Earthy Works: The dozen artists of the Peninsula Potters collective join their various styles in a series of Saturday open houses 11am-4pm, starting this weekend.


AROMAS Open House: Jane Rekedal hosts an open house at her beautiful Aromas ranch studio for the viewing and purchase of her handmade pottery and sculptures. Her studio is adorned with kilns and wheels where she creates all her works, which are durable enough for all food, microwaves, ovens and dishwashers. It runs 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29 and again Dec. 5-6. | 1560 Canon Road, Aromas. 566-4576.

CARMEL ART ASSOCIATION November Art Show: Eleen Auvil, Stan Robbins, and married duo Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford showcase their latest at the Carmel Art Association. Robbins presents his yearlong endeavor – a 52 piece collection – contrasting the dark blue shades of sea with that of the land. Carmel artist Eleen Auvil’s exhibit consists of monotype prints and bronze sculptures of three dimensional forms, both animals and people. Cyndra Bradford engages the animal lover in all of us with her animal portraits while her husband Jeff Daniel Smith presents us with glimpses of the Central Coast by way of natural light. It closes Dec. 1. | Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176, Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

CARMEL VALLEY Village Holiday Art Walk: The Carmel Valley Art Association is throwing an art tour throughout the picturesque Carmel Valley mall. Fifteen galleries and studios open their doors and serve refreshments, CVAA, Masaoka Glass and Casa del Soul hold silent auctions comprised of one piece from each of the featured artists, adding a little spice to the festivities. It happens 3-7pm Saturday, Nov. 28. | Carmel Valley Village, Carmel Valley. 917-3107.

eXPOSED Gallery owners invite members of the community to a $100 print sale of limited-edition photographs, specially reprinted for the holiday season. Six new photos, depicting local people and landscapes, were taken for this event. | San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel. 238-0127,

HIMALAYAN THANGKA ART GALLERY Next to Youth Arts Collective, this new gallery is in soft opening mode, with a grand opening coming Dec. 2. The thangka art within is done by Santoshi Lama and her family – as it has been for four generations – and was done 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,

MIRIAM’S CAFE Margo Mullen brings Back to Basics, a way of life and solo exhibition to Miriam’s, showcasing her 5X5 encaustic designs made of objects found in the world around her and embedded in pigmented bees wax. Mullen moved to the peninsula from Sacramento where she then graduated with a Public Art degree from CSUMB. Mullen is deeply affected and inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Monterey Bay. She also dabbles in acrylic, photography and offers her art to public murals including CSUMB’s aquatic center now adorned with a beautifully accurate kelp forest. Margo, continues to blossom as an artist, contributing greatly to the Monterey County art community. It’s up until Dec. 2. | 615 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 277-5655, 224-2731. Regular hours: 7am-3pm Mon-Sat, 7am-1pm Sun.

PACIFIC GROVE Walk off those holiday dinners and soak up the local art scene with a stroll along Grand Avenue in Pacific Grove to check out the seven galleries hosting an open house and art sale. Check out the mini watercolors, hand painted holiday ornaments, fabric appliqué, vases, holiday cards, jewelry, and more while enjoying music by the 5/4 Brass Ensemble, refreshments and raffles. Some of the galleries taking part include Bijouterie, Back Porch Fabrics, MG by the Sea and Strouse and Strouse Studio-Gallery. It takes place 2-4pm Saturday, Nov. 28. | Grand Avenue between Lighthouse and Central, Pacific Grove. 6471068.

PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER Patrons’ Show/New Exhibitions: New works by Brian Kauppi, P.G. watercolorist Cheryl Kampe and abstract artist Douglas Collins. Main feature is the return of the annual Patrons’ Show, featuring a roster of donated works by Sharon Strouse, Connie Pearlstein, Snick Farkas, Mark Farina, Kingham of Kalifornia and a couple dozen others, all up for sale in a one-to-one “raffle”; on Dec. 13, at 2pm, a drawing decides on the order in which ticket-holders pick a painting. | 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208, 277-1344, Regular hours: Noon-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Artists in the Museum: Have an art fetish and love of natural history? Art for sale at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History showcases work by 15 local artists with 25 percent of proceeds going to the museum. An eclectic selection of everything from watercolor to pottery, textile art, photography, glass art, gourd art, and jewelry will be on display 5-8:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 2. | 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716,

PENINSULA POTTERS Open House: Each Saturday, from Nov. 28 to Christmas, the 10 member artists (and four new members) of this pottery and ceramics collective invite the public to browse their working studio, watch demos and talk to artists over refreshments. Visitors can also win handmade ceramics created on-site. It takes place 11am-4pm Saturdays, starting Nov. 28. | 2078 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 372-8867.

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 artist herself will be available December 6 to discuss her work. The show is up until January 11, 2010. | 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.

YOUTH ARTS COLLECTIVE Annual Fall Art Show: The dozens of young artists, aged 14-22, of this non-profit after-school arts studio put on a sprawling exhibition/fundraiser with all manner and direction of creative expression. Donations are appreciated, but you’ll appreciate the youthful, spirited art even more. It closes in January. | 472 Calle Principal, Monterey. 375-9922, Regular hours: 3-7pm Fri, noon-4pm Sat.



CAMALDOLI HERMITAGE This monks retreat in the Big Sur mountains offers new attractions – a bookstore and gift shop, and an art exhibit featuring Dan Cronin’s White Series of acrylics and mixed media, Margaret Rose’s plein air miniatures, Sophia Christine’s icons and jewelry, Lynne Jays’ oils and Fr. Arthur Poulin’s prints and Br. Emmaus’ giclees. The show runs through December. | 62475 Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-0189, 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.

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

post ranch inn Celebrated photographer Bryant Austin snaps shots of endangered whales in special ocean regions like the the Kingdom of Tonga. In one instance, while he was taking a picture of a baby humpback, its mother tapped him on the shoulder with her dorsal, just to alert him that she was near. His to-scale photos of whales engage the senses while spreading awareness and empathy about the survival of these amazing mammals. | Sierra Mar Restaurant, Post Ranch Inn, Highway 1, 27 miles south of Carmel, Big Sur. 646-1939, 667-2800,

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 Inspiring Landscapes: David Dilworth color photographs of Big Sur. | 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 Various works by Johnny Apodaca. | Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 250-7031. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Sat-Mon.

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 Santa Cruz artist Margaret Rinkovsky’s exhibition explores the mechanisms of perception and memory, the human thought process, and the workings of human nature using dense layers of oil paint that reflect and absorb light. Her pieces have been featured in the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and the De Saisser Museum in Santa Clara. | Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. 624-7491, Regular hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.

CARMEL BAY COMPANY Erin Lee Gafill: New works painted by Erin Lee Gafill during the Carmel Art Fest are displayed. | Seven Arts Building, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel. 747-4711, 624-3868, Regular hours: 10am-5pm.

CARMEL FOUNDATION July Artist of the Month: Trish McCann presents her exhibit, The Mind’s Eye – It’s All About Freedom of Expression, a mixture of photography and photocollage that explores architectual lines and forms that evolve into abstract art. | 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 In the Footsteps of Father Junipero Serra, 1750-1758: The Five Folk-Baroque Mission Churches of Mexico’s Sierra Gorda: Jeffrey Becom and Richard Perry exhibit of photographs and pen and ink drawings depicting Serra’s early, elaborate mission churches founded in Central Mexico’s state of Queretaro 20 years prior to California’s. | 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 2009 Juried Exhibition at Center for Photographic Art: For months, the CPA’s been calling for photographic submissions for this juried show curated by Al Weber. Here it is, filled with works by Jeffrey Becom, Rachael Short, Jerry Takigawa, Kim Weston, Kenneth Parker, Bert Ihlenfeld, Larry Blackwood, Tom Sinclair, Craig Alan Huber, Allison Lake and others… about 60 others. It runs until Dec. 4, at which time the works will be auctioned off. | Sunset Center, San Carlos and Ninth, Carmel. 625-5181, 626-1766, Regular hours: 1-5pm 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 ARTS II Born of Fire: 20-year Richard MacDonald retrospective. | Lincoln and Sixth, Suite G, Carmel. 624-8200.

GALLERY I FINE ART Artist Moses Nyanhongo of Zimbabwe is making his first American appearance here on the Peninsula. An exhibition of his sculptures will show works of art in different stages of their development, a workshop and display of the tools he uses will be on hand for the public to personally view how this artist performs his craft. Nyanhongo, a 24 year old emerging artist, who has presented his work in Germany and South Africa will bring his latest artwork to his Carmel debut. He is the younger brother of well known artists’ Agnes and Gedion who have been represented by Gallery i for 11 years. | Ocean and Mission, Carmel. 626-1617, 10am-6pm daily. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

GALERIE PLEIN AIRE Works of plein air landscapes by local artist. | Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 625-5686, 11am-5pm Thu-Mon.

GALLERY NORTH 15 local painters, sculptors and glass and gourd artists, and guest artists like Janet Roberts, Barbara Kreitman and Cynthia Johnson Bianchetta. | Northwest corner of Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 620-1987, http:// Regular hours: 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sun.

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

GALLERY 21 Works by various artists, including Eyvind Earle’s expressionistic landscape paintings, Audrey Lynne Cook’s animal sculptures and Mark Bava’s bronze sculpture. | Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 625-1738, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

GEORGE STERN FINE ARTS A proponent of California Impressionism and American Scene paintings, George Stern Fine Arts hosts an exhibition of paintings of and around Carmel, dating from 1880-1940. They contrast that historical show with the works of contemporary artists William Maughan, Jesse Powell and Jim McVicker. | 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.

MARJORIE EVANS GALLERY Carmel sculptor Steven Whyte displays three of his art series in a public exhibition at the the Marjorie Evans Gallery of Carmel’s Sunset Center. The impressionistic cast-bronze sculptures from the sculptor’s Six Inch Square Studies, Stance and Anthropological Body Studies. It’s up through September. | Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 620-2052. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

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

MIMOSA Ceramic artist Kathleen DeBoard showcases her new works alongside new oil paintings by Andy Williams. Williams’ pieces include Images of Tuscany, Still Life and Tasty Pastries. | 161 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 620-0525. Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

MOUNTAINSONG GALLERIES California Art: This new gallery focuses on the expansive topic of California in original oils, acrylics, photographs and bronzes by a roster of seven artists, including Tomiko Bailey, Deborah Groesser, Jerry Warner and others. | Ocean and 3 SE of San Carlos, Carmel. 626-0600, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

NEW MASTERS GALLERY One Man Art Show: The award winning artist, Kevin Courter, is bringing 50 of his oil paintings to the Carmel gallery. Courter who has previously won best in show and people’s choice award at the Carmel Art Festivals will be on hand to show his paintings of early California to the public. | 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 Autumn Landscapes: photographs by Christopher Burkett. | Ocean Avenue and Dolores, Carmel. 625-1587, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

PORTNOY GALLERIES Local landscape painter Larry Miller brings his soft palette and tranquil coastal settings to Portnoy Galleries again with 30 new pieces. His work has also been on exhibit at the Oakland Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Art. | Sixth and San Carlos, Carmel. 624-1155, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun-Mon.

rip squeak gallery The husband and wife team of locals Julia and Maurice Harvey are the creatores of the Rip Squeak series of imaginative and colorful childrens books. Their downtown gallery displays work from the books and paintings of other subjects like the beautiful and scenic Peninsula. | Ocean between Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel. 626-1127.

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.

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 Poet of the Land and Sea: works by Mario B. Simic. | San Carlos and Fifth, Carmel. 624-7522, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Thu, 10am-10pm Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm Sun.

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 From Studio to Gallery to Auction: Steven Whyte sculptures in the Marjorie Evans Gallery through September. | San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 620-2048, Regualr hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH From Paris to Pacific Grove: Bill Clausen’s painted nature scenes of the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe and France. This show exhibits his latest watercolors. | 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 The gallery presents a meditative journey across Asia through Rolfe Horn’s latest exhibit, Japan, a nature-inspired collection of black-and-whites taken on travels through different parts of the country. Also showing are works by Henri Carier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Jeffrey Becom, Rod Dresser, Chip Hooper and others. | Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453, Regular hours: 10:30am-5:30pm Thu-Tue.

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.

MASAOKA DESIGN GALLERY The Glass Pumpkin Patch: Works of hand-blown glass in the form of pumpkins from local artists Nick Leonoff, Nancy Francioli and Alan Masaoka. Through Nov. 23. | 13766 Center St., Suite G-2, Carmel Valley. 659-4953, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun, call for appointment.

PARSONAGE VILLAGE GALLERY Quilts and various works. | 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 659-7322.

VALLEY GIRLS Carmel Valley Art Association Grand Opening: CVAA celebrates their new gallery at the Valley Girls Gallery with a show featuring works by member artists Mireille Barmann, Karuna Licht, Warren Poirtras, Susan Whitely and others. Of special note, Jody Royee, Alan Stacy and the Weekly’s own Windy Osborn are featured artists. | 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, Regular hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun.

WILD HEART GALLERY Labor, The Land & Love of Country: multiple artist juried show. | 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, who paints galaxies, Ammo, who crosses mediums, and tattoo artists Kenny Curtis and Joe Villanpando. | 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.


Alternative Café in downtown monterey Echo: In one of the storefronts near the Golden State Theatre, the Alt Cafe stages a retrospective that reaches back in time to re-introduce Monterey audiences to the Seaside gallery’s past shows from Eric Joyner, new stuff from Gabe Leonard, Shepard Fairey rare prints, Carlos Villas, Andrew Jackson, David Cho prints, Ron English. It’s up until it comes down, and there will be intermittent hours thereafter, so call for appointment. A slice of Seaside freshness in Oldtown. | Alvarado Avenue, Downtown Monterey. 583-0913,

ALVARADO GALLERY An exhibit of three artists with varied takes on Monterey: Carol Keyes retraces Monterey’s history with 3D and mixed media paintings; Dorothy Smith Stoffey’s watercolors paint a picture of the Presidio’s pre-World War II horse regiment, the 11th Cavalry; Andy Williams’ oils and cut-outs hone in on local surf scenes and culture. | Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-5648, Regular hours: 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

ANTON GALLERY Dark until further notice. | 701 Hawthorne St., Monterey. 655-1490.

BUTTERFLY AND LANTERN Artist3: Santa Cruz acrylic artist and transplant from Uganda, Kali Kata m’Bula; world traveled oil painter Germine Hatcher; and watercolorist Dwight Chism, who studied in Gambia. | 845 Wave St., Monterey. 655-0303, 333-1396, Regular hours: Noon-5pm, by appointment.

CAFE 316 Show of Hands: Prolific photographer Michelle Magdalena puts up her latest exhibit, Show of Hands, a literal and symbolic meditation on hands, at the newly opened Cafe 316. The show also previews an upcoming Big Sur Nude Photo Workshop. | Cafe 316, 316 Alvarado St., Monterey. 324-4566, 714-856-2341.

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 Fishing Gear and Memorabilia: The collection of vintage commercial fishing gear and memorabilia of the Italian father of Tina Martinez. | 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.

EAST VILLAGE COFFEE LOUNGE Works from various artists. | 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-5601, Regular hours: 6am-closing Mon-Fri, 7am-closing Sat-Sun.

EMILY BROWN STUDIO GALLERY Local Recognition: Urban Art for the Masses. | 700 Cannery Row, Suite SS, Monterey. 559-302-8129.

GALLERY I FINE ART The Cannery Row gallery shows works by Andrew Jackson, and both locations exhibit stone sculpture from Gideon and Agnus Nyanhongo, Toland Sands’ dichroic glass sculpture, and Scottish artist Angus Wilson. | 685 Cannery Row, Monterey. 375-1617, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

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

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

MONTEREY CONFERENCE CENTER New Exhibits: The City of Monterey and Monterey Conference Center present three new featured artists at Alvarado Gallery. Bonny Lhotka’s exhibit, Natural Order, features a collection of 3-D images with animation lenticula photos inspired by nature. Jim Edkins’ exhibit, Peninsula Plein Air, uses oil to convey the raw power of nature. Don DeNivi’s exhibit, Sunlit Sights, is a collection of watercolor pieces of landscapes and lighthouses. | One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3770, 242-8743, Regular hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

MONTEREY CUSTOM FRAMING Photography and drawings of the Monterey area from Jan Trojan, paintings by Marcia Perry, drawings from Coralyn Coble. | 468 Calle Principal, Monterey. 657-9191, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat.

MONTEREY MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM Eight paintings, including “Town Gossip” by E. Charlton Fortune, that have been in the museum’s collection since 1959. | 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. 372-2608 x17, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sun. Donations accepted.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART-LA MIRADA A new show by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Licardi continues the Monterey Museum of Art’s series of modern art exhibitions. Licari will be creating a piece of art by painting directly on MMA gallery walls, using the space as a laboratory for paintings, drawings, sculptures and a site-specific work as part of the “In Process” series featuring new projects by emerging and mid-career artists. The Licari show is up through Feb. 14, 2010, simultaneously with Art on Paper – Contermporary Works from the Collection. | 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477 x101, Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART-PACIFIC Miniatures – a holiday tradition of the Monterey Museum of Art since 1969, when it had its modest beginning showing Christmas trees decorated with handmade ornaments – has turned into one of MMA’s most popular institutions, now displaying over 300 works of donated paintings, photography, prints, drawings and sculpture 7 by 9 inches or smaller. Visitors have the option of buying raffle tickets ($5 each or $30 for a book of seven) to win an art piece of their own, with all proceeds benefiting Museum programs. The show is running contemporaneously with an exhibition by Monterey Peninsula artist Pam Carroll, a “trompe l’oeil” (fool the eye) painter who does rigorous portrayals of lemons, seashells or portraits, and runs through March 21, 2010; Miniatures runs through Jan. 3, 2010. | 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477 x101, $5/admission. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

MONTEREY PENINSULA AIRPORT GALLERY Three historic exhibits are unveiled: Pieces of History features artifacts drawn from private and public Monterey County buildings, ranging from business uniforms to whale bone paving stones; Against the Odds: Pioneer Women of Monterey County highlights portraits and stories of influencial women; and Pieces of the West includes pastel drawings of the Old West by San Benancio Middle School students. The exhibits have been extended. | 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey. 648-7910,

MONTEREY PENINSULA ART FOUNDATION GALLERY Variations in Art: 30 local artists come together to bring their unique style and medium to the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery for the opening of this exhibit. Featuring sculptures, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, prints, knits, greeting cards, silks, and a wide variety of different styles. The show runs through Jan. 15. | 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE ART GALLERY The gallery hosts two artists, both from the Midwest, who work in two different mediums but together formulate a multi-media show. Kim William Fink, a printmaking professor at University of North Dakota, uses vibrant color, layering and juxtaposition to address symbols in pop culture and science. Photographer Karen Klein from St. Paul, Minnesota, creates black-and-white melanges of womens’ lives. The show is comprised of metaphor, symbols, architecture, patterns, intrigue and humor, says Gallery Director Melissa Pickford. | 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-3060, Regular hours: 10am-3pm Tue-Fri.

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 AND FRIENDS GALLERY Various illustrations. | 751 Cannery Row, Ste. 101, Monterey. 643-9999,

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 Contemporary art by Mary Titus and others. | Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. 649-4234 x1805,

VENTURE GALLERY The artists at the gallery inside the Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa have joined forces for more than 20 years. They put together a show of the member artists of the co-op as an homage to that kind of long-standing collaboration. The works cross mediums. | Portola Hotel & Spa, 260 Alvarado St., Monterey. 372-6279, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

WAVE STREET STUDIOS Occasional local and visting artists; call for information. | 774 Wave St., Monterey. 655-2010, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily, call for details.

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,


HAUTE ENCHILADA GALLERY UNO Two large galleries and a Victorian restaurant house works by photographer Janice Davis and fine art jeweler Paulette Sousa, with 29 other artists on display. Featured artists include Amy Glover and Teresa Brown.| 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 633-5843, 633-3743, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

HAUTE ENCHILADA GALLERY DOS Newly opened second Haute Enchilada gallery, with works of juried art from dozens of artists, including 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 Bonnie Bisbee, a graduate of Ecole des Beau and former member of Norman Steigelmeyer’s “visionary art movement” group, shows her colorful and vibrant paintings and prints, which are based on her experiences in reality and the dream world. | 309 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-9775, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, by appointment Sun-Mon.

BACK PORCH FABRICS A collaborative quilt show by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston. | 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun.

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.

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.

LE BEAU SOLEIL GALLERY The gallery presents an exhibit featuring the work of Barbara Norton and others. Norton’s artistic style ranges from abstract to nearly abstract. The gallery, celebrating six years of displaying local artists artwork, has an exhibition space made just for them to present their pieces to the public. | 210 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046, Regular hours: Thu-Sat 10am-5pm.

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.

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.

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.

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 New gallery of 11 artists’ eclectic works like acrylic cloudscapes, landscapes and seascapes by the Strouses, jewelry by Catherine Wilkinson (proceeds from her sales benefit Mercy Beyond Borders), Georgia Robertson and Cindy Wilbur, and other works spanning watercolors, collage, photography and ceramics. | 178 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 647-1068,

TILLIE GORT’S Identically Different: Identical twins Suzette and Suzanne Sayles star in a dual show of their floral watercolors, colorful, organic works that range from calla lillies to sunflowers to roses to onions. | 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4497, 373-0335.


@ RISK Exclusive Ink: Art sale and exhibition by the employees of Exclusive Ink tattoo shop in Salinas, featuring tattoo inspired paintings and other works. Started in July 2008, the gallery works in conjunction with Dorothy’s Place to organize programs for teenagers and to showcase local street artists. | 14 Soledad St., Salinas. 757-3838, 455-5964. Regular hours: 1-2:30pm Mon, 12:30-2:30pm Tue, 12:30-3:30pm Thu.

GREGORY ARTIST STUDIO Drawings and cartoons by Squid Row creator Bridgett Spicer. | 10 W. Gabilan St., Salinas. 776-3593. Regular hours: By appointment.

HARTNELL GALLERY David Ligare: New abstract paintings, including “The Line of Apelles,” a meditation on art history dating back to ancient Greece, and other works that draw from ancient Egypt and the Pythagoran era. | Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. 484-2262, 755-6791. Regular hours: 10am-8pm.

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER Exhibits about John Steinbeck, including kiosks, films, and displays; various temporary exhibits. | 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4721, Museum admission. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun.

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.

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.


FINE ART BASE Like Baby and Johnny, peanut butter and potato chips, and Arctic hot springs, fine art base’s artists’ exhibition celebrates the inspiration and stimulation that can ensue from the weaving of diverse elemets. The exhibtion rollos out new works by members like Ron Baldwin, Ellen Osborne, Robert Carver, Elizabeth Russell. | 652 Redwood Ave., Sand City. 917-455-2844,

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

OL’ FACTORY CAFÉ Dual Art Show: acrylic paintings and woodblock prints and giclees by Erin E. Hunter and Ian Harlow. | 1725 Contra Costa, Sand City. 394-7336, Regular hours: 7am-close daily.

SWEET ELENA’S CAFE Johnny Apodaca exhibits his new abstract work at Sweet Elena’s. | 465 D Olympia Ave., Sand City. 393-2063. Regular hours: 7:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat.

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


Alternative Café Three world renowned artists with very unique styles take center stage at the Gallery at The Alternative Café. Anne Faith Nicholls, renowned for her freelance art and illustrations, draws inspiration from surrealism, folk art, nature, rare books and daily life. Her pieces reflect her influence from the Low Brow/Pop Surrealism and Neo-Folk art movements. Patrick Segui, mostly known for his carved dioramas, brings his paintings to the public for the first time with 13 small pieces for Friday the 13. Travis Louie brings his imaginary world to the canvas with his original paintings of human oddities, mythical beings and otherworldly characters set in formal portraits from the Victorian/Edwardian era. It comes down Dec. 14. | 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 583-0913, Regular hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, noon-3pm Sat.

AVERY GALLERY For weeks, Seaside’s Avery Gallery has been collecting, judging and sorting art from adults (hence, the ambiguous “adult art” moniker) for a show that shows off the community’s best efforts. It’s up and ready for perusal Nov. 4 – Dec. 11. The artworks range from landscapes to “animal art” to 3-D pieces. | City Hall, 440 Harcourt St., Seaside. 899-6800, 899-6811. Regular hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Thu.

FRAMES ON BROADWAY A Tribute to Trees: Photographer Ken Doo showcases his photographs of trees in the Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo Nation of Arizona. | 815 Broadway Ave., Seaside. 394-9394. Regular hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat.


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