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 - Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Friday 12 p.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).
I am an acrylic painter and avid rock climber who lives by the beach yet dreams of the mountains. My art represents an adventure I’ve had scaling a mountain, getting lost on a trail, or driving up some sketchy rocky road. I am drawn to places that make me feel alive, and I try to capture the feeling and vibe of the scenery that most people will never experience.
This exhibit is mostly from my 'World from above' series. The paintings are large, vibrant, abstract in mixed media on canvas. The smaller figurative ones are also abstract. Most of my work contains social commentary.
The showcase will be focusing on analogies that I envision in natural shapes and lines of wood. Adding color and playing with shades and contrast results in a final composition, often including misshapen pieces of driftwood, tangled seaweed and objects as simple as plywood or wire found at the hardware store. My paintings are mostly abstract as I enjoy seeing a multitude of forms and interpretations in each piece.
Tokeli is a multidimensional painter, composer and writer who expresses in mixed media and music what one would call ”consciousness,” or the theatre of perceptual awareness. A traumatic fall down a flight of stairs catapulted the artist into a transformative out of body experience which led to a deeper understanding or revelations about the second self. Tokeli synesthetically articulates the unified field of consciousness through the five physical senses, as well as the sixth sense. Tokeli’s paintings (acrylic, oil, lacquer, salt, etc.) depict levels and variances of consciousness. Each painting is associated with a piece of music of her composing and a philosophical writing. Spend some time with the work and be sure to read each exhibition tile and you will enjoy this deeper awareness and connection to the beauty and mystery of the human mind. Visit www.tokeli.com for more information on Tokeli and her work.
Seven award winning women artists organized a cohesive art show themed around the large figurative artwork “Daphne” from Greek mythology. This artwork represents both nature and a woman’s path in life: March’s show encompasses powerful imagery of the natural world and a woman’s place in it. Although the theme of Daphne is ancient (she is a goddess who asks to be turned into a tree, rather than live in human form without autonomy), it’s especially relevant today, as addressed in these artworks. Daphne’s symbol of strength, the personified tree, is perpetual as is our society’s ability to learn, adapt, and grow. The artists use various media from assemblage, acrylic, collage and mixed. See more at http://www.kathrynpeterson.org/pcpa_exhibit.html
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 submit art work in six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and the Visual Arts related to the given theme. The Palomar Council PTA Art Reception will showcase approximately 150 Poway Unified School District student artists. They will be recognized for their Award entries in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Art Program selected theme “Heroes Around Me”. The talented Young Artists achieved an Award of Excellence or Award of Merit from Palomar Council PTA.
"Our Unsung Minds - A Photographic Project" Inspired by a loved one's battle with mental health, this project seeks to illuminate, through photographs and writing, some of the challenges faced by those affected by mental health struggles.
The images range from Morris’ photographs from the 1960’s tumultuous times in the U.S. Northeast with focus on people at various stages of life, to a series of colorful still life and nature photos, mainly produced in the 1990s and early 2000s after Morris’ move to Southern California. Also included are photographs from his travels overseas in the 1970s and later (Ethiopia, Kenya and several European countries) in addition to other subjects.