Four new exhibitions open at the Pacific Grove Art Center – Monterey Herald


The Pacific Grove Art Center has four exhibition 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 two months, celebrated with a new exhibit opening on the first Friday and a gallery night on the first Friday (pre-COVID).

Four new exhibitions will open at the Pacific Grove Art Center from October 3 to 28.

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Windows to the Bay All Member Show, Gill Gallery

The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association’s exhibit at the Pacific Grove Art Center in the Gill Gallery is called “Windows to the Bay.” This is a jury exhibition of the work of MBPAPA members. The judge and juror is Mark Farina.

MBPAPA is a nonprofit organization of dedicated outdoor painters inspired by the sea and landscapes of the extended Monterey Bay area, from Half Moon Bay to Carmel and along the Big Sur coast, as well as adjacent interior areas. Founded in 2005 by some of the region’s leading outdoor landscape painters, members of MBPAPA have been active in all things the outdoors, attending various conventions and competitions, and hosting several jury art exhibitions each year.

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Mary Aiu, held by a horse again, Dyke Gallery

Mary Aiu is an art photographer who spends her time chasing beautiful horses around the world. His work is renowned for its ethereal feel, mixing photographic components that often give a pictorial quality of the moving horse. She has been described as a person capable of sharing the sensual beauty and depth of spirit of horses in her work.

Aiu explains, “My artistic intention is to present the horse unbridled in freedom, in the hope of portraying the spirit of the horse in a way the viewer may not have experienced before.

Aiu’s photographs have been exhibited nationwide in museums and galleries such as the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Center for Photographic Art, the Texas Photographic Society, the Triton Museum of Art, and the San Luis Obispo Museum. of Art. She has also been a guest speaker at the Monterey Museum of Art where she spoke about photomontage in the digital age, and was a television panelist on West Coast Focus; The influence of Jerry Uelsmann. His work has been featured in publications such as Lenswork and several issues of Black & White Magazine.

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Gregory Pimentel, Bay Views II, Galerie Annand

The purpose of Gregory Pimentel’s photography is to express his authentic self. His prints at the Pacific Grove Art Center seek to capture moments in time typically missed by viewers.

Gregory explains, “I do what I do because it allows me to express my divine gift. My passion is to share the unique image of life with as many people as possible.

Theodore Heublein, Above and Below Point Lobos State Nature Reserve, Boyer Gallery

A collection of paintings produced in, on and under Point Lobos State Nature Reserve from 2016 to present, primarily using a zodiac platform to work. The original idea was to try and explore areas repeatedly over four seasons from a boat. Although this has been accomplished, the scope of the project has expanded to cover various coves and additional painted scenes “in the open” (above) and “underwater” (below).

According to Theodore Heublein, “I have witnessed sublime views and amazing wildlife while visiting Point Lobos over the years. And no visit is the same as another. I hope seeing these seasonal views above and below the waterline inspires you to see Point Lobos State Nature Reserve in a whole new way. It is a magnificent gem, and we must take care of it so that our future visitors can enjoy it as well.

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The Pacific Grove Art Center also offers 17 professional artist studios, adult art and movement classes, after school, summer, weekend and art classes for kids from 8 to 17 years old (including scholarships), creative opportunities for teens and music, food and cultural events are held throughout the year. PGAC is also home to the Peninsula Ballet Center. The historic galleries are available for hire for a special occasion.

Since 1969, the Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community-based, non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the appreciation of art and encourage artistic creation. Emerging and established artists are professionally presented in their historic galleries, and large group exhibitions can be the first step into the art world for many.

All donations are deeply appreciated. Become a member and receive the newsletter keeping you up to date with all the community events, exhibition openings and cultural offers they have to share.

The Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 831-375-2208, email [email protected] or visit the website,


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