“Stitching California” Art Quilts at the Carnegie Arts Center

California is a large and complicated place, where dreams are formed and sometimes realized, and where homelessness, want, and xenophobia are all too prevalent. Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, a new traveling exhibition appearing at Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center from September 13 to December 31, showcases an exciting collection ofContinue reading ““Stitching California” Art Quilts at the Carnegie Arts Center”

Pervasive Innovation in Northern California Ceramic Sculpture

New Exhibition Opens March 29, 2022, Exploring Northern California’s Ceramic Sculpture Legacy Pervasive Innovation: Ceramic Sculpture in Northern California  is on view through May 28th at Carnegie Arts Center. Providing an overview of the dynamic and creative ceramics scene in this region, the exhibition features work by 16 artists from the late 1960s to theContinue reading “Pervasive Innovation in Northern California Ceramic Sculpture”

10 Years and Going Strong!

We are celebrating the 10th Season in our beautiful new Carnegie Arts Center, which opened to the public in September 2011. There is much to reflect on and much to be thankful for: 90 incredible and diverse exhibitions, more than 26,000 students on field trips, 120 Family Friday night activities, and over 20,000 gallery visitors!Continue reading “10 Years and Going Strong!”

SURFACES: Works by Kate Jackson, Dana Mano-Flank, Denise Oyama Miller and Michelle Park

Visit the Lobby Galleries now through April 25 to experience the work of four talented women from our Northern California region. 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 physicalContinue reading “SURFACES: Works by Kate Jackson, Dana Mano-Flank, Denise Oyama Miller and Michelle Park”

Volunteering Offers Surprises

I started volunteering for the Carnegie in the winter of 2018. I complained to my college counselor about having no outlets during my winter break and she told me about the Carnegie, told me it was right next to the police department so my parents wouldn’t have to worry about me being unsafe. She called theContinue reading “Volunteering Offers Surprises”


Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, NY), 1963 © Gordon Parks Foundation In This Time is a juried exhibition for the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries that seeks to explore creative responses to the current state of our communities, our nation and our world. Throughout history, artists have confronted, examined and responded to the issues of their moment. Today,Continue reading “CALL FOR ENTRIES: “In This Time””

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED — Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass

The Carnegie Arts Center is currently calling for entries from artists who work in any ceramic or glass media. The entry deadline is extended to THURSDAY, 2/27 – don’t delay! Firing Imagination is a juried exhibition that will highlight the demanding technical aspects and wide variety of creative exploration possible in these challenging media. EntriesContinue reading “ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED — Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass”

Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski

The Carnegie Arts Center announces an exciting exhibition of paintings by Jamey Brzezinski on view now through March 22, 2020. Once each year the Carnegie presents an exhibition with a Central Valley focus, celebrating artists who have had a significant impact on the regional art scene. This year the Carnegie is pleased to highlight theContinue reading “Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski”

New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes

Two new exhibitions open in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries We are excited to present two new exhibitions opening in the Lobby Galleries this month that amplify and explore the idea of heroism. The exhibitions will be on view from October 16, 2019 through January 26, 2020. In the Lower Lobby is Heroes RealContinue reading “New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes”

Pastel Presentations this Spring

The Carnegie Arts Center is offering two exciting opportunities to learn more about the pastel medium in conjunction with the current exhibition The Fine Art of Pastels (on view through May 26). Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. is a presentation by artist Ginny Burdick whose work is included on the exhibition. Ginny lives andContinue reading “Pastel Presentations this Spring”