Come “Beyond the Fog” and see what Carmel Valley has to offer…

Carmel Valley Art Association® Gallery

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


#2 Chambers Lane, in the Center Street Marketplace, at the heart of Carmel Valley Village

Look for the Center Street Marketplace sign, western side of Carmel Valley Road, in the center of the Village.
Take a right at the sign to visit the Carmel Valley Art Association Gallery®,
Jerome’s Carmel Valley Market, and all the other unique artists and services in this special group of businesses.


Gallery Manager: Robin Sutherlin  ph: 831-659-2441
Creative Director: Shelley A Aliotti  ph: 831-659-4434




Monterey Co. Business Council awards CVAA
In Monterey County FOR 2015

also voted

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 & the ARTISTS!

Artwork includes fine art—oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media— plus three dimensional pieces 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 the incredible creative energy of our amazing artists. It is quite infectious! Come visit
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—to create “Digital Paintings” of the travels that feed her soul, as well as the area where she was born, lives, and loves to always return to.

In 2009, Valley Girls Gallery relocated and expanded into a new, larger space and evolved3x5 web Carmel Mag pix Sept 2013 into a beautiful creative gallery where many local artists would showcase their art. “One day,” Shelley says, “Bill Bates—a friend and beloved Carmel cartoonist—suggested that we form a ‘Carmel Valley’ Art Association. So we did!” Bill was a founding Director of the Carmel Valley Art Association® (CVAA). He is missed  :0(




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 around the world to learn about each other and build international friendships for life.  We were awarded the TRUSTe seal of safety.

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Today, we are entering our fourteenth 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+ 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, boutiques, studios, and art galleries showcasing this areas most creative artists.




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Visit Us in Sunny Carmel Valley!

In 2016 we launched a new project,, to invite you to this beautiful area where we were born and raised our own children. is an online ‘concierge’ which features all you’ll want to know when visiting this ‘must-see’ central California destination. To help fully establish this area as a heavenly destination, CVRC partners Shelley & John Aliotti (owners of Carmel Valley Art Association), well-known artist Will Bullas and Rachel Reisig, our Creative Director, share this very special place with you. Use this beautifully photographed business directory to choose where you’d like to taste the wines and dine, 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 are being listed on  A calendar of local activities, including major events in the greater Monterey Bay area, help visitors 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.