Exhibitions

Paintbrush welcomes opportunities to exhibit special and general collections in any venue where the work will be enjoyed. Typically, exhibitions remain in place for about 1-1/2 months and involve receptions, speakers, and interaction with surrounding community groups. Here are examples of places where PBD has exhibited in the last 3 years:

California State University East Bay (Hayward, California). PBD presented an evolving exhibition in the Main Library. The emphasis was on the work of young artists from around the world who depicted scenes from their culture to remind people of the great cultural diversity in the world. The pieces were enjoyed by students, faculty and staff alike.

Peninsula Museum of Art (Burlingame, California). PBD exhibited 20 examples of children’s art depicting real and imaginary kinds of science and technology. This was part of PBD’s program to demonstrate the mutual role of art with science and technology, as well as the value of art to stimulate children’s imagination about science and technology, thus preparing them for the world of tomorrow. This exhibition was “advance advertising” for a children’s art program that was held at Peninsula Museum of Art . It was also the site of a conference on the relationship between art and science.

Cinema Gallery (Hayward, California). This exhibit among restaurants on the main pedestrian street of Hayward introduced the general public to international children’s art. It consisted of over 100 pieces of art from around the world. Many parents gained an appreciation of the value of supporting their children in art education.

Menlo College (Atherton, California).  An exhibition of children’s art from around the world was enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and community members. This was the basis for discussions about an internship in which Menlo College students would do service learning by assisting local underserved schools in teaching art to young students.

Bullis Elementary School (Palo Alto, California). An exhibition of PBD art was displayed at this arts-oriented charter school. The exhibition was integral to part of the school’s art education program.

Eco Café (Hayward, California). This popular café regularly exhibits the work of local artists and local art programs. Eco Café’s clientele typically goes there to meet with friends and colleagues for social or business purposes, so the café has an important role in introducing people to art that they do not normally get to see and understand.

Foothill Gallery, Hayward Arts Council (Hayward, California). PBD presented a highly evocative exhibition of art in which children who have lived in war-torn countries depict war as they know it. Scenes of families in stockades, faceless women trudging through snow fleeing their country, scenes of torture and death, and scenes of soldiers entering residential communities caused many adult viewers to recognize the impact of war on children’s lives. We heard many people say, “These children have witnessed things I hope I never witness.”

Avenue 25 Gallery (San Mateo, California). The exhibition of art depicting war was also displayed at the gallery of the library building at Avenue 25.