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. email MPAF at:

This year, 2015, the MPAF gallery is celebrating its 12th 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 MPAF GALLERY page.

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

The MPAF gallery is one of 2 places (the other is the Monterey Museum of Art) that the August 2014 issue of Sunset Magazine lists for checking out art. See page 30 of the magazine and MPAF Gallery page for more information.


Our holiday show opens on November 17 with special handmade Xmas decorations for sale. Reception is on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 1-5pm. Please go to the MPAF Gallery page for more information.