Exhibition Opening: Central Coast Landscapes, Celebrating Nature in Painting
This juried exhibition shows the Central Coast's dramatic and diverse scenery through the eyes and brushes of contemporary artists. Selected, juried artworks capture the natural beauty of our region, and attract visitors with a heightened awareness of this region's diverse habitats. They celebrate the tradition established by renowned landscape artist Albert DeRome (1885-1959), who painted scenic backgrounds for exhibits at the museum.
3 pm: Lecture by Scott Shields
Lecture, At Continents End and Beyond: Monterey and Other California Art Colonies, by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum
5 pm: Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
Enjoy live music, wine, and light refreshments. $10 for the general public; free for children and Museum Members.
Sponsoring organizations for awards to artists include: Aramark. Big Sur Land Trust, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks Foundation, California State Parks Monterey District, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary-NOAA, and Point Lobos Foundation.
The exhibition is also being sponsored in part by the Arts Council for Monterey County.