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Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 2:36 pm, Thu May 16, 2013.


A GREAT PLACE HOME AND GARDEN Julia is a charming woman whose mischievous sense of humor sometimes pokes out of her polite British accent. Having done work for Hanna Barbera on Charlotte’s Web and Scoobo Doo, she’s signing both Find the Magic, the Rip Squeak book she illustrated and is keeping alive in the wake of the closure of the two Rip Squeak galleries, and prints of her painting “The Tuck Box.” The opening reception is noon-4pm Saturday, Dec. 18. | The Tuck Box, Dolores and Seventh, Carmel. 620-1903, 624-6365.

BACK PORCH FABRICS Quilter Frances Cunningham opens her show at Back Porch Fabrics and Quilts Gallery. Her work is published in quilting books, and this show (which stays up until Feb. 2), highlights some fun underwater themes. | 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun.

CAFE 316 Robotic Aquatic: Anyone who finds marvel in the jellyfish at the aquarium, glowing in unnatural light, should make their way down to Cafe 316 this Friday night. Local artist (and Twilight Monterey host) Natalie Mckean showcases a striking collection inspired by local marine life, local music and a vision of technology and nature in beautiful coexistence. The pieces, all done on a scratch-board with inverted ink and a solid black background, electrify the eyes with phosphorescent sea creatures that have a “robotic” twist. Mckean will have prints of her art for sale as well as jewelry and accessories she makes from recycled materials, and local musicians Jimmy Turturici, Sarah McCoy and Jenn Schaaf will be performing to ensure that the vibes stays in tune. The opening reception is 7:3pm Friday, Dec. 17. | Cafe 316, 316 Alvarado St., Monterey. 324-4566, 714-856-2341. Regular hours: 7am-close Mon-Fri, 8am-close Sat-Sun.

COASTAL ART AND POETRY CONTEST California school children (K-12) are invited to enter their California Coast inspired art, and/or poetry, into this year’s art and poetry contest sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. There will be 5 winners in both art and poetry in five grade-level categories; kids should try to do well, because teachers of winning children also receive a prize. Winners receive a $100 gift certificate to an art supply or book store, and teachers get a $50 gift certificate for educational materials. Postmark your entries by January 31, 2011. | Carlifornia Coastal Commission. 415-597-5888,

HAUTE ENCHILADA GALERIA UNO When the two galleries and even the cafe/restaurant of the Haute triumvirate open their doors to an arty party, you know it’s going to be… hearty (hey, they like to play with alliteration, too). This one is going to be attended by a number of the artists currently showing. The art comes from Debbie Delatour, Greg Magee, Luis Solano (co-owner, so he better be there), Patti Calvert, Richard Mattison, Tom Shearer and 26 others. Yep, 31 altogether. Even better, the cafe/restaurant is catering the do. Now that’s haute. It takes place 2-5pm Sunday, Dec. 19. | 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 633-5843, 633-3743, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

MARJORIE EVANS GALLERY Painted Ballerinas: Kim Weston inherited and faithfully carries on an American photographic legacy that is seminal in the field. But in addition to the classic and sensual black-and-white nudes and still lifes of that tradition, he dabbles in paint. These works add a painterly abstractedness to his photographic tableaus of ballerinas. The show, co-sponsored by the Arts Council for Monterey County, runs to Dec. 31. | Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 625-5181. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

MOUNTAINSONG GALLERIES Mike Barton: Photographer Mike Barton lists another book to his credits – in addition to The Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix; Boulder Impressions; Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Bay View; and Charlevoix the Beautiful – this one a full-color compendium called Carmel’s Fairy Tale Cottages, which takes a close-up view of the cottages, windows, chimenys, interiors and entryways of the charming designs of architects like Hugh Comstock. Barton signs noon-1pm Sunday, Dec. 19. | Ocean and 3 SE of San Carlos, Carmel. 626-0600, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER The Center Patron’s Show Annual Fundraiser took place Sunday, Dec. 12, but there are about 30 paintings still available for $50 (instead of the fundraiser price of $75, which was still a bargain on the original works) until Friday, Dec. 17. | 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208, Regular hours: Noon-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

POST RANCH INN Post Ranch hosts two photography shows that traverse the Himalayas. Phil Borges’ show features prints from his book Tibetan Portraits: Power of Compassion, completed with the help of Buddhist monks, with a forward by the Dalai Lama. Profits from the sale these prints go to a non-profit associated called One Heart for Tibetan women’s health issues. The second show, specifically at Sierra Marr restaurant, is by Michelle and Grover Meyrose, who’ve traveled through the Himalayas for 10 years, have compiled photos from Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan into a show that benefits dZi Foundation, a group that helps improve the lives of people in Himalayan villages. The photos find a home with a suitably stunning vista in Post Ranch, the food is phenomenal and the whales are migrating. What more do you need? | Sierra Mar Restaurant, Post Ranch Inn, Highway 1, 27 miles south of Carmel, Big Sur. 646-1939, 667-2800, Regular hours: Noon-10pm daily.

SILVER SAND AND STONE Watercolors and sculptures by local artist Kenneth T. White II are on display at an artists’ holiday reception. Oreland C. Joe of New Mexico and Alvin K. Marshall of Arizona also show their works. The gallery is upstairs; the reception runs from 5-8pm Friday, Dec. 17. Finger foods and wine are served. | 700 Cannery Row, Ste. LL, Monterey. 649-4887, 915-7134.



BIG SUR GARDEN GALLERY Works by various artists. | Loma Vista Highway #1, Big Sur. 667-2000,

CAMALDOLI HERMITAGE This half-century-old monks retreat, in addition to its Santa Lucia perch over the Pacific, boasts a new bookstore gallery featuring art by mainstays like Margaret Rose, Kathrin Burleson, Lynne Jays, Fr. Arthur Poulin and Br. Emmaus. Add to that new works by Leo Neufeld, abstracts by Dan Cronin, David Dilworth and figurative sculptures by Susan Morrison-Quinn, and you’ve got a lot of reasons to take a sojourn. The monks’ famous date nutcake is another. | 62475 Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-0189, 667-2456 x105. Regular hours: 8am-5pm daily.

DEL CAMPO GALLERY The latest works of Lorena del Campo, Karuna Licht and Hans Apelqvist including jewelry, paintings and sculpture, are on display. |Hwy 1, Loma Vista, Spirit Garden, Big Sur. 667-2618, Regular hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Sun.

FERNWOOD RESORT ART GALLERY California flower paintings by Darlene S. Boyd. | Hwy. 1, 30 miles south of Carmel, Big Sur. 667-2422, Regular hours: 8am-10pm.

HAWTHORNE GALLERY New works by all featured artists, including Greg Hawthorne, debut to the public in Big Sur. Greg reveals a new painting style he’s been experimenting with in the last few months, as well as some new sculptures. | 30 miles south of Rio Road, opposite Nepenthe Restaurant, Hwy. 1, Big Sur. 667-3200, Regular hours: 10am-6pm.

HENRY MILLER LIBRARY Be Kind to the Earth:The folks at B-Sage (Big Sur Advocates for a Green Environment) present the Outsider Art show. | Highway 1, quarter mile south of Nepenthe, Big Sur. 667-2574,

PHOENIX SHOP AT NEPENTHE The Abstracted Landscape: Paintings by Erin Lee Gafill. | Nepenthe Restaurant, Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-2347, 10:30am-7pm.

SOFANYA’S STUDIO IN THE REDWOODS New paintings and sculpture by Sofanya, including “essence portraits,” works by Robert Parco and other local artists. Call for appointment or see website for workshops and events. | Between Carmel and Big Sur. 626-2876,, Regular hours: by appointment.

SOUL RIVER STUDIOS Works by various artists. Call for details.| 46840 Hwy 1, next to River Inn, Big Sur. 667-2559,


AMERICAN ART GALLERY Paintings of women by various artists. | Dolores between Ocean Avenue and Seventh, Carmel. 625-4030. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Mon-Sat.

APODACA GALLERY Informalists Reunion Show: The Informalists used to meet in coffee shops in the ‘90s to discuss their artwork and decide where they would paint that day. The group of visionaries created a new form of plein aire work that is expressionist and highly contemporary. Having dispursed, the members now reunite for a Reunion Show at Galerie Plein Aire, which originally opened to showcase the group in 1998, and the neighboring Gallery Apodaca, owned by Informalist Johnny Apodaca. The pieces on display in this show are colorful, moody and expressive, ranging from Cyndra Bradford’s stylized, dramatic prints of horses in local landscapes to Apodaca’s bold, meditative abstracts. The show will run at both galleries until May 24. | Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 250-7031. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Sat-Mon.

ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY Check out oil paintings by Richard Puckett and watercolors by David Allan presented in a brand new exhibition space. The paintings depict the beauty of California. | Room 5, Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 648-5716,

AVALON GALLERY Fantastical giclees by Daniel Merriam and Michael Parkes. | Lincoln between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 622-0830, 594-5432,

BIG SUR GALLERY Form Without Function: Central Coast painter Cecil C. Childress, a California native, presents expressionistic abstracts that display unusual elements and images, while Marilyn Kuksht, a former Senior Vice President and Manager of a major bank, abandoned the corporate world to focus on steel and cast bronze sculpture. | 26543 Carmel Rancho Shopping Center, Carmel. 624-1172. Regular hours: 11am-4pm.

CARL CHERRY CENTER Works by various artists. Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. 624-7491, Regular hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.

CARMEL ART ASSOCIATION November Shows: 40 years after being eligible to join AARP, Gerald Wasserman keeps perfecting his craft. For his 90th Birthday, he created his most recent works. The Carmel Art Association kicks it off at an opening reception for their Nov 4-30 exhibits. These also include Heidi Hybl’s, “Celebrating Darwin: How a Population of Abstract Forms Diversified Over Time.” Hybl paints in oil, on paper or stretched canvas and makes prints of leaves and palm fronds. Their Gallery Showcase also features the works of Miguel Domingues, Peggy Jelmini and Melissa Lofton. | Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176, Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

CARMEL BAY COMPANY Birds of a Feather: Miguel Dominguez answers questions about his creative process and unique dry-brush-wet approach to watercolors as part of the unveiling of his new collection of miniatures. | Seven Arts Building, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel. 747-4711, 624-3868, Regular hours: 10am-5pm.

CARMEL FOUNDATION This show of 28 artists includes work in wood carving, collage, watercolor, pastels, photographs, jewelry and sculpture from its member artists. | Outcalt Activity Building, SE corner of Eighth and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-1588, Regular hours: 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am-3:30pm Sat, 1:30-3:30pm Sun.

CARMEL MISSION E. Charlton Fortune was a California Impressionist painter who achieved acclaim with her lyrical landscapes, but after studying with Armin Hansen in the 1920s, she settled in Monterey and joined the Carmel Art Association and Monterey Guild, where she created liturgical (religious) works for the remainder of her career. This exhibit, The Liturgical Arts of E. Charlton Fortune and the Monterey Gujild 1828-1958, assembles key works from this phase, including previously unseen works like “Serra’s First Mass at Monterey,” in the form of ceramics, textiles, metalworks, woodcarvings, paintings and photographs from Fortune’s personal albums, provided by heirs of August Gay, Mission San Juan Bautista, Monterey Museum of Art and various other galleries. The exhibit runs through September. | 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. $6.50/adult; $4/senior; $2/child 5-17; free/Sun. 624-3600 x214, Regular hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10:30am-5pm Sun.

CARMEL VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Carmel Valley Landscapes: local landscape oil paintings by artist Sam Johnston, a 9-year resident who also does portraits and was trained in New York. The show hangs through March. | 65 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 659-2377, 659-2759, Regular hours: 11am-7pm Tue and Thu, 10am-5pm Wed and Fri, 11am-5pm Sat.

CARMEL VALLEY ROASTING CO. Perceived Connections: Shadow boxes by Jody Royee filled with images of nature, technology and sacred geometry, including labyrinths, galaxies, maps, fighter jets, human brains and more. | 319 Mid Valley Center, Carmel. 622-0787, Regular hours: 6:30am-5pm daily.

CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART Charles Cramer: New exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art at the Sunset Cultural Center. “Charles Cramer: Earth, Water, Light” will run Tues-Sun, 1-5pm at the Center until Jan 9. Cramer, who is a master printmaker with rare knowledge in darkroom dye-transfer and digital processes, has had his work included in publications such as National Geographic Book, the Sierra Club and the Yosemite Association. He was chosen by the National Park Service to serve as an artist-in-residence in Yosemite in 1987 and again in 2009 and he was included in the book “Landscape: The World’s Top Photographers” in 2005. | Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 625-5181. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Tue-Sun.

CLAYPOOLE FREESE GALLERY Within the Dialogue: exhibit of four contemporary Monterey Peninsula painters including Barry Masteller, Ursula O’Farrell, Tom Burns and Chris Winfield, who hasn’t shown in a decade. The show is a thematic conversation between the four artists. | San Carlos between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 250-7157, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

COAST GALLERY CARMEL Works by various artists. | Ocean and San Carlos, Carmel. 625-3200, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

DAWSON COLE FINE ARTl Recent Works: MacDonald’s works bring a touch of magic anywhere they live but there is no sleight of hand in the way he brings his sculptures, paitings and bronzed maquettes to life. It’s a painstaking process that’s been evolving ever since his childhood when he was shown the power of art by his uncle, then a leading graphic designer. A California native and one of the greatest living sculptors in the world, he works only with live models, capturing the essence and beauty of human form and movement. In this fall show his heroic, larger-than-life size Leap of Faith in bronze will be unveiled along with a major monument to classical ballet for the Royal Ballet School of London. His work has been exhibited in some of the finest galleries in the world and collected by such celebrities as Luciano Pavarotti. | Lincoln and Sixth, Carmel. 624-8200, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm Sun.

EXPOSED Evynn LeValley and Rachael Short: It is a real treat when Exposed’s owners show their own work. And that’s just what’s coming up. LeValley and Short will be showing their own work from their travels in NYC, Cuba, Belize, and also at home in Carmel Valley and Big Sur. Both photographers, locals who met on a swim team in Carmel Valley, have a hip style of black and white photography that catches your eye even as you pass by the outside of their gallery. | San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel. 971-3450, 238-0127,

G&D GALLERY Visions in Paint and Stone: Presents the stunning paintings and sculptures of Jim Casteel and Peter Partch. The paintings and sculptures will be exhibited in the new beautiful space at the Sunset Center. The public is invited to the reception, but RSVPs are required. The Arts Council for Monterey County is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the sales of the artwork benefit arts education and arts-integrated literacy programs for thousands of students on the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas, North County and South County.| Sunset Center, Room 5, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 622-9060,

GALLERY 21 Works by various artists. | Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 625-1738, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

GALLERY ELITE Works by various artists. | San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 625-2233, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun.

GALLERY I FINE ARTFine art painter Angus Wilson’s “contemporary, geometric composition” of a still lifes. | Ocean and Mission, Carmel. 626-1617, 10am-6pm daily. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

GALERIE PLEIN AIRE Informalists Reunion Show: The Informalists used to meet in coffee shops in the ‘90s to discuss their artwork and decide where they would paint that day. The group of visionaries created a new form of plein aire work that is expressionist and highly contemporary. Having dispursed, the members now reunite for a Reunion Show at Galerie Plein Aire, which originally opened to showcase the group in 1998, and the neighboring Gallery Apodaca, owned by Informalist Johnny Apodaca. The pieces on display in this show are colorful, moody and expressive, ranging from Cyndra Bradford’s stylized, dramatic prints of horses in local landscapes to Apodaca’s bold, meditative abstracts. The show will run at both galleries until May 24. | Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 625-5686, 11am-5pm Thu-Mon.

GALERIE RUE ROYALE Dark/Light: works by Todd White. | Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 625-5686.

GALLERY NORTH Works by various artists. | Northwest corner of Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 620-1987, http:// Regular hours: 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sun.

GEORGE STERN FINE ARTS Works by various artists. | 2 SW of San Carlos on Sixth, Carmel. 626-1100, Regular hours: 9:30am-5:30pm Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

HANSON GALLERY Knotty Problem: Political cartoons by Dr. Seuss. | Carmel Plaza courtyard, Ocean and Mission, Carmel. 625-6142.

JAMES J. RIESER FINE ART Peggi Kroll paints still lifes and small paintings, using very few brush strokes and a bold palette, accentuating subjects with strong values. | Dolores and Fifth, Carmel. 620-0530. Regular hours: 11am-5pm.

LAURYN TAYLOR FINE ART Miniatures exhibition. | San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel.

LEDBETTER ART STUDIO Artist Emy Ledbetter captures something of the spiritual in her works, glimpsing beyond the world of the physical into the much more elusive realm of the sacred. She shows 11 new works and hand painted handbags at her studio in Carmel, by appointment. | Third and Guadalupe, Carmel. 625-4175.

LU LU’S SILK ART GALLERY Chinese Folk House: Paintings by Chunming Yu. | Mission and Fifth, Carmel. 620-1122. Regular hours: 10:30am-5pm.

MIKE BALL GALLERY In and Out of the Desert: New works by Steven Ruiz. | Mission and Fifth, Carmel.

MIMOSA Works by various artists. | 161 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 620-0525. Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

NEW MASTERS GALLERY Ken Auster: Ken Auster creates paintings of impressionistic color and stroke that are finely attuned to the light and angles of city life – restaurants, bars, streets – in photo-realistic detail that look instantly familiar. The award winning artist shows new work, alongside other artists of the gallery. | Dolores between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 625-1511, Regular hours: 10am-5:30pm.

PEARL CANYON GALLERY Inaugural Show: This new gallery in Carmel introduces the public to its roster of 15 California artists – including Joao deBrito, Michael Mote, John Maxon and Beth Shields from Santa Cruz, Kay Carlson from the Bay Area and locals Peggy Olsen and Sheila Delimont. | Dolores and Ocean, Carmel. 624-4213,

PHOTOGRAPHY WEST GALLERY Carol Henry: One can see the influence of Georgia O’Keefe in the images of flowers that Carol Henry creates in this show of “photographs.” Henry devised a method of caputring the flowers on Cibachrome photographic paper by projecting light through the fresh flowers, as if they were a film negative. It’s innovative, elegant work, on display alongside the small gallery’s major photographers like Imogen Cunningham and Joyce Tennyson. | Ocean Avenue and Dolores, Carmel. 625-1587, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

PORTNOY GALLERIES The latest works of this successful landscaping water colorist are now on display. Famous for his paintings of the rural Salinas Valley and acrylic works of art that have been shown in more than 60 solo and group shows around the country Dominguez is unveiling “Winter Solace,” “Drydock,” “Rustic Light” and more. | Sixth and San Carlos, Carmel. 624-1155, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun-Mon.

RED MILL Dale Lefler shows his watercolors, which he took up in 1986 and has shown at Alvarado Gallery, the Carmel Foundation and Pacific Grove Art Center. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The part you won’t see and will have to listen to Lefler about, is his storied first career as a dancer. He served as assistant choreographer for Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney. He worked with Gene Kelly and director Vincent Minelli in the 1943 MGM film Best Foot Forward. He studied under Ted Shawn, who Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 1933, making it the longest running dance festival – period. He established a dance studio in Monterey in 1953. The “hoofer” and plein aire artist will add author to his credits when he publishes his memoir of his long, illustrious life. | 1 Center St., Carmel Valley. 659-2750, 375-1146.

RIP SQUEAK GALLERY CARMEL The husband and wife team of locals Leonard Filgate and Susan Yost-Filgate created the Rip Squeak series of imaginative and colorful childrens books in 1997. Their Carmel gallery displays work from the books and paintings of other subjects like the beautiful and scenic Peninsula, and they have entrusted the precocious characters to painters like Julia Harnett Harvey, Anthony LoSchiavo, Chris Hopkins and Jim Kosvanec. | Ocean between Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel. 626-1127, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

ROBERT KNIGHT GALLERY California: Photographic work by Robert Knight that will be appearing in his forthcoming book California, and new photographs from Africa. | Dolores and Seventh, Carmel. 626-1230, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

ROBIN WINFIELD STUDIO/GALLERY This small, new art venture from brothers Chris and Robin Winfield is located behind the Carmel Coffee House (formerly Cardinale’s Cafe), down an alleyway, and is filled with paintings, photographs, ceramics, mixed media and jewelry. | Ocean between San Carlos and Dolores, Carmel. 601-0725.

RODRIGUE STUDIO Painter of the ubiquitous Blue Dog series, artist George Rodrigue relocates his gallery in Carmel, doubling the size of his prior location. | Dolores between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 626-4444, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

SANDY BY THE SEA GALLERY Seascapes, landscapes, still lifes, florals and works of Realism by various artists. | Dolores and Fifth, Carmel. 624-0260, Regular hours: 11am-5pm Thu-Tue.

SIMIC GALLERIES 30th Anniversary 19th and 20th century art on display. | San Carlos and Fifth, Carmel. 624-7522, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Thu, 10am-10pm Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm Sun.

SPCA BENEFIT SHOP Local well-known artists such as photographers Mary Hill and Antje Woolum, and abstract painter Peter Jimolka and many more donate their art to be sold to benefit animals rescued by the SPCA. The show runs through the end of September. | 26364 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel. 624-4211.

STEVEN WHYTE SCULPTURE STUDIO AND GALLERY Sculpture by Steven Whyte. | Su Vecino Court, Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 620-1917.

STUDIO 441 Fresh Obsessions: works by Janet Roberts. | 441 Corral De Tierra Road, Carmel. 484-1330, Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, weekends by appointment.

SUNSET CENTER A Painter’s Legacy: George De Groat: George De Groat, a Carmel local, painted with colors from the skies, trees, hills, and fields. For forty years he painted a blend of the ordinary with the abstract, creating pieces that form part of many private collections and got him featured in “Who’s Who in American Art”. His work is interesting, thought-provoking and meant to challenge viewers. He said “I try to develop images that not only express the essential characteristics of my ideas but also offer the viewers an opportunity to participate by bringing something of themselves to the work.” | San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 620-2048, Regualr hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Local photographer Debbie Delatour exhibits 16 of her canvas giclée photographs taken of Quechua weavers and their children. Delatour carefully works with the interplay of light and color to create her images. | 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. 624-7404, Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (call ahead).

WEBER GOLDSMITH New, handcrafted and custom jewelry gallery. | 107 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 626-7600,

WESTON GALLERY William Neill – Impressions of Light: Photographer William Neill’s work has been published in many books, magazines and as limited edition prints, as well as hung at Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the anachronistically named Polaroid Collection. It’s appropriate that in 1995 the Neill was awarded the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography; the nature photographer has lived in Adams’ beloved Yosemite National Park since 1977. His Impressionistic color landscapes – about 16 of them – will hang at Weston Gallery through Jan. 2, 2011, alongside works by the Westons, Imogen Cunningham, Riuchi and Jeffrey Becom. | Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4456, Regular hours: 10:30am-5:30pm Tue-Sun.

WHITE OAK GALLERY OF CARMEL VALLEY VILLAGE Spirit of the West: paintings. | 1 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 625-0550.

WILLIAM A. KARGES FINE ART Early California paintings. | Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 625-4266, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

WINFIELD GALLERY The Song: New Works. Allison Massari collages of the female form. | Dolores between Seventh and Ocean, Carmel. 624-3369, Regular hours: 11am-5pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.

WINTERS GALLERY Jerry Winters’ Americana and French folk paintings. | San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel.

WINTERS SCULPTURE GALLERY Archie Held’s new bronze and stainless steel water sculpture. | 29251 Hwy. 1, Carmel.

WYLAND GALLERIES Wyland: Known simply as Wyland – the vastly famous artist whose ocean and sea creature works grace galleries, books, prints and posters everywhere – the artist makes an appearance today to discuss his work, which is done in an almost airbrush style, commercial and touching, finely brushed with a simple innocence and awe. | 3 NW Mission, Carmel. 626-6225, 888-WYLAND1. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.


BLAGOJCE STOJANOVSKI FINE ART GALLERY Once We Were Children Too. | 16B Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 277-0056,

CARMEL VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION Spring and Summer: months-long exhibition by member artists. | 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, 11am-4pm Wed-Sat.

CARMEL VALLEY VILLAGE GALLERY Works by international artists. | 9 Delfino Place, Carmel Valley Village.

GALLERY O Tom O’Neal’s private collection, rock and roll photos, still lifes, masks. | 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley Village. 659-5040.

LYONSHEAD GALLERY Works by various artists. 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley Village. | 659-4192, 11am-5pm Tue-Sat.

MARJORIE EVANS GALLERY Works by various photographers. | Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 620-2040, 620-2052. Regular hours: 9am-5pm.

MASAOKA DESIGN GALLERY As local glass artist Nick Leonoff expands from his lush nature surroundings of the Central Coast to the busy concrete jungle of New York, his work has begun to reflect the change in mood. His solo exhibition, Transition, features his latest work and runs to July 31. | 13766 Center St., Suite G-2, Carmel Valley. 659-4953, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun, call for appointment.

M42 STUDIO/GALLERY Works by various artists. | 16 B East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 659-0242,

PARSONAGE VILLAGE GALLERY Paola Fiorelle Berthoin: She has been a local of Carmel Valley since 1965, and was inspired to paint 45 paintings of the Carmel River by hiking and climbing all the way to the hilltops and back down. She captures the essence, beauty and fragility of the river draw and the wildlife that depends on its flow to the Carmel Bay. | 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 659-7322.

VALLEY GIRLS Carmel Valley Art Association Autumn and Winter Show: The sun dappled valley gets brighter and more colorful everytime the collective of Carmel Valley Art Association puts on one of thier multi-artist shows. This one features new additions like contemporary painter Fred Carvell, photographers Carleen Jeffery and Craig Lovell, and watercolorist David Rojas, whose work is geometric and balanced. All that is bolstered by returning featured artists Bill Burleigh, Shelley Aliotti, Mireille Barmann, Leslie Hodgin, Kim Birdsong (good name), Rob Holt and others. | 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, Regular hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun.

WILD HEART GALLERY Steinbeck Country Landscapes: The detailed paintings of Marv Anderson make you feel as though you’re sitting in that particular field or meadow, soaking up the sun and feeling the faint breeze. The Wild Heart Gallerie hosts an open house featuring a solo exhibition of Anderson’s work. They will also be donating all proceeds from the sales of the paintings to benefit youth art programs in Monterey County. | 3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. 949-283-7070,


BLACKSTONE GALLERY Pigment prints of original paintings by Dan Beck at the winery gallery. | 850 S. Alta St., Gonzales. 675-5341, Regular hours: 10:30am-4:30pm.


SOL TREASURES ARTS AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT CENTER Group show of artists Ed Avila, Bob Wiley, Savanna Garcia, Regina Garcia, Lewis Carter and Carlos Lopez, in various media, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paint, and colored pens. | 519 Broadway, King City. 386-9809,


ATRIUM GALLERY Sculpture by Richard Mayer and photos by Steve Zmak. | UC MBEST Center, 3180 Imjin Road, Marina. 582-1020.

COFFEE MIA BREW BAR Tara Hendrick Devlin presents travel and close-up nature color photographs printed on canvas. The exhibit runs through the spring. | 250-E Reservation Road, Marina. 384-0148. Regular hours: 4:30am-6pm Mon-Sat.

KENNY CURTIS TATTOOS New tattoo and piercing gallery and boutique houses reams of paintings and prints from underground and student artists, including Art Academy graduate Sarah Weaver, Emerald Mayo, Ammo and tattoo artists Kenny Curtis and Joe Villanpando. ers. | 3074 Del Monte Ave., Suite D, Marina. 883-8435. Regular hours: noon-8pm daily.

MARINA LIBRARY The Friends of the Marina library unveil 25 historical pictures recently donated by the Marina Historical Society to the Friends of the Marina Library. They include old car photos, a 1945 photo of historic Mortimers Bar in Marina, an original photo of the old post office and more, all detailing historic Marina. | 190 Seaside Circle, Marina. 883-7507, 384-3411, Regular hours: Noon-8pm Tue-Wed, 10am-5pm Thu-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat.

ZMAK STUDIO Husband and wife team, Steve and Tina Zmak, open their studio on Saturday November 20th. Steve celebrates 10 years of doing fine art photography, and Tina showcases her jewelry. Much of the art featured for sale has a theme from the Central Coast. | 3200 Crescent Ave., Marina. 883-4459,


ALVARADO GALLERY Works by various artists. | Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-5648, Regular hours: 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

ARTS HABITAT A Work of HeART: Project Playroom, a non-profit toy and equipment lending library exhibits artworks by local kids with special needs or leaning difficulties. | 840 Broadway St., Monterey.

CAFE LUMIERE when i look at the world: Artist Emily Brown creates works of art that pushes the county’s boundaries into urban and contemporary realms. This show displays her vibrant cut paper art and crafts. | 365 Calle Principal, Monterey. 920-2451.

CALIFORNIA VIEWS PHOTO ARCHIVES Thousands of historical Monterey and California photos. | 469 Pacific St., Monterey. 373-3811, Regular hours: 11am-5:30pm Mon-Sat.

CANNERY ROW ANTIQUE MALL Depression Kitchen Exhibition: Tina Martinez displays her “Depression Kitchen,” a collection of green glass, jadeite glass, tins and enamelware from the 1930s and ‘40s. The exhibit will be on display through the end of March in the upstairs gallery. | 471 Wave St., Monterey. 665-0264. Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

CHRISTOPHER BELL GALLERY Oils, jewelry, glass art, bronze and more. | 200 Alvarado Mall, at Portola Hotel and Spa, Monterey. 649-0214, Regular hours: 10am-6pm.

CUSTOM FRAMING AND GALLERY Justin Ward: Local artist Justin Ward’s etchings are created in the traditional style and are produced using a small hand etching press. His style reflects the classical renditions of James McNeill Whistler and his contemporaries.The subjects are local areas such as adobes, missions, and the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Now on display through August. | 468 Calle Principal, Monterey. 657-9191.

EMILY BROWN STUDIO GALLERY Works by the artist. | 700 Cannery Row, Suite SS, Monterey. 559-302-8129.

EAST VILLAGE COFFEE LOUNGE Take part at East Village’s Sketch Night, the creation of a CSUMB student Frederick Oberg. He started the “Sketch Tuesday” event for his senior project and hopes to make it a weekly event. Watch as over a dozen artists create art on the spot and later take one home for a low price. Meet local artists and art aficionados at the event that highlights every type of art aesthetic. | 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-5601, Regular hours: 6am-closing Mon-Fri, 7am-closing Sat-Sun.

GALLERY I FINE ART Gedion and Moses Nyanhongo: The internationally acclaimed sculptors Gedion and Moses Nyanhongo exhibit their most recent work with a chance for the public to meet them. The brothers demonstrate their techniques and give a contemporary interpretation of this traditional art form. Their father Claud, a prominent figure in the Zimbabwe sculpture movement which started in the late 1950s, taught his craft to them as well as their five other siblings of international sculpting fame. Gallery i Fine Art, a perfect venue for their stone art, has represented Nyanhongo family sculptors for 13 years. | 685 Cannery Row, Monterey. 375-1617, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

HIMALAYAN THANGKA ART GALLERY The Tibetan thangka art in this new gallery next to Youth Arts Collective is done by Santoshi Lama and her family – as it has been for four generations – when they were living in Nepal. Thangka is a highly detailed watercolor art that tells the story of gods and goddesses in Buddhist lore. One must be trained in the rules and discipline just to build up the patience to do this type of art (it can take two to three months, at eight hours a day, for a master to complete one work), and once started, a work must be finished. Santoshi’s father, Pratap Lama, is a master and minds the gallery. Workshops are in the works. | 480 Calle Prinicpal, Monterey. 383-4563, 521-6420,

JOANN DOST GOLF LIFESTYLE GALLERY Golf-related photography by Joann Dost and others. | 2700 Garden Road, Monterey. 375-3678.

LULA’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY Sculptor and Monterey resident Eric Johnson is exhibiting 15 original bronze sculptures at Lula’s Chocolate Factory. The female form is the focus of this body of work. Lula’s will complement the opening with a selection of its gourmet chocolates for sale. Lula’s is located in the Ryan Ranch Business Center off of Highway 68. | 2 Harris Court, Suite B-6, Monterey. 655-8527,

MCGOWAN HOUSE A Sense of Place Over Time: photographs. | 381 High St., Monterey. 238-0902.

MIRIAM’S CAFE Works by various artists. | 615 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 277-5655, 224-2731. Regular hours: 7am-3pm Mon-Sat, 7am-1pm Sun.

MONTEREY CONFERENCE CENTER This showcase captures the light of budding photographers and sets the focus on traditional methods of the craft. The Weston Scholarship holds an annual portfolio competition for students from Monterey County high schools and colleges, then selects the best black-and-white photographs to be included in the showcase gallery. The goal of the scholarship is to develop the talents of young artists and to preserve conventional processes both behind the lens and in the darkroom. This exhibit runs to Jan. 3, 2011. | One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3770, 242-8743, Regular hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

MONTEREY CUSTOM FRAMING Kemp creates glass photograms by traditional black and white dark room techniques with pieces of glass an crystal. Check out her unique style and methods. | 468 Calle Principal, Monterey. 657-9191, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat.

MONTEREY HISTORY AND MARITIME MUSEUM Works by various artists. | 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608 x17, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sun. Donations accepted.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART-LA MIRADA The Monterey Museum of Art opens four exhibitions with visually striking works. Contemporary artist Ingrid Calame is in attendance to open and speak on her exhibition “In Process.” Joan Miro lithographs, Henri Matisse prints, and pieces from Picasso’s classical period highlight “Celebrating Color and Line.” Hung Liu’s “Seven Poses” exhibit shows her portraits of women, taking inspiration from minimalist Chinese art. Just in time of Halloween, paper-mache figurines of festive skeletons made by Pedro Linares make up the three dimensional exhibition “Cabaret Calaveras: Dia de los Muertos Figures from Mexico.” | Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Free/member; $2-$5/nonmember. 372-3689, Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART-PACIFIC Through watercolors, etchings, photographs and painting, Land and Sea: Paintings and Photographs of Monterey and Beyond explores both the urban and natural landscape that defines the Peninsula. Monterey NOW: Robynn Smith: Colors collide and images marry in chaotic harmony in Robynn Smith’s kinetic creations. Combining painting, print making, and drawing to form intriguing images, the Monterey artist and instructor at MPC was chosen by MMA’s Monterey NOW committee to present her works as part of their series showcasing artists making waves in the Central Coast art world. The works stretch over several decades, and include a film by Eva Lothar, a French cinematographer whose short film, Street of the Sardine, explores Cannery Row after the last cannery shut its doors and ponders man’s responsibility to the world’s natural resources. It runs through October. | 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477 x101, $5/admission. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

.MONTEREY PENINSULA AIRPORT GALLERY Our neat little airport – with its manageable size, stylish restaurant with a view of the runway, and revolving art exhibits – instead of just serving as a gateway to another place, can be a destination in itself. It’s highly recommended for the latest exhibit to grace the upper mezzanine. The Paper Show stars a dozen artists like Eleen Auvil, Carolyn Berry and Douglas Downes who create a fascinating panoply of contemporary paper art in the shape of frogs and hummingbirds to geometric abstractions. Santa Catalina students take suit, with Airborn Paper and Paper Penguins exhibits in the adjoining Youth Gallery. Also showing is the historic Against the Odds: Pioneer Women of Monterey County portraits and stories of influencial women. | 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey. 648-7910, Hours: open always.

MONTEREY PENINSULA ART FOUNDATION GALLERY Over 30 local artists are featured. | 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE ART GALLERY Works by various artists. | 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-3060, $1/parking. Regular hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Fri.

OLDE TOWN TATTOO Friday the 13th: Take an inky plunge into Olde Town Tattoo Parlour’s showcases of body art by their own artists and from Kenny Curtis inkers in Marina, as well as other California artists. | Olde Town Tattoo Parlour, 431B Webster, Monterey. Free. 324-0566,

NEVER ON SUNDAY Various works of art, crafts and humorous sundry. | 251 Pearl St., Monterey. 372-1051, Regular hours: 10am-5:30pm Mon-Sat.

ORIENTATIONS FINE ASIAN ANTIQUES Asian art, furnishings, sculptures and artifacts from China, Japan, Korea and elsewhere. Japanese tea lounge service 11am-5pm Sat. | 700 Camino El Estero, Monterey. 655-9766, Regular hours: 11am-5pm Tue-Sat.

PINCKNEY PHOTOGRAPHY Retrospective of the works of Jim Pinckney. | 425 Pacific St., Monterey. 375-1964,

RIP SQUEAK GALLERY CANNERY ROW The husband and wife team of locals Leonard Filgate and Susan Yost-Filgate created the Rip Squeak series of imaginative and colorful childrens books in 1997. Their Cannery Row gallery displays work from the books and paintings. The entire roster of artists like Julia Harnett and writers like Lee Cohen are represented. | 151 Cannery Row, Suite 101, Monterey. 643-9999, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

SHEILA DELIMONT STUDIO Western Skies and Waterways: Sheila Delimont has had her eye on the skies – her new series shows the complexities of a sunset and the details in a building storm. Her pieces take viewers to familiar places: Moss Landing, the Carmel River, and San Joaquin Valley, while also venturing to unknown areas in the southwest. | 700 Cannery Row, BB, Monterey. 333-1099,

SHEILA DELIMONT STUDIO GALLERY New studio gallery. | 700 Cannery Row, Suite BB, Monterey.

STEVENSON HOUSE Monterey State Historic Parks collection. | 530 Houston St., Monterey. 649-7118, 649-2900.

STUDIO ONE Oil paintings by Erin Lee Gafill and silver gelatin prints by Tom Birmingham. | 177 Van Buren St., Monterey. 646-9000.

THE PARLOR Monterey Peninsula’s Hidden Treasures: by various artists. | 542 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 375-5440. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Tue-Sat.

THOMAS KINKADE NATIONAL ARCHIVE Largest display of Kinkade originals. | 361 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 655-5520 x108. Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

TITUS CONTEMPORARY GALLERY Local artist Allyson Sanburn Malek’s paintings are abstract yet one can pick out items from the natural world including leaves and shoots in some of her work. At this party, which includes wine and appetizers, Malek is welcomed into the gallery along with other new artists Hamilton Chase Titus and Scott Jacobs.| Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. 649-4234 x1805,

TRAILSIDE CAFEl MannMade Creations: Seaside oil painter Jacob Mann was commissioned to create the poster for this year’s Artichoke Festival. His recent paintings hold court at Cannery Row’s Mediterranean-style cafe this spring, with an official opening planned in May. But you can see it now. | 550 Wave St., Monterey. 760-2809, 649-8600. Regular hours: 8am-3pm Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm Sat-Sun.

VENTURE GALLERY Noriko Constant and Arlene Nolan: During September and October, Venture displays restaurant-themed paintings focusing on chefs by Constant, accentuated by farmer’s market-themed paintings by Nolan. This show embraces food, cooking and color. | Portola Hotel & Spa, 260 Alvarado St., Monterey. 372-6279, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

WAVE STREET STUDIOS Local artist Jeff Sax’s works in private collections and out-of-circulation are available as giclées for the first time. Stories and inspirations of his works are told in books throughout the gallery. | 774 Wave St., Monterey. 655-2010, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily, call for details.

YOUTH ARTS COLLECTIVE The YACsters at Youth Arts Collective strut their stuff at the gallery’s Summer Art Show, open now through September. Explore life through a youthful-colored lens – and colorful it is. The diverse offerings of Monterey County’s youth have always been an unusually talented attraction; this summer, over 50 young artists display everything from 2D to 3D and in between, with painting, photos, sculpture, and more. | 472 Calle Principal, Monterey. 375-9922, Regular hours: 3-7pm Fri, noon-4pm Sat.

Z FOLIO GALLERY Works of photography by Michael Mendizza; glass by Stanislav Libensky, Jan Exnar, Pavel Juda, Roman Bastl; and jewelry by Magick, Jorge Revilla, Matsu, Atelier Munsteiner, John Kennedy, David Tishbi and others. | 750 Cannery Row, #12, Monterey. 655-9891,


COASTAL IMPRESSIONS STUDIO GALLERY In addition to Moss Landing’s Elkhorn Slough landing the cover of VIA, the AAA magazine, the ocean-hugging hamlet can boast a new gallery to bolster its slow, steady transition from antiquing mecca to artistic outpost. Barry Marshall’s sudio/gallery opened discreetly last month with 50-something of his oil and acrylic landscapes and seascapes he’s painted in the last three years. Marshall lived and painted, variously, in Pacific Grove, Hawaii, Santa Cruz and now Moss Landing. Never far from the ocean, this one, including his work at Chapman Gallery in Carmel. The sign on the old Victorian building still says Moss Landing Mercantile – you can’t buy that kind of aged charm. | 7981 Moss Landing Road, Unit E, Moss Landing. 277-5445, Regular hours: 1-5pm Sat-Sun.

HAUTE ENCHILADA GALLERY DOS Newly opened second Haute Enchilada gallery, with works of juried art from dozens of artists, including jeweler Lynn Kask, photographer Craig Lovell, Tomas Spangler, Debbie Delatour, Wm. Lawrence and more. | 7981 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 633-5843, 633-3743, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.


ARTISANA GALLERY Cheryl Kampe paints watercolor landscapes and studies of local trees in her exhibition “The Trees of Life,” which visually whisper recollections of dreams, wind-swept, romantic and strong, with layers of tactile colors that suggest the solid bark and leaves of her subjects more than it does the malleability of her medium. Wobber writes/creates paper poetry scrolls that recall the Japanese fortune strips that are tied to many temples. The show runs until Dec. 31. | 309 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-9775, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, by appointment Sun-Mon.

BUTTERFLY AND LANTERN The name might conjure images of colorful crafts, provincial pottery and home accents, but don’t let the name fool you. The artists of this gallery – formerly located in P.G., then Monterey, and now back in P.G. – can turn out some innovative, contemporary stuff, like graffiti on cardboard or graphic design-ey abstractions. For open house, they stock their new spot at Lighthouse Square with painted porcelain and Big Sur Jade pottery by Cheryl Watts, and paintings by Colleen Sundquist, Anthony LoShavio, Ami Magill and Joe Davi. | 205 Cypress Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-0303, 333-1396,

CAPELLI SALON This show unveils the photographs of Michael Thomas Kainer, taken in Monterey, New York, Paris and Tijuana, with subjects ranging from Del Monte Skating Rink, people, landscapes, and buildings – a sort of travelogue. | 230 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-4563. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat

ENCORE BOUTIQUE The Bohemian Underground Artists. | 125 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1700. Regular hours: noon-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

GALLERY AT 417 Works by Vivian Cook and member artists. | 417 Cannery Row, Monterey.

HAUTE ENCHILADA GALLERY In addition to serving as a showcase for whimsical sculptor Glen O’Neil and encaustic and mixed media painter Allyson Sanburn Malek, Haute Enchilada’s show this month brings a number of the 35 other artists they display in their two rollicking gallery spaces and cafe.| 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 633-5843, 633-3743, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

THE LOFT GALLERY Storyteller: Mixed media and assemblage works by Ray Magsalay. It’s joined by other various artists also show. | 208 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-9887.

LISA COSCINO GALLERY Incite Insight: From the Kingdom of Tonga to the Monterey Peninsula, Bryant Austin has connected with an array of endangered species whale across the globe – staring one female humpback whale square in the eye – to share the most detailed photos of the mammals ever produced. Discover this intimate perspective at his multimedia exhibition’s opening reception, which will also screen the short documentary “In the Eye of the Whale,” detailing Austin’s escapades free diving with the creatures. Mark DiOrio also presents on Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries’ newest project, The Exploration Center, to be built in Santa Cruz. | 216B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 646-1939,

LYSAKOV ART COMPANY Form & Freedom: Michael St. Mary of Pacific Grove displays 10 of his sculptures, created over the past 27 years, made from wood, marble and cement. | 305 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-7100, Regular hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Fri and by appointment.

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER Celebration of 100 Years of Rodeo: The Steinbeck Center has assembled rodeo – and Western-themed sculptures, paintings and drawings by Charles Russell and Frederck Remington, courtesy of the Monterey Museum of Art’s Davis Collection, and Jo Mora from the Monterey History and Art Association and Jo Mora Trust. | 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4721, $10.95/adult, $8.95/senior, student and military with ID, $7.95/youth 13-17, $5.95/child 6-12, free/child 5 and under. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun.

NELSON OCEAN ART OUTLET Robert Lyn Nelson: Recent marine art. | American Tin Cannery, Ocean Blvd., Suite 127, Pacific Grove. 641-0196,

PACIFIC GROVE LIBRARY 1906 San Francisco Fire Sketches: early Carmel artist Mary DeNeale’s pastel and color sketches of post-earthquake San Francisco. | 550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5760, Regular hours: Noon-5pm Fri-Sat; noon-7pm Tues; 11am-6pm Tue-Wed.

PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Glow: Marvel at the bioluminescence created by the natural world in this illuminating exhibit opening tonight. Explore the museum’s darkened corridors and see how the simple firefly and glowworm are shown in a new light (pun intended). Wonder at the bizarre dwellers of the deep, the angler fish and siphonophore. See live flashlight fish and Dinoflagellates. | 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat.

PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS Works by various artists. | 650 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 210-9593, Regular hours: Noon-6pm daily.

POSSIBILITIES ART STUDIO AND GALLERY Works by S.L. Greek. | 232 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 643-9392.

PENINSULA POTTERS A 10 member collective of potters and ceramic artists. | 2078 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 372-8867.

SALLY GRIFFIN CENTER Central Coast Art Association members Mary Alice Hinman-Gifford, Colleen Sunquist and Sally Weil. | 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4454, 915-8325.

STROUSE AND STROUSE STUDIO GALLERY Just opened last September, P.G.’s latest creative space puts on a show of paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry and photography by a squadron of artists including Rose Sloan, Susan Titus, Steve Clark, Hy Doyle and others. | 178 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 647-1068,

TILLIE GORT’S Still Life in Watercolor: Works in watercolor offer a sense of serenity. The art of Tim and Rose Sloan meets this criteria to a T and will bring this feeling of calmness to the walls of Tillie Gort’s Restaurant with a show that runs from June to August. | 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4497, 373-0335.

THE WORKS CAFE Local artist Leela Marcum channels the color of the gardens of Pacific Grove and the energy of the neighboring coastline in her watercolors, combined in the show. | 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun


ARTISTIC HANGUPS Some of Disney’s best work would not have been the same without Ron Dias. His resume spans across films such as Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , and The Little Mermaid television series. He’s even collaborated with other studios on films like The Secret of NIMH. Get to see some of his work up close at the art show and see how he contributed to classic films. Better yet get to meet the actual animation model for Disney’s Tinker Bell. Margaret Kerry embodied Tinker Bell for animators to grasp the many faces of the Peter Pan character. The work is up through December. | 257 John St., Salinas. 757-4703, 776-3593. Regular hours: By appointment.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD John Steinbeck called his native Salinas Valley the “pasture of heaven,” and this show features the works of 26 artists who found their own inspiration in the beautiful area. Their artwork ranges from paintings and photography to glass, fabrics and jewelry. | 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas. 484-2153, 455-2103.

HARTNELL COLLEGE GALLERY Works by various artists. | Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. 484-2262, 755-6791. Regular hours: 10am-8pm.

HIJOS DEL SOL Works by various artist. | Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, 745 N. Sanborn, Salinas. 758-5715. Regular hours: 10am-1pm Wed-Fri, 1-4pm Sat-Sun.

KOI STUDIOS Japanese Art: In addition to teaching children and the public the art of Japanese brush painting (coming again soon to Salinas libraries), this studio tucked into the alley across the street from Wise Music features many paintings, drawings and crafts of Japanese art, espeically koi fish and flowers similar to ikibana. | 10 A Mid-town Lane, Salinas. 905-5012. Regular hours: Noon-5:30pm Mon-Sat.

ROLLICK’S COFFEEHOUSE Bernadette Carrillo photography show of Alcatraz prison, taken with a Holga camera onto film. | 210 Main St., Salinas. 422-1760, Regular hours: 6:30am-9pm Mon-Fri; 7am-9pm Sat; 7am-8pm Sun.

SOMOS MEDIA GALLERY Schoolyard Antics 2: SOMOS gallery is taking the local art scene and creating a following. It’s been constantly having events that are both unique and appealing to art aficionados. Now it’s having a follow up to the Schoolyard Antics art gallery. The Schoolyard Antics 2 is embracing urban culture art with raw artwork with inspirations from graffiti and street art. Urban artists Basic Lee and Jeff Perijil will showcase their artwork with live music from DJ’s Kelau, MinceyFresh, Nova, and DJ Moi. The evening’s MCs Eme7 and Lombris will keep the vibe going with help from K&C Los. Get inspired and see urban art in a new light. The show stays up through December. | 420 Salinas St., Salinas. 422-9200. Regular hours: 1-7pm Mon-Fri; 1-4pm Sat; and by appointment

VALLEY ART GALLERY July Featured Artist: Russian-born Tamara Selyangina shows her watercolors of Monterey County. Many other works of art are displayed, from jewelry to oils to sculpture and more. | 218 Main St., Salinas. 422-4162, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun.


BOONIEZ The folks at Booniez don’t just sell adventure gear, they also celebrate the outdoors. This month’s Down to Earth art show features three nature and extreme sports shutterbugs. Kyle Queener shoots athletes on the edge, Tatiana Chacon captures fleeting beauties, and Boris Belobrad frames nature in his stills. With beer, wine, “down to earth” food and a pup friendly atmosphere, the evening only lacks stories ‘round the campfire. The art stays up til Dec. 20. | 865 Fir Ave., Sand City. 392-0538,

JOHNNY APODACA STUDIO Paintings by local plein air and abstract artist Johnny Apodaca. | 720 Redwood Ave., Sand City. 601-6357.

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER The Salinas Valley Art Association is having the Winter Bliss art show at the National Steinbeck Center. The local art association will be selling its art pieces for a good cause: 30 percent of the proceeds will benefit the NSC Kids Club. | 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4721, $10.95/adult, $8.95/senior, student and military with ID, $7.95/youth 13-17, $5.95/child 6-12, free/child 5 and under. Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

SWEET ELENA’S CAFE Terese Garcia & Phoenix Redstone: France transplant Elena hosts an art show of abstract modern art, in a dual show of creative color and rich texture, on display until July 22. | 465 D Olympia Ave., Sand City. 393-2063. Regular hours: 7:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat.

SYLVAN DESIGN & GALLERY Works by various artists. | 613A Ortiz Ave., Sand City. 917-6226. Regular hours: 10am-4pm Thu, 1-7pm Sat, 1-7pm Fri.

THE CORNER GALLERY Works by Sand City artists. | 1717 Contra Costa, Sand City. 394-6409.

THE WORKS CAFE Pacific Grove artist Maria Poroy opens her solo exhibit Double Vision at The Works. The exhibit uses two different viewpoints, realistic and expressive realism to depict the life and the surroundings here on the peninsula. Her paintings are abstract conveying emotion through colors or subject based. The show is up until Jan. 11, 2010. | 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.


ALTERNATIVE CAFÉ Myth and Myrrh: Alt Cafe continues to churn through a vast, growing field of underground artists. This one, a six-person menage, features some interesting backstory, as well as the usual intrigue on the walls. Artist Chet Zar related to horror films as a child; his art, even then, reflected this dark kinship. It continues. He worked on make-up effects for films The Ring, Hellboy 1 and 2, and Planet of the Apes, as well as acclaimed videos for Tool. Heavy. Britt Ehringer references Philip K. Dick in his art’s “search for what is real.” And the artist whimsically named Terribly Odd grew up poor on Cat Island in the Bahamas, but found pop cultural riches at age 15 went he was sent to Miami and the States. He now balances “innocence and indecency” in his art. I lived in Miami for a spell, I know what he means. | 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 583-0913, Regular hours: 7am-7pm daily.

AVERY GALLERY Works by various artists. | City Hall, 440 Harcourt St., Seaside. 899-6800, 899-6811. Regular hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Thu.

FRAMES ON BROADWAY Works by various artists. | 805 Broadway Ave., Seaside. 394-9394. Regular hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat.

KITCHEN STUDIO Photographer Scott Campbell presents a collection of his visually stricking and vibrant photos. The member of the U.S. Freediving Team can hold his breath for seven minutes, which allows him to breathe life and stillness into his underwater that eludes SCUBA diving photographers. The art, handpicked by Campbell, will be on display to Sept. 31. | 1096 Canyon del Rey Blvd., Seaside. 899-3303, Hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.

SEASIDE CITY CENTER New Enterprise: The beacon of modern art that was fine art base, a nonprofit that set up shop in Sand City in March 2009 and curated progressive art shows and gatherings before closing its doors in just under a year, is back. “We don’t need to run a physical space to advance the fine art base mission,” read Elizabeth O’Malley’s notice of the closure of the happening art gallery. They set up shop in the little-used retail space at Seaside’s City Center for the first of a three-part installation called New Enterprise. Phase 1, which opened Friday, May 14, features artists Kris Cowen, San Francisco’s Zachary Royer Scholz and dlwilkinson, showing new work that also reappropriates “sites and materials” in new ways and contexts. Recycling was a big mission of the former fine art base; seems it still is. Phase 2 will take place at Sand City’s West End Celebration while Phase 3 goes down in Big Sur. | City Hall, 440 Harcourt St., Seaside. 899-6800, 899-6811. Regular hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Thu.

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