Stephen Toll: Blog http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Stephen Toll steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:31:00 GMT Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:31:00 GMT http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v68/u222238889-o271097868-50.jpg Stephen Toll: Blog http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog 90 120 Spring 2017 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/spring-2017 My first shows of the year are on the first 3 weekends in May with Silicon Valley Open Studios:

  • May 6-7 in Belmont (619 Southview Court)
  • May 13-14 in Los Altos (2234 Vineyard Court)
  • May 20-21 in Half Moon Bay (337 Mirada Avenue)

There will be a variety of artists at each location.  Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, all 3 weekends. Google maps are available at http://www.svos.org/artist.php?id=2417

I will have quite a few new prints on display and available for purchase.  For a preview, visit my Recently Added gallery. 

Hope to see you there!

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2017 Belmont Half Moon Bay Los Altos Open Studios SVOS Silicon Valley art exhibit fine photography show studio http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/spring-2017 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:08:42 GMT
Fall 2016 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/fall-2016 This past fall I managed a visit to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, including Dubrovnik and Split, and to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and found a fascinating mix of history and cultures, both ancient and modern, and enjoyed the chance to see some relatively undeveloped parts of Eastern Europe.  I particularly enjoyed visiting Plitvice Lakes, a national park with beautiful lakes and waterfalls.

Shortly afterward I spent some time in the Appalachian Mountains (Shenandoah and the Great Smokies), a region I have wanted to visit and photograph for some time.  It was during fall color, which is distinctly different from the west coast and one of the best times to visit the east.

I have included some shots from these trips on my website at Recently Added – check them out.  I expect to have some of them on exhibit at my upcoming spring shows.

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2016 Appalachian Croatia Dalmatia Dubrovnik Eastern Europe Europe Great Smoky Mountains Plitvice Lakes Shenandoah Split art fine national park photography http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/fall-2016 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:01:13 GMT
Summer 2016 Update http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/summer-2016-update I have one more show scheduled for this summer, the Scotts Valley Art & Wine Show on the weekend of August 20-21 at the Scotts Valley Sky Park from 10 am to 5 pm.  For directions and additional information, visit svartfest.com. Tie a visit to the show in with a trip to the coast for a summer cool-down. Come check it out, I'd love to see you!

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2016 Art & Wine Scotts Valley Show art exhibit fine photography http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/summer-2016-update Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:59:47 GMT
Spring 2016 - Update and Upcoming Shows http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/spring-2016---update-and-upcoming-shows 2015 ended, for me, in Switzerland - high in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland, where I spent the week between Christmas and New Years attending a friend's birthday party.  What a great place for a celebration!  The weather was less wintry than I expected, with the lower elevations still fairly green, but there was a dusting of snow on the mountains above which provided a nice contrast.  Needless to say, there was some photography involved (see my Recent Additions).

At the end of March, I did a loop through Central California looking for spring wildflowers to photograph.  I had a special lens I wanted to try out, and with the El Niño winter just behind us, I was hoping to see large fields of flowers.  While many spots were just ordinary, there were a few that were quite spectacular, including an entire mountainside covered in California poppies that I visited near Santa Barbara.  (Also in Recent Additions.)

Spring is my busiest time for shows.  I just wrapped up a couple of exhibits in San Jose, including one at Art Ark, a wonderful gallery just south of downtown.  May is even busier.  The first 3 weekends I'll be exhibiting in 3 different locations:

  1. May 7-8 in Saratoga with Silicon Valley Open Studios - my 3rd year (see map at svos.org)
  2. May 14-15 at the Los Altos Fine Art Show in downtown Los Altos - my 2nd year (rotaryartshow.com)
  3. May 21-22 in Los Altos, also with Silicon Valley Open Studios (see map at svos.org)

I was featured again this year in a Los Altos Town Crier article about the upcoming show, as well as in a Metroactive Silicon Valley article.

I hope you can join me at one of these upcoming events so I can share some of my new pieces and the adventures they came from with you.

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2016 Los Altos Open SVOS Saratoga Silicon Valley Studios" art exhibit fine photography show studio http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/spring-2016---update-and-upcoming-shows Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:37:27 GMT
2015 New Images and Holiday Sale http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/2015-new-images-and-holiday-sale It's been a while since my last update, and quite a bit has happened, including the arrival of two grandchildren!  In between somewhere I managed a few trips and reviewed photos to add to my gallery.  So, when you have a moment, take a look at my Recently Added images, including some from a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon and a swing through the parklands of southern Utah.  I'm certain there will be images you haven't seen before!  And in case you missed them earlier, check out my Yellowstone and Grand Teton images from last fall. Truly spectacular, special places (as I'm sure you can agree if you've been there), with amazing scenery and wildlife.

If you think someone on your holiday shopping list this season would enjoy seeing a bit of nature on their wall each day, let me know (contact me here).  We have time to get some of that beauty in your hands for the holidays!  If you'd rather let them choose their own image, a gift certificate works perfectly.

Best wishes for the holidays and 2016!

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Grand Canyon Utah holiday photography sale http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/2015-new-images-and-holiday-sale Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:23:55 GMT
Los Altos Fine Art Show Update http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/los-altos-fine-art-show-update The weather was cool and partly overcast this past weekend, but that didn't seem to stop folks from coming and enjoying the Art in the Park show in Los Altos.  We saw a lot of traffic, and were kept quite busy both days.  Many people commented on the metals, which showed nicely. Business was good, particularly on Sunday.  Thank you to all my customers, both new and old, who came from many locales around the country.  I enjoyed talking with you and sharing some of the stories behind my images.  I didn't even feel completely exhausted after standing for 12 hours each day!

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos art exhibit fine photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/los-altos-fine-art-show-update Tue, 19 May 2015 23:38:15 GMT
Art Show Featured Artist http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/art-show-featured-artist I was really excited to learn yesterday that I am the lead featured artist in an article published in the Los Altos Town Crier about the Fine Art in the Park Show.  Check it out:
http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/community/179-social-scenes/50206-rotary-club-s-fine-art-in-the-park-hosts-mix-of-artists

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos art exhibit fine photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/art-show-featured-artist Fri, 15 May 2015 05:18:02 GMT
SVOS and Los Altos Fine Art Show Update http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/svos-and-los-altos-fine-art-show-update For those of you who had a chance to join us at our Silicon Valley Open Studios exhibit, thank you! The weather was wonderful, and I was pleased to see many new as well as familiar faces.

If you didn't make it, but still would like to see my new work or some old favorites, I will be exhibiting this coming weekend at Los Altos Fine Art in the Park in Lincoln Park, Los Altos, Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 from 10-5:30.  Quite a few folks have already mentioned that they plan to come.  Stop by, we'd love to see you!

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos art exhibit fine photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/svos-and-los-altos-fine-art-show-update Tue, 12 May 2015 22:05:30 GMT
Los Altos Fine Art Show - May 16-17, 2015 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/los-altos-fine-art-show---may-16-17-2015 I will be exhibiting for the first time this year at the Los Altos Fine Art Show the weekend of May 16-17. The Los Altos show is one of the premier fine art shows in the Bay Area, with a broad range of top artists represented, and I am proud and delighted to be participating.

My newest work will be on display along with many prior year favorites.  There will be a drawing.  Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5:30.  Located at Lincoln Park in downtown Los Altos.  For more information, including directions, see:

http://rotaryartshow.com

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos art exhibit fine photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/los-altos-fine-art-show---may-16-17-2015 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:13:57 GMT
Silicon Valley Open Studios - SVOS - May 2-3 and 9-10, 2015 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/silicon-valley-open-studios---svos---may-2015 I will be exhibiting at Silicon Valley Open Studios again this year, along with several other artists, during the first 2 weekends in May.  My newest work will be on display along with many prior year favorites.  There will be a drawing again this year, along with refreshments.  Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5.  Come and join us!

For more information, including a map to the exhibit location, see:

http://www.svos.org/artist.php?id=2417

 

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos Open SVOS Silicon Studios Valley art exhibit photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/silicon-valley-open-studios---svos---may-2015 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:01:05 GMT
Bay Area 2015 spring shows http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/bay-area-spring-shows I am currently exhibiting at Main Street Cafe in Los Altos through March 27, and at the San Jose Bridge Club through April 28.

In May, I will be showing at Silicon Valley Open Studios and the Los Altos Fine Art Show.  Details to follow.

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2015 Los Altos SVOS San Jose art exhibit photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/3/bay-area-spring-shows Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:49:33 GMT
SVOS 2014 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/svos-2014 The past two weekends at SVOS 2014 saw a significant amount of traffic (200-300 visitors each weekend), as my lawn will attest.  I hosted one weekend, showing along with five other artists, and enjoyed meeting and talking with the many collectors, budding photographers, and art enthusiasts.  Thanks to everyone who was able to come by.  And yes, my lawn is recovering! 

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2014 Los Altos Los Gatos SVOS art exhibit photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/svos-2014 Tue, 20 May 2014 19:10:20 GMT
Upcoming Show - SVOS May 2014 http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/upcoming-show---svos-may-2014 I will be exhibiting, along with several other artists, at Silicon Valley Open Studios during the 2nd and 3rd weekends in May 2014.  My newest work will be on display along with many prior year favorites.  There will be a drawing as well.  Come and join us!

  • May 10-11 in Los Altos
  • May 17-18 in Los Gatos

   From 11-5 each day
 

For more information, including maps to the exhibit locations, see:

http://www.svos.org/artist.php?id=2417

 

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steve@tollhouse.org (Stephen Toll) 2014 Los Altos Los Gatos SVOS art exhibit photography show http://stevetoll.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/upcoming-show---svos-may-2014 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:10:35 GMT