiful work. Perfume River 6 looks so lovely here.

Bonny Novesky and Joyce Savre Showing at Heatherfields

Bonny Novesky and Joyce Savre are currently showing their artwork at Heatherfields in Saratoga, CA - along with former Linden Street artist Marianne Lettieri! The opening last night was a huge success and fellow artist Kalani Engles was there to lend her support and enjoy the festivities.

Heatherfields is a special boutique with a focus on art, in the quaint village of Saratoga. Owner Patrice Davis is an interior designer and provided a lovely salon setting to showcase the works of these three artists.

Make sure you stop by for a visit, as the show will be up for another month!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Visit Us For Redwood City Art Walks!

Join us the second Saturday of every month, April through October, 2010.
Just hop on the trolley from downtown Redwood City. The fun starts at 7:00pm!
See you there...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Open Studios May 8 & 9

Please join us! We have 11 artists at 275B Linden Street in Redwood City for Silicon Valley Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday, May 8th-9th from 11:00am-5:00pm, with an extended evening opening on Saturday from 7:00-9:00pm, when a trolley will be running from our studio to galleries in Redwood City.

On display will be paintings, monotypes, collages, glass, sculpture, jewelry and fabric design.

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275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California. Across from the Target Shopping Center on El Camino Real.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Joyce Savre in Several Shows and a Collaboration

The lovely gardens at Filoli

Joyce Savre was in a show at Filoli in Woodside, California, called Patterns and Abstractions of Nature, A Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibit. Her piece was a triptych titled "Shadow Lines, Ocean Space". This lovely exhibit featured original fine art drawings, paintings, photographs and other two-dimensional art that illuminate the amazing structures of nature in creative ways. The subjects ranged from something living, such as the veins of leaves, to something not living, such as ripples on sand dunes, to a combination, such as the patterns of reeds and the ripples on a pond. The exhibit ran from February 9 - April 11, 2010.


Along with 6 other artists, Joyce Savre was in a March watercolor show at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.

What's 'Summer' Without a Walleye, Jasper John?

This piece above is Joyce Savre's entry from last year's exhibit. We are happy to announce that Joyce has been invited once again to the 51st Midwestern Invitational Exhibit of Fine Art at the Roarke Art Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota. This year's theme will be "Birthright and Legacy" and is being held June 18 - September 5, 2010.

Triton Museum

Joyce's piece, "The Fallen Bird", was one of 70 works out of 600, selected for the prestigious Statewide Drawing and Print Competition, juried by Roberta Loach. This exhibit was held at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, and ran from December 12, 2009 - March 14, 2010.

Last but definitely not least, Joyce has recently collaborated with the poet, Charlotte Muse. Joyce wrote music for one of Charlotte's poems entitled "Caldeando Song". The sheet music is in Charlotte's new book of poetry called A Story Also Grows, which was inspired by the words of Ascencion Solorsano, the last native speaker of the Amah Mutsun tribe of northern California. This lovely book is printed from hand set Kennerley Oldstyle type on the first cotton/linen handmade rag paper from the Chester Creek paper mill. The book is available for purchase here.