Mesa College Art Gallery


San Diego Mesa College Fall 2016 Faculty Exhibition
September 8 - 28

Reception: Thursday, September 8, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Art Gallery and Courtyard

Art faculty lecture following reception at 6:30 pm

Join us to view artworks by the San Diego Mesa College studio arts faculty in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, digital, photography, printmaking, installation. Our faculty are active members of the San Diego arts community and they exhibit and produce artwork as part of their practice.

WHY WE COLLECT...The 20th Century
October 13 - november 8

Reception: Thursday, Octobert 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Gallery and Courtyard.

Lecture following reception at 6:30 pm

A selection of works featuring different 20th Century styles and movements and an investigation into the nature of art collecting
All of the artworks belong to an educated collector with a median income.
Artists represented include Hans Arp, John Cage, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Man Ray among others.

The lecture will focus on the "art" of collecting, even with a limited budget.

FALL 2016 Student Exhibition
December 1 -13

Reception and Art Sale: Thursday, December 1, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Gallery and Courtyard

An exhibit featuring over 100 artworks in a variety of media. All the works were created by students in our Studio Art classes. Your chance to purchase original art and handmade jewelry, ceramics, glass and works on paper.


Monday & Tuesday: 11 am - 4 pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 1 - 8 pm

Closed Fridays, weekends and school holidays.

Visitors may schedule an appointment to view exhibit when the gallery is closed. We need a week advance notice to schedule special visits. To schedule email

The galley is closed during summer. Also closed for Thanksgiving, Spring Break and Winter Break when the college is not in session.

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY. Park in the upper Faculty A Overflow lot across from the flagpole. If the lot is full purchase a permit and park in the student lots.

Students should park in student lots. 

DURING REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: From the Marlesta entrance purchase a permit from the machine at the information booth to be used only in the student lots. Or use the visitors' 45 minute diagonal spaces in the upper parking area across from the flagpole. Find additional parking info at

To receive email press releases and gallery announcements, or to be placed on our mailing list, please email Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director, at

Gallery Mission:

The Mesa College Art Gallery is an educational forum to present the work of professional artists in a range of media and dealing with diverse issues. The gallery also showcases outstanding artwork created by students in the Art Department.

It is our mission to enrich and engage our student community through art. The gallery exhibits are complemented with artist lectures, workshops, and guided tours.

The works on display reflect a variety of topics in order to engage students from other disciplines and departments. We have created exhibits in collaboration with Chicano Studies, Women Studies and the Black Studies department.

The gallery serves as a laboratory for the Art Department's Museum Studies Program. The college is the only San Diego institution to offer an AA and a Certificate of Performance in Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills.

During the academic year four exhibits feature art by emerging and established contemporary artists.

A student exhibition is held at the end of every semester. Besides exhibits in our main space, D101, the Art Gallery program and the Museum Studies classes also curate exhibits in locations around San Diego. Past exhibits have been curated as Space4Art, San Diego Art Department, Mission Valley Library, Claire de Lune, Voz Alta and San Diego Contemporary Art Show 2013, 2014 and 2015. Check out our Museum Studies page on FB: San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies.


Alessandra Moctezuma,Gallery Director,Professor, Museum Studies


Call Pat Vine, Gallery Coordinator: (619) 388-2829

7250 Mesa College Drive -D101 San Diego, CA 92111-4998

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Mesa College Art Gallery

Artist Submissions:

We are not accepting artist submissions at this time.