Shows & Events

Nov 08 - Dec 31


Monterey County Gives! The annual Fundraiser for Monterey County Non-profits 
This year the CAA is targeting our annual youth competition and exhibition, For The Love Of Art, which was inaugurated at the CAA in the late 1940s and revived 5 years ago. It gives an opportunity for 70 to 80 high school student artists to experience what is involved in a professional jury and exhibition.
To Donate: go to the MC Gives WebsiteMonterey County Gives prefers donations through their website, but if you would rather write a check, please make it out to Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) and mail it directly to CFMC, Attn: Monterey County Gives, 2354 Garden Rd, Monterey CA 93940. Or drop it by the CAA.

Dec 06 - Dec 31

All-Member Show

Annual Miniature & Small Painting Show
A treasured holiday tradition that began at the CAA in the 1930s when "thumb-nail" paintings were shown every December. The gallery walls are hung with loads of small paintings in a dazzling variety of styles & subject matter, all created by our Artist Members—perfect for gift giving, or your home or office! Come see the collection of your favorite artists' smaller works!

Holiday Open House Reception: Saturday, December 8, 5-7 pm

Jan 03 - Feb 05


CAA presents a Retrospective Exhibition honoring Sam Hugh Harris, who passed last January at age 98, and Diane Wolcott, who died in March at 87. Sam and Diane each contributed a unique voice to the CAA’s 91-year legacy. The artworks in this show range from the 1960s to 2016. All works are available for acquisition.
Memorial Gathering: Saturday, January 12, 2-4 pm
Join the family and friends of Diane Wolcott and Sam Harris for an opportunity to share stories and celebrate two great, idiosyncratic artists of the twentieth century.

Jan 03 - Feb 05

All-Member Show

Fine Art at a Discount! (January 3 - February 5)
Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to purchase fine art at a discount. CAA Artist Members are offering select pieces at reduced prices.

Come in and browse the gallery and have fun discovering the selection of artworks with “Sale” tags that are interspersed throughout the rooms. You just may find something you had your eye on previously or discover a new affordable treasure!

If you’re out of the area and wish to inquire about a favorite artist’s item(s), contact our friendly sales staff.  (831) 624-6176 Ext. 1 or email