Virtual Exhibition Gallery

2020 - 2021 Season

Opening Doors Logo image.png
Opening Doors (Friends of the Turlock Public Library Art Competition)
May 5 - August 1, 2021

Opening Doors is a juried exhibition sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Turlock Public Library and Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center, celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Turlock Public Library. Artists from throughout the Central Valley are invited to submit work that is influenced or inspired by the many ways that libraries “open doors” and, as a result, enrich lives.

Click here to see more about the exhibition along with images from the artists.

Plush or firm. Sleek or weathered. Silky or prickly. Certain art media have inherently tactile surface textures. We see them and immediately want to run our fingers over the work to make a physical sensory connection. Other media can be used to create implied surface textures that engage our senses through suggestion, memory or metaphor.  The four artists in this exhibition use surfaces and textures that invite us to examine their work closely. They also use layers of surfaces to suggest layers of feeling. We are asked to dig below the surface – the visual surface – to explore depths of meaning and emotion.

In This Time
October 16, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Mark Coggins, It's All good,

2020, archival pigment print,

Copyright © the artist.

In This Time is a juried exhibition for the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries that explores creative responses to the current state of our communities, our nation and our world. 42 works by 23 artists were accepted. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, pastels, photographs, ceramics, and mixed media works.


Throughout history, artists have confronted, examined and responded to the issues of their moment. Today, the crises that are actively defining this time — from quarantine to climate change, from social justice to economic uncertainty— fundamentally impact our lives.

Click here to see more about the exhibition along with images from the artists.

2019 - 2020 Season

CAS 2020 logo.png

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 building by the Turlock City Arts Commission, to the new Carnegie Art Showcase, our annual juried exhibition has continually strived to increase awareness, encourage creativity, and feature great quality. Under the shadow of the global pandemic, we have proceeded with caution in bringing the show together.


Working remotely, our esteemed panel of jurors selected 84 works — from among the more than 200 submitted — for the exhibition. With face masks on and hand-sanitizer at the ready, they reviewed and chose the award-winning pieces in person. We are excited at the level of diversity present in the works selected, and we believe all visitors will be delighted and impressed with this showcase of talent. Enjoy!

Click here to see more about the exhibition along with images from the artists.

Sponsor Panel updated.jpg