The Gallery

View Theater Home Page View Sculpture Garden Home Page

The Cherry Center for the Arts showcases diverse visiting artists in year-round gallery exhibits. The majority of exhibits are curated by the Cherry Center and range from historical to contemporary art, including painting, photography, ceramics, assemblage and sculpture.

The Cherry emphasizes emerging and experimental artists from the Monterey Bay area, with regional and community shows, and exhibits generated by theme. Dedicated to fostering curiosity and artistry in young people, the Cherry Center hosts an annual high school art exhibit, celebrating the talent of area high school students, and sponsors the annual Monterey County High School Poetry Awards.

Open 11:00 to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday, and by appointment. All exhibits are presented free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.


Figure and Ground

June 6 - July 18

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 6 from 5:00 - 7:00pm

Figure and Ground explores the range of approaches to the human figure

Carla Crawford • Fred Dalkey • Lisa Esherick
Lin Fischer • Roianne Hart • Sarah Healey
Sabin Howard • Lorrie Kempf • Roland Petersen • Joan Savo • Rachael Short
Michael Snodgrass • Claire Thorsen
Gustavo Torres • Tracy Valleau
Jack Wasserbach • Rima West

The exhibit can be seen Monday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm

.Nude with Old Roses by Tracy Valleau


"The Stories We Live By"
Vita Wells
January 2012