Since 1931, the Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has been enriching the cultural climate of the community.  Building a platform for arts engagement through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs,  PVAC provides audiences with sustainable and transformative experiences.  Showcasing a wide range of artwork, PVAC presents artists at all stages of their careers.  Related educational programming includes guided tours, catalogues, lectures and workshops. 

PVAC’s Gallery Hours
10 am – 4 pm Mondays through Saturdays
1 pm – 4 pm Sundays (except major holidays) 

Exhibition Tours
Available to schools and community groups. Tours can be arranged by contacting Gail Phinney at GPhinney@pvartcenter.org or calling 310.541.2479 X 305.


July 31 – October 4, 2015
Artist’s Reception: 6 – 9pm Friday, July 31
A Garden Party: Noon – 5pm Saturday, August 1

Presented by PVAC in partnership
with Building Bridges Art Exchange
Curated by Joe Baker, Marisa Caichiolo and Evelyn Pener
The exhibition is part of the BBAX International Program

COLLABORATIONS: prints from Mixografia Workshop
July 31 – October 4, 2015
Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce COLLABORATIONS: prints from Mixografia, featuring works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Rufino Tamayo, Donald Sultan, Jason Martin, Mimmo Paladino, Joe Goode, Kwang-Young Chun and Kcho. The exhibition is presented by PVAC in partnership with Building Bridges Art Exchange and Mixografia Workshop.

Presented by PVAC in partnership
Curated by Joe Baker

July 31 – October 4, 2015

Photography by Bridget Bourgon

Video by Emmy Scharlatt and Tennyson Woodbridge


MARK SHAW: Glamour
October 15 - November 29, 2015

Monica Orozco: Photo-a-Day
October 15 - November 29, 2015


Ranee Henderson: Latchkey

June 12 - July 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12th, 6 - 9 pm

Ranee Henderson's painting Starkweather and Fugate was chosen from more than 230 entrees from 14 leading Southern California colleges to receive the 2014 Alpay Purchase Award.  Latchkey, a new body of work by the artist, was made possible in part by the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund.
Henderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and in 2015 earned her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Visiting the theme of childhood isolation, the pieces in the exhibit examine the life of latchkey children. Her distinctive use of heavy impasto, modeled to reveal facial features, blends sculptural elements with rich tones of paint to emphasize the unknowable aspects of personal experience.

John Elgin Woolf: Master of Hollywood Regency

March 20 - July 19, 2015

Presented in partnership with Art, Design and Architecture Museum, U C Santa Barbara

John Elgin Woolf, Collection of Art, Architecture & Design Museum, UCSB