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Photo & Art Galleries

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SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica). For information and gallery hours, please call (310) 434-3434 or (310) 434-8204, or visit our gallery website (​)

Exhibits, opening receptions, and gallery talks and lectures are FREE.

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Sanctum: John M. Miller

Tue, August 30 – Sat, October 8

Come enjoy an exhibition of paintings, by John M. Miller, representing an artistic practice characterized by a fundamental timelessness that communicates with clarity and directness.  Gallery reception on Saturday, September 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art talk by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University Professor of Art Theory and History, and Los Angeles Times art critic in The Edye on Saturday, September 17, at 3 p.m.

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A Collaborative exhibition of Authors, Writers, Deluxe Box Editions, Published Artists and their Artwork
from ZERO + Publishing

Tue, October 25 – Sat, December 3

Don’t miss this exciting exhibition—curated by Kirk Pedersen from his imprint ZERO + Publishing’s roster of visionaries—featuring works ranging from street art to pop surrealism to illustration to fine art by 28 artists:Lisa Adams, Jeff Alu, Chaz Bojorquez, Fatemeh Burnes, Roman Cho, Cryptik, Dabs Myla, Craig Deines, Eyeone-Raymundo T. Reynoso, Michael Falzone, Asad Fauwell, Blaine Fontana, Lawrence Gipe, Wendell Gladstone, Mercedes Helnwein, Andrew Hem, Yumiko Kayukawa, Augustine Kofie, Nathan Ota, Kirk Pedersen, Shark Toof, Jophen Stein, Edwin Ushiro, Sage Vaughn, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Whalen, Tatiana Wills & Tavar Zwacki “Above”. Exhibition reception on Saturday, October 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Art talk in The Edye on Saturday, October 22, a5 p.m.


Holiday Student Art Sale

Here’s your once-a-year chance to buy some truly unique works of art—prints, ceramics, jewelry, and more created by SMC art students—to keep for yourself or to give as gifts this holiday season.

Fri & Sat, December 9 & 10 | 10am-9pm |

Sun, December 11 | 12pm-6pm |

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An Invitation to Rome

Tue, January 10 – Sat, January 28

This exciting exhibition—curated by Marc Trujillo and featuring the works of Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo—represents several Rome Art Workshops participants with works created on site in Rome and drawn from the figure in the studio. The show is literallyyour invitation to come and join the artists next summer in Rome. Gallery talk by artists Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo on Saturday, January 14, at 5 p.m. Gallery reception on Saturday, January 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.​

Emeritus College Student Art Exhibition
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The Emeritus College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica (parking available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2). For information and gallery hours, please call (310) 434-4306, or visit the Emeritus College website (
Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.

Cheri Dickinson, Lorraine Ginsburg, & Starrie Ming

Thu, September 22 – Wed, November 2

Join us for a three-artist exhibition of incredibly tight and skillful paintings with stylistic inspirations ranging from photorealism to graphic design to op-art. Opening reception on Thursday, September 22, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


The Ongoing Moment
 Literature and Art from Emeritus College

Thu, November 10 – Wed, January 11

Come enjoy the results of the fourth year of collaborative original art and writing created by students in Monona Wali’s memoir class and Catherine Tirr’s watercolors studio class. Opening reception and author readings on Thursday, November 10, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Cheryl Walker Exhibition

Thu, January 19 – Wed, March 1

Come enjoy the visually rich creations of Emeritus College faculty member Cheryl Walker. Opening reception on Thursday, January 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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The SMC Photo Gallery is located on SMC’s Main Campus, on the 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, opposite the elevators. For hours and up-to-date information, please call (310) 434-4289, or visit the Photo Gallery website (
Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.

SMC Photography Department