Exhibits: Black, white and wondrous"Tide Pool, San Mateo Coast" is one of the black-and-white photographs by Alan McGee of Portola Valley on exhibit from Feb. 1 through 29 at the Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.
The exhibit, "Sermons in Sandstone," spotlights photographs taken along a stretch of the San Mateo County coast that Mr. McGee had visited many times over the last 40 years, but that he tried to see with "new eyes," according to a gallery news release. An artist's reception is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m.
Classics and trends
Atherton photographer Marc Silber will exhibit a selection of his work at Richard Sumner Gallery in downtown Palo Alto in a show, "New Trends & 40 Years of Classics," opening Saturday, Feb. 2. There will be an artist's reception on opening day from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The gallery is at 628 Emerson St. For more information, call the gallery at 322-3330.
'For the birds'
Caption with photograph in print edition: "For the birds," by Miles Keep of Menlo Park, was recently awarded a first place in the 2007 Advertising Photographers of America's national photo competition, "Silver to Pixels."
With more than 2,000 entries in the national competition, Mr. Keep's entry won first place in the still life category. The awards were presented at the organization's 25th anniversary celebration held recently at the Sand Box Studio in New York City.