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Showcase features Central California artists

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto are readying the artistic creations that will be part of the Central California Art Showcase.

The juried exhibition, now in its fourth year, is a unique collaboration between the region’s two premier visual arts galleries celebrating regional artistic excellence. For this show both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges.

“We think this creates an exciting opportunity for all Central California artists,” said Carnegie Director Lisa McDermott. “The main goal of this collaboration is to highlight the importance of the arts across our entire region.”

“By sharing this exhibition between our two venues, we attract more artists to two galleries in Downtown Modesto and Downtown Turlock”, says Marianne Ward, chair of the Mistlin Gallery’s exhibition committee. “Each year we see new artists entering their work and being successful.”

The Showcase will be awarding $3,500 in prize money and is being judged by Cheryl Barnett, sculptor; Dean Dallin, painter and pastel artist; and G. Dan Mitchell photographer.

Each gallery will be displaying works from the exhibit from April 4 to June 2.

The Carnegie Arts Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays. The center is located at 250 N. Broadway in Turlock. For more information, visit


The Mistlin Gallery is open 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is located at 1015 J St., in Modesto. For more information, visit