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Past Exhibitions

2016 - 2017 Season
Ferrari Gallery

Richard Scarry, Duck and Her Purse

from the Art Kandy Collection, © Richard Scarry, 2016

September 18, 2016 through
January 15, 2017 


Children’s books have always had a dual role. First, they are created to educate and entertain young readers – to start them off on a lifetime of reading enrichment and enjoyment. Second, they are historical touchstones, reflecting and visualizing the history and the values of the era they are written in. This exhibition presents the illustrations and the illustrators that have been bringing stories to life for generations of children.

Valley Grown:Jody Sears Barbuta, Alexander Cheves & John Karl Claes

John Karl Claes

Alexander Cheves

Jody Sears Barbuta

February 1 through
March 26, 2017 


In an ongoing series of annual exhibitions the Carnegie Arts Center has featured the work of distinguished artists from the Central Valley. These shows have explored the works of individual artists late in their careers, highlighting their creativity and talent that has reached well beyond this region. In 2017 we turn our attention to a younger generation of artists, and specifically those whose careers have a starting point in Stanislaus County. For this exhibition the Gallery Committee has selected three artists with roots in the Central Valley – all made their mark first while students at California State University, Stanislaus; all have gone on to have impressive professional careers.



These artists create works that are highly personal. However, each continues to explore elements that may be seen as part of their Central Valley experience – the agricultural landscape, an interest in our changing environment, a “small town” or rural American theme.



As we have looked back over to the careers of artists we consider our region’s masters in previous shows, we now hope to look forward in this exhibition – introducing the artists we expect to value even more in years to come.

April 4 through June 2, 2017

The fourth annual Central California Art Showcase will take place at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock and at the Central California Art Association’s Mistlin Gallery in Downtown Modesto. This exhibition is the finest showcase in the region for new work by artists in a variety of media. 


June 9 through July 30, 2017

The Carnegie Arts Center will present its third annual Youth Art Exhibition in Downtown Turlock this Summer. Young artists in grades K-12 are invited to present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie’s Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space.  Artwork drop-off June 1-4 during Carnegie business hours.  For more information and entry form please go to the Call For Entries page.  Opening reception, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m. (during the Family Friday).

Lobby Galleries
October 19 through December 31, 2016 

Drawing on Childhood is a juried, all media exhibition that seeks to explore the variety of ways childhood influences art. The juried show is presented in conjunction with Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection on view at the Carnegie Arts Center in the fall of 2016, and will serve as a complement to that exhibition. 

The Rebirth of the Muse: Works by Members of the Contemporary Humanitarian Artists Association

(Top, Left to Right) Lisa Gilliland-Viney, Cheryl Barnett, Iris Asai

(Bottom, Left to Right) Carolyn Reed, Kate Jackson

January 11 through
April 23, 2017 


The Contemporary Humanitarian Artists Association (CHAA) is a group of artists who believe that every human being has an effect on our world.


The artists in this group come together with a joint philosophy, that everyone’s decisions and behaviors either advance society or contribute to its decline.  The luxury of being “neutral” is non-existent. These artists create in order to provide others a small escape from their world and to give them a glimpse into the soul of another human being, if only for a fleeting moment. Seeing our world from many perspectives reminds us that one of the most important purposes in life is to help each other while being the best possible stewards of our planet.


The members of CHAA have originated from many locations and have momentarily converged in the center of the San Joaquin Valley.  The members meet regularly to discuss art philosophies, to share art techniques, to critique each others' work, and to support each other in their journey to create.


The collective has set a theme for this exhibition that each artist responded to with his or her own unique interpretation. The Rebirth of the Muse encourages the artist to explore what inspires them and express those inspirations in works both old and new.

Inspired Abstraction: Katherine Crinklaw, Sharon LoManto & Nic Webber

(Top Left)Katherine Crinklaw, Mixed Zinnias, acrylic on canvas

(Top Right) Sharon Maney LoManto, Temple Gate, steel, brass and paint,

(Bottom) Nic Webber, Finding its Place, copper

© Artist 2017

May 3 through July 23, 2017 


Abstraction has been a vital component of the artist’s toolkit throughout time; it has been used to create universal understanding and to enrich the viewer’s experience.  Through the simplification, magnification, or dislocation of forms artists can retain some or reject all references to the natural world. By moving away from strictly representational modes, the artist opens the door for the viewer to explore individual interpretation, to look more closely, and to think more deeply.


This exhibition brings together three artists from the Central Valley who use abstraction in individualistic ways.  All three artists inspire emotion and retrospection through their use of color and shape, employing degrees of abstraction to force the viewer to look and think more carefully.


Click on each image to learn more about each artist.

Yosemite Renaissance 32
August 10 through October 9, 2017

Celebrate the centennials of the Carnegie and the National Park Service with this annual juried exhibition. Coming to us from the Yosemite Museum, the show provides a contemporary perspective on the century-old artistic traditions of depicting the landscape, issues and ideas surrounding this national treasure. 



Bronze Sponsors

2016-2017 Season Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Season Promoters

Kathi Farber 

Foster Farms 

Michael Fuller 

Gallo Center for the Arts 

Grimbleby Coleman, CPAs 

Abe’s Discount Plumbing & Electric Acme Electric 

Crinklaw Fine Arts 

Lancaster Painting 

Jaureguy's Paint and Decorating 

JKB Living, Inc. 

Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc. MK Electric & Design Inc. 

Mocse Credit Union  

Morgan Stanley 

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Torre Reich Construction  Turlock Irrigation District Wahl, Willemse, Wilson  

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