Student Programs

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts recognizes the talent of Monterey County high school art students in our yearly art exhibition, Thinking Out Loud,and its sister program, The Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. Both programs are made possible through the generosity of the following organizations:

Arts Council for Monterey County
Hazen Family Foundation
Monterey County Board of Supervisors
Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
Pebble Beach Company Foundation
Yellow Brick Road Benefit Store.

2021 Thinking Out Loud Regional Art Exhibition

Thinking Out Loud 2021 was the Carl Cherry Center’s first student art exhibit accessible online. Over 150 students participated in this annual event, with cash prizes offered in four categories.

Use this link to see a list of this year’s winners and view the online exhibition.

2021 Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

The 2021 Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards recognized forty two area students for excellence in the written word.

Use this link to see a list of this year’s student poets and read their award-winning poems.