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Outstanding New Exhibits Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center: January 6th, 2023, through February 23, 2023


Through the generous support of Linqto, Center for Photographic Art is kicking off 2023 at the PGAC on Friday, January 6 from 7-9 pm with CPA Celebrates! There are four diverse exhibitions and these exhibitions and accompanying programming augment the ongoing world-class exhibitions hosted at CPA’s storied gallery in Sunset Center, Carmel. Also, Dylan Eden local landscape photographer (MHS ‘22/MPC) will have a solo exhibit in the small halls.


  • Center For Photographic Art – Up Close and Personal: The Journey Continues, Gill Gallery

Up Close and Personal: The Journey Continues highlights the photographs of three cultural documentarians: Monica Denevan, Richard Murai and Manuello Paganelli.

  • Center For Photographic Art – Oceana: Deep Reverence, Dyke Gallery

Local oceanic photographers Bryant Austin, Scott Campbell, Chuck Davis, Camille Lenore, Robin V. Robinson and Ryuijie delve into the darkness of deep waters, resurfacing with light sensitive images of flora and fauna from the unfamiliar world below. Oceana: Deep Reverence illuminates our collective connections to all the life of our planet, and our deepest reverence for all that we know to be “Oceana.”

  • Ernie Luppi Bella Italia, Annand Gallery

Bella Italia features work by noted San Francisco photographer, Ernie Luppi. His retrospective exhibition highlights four decades of documentary photography and his commitment to film photography and darkroom printing.

  • Arts in Progress: Where Photography’s Past Meets Its Future, Boyer Gallery

A collaboration with Arts Habitat and Zach Weston and the Weston Collective. This exhibition acknowledges the Collective’s twenty years of commitment and passion nurturing fine are photography among the youth of the Monterey region.

  • Dylan Eden – Slowing Down, Small Halls

"Local landscape photographer, Dylan Eden (MHS '22/MPC currently), shares a fresh collection of 32 breathtaking images, ranging in location from the coast of California, to the shores of Hawaii and Europe. Dylan enjoys photography not only for the challenge of getting "that next great shot", but also because of the peaceful connection that he feels with the landscape."

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, Summer, Weekend and art classes for kids 8 – 17 (including some scholarship opportunities), creative opportunities for teens, and music, food 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 continued 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.

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Map & Directions

568 Lighthouse Ave, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific-Grove, CA, US, 93950