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.


Fall 2014 Student Art Exhibit

November 20 - December 9

Reception and Art Sale: Thursday, November 20, 4  – 7 pm, Art Gallery and Courtyard

Art and Fashion Students will be selling one of a kind artwork, ceramics, jewelry and accessories. Great Holiday gifts!

Music by Eric Herbst and friends, Daniel Johnson and friends, and Fiore Giorgiani

Performance by "The Mesa College Belly Dancers" at 5 pm

FREE PARKING ON RECEPTION NIGHT:  Park in the upper faculty parking A lots by flagpole.


The San Diego Mesa College Art Department and the Art Gallery invite you to a festive reception and art sale for the Fall 2014 Student Show. The exhibit is an exciting and masterful collection of class projects in various media.  Selected artworks reflect the array of talent found in our college. 

This exhibition includes close to a hundred artworks in drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture, produced by students enrolled in Studio Art classes and the Fashion Department.   All aspects of the exhibition were designed and executed by the Museum Studies class under the direction of Professor Moctezuma. Museum Studies student Elisa Zepeda designed the invitation.

Art, jewelry, ceramics and fashion items will be for sale in the Gallery Courtyard during the reception.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to purchase original creations.  These one of a kind objects make beautiful Holiday gifts.

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.

For up to the minute info and events check out our FB page:

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. Park in the upper faculty parking areas adjacent and across from the flagpole. 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 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 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 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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