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Past Exhibits

Past Exhibits

All exhibits curated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Museum Studies Professor, unless otherwise noted.

You can find details about each exhibit in our Mesa College Art Gallery Facebook page, under EVENTS.

Spring 2021

student art show invite
Spring 2021 Virtual Student Art Exhibition Website
Link to Website here!

heavy duty invite
Heavy Duty: Steamroller Printmaking Exhibition Drive-thru Reception

May 7 – June 4, Drive-Thru Reception: Friday, May 7
Participating Artists: Trevor Amery, Jenny Armer, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Brian Gibson, Wendell Kling, Chris Lahti, Mary Manusos, Jim Melli, Morgan Miller the III, Yvette Roman, Sibyl Rubottom, Katie Ruiz, Jose Hugo Sanchez, Katy Yeaw, Samantha and Ty Creighton
Link to Website here!

Fall 2020

fa 2020 student art exhibit invite
Fall 2020 Virtual Student Art Exhibition Website
Link to Website here!

drive thru exhibit invite
Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents Mesa Drive-In: An Outdoor Art Exhibition
November 13 - December 17, Drive-Thru Reception: Friday, November 13
Participating Artists: Kirsten Aaboe, Victor Angelo, Jenny Armer, Lucy Boyd-Wilson, John Calavitta, Katie Carrion, Michael Chavez, Remi Dalton, Joseph DeLaunay, Sheena Rae Dowling, Christopher Ferreria, Katie Flores, Kirsten Francis, Sarah Frey, Sora Gallagher, Scott Gengelbach, Sofia Gonzalez, Janice Grinsell, Steve Harlow, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Ginger Lou, Don Masse, Bhavna Mehta, Lourans Mikhail, Michelle Montjoy, John Oleinik, Judith Parenio, Johanna Poethig, Yvette Roman, Elizabeth Salaam, T. Jay Santa Ana, Gail Schneider, Andrew Sena, Jennifer Steffey, Christopher Tucker, Cindy Zimmerman
Link to Website here!

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Virtual Student Art Exhibition Website
Link to Website here!

ludicrous tales invite
Gloria Muriel, Aida
Valencia, Beliz Iristay and Irene de Watteville
Cancelled/ Postponed - Ludicrous Tales: A Topsy Turvy Quartet

March 17 – April 16, Thursday, March 19

Forced Exodus Invite
Joe Lewis
Forced Exodus
: Coded Messages from the Underground Railroad
February 3 – 27, Reception: Thursday, February 13

Fall 2019

student show invite
Fall 2019 Student Pop Up Art Exhibition

December 3-6, Reception: Thursday, December 5

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents with Guest Juror Michelle Montjoy
In-Part
: Interact and Participate with Art
October 29 - November 19, Reception: Thursday, November 7
Participating Artists: Lucy Boyd-Wilson, Sarah Bricke, Crystal M. Daigle Sabrina Davidson, Feminist Image Group - FIG(FIG), David Fobes, Kaori Fukuyama, Junko Glawe, Julia C R Gray, Jinxiu Han, Effi Karakaidos, Naria Kitahara, Brandie Maddalena, Lourans Mikhail, Christian Michaels, Margaret Noble, Cat Chiu Phillips, Cheryl Sorg de Mollerat, Elizabeth Stringer, Kline Swonger

john hogans invite
John Brinton Hogan
Brightest Beacons, Blindest Eyes

September 24 - October 17, Reception: Thursday, September 26

chromatic invite
April Rose and Katie Ruiz
Chromatic: Grounding with Color

August 19 - September 11, Reception: Thursday, August 29

Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 Student Art Exhibition

May 9 - 21, Reception: Thursday, May 9

subterranean invite
Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Subterranean
April 10 - 25, Reception: Thursday, April 11
Participating Artists: Cesar & Lois, Dan Adams, Alexis Avena, Larry Caveney, Sergio Cisneros, Ty Creighton, Xochitl de Capomo, Alex DeCosta, Sarah Garcia, Christian Garcia-Olivo, Scott Gengelbach, Grace Gray- Adams, Alyssa Hobson, Amel Janae, Hannah Rose Johansen, Amanda Kachadoorian, Elena Lomakin, Kimberly Lopez, Ginger Lou, Alan Luna, C. Matthew Luther, Thomas Macie, Justin McHugh, Dylan Murphy, Kathy Nida, Michael Orenich, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Susan Osborn, Philip Petrie, RexArthur Ramos, A.H. Romero, Alexia Rose, April Rose, Astha Saini, Julia San Roman, Zoya Sardashti, Greg Schaefer, Patrick Schlichtenmyer, Steve Seleska, Barbara Sexton, Akiko Surai, Kelsey Trevino, Karina Velasco, Chantal Wnuk, Anna Zappoli

Mario Torrero invite
Mario Torero
Artivismo Loko
February 27 - March 21, Reception: Thursday, March 7

Looking back looking forward
Looking Forward, Looking Back
. Alumni Exhibition
January 28 - February 13, Reception: Thursday, February 7
Participating Artists: Andrew Alcasid, Jennifer Anichowski, Jenny Armer, Emily Baker, Orysya Barua, Farshid Bazmandegan, Elaine Blumberg, Juan Miguel Cabrera, Daniel Carbone, Brad Carss, Kait Doyle, Dana Edwards, Bridget Enderle, Michael Field, Kim Garcia, Scott Gengelbach, BJ Glowacki, Eleanor Greer, Grace Grey-Adams, Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Helen Hawes, Vijay Hingorani, Kevin Kao, Leila Khalilzadeh, Tracy Lawson, Akiko Mims, Alejandra Moran-Sanchez, Mara Nasland, Scott Paulson, Timothy Penney, Ginger Rosser, Lucie Samarkova, Emiko Scudder, Sheila Skinner, Barbara Smith, Mark Stewart, Reinhart Selvik, Elizabeth Stringer, Anna Stump, Kline Swonger, Julie Taylor, Jennifer Vargas, Nicole Waszak, Kevin Winger, Norma Yates, and Emily Zheng

Fall 2018

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Fall 2018 Student Art Exhibition

November 29 - December 11, Reception: Thursday, November 29.

Fall 2018 Faculty Exhibition
October 8 - Novemeber 7, Reception: Thursday, October 11
Participating Faculty and Staff: Jenny Armer, Brian Benfer, Nathan Betschart, Kraig Cavanaugh, Patricio Chavez, John Chwekun, Christopher Ferreria, Misty Hawkins, Lisa Hutton, Wendell Kling, Mario Lara, Georgia K. Laris, Alessandra Moctezuma, Amy Paul, Jacqueline Ramirez, robyko, Chelsea Ruwe, Barbara Sexton, Sandra Wascher

Scared for Life invite
Ted Meyer
Scarred For Life: Every Scar Tells A Story

August 27 - September 20, Reception: Thursday, September 6.

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Student Art Exhibition
May 9 - 21, Reception: Thursday, May 9

art that cuts invite
Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Art that Cuts
April 12 - 20, Reception: Thursday, April 12
Participating Artists: Jenny Armer, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Kirsten Francis, Kaori Fukuyama, Christian Garcia-Olivo, Scott Gengelbach, Martha Gil, Richard Gleaves, Jill Holslin, Marianela de la Hoz, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Kirby Kendrick, Bhavna Mehta, Laurel Moorhead, Hedda Neelsen, Kathy Nida, Margaret Noble, Amanda Oswald, Gina Pisello, Helen Redman, Gail Schneider, Cheryl Sorg, Andrew Sturm, Cesar Vasquez, Perry Vasquez, Melissa Walter, Nicole Waszak, Vincent Wray, Haier Yang.

Ruth Wallen
Remember the Trees: Southern California’s Changing Ecology
March 12 – April 3, Reception: Thursday, March 15

By(e) Default
Guest Curator: andrea Chung

February 5 - 28, Reception: Thursday, February 15
Featuring Artists: Elizabeth Axtman, Suzanne Broughel, Cortney Charleston, Lissa Corona, JC Lenochan, Jason Patterson, Claudia Rankine, Nicole Sealey

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Student Art Exhibition
November 29 - December 11, Reception: Thursday, November 29

V. Kim Martinez
7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back
October 12 - Novemeber 2, Reception: Thursday, October 12

Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems
Guest Curator: Danielle Susalla Deery
September 5 - 28, Reception: Thursday, September 7.
Featuring Artists: Stephanie Bedwell, Kira Carillo Corser, Michael Field, Stacie Birky Greene, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Jim Riley, Jen Trute, Ruth Wallen

Spring 2017

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Haven
May 13 – 20, Reception: Saturday, May 13
Participating Artists: Jenny Armer, Becky Guttin, Kelley Katan, Rebecca Kriz, Linda Litteral, Bhavna Mehta, Tim Penney, Kathryn Peterson, Philip Petrie, Cat Chiu Phillips, Charlene Pulsonetti, Shelley Rezai, Josie Rodriguez

Spring 2017 Student Art Exhibition
May 9 - 21, Reception: Thursday, May 9

fobia invite
Shinpei Takeda
FOBIA: A participatory Project
April 6 - 13, Reception: Thursday, April 6

Impressions: African American Artists and their connection to African Art
Co-curated by: Alessandra Moctezuma and Denise Rogers, Ph.D.
February 9 - March 1, Reception: Thursday, March 9
Featuring Artists: Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt and artifacts from the San Diego Mesa College African Art Collection

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Student Art Exhibition
December 1 - 13, Reception: Thursday, December 1

Why We Collect: the 20th Century… (An art history survey with original works)
Guest Curator: Kraig Cavanaugh
October 13 - Novemeber 8, Reception: Thursday, October 13

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2016 Faculty Exhibition
September 8 - 29, Reception: Thursday, September 8
Participating Faculty Members: Angel Ademe, Brian Benfer, Kraig Cavanaugh, John Chwekun, Christopher Ferreria, Lisa Hutton, Jacqueline Ramirez, Barbara Sexton, Amy Paul, Mario Lara, Georgia K. Laris, Jim Machacek, Misty Hawkins, Cindy Zimmerman, Lynn Engstrom

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Student Art Exhibition
April 28 - May 10, Reception: Thursday, April 28

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents, Bifocal: Bridging Prespectives
April 9 – 28, Reception: Saturday, April 9

New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory
Guest Curator: Marietta Bernstorff
March 15 – April 13, Reception: Thursday, March 17
With invited San Diego artists Claudia Cano and Omar Pimienta.

Chor Boogie
The Ultimate Sacrifice
February 11 - March 2, Reception: Thursday, March 11 

Fall 2015

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2015 Student Art Exhibit
November 19 - December 9, Reception: Thursday, November 19

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: A Moveable Feast
November 6 – 8, Reception: Thursday, November 5
Participating Artists: Jenny Armer, Stephanie Bedwell, Larry Caveney, David Chen, Kim Garcia, Paul Hart, Kimberly Leggitt, Sarah Mayworm, Kathy Przekopp, Lee Puffer, Elizabeth Stringer, David Russell Talbott, Vakseen, Loes Venker-de Noo, Cindy Zimmerman

Jose Hugo Sanchez
Transpoiesis
October 13 - November 4, Reception: Thursday October 15

Cathy Breslaw
Macro Views, Micro Wonders 
September 8 – 30, Reception: Thursday, September 10

Spring 2015

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2015 Student Art Exhibit
April 30 – May 14, Reception: Thursday, April 30

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Untold Narratives
April 10 – May 14, Reception: Wednesday, April 29
Participating Artist: Larry Caveney, Randall Christopher, Yaron Dotan, Daphne Hill, Josh Hunter, Cheryl Tall

Helen Redman
The Other Side of Birth 
March 10 - April 14, Reception: Thursday, March 12

Reshaping the 2%: Contemporary Ceramics
Guest Curator: Nathan Betschart

February 2 – 26, Reception: Thursday, February 12
Featured artists: Brian Benfer, Ianna Frisby, Joanne Hayakawa, Rebecca Manson, Brad Schweiger and Julie York

Fall 2014

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2014 Student Art Exhibit
November 20 – December 1 , Reception: Thursday, November 20

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Connective Surge
November 6 – 9, Reception: Thursday, November 6
Participating Artists: Andrew Alcasid, Jenny Armer, Brian Benfer, Kraig Cavanaugh, Michelle Ferrera, Lisa Hutton, Beliz Iristay, Minghua Nie, PANCA, Philip Petrie, Kathy Przekopp, and Susan Rotondo

Doris Bittar and Qais Al-Sindy
Encoded Histories
October 13 - November 16, Reception: Thursday, October 24

Fall 2014 Faculty Exhibition
September 2- 25, Reception: Thursday, September 4
Participating Faculty Members: 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

Spring 2014

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2014 Student Art Exhibit
May 1 – 15, Reception: Thursday, May 1

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents, Metaloci: Points of Transformation
Reception: Wednesday, April 30
Participating Artists: Jenny Armer, Teresa Chen, Scott Gengelbach, Daniele Fratarcangeli, Joshua Krause, Miguel Milló, Reinhart Selvik, and Charity Vincent

Richard A. Lou, "Stories On My Back" and James Luna, "I CON" 
March 17 - April 16, Reception: Thursday, March 20

LURE: all is not what it seems 
Guest Curator: Susan Myrland 
February 3 – 27, Reception: Thursday, February 6
Participating artists: Dan Allen, Bret Barrett, Jon-Loren Bazán, Stephanie Bedwell, Curtis Bracher, Miri Chais, Angella d'Avignon, Moya Devine, Kim Garcia,  Dave Ghilarducci, Richard Gleaves, Alexander Jarman, Savannah Jarman,  Mannlicher Carcano,  Mid-Air Trio, George Pritzker, Barbara Sexton, Perry Vasquez, Julie Weitz, Rhonda Weppler

Fall 2013

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2013 Student Art Exhibit
November 21 - December 10, Reception: Thursday, November 21

Carmela Castrejon, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Paul Turounet
Acerca de la Cerca
October 10 - November 6, Reception: Thursday, October 10

Debby and Larry Kline
POKE: A series of Provocations
August 26 - September 26, Reception: Thursday, September 5

Spring 2013

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Altered Horizons
Reception: Saturday, May 11
Participating Artist: Qais Al-Sindy, Luis Alderete, Jennifer Bennett, Antonio Escalante, Lisa Hutton, Selena Marinello, and Cesar Vázquez

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2013 Student Art Exhibit
May 2 - 16, Reception: Thursday, May 2

"GIFT" Women as Givers
: Installation and Performance by Feminist Image Group.

Guest Curator: Anna Stump
March 14 - April 18, Reception: Thursday, March 14
Participating Artist: Irene Abraham, Stephanie Bedwell, Jennifer Bennett, Stacie Birky Greene, Lauren Carrera, Moya Devine, Jeanne Dunn, Nilly Gill, Grace Gray-Adams, Daphne Hill, Prudence Horne, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Lisa Hutton, Asa Kvisserg, Linda Litteral, Kathy Miller, Kathy Nida, Amy Paul, Helen Redman, Ginger Rosser, Therese Rossi, Anna Stump, G. Pasha Turley, Leah Younker, Anna Zappoli

Larry Caveney, Silfredo La O, Chris Warr
Dynamic Gestures

February 7 - 28, Reception: Thursday, February 7

Fall 2012

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2012 Student Art Exhibit
November 29 - December 12, Reception: Thursday, November 29

Mesa College Museum Studies Class Presents: Organic Colonies
Reception: Saturday, November 10
Participating Artists: Jenny Armer, Renetta Happe, Therese Herron, Socrates M.Medina and Josie Rodriguez

agitPop: Protest Becomes Graphic
October 11 - November 6, Reception: Thursday, October 11
Featured Artists: Lalo Alcaraz, Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Chikle and Favianna Rodriguez

Seven Deadly Sins
Guest Curator: Beate Berman-enn
September 6 - October 1, Reception: Thursday, September 6
Featured Artists: Phyllis Davidson, Marianela de la Hoz, Gene Flores, Doug Sutherland, Henning von Berg and Peter Zokosky

Spring 2012

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2012 Student Art Exhibit: Express Yourself!
May 3 – 15, Reception: Thursday, May 3

Domestic Disobedience: Redefining the Feminine Space
Guest Curator: Nuvia Crisol Guerra. 
March 15 - April 19, Reception: Thursday, March 15
Featured Artist: Juana Alicia, Claudia Alvarez, Carolyn Castano, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Esther Hernandez, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Delilah Montoya, Angelica Muro, Viviana Paredes, Isis Rodriguez, Sonia Romero.

Atara Baker
Layering Time and Place: An African Memoir

February 9 - March 1, Reception: Thursday, February 9

Fall 2011

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2011 Student Art Exhibit
December 1 - 13, Reception: Thursday, December 1

Faculty Plus One
 
October 13 - November 9, Reception: Thursday, October 13
Art faculty invite guests to exhibit artwork alongside their own. 

Monique Verdin and Anthony Fontenot
Disappearing Landscapes
: The American Delta in Distress

September 6 - 29, Reception: Thursday, September 22

Spring 2011

San Diego Mesa College Spring 2011 Student Art Exhibit: Raw and Exposed
May 5 – 19, Reception: Thursday, May 5

Becky Guttin
Above Us Only Sky

March 10 - April 13, Reception: Thursday, March 10

Armando Romero
Parody and Plunder
Guest Curator: Danielle Susalla Deery
February 1 – 28, Reception: Thursday, February 10

Fall 2010

San Diego Mesa College Fall 2010 Student Art Exhibit
November

David Fobes, Michele Iversen, K.V. Tomney
Unearned Intimacies
Guest Curator: Barbara Sexton
October 14 - November 9

Nicolas Gadbois
Industrial
Guest Curator: Beate Berman-enn
September 9 - 30

Spring 2010

Judith and James Christensen 
Now We Can't Forget


Faculty Exhibition 2010 

Fall 2009

Judith F. Baca
Public Art / Private Works

October 15 - November 12 
www.judybaca.com or www.sparcmurals.org 

Alexander Lee
Expanding-Eel-Devourer

September 3 - October 1 

Spring 2009

Rik van Glintenkamp 
Echoes in the Ice


Ed Kashi
Shadows and Light in the Niger Delta

January 29 - March 3  

Fall 2008

Malaquias Montoya
Premeditated
: Meditations on Capital Punishment

October 9 - November 6 

Alfredo Antognini
enTangoed Memories

September 2 - 30 
A visual journey from the streets of Buenos Aires to the beaches of La Jolla.

Spring 2008
 
Fall 2007
 
Spring 2007

Student Exhibition - Art Corridor, second floor of the LRC 

Menagerie
Featured Artist: Gloria Torres, Kathi McCord, Artemio Rodrigues, Brent Wear, and Angela Miles.

Fall 2006

Gloria Torres
Memories From the Rolling Hills of Old San Diego 


Jeffrey Clark
Fleeting Moments

Spring 2006

Gail Schneider
Assembly of the Wondrous Head 

Fall 2005

Favianna Rodriguez and Jesus Barraza from Taller Tupac Amaru 
La Nueva Grafica

www.favianna.com 

Michael Barton Miller
XXXL (Extreme Extra Extra Large)
 

Spring 2005

Patricia Frischer and Cheryl Tall
Borders of intimacy

www.drawscrowd.com www.cheryltall.com 

Faculty Exhibition 2005 

Fall 2004

Stand and Deliver: Engineering Sculpture into a Book Format 

Spring 2004

Louis Hock
Southern California: A Cinemuralby

Marcos Ramirez ERRE
The Multiplication of Bread
 

Fall 2003

Kaoru Mansour
Iro: Color 
www.freshpaintart.com 

Suda House
Under the Skin of Grace & Cheryl Tall: Twins 

Spring 2003

Blue: An Invitational Ceramics Exhibit 

Michael Jones McKean
The Rainbow, Quasar, Roller Coaster Divide 


Vincent Vigil 
In the Spirit of Tina Modotti

Fall 2002

Faculty Exhibition 2002 

Lynda Frese
Reconstituting the Vanished
 
www.lyndafrese.com 

Spring 2002

Ruben Ortiz Torres
The Adoration of the Magi
 

Sheila Pinkel
Site/Unseen
 

Fall 2001

Sharon Allicotti
Destination Solitude
 

Maryann Luera
Himself Beheld
 

Spring 2001

Faith Ringgold
Quilts, Prints and Story Books