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Monday-Wednesday // Closed

Thursday // 10am-5pm

Friday // 10am-7pm //

(The Museum is free and open to the public from 5-7pm prior to Food Truck Fridays, Jazz Jam Sessions.)

Saturday // 10am-5pm

Sunday // 1pm-5pm


The American Watercolor Society 151st Traveling Exhibition & Local Color

July 14 – August 26, 2018

The American Watercolor Society (AWS) is a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of water media. Each year the AWS holds a juried exhibition that draws thousands of entries from artists throughout the world. The top selections are included in a traveling exhibition, touring museums and galleries nationwide. This exhibition includes portraiture, landscape, still life, abstract imagery and more.

Exhibiting concurrently is Local Color. Escondido artist and curator, Linda Doll, has brought together ten of our local signature member level artists from the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. Each watercolorist, working within their own style and theme, were asked to create new works for display and sale in this exciting exhibition.

Featured local artists include: Janice Cipriani-Willis, Pat Dispenziere, Linda Doll, Robin Erickson, Ken Goldman, Elaine Harvey, Carol Mansfield, Chuck McPherson, Charles Rouse, and Keiko Tanabe.

On view in the Tower Gallery:

Watercolor animation films by Will Kim and Matvey Rezanov

Special Events:

  • Opening Reception // Friday, July 13, 2018

Members Only Exhibition Preview 4:30 PM (FREE) includes lite bites and hosted bar until 8 PM

Public Opening Reception 6-8 PM ($10) includes lite bites and no host bar

  • 2nd Saturdays “Pay What You Can” Museum Admission Day // 10 AM-5 PM

Saturday, July 14 and August 11

  • 2nd Saturdays Family Art Lessons // 10 AM and 11 AM // FREE (reservations recommended)

Saturday, July 14 and August 11

Come to our Museum art studio for a hands-on art activity led by a Center Teaching Artist.

Sunday, July 29

Be a part of guest curator, Linda A. Doll’s gallery talk, where she will tour guests through the exhibition and discuss the artwork.

Sunday, August 26

Join exhibiting artists Robin Erickson, Ken Goldman, Elaine Harvey, and Charles Rouse as they discuss their artwork and process.

Student Exhibition

Working with local schools and education programs, our Student Exhibition Hallway will be filled with watercolor artwork by up-and-coming young artists.

Thank you to our sponsors: Banner Bank, the California Arts Council, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Funds






Background image credit: Frank Spino, Citrus Squared, 2015, Watercolor, 17 x 17 in.


DesEscondido/No Longer Hidden: Public Address Art Exhibition

September 29 – November 18, 2018

Members of the dynamic and diverse group, Public Address, have created an array of multimedia artwork that will explore how things can be both obscured and visible in a city (Escondido) whose very name means “the hidden place.”

Image credit: Wick Alexander, Doris Bittar, Robin Brailsford, Star Streams (detail), 2017, Lithomosaic®




Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

January 12 – March 10, 2019

An intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at the daily life in Manzanar, one of the ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II. Concurrently on view is work by Wendy Maruyama who analyzes the interment camps with a contemporary eye.


Image credit: Ansel Adams, Loading Bus, c. 1943, Courtesy of Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.


April 6 – May 12, 2018

Convergence, a concept that evokes movement toward a shared point or destination, brings together artists from the San Diego-Tijuana region. This exhibit highlights the multiple ways of seeing and interpreting perspectives by fostering dialogue through the shared medium of art.


Image credit: Gilbert Rangel, All of Me, 2013, Mixed media, 36 x 18 x 12 in.

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Share your love for the visual arts with your community! Please contact Beth Marino, Museum Exhibition Manager, at bmarino@artcenter.org.

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