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Museum Exhibitions: Future Exhibitions

Call for community photographs!

In celebration of CCAE’s 25th Anniversary, the Museum wishes to honor San Diego County’s commitment to the Center through a community altar featured in our fall exhibition, XXV: The Silver Anniversary Exhibition.

We are looking for photographic submissions of loved ones who have passed, but whose memory remains tied to the Center. Whether they were a board member, avid museum goer, attended performances, participated in our community events, or simply loved the CCAE, we invite you to submit a photograph and short description of your loved one’s connection with the Center to museum@artcenter.org. We are accepting digital copies only, photos will not be returned after the exhibition closes.

Submissions not accepted after September 15th.

Please call 760.839.4177 for more information

Future Exhibitions

The Silver Anniversary Exhibition

October 5 – December 1, 2019

In celebration of The California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s twenty-fifth anniversary season, selections from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on view. The exhibition will also include ephemera and photos from throughout the Center’s history as well as our annual Día de los Muertos altar.

This exhibition includes artists Tony Berlant, Doris Bittar, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ernes Silva, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Therman Statom, and Harry Sternberg, among others.


Image credit: Therman Statom, Dientos de Naturalesa, 2006, Mixed; glass, grease pencil, paint, paper, graphite, mirror, 138 x 74 x 14 in.

Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems

January 11 – March 8, 2020

Focusing on artworks that highlight the beauty and devastation of local flora and fauna through Southern California.

Image credit: Kim Abeles, Valise 1 – Fire Line, 2018, Mixed media.

Coinciding Exhibition:

Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon

Explore and admire the beauty of open space through artistic depictions of Valley Center’s Hellhole Canyon.

Image credit: Joe Garcia, Open Country, oil, 14 x 21 in.

Campus Creatives: Featuring San Diego’s Fine Arts Faculty

April 4 – May 17, 2020

Visual Arts department faculty members from universities throughout San Diego County showcase new works of all media.

Image credit: Lisa Medlen, Borne, 2017, sterling silver and sand, 6.5 x 10 x 6.5 in.

Gallery Tours

Schedule a guided tour with one of our trained Docents. We can accommodate K-12 school groups, college classes, or adults. For more information or to schedule your tour, please contact Anna Volante, Museum Administrative Assistant, at museum@artcenter.org or 760.839.4177.

Become A Museum Docent

Share your love for the visual arts with the community! Please contact Mikee Ferran, Museum Program Coordinator, at mferran@artcenter.org.

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