Escondido, CA

Municipal Gallery unveils schedule for 2019

The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery will start off the new year with the much anticipated tenth annual “Wood : A Furniture Show”  curated by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.  

The PhotoArts Group sees things in “Black and White” in the InnerSpace Gallery. In Expressions Gallery is the group show “Our Journey to this Place”  with  Susan Avery Clark, Petey Dietz, Helen Shafer Garcia, Jane LaFazio, Lori Mitchell and Andrea Hein.  

Meet the artists at the opening receptions during the Second Saturday Artwalk, January 12, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

The year 2019 will be the 24th year the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery has provided a destination for visitors to downtown Escondido.  

Each month themed exhibitions challenge artists from the region to regularly create new art to show. The EAP is a creative supportive community space and home to hundreds of local artists, it is a meeting place for groups like PhotoArts Group,Poet’s Inc. and Take the Stage, nearby students can study in the Betty Woodaman Memorial Art Library with over 500 donated art books to peruse or  borrow. 

Every Tuesday the gallery operates the Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market  seasonal organic produce grown right here in North County. 

This year, with funding received by the Escondido Charitable Foundation, a mural painted by a local artist will be installed on the outside wall of the Municipal Gallery facing the Heritage Garden. 

The gallery’s 2019 schedule of exhibitions and their descriptions are printed below.  An asterisk after the show’s title indicates a juried show.


 WOOD, A Furniture Show X * 

January 11 – February 1, 2019

Images Deadline: December 11, 2018 Reception: January 12

Curator: Brian Murphy.

All regional fine woodworkers are invited to submit their handcrafted pieces. The show will include furniture, as well as wood-turned, marquetry pieces, and other high craft techniques.

Juror: Brian Murphy.

Dreamscapes & Abstracts *

February 8 – March 1, 2019 Receiving: January 18 & 19 Reception: February 9.

Abstracts can evoke vague dream-like feelings. Landscapes can be dreamy, dreamscapes can be anything. All art mediums will be considered. 

Panache Invitational

March 8 – March 15, 2019 Preview Reception: March 9 Panache Art Auction: March 23.

The EAP’s much anticipated Annual Benefit Auction event. This Invitational event presents award-winning artwork from previous Municipal Gallery exhibitions. Panache Gala held March 24. Artists by invitation only. 

LOCAL COLOR: Into the Blue

April 12 – May 3, 2019 Receiving: March 15 & 16 Reception: April 13 People’s Choice.

Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul – creating in blue, think ultramarine, lapis, aqua, cobalt, and sky.

“Emerging Artists”

Escondido High Schools Student Show April 12 – May 3.

Receiving: April 9 & 11.

Reception: April 13

Student Show Students from Escondido high schools will present an exhibition of their advanced art work in the Expressions Space Gallery.

Altered Elements * 

May 10 – May 31

Receiving: April 19 & 20

Reception: May 11

Recycled Materials Runway Event Saturday June 1, 2019

Update, modernize, refresh, use found objects as art materials, rework a painting, make a collage, turn something old into the new. Open to all art mediums.

Contemporary Realism *

June 7 – July 5, 2019 Receiving: May 17 & 18 Reception: June 8.

Show us your artwork that will last the test of time. This is a show emphasizing realistic subjects, done in a contemporary way, or may be created with contemporary materials. Give reality a new look. Open to all mediums.

“Telling Stories” *

July 12 – August 2, 2019 Receiving: June 14 & 15 Reception: July 13 

Tell us a story with your art, in paintings, sculptures, with monotypes or lino-prints, with multi-media art, comics and of course art books. All mediums accepted.

Members Only

August 9 – September 6. Receiving: July 19 & 20 Reception: August 10 Peoples’ Choice

Members of the Escondido Arts Partnership are invited to submit one piece of work which exemplifies their vision. Hint to EAP members who don’t think of themselves as artists: the EAP believes that you are. People’s Choice

West Coast Fiber Arts * 

September 13 – October 4, 2019 Images Deadline: August 20, Midnight Reception: September 14. A focus on fiber work as fine art. Submitted works can include any textiles, paper, synthetic or plant fibers or organic materials. Seventy-five percent of the work must be fiber material.


Sound & Visiona Betty Woodaman Memorial Art Exhibition October 11 – November 1. Receiving: September 20 & 21 Reception: October 12.

Featuring creative works that combine elements of art and science. Artists research and catalog technology and nature in new and interesting ways. 2d, 3d, audio, video and all art mediums considered.

Art Riot*

November 9 – December 1. Receiving: October 18 & 19 Reception: November 10

The Escondido Arts Partnership was founded with the riotous, uproarious mandate to allow the art work of local artists to be seen. Let us hear your voice, say it with your art!

Summation 2019*

December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Receiving: November 15 & 16 Reception: December 14.

This year-end show celebrates the high- lights of an artist’s vision and process during the year. Poets are invited to write poetry in response to artwork in the exhibition. Selections will be included in the annual “Summation” publication.

Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork in the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery? You are eligible to enter the gallery’s juried (*) and peoples’ choice art exhibitions if:

You are a member of the Escondido Arts Partnership; OR you live or work in the San Diego region.  Visit their website at

Escondido Arts Partnership is located at 262 East Grand Avenue Escondido. Call them at 760-480-4101 or

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