The Art of Better Health

for health

Donors, patients and creative artists come together to uplift, encourage, include and heal through Natividad Medical Foundation’s Art of 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: "From Morning Mists to Setting Suns" Healing Landscapes Exhibition

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Congratulations to the Winners 

of the 2017 Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association exhibition:
“From Morning Mists to Setting Suns”

Juried Awards
1st – Maria Boisvert, “Morning Light, Cypress Grove”
2nd – Wayne Adachi, “Toro Park Eucalyptus”
3rd – Sibyl Johnson, “Fog at Whalers Cove”

Honorable Mentions
Maria Boisvert, “Glory of Point Lobos”
Bobbie Brainerd, “Between A Rock & A Hard Place”
Marie Massey, “Ocean Spray”
Lilli-​​anne Price, “Moss Landing Mood”
Julie Seelos, “Let’s Do Lunch”
Julie Seelos, “Toro Creek Trail”

"Morning Light, Cypress Grove"

Artist: Maria Boisvert
Size: 20×16
Medium: Oil
Price: $1,250

"Toro Park Eucalyptus"

Artist: Wayne Adachi
Size: 16×20
Medium: Oil
Price: $475

"Fog At Whalers Cove"

Artist: Sibyl Johnson
Size: 11×14
Medium: Oil
Price: $900

"Let's Do Lunch"

Artist: Julia Seelos
Size: 12×16
Medium: Oil
Price: $1,200

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