Kriewall-Haehl Gallery

The Kriewall-Haehl Gallery was founded in 2007 to provide a forum for the exhibition of artwork to inspire and enhance the community of Woodside Priory School, a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades 6-12. The Kriewall-Haehl Gallery is located in the lobby of the Rothrock Performing Arts center on the campus located in Portola Valley California. We are not a commercial gallery. We primarily exhibit work created by our students, faculty, staff and alumni.  We are also proud to exhibit work created by selected artists that live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For artists interested in the Kriewall-Haehl Gallery, please view the Juried Exhibition Prospectus form for instructions and further details.
Kriewall-Haehl Gallery
Woodside Priory School
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Gallery hours are 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.

2022-23 Kriewall-Haehl Gallery Calendar

List of 6 items.

  • August 11 - August 30, 2022

    Artist: Uma Iyli Priory Parent (Mom of Ramila Gargeshwari '22)
    Title of the Show: “Connective Threads: A solo Exhibition by Uma Rani Iyli

    Attached artwork Title: “Winding and Unwinding-13”
    While time-based meditative processes such as wrapping and repetitive mark making inform my paintings, fiber work, installations and photographs, conceptually it is the idea of connective threads that ties them all together. Merging up-cycled daily objects with ancient practices, each resulting series acts as an avenue for dialogue between culture and time. My meditative process employs practices tied to my female identity of my Indian background and childhood memories. Through various media, I intentionally integrate the vibrant colors inspired by traditional Saris into my artwork considering notions of women’s work and its link to the hand. Each line that crosses another echoes the tradition of weaving and storytelling from my heritage. It is my hope that my work contributes a positive and hopeful energy to our contemporary art landscape, instilling a sense of playfulness and curiosity through color, material and thoughtful constructions.

    Artist reception open for all August 26 from 5-8pm.
  • September 2 - September 30, 2022

    Local Artist: Pamela Ritchey

    Patterns and Textures of Interest

    Artist’s Statement
    I have created drawings, collages, and photographs inspired by nature, math, and the elements of art. Regardless of the medium, I find the process of creating restorative and the final product gratifying. I am at my best when I make time to create, and your interest in my work supports me in that endeavor. I am excited to share with you what I have been making the last two years.
    Menlo Park artist, Pamela Ritchey has had a variety of experiences in the art and design world that influence her current art.  After graduating with her B.A. in Art from Stanford University, she worked for the Anderson Family, giving tours of their amazing collection. She continued to incorporate her love of art as she worked designing costumes for TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.  While living In Oregon, she developed art programs for the city of Lake Oswego’s school district and was education curator for their Festival of the Arts. Until recently  she shared her passion for art with others by teaching in both the Portland Metro Area and the  San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout her careers, Pamela made time to create her own artwork. She has shown work in galleries and at Marylhurst College in Oregon. In 2019 her work was shown at Twin Pines Art Center, Belmont.

    will be open to All September 9,2022 from 5 pm to 7 pm

  • October 3 - November 4, 2022

    Artist: Father Martin 
    Photography exhibit, "A few of my favorite things".
  • November 15 - January 28, 2023

    Artist: Laura Engdahl Priory parent ( Maren'23)
    Reception Open to All January 20, 2023 from 5pm to 8 pm

    Laura Engdahl
    “A Time and Space” Artist Statement
    Laura Engdahl lives in Northern California.  Her mixed media work is inspired by the ethereal nature of time combined with the ideas around growth and expansion – a visual narrative about a world that is constantly in flux.  Her paintings are suggestive, revealing portions of a story, a memory, or a place.
    Her background surfaces begin with vintage materials with an interesting history; things like out-of-print Italian textbooks, handwritten letters home from war, her daughter’s grade school homework, or blueprints for buildings built over a century ago.  She builds layers gradually.  As the layers evolve, she quiets them by selectively painting, scraping, incising, obscuring, and sanding; often revealing hidden layers from the background of the work. 
    Her work is about creating calm spaces out of the chaos of an increasingly interconnected world.  She grew up in the Silicon Valley as the area became an epicenter for technology.  Laura prefers a hands-on approach in her artwork which has little to do with technology.
    Laura has exhibited extensively for over 30 years and her work is in private collections and part of permanent public collections at Stanford University Hospital, Land Rover, Inc., and the cities of Palo Alto and Dublin, California.  
    Instagram: @studio.engdahl
  • February 1 - March 7, 2023

    Artist: Rebecca Castonguay Priory parent (Noah'24)
    A reception will be open to all on March 3rd, from 5 -8 pm

    Rebecca Castonguay is a creative problem solver, a studio artist, and a Design/Build General Contractor at work all over the Bay Area. Rebecca has a home studio practice in Woodside that accommodates multiple concentrations. Rebecca has worked at the intersection of fine arts and applied arts for the last 25 years between San Francisco and Woodside, building custom homes and exhibiting fine art.
    Recent, and present studio practices have a mixed medium focus on language and codification. Short, beautiful poems. These text pieces are a reflection of the resistance to the challenges resulting from the soul shake of being a human on planet earth! Often driven toward the sunny side, these considered messages are delivered in a joyous wrapper of tinted resin.
    The Vintage Tapestry Capsule is an undertaking to use materials on hand. The artifacts of time are sealed in resin, giving a new life to old with craft and whimsy. Primarily, these materials existed in my studio at the time of creation. Fabricated with an intention to create with a more conscious process, and lighten the energetic load of things we store away in drawers and keep in stacks in storage.
    Rebecca has a BFA in Fine Arts.
    More work can be seen at
    Direct contact and inquiries can be made via message at 415-948-9515.
    Rebecca is a Priory Panther mom to Noah Dawson ‘24.
  • March 14 - April 29, 2023

    Artist: Cynthia Mahood Levin, mom of Alexis '23 and Jacob '25
    A reception will be open to all on April 28 from 5 pm to 7 pm
    Title: Floral Tributes - Lockdown Expressions in Watercolor 

    Cynthia Mahood Levin grew up in a small town in South Dakota on a chicken and goat farm.  She started drawing and painting at a very early age with the encouragement of her mother, who would roll out butcher paper on the floor, daily. Although majoring in biochemistry and minoring in opera, Cynthia studied painting and drawing at Mills College in Oakland under Professor Hung Liu. After college, Cynthia worked in biotechnology before attending graduate school in healthcare administration at George Washington University.  She worked as a clinical and hospital director for more than two decades, while acting as president of the Palo Alto Aurora Singers choir, a local choir that brings music to the public, including to senior living facilities. During the pandemic, Cynthia experienced a Renaissance in the arts, by singing over Zoom with the Aurora Singers, as well as with its sister choirs in Albi, France and in Ossett, England. The three choirs recorded music in their homes and had the various parts combined by a mixing engineer to share in “Zoom-alongs” with senior living centers. Cynthia also explored an interest in the French language, taking lessons with a French tutor.  Her instructor suggested she try drawing and painting in the styles of several great French artists.  After starting off drawing with colored pencils and painting classic still lifes as well as backyard landscapes, Cynthia did a series of watercolor paintings of bouquets that her husband would periodically bring home. Cynthia has recently begun launching a career as a singer/songwriter and recording artist, producing an album and creating accompanying music videos. In collaboration with a British singer/songwriter, Jenna Fan, Cynthia formed the band Our Parallel Lives during the pandemic, which will be releasing its debut original album this Spring, to be called The Fifth Season. Cynthia’s children attend high school. Her daughter Alexis is a senior and her son Jacob is a sophomore at Woodside Priory. 

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