December 6, 2018

Mesa College Art Gallery's Student Art Exhibition Open Through December

By Angela Garcia, Office of Communications

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The San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery has opened its doors for the Fall 2018 Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition kicked off on November 29, with an end of the year reception and student art sale to showcase the diverse talent of Mesa artists.

The student exhibitions are held at the end of each semester, giving students the opportunity to share their talents and even sell some of their work. This not only provides these emerging artists with some income, but it gives attendees the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts.

A collaboration of students from our Studio Art classes and Fashion Department created each piece of art, featuring a wide array of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, ceramics, design, sculpture and fashion. With over 100 works on display, the exhibition is one you will not want to miss.

In addition to the student collection, a window installation by San Diego Artist Katie Ruiz titled Mother Rose Cried Many Burdens is on site. Ruiz is a Chicana artist who is creator and owner of VIVID SPACE SD gallery in Little Italy, and she teaches classes with the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD).

This impressive exhibition, which Museum Studies students designed and executed with direction from Professor Alessandra Moctezuma and Gallery Coordinator Jenny Armer, is open until December 11 in the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday, 11:00am – 4:00pm and Thursday, 11:00am – 7:00pm. For more information, please visit Mesa College Art Gallery events or contact Gallery Director, Alessandra Moctezuma at


About Mesa College Art Gallery: 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 and serves as a laboratory for the Museum Studies Program. San Diego Mesa College is the only San Diego institution to offer an AA and a Certificate of Performance in Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills.

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