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Arts & Entertainment - July 4, 2018

Flowers bloom at gallery, courtesy of Linda Salter

by Lauren Kelmar

"A Summer Bouquet," a collection of pastel and oil flower paintings by Linda Salter, is the featured exhibit from July 3 to July 31 at the Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

A artist's reception is set for Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Salter typically uses pastels for portraits and plein-air landscapes; however, in this exhibit, she uses pastels for still life and floral paintings.

"Using pastel for still life paintings demanded an approach very different from my previous work — a much looser, impressionistic style," Salter said in a written announcement from the gallery. "These new pastels then inspired and influenced a new style in my oil painting."

Salter has exhibited at community college art shows, Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and the Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame.

She also has a background as an executive in higher education. Salter served as president of Skyline College in San Bruno and chancellor of West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara County.

More recently, Salter has studied with artists who teach at local colleges, as well as Gage Academy in Seattle, Scottsdale Artists' School, and classical ateliers in the Bay Area.

Salter currently resides in San Mateo and has an art studio at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica.

The Portola Art Gallery is located at the Allied Arts Guild at 75 Arbor Road inMenlo Park. The work will be on display every Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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