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:



May 27 - June 13, 2014

RECEPTION: Friday, May 30, 6 - 9 PM

Parking is FREE on RECEPTION NIGHT in the Faculty A Lots adjacent and across from the flagpole. 

Hosted by the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, Better Off Now is a group exhibition highlighting talented, young artists from the University of California, San Diego. The works in the exhibit show facets of distortion and isolation within our contemporary society. Featuring: 

Lawrence Chit
Yerrie Choo 
Tanner Cook 
Ren Ebel 
Kim Garcia 
Jenny Lee 
Negar Nekouei 
Annabeth Paul 
David Shere 
Elizabeth Stringer 
Charity Vincent 
Hongxiao Wei 

Better Off Now represents the transtion from student artist to emerging artist who explore the blurred boundaries between distortion and isolation within society. 

Gallery Hours:
T: 1-4pm
W: 3-6pm
Th: 12-3pm
F: 3-7pm

Gallery is closed on Mondays. Appointments can be made by email at,

Hosted by UCSD Department of Visual ArtsMesa College Art Gallery, and the Students Make Art Initiative, UCSD


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:

Download Artist Guidelines: Artist Submissions Guidelines