Come ‘Beyond the Fog’ and see what Carmel Valley has to offer…


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                Carmel Valley Art Association® Gallery                

#2 Chambers Lane, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

open daily ~ an artist daily ~   11:00am – 5:00pm

Located in “THE CENTER • Carmel Valley Village”

(by the famed Will’s Fargo Restaurant & next to the Carmel Valley Market)

Gallery Manager:       Phyllis Sears             p: 831-659-2441
Creative Director:      Shelley A Aliotti       p: 831-659-4434



Monterey Co. Business Council awards CVAA

2008, 2014 & 2015 ~ CV Chamber Business Star


Carmel Valley Art Association (CVAA) @Valley Girls Gallery is co-owned by John and Shelley A Aliotti  (Shelley Designs).  They have created a successful model … a juried art association which showcases talented local artisans. The artists rotate into their gallery for three to six month periods;  they also work in the gallery once a month to meet and greet the community.

We are the ART and the Artists!  Artwork includes:  fine art – oils, watercolors and acrylics – to mixed media, three dimensional and sculpture, Mosaic and Glass, Photography and Jewelry.  Our prints and posters make perfect gifts and we have the largest array of original cards in Carmel Valley.

“I am blessed to be surrounded by the beauty that graces the walls  of our gallery” says Shelley, “and this incredible creative energy of  our amazing artists.  It is quite infectious!  Come visit us and see for yourself what all the ‘BUZZ’ is about.”   

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Valley Girls Gallery
started in 2004 as the working graphic design studio for Shelley A Aliotti, artist and published author / illustrator of  My Pen Pal Scrapbook,  an Educational Journey through World Cultures ©1995.   Shelley combines her art of choice,  Graphic Design and Photography, creating “Digital Paintings” of the travels that feed  her soul and area where she was born, lives and loves to always return to.

In 2009, Valley Girls Gallery moved and expanded into a new larger space and evolve3x5 web Carmel Mag pix Sept 2013d into a beautiful creative gallery where many local artists would showcase their art. “One day,” Shelley says, “Bill Bates – one of my artists  and friend (a beloved Carmel cartoonist)  suggested that we form a ‘Carmel Valley’ Art Association.  So… we did it!  Bill would become one of the founding Directors of the Carmel Valley Art Association® (CVAA).  Bill is missed  :0(



CVAA Co-Owners:
John and Shelley A Aliotti are co-founders of  Carmel Valley Art Association®  Gallery and they were also the co-founders of Pen Pal Kids Club Inc. (PPKC), an interactive ‘edu-tainment’  (learning and fun!) web site for children  …“the safe social network for kids around the world” TM.  Pen Pal Kids Club was launched in June 2011… not as your average pretend,  avatar-based virtual world…but one in which real kids could challenge,  learn from and inspire each other.  “We always have believed strongly in the importance of providing a safe ‘global playground’  for children across the globe to learn about each other and build worldwide friendships for life.  We were awarded the TRUSTe seal of safety.

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Today,  we are entering our thirteenth year as a gallery. CVAA, in its third and final ‘corner’ location,  is now a vibrant and multi-award-winning gallery with an exciting group of 50 plus talented local artists ~ a hub fostering creativity and the arts in this truly unique area. We are located in Carmel Valley, on the Monterey Peninsula. Our village is friendly, yet savvy, boasts fine restaurants and wine tasting from one of California’s finest wine-growing regions and hosts a variety of shopping options ~ antiques stores, boutiques, studios and art galleries showcasing this areas most creative artists.




low rez new logo2016 ~ We are now launching a new project  to introduce you to this beautiful area where we were born and where we raised our own children. is an online ‘concierge’ which features all that you may want to know about when visiting this ‘must-see’ central California destination. To fully establish this place as a heavenly destination CVRC partners Shelley and John Aliotti (owners of Carmel Valley Art Association), well-known artist Will Bullas and Rachel Reisig, our Creative Director, will share this very special place with you. Discover with this beautifully photographed business directory just where to taste the wines and dine, where to shop, play and stay, where to get married and where to enjoy all that makes Carmel Valley so unique.

CVRC WBullas poster TN2015All businesses from Highway One to deep into Carmel Valley’s Cachagua area will eventually be listed on  A complete calendar of local activities will also be provided including those major events in the greater Monterey Bay area so visitors can plan their trips accordingly.  ‘The Blog Beyond The Fog’ and the ‘History of Carmel Valley’ sections will highlight events, local business insights and historical anecdotes, plus shine a spotlight on some of the special residents that “are”  this terrific community and make Carmel Valley one-of-a-kind worldwide.