Art Gallery

Exhibiting outstanding work by established and emerging artists and offering San Diego's only hands-on program in Museum Studies and Gallery Management.

Spring 2015 San Diego Mesa College

Student Art Exhibit 

April 30 – May 14, 2015

Reception: Thursday, April 30, 4  – 7 pm, Art Gallery and Courtyard

Lecture by Paul Turounet:

Now What – Out of the Studio and Into the World

7 pm in G-101

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY: Gallery guests should park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flag pole. (Students should park in the student lots.)
Join us for a reception for the Spring 2015 Student Show with refreshments, performances and a special lecture. The exhibit is an exciting and masterful collection of class projects in various media including drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture, all produced by students enrolled in Studio Art classes and the Fashion Department.
During the reception Museum Studies student Scott Paulson will present a unique personal collection, a mini-museum of Kazoos. Scott is an award-winning soundscape artist who asks the audience to participate in his live shows. He has created a plexi temple showcasing the fun, buzzy little instrument that we hum into for musical expression. Illustrated cards document the history of the instrument and reveal surprises about its uses by various musicians. The display will include antique tin and wooden kazoos, commercial advertising kazoos and cartoon character kazoos, among others. There will be a participatory performance that will encourage visitors, young and young at heart, to create their own kazoo composition and play them!
Also that evening, artist Paul Turounet will cover a variety of topics in an informal lecture format to assist students and artists on the next steps in presenting and marketing their artwork:
  • Designing a website,
  • do’s and don’ts;
  • preparing a proposal for an exhibition,
  • writing an artist statement,
  • using social media to promote your artwork.  
All aspects of the exhibition were designed and executed by the Museum Studies class under the direction of Professor Moctezuma. Museum Studies student Scott Paulson designed the invitation.

Welcome to the gallery:

Welcome to the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery. The gallery exhibits outstanding work by contemporary artists and showcases artwork created by San Diego Mesa College students. The gallery is located in room D101.

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Mesa College Art Gallery

GALLERY HOURS: MTW 11 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 11 am - 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 parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. 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 Fair 2013 and 2014. Check out our Museum Studies page on FB: San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies.


Alessandra Moctezuma,Gallery Director,Museum Studies
Call Pat Vine, Art Gallery Assistant
Ph.(619) 388-2829

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

Artist Submissions:

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