New Exhibits to Open at the Pacific Grove Art Center - May 6-June 23, 2022

New Exhibits to Open at the Pacific Grove Art Center - May 6-June 23, 2022


April 2022. Pacific Grove, CA. The Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove will feature four new shows that will run May 6 – June 23, 2022. Free admission to the PGAC is made possible through the community’s generous donations.  


Please join us on Friday, May 6th from 7-9 pm for the New Exhibit Opening. Enjoy the works of three abstract artists, then drift into the world of plein air beauty while you embrace the endeavors of our local high schoolers, plus Jenn Erickson’s students will entice you with their culinary delights. Also, Glenn Leon-Guerrero will get your feet moving with some old school R&B.


Here is information about the upcoming new exhibits:


Joachim & Kuksht – Black Cosmos, Gill Gallery

This exhibition is a collaboration of two abstract artists:  a painter and a sculptor -- Ralph Joachim and Marilyn Kuksht.


The color scheme is predominantly black and white with hints of color suggesting revelations that come to light as we continue to explore what once seemed to be a totally black universe.


This show attempts to suggest the mystery, the depth and the dimensions of this “Black Cosmos.”


Tazio Childress  Beyond Conventions, Dyke Gallery

The work in this show does not adhere to any preconceived direction or academic rules of form and color. This frees the artist to have a dialogue with the painting where the painting itself can suggest the mode of expression. This dialogue I believe to be the essence of Abstract Expressionism.



Susann E. Cate Lynn – Dwelling In & On Beauty, Annand Gallery


“There is incredible beauty in this world. 


Even, and especially, right now. Seeking, appreciating, and creating beauty is a necessary focus for me.  I’m an artist who creates for the good feeling it brings to me. I don’t think I’m disciplined or ambitious; I just need to make art. 


I paint because it brings me joy, and I believe a joyful person is of benefit to the World. Especially right now.” – Susan Cate Lynn


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 6th opening night reception is hosted by Jenn 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,