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Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Since 1948, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts has sought to enhance the quality and diversity of artistic, educational and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging interaction between artists and the community.

All individuals are required to wear a mask while visiting indoor spaces in Monterey County regardless of vaccine status.

Visiting the Cherry Center’s gallery and grounds could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. By visiting our property and/or attending events held here, you are voluntarily assuming the risk of illness. Please contact our office at (831) 624-7491 with questions or concerns.

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ONLINE EXHIBIT OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Face It: Artists’ Portraits at The Cherry opens Friday, January 14, 2022. The focus is on portraits by artists: self-portraits, portraits of someone important to them, a spirit animal–whatever matters to them. Curated by Martha Manson, the exhibit includes artwork by Aki Ouye, Karen Nagano, Rick Deragon, Denese Sanders, Meg Biddle, Marcia Perry, Huntington Witherill, Martha Casanave, Jose Ortiz, Kimm Barnes, Paul Richmond, Noro Partido, Will Bullas, Robin Winfield, Andrea Johnson, Jan Wagstaff, Jerry Takigawa, Pamela Takigawa, Karen Warwick, Don Hughes, Mary Hill, and Pamela Carroll.

Pictured: “Exhale” – Denese Sanders

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2022 Thinking Out Loud Regional Art Exhibition

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is proud to announce the Thinking Out Loud 2022, a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their lives. This year, the students’ artwork will exhibit in our gallery and online March 5- 26, 2022.

Please use the link below to visit last year’s exhibit online.

2021 FIRST PLACE
“South of the Border”
Anthony Miguel
Stevenson School

2021 SECOND PLACE
“Ellis of Monterey”
Hayley Armstrong
Carmel High School

2021 THIRD PLACE
“Toy Rocks”

Mari Jacinto
Monterey High School

2021 THINKING OUT LOUD EXHIBIT

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Mission Statement

Founded by Carmel-by-the-Sea artist Jeanne d’Orge in 1948, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts was established to help support experimental fine arts and projects in the sciences.  We strive to stay true to our mission of presenting quality and diverse artistic, educational, and cultural programs in Monterey County.

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Permanent Collection

The Carl Cherry Center houses a collection of more than 600 prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, illustrated books, and periodicals by founder Jeanne d’Orge, as well as fifty years of collected memorabilia documenting the early history of Carmel.

Past Gallery Exhibits

About Us

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-profit corporation established in 1948. Our programs and exhibits are made possible through private donations, grants and sponsors.
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Pictured: Art courtesy of Robin Sawyer

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