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Ferrari Gallery
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September 13 - December 30, 2022

California is a large and complicated place, where dreams are formed and sometimes realized, and where homelessness, want, and xenophobia remain. Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, a travelling exhibition, showcases an exciting collection of art quilts that reflect the complexities of the Golden State. Viewers will enjoy a balanced show of beauty, originality, thought-provoking content, realistic and abstract imagery, and quality workmanship.

Presenting a well-rounded picture of a complex state, Stitching California displays works from over 40 artists working in California and neighboring states today. Their dynamic offerings highlight the rich and varied California landscape, but also present us with darker themes such as the impacts of climate change and injustices faced by some of California’s populations across the centuries. Rendered in diverse ways, Stitching California’s 2D and 3D fiber works contain references to industry, economy, geography, and topography, and run the emotional gamut from hope to despair.

Stitching California originated at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA and is traveled through Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).

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Stitching Vincent: A van Gogh Inspired Installation
January 10 - February 4, 2023

This year, for the first time, we’ve set aside the month of January as our Project Space to explore experimental ideas and unique concepts with “pop up” exhibitions. The first of these new shows is Stitching Vincent: A van Gogh Inspired Installation.

This installation of handmade works by Turlock artist Hope Werness was inspired by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. The artist has re-worked details of van Gogh compositions using embroidery on fabric. A selection of works is arranged in an intimate and experimental format, presenting the viewer with a surprisingly different way of engaging with this artist who seems so familiar.

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February 14 – May 13, 2023


The Carnegie Arts Center’s annual Valley Focus exhibition is an opportunity to highlight the very best work being created in and about our region. For the past 10 years we have honored artists through solo retrospectives and through small group exhibitions, and many of them have celebrated artists who are educators shaping the future of the arts in the Central Valley.  It is an honor to continue this tradition with another exciting and instructive show.

This year’s exhibition features four painters who are making an impact in the region with their work as artists and through their positions in the faculty at our local colleges.  As role models for young and aspiring artists these creative women offer valley students the opportunity to explore a variety of viewpoints – literally in their own paintings and intellectually through the discussion of ideas in their classes and critiques.

Louisa Benhissen (Merced College), Chelsea Gilmore (Modesto Junior College), Susan Stephenson (CSU Stanislaus), and Mirabel Wigon (CSU Stanislaus) offer us new perspectives. In very individual ways, they each take representation – specifically the depiction of space and spatial relationships – in a unique or challenging direction. Our connections to people and places are presented from surprising and distinctive angles. These four perspectives will inspire us to look closely and have creative conversations.

Gallery Conversations with the artists will take place in March & April. Check the calendar of events for complete details.

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Susan Stephenson

Ruston Warehouse

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Louisa Benhissen

Yosemite Falls Through a Screen

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Chelsea Gilmore


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Mirabel Wigon

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Ready, Set, Show! Youth Art Show
May 23 – June 24, 2023
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Carnegie Art Showcase
July 5 – September 2, 2023

Welcome to the region’s foremost presentation of new work by California artists. Building on a tradition of more than 30 years, the Carnegie Arts Center is proud to continue honoring the very best in the visual arts. From the original Spring Juried Art Show, long hosted in the old Carnegie Library building by the Turlock City Arts Commission, to the new Carnegie Art Showcase, our annual juried exhibition continually strives to increase awareness, encourage creativity, and feature great quality. As the closing exhibition of our 11th Season, this year’s showcase is one we’ll long remember. Our esteemed panel of jurors selected 94 works — from among 245 submissions — for the exhibition.  We are, as always, excited at the level of diversity present in the works, and we believe all visitors will be delighted and impressed with this showcase of talent.

For more information on the show

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California Dreaming
October 4, 2022 – January 21, 2023

The environment, people, economy, and mythology of California all provide rich subject matter for artists. In the call for this juried exhibition, artists were asked to explore their California dreams, how they see our state, with its promises past and present.  The resulting show has a wealth of imagery and interpretations of the theme.

55 works by 39 artists were selected from over 140 submissions. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels, ceramics, glass, and fabric arts. Subjects range from our state’s iconic landscapes to more personal stories of growth, loss, struggle, and wonder.

Juror for the exhibition was Jonathan Bock an artist, business owner, and non-profit leader, with a lifetime passion for the arts.  Bock has a BFA degree in printmaking and art history from Indiana University and an MFA degree from California Institute of the Arts. He is owner of Williams Gallery West  and Stellar Gallery, both in Oakhurst, and in 2020, Bock founded Yosemite Gateway Art Center, dedicated to community involvement in the arts and cultural tourism.  He is president and founding director of Sierra Art Trails, dedicated to promoting artists and artisans in the Sierra Foothills, and serves as executive director of the Yosemite Renaissance, organization, dedicated to promoting the arts in Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region


Best of Show

Monique Wales, Eventide, reductive linocut relief print

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Awards of Merit

Veronica Gross, Golden Gate Migration, watercolor

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Nina Thomson, California Dreaming – Full Lakes, oil on canvas

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Honorable Mentions

Susan Conner, California Beginnings 2022, photograph

David Dolan, pe-num-bral, photograph

Debra Drake, California Valley Ancestors, colored pencil

Jon Nichols, When Avocados & Corn Dream, collage & ink

Artists included in the Exhibition:

Anna Barber, Ripon

Mel Beach, San Jose

Tommi Lou Carosella, Modesto

Susan Conner, Altaville

Katherine Crinklaw, Newman

David Dolan, Modesto

Debra Drake, Hughson

Jennifer Fosgate, Merced

Denie Fuller, Pleasant Hill

Barbara Gill, Modesto

Chella Gonsalves, Modesto

Veronica Gross, Los Gatos

Kate Jackson, Merced

Mary-Jane Kiskinen, Modesto

Jared Langley, Modesto

Larry Lew, Modesto

Lisa Livingston, Modesto

Loren Lukens, Merced

Catherine McLean, Modesto

Geneva Mello, Lodi

Denise Oyama Miller, Fremont

Jon Nichols, Turlock

Monica Ocegueda, Turlock

Darrell O’Sullivan, Galt

Michelle Park, Turlock

Lynn Sarraille, Turlock

Steven Showers, Oakdale

Sue Siefkin, Modetso

Kyle Silligman, Vernalis

Susan Slesinger, Seal Beach

Ileana Soto, San Leandro

Michael Souza, Turlock

Henrietta Sparkman, Modesto

J.C. Strote, Lodi

Jim Taylor, Coarsegold

Nina Thomson, Sacramento

Christopher Viney, Atwater

Monique Wales, Oakhurst

James Weber, Waterloo

Works by the Fresno
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January 31 – April 22, 2023

The CAC is pleased to welcome the members of the Fresno Printmakers’ Guild for a diverse and creative show.  In a selection of works representing many of their talented members, high-level printmaking skills will be on display! Membership in the FPG is open to artists from anywhere in the world who create hand-pulled prints. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and silk screen. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, and artist books, so long as some hand printmaking is involved. 

The purpose of The Fresno Printmakers’ Guild is to advance the art of fine printmaking through the study and practice of printmaking arts and to provide public education and public showings of the works of its members and others. As part of their mission, the FPG promotes and supports student artists through annual excellence awards to outstanding students of Fresno Community College, CSU Fresno, and other area institutions.

Michelle Goans

Opium Bomb

Matt Hopson-Walker

So Many Silos of Weaponized Consumerism

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May 2 – July 29, 2023

Farms & Fields is a juried, all media show that seeks to celebrate the variety and importance of agriculture in the Central Valley.  Artists from throughout northern and central California submitted work that is influenced or inspired by the agricultural bounty of the Central Valley. 61 works by 47 artists were selected, representing 20 different regional communities. Juror Moira Donohoe, an award-winning Yosemite area painter, selected the works from 149 submissions. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, pastels, ceramics, sculpture, mosaics, and fabric arts. Subjects range from field crops and orchards to farm equipment, rodeos, irrigation, livestock, and more. 


Margaret Sloan

Old Hen


Dixie Salazar

The Pruners


Vivian Patton


William Calvin


Artists included in the Exhibition:

Joy Anderson, Turlock

Ann Bailey, Turlock

Jacob Been, Hickman

William Calvin, Modesto

Tommi Lou Carosella, Modesto

Susan Conner, Altaville

Abel Corchado, Merced

Randy Crimmel, Modesto

Marilyn Eger, Lockeford

Margaret Eldred, Davis

Joe Enos, Ceres

Jennifer Fosgate, Merced

Barbara Gill, Modesto

Joan Gladwin, Chowchilla

Chella Gonsalves, Modesto

Caroline Henry, Stockton

Adrian Herrera, Merced

Greg Hubbard, Sacramento

David Hunter, Fresno

Rick Ingraham, Modesto

Kate Jackson, Merced

Karen Kingsbury, Modesto

Marti Knapp, Turlock

Loren Lukens, Merced

Geneva Mello, Lodi

Thomas Molletta, Oakdale

Amy Morgan, Clovis

Rhett Regina Owings, Turlock

Geri Patterson-Kutras, Morgan Hill

David Patton, Groveland

Vivian Patton, Groveland

Philip Payne, Turlock

Patrick Rhames, Fresno

Sally Ruddy, Waterford

Dixie Salazar, Fresno

Tara Schendel, Turlock

Deanna Schmitz, Merced

Steven Showers, Oakdale

Sue Siefkin, Modesto

Margaret Sloan, Murphys

Michael Souza, Turlock

Henrietta Sparkman, Modesto

Pam Toombs, Turlock

Christopher Viney, Atwater

Virginia White, Modesto

Rita Yamaguchi, Atwater

Marilyn Zinner, Oakdale

Yosemite Renaissance 38
August 8 - October 1, 2023

Yosemite Renaissance was founded in 1984 by the Yosemite Art Guild, a consortium of local Yosemite landscape artists. Their mission... “to motivate artists to develop diverse interpretations of Yosemite and its varied landscapes.”  Since then, more than 4,600 artists have participated in Yosemite Renaissance programs, setting the bar for creative excellence and inspiration in the Yosemite area.  Artists from around the country have been showcased in Yosemite Renaissance’s annual exhibit, featuring artwork depicting Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. The Carnegie Arts Center has hosted the traveling exhibition for most of its long history, and we are proud to do so again.


For a list of artists and images from the current exhibition, visit

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