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.

2021-22 Kriewall-Haehl Gallery Calendar

List of 8 items.

  • August 13 - November 12, 2021

    Artist: James Ennis Kirkland   
    Contemporary Impressionist

    Jim Kirkland has been a part of the Priory community for 29 years, not only as a Priory parent of two graduates, but as photographer and graphic designer. Over that time, he has covered graduations and countless events along with designing and producing the school magazine, Priorities, since its inception in 1995.
    Behind the graphic and photographic career hid a fine art painter. An ardent fan of the French Impressionists, Kirkland seeks to capture the beauty of nature and humanity in the simple, quiet moments of life.
    Artist reception on October 15, 2021 from 5-8pm.
  • November 19- November 21, 2021

    All School Show Lobby Exhibition
  • November 23-January 28, 2022

    Artist: Laura Engdahl   
    a series by Laura Engdahl

    Artist reception on January 21, 2022 from 5-8pm.

    Laura Engdahl Artist Statement
    Laura Engdahl lives in Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Her mixed media work is inspired by the ethereal nature of time and the idea of growth and expansion. She layers imagery slowly, gradually developing a visual narrative. Her layers are suggestive; they tell a story of a memory, a period, or a place. She is awed by the way things age, how a surface gains its unique patina over time and distance. Her work is her way of reconstructing the past; filtering, fragmenting, and combining hand-painted and printed papers, gradually building up layers that capture a glimpse of history, a precise moment in time.

    Her background surfaces begin with nostalgic materials with a history — things like handwritten letters, faded, frayed prayer flags, out–of–print Italian textbooks, stories her daughter wrote in preschool, vintage blueprints for buildings built over a century ago, and handwritten medical prescriptions from the 1930’s. Gradually as the layers evolve, she quiets them by selectively adding, scraping, incising, obscuring, and sanding; often revealing hidden layers from the background of the work.

    Inspiration for her work is making quiet spaces out of the chaos of an increasingly interconnected world filled with nonstop bombardment of messaging and technology. Laura prefers a hands-on approach to her artwork which has nothing to do with technology. She grew up in the Silicon Valley as the area became the epicenter for technology. Abstraction is more intriguing for her than realism because it is an interpretation of reality and she finds that process both fascinating and challenging.

    Laura exhibits extensively and her work is in private homes and permanent public collections at Stanford University Hospital, Land Rover, Inc., and the city of Dublin, California.

    Laura Engdahl
    Instagram: @studio.engdahl
  • February 1 – March 7, 2022

    Student Exhibition
  • March 11 – March 13, 2022

    Upper School Musical Lobby Exhibition
  • March 14 – April 1, 2022

    Student Exhibition
  • April 9-11, 2022

    Middle School Show Lobby Exhibition
  • April 12 – June 2022

    AP Students Exhibition

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