The Art of Better Health

for health

Donors, patients and creative artists come together to uplift, encourage, include and heal through the Natividad Medical Foundation’s Art for Better Health program. Donors and local artists started by transforming what could have been a generic hospital setting into one that welcomes and affirms the healing strength of our community. Thanks to these gifts, original local art fills our center and makes it feel more like home.

Watch how Art creates better health at Natividad Medical Center and take a walk through Kirk Kennedy’s book, HOME Monterey County.

The healing through art continues every year as our local art society partners with us to submit dozens of original paintings tied to our annual theme. Part of the proceeds from this year’s program will support spiritual care for patients of Natividad.

El Encargo movie

“El Encargo,” by Jose Ortiz, is an original mural that graces one of Natividad Medical Center’s main hallways, connecting patients who previously lived in rural villages with their aspirations for a better life.

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association: A Healing Feast for the Soul

Congratulations to the Winners 

of the 2016 Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association exhibition –
A Healing Feast for the Soul

Juried Awards
1st – Julia Seelos, “Brand New Roof”
2nd – Carol Belliveau, “Abandoned”
3rd – Coraly Hanson, “Point Lobos Glory”

Peoples’ Choice Awards
Marie Massey, “Loving Memories”
Peter Holmsky, “Afternoon Walk”

Patron Award
Paola Berthoin, “Home of the Red Shouldered Hawk”

Honorable Mentions
Christine Crozier, “Reef Catch”
Cindy Wilbur, “Homeward Bound”
Murray Wagnon, “Cypress Point
Michelle Murphy Ferguson, “Rocky Point Overlook”
Peter Holmsky, “Therapy”
Marlene Maier, “Asilomar Morning”

Point Lobos Arch

Artist: Kate Martin
Size: 9×12
Medium: Oil
Price: $700

Road to Salinas

Artist: Mark Monsarrat
Size: 12×16
Medium: Oil
Price: $750


Artist: Carole Belliveau
Size: 9×12
Medium: Oil
Price: $525

Sierra Meadow

Artist: Coraly Hanson
Size: 12×16
Medium: Oil
Price: $1,200

To view the full gallery of paintings, please click here.