The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation was conceived in the late 1970's in Dick Crispo's living room. Founding members included Kay Cline, Ilene Tuttle, Rudolpho Nava and of course Dick. We received our 501-c3 status in 1981. We will gladly accept donations.

The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation (M.P.A.F.) was founded to bring artists together for fellowship, the exchange of ideas, and to further art education of the artists and the public. We hold workshops and lectures , have a scholarship fund, and maintain this website of our members' work. We have an All Member Show each year and sponsor a limited membership gallery at 425 Cannery Row in Monterey. We support public art work and cooperate with other groups in public activities. The current President of M.P.A.F. is Charlotte Hallam and the Membership Chair is Jan Zeigler

Membership in M.P.A.F. is $20 a year and is open to anyone. If you are interested in membership, please contact us. By long tradition, M.P.A.F. does not jury an artist's work. If we are showing in a gallery that limits what it accepts we will state the limitations in the call for art.

We believe that artists must have an opportunity and a place to show their work. So enjoy visiting our members' work - links to the artwork of selected M.P.A.F. members are listed in the left and right margins of this webpage.

This year, 2014, the MPAF gallery is celebrating its 11th anniversary in its present location at 425 Cannery Row, Monterey. We have a special show with paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, knits, silks, handpainted scarves and greeting cards. For more on the gallery and its history, go to the M.P.A.F. GALLERY page. You may also email us at

We are featured in the Nov-Dec 2013 issue of AAA Via magazine in the Monterey section as a star attraction of Cannery Row.


A new show "Waves of Enchantment" celebrates our 11th anniversary at this location. Opening reception is on Saturday, July 26 from 1pm to 5pm. The public is invited. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Please go to the "MPAF Gallery" page for more information.

The annual all-member show is at the Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont St., Seaside, Ca 93955 from June 1 to July 31, 2014. Please call 831-899-7322 for opening hours.