Gallery House was founded in 1958 as part of the Palo Alto Consumers'
Co-op to provide holiday sales of local artists' works; however,
within two years the members established a permanent venue to show
their works on the peninsula. The first exhibition space was in
a residence in College Terrace, followed by 8 years in the Ladera
1962 the Gallery moved to the 538 Ramona Street location (downtown
Palo Alto). Gallery House has been a permanent showcase for local
artists, some of whom (such as Jean Laury, Bella Tabak Feldman,
and Carrie Abromovitz) have become national figures in the art scene.
We have sponsored prestigious juried exhibitions and hosted the
first competitive print show on the Peninsula in the 1960s.
In the formative years, an Auxiliary of art patrons helped to promote
the Gallery with special events. The late Artemus Ginzton established
a rental gallery and Betty Duveneck hosted benefit dinners. The
Wallace Stegners and William Hewletts were supporters of these events.
members operate the gallery under the direction of an elected Board
of Directors. Gallery members include painters, sculptors, printers,
ceramicists, jewelers, photographers and mixed media artists who
exhibit in styles ranging from photo-realism to impressionistic
to abstraction, demonstrating the wide diversity and high quality
of local artistic work.