Salinas Valley Art Gallery located at 218 Main Street, Old Town, Salinas, is posthumously featuring the works of Martha Eppler, one of the charter members of the locally owned and operated co-operative gallery that has now been in business for forty two years. Martha was taught to play the piano and guided in her interests of drawing and sketching by her older sister. In 1939, she married John Eppler. At the end of World War II John was stationed in Monterey and moved his young family to the area. When his military service ended the family moved to Salinas. Art and music remained as central pursuits throughout Martha's life. Her paintings are in private collections in Washington, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Hawaii, the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Monterey County. One of her oil paintings hangs permanently in the Sherwood Community Center in Salinas. Another of her works, a panel done by each of four local artists, (herself,Grace Bryant, Phoebe Hall, and Audrey Schielke), celebrating the agricultural abundance of the Salinas Valley, hangs in the social hall of Northminster Presbyterian Church, in North Salinas. The reception posthumously featuring Martha Eppler's works will be held at the Salinas Valley Art Gallery, 218 Main Street, Old Town, Salinas, on Friday, December 6, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Salinas Valley Art Gallery participates in the Salinas First Friday Art Walk. Each month, our featured artist for the month is introduced with a reception in the Gallery between 5 and 8 PM. Finger Food and Beverages are provided and you will have a chance to meet many of the Gallery's artists and learn more about their works and their techniques.
Come and view a video of our gallery and artists by clicking here. If you know of an artist (or are an artist) looking for additional exposure and sales, we accept applications for membership in the gallery at any time and review portfolios semi-annually to fill any openings available.
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat -> 10-2 Sun - Until 8PM on First Friday
We accept most major credit cards and cash of course. We do have a special layaway program to make it easier to afford that special piece. Finally, our artists usually have additional work not on display currently in the gallery. Most artists can bring in additional work for your review by appointment - all sold through the gallery.