Friday, December 15, 2017

1 South: Carmel, art galleries


There are dozens of art galleries in Carmel.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Carmel Art Association  Dolores St./5th Ave., (831) 624-6176.  Daily 10-5.  This gallery is Carmel’s oldest and the nation’s second-oldest artist-owned cooperative (the oldest is in Rockport, Massachusetts).  It has showcased California’s best artists since 1927. 
Carmel Art Association gallery in Carmel, California
Carmel Art Association gallery in Carmel, California


Galerie Plein Aire  Dolores St./6th St., (831) 250-5698.  Daily 11-5.  This gallery displays original works of art from a group of Monterey Bay plein air painters.  Known as Informalists, these artists interpret natural landscapes in impressionistic and expressionistic styles.
Galerie Plein Aire art gallery in Carmel, California
Galerie Plein Aire art gallery in Carmel, California


Jones & Terwilliger Galleries  6th Ave./San Carlos, (888) 278-0040, (831) 626-9100.  This gallery specializes in fine art.
Jone & Terwilliger Galleries art gallery in Carmel, California
Jone & Terwilliger Galleries art gallery in Carmel, California


New Masters Gallery  Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (800) 336-4014, (831) 625-1511.  M-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 10:30-5:30.  The work of accomplished contemporary artists is shown here. 
New Masters Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California
New Masters Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California


Photography West Gallery  Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (831) 625-1587.  Thur-M 11-5.  This gallery specializes in photography by photographers who do/did their own darkroom printing, such as Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and Christopher Burnett, plus more contemporary 21st-century artists.  Monterey Peninsula residents are emphasized.
Photography West Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California
Photography West Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California


Rodrigue Studio  Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (831) 626-4444.  M-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  This gallery is devoted entirely to Cajun artist George Rodrigue’s pop art blue dog.
Rodrigue Studio art gallery in Carmel, California
Rodrigue Studio art gallery in Carmel, California


Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden  Ocean Ave./Dolores, (831) 624-3363.  Located in the middle of the Der Ling Lane passageway, finding this sweet gallery is part of the pleasure.  The gallery operates within a typical Kinkade cottage and is depicted, but of course, in a painting by him.
Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden art gallery in Carmel, California
Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden art gallery in Carmel, California


Weston Gallery  6th Ave./Dolores, (831) 624-4453.  Tu-Sun 10:30- 5:30.  Run by the family of the late Edward Weston, who died in 1958, this gallery showcases contemporary color photography as well as classic black-and-white photography by artists that include Weston, Ansel Adams, and Morley Bae as well as emerging artists such as Linda Butler, Mark Citret, and local music-industry luminary Chip Hooper.
Weston Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California
Weston Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California





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images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

 

1 comment:

  1. I love Carmel and all its galleries. I have special memories from the George Rodrique gallery there.

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