We are pleased to report that our annual Artist event, Art in the Gardens 2015, was an excellent success in line with our past four years of “ART –in-the-ADOBES” programs. The number of participating artists increased this year, as did attendance at the three-day event.
The event kicked off on the evening of Friday, September 11 when twenty-two local painters gathered at Venture Gallery to have blank canvases and papers stamped as untouched. A small reception with wine sent them off to paint.
Saturday they scattered among the ten historic gardens of Old Monterey to capture their charms in oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. Volunteer docents stationed in each garden space explained the history and horticulture of each unique space.
The drought-challenged plantings in many areas provided a challenge to the painters, leading to some “artistic license” to bring the flowers back to vibrant life.
On Sunday September 13 the artists gathered in the Sensory Garden to exhibit their new paintings for judging. Volunteer judges John Greenwald, Susan Klusmire, and Patrick O’Dowd deliberated carefully with difficult selections. Awards were announced by noon.
Continue reading PLEIN AIR ART IN THE GARDENS IS ANOTHER SUCCESS
A fundraiser to restore the historic
“Monterey Christmas Angels”
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Reception: 6–9 p.m.; Auction: 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza
Wind, water and sun have battered the Angels that grace downtown Monterey each holiday season and we need your help to restore them. To raise funds for the restoration, Old Monterey Foundation and The Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission have joined forces to host a “Save the Angels” Auction. Inspired by the historic Angels, 20 renowned local artists have created new Angels, each six-feet tall, in their own distinct styles that will be auctioned to benefit the restoration.
To see all 20 angels, search for “Sneak a Peek” on this website. Or see them on display at the Museum of Monterey starting December 2.
For more Angel information please call (831) 346-3030
Click the button below to make a tax deductible donation
towards restoration of the Monterey Angels
The Monterey Peninsula has long been known as source of inspiration for artists of all types and mediums. From the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck to the prose of Robinson Jeffers, fans of the written word can walk the same trails and fields that inspired some of literature and poetry’s great masters. While the great names in painting may have called other places home, they, like countless other artists have used this beautiful landscape as their muse.
Continue reading Enjoy Plein Air Painting at Art in the Gardens – September 12 and 13, 2015
Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation for Monterey County has favorably considered and awarded an Opportunity Grant of $4,000 to OMF for the purpose of raising public awareness for the Lower Presidio Historic Park. The Grant will pay for an initial public information program about the proposed plan to develop the Historic Park as a phased build out of the 2002 Master Plan.
Continuing our well received lecture program from last year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 Marcia F. DeVoe lectures for July 23, August 7, and November 13, 2015. All lectures are at 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey. Admission is free but plan to come early as we were standing room only during our 2014 lecture series. Continue reading The 2015 Marcia Devoe Fund Lecture Series: Armin Hansen, November 13
The Old Monterey Foundation is again a proud participant in Monterey’s 4th of July Parade and Lawn Party. We had a beautiful day for the events, which were well attended by an enthusiastic crowd.
The Monterey Weekly has published an account of our Lower Presidio Historic Park project in its June 24, 2015 issue. Thanks so much to Dave Schmalz for getting us into the public eye.
Click here to read the full article
The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival on May 2 and 3, 2015. The event was organized by the City of Monterey to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural history of Monterey and the expert array of educational institutions in Monterey dedicated to language learning. The two day event began with a parade/procession down Alvarado Street to the Custom House Plaza, where the remainder of the Festival took place. This first Festival was a great success and will be promoted into the future. Continue reading LANGUAGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL
ART IN THE GARDENS The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that its series of Plein Air events continues this year with “Art in the Gardens” September 12 & 13. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. Saturday, September 12th: 11 AM – 4 PM:
- Local artists paint in and around the historic gardens of Old Monterey.
- Docents and gardeners interpret and explain the creation and maintenance of each garden featured.
- Information area in Sensory Garden (Olivier Street, outside Picket Fence) will feature maps of gardens for use by attendees.
- Tickets on sale for a drawing to win original paintings donated by participating artists.
Continue reading 2015 ART IN THE GARDENS – PLEIN AIRE (September 12 & 13)
The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to report that Monterey’s Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIP) has allocated $215,000 to our request for funding of the preliminary implementation of the Master Plan for the lower Presidio Historic Park. It was nip and tuck as the voting to allocate about $3.8 million went to a third round, where we garnered 51 votes, sufficient to win funding from the remaining $750,000. Continue reading NIP Funds Lower Presidio Historic Park