What is the Archive Committee and what do its members do? Though rumor has it that the Archives Committee members — Gwen Whittier, Linda Norton, & Marilyn Sutorius — spend their time in the upstairs closet of the Main House sipping bourbon, the reality is far less scandalous (though just as interesting). These ladies have actually been collecting, sorting, cataloguing and preserving a treasure trove of documents concerning the history of Elizabeth Gamble and the founding of the non profit …

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To honor and thank Gamble’s volunteers, the Volunteer Development Committee hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Party on the 6th of June. Special recognition was given to select long time volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to Gamble. This year’s honorees are: Carmen Pekelsma Jane Stocklin Dirty Knees Volunteers – Allison Cooper, Tom Cooper, & Ian Aitchison Archives Committee – Gwen Whittier, Linda Norton, & Marilyn Sutorius Many thanks to our volunteers for all that you do! Enjoy …

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View photos from Spring Tour 2019.

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Last week, Gamble members enjoyed a special sneak peek of Agnes Martin / Navajo Blankets, a unique exhibition paintings by artist Agnes Martin with 19th century Navajo blankets. Members wandered through Palo Alto’s Pace Gallery, sipping champagne and marveling at the parallels between the design and craftsmanship of the 19th-century textiles and Martin’s contemporary paintings. Agnes Martin / Navajo Blankets will be exhibited at the Pace Gallery in Palo Alto until October 28, 2018. The exhibition will then travel to …

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Volunteers are the heart and soul of Gamble Garden. They run classes and events, raise funds, and keep the house and gardens fresh and beautiful for all to enjoy. To honor and thank our amazing volunteers, the Volunteer Development Committee hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Party on the 21st of June. Recognition was given to some long time volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to Gamble. Long time Dirty Knees volunteer Georgina Bailie, Roots and Shoots organizer Jane …

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July marks a new fiscal year and a new Board of Directors. Everyone on the Board deserves a round of applause, especially outgoing President Susan Benton. We are sorry to see the end of her two-year term but happy that she will continue to serve as Special Projects Chair. Susan will be leaving her position in the capable hands of Joan Sanders, incoming Board President. Both women are accomplished in their personal and professional lives, with many years of volunteer …

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Artists have been capturing landscapes for centuries, but before the late 1800s it was more common to do a rough sketch outdoors and finish the work in the studio.  Outdoor painting gained momentum when Impressionist painters emerged from their studios. They painted outside, amidst nature, because they wanted to capture the effects of sunlight at different times of the day. It has been popular ever since.  Today, the term Plein Air painting (from the French term “En plein air”, or “in the open air”) …

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On May 23rd members enjoyed a tour of a private garden at an Atherton, CA home. Incoming Board President Joan Sanders opened her home to Gamble Garden members, who spent a delightful afternoon admiring the landscaping and decor. Members left Joan’s garden feeling refreshed and inspired. “It was well worth the drive from Half Moon Bay,” one member declared. Keep reading for a history, description, and photos of Joan’s garden: A piece of history The Sanders home is located in the …

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Once a month, Gamble publishes a member newsletter. Once a month, Gamble publishes a member newsletter filled with news, updates, features, events, and other member-exclusive content. View back issues here:

 

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