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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:00 am


ARTS HABITAT Call for Art: The nonprofit art organization that, among other things, provides a creative outlet for at-risk youth, and also have their heart set on breaking ground on an ambitious mixed use creative building on former Fort Ord, is seeking works of art for their party and live and silent auctions on Oct. 16 at the Carmel Women’s Club. Donating artists will receive 50 percent of the pretax sale price. Contact Shermaine at | 3785 Via Nona Marie, Ste. 312, Monterey. 624-6111.

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. 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. Guests sip wine and enjoy hors d’oeuvres as they explore the exhibits, and a silent auction offers the chance to win a stay at a vacation home in Mexico for $25. | 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas. 484-2153, 455-2103. EAST VILLAGE COFFEE LOUNGE Scott Jacobs is distantly related to Daniel Chester French, the designer of the Lincoln Memorial, his grandparents met at Boston School of Fine Art, and even during his tour in the Navy, he did art. While he curates art at East Village, this show of his own works includes 30 new acrylics and a series based on animals at the Aquarium. It opens 6:30pm Saturday, Sept. 25. | 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-5601, Regular hours: 6am-closing Mon-Fri, 7am-closing Sat-Sun. GALLERY ELITE In the beginning, Russian painter Vladimir Muhin struggled to do his art. In the restrictive conformity of the former Soviet Union, individuality and unique artistic expressions was suppressed. His first teachers in Kazakhstan were sent there as punishment for their “artistic aspirations.” “I remember they were proud but they were broken,” he says. But his talent shone through, garnering attention even throughout his military career. He studied at Moscow Academy of Fine Art, a period he describes as “the best time in my life,” and from there he strode onto the world stage, where his works are enthusiastically collected. Gallery Elite has more than 20 of them through Sept. 30. | San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 625-2233, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. MONTEREY COUNTY ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR Line up those carpools, grab a map, plot it out and limber up: The sprawling, two-day studio tour is back. Its riches were conceived and created by nonprofits Artists Equity, with a grant from Arts Council for Monterey County, this roundup compells 63 working artists from Moss Landing to Pacific Grove to Carmel Valley to throw open their studios and play host to the public all day for conversation, observation and libation. Artists include Dick Crispo, Emy Ledbetter, Rollin Pickford, Alan Masaoka, folks from the Peninsula Potters, folks you’ve never heard of, a veritable smorgasbord of behind-the-scenes creativity. Pacific Grove Art Center offers a tasty preview sampler in one of their galleries of each artist’s work, opening 7-9pm Friday, Sept. 24, before you launch yourself into a fray 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, with map (see insert, this issue) in hand. Good luck. | Various locations throughout Monterey County.

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 while munching on light snacks and refreshments at the opening noon-3pm Saturday, Sept. 25. | 468 Calle Principal, Monterey. 657-9191, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART-PACIFIC Local artist Robynn Smith’s unique works combine painting, drawing, and printmaking. Today’s conversation between the artist and the museum’s chief curator (Polednik) gives guests an inside look at the process of creation and the inspiration behind an imaginative mind. A question and answer session allows the audience to join in on the discussion. It takes place 3pm Saturday, Sept. 25. | 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477 x101, $5/admission. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE ART GALLERY Uncommon Portraits: Santa Cruz artist D. Hooker presents portraits of an unexpected bent: oil paint, charcoal, glue and various collage materials blend to create portraits that speak with freshness and dynamism. She creates two-dimensional paintings on wood and plexiglass as well as wooden cigar boxes. Exhibit runs through Sept. 24. If you’ve ever looked into a mirror and seen a portrait you couldn’t decipher, take an intriguing look at Ms. Hooker’s take on the portrayal of the most interesting subject: other people. | 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-3060, $1/parking. Regular hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Fri. SYLVAN DESIGN & GALLERY The self-proclaimed “unconforming photographic artist” takes otherworldly black and white photos of imaginary landscapes mashed together in sci-fi juxtapositions. The solo show should be an eye opener, opening 6-9pm Friday, Sept. 24. | 613A Ortiz Ave., Sand City. 917-6226. Regular hours: 10am-4pm Thu, 1-7pm Sat, 1-7pm Fri.

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. It opens with a reception 4-7pm Saturday, Sept. 25, just after the countywide Monterey County Artist Studios Tour wraps. | 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, Regular hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun.



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 Phase 3: After installing an oh-so-urban show in a bare space in Seaside City Center in May, fine art base now presents a wild, out-door installation at Big Sur’s Henry Miller Library. Works made of found wood and other reclaimed materials erupt from the ground or dangle from tree branches. The pieces will be on display through August; you can check them out whenever you like, but if you go at night, specially positioned lights will bounce off of their reflective surfaces. | 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.

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 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.

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. . Regular hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.

CARMEL ART ASSOCIATION September Shows: CAA’s new round of shows include Pamela Carroll’s award-winning “pictorial illusionist” photo realist style, plein air California landscapes by Stan Robbins, Tim Sloan’s paen in oil to the Central Coast, Richard Tette’s pastoral oils and a special final show in the Founder’s Room of watercolors by longtime CAA member William F. Stone, Jr., who passed away last year. On Sept. 27, Carmel Art School instructor John McWilliams gives a free figurative painting demonstration at 7pm. | Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176, Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.

CARMEL BAY COMPANY John Chappel: John Chappel brings his ‘Curiosities in Steel and Cement’ including primitive masks, witch doctors, pterodactyls, jurassic mosquitos and nubian queens. Chappel’s affinity for natural materials is apparent as he shares his passion in a fun and creative way. | 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 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 Metaphors, Masks and Movement: The title of 2009 Juried Exhibition winners show represents three photographers featured. Through a lifetime of photographing and teaching, Richard Garrod is inspired to capture a moment with metaphor. His collection of inanimate objects unfold viewer’s eyes and give a comfy illusion that leaves them in the innocent moments he created. A beauty of movement allured Matthew Farris’s photographer-self when he made a trip to a Japan Garden. Also inspired by impressionist and modernist art, he portrays a vivid flow of colors in square space. Since Chester Ng was in a business world, Images and their global impact have amazed him. His focus particularly goes to picture the traditional exotic cultures, rituals and ceremonies that symbolize him as Mask. The exhibition is open through Oct. 16. | 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 Platinum + Unique: A Body of Work: Renowned figurative sculptor Richard MacDonald recreates the human body with fidelity to the spirit of movement, grace and athleticism. He’s shown his works throughout the world, including Japan, Korea, Italy and Washington D.C., for events and clients such as the U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach and Cirque du Soleil, and has been collected by former President Bill Clinton and former Senator and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, bestselling author Dean Koontz, singer Leanne Rimes and the late opera star Luciano Pavarotti. Now MacDonald offers a special two-day show of recent works including Bullwhip, Leap of Faith and pieces from his Royal Ballet Monument Project, done in bronze with platinum patina. | Lincoln and Sixth, Carmel. 624-8200, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm Sun.

EXPOSED Leon Morris: After walking away from a lucrative career with the corporate world, British photographer Leon Morris chased his passion – music. Luckily, he brought his camera with him. He’s photographed musical legends including Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Cab Calloway. Peep them in this new show, called Homage, in conjunction with the Monterey Jazz Festival, along with his photos of festival musicians Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal and Roy Hargrove, running through Oct. 15. | 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 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.

MARJORIE EVANS GALLERY Works by various artists. | Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. 625-5181. 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 Nick Leonoff: Take a journey through color, design and texture with Leonoff’s hand-blown glass works and experience the whimsical beauty of this Monterey County native’s collection. | 161 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 620-0525. Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.

MOUNTAINSONG GALLERIES Clark Little: World renowned “wave photographer” Clark Little has been featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show, and his work has landed on the covers of National Geographic, Sierra, Nikon and international magazines. He pays a visit to the new-ish Mountainsong Gallery to present 19 of his works as well as his new book, which he signs, amidst Hawaiian pizza and white wine. These guys know how to reinforce a theme. | Ocean and 3 SE of San Carlos, Carmel. 626-0600, Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.

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).

WESTON GALLERY Works by various artists. | Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453, Regular hours: 10:30am-5:30pm daily.

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

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.

M42 STUDIO/GALLERY Wow. Having just opened in March of this year, this gallery is raising the flag for progressive contemporary art in the heart of Carmel Valley Village. They began their assault on the staid with shows by Charlie Craddock (Craddock’s “Blue Force” airbrush piece is a harmony of chaos and calm) and Chris Love. This show, 6ix. recruits Craddock, Jeffrey Becom, Lucas Blok, Nancy Rawls Roberts, Meredith Stricker and Thom Cowen for a group show that challenges and moves forward the local contemporary scene in the same vein that Sand City’s fine art base did and Seaside’s Alternative Cafe does. Watch for these folks. | 16 B East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. 659-0242,

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.

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.

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.


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 Works by various artists. | 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.

CAFE 316 Between Two Worlds: Christian Marechal’s photographs grace the clean, modern space of Cafe 316 again, this time devoted to Jade de Palacios, now a neighbor living on the Peninsula and, at one time, a refugee from the civil war in her native El Salvado. Photographs of her youth in her Central American homeland are juxtaposed with Marechal’s recent portraits, showing the span of a life that ranged from war, hunger and deprivation to a life in full bloom as an international citizen and a witness to two vastly different worlds. | Cafe 316, 316 Alvarado St., Monterey. 324-4566, 714-856-2341. Regular hours: 7am-close Mon-Fri, 8am-close Sat-Sun.

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.

GALLERY I FINE ART Angus Wilson: Best known for his vivid still life paintings, Wilson can turn a breakfast table – with coffee and a croissant – into a piece reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen. Flowers, bright tablecloth and all. | 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.

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 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 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 Ansel Adams: Portrait of America: Ansel Adams is the creator of a legacy of photographs that captured the landscape, as well as the spirit, of the American West. He began to assemble a “museum sets” of his images to display at museums and institutions – a monumental and personally handpicked collection that his death in 1984 cut short of completion. But one of the few complete sets is currently on tour and MMA-La Mirada is the only West Coast venue to receive the collection of 70-plus images. It represents Adams curating himself, for posterity, for us. And now one can enjoy the works with audio headphone tours curated by the museum’s Marcelle Polednik. | 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 Treasures of the Row: The large Monterey art collective hosts a show of over 30 local artists working in paint, jewelry, sculpture, prints and fabrics. This show runs through October 12 and is free to the public. | 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267, Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.

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 Contemporary art by Mary Titus and others. | 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 In a salute to the U.S. Open, the co-op gallery puts on an open house, inviting patron to mingle over wine and apps among many of the 31 artists showing, including Patty Biederman, Mary Kay King, Howard Perkins and Stephen Tucker, in mediums ranging across oils, acrylics, pastels, stone sculpture, bronze and ceramics, accompanied by the lively music of Dick Robbins and the Ragtime Stompers. | 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.

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 UNO In addition to a bounty of local, regional and out-of-state artists on display, Haute Enchilada Uno houses the works of Pat Coniglio and her whimsical folk art cat portraits and Roberta Friedman’s functional ceramic art, and something less tangible in the air – atmosphere. | 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 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 Restructuring: The gallery devotes its space to a solo show of nearly 20 pieces by Tracy Parker. The paintings and reclaimed mixed media works include new geometric paintings informed by architecture – some more abstract than others, but all revolving around issues of development and urban conditions in a “conceptual, diagrammatic study.” | 309 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-9775, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, by appointment Sun-Mon.

BACK PORCH FABRICS Featured quilteres are local artist Elizabeth Olney and Heidi Woods. | 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453, Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun.

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 ART CENTER New Exhibits: Five new exhibits prove any materials can be transformed into art. “The 21st Annual Monterey County Artists Studio Tour” features 64 artists including glass blowers, jewelers, photographers potters, wood carvers and more. “Waking John Random” shares the local artist’s works made of mostly recycled materials. He’s known for the fountain ‘Sanctuary’ on Cannery Row and ‘Y2K’ at the Henry Miller Library. “Studio Artists of the Pacific Grove” reveals behind-the-door creations with collage, fiber, hand painted silk, needle point, etc. The “Work of Studio Artist JoAnn Kiehn” signifies fabric works of a unique colors and hand made warmness. “The Historic Home Tour” introduces local Victorian and venerable houses. | 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208, Regular hours: Noon-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.

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 Works by various artists. | 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 Works by various artists. | 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242, Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.


@ 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.

ARTISTIC HANGUPS Works by various artists. | 257 John St., Salinas. 757-4703, 776-3593. Regular hours: By appointment.

HARTNELL GALLERY Chris Winfield, an educated artist from Washington University, displays his most composed collection including highly original paintings filling the visual arts center at Hartnell College. Winfield directed his passion towards constructing a gallery of his private collections for a first attempt at a one-man show. The support of his loving family prolongs his passion for art, creative energy and visual language. Winfield’s artistic inspirations include 5th and 6th century cave paintings from India that have evolved into his delicate,bright colored geometric elements. | Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. 484-2262, 755-6791. Regular hours: 10am-8pm.

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.

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER Steinbeck Festival Show: The authors and dignitaries who came from all corners of the country and the world to celebrate the 30th Steinbeck Festival are gone. But the art shows that added a visual dimension to the festivities is still here. The photographs of Tamra Dempsey are meant to invoke scenes from Steinbeck’s stories. Randy Wells’ retraced Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley journey in photos. And the Salinas Valley Art Association collaborate on Flowers and Travel. All three shows are free with regular admission, and are up until Oct. 22. . | 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.

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.


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

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.

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 A Trip Worthwhile: Gene Guynn’s fleshy, messy portraits and Christopher Polentz’s skewed paintings of oddly affecting people share some DNA, Jason Snyder’s ominous paintings of partial people (you’ll see what I mean) is disturbing, while Patrick Deignan’s series of paintings of spooked out altie chicks looks creepy, but the emotional heart is a meditation on the loss of his father. That edgy stuff is buffered by the fantastical patterns of fractals and flowers by Erica Steiner. | 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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