OPENING THIS WEEK
alternative café Garter Belts and Gasoline II: Last weekend of the second annual underground art exhibit that revolves around the subjects of sexy women, fast cars and ‘50s culture. Original works from Eric Joyner, Big Al, Mike Giant, Susan Heidi, April May, the Alt Cafe’s resident filmmaker (and the show’s curator) Tanem, Jessica “Tink” Whiteside and others. 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. 583-0913, http://www.thealternativecafe.com. Regular hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, noon-3pm Sat.
AVERY GALLERY The members of the nonprofit CCAA, whose homebase is Cannery Row, fill Seaside’s city hall with new work for the month of August. The opening reception is 7-8:30pm, 8/14 and will be attended by some of the participating artists. City Hall, 440 Harcourt St., Seaside. 899-6800, 899-6811. Regular hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri.
First Night Call for Artists: First Night is accepting applications and proposals for the 17th annual installment of their New Year’s Eve celebration. They seek large scale site-specific public art like sculptures, projections, installations; 20-30 minute music, acting, dance and performance art; interactive workshops. Proposals are due 5pm Aug. 14, mailed to P.O. Box 185, Monterey, CA 93942 or dropped off at Archer Park Community Building. Archer Park Community Building, 542 Archer St., Monterey. 601-2375, www.firstnightmonterey.org.
Haute Enchilada Gallery Uno With two large galleries and a Victorian restaurant as venues, Haute Enchilada’s art shows/open houses are like a mini art festival. This one features photographer Janice Davis and fine art jeweler Paulette Sousa, with 29 other artists on display. 2-5pm, 8/16. 7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 633-5843, 633-3743, http://www.hauteenchilada.com/cafe.html. Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.
JAMES J. RIESER FINE ART Peggi Kroll captures the beauty in every day life through quirky still lifes and small paintings, using very few brush strokes and a bold palette, accentuating subjects with strong values. Runs through Aug. 31. Dolores and Fifth, Carmel. 620-0530. Regular hours: 11am-5pm.
pacific grove art center 40th Anniversary Party: Birthday celebration with performers, refreshments and commemorative t-shirts ($15). Art includes animal prints by Noriko Constant, Alice Geller-Robertson and Pamela Takigawa; mixed media by artist-scholar Mohammed Al-Sadoun, Ph.D., on Middle East issues; Yvonne Gorman’s watercolor landscapes of the Peninsula; and underwater photography by Sara Shoemaker. Party is 4-10pm, 8/15. 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-2208, http://www.pgartcenter.org. Regular hours: Noon-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.
spca benefit shop Local artists show their support for animals at this benefit exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and more. The opening reception will offer refreshments, a raffle for works of art, will be attended by showcased artists, with proceeds going to the SPCA. 4-6pm, 8/20. 26364 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel. 624-4211.
pebble beach Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition at the 18th Fairway: Exhibition that coincides with the Concours d’Elegance of fine art with an automotive motif. Must have Concours ticket for access. Pebble Beach Golf Links, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. 647-7500.
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, http://www.delcampogallery.com. 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, http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com. Regular hours: 8am-10pm.
Hawthorne Gallery The work of the Hawthorne family. 30 miles south of Rio Road, opposite Nepenthe Restaurant, Hwy. 1, Big Sur. 667-3200, http://www.hawthornegallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm.
Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe The Abstracted Landscape: paintings by Erin Lee Gafill. Nepenthe Restaurant, Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-2347, http://www.nepenthebigsur.com. 10:30am-7pm.
sofanya’s studio in the redwoods New paintings and sculpture by Sofanya, including “essence portraits,” works by Robert Parco and other local artists. Call for appointment or see website for workshops and events. Between Carmel and Big Sur. 626-2876, http://www.sofanya.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 New studio gallery of one of the county’s most prolific and celebrated artists, Johnny Apodaca, containing his abstract paintings. 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, http://www.avalongallery.com.
Big Sur Gallery Combined exhibit with the works of the Gallery at Ventana. 26543 Carmel Rancho Shopping Center, Carmel. 624-1172. Regular hours: 11am-4pm.
carl cherry center Meditations: Kay Kaminski and Sue Dirksen credit their artistic inspiration to Buddist philosophy, Zen masters, and the challenge of painting, using elements such as color, surface, and structure. Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. 624-7491, http://www.carlcherrycenter.org. Regular hours: 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.
carmel art association August Art Exhibit: Carmel Art Association presents their new exhibits: Carol Parker presents her exhibit In the Fields, featuring recent oils and watercolors of field workers, farmlands and vineyards. A portion of the show’s proceeds go to Ag Against Hunger. Local Figures exhibits paintings created by Gerard Martin and Christine Crozier inspired by local figures. The abstract oil/collage works of Heidi Hybl and the landscapes of Jan Wagstaff. Dolores between Fifth and Sixth, Carmel. 624-6176, http://www.carmelart.org. Regular hours: 10am-5pm daily.
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, http://www.carmelbaycompany.com. 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, http://www.carmelfoundation.org. Regular hours: 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am-3:30pm Sat, 1:30-3:30pm Sun.
carmel mission Carmel Mission in Art Retrospective, Phase III: Works on Paper. Free-$5. 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. 624-3600 x214, http://www.carmelmission.org. Regular hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat.
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, http://www.samjohnstonpaintings.com. 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, http://www.carmel-coffee.com. Regular hours: 6:30am-5pm daily.
center for photographic art People, Of and By Ansel Adams: Portraits of friends and family by the famed photographer Ansel Adams, and portraits of the famed photographer Ansel Adams by friends and family. Subjects include Georgia O’Keefe, Orville Cox, Robinson Jeffers, Edward Weston and more. Sunset Center, San Carlos and Ninth, Carmel. 625-5181, 626-1766, http://www.photography.org. 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, http://www.claypoolfreesegallery.com. Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.
Coast gallery carmel Two to Tango: Tim “The Frogman” Cotterill unveils his new, whimsical and colorful frog sculptures. Ocean and San Carlos, Carmel. 625-3200, http://www.coastgalleries.com.
dawson cole fine arts ii Born of Fire: 20-year Richard MacDonald retrospective. Lincoln and Sixth, Suite G, Carmel. 624-8200.
D.E. Craghead Fine Art Gallery Works by various artists; Salvation Army toy and food drive. Sixth and Dolores, Carmel.
galerie plein aire The gallery devoted to Monterey’s famed plein air tradition relocates in the bigger space of the former Highlands Gallery. Currently showing Jeff Daniel Smith, Cyndra Bradford, Howard Bradford (father) and Gerard Martin. Dolores and Sixth, Carmel. 625-5686, http://www.galeriepleinaire.com. 11am-5pm Thu-Mon.
gallery i fine art Still lifes from Angus Wilson, Jalinepol, Hassam, Eyvind, Zimbabwe sculptors Gideon and Agnes Nyanhongo, crystal sculptures by glass master Toland Sand, Martin Baro, Afro Celotto, Mitch La Plante and others. Ocean and Mission, Carmel. 626-1617, http://www.galleryifineart.com. 10am-6pm daily. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.
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:// www.gallerynorthcarmel.com. 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, http://www.gallery21.com. 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, http://www.sternfinearts.com. 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.
LAURYN TAYLOR FINE ART Miniatures exhibition. San Carlos and Seventh, Carmel.
Lu Lu’s Silk Art Gallery Chinese Folk House: Paintings by Chunming Yu. Mission and Fifth, Carmel. 620-1122. Regular hours: 10:30am-5pm.
mike ball Gallery In and Out of the Desert: New works by Steven Ruiz. Mission and Fifth, Carmel. email@example.com.
mimosa Local glass art and sculptures by Nick Leonoff and Nancy Francioli. 161 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 620-0525. Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun.
new masters gallery Works by Gerald Brommer, watercolorist. Dolores between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 625-1511, http://www.newmastersgallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-5:30pm.
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, http://www.themountainsonggalleries.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.
PHOTOgraphy WEST GALLERY Autumn Landscapes: photographs by Christopher Burkett. Ocean Avenue and Dolores, Carmel. 625-1587, http://www.photography.com. Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.
Portnoy Galleries New watercolors by award winning artist Miguel Dominguez. Sixth and San Carlos, Carmel. 624-1155, http://www.portnoygalleries.com. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun-Mon.
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, http://www.robertknightgallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Rodrigue studio Painter of the ubiquitous Blue Dog, artist George Rodrigue relocates his gallery in Carmel, doubling the size of his prior location. Dolores between Ocean and Seventh, Carmel. 626-4444, http://georgerodrigue.com. 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, http://www.sandybythesea.net. 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, http://www.simic.com. 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, http://www.janetrobertsfineart.com. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, weekends by appointment.
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, http://www.uucmp.org. Regular hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (call ahead).
weber goldsmith New, handcrafted and custom jewelry gallery. 107 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 626-7600, www.webergoldsmithgallery.com.
WESTON GALLERY Dual Purpose: Local photographer Chip Hooper captures the power and form of oceans and landscapes from the Pacific and New Zealand in large format gelatin silver prints. Robert Weingarten presents two series: 6:30am Pacific was photographed in Santa Monica at precisely 6:30am over the course of a year, while Palette and Artist is a tribute to various artists, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, on large format digital fine art prints. Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453, http://www.westongallery.com. 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, http://www.kargesfineart.com. 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, http://www.winfieldgallery.com. 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 Walfrido and Wight: Hawaiian themed show featuring Walfrido and David Wight. Known as a “Romantic Realist,” Walfrido uses light reflection to capture the beauty of Californian and Hawaiian Coasts. Washington-born David Wight sculpts molten glass into luminescent waves. (Wayland Galleries recommends guests to be 18 or older as there is some adult content.) 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, blagoart.com.
carmel valley art association Spring and Summer: months-long exhibition by member artists. 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, http://www.carmelartassociation.org. 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, http://www.lyonsheadgallery.com. 11am-5pm Tue-Sat.
Masaoka Design Gallery Play with Fire: A show of recent glass works by Nick Leonoff. 13766 Center St., Suite G-2, Carmel Valley. 659-4953, http://www.masaokaglassdesign.com. 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: Phyllis Matoff’s nature art and Deborah Russell’s water color illustrations are featured, alongside many other CVAA artists. 13766 Center St., Carmel Valley Village. 659-2441, http://valleygirlsgallery.com. 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, http://www.wildheartgallery.com.
blackstone gallery Pigment prints of original paintings by Dan Beck at the winery gallery. 850 S. Alta St., Gonzales. 675-5341, http://www.blackstonewinery.com. 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, http://www.soltreasures.com.
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, http://www.marinalibraryconnection.org. Regular hours: Noon-8pm Tue-Wed, 10am-5pm Thu-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat.
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, http://www.monterey.org. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 They Used to Call Them Locusts: Accomplished local photographer, Michelle Magdalena, shows her photography at the film-centric cafe. Locusts contains stark, arresting and sometimes provocative black and white photographs of portraits and candid shots. 365 Calle Principal, Monterey. 920-2451.
California Views Photo Archives Thousands of historical Monterey and California photos. 469 Pacific St., Monterey. 373-3811, http://www.caviews.com. Regular hours: 11am-5:30pm Mon-Sat.
Christopher Bell Gallery Oils, jewelry, glass art, bronze and more. 200 Alvarado Mall, at Portola Hotel and Spa, Monterey. 649-0214, http://www.christopherbellgallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm.
east village coffee lounge Carnal: The local collaborative art crew Octopi Collective celebrates their anniversary with a show by members Margo Mullen, J.R. Uretsky, Weekly photographer Nic Coury, K*, Taylor Hawthorne, Michelle Magdalena Maddox and Paul Van de Carr. 498 Washington St., Monterey. 373-5601, http://www.eastvillagecoffeelounge.com. 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, http://www.galleryifineart.com. 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.
Miriam’s cafe Milk: Octopi Collective member Michelle Magdalena explores new waters with a photography show that aims her eye at the suppleness and sensuality of the female form. Described as an “intimate new body of work,” it occupies the intimate cafe as a preamble to a new season of photographic works to come. 615 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 277-5655, 224-2731. Regular hours: 7am-3pm Mon-Sat, 7am-1pm Sun.
Monterey conference center Locals Looking Outside the Box: six local artists show abstract work in various mediums under the direction of Dick Crispo. One Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3770, 242-8743, http://www.montereyconferencecenter.com. 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, http://www.mcfi.com. 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, http://www.montereyhistory.org. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sun. Donations accepted.
Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children’s Books: La Mirada’s newest exhibit transports the viewer through time with the help of classic illustrators like Ernest Shepard (The House at Pooh Corner), Trina Schart Hyman (Little Red Riding Hood) and 70 original illustrations from well known children’s books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Travels of Babar, and Jumanji. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-5477 x101, http://www.montereyart.org. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun.
Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Made in Monterey: MMA’s 50th year is celebrated with a retrospective of a century and a half of Monterey art, from Jules Tavernier to Armin Hansen to David Ligare and more. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477 x101, http://www.montereyart.org. 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, stories and personal items; and Pieces of the West includes pastel drawings of the Old West by San Benancio Middle School students. 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey. 648-7910, http://www.montereyairport.com.
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery Summer on the Row: More than 30 local artists present their original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, knits, silks, prints, and other works. 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267, http://www.mpaf.org. Regular hours: 11am-5pm daily.
monterey peninsula college art gallery Beyond the Familiar Glance: Works by Erika Lizee, Donovan Widmer’s found objects and metalworks, Jody Alexander’s book art and objects. 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-3060, http://www.mpc.edu. Regular hours: 10am-3pm Tue-Fri.
never on sunday Various works of art, crafts and humorous sundry. 251 Pearl St., Monterey. 372-1051, http://www.never-on-sunday.com. 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, http://www.orientations.us. Regular hours: 11am-5pm Tue-Sat.
pinckney photography Retrospective of the works of Jim Pinckney. 425 Pacific St., Monterey. 375-1964, http://www.jimpinckney.com.
rip squeak and friends gallery Various illustrations. 751 Cannery Row, Ste. 101, Monterey. 643-9999, http://www.ripsqueak.com.
sheila delimont studio GALLERY New studio gallery. 700 Cannery Row, Suite BB, Monterey. http://www.sheiladelimont.com.
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. Monterey Marriott, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey. 649-4234 x1805, http://www.marytitusart.com.
venture gallery Oil paintings by artist Barbara Svetlike and watercolors by Lou Roman are on display at the 20-year-old artist owned and opperated gallery. Their work is joined by paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and glasswork from their member artists. Portola Hotel & Spa, 260 Alvarado St., Monterey. 372-6279, http://www.venturegallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily.
wave street studios Occasional local and visting artists; call for information. 774 Wave St., Monterey. 655-2010, http://www.livenetworks.tv. Regular hours: 10am-6pm daily, call for details.
YOUTH ARTS COLLECTIVE Eighth Annual Summer Art Show at Youth Arts Collective: More than 150 pieces created by 50 “YACsters” ages 14-22 (as well as founders Meg Biddle and Marcia Perry), created during their 24-hour Art-a-Thon that took place on June 27. The works include acrylic, colored pens and sculpture. On display through October. All proceeds from sold art benefit YAC. 472 Calle Principal, Monterey. 375-9922, http://www.yacstudios.org. Regular hours: 3-7pm Tue-Fri, noon-4pm Sat.
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, http://www.hauteenchilada.com/cafe.html. 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, http://www.artisanaonline.com. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, by appointment Sun-Mon.
back porch fabrics Local artist Joann Kiehn presents an exhibit of paintings and quilts of vivid imagery and brightly colored hand-dyed silks. 157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4453, http://www.backporchfabrics.com. 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. http://www.galleryat417.com.
Le Beau Soleil Gallery The Japanese pen-painted botanical watercolors of Sally Giddings Smith are featured at the gallery, alongside works by Carol Bestor, June Levin, Elizabeth Meyer, Kathy Sharpe and Murray Wagnon. 210 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046, http://www.lebeausoleilgallery.com. Regular hours: Thu-Sat 10am-5pm.
lisa coscino gallery Breakthrough H’Art: Art of the mentally ill and homeless. 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, http://www.lysakovartcompany.com. 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, http://www.nelsonoceanart.com.
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, http://www.pacificgrove.lib.ca.us. Regular hours: Noon-5pm Fri-Sat; noon-7pm Tues; 11am-6pm Tue-Wed.
pacific grove museum of natural history Feast of Lanterns Exhibition: Pacific Grove’s natural science museum holds a display of Feast of Lanterns paraphernalia that colorfully teases the upcoming 104-year-old festival. 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716, http://www.pgmuseum.org. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat.
people, places, things The newly opened fine art photography gallery shows photographers’ works: Dexter Farm recently trained his lens on community events; Leigh Fitz left Monterey returns to Monterey after a 20 year absence; Ellen Lent lends an “ethereal” effect to her black-and-white photographs. Refreshments served at the opening reception 6-9pm 8/7. 650 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 210-9593, http://www.photosbylaura.ifp3.com. 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 Mixed media and eclectic artist Lenore Perez presents bright colors and landscapes, photos and negatives of eye retinas in this art exhibition inspired by her work in an ophthalmologist’s office nine years ago. Each 9 x 12 abstract painting, which combines abstract acrylic with picture collage, is $100, and half of every painting is donated to the Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. 915-8325.
the loft gallery Works by various artists. 208 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-9887.
the works cafe Mood Pieces: Maria M. Prince’s evocative pinhole photography. 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 372-2242, http://www.theworkspg.com. Regular hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.
Tillie Gort’s Photographs, Artwork and Memorabilia of the 1960s and ‘70s: John McCleary, who authored Monterey Peninsula People and The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s and who once worked as a cook at Tillie Gort’s, displays his unique counterculture photographs of Monterey and signs his books. Various other artists also show their work. 111 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-4497.
@ 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 Arts Habitat presents their new Houses Art project for Hartnell College’s Independent Living Program. Each house-shaped painting showcases the creativity of the young artists in the ILP, a group focused on helping fostered youth “map their road to independence.” Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. 755-6791. Regular hours: 10am-8pm.
National Steinbeck center From This Stone to Anvil: Arthurian Legend Exposed and Abstracted: In theme with the 2009 Steinbeck Festival, the Octopi Collective has created a show about the Salinas author’s Arthurian book – The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights. Their show, From This Stone to Anvil: Arthurian Legend Exposed and Abstracted, is mixed media works created by the largely self-taught local artists in various mediums. 1 Main St., Salinas. 775-4721, http://www.steinbeck.org. 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, http://www.rollicks.com. 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, http://www.salinasvalleyartgallery.com. Regular hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun.
fine art base Industrial art space that houses contemporary art exhibits, workshops and events. 652 Redwood Ave., Sand City. 917-455-2844, http://www.fineartbase.org.
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, http://www.olfactorycafe.com. 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.
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.