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.

Current exhibition

  • What: Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine
  • When: September 25 through December 4, 2020
  • Where: The Cain Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art Department

Upcoming Event

  • What: 55th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show
  • When: Opening Reception Friday, February 19, 2021, 6-8 pm, exhibition runs through May 8, 2021
  • Where: The Cain Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art Department

Joseph A. Cain: Video Memorabilia

Experience the works of Joseph A. Cain this Fall, virtually. Cain started the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College in 1966 where he also served as the Art Department chair and is honored with a scholarship and art gallery in his name.

  • Video: Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine

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  • Video: Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine (Long-Form)

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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
Email: art@delmar.edu

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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.