| art openings | events |
The Butterfly and Lantern Arts and Crafts Holiday Festival. Featuring watercolor and oil paintings by Julie Reader. Also showing acrylic paintings by Christine Colón, Josie Cameron, Ami Magill. Ceramics by Arthur Rodgers and Cheryl Watts. Reception: 11/6, 6-9pm. 709A Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-0303. Ends 01/10/05.
Carmel Art Association Susan Reith. New still life and figures. Reception: 11/6, 6-8pm. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 624-6176 or www.carmelart.org. Ends 12/1.
Coastal Arts and Crafts Gallery Grand Opening. Featuring the California landscapes of oil painter Peggy Olsen. Formerly the Art House. Reception: 11/4, 5-8pm. 226 17th St., Pacific Grove. 655-6995.
The Sally Griffin Center Annual Holiday Art Show. Featuring the work of over 20 local artists and co-sponsored by the Central Coast Art Association. Reception: 11/5, 5-7pm. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454 or www.mowmp.org.
| ongoing exhibits |
Alvarado Gallery Works from the private collection of Louisa de Haven. Artists include Armin Hansen, George Innes, Giovanni Piazzoni, Arthur Matthews, William Keith, E. Charlton Fortune and many more. Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3991. Ends 11/8.
Artist Loft Co-op November Show. Central Coast Art Association members share space at the gallery, exhibiting their work by a lottery draw held each month. Reception: 11/13, 4-6pm. 700 Cannery Row, Suite RR, Monterey. 655-2222. Ends 11/30.
Avery Gallery Adult Competitive Show. Juried work in three categories: Portraits and Animal Art, Still Life and Landscape, and Experimental. Reception: 7-8:30pm, 11/12. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. 899-6811. Ends 11/26.
Back Porch Fabrics Texture and Color: Quilts by Holly Casey. 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453.
Bookbuyers Toward an Alchemy of Place. Local landscapes in oil by Michael McDonald. Also mixed media works by Tatyana Apraksina. 600 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 375-4208.
The Carmel Foundation An exhibit of work by the Monday Outdoor Painting Group. Paintings done in water media and executed on location throughout the Peninsula under the instruction of Mark Farina. SE Corner of 8th and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-1588 ext.16.
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. Local photographer Steve Zmak exhibits black and white photos of the Central California Coast. The Barnyard, Carmel. 883-4459 or www.stevezmak.com.
Center for Photographic Art 14th Annual Center for Photographic Art Awards. Sunset Cultural Center, Suite 1, San Carlos and 9th, Carmel. 625-5181. Ends 11/19.
Chapman Gallery Night and Day. Two-man exhibit of new works by Keith Lindberg and Reed Farrington. 7th between San Carlos and Mission, Carmel. 626-1766 or www.chapmangallery.com. Ends 12/30.
Coastal Impressions 150 framed and unframed oil and acrylic plein-aire paintings that capture the essence of California’s Central Coast. 2014 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 277-5445.
Democratic Headquarters Mural Project. A large, lively mural by local high school students expressing anguish over the war in Iraq, their enthusiasm for the Kerry-Edwards ticket, and their dreams for the future. 524 North Fremont St., Monterey. 655-3121.
Eric’s Showroom and Gallery Fascination: Woman. Original, abstract, surreal works by Eric J. Sheele. Hampton Court on 7th, between Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel. 620-1585.
The Gallery at Blackstone Image Within An Image: Point Lobos. Recent work by Roger Fremier photographed between June and August 2004. 800 S. Alta St., Gonzales. 755-6792. Ends 11/19.
Gallery at Four One Seven Work by Jane Bradford, Charlsie Kelly, Beverly Schmidt, Kathy Sharpe, Barbara Svetlik and Debbie Tucker. 417 Cannery Row, Monterey. 645-9923. Ends 12/6.
Gallery North Scenes of Tranquility. New contemporary works by Barbara Kreitman and Mary-Liz Houseman. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 620-1987.
Hacienda Carmel Choreography of the Brush: New Work in Traditional Sumi Ink. Carmel Valley Road at Via Mallorca. 624-8261.
Hartnell College Gallery Bailando con la Muerte. Day of the Dead exhibit. Colorful paintings and escenas, the oversize papier mâché sculptures depicting skeletal people garbed for a day riding horseback, getting married, playing in a mariachi band, dancing, etc. 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 758-9126 or www.artistasunidos.org.
Hauk Fine Arts Early and contemporary California art. Belle Yang, Armin Hansen, Percy Gray, Pam Carroll, Judith Deim, M. DeNeal Morgan, Edgar Payne, and others. 206 Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove. 373-6007.
Hawthorne Gallery Paintings and sculptures by Gregory Hawthorne and family, as well as others. Opposite Nepenthe Restaurant on Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-3200 or www.hawthornegallery.com.
Karthia and Elkhorn Studios Seven artists: Gail Gerring, Elizabeth Haughton, Ellen Lesnick, Mark Lesnick, Barbara Miller, Michael Tsouris, Carolyn Van Housen. 8048 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 422-2722 or 632-0252.
Lauryn Taylor Fine Art (formerly Sirens) 12 Contemporary California Artists: Vicki Arrowood, Helga Browne-Scarlett, Fred Carvell, Nancy Eckels, Diana Flak, Judith Hale, Mary Hill, DP McBee, Ali Miner, Sally Russell, Lauryn Taylor, Marlene Weinstein. San Carlos between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 624-1161.
The Lewis Gallery The work of painter Michael Dvortcsak and local sculptor Gustavo Torres. Masters of color, form and texture. NW corner of Dolores and 6th, Carmel. 625-3820 or www.thelewisgallery.com.
Lisa Coscino Gallery Skyscapes by Patricia Prescott in the Main Gallery; Pan in Arcadia by David Molesky in the Mid Gallery. 216 Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove. 646-1939. Ends 11/27.
Lisa’s Studio and Sketches Collection Oils and watercolors by Lisa Bryan. Specializing in wine country and Mediterranean landscapes. Court of the Fountains, Mission at 7th, Carmel. 626-5435
Monterey Bay Aquarium Los Ojos del Mar. Lisa Coscino curates this exhibition of artwork by contemporary Latino Artists living and working in the state of California as a part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Main Floor of the Aquarium. 646-1939. Ends 01/02/05.
Monterey Museum of Art Geography of Memory: Works on Paper by Roger Shimomura, ends 1/2/05. San Francisco and the Second Wave: The Blair Collection of Bay Area Abstract Expressionism, ends 11/7. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477.
Monterey Museum of Art/La Mirada Restless Seas: Works by Armin Hansen; Body of Work: including works by Man Ray, Rufino Tamayo and Georges Rouault; The Art and Craft of Japanese Packaging; and bronzes by Montana sculptor Charles Russell. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-3689.
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery Co-op gallery featuring 30 local artists who work in watercolor, oil, ceramics, mixed media, acrylics and paper cutting. 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267.
National Steinbeck Center From the Sierra to the Sea: The California landscapes of Chiura Obata, Japanese-American painter. 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4725. Ends 11/7.
Nido Gallery and Fine Home Furnishings Slough Art. Local artists’ work in various media such as oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor and sculpture. 7951 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 632-3801. Ends 1/22/05.
Oceanview Fine Art Gallery Barry John Raybould’s Plein Air Paintings from Italy & California. An exhibition of one of the Central Coast’s top contemporary plein air painters. Oceanview Fine Art Gallery, 183 Forest Ave #4, Pacific Grove (opposite Peppers Restaurant). 648 1866.
Pacific Grove Art Center An Alchemy of Place, California Central Coast landscape paintings by M.R. McDonald; Ticketless Travel, collages by Marybeth Rinehart; and Two Sides of the County: Paintings of the Coast, the Valley and the People of Monterey County, by Sally Smith. Plus, the Patrons’ Show exhibit. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208. Ends 12/10.
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Portraits of the Great Apes by Robert Cooper. 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716 or www.pgmuseum.org. Ends 1/8/05.
Park Gallery Lindsay Frei exhibits her modern still life paintings. Mission between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 625-0182 or www.parkgallery.com.
The Parkside Gallery The works of scratchboard engraver Alderson Magee. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 625-5565.
Phillips Gallery of Fine Art Work by Harold Hitchcock and Jack Storms. 1 Ocean Ave., Carmel. 626-1617. Ends 10/28.
Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe Work by featured artists Dante Rondo, Kaffe Fassett, Erin Gafill, Celia Sanborn, Heidi Hybl, Susan Dorf, Rae Simmons, Chi Birmingham and Holly Fassett. Highway 1, Big Sur. Ends 12/14.
Photography West Gallery Yearning for Redemption: a Roman Loranc Photography Exhibition. New images from Loranc’s recent trip to Europe as well as the lyrical and haunting photographs of the California Central Valley’s vanishing wetlands and rural farmland. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 625-1587. Ends 11/30.
Portnoy Galleries John Traynor: An Exhibition of New Oil Paintings. Sixth Avenue between Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel. 624-1155.
Red Mill Studio and Gallery David R. Rojas: Southwest and Shaker Barns. 170-B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1146.
Richard MacDonald Fine Art Original drawings, rare paintings and sculptures by Richard MacDonald. San Carlos between 5th and 6th, Carmel; and Pebble Beach at The Lodge. 624-8200.
Robert Lewis Gallery The Challenge of Plein Air Painting. An explication of the plein air process and new paintings by plein air master Robert Lewis. 201 1/2 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046 or www.robertlewisgallery.com.
Sand City Council Chambers Central Coast Impressions. A new exhibit of paintings by Erin Gafill. 1 Sylvan Park, Sand City. 394-3054. Ends 12/1.
Sasoontsi Gallery Kevork Mourad: Landscapes and Cityscapes, California to New York. Lincoln Street at Central Avenue, Salinas. 751-1777.
Savage Stephens Contemporary Art Works David Stephens: figurative etchings and paintings, mixed media abstracts. Arlie Regier: stainless steel sculpture. David Kuraoka: bronze vessels and urns. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 626-0800.
Simon Bull Gallery Watercolors by Kathy Sharpe. 3728 The Barnyard, Carmel. 625-8600.
Slautterback Chapman Fine Arts Paintings and mixed media art of Carol Chapman and Fred Slautterback. 652 Redwood, Sand City. 394-5170.
Sofanya’s Gallery Special autumn offerings on all originals. Paintings, sculptures and art classes by Sofanya. Fernwood, Big Sur. 667-2130.
Studio One-Big Sur Holly Fassett: New Works. #12 The Village Shops, Big Sur. 667-2066 or www.bigsurarts.com. By appt through 12/31.
Sweet Elena’s Bakery & Café Mostly Florals: an exhibit by Johnny Apodaca. 465 D Olympia Ave., Sand City. 393-2063.
The Trajan Gallery Recent Paintings by Alejandro Rivera. Ingeniously complex allegories for contemporary times by the renowned Mexican artist. SE corner of Ocean and San Carlos, Carmel. 625-4388. Ends 11/7.
Valley Art Gallery A Brush With The Holidays. A multimedia show by all gallery members. 218 Main St., Salinas. 422-4162. Ends 12/31.
Weston Gallery Photographs by both established and emerging contemporary artists as well as a rotating exhibition of vintage prints by master photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624.4453 or www.westongallery.com.
Winfield Gallery Jack Zajac: Figurative Works from the Fifties and Sixties. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-3369. Ends 11/10.
Zantman Art Galleries New works by Lucio Sollazzi. 6th and Mission, Carmel. 624-8314.
| call for submissions |
Carmel Art Festival 2005 Companion Piece II. Sponsors and professional artists are invited to sign up to paint sculpted life-size cats. The cats were created by local artist Gerrica Connolly as a fundraiser for children’s art programs in Monterey County. Business owners and non-profits are invited to sponsor a cat, find an artist and then display the cats for silent auction purchase in their places of business from April-June 2005. Cat sculpture pick-up: 11/6, 10am-1pm; Del Monte Center Mall (in front of Macy’s). 11/7, 10am-1pm; Northridge Mall (center court). 883-1236 or 625-6154.
| call for artist |
Ageless Art Project Recruiting artists to volunteer and share their time and talent to make creative expression possible for residents living in residential and care facilities by leading an art group. 459-8917, ext 205.
The Carmel Gallery Alliance Call for artists to participate in the Plein Air competition for the Carmel Art Festival, May 12-15, 2005. 624-9035 or www.carmelartfestival.org. Deadline: 12/1.
| workshops |
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts Life Drawing workshop with Howard Ikemoto. $70. 10am-4pm, 11/13. 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. 624-7491.
Pacific Grove Art Center Art classes for adults, teens and children. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. For more information visit www.pgartcenter.org or call 375-2208.
Richard MacDonald Master workshops on the art and business of art; bringing soul and passion to your work; and other topics, as well as intensive five-day workshops on sculpture. 655-0424, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Seaside Tuesday art classes for kids. 3:30-4:30pm (ages 6-9); 4:30-5:30 pm (ages 10-12). $45/Seaside city residents; $56/nonresidents. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby St. 899-6805.