Four Outstanding New Exhibits to Open at the Pacific Grove Art Center - May 5-June 29

Four Outstanding New Exhibits to Open at the Pacific Grove Art Center from May 5th through June 29th, 2023


April 2023. Pacific Grove, CA.  Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove,  is pleased to announce five outstanding new exhibits on display from May 5th , 2023. Please join us on Friday, May 5th from 7-9 pm for all new exhibits.  

Show runs from May 5 through June 29, 2023. Glenn Leon-Guerro will be the musical guest for the evening. Admission to the PGAC is free and made possible through donations.  

Central Coast Art Association Juried Show, Gill Gallery
The Central Coast Art Association (CCAA) has had a presence on the Monterey Peninsula for more than 50 years with a colorful history of artists representing all levels and actively involved in the arts of the central coast. The Central Coast Art Association is a nonprofit founded in 1967 to promote interest in and appreciation of art on the Monterey Peninsula.

MPC Printmakers – Soul and Spirit, Dyke Gallery
This exciting exhibit showcases the work of over 38 members of the MPC Printmakers. The techniques of fine art printmaking including etchings, relief prints, monotypes, collagraphs, screen-prints, and mixed media prints reflect the best of contemporary printmaking.  
Kate Warthen – Vocabulary, Annand Gallery
A blank canvas is a puzzle we set for ourselves that has infinite solutions. I think that learning to recognize and nurture one’s own vocabulary, one’s own affinity for certain marks and shapes, is the path to solving the puzzle. Of all the possibilities and all the sources for solutions, nothing develops that internal language like the time we spend with brush in hand.

Pacific Grove High School Capstone Portfolios, Boyer Gallery & Small Halls
This exhibit features Pacific Grove High School capstone students who have had an advanced level of instruction in the Visual Arts. Art students instructed by Matt Kelly are exhibiting works from their AP Studio Art portfolios and Photography students instructed by Celia Lara are showcasing a body of work from their Weston portfolios. In addition to the art and photography installation, the May 5th opening night reception is hosted by Imogen Erickson’s Culinary students showcasing their culinary skills. Please enjoy the talented offerings of our amazing students at PGHS.  


About the Pacific Grove Art Center


The purpose of the Pacific Grove Art Center is to cultivate the arts within the Monterey Peninsula area by providing creative experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives.


The Pacific Grove Art Center has four Exhibit Galleries: Nadine Annand, David Henry Gill, Elmarie Dyke and Louise Cardeiro Boyer. It features a variety of art forms including Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Encaustic, Fabric Arts, Mixed Media and more.  Exhibits change every other month celebrated with a First Friday New Exhibit Opening and a First Friday Gallery Night (pre-COVID).


The Pacific Grove Art Center also features seventeen Professional Artist Studios, Art and Movement classes for adults, After School, Summer, Weekend and art classes for kids 8 – 17 (including some scholarship opportunities), creative opportunities for teens, and music, food and cultural events are held throughout the year. PGAC is also the home of the Peninsula Ballet Center. The beautiful historic galleries are available to rent for a special occasion.


Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community-based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low-cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 50 years. Both emerging and established artists are professionally shown in their historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteer hours, the Pacific Grove Art Center continues its mission today.


All donations are deeply appreciated, especially during these continued challenging times. Become a member and receive the informative newsletter keeping you in the loop of all the community events, exhibit openings and cultural offerings they have to share.


The Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, is open Wednesday – Friday from Noon to 5 pm and Saturday from Noon to 4 pm. For more information, call 831-375-2208, email or go to the website,