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Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches

September 30 – November 12, 2017

This group exhibition surveys photography and includes several different takes on the medium.

Continuing in the Center’s mission of celebrating California artists, Eleanor Antin, Becky Cohen, Ernesto Corte, Sol Hill, Pablo Mason, Michele McCain, Major Morris, Arthur Ollman, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Nadia Salameh, and Richard Slechta will be highlighted for their distinct approaches to photography. Also included are historic photographs on loan from the Museum of Photographic Arts. This vast range of work from traditional viewpoints to contemporary and current trends will expand our idea of what photography is and can be.

For the Center’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration, the Tower Gallery will display a special ofrenda (offering) in honor of Mr. John Medina, a passionate and beloved educator who taught in the Escondido Union School District for 20 years. Mr. Medina’s former students will assist in the development and design of the altar, under the instruction of teaching artist, Daniel Martinez.

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Image credit: Richard Slechta, Boundary Value, 2014 Light on photo paper, 30 x 30 in

Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California

January 13 – March 4, 2018

Internationally known artist Niki de Saint Phalle created larger than life works of art about the myths and legends of California. This exhibition includes her Californian Diary print series as well as an exploration of the making of the sculpture garden Queen Califia’s Magical Circle.

Through maquettes, models, sculptures, photographs, furniture, blueprints as well as video and film, we celebrate this vibrant 20th century artist and the fifteen-year anniversary of Queen Califia’s Magical Circle.

Image Credit:
Niki de Saint Phalle, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Escondido, California, 2003.
© Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum

April 7 – May 13, 2018

Visual Art Department Faculty members teaching at the college level in San Diego County will showcase newer works of all media. This juried exhibition will underscore the talents of the educators and highlight our County’s strength in art education. Giving the public a chance to see how they practice what they teach and influence the art world beyond their institutions.

Image credit: Sasha Koozel Reibstein; With or Without You (for Jim & James); 14″ x 11″ x 4″, porcelain, gold and copper leaf, mixed media


Background Image Credit:

Out of My Mind, Michele McCain, die infused aluminum panel, 16 x 24, 2017


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