Mesa College Art Gallery



San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery

Art Gallery


NEW Gallery Hours: M,T,W 11-4 pm, TH 11 – 7 pm. Closed Fridays, Weekends and School Holidays.

Gallery is located in D101 across from the LRC.

For parking info during regular gallery hours go to 

By(e) Default
Curated by andrea Chung
February 5 – 28
Reception: Thursday, February 15, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Artist Panel: Thursday, February 15, 12:45 – 2:00 pm G102

Light refreshments. Free parking during reception ONLY in LOT 10, across from the Flagpole. (See map)

By(e) Default is an exhibition curated by andrea Chung.Through the works of five contemporary artists and three poets, this exhibit challenges racial codings and engages in both the revision and celebration of Black History. Featuring Elizabeth Axtman, Suzanne Broughel, Cortney Charleston, Lissa Corona, JC Lenochan, Jason Patterson, Claudia Rankine, Nicole Sealey.


March 12 - APRIL 3

Reception: Thursday, March 15, 3:00 - 7:00 pm


This exhibition chronicles the ecological changes in a few locations in southern California from Torrey Pines State Park, Mount Cuchama, Mount Laguna and Pine Creek Wilderness in San Diego County, to Joshua Tree, Walker Pass and Alta Sierra further north. Coastal chaparral, pines, oaks, Tecate cypress, and more are represented in sumptuous photomontages that express the dynamic qualities of these environments. As opposed to the grandiose sublime, these visuals encourage active exploration, offering glimpses, or incomplete views at a variety of scales evocative of the enchanted vibrancy of life.

ART THAT CUTS, Museum Studies CURATED exhibiton,  April 12 – 20  
Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents Art That Cuts curated by students in the Museum Studies and Gallery Management program under the direction of Professor Alessandra Moctezuma. From April 12 to 20th, 30 artists from the Southern California/Tijuana region will show works in diverse media that engage the act of cutting both literally and metaphorically. 


Spring 2018 Student Exhibiiton and Art Sale 

May 3 - 17

Reception and Art Sale:

Thursday, May 3, 3  - 7 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, Wednesday: 11 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 11 - 7 pm or by Appointment

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 ALWAYS park in student lots with proper permit.

FOR VISITORS 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


or call: (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.