Alex Gonzales, award winning contemporary artist and Professor Emeritus of Monterey Peninsula College, was a long-time member of the Carmel Art Association. He is known for his large abstracts and landscapes as well as smaller figurative works. He was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts, also earning an M.A. degree from San Francisco State University. He passed away at the age of 93 in October of 2020.