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Previous Exhibits


FotoSága women’s photography group will present an exhibition at
Carmel Visual Arts titled City Centric from June 25 – July 17th, 2016.

The exhibition opens with an artists’ reception on
Saturday June 25, 2016, 4–6pm. Free and open to the public.

The exhibition, City Centric speaks to the visual exploration of the San Francisco Bay area by FotoSága. The inspiring collection of 40 photographs, not only captures the essence of the “City by the Bay” but also its character. Twenty female photographers explored the area with their cameras, seeking more than just San Francisco scenes. Each photographer was seeking the art created by its tapestry; sights, smells, location, inhabitants and actions. Images include soulful portraits, colorful architecture, and the accepting spirit that invites the world to visit. A special emphasis was made on shadows and composition through the lens by the newest FotoSága members, while others focused on documentary subjects. FotoSága photographers have made many sojourns for their 6-month assignment and we look forward to inviting viewers to share this exhibition titled, City Centric!

City Centric is the 3rd exhibition of FotoSága participants. The Carmel group was formed by fine art photographer, Carol Henry to educate and inspire female photographers with lectures, outings and critiques. Women from as far away as Santa Barbara, Paso Robles and Palo Alto are regular participants. Each session lasts 5 months and includes 11 gatherings, culminating in an exhibition like City Centric, which provides an opportunity to communicate with the written word alongside exhibited photographs.



Carmel Visual Arts will present a 2-person art exhibit titled, “California Impressions” of recent oil paintings by Coraly Hanson of Santa Cruz and Laura Lindem of Carmel from May 7–30, 2016.

The exhibition opens with an artists’ reception with on Saturday May 7, 2016, 2–4pm. Free and open to the public.

An additional evening reception will take place from 6-8pm on Friday, May 13, 2016.

This “California Impressions” art exhibit encompasses the artists desired subjects, California! Each artist has expressed a passion for painting outdoors. Laura Lindem who studied in England with the renowned landscape painter, Fred Cuming, states; “There are so many places to paint in this beautiful slice of California that a backpack and all of my plein air essentials are always in the car and ready.” Coraly Hanson is an avid outdoor painter and will be showing works from the Sierras including Yosemite and our Central Coast. She has won over 15 awards for her works in the past five years.

Coraly Hanson and Laura Lindem were selected for this exhibition during last fall’s Atmosphere painting competition at Carmel Visual Arts where their paintings were displayed. “Each of these artists carry-on the California tradition of landscape painting that is so prized here in Carmel,” says CVA director Rich Brimer. There will more than 20 newly created impressionistic paintings in splendid colors on display that will grace any collection.

Carmel Visual Arts Gallery
3728 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA
(831) 250-5732

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. For more information about “California Impressions,” or to view the exhibition online, visit carmelvisualarts.com.

Jeff Nixon Exhibition – February  2016

Jeff Nixon Exhibit

Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite Valley by Jeff Nixon

Carmel Visual Arts invites you to an exhibition of masterful darkroom imagery by Jeff Nixon on January 29th through February 20th, 2016. A long time photographer and assistant to legends like Morley Baer and Ansel Adams; we hope you will join us to celebrate his exquisite work.

In addition to Nixon’s silver prints, we will be exhibiting an installation of very small works by the women’s photography group, FotoSága B in the spirit of Masao Yamamoto.

Image: Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite Valley by Jeff Nixon


Painting Exhibit – October 2015


View Online Exhibit Here

Grotteschi – Exploring Hieronymus Bosch


A call-for-entry Photography Exhibit
Ted Orland & Carol Henry — Jurors

Opening Reception Oct. 31, 2015
Information Page

Point Lobos — and Beyond”


A painting exhibit with California Art Club membership featuring Central California’s Gem — Point Lobos.

July 18, 2015 – Aug 22, 2015

View Online Exhibit Here



A Solstice Exhibition

A photography exhibit by the women of FotoSága — June 21 through July 1, 2015

View Online Exhibit HERE

Carmel Sunset — ©Carol Henry — Digital Pigment Print $300 matted — A special sunset was forming in the sky and we took a quick turn racing down to Carmel Beach to try to catch the end of it. However, it only kept getting better and better right before out eyes. A wonderful sunset to share with so many others who stood in awe trying to soak in the intense beauty and prolong the feeling in their hearts.

Carmel Sunset — ©Carol Henry — Digital Pigment Print $300 matted — A special sunset was forming in the sky and we took a quick turn racing down to Carmel Beach to try to catch the end of it. However, it only kept getting better and better right before out eyes. A wonderful sunset to share with so many others who stood in awe trying to soak in the intense beauty and prolong the feeling in their hearts.

  MBPAPA Member Exhibit


Nov 15 through Dec 14, 2014

 The Heart of Steinbeck Country


 Wild Things


Big Sur Photo Play

Carmel Visual Arts Serves Up
A Slice of Big Sur with Photoplay!

BIGSURPHOTOPLAY_HEADEROpening Reception; Saturday, April 5th, 6-8pm

Exhibit April 2014

Carmel Visual Arts has created an opportunity for the average iPhonographer to contribute to this open photography invitational of coastal vision, called Big Sur Photoplay. Carol Henry—Carmel Visual Arts photo director—wondered what the less-than-renowned photographer points their camera at in Big Sur, with its epic scenery and captured vistas. Out-of-town travelers as well as local residents were invited to share their visual musings at Big Sur Photoplay. Stop by at the opening reception to view all of the winning submissions.

Luther Gerlach — An Exquisite Renewal

The Collodion process dates back to the 1850s. Today, it is a vital process that photographer Luther Gerlach is sharing with a broad new audience of collectors and photographic artisans who enjoy learning about its rich history.

This CVA exhibit titled, An Exquisite Renewal, is Luther Gerlach’s 1st place prize awarded at CVA’s 2013 ‘Nude Figure In Landscape’ exhibit. Please join us to see this stunning exhibition, attend his informative artist’s talk about this historic photography method!


Opening Reception WAS, Saturday, March 15th, 6–8pm.

Artist’s Talk by Luther Gerlach, Sunday, March 16th, 3–4pm.

Wetplate Collodion Workshop, Monday, March 17th–March 19th, sign-up online.

Exhibition Dates, March 15th–March 31st, 2014.

Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11am–5pm, Sunday noon–4pm.

Tom Millea — A Sense of Place

Master photographer Tom Millea has lived in Carmel for over forty years. His work explores the extraordinary in the ordinary, as seen in images from his series ‘Carmel Valley’,  ‘Horizons’, and ‘The Palms; spiritual formations.’ This acclaimed photographer’s stunning photographs are collected and exhibited worldwide. In this upcoming photography exhibit, Carmel Visual Arts is pleased to share some of this exceptional body of work with viewers so close to home.

Photography Exhibit — Tom Millea — A Sense of Place

Opening Reception, January 18th, 6–8pm

Tom Millea speaks about his art with a book signing,
on Sunday, January 19th, 3pm–4pm

Exhibition Dates: January 15–February 12th, 2014

Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 11–5pm, Sunday, 12–4pm

Local Color – Paintings and Photography

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Opening Reception, Saturday, December 7th | Exhibit runs through January 10th , 2014

YOU ARE INVITED to Give the Gift of ART with local artists Rich Brimer and Carol Henry at their Open House Event “Local Color”, making this the first year of an annual open studio tradition. The newly established Carmel Visual Arts is home to the local art duo at The Barnyard shopping center.

In addition to artworks that fill out your shopping list, large and small, the artistry of these two will delight your senses! Or purchase gift certificates for workshops, private painting lessons and weekly figure drawing. There will also be a special $40. Gallery Window Exhibition and a $100 Gallery Window Exhibition

Stop by the studio for a cup of cheer and leave with something for everyone including yourself!

Nude Figure in Landscape

(Our Grand Opening Exhibit!)


Nude Figure in Landscape. The opening reception was Saturday, October 26th 2013

The exhibit ran October 26th – November 22, 2013.

This international call for entries exhibit juried by Carol Henry, CVA Photo Director and Meg Partridge of the Imogen Cunningham Trust. There are images from Luxemburg, Chile and Canada as well as 12 states and 5 local photographers including Kim WestonAllison WoodTodd HuntBrandalyn Raymond and Magdalena Maddox. This exhibit will show traditional Silver Gelatin, Platinum and Wet Plate Collodion, as well as a variety of digital methods.

This exhibition explores the fascination, history and meaning of the unclothed figure in the outdoor environment used as creative photographic expression.

Exhibiting Photographers

Ansley West Rivers

Michael Mirabito

Catherin Colaw

Luther Gerlach

Mark Sink

Alli Wood

Brett Henrikson

Todd Hunt

Jean Luc Koenig

Magdalena Maddox

Russell Jeffcoat

Dave Levingston

Rob Cousins

Kim Weston

Christine Garceau

Allan Barnes

Robert Weston

Kat Moser

Joel Simpson

Brandalyn Raymond

Raúl Charlin

Mark Sharfman

Robert Butler