Our Main Gallery hosts eight to nine exhibits annually. The majority of exhibits center around multiple artists, so we can give exposure to as many artists as possible. We offer three Cultural Exhibits each year, including Black History Month, Japanese American Celebration and Dia de los Muertos altars. Exhibits are planned a year in advance. We are currently working on our 2017 Season of Exhibits.


If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact our Executive Director, Kevin Heath, at KevinGilroyArtsAlliance@gmail.com. Please submit photos of your work in the email and a link to your website (if applicable). Submissions are reviewed by a Gallery Committee. 

The Gilroy Center for the Arts welcomes local artist Elisa Nesheim, as she becomes the first Resident Artists at the Center.

​Elissa will be creating the work in the exhibit live, during scheduled hours at the Center. A 60-foot continuous intuitive watercolor landscape created on-site. There will be live viewing of her creative process during the open hours of the Gilroy Center for the Arts. During these times I invite the public to view my process and ask questions. Student groups are more than welcome to attend. The galleries and Center are free of charge.


The Process:
Elissa will paint large watercolor landscapes first on stretched paper and then deconstruct them by ripping and cutting. Then the landscapes will be re-constructed using collage and other painting techniques onto large wooden cradled panels. Each panel will represent a separate landscape painting while also connecting with the larger landscape. 


September Hours for Elissa:

Tuesday  - Friday 2pm - 5pm

​Saturday 11am - 2pm




Closing Reception Fri Sept 29

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for the finale of Elissa Nesheim's artist in residence watercolor installation. The 30 foot painting is complete and Elissa will give an artist talk about the work, the process and answer questions at 6:30 pm. Refeshments and Snacks will be served. All ages, Free!

August/September Exhibit

Intuitive Watercolor Installation

"Reconstructing the Landscape"

Resident Artist Elissa Nesheim working in the Gallery at the Center.