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.

Upcoming Exhibition:

Faculty Exhibition Fall 2014

September 2 – 25, 2014

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 4, 5 - 7 pm, Gallery D101


Presentation by Brian Dick and Lisa Hutton, G101, 7 pm

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT: Park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. 

Our faculty exhibition features artwork in a variety of media created by our studio arts faculty. Participating artists include:

Angel Adame  - Brian Benfer  - Nathan Betschart -  Kraig Cavanaugh - Patricio Chavez - John Chwekun - Brian Dick (with Christen Sperry-Garcia) - Lynn Engstrom - Christopher Ferreria -  Misty Hawkins - Lisa Hutton -  Wendell Kling - Mario Lara - Georgia K. Laris -  Jim Machacek  - Alessandra Moctezuma - Amy Paul - Omar Pimienta  – Jacqueline Ramirez  - robyko - Barbara Sexton - Juan Carlos Toth - Sandra Wascher - Leah Younker - Cindy Zimmerman

During the lecture, Brian Dick will speak about the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP), a collaboration with Christen Sperry-Garcia which promotes art museums through custom made, sports team-like mascots that engage with passersby, visitors and staff.  Since 2008, NWMMP has appeared in museums across the globe including the Center George Pompidou, Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MOCAD), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, MOMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, The Whitney Museum of American Art and Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.

For a more detailed description go to our FB event page:

Mesa College Art Gallery and click on the Faculty Exhibit Event page.


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.

GALLERY HOURS (see next panel for special hours for exhibit)
Closed 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. The gallery is closed during the summer months and winter break.

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT. Park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. During regular gallery hours: From the Marlesta entrance purchase a $1.00 per hour permit from the machine at the information booth, to be used only in the student lots. Or use the visitors' 45 minute 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 in Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills.

During the academic year four exhibits features 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 the LRC, 2nd Floor Art Corridor.


Alessandra Moctezuma,Gallery Director,Museum Studies
Pat Vine, Art Gallery Assistant
Ph.(619) 388-2829
7250 Mesa College Drive -D104 San Diego, CA 92111-4998

Artist Submissions:

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