ArtListings: Reflections: The Work of Billie Simpson, a retrospective of the late artist’s work, runs Jan 7 to Feb 17 at the PG Art Center.

| openings | events |

Artist Loft Co-op January exhibit of co-op members. 700 Cannery Row, Suite RR, Monterey. 655-2222. Ends 1/28.

Avery Gallery League of American Pen Women. Reception: 1/14, 7-8:30pm. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. 899-6811. Ends 1/28.

Monterey Museum of Art Artists’ Miniatures 2004. Annual fundraiser and raffle features 300 works of art donated by California artists. $5/each; $25/six. Drawing: 1/4/05. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477.

Pacific Grove Art Center Four exhibits: Reflections: The Work of Billie Simpson; Women in Repose, paintings by Erin Lee Gafill; Variations of Three Still Lifes, multimedia printing by Connie Boggess; and figure photography by Catherine Lau. Reception: 1/7, 7-9pm. 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove.375-2208 or Ends 2/17.

| ongoing exhibits |

Alvarado Gallery ImageMakers: A Celebration of Western Life and Cowboy Culture. Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 646-3949. Ends 1/8/05.

Bookbuyers Toward an Alchemy of Place. Local landscapes in oil by Michael McDonald. Also mixed media works by Tatyana Apraksina. 600 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. 375-4208.

The Butterfly and Lantern Holiday Festival. Watercolors and oils by Julie Reader. Acrylics by Christine Colón, Josie Cameron, Ami Magill. Ceramics by Arthur Rodgers and Cheryl Watts. 709A Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-0303. Ends 1/10/05.

Café Stravaganza Painted photo/art sale by Kira Carillo Corser. 241 Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel. 625-3733 or

Carmel Art Association Miniature Show: Petite treasures painted by participating members of the Carmel Art Association in various media. New work by Julie Brown Smith. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 624-6176 or Ends 1/4/05.

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. Local photographer Steve Zmak exhibits black-and-

white photos of the central California coast. The Barnyard, Highway 1 at Rio Rd., Carmel. 883-4459 or

Coastal Arts and Crafts Gallery The California landscapes of oil painter Peggy Olsen. Formerly the Art House. 226 17th St., Pacific Grove. 655-6995.

Coastal Impressions 150 framed and unframed oil and acrylic plein air paintings that capture the essence of California’s Central Coast; by appt. 2014 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove. 277-5445.

Elkhorn Studio Holiday celebration featuring contemporary works in concrete by Mark Lesnick, and functional art in metal by Gail Gering. 8048 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing. 632-0252.

Galeria Tonantzin 13th Annual Images of the Virgin. 115 Third St., San Juan Bautista. 623-2783 or Ends 1/19/05.

Gallery at Four One Seven Holiday Open House. Sculpture by James Bajari; Paintings by Jane Bradford, Charlsie Kelly, Barbara Svetlik and Dai Thomas; plus holiday miniature paintings and cards. 417 Cannery Row, Monterey. 645-9923. Ends 1/15/05.

Gallery North Grandes et petites: a one-man show by Tom Davies. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 620-1987.

Gallery at Ventana Winter Celebration: Carolyn Mary Kleefeld’s Latest Art Exhibit. Ventana, Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-2789 or

Hacienda Carmel Choreography of the Brush: New Work in Traditional Sumi Ink. Carmel Valley Road at Via Mallorca, Carmel Valley. 624-8261.

Hauk Fine Arts Early and contemporary California art. Belle Yang, Armin Hansen, Percy Gray, Pam Carroll, Judith Deim, M. DeNeal Morgan, Edgar Payne, and others. 206 Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove. 373-6007.

Hawthorne Gallery Paintings and sculptures by Gregory Hawthorne and family and others. Opposite Nepenthe Restaurant on Highway 1, Big Sur. 667-3200 or

Huneck Gallery Work by Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. Ocean between Mission and San Carlos, Carmel. 620-0369.

Jack Gallery Work by Tom Everhart, the only artist licensed to do artistic paintings and lithography of the Peanuts characters. 685 Cannery Row, #113, Monterey. 242-2100.

JKLM Studios Uncommonly Common. Keri Marion and Jesse Lewis explore the idea of making the ordinary extraordinary through their paintings. 700 Cannery Row, Ste EE, Monterey. 657-9769 Ends 1/11/05.

Karthia Studios Elizabeth Haughton: one-of-a-kind jewelry; Michel Tsouris: paintings in tar, oil and wax. Plus new work by all gallery artists. 8048 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 422-2722

Lauryn Taylor Fine Art Sugar and Spice: Festive holiday paintings, sculpture and photography by 12 award-winning artists. San Carlos between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 624-1161. Ends 1/12/05.

Local Color Watercolors and giclée prints by Helen Jerene. Plus, arts and crafts by over 160 local artists. The Village Shops, 46840 Highway 1, Suite #6, Big Sur. or 667-0481.

The Lewis Gallery The work of painter Michael Dvortcsak and local sculptor Gustavo Torres. Masters of color, form and texture. NW corner of Dolores and 6th, Carmel. 625-3820

Lisa’s Studio and Sketches Collection Oils and watercolors by Lisa Bryan. Court of the Fountains, Mission at 7th, Carmel. 626-5435.

Masaoka Design Gallery The Winter Glass Show: a selection of unique, handmade glass gift items and home decor. 13766 Center Street, Carmel Valley Village. 659-4953. Ends 1/31/05.

Mission Gallery New Old West by Bob Coronato. 106 Third St., San Juan Bautista. 623-2960.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Los Ojos del Mar. Exhibition of artwork by contemporary Latino Artists in California. Main Floor of the Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. 646-1939. Ends 1/2/05.

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Monterey Museum of Art Geography of Memory: Works on Paper by Roger Shimomura. 559 Pacific St., Monterey. 372-5477. Ends 1/2/05.

Monterey Museum of Art/La Mirada Restless Seas: by Armin Hansen; Body of Work: works by Man Ray, Rufino Tamayo and Georges Rouault; The Art and Craft of Japanese Packaging; and bronzes by Charles Russell. 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. 372-3689.

Monterey Peninsula Airport In Hot Water: Antique water heaters from the collection of Larry and Suzanne Weingarten; Stepping Out: drawings and sculpture of imaginary footwear by art students from York School. Highway 68 and Olmsted Rd., Monterey. 624-7910. Ends 4/30/05.

Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery Featuring 30 local artists who work in watercolor, oil, ceramics, mixed media, acrylics and paper cutting. 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. 655-1267.

Monterey Public Library Carmel Art Association Exhibit. Works by Bill Stone, Jan Wagstaff, Keith Lindberg, Reed Farrington, Heidi Hybl, Fred Carvell and Blaine Black. 625 Pacific St., Monterey.646-3949. Ends 1/5/05.

National Steinbeck Center From the Tide Pools to the Stars: The Pacific Vision of Edward F. Ricketts. 1 Main St., Salinas. 796-3833 or Exhibit ends 2/27/05.

Nido Gallery and Fine Home Furnishings Slough Art. Local artists’ work in various media. 7951 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. 632-3801. Ends 1/22/05.

Oceanview Fine Art Gallery Small Treasures. A special exhibition of small oil paintings, fine art giclée prints, and traditional prints by Barry John Raybould. 183 Forest Ave., #4, Pacific Grove. 648-1866.

The Outer Edge Studio The Print and Poster Show. Affordable art by David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, Marco Almera, Ryan McGinness, Dabo, Dr. Alderete, Txutxo Perez, Andrew Jackson, Dave Burke, 8-Ball, Ed Cerro, Kozyndan. 146 Bonifacio Place, Monterey. 655-2788.

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Portraits of the Great Apes by Robert Cooper. 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 648-5716 or Ends 1/8/05.

Park Gallery Lindsay Frei exhibits her modern still life paintings. Mission between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 625-0182 or

The Parkside Gallery The works of scratchboard engraver Alderson Magee. Dolores between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. 625-5565.

Peaches Studio and Gallery Photo/image transfers by DiAnna Holubec-McArthur, sculptures by Vincenzo D’Amico, oil paintings by John Mason, abstract paintings by Boban Bursac and beadwork by Tina Roberts. San Carlos Square, north of Ocean between 5th and 6th on east side, Carmel.625-5575.

Perry Downer Historic Costume Gallery Made With Love. Costume exhibit in one of Monterey’s great historic homes. 201 Van Buren St., Monterey. 372-2608.

PK Fine Artifacts Paintings from Johnny Apodaca’s recent trip to Italy and France. Dana Masters abstracts, Lidija Tkalcevic ceramics, Kim Weston and Heidi McGurrin photography. 425 Elder Ave., Sand City. 583-0800 or

Portnoy Galleries John Traynor: An Exhibition of New Oil Paintings. 6th between Dolores and San Carlos, Carmel. 624-1155.

Red Mill Studio and Gallery David R. Rojas: Southwest and Shaker Barns. 170-B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. 375-1146.

Richard MacDonald Fine Art Original drawings, rare paintings and sculptures by Richard MacDonald. San Carlos between 5th and 6th, Carmel; and Pebble Beach at The Lodge. 624-8200.

Robert Lewis Gallery See the Gift. Plein air paintings of Robert Lewis, Barry John Raybould, and Jeff Daniel Smith; sculpture of Steven Whyte. 201 1/2 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. 333-9046 or

Searle Art Supplies Annual Employee Show. Exhibit of work by employees of Artmax Frames, Searle Art and Searle Framing. 639B Lighthouse Ave., New Monterey. 373-0126.

Sofanya’s Gallery Paintings on recycled wood by Janice Rocke. Fernwood, Big Sur. 667-2130.

Sasoontsi Gallery Gazzca®, original works by Manuel Gasca. Lincoln Street at Central Avenue, Salinas. 751-1777. Ends 2/9/05.

Savage Stephens Contemporary Art Works David Stephens: figurative etchings and paintings, mixed media abstracts. Arlie Regier: stainless steel sculpture. David Kuraoka: bronze vessels and urns. Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. 626-0800.

Simon Bull Gallery Watercolors by Kathy Sharpe. 3728 The Barnyard, Carmel. 625-8600.

Slautterback Chapman Fine Arts Paintings and mixed media art of Carol Chapman and Fred Slautterback. 652 Redwood, Sand City. 394-5170.

Sweet Elena’s Bakery and Café Suzka (aka Susan Collins), the stage designer for the Monterey Jazz Festival, exhibits paintings and computer-generated art pieces. 465D Olympia Avenue, Sand City. 393-2063.

Thomas Kinkade Museum ScriPics, photographs by Michael Steelman, Jr. 590 Calle Principal, Monterey. 655-1477 or 12/31.

Trajan Gallery Holiday showcase of recent paintings and sculpture by gallery artists. SE corner of Ocean and San Carlos Streets, Carmel. 625-4388 or

Weston Gallery Photographs by contemporary photographers; exhibition of vintage prints of 19th and 20th centuries. Works by William Neill, Ken Parker and Jeffrey Becom. 6th between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel. 624-4453 or

Zantman Art Galleries New works by Lucio Sollazzi. 6th and Mission, Carmel. 624-8314.

| workshops |

6-week Veil Painting Class for Adults with Janaka Learn to paint watercolor paintings where forms arise out of layer upon layer of thin washes of colors. All levels welcome. 9am-12pm; 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, and 2/11. Monterey Bay Charter School, 1004B David Ave., Pacific Grove. 655-4638. $120/for series; $25/drop-in. 601-2092.

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