Art Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions at the MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center

Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation organizes juried art exhibitions for the MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center. The exhibitions-staged for four weeks throughout the year-provide artists the opportunity to show their work and offer visitors another way to engage with Mission Trails Regional Park.

Art Telling-It's All in a Word

July 21 - August 17, 2018

This group exhibition features six award-winning artists who are members of the Art Telling group from the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. The medium of their work ranges from enamel to collage, oils to cut paper.

The artworks on view are available for purchase, and a portion of the sale benefits the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.

Art Telling - It's All in a Word Artist list

Jeanne Abriel – Enamel; Julie Ann Holmes – Enamel; Linda Lepeirs – Oil; Beth McClellan – Papercuts; Lois Madeline Nicholls – Mixed Media; and Kathi Vargo – College

Blake Shaw: The Art of Bird Photography

August 18 - September 14, 2018 

Reception for the Artist:

Sunday, August 19, 2-4PM

Blake Shaw combines a background in fine art photography with years of classroom study and field observation, to create unique, artistic portraits of birds in their environment. Birds in this exhibit are from California, Baja California and beyond. A San Diego native, this is Blake's fourth solo show of bird photography at Mission Trails Regional Park.


The annual Call for Artists for the following year takes place in spring and early summer, and has closed for 2019. For more information, contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator at 619-286-1361.

The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.

The MTRP Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation.