Exhibition Selection Process
Artists and / or art groups are chosen annually by an Art Selection Committee. The application process takes place every year through the April 15th deadline. If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, find more information on the Art Exhibitors page.
The Gallery is open at the following times from September to June:
- Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Please note that gallery hours are subject to change due to performance schedules. Please call to confirm hours on a performance day.
- Parking is available for art viewing. Please stop by the Main Office prior to parking in order to receive a parking pass (weekdays only).
John Linthurst’s art incorporates a crossover of traditional photographic technique into a collage of additional elements to re-master a reality. The idea is to create stories and character, and not necessarily to document them. The result at times may be surreal, to even chaotic - and often include multiple mixed media elements.
Contemporary art in digital and traditional media span visual image-making from painting, photography, fractal and sculpture as well as the image in mixed media. Cross-Pollination 2018 illuminates this many faceted world of contemporary art. The Digital Art Guild and the Photo Arts Group have been exhibiting in San Diego for fifteen years. Its members have exhibited nationally and internationally. They demonstrate the multiple directions art has taken both in pluralism of style and the hybridism of technique and media.
The National PTA Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit art work in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts related to a given theme. The Art Reception will showcase approximately 150 Poway Unified School District student artists. They will be recognized for their entries in the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Art Program selected theme “Within Reach”.
Liquid Light is a collection of textured art inspired by patterns in nature. I create each piece using a mixture of media, including paint, shells, sand, sea glass, and recycled materials. A resin enamel on the artwork imparts a liquid luster. My work is influenced by my surroundings in coastal California, from the rhythm of the ocean to the colors of a sunset.
For the longest time, I questioned the validity of being a Renaissance Woman – Why was I interested in so many different things (painting, singing, composing, playwriting, performing, directing)? I was embarrassed to put so many different things on my website. Couldn’t I just “buckle down” and focus on one thing? I had an idea of how I wanted to see myself (as an expert), but that meant attempting to mute my other instincts. It took me many years to realize that in order to find just ONE label to call myself, I would have to turn my back on Self-Knowledge. And that was unacceptable. Erasmus said, “The chief happiness for a man is to be what he is.” I play with sight, sound, texture, music, and how it embodies emotion – like the synesthetic who feels colors when words or numbers are spoken, I am certain that everything is connected. I’m interested in the intersection between what we see and what we hear, how they fit together and feed off of each other in the brain.
Since the first cave paintings 40,000 years ago, humans have both documented and created reality through image-making. This theme runs through art history, whether we are talking about a 16th century still life or a collage created to express your love for Justin Trudeau. Now we live in the Instagram era, which blurs the line between reality and pictorial fiction to a degree never before seen. A vacation snapshot is also a shoe advertisement and a carefully edited addition to the personal brand. This exhibition seeks to explore three tendencies: works that reflect reality, works that create fictions, and works that mediate the two.