Cain Art Gallery

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery at Del Mar College is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.

Art Exhibitions

The goals of the Gallery are intended to appeal to a wide audience.

  • To stimulate and educate the student artist.
  • To provide a source of cultural enrichment for Del Mar College students and the community.
  • To showcase artwork by regional artist, national artist, art faculty and student artist.

Upcoming Event

  • What: 54th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show
  • When: Opening Reception Friday, February 21, 2020, 6-8 pm, exhibition runs through May 8, 2020
  • Where: The Cain Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art Department
  • Lecture with Juror Katherine Liontas Warren: February 20, at 11 am in the Richardson Performance Hall

Related Information

Learn more about the Art Department and our art disciplines, degree program, facilities and equipment.

Visit the White Library Sculpture Gallery online.

Contact Us

Office: (361) 698-1216


Call for Entries

The National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature.