Kimm Barnes

Kimm Barnes portrays the lighter side of the world in a whimsical style. But there are darker images that cover a broad range of subjects.

 “Searching my world – often waist deep in sentimentality – at times digging through despair” describes his themes.

Kimm Barnes is a long time resident of the Monterey Peninsula.

Michael Armstrong

I love to work outdoors and the Central Coast offers endless possibilities. Painting on location “en plein air” enlivens all the senses and allows the artist to experience a moment in nature on a deeper level. I especially enjoy painting coastal scenes when the Pacific is in full surge choreographing its ever changing dance between sea and shore, ancient Cypresses standing guard. In those moments time stands still, hours pass unnoticed and a sense of reverence and well being takes hold. In my work I try to bring a bit of that wonder and soothing effect that nature offers to our indoor spaces and connect the viewer with what was special about a particular place and time.

Ann Artz

I feel most alive and free when I paint. I communicate visually, through use of color, line, shape, contrast, design, what I can’t express in words. It is a language that gives rise to deeply personal and yet shared human emotion.

Teresa Brown

Teresa’s watercolors are unique and dramatic expressions of nature ranging from landscapes to distinctive floral interpretations to photo realism.  She explains, “I like experiencing the perfect accidents that watercolors so often present.  Giving in to the medium leads to an exploration that often results in exciting outcomes.”

Annemarie Cassidy

A long time career in the filed of entertainment, Annemarie Cassidy has been expressing herself the last 30 years as a makeup artist/stylist, creating and building characters for various actors and entertainers in the mediums of Television, video, film photography and stage, all the while painting when time allowed. Now retired, she is discovering her self expression through painting with oils using primarily a Dutch palette.

Judy Gittelsohn

 Judy Gittelsohn has been painting in Northern California since 1977 and loving it. Her paintings are spirited and symbolic interpretations of a subject. Her forms flow creating interesting waves, shapes and poems. Judy is a Golden Paints Certified Working Artist and teaches about the properties and applications of the outstanding Golden products. 

Megan Gnekow

My focus  as an artist is to honor the beauty and wildness of our world. As a scientific illustrator, my job is to make work that is both accurate and compelling. I strive to tell a story in a way that draws you in and piques your curiosity. I want to show you the details on the underside of a butterfly wing and to teach you that the raucous bird high in a pine is responsible for the survival of that tree by planting its seeds. My duty is to celebrate these connections and honor the role they play in sustaining the ecosystems where we live. And I hope to remind you can find wildness whenever you need it, wherever you look.

Sibyl Johnson

I paint landscapes en plein air and animals from photos in my studio. I am a fourth generation Californian and have lived my whole life here. If I could live another 100 years it would not be enough to paint the love I feel for this coast and for the animals I have known.

Laurie Kersey

Laurie Kersey’s work includes oil paintings of the dramatic coastal landscape of the Monterey Peninsula – sandy beaches and rocky coastlines to rolling farmland and golden hills dotted with oaks. Works also include florals and figurative studies.

Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall chooses to work in a style similar to early California plein air painters with a mixture of strong brush work and glazes to capture the contrasting luminescence of the sky and the energy of the sea.

Edi Matsumoto

People’s faces and figures fascinate me. My current theme is to depict the inner strength and beauty of female figures to support and celebrate ordinary women who do great things in the world.

Mac McWilliams

Mac McWilliams is a well known Plein Air painter on the central coast. A longtime member of the Carmel Art Association, he is also known for his figurative work. He is a life-long teacher of art to adults and to students in both college and high school.

Sandy Robinson

Robinson’s work has been represented by fine art galleries and has been exhibited in juried group shows throughout the United States, Japan and the Philippines. She has received numerous First Place Awards, not only for her seascapes but other genre as well. Sandy taught oil painting in the United States and the Far East.

Zoya Scholis

Scholis is primarily a process painter. Many of her paintings feature abstracted forms from nature–figures, birds, leaves, petals, fruit and landscape.  For Scholis, art making is an exploration of psyche and an experiment with the Divine. Among her influences are painters Joan Savo, Meredith Purdue and Paul Klee.

Gloria Shaw

If an artist could reach inside you and pull out your sensations and feelings and express them in colors, tones and shapes, what would they look like? That has been my goal, to affect my viewers on as many levels as possible — emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. I know viewers bring something of themselves to their experience of looking at a painting, and as their experiences change, so, too, will their interaction with the painting, causing the picture to continue to live and grow.

Elizabeth Wrigthman

Jill Casty

For over a decade in Italy, Mexico and California, and now solely in California, I have been exploring the wonders of the art of fused glass. In my current sculptures— unique ensembles of colorful fused glass and various metals— I use glass fusion as a painter uses a brush to create textures, impressionistic images, folk motifs, and rhythmic fields and shapes of vibrant color. As Henri Matisse said, I want “to make my colors sing.”

I believe that in our world of chaos and turmoil, there is still a place for an art of beauty that expresses a celebration of life—affirms the possibilities of a continuing harmony, threatened as it is, in living with the natural world.

Alexan Cerna

Growing up in a creative home I fell in love with the arts at a young age.  By my teens I knew I wanted a career in jewelry design.  After learning the basics of jewelry repair, I applied for a 5-year apprenticeship with a master jeweler in Carmel Ca. After graduation I opened my own business selling my designs from coast to coast in small boutiques.  

Stefanna Murphy-Robins

Stefanna Murphy-Robins creates her mosaic sculptures to enhance people’s lives through her creativity and expression. She strives to use as many discarded objects as possible and to remake them into something useful and artful.  Her goal is to create art every day.

John Chappell

My artworks are conceived of the natural world…an exploration of the beautiful, mysterious and sometimes quirky elements found either buried in time or simply exposed.

Stone, steel, cement and clay are the mediums by which I express my curiosity. 

I will be featuring a cross-section of all my work including photographs, sculpture, jewelry, water fountains and more.

Polly Osborne

I am an architect turned artist with a studio in Carmel Valley.  Currently I am focused on making ceramic globes and sculptures playing on interfaces of man and nature.  These are mainly in bronze and ceramics.

Peninsula Potters

Peninsula Potters is a pottery cooperative in Pacific Grove with a complete working studio and gallery. Eight clay artists create original hand made functional, decorative, and sculptural art works in stoneware and porcelain.

Mark Schlegel

My artwork uses redwood driftwood, ripplewood boards and beach stone to create unique sculptures and furniture. Ripplewood is a type of grain found in very few redwood trees. My work is a culmination of decades of collecting rare pieces of redwood. 

Laurie Tholen

I create Recycled Copper Art Jewelry.

I fabricate, form, etch and enamel recycled copper.

I get much of my inspiration from nature.

Steve Zmak

Steve Zmak captures the essence of California and the West through photography that speaks to the soul. He takes viewers on a journey through some of the most breathtaking scenes of the western wilderness and culture. From an intimidating stare from a mother grizzly to a sunrise breaking through centuries-old redwoods, his pictures invite viewers to revel in the moment and make it their own. Big sales and savings on fine art prints this Studio Tour Weekend only!

Ed Dickie

Fine art photographic archival prints of the Monterey Bay area and beyond. Imagery sourced from both film and digital cameras.

The real magic is not the photograph. It’s the joy and wonder in the timeless experience of observing nature and objects around us in a way that imprints a deeper understanding of who we are and what is our place, in our soul.

Cat Harper

Cat Harper is a nature and travel photographer based in Salinas, California. As a native Californian she is always searching for new views of this beautiful state to share through her work

Mary Hill

Mary Hill’s photography is about the silence in details and quiet places and the appreciation of the world around her. Recently, she began drawing again. Her works are in the collections of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey Museum of Art, Triton Museum in Santa Clara and the Crocker Museum in Sacramento.

Craig Lovell

Craig’s artistic sensitivity, observation of light and technical expertise combined with his passion for travel create stunning images from around the world.

Travels in Mexico, Asia, Africa & Latin America have created exciting portfolios of both B&W and color imagery. He approaches travel work with sensitivity and an empathetic understanding of the cultures he visits, bringing back unique images that are soulful and beautiful.  Craig’s work has been published throughout the world in books, magazine articles and calendars and has been exhibited in many one man and group shows.

Carmel Art Association

To advance the knowledge of and interest in art, and to create a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between artists, and between artists and the public at large.

Central Coast Art Association

The Central Coast Art Association is a non profit founded in 1967 to promote interest in and appreciation of art on the Monterey Peninsula. Meetings featuring demos by accomplished artists are held in Monterey on the fourth Monday of the month. In addition to a number of exhibiting opportunities, juried shows of works by members are held twice a year. Membership is open to anyone interested in the arts. See for membership information and more.