Holiday Open Studio Helps Animals of AFRP
3200 Crescent Avenue, Marina
December 9, 2012, 11 am – 4 pm
Zmak Creative opens its Marina studio for a special one-day sale of fine art photography by Steve Zmak and handcrafted jewelry by Tina Zmak. The Holiday Open Studio features limited and numbered edition photographs, lithograph prints, notecards, A Year in the Vineyard books, and a preview of the Alaska exhibit, and more. It also features earrings, necklaces and wine charms created with gemstones, cultured freshwater pearls and crystals. Most items — including lithographs, notecards, earrings and wine charms — are priced at $15 or less. To thank local patrons for their support, Zmak Creative will reduce the price of matted and framed photos from $400 to $250, and matted prints will be reduced from $300 to $225 for this one day only (these below-cost specials on matting and framing apply to existing inventory only.) Steve will also preview selected photos from his trip to Alaska this past summer and new photos from his Vineyard Photography Workshops in the Santa Lucia Highlands. 10% of all the sales from the event will be donated to Animal Friends Rescue Project in Pacific Grove. Free. (jewelry) 831-883-4459.

Trailside Café & Coffee House
550 Wave St., Lower Level on the Rec Trail, Monterey
July 2011 – November 2012
Featuring 12 photographs of Central Coast landscapes including new work

“Celebrating Monterey County”
Arts Council of Monterey County Juried Show
Monterey County Government Center
160 West Alisal St., Salinas, Calif.
November 2011 – November 2012
Featuring 2 photos

“Keep Fort Ord Wild”
Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant
100 A Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, CA
May 14, 2012 – July 2012
Featuring 5 photos from Steve’s Fort Ord Portfolio

Center for Photographic Art
Apertures & Appellations – A Wine Tasting Event in the gallery
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 4-6 p.m.
The Center for Photographic Art is pleased to announce this quarterly event featuring a unique blend of photography and wine tasting. Local wineries pair their locally grown wines with images from Steve Zmak’s book, Year in the Vineyard.

LandWatch Monterey County
“Around the County” Speaker Series
June 11, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Hyatt in Monterey
Every year LandWatch hosts an “Around the County” speaker series on an important land-use issue, and this year the series focuses on Fort Ord. The final of three presentations will showcase a collection of Steve’s Fort Ord photography spanning more than 10 years.

Offices of 37th District Assemblymember Bill Monning
May 15 – December 1, 2011; Opening Reception Friday, May 20, 2011
Featuring 16 photographs in his Monterey Office, 99 Pacific Street, Suite 555D (Heritage Harbor Complex), and 7 photographs in his Sacramento Office, California State Capitol Museum, 1315 10th Street. Open to the public during regular business hours.

A Year in the Vineyard
Hammond Vineyards
655 River Road, Salinas, Calif.
June 2011 – May 2012
Featuring 4 photographs.

ImageMakers at Frames on Broadway
815 Broadway Ave., Seaside, Calif.
In this ongoing exhibit, each participating ImageMaker changes his/her photo every 2 months. Open to the public during regular business hours.

Water Works – Arts Council of Monterey County Juried Show
Monterey County Health Department
1270 Natividad Rd., Salinas, Calif.
June 6, 2011 – May 2012
Featuring “Neverending Roar” and “Moonrise Over Rock Creek”.