Alvarado Gallery

Local Arts and Artists in the Monterey Conference Center

The City of Monterey presents rotating art exhibits at the Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center. The Gallery provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey area. A call for artwork is usually conducted each fall.

Current exhibit | Location and Hours


Current Exhibit

The City of Monterey, Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission, and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the current Alvarado Gallery exhibit: Simple Strokes of Inspiration, Watercolors by Tamara Selyangina.  Russian by origin, Tamara grew up in the Eastern Siberia. Prior to moving to California, Tamara and her husband Peter lived in Europe for almost ten years where her travels inspired her to paint with watercolor. 

Tamara started exhibiting publicly in 2009, a couple of years after she moved to Monterey.  The fresh subject matter in Monterey County contributes to her inexhaustible excitement and enthusiasm for painting.  She is inspired by the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and is compelled to try to recreate it in her paintings with her impressionistic style. 


This exhibit offers a mixture of landscapes and street scenes.  Her work can be viewed online at:

The exhibit will be on display October 24 through January 12, 2015 in the Alvarado Gallery, located at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza.

One Portola Plaza.

Location and Hours

Alvarado Gallery is located on the second floor of the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza (Del Monte Ave. at Calle Principal) in downtown Monterey.

The Conference Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and may be open on weekends for scheduled events. Call (831) 646-3770 for weekend schedule information.

Map and Directions

Phone: (831) 242-8743 / Fax: (831) 646-3917
Address: One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Alvarado Gallery interior