New Exhibits to Open on July 2nd at the Pacific Grove Art Center

Several New Exhibits to Open at the Pacific Grove Art Center on July 2nd at the Pacific Grove Art Center and run through August 26th


As things start to heat up, mark your calendar for Friday, July 2nd and join us from 7-9 p.m. for a New Exhibit Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. The shows will run from July 2nd – August 26th.


Relish In A Paris Moment4 Ways to ArtLocal Landscapes and our popular and playful event Tiny Treasures all while enjoying old school R&B with Glenn Leon-Guerrero on vocals and keyboard. Please note that admission to the PGAC is made possible through donations. Please give generously! 


Meredith Mullins – In A Paris Moment, Gill Gallery


"Every moment in Paris is a timeless treasure—inspired by an endless cast of characters, ever-deepening layers of culture and history, and unfolding stories wherever you look. Thus, this retrospective of my years in Paris is inescapably diverse." - Meredith Mullins


The photography exhibit centers on three passions—the rare Paris snows in all their silent and fleeting beauty, the graceful and gravity-defying artistry of the circus, and the secrets of the streets.  


4 Ways to Art – 4 Artists Present Works in Graphite, Collage, Fumage, Oil and Watercolor Painting, Dyke Gallery


Some quotes...


“My watercolors are a feast of luminous colors and motion that keeps the eye of the viewer engaged.” – Karen Welch

 “Fine layers of translucent stain capture light in color, and smoke reveals the turbulent chaos in air.” – Jason Fosler

"In nature’s realm I find an infinite world of visual stimuli – representational, abstract, metaphorical, beautiful and mysterious." – Patricia Kirshner

“Art is a self-portrait in time and place.” - Larry Welch


Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) Presents Local Escapes A Signature Member Show, Annand Gallery


According to Pacific Grove Art Center Board President, Adrianne M. Jonson, President/Chair, " Local Escapes is in response to our year of Covid restrictions. Our natural world kept us sane! Signature members have gone through a rigorous peer evaluation to attain the level of signature member. Our juror and Judge is well known plein air painter and instructor, Paul Kratter."


Tiny TreasuresBoyer Gallery & Small Halls 


Note that Tiny Treasures entries can still be made until June 24th They are limiting the number of donated pieces to a maximum of 3 pieces.  Donated art must be original work (no reproductions) and any medium is accepted.  Each piece must be no larger than 8”x 10” inches, including frame, and not exceed 7 inches in depth.  Each piece must be ready to hang on the wall, with hooks or wires already attached.

Tiny Treasures is one of the nonprofit Art Center’s most playful and lively annual fundraisers and generates income to help PGAC continue to serve the community.  Each miniature will be displayed with a “voting box” where patrons will deposit their purchased raffle tickets.  At the close of the show, one winning ticket will be drawn for each piece of art. 

Please donate your art -- and then join PGAC for this much anticipated Opening Reception on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 7-9 pm (tentative).

The Tiny Treasures exhibit

According to Pacific Grove Art Center Board President, Adrianne M. Jonson, President/Chair, " The exhibit, Tiny Treasures, PGAC’s annual miniatures fundraiser, showcases an astonishing array of 8” x 10” (or smaller) donated artworks. Mediums include acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, textile, collage, mixed media, ceramics and many more. For this artistic bounty we thank our participating artists, who generously support our mission to cultivate the arts within the Monterey area by providing creative experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives,:

Raffle tickets will be available at our July 2nd opening, $5 each, 5 for $20 and 15 for $40. Winning tickets will be drawn after August 26th.  

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, Weekend and Summer art classes for kids 8 – 17, creative opportunities for teens, and music 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 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 [email protected] or go to the website,