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).
San Diego-based artist Moira Lumpkin creates paintings using acrylic on canvas. Her style is a blend of modernist abstract styles - strong brush strokes, rich textures and vibrant colors. Living in southern California, her love for the ocean and the protection of its beauty and resources is unconditional. This deep love of the ocean has given inspiration to many of her paintings - some themes include surf and landscapes from local landmarks and locations, sky and ocean, or sometimes figures or ideas that convey a message. Her paintings feature natural color pigments using high quality paints with the blending of colors and abstract concepts, with a focus on capturing the moment from her mind's eye for the viewer's perspective of the image. She tries to instill more of an abstract vision in her art as opposed to looking at a photo image, leaving enough room for the viewer's imagination.
"I've never been a fan of consensus. I strive to make art that looks how I see it and not what other people think art should be, or what art critics say is good. Each of my pieces has a unique look because each piece is a unique idea from start to finish. 'My style' is not easily discernible, because the techniques I use vary from piece to piece, but they are all my creations, and I'm proud of my work. I hope others can connect with my work and follow me on my journey to create." -Brandon
My paintings reflect a transcendental reality that motivates contemplation and exploration of the soul. Two essential components of my art are movement and color. I invite the viewer to follow a visual rhythm suggesting that nothing is still but only a continuous flow of energy, and I like to apply hues of colors often playing them at a high key or flowing into each other in order to excite the eye and to invite an emotional reaction. I often aim to achieve a certain result using the manipulation of textures, images and colors. My work intertwines the representational with the abstract, to evoke a feeling rather than depicting a defined image. The images we immediately recognize are only a suggestion to bring the viewer to explore them in a more intimate and personal manner, to stir the imagination and to give the emotions a way to be finally tangible.
New York scenes before and after September 11
A Group Show by Palomar College Department of Photographic Technology Learning to Love You More is a group exhibition of work by Palomar College Photography students based on artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher's assignment project at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Learning to Love You More is now a website that features 70 creative assignment prompts that encourage students to engage with the world around them in a more meaningful way. Palomar College's Photo Students have responded to these 70 prompts to make the funny, eccentric, surprising, and often times profound work in this exhibition.