San Diego Art Institute invites students from San Diego County to submit their best mixed media artwork for our first juried show of 2017.

Students in grades K-12 can submit up to three images of mixed media work for inclusion in our exhibition slated for April.

Mixed Media can be defined as anything combining more than one medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage, etc. Work should be no larger than 24 inches (height or width).

We look forward to viewing a variety of work that encompasses the talent, creativity, and ambition of San Diego’s youth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Education Director Lissa Corona via email at

SPACE 1439

Space 1439 at the San Diego Art Institute is a boutique store offering unique hand crafts, prints and books which showcase the contemporary art culture of Southern California and the Baja Norte region. We are always looking for a variety of new and interesting products to sell in the shop and it's a great way for your work to be seen and enjoyed by our visitors.  

We are making a dedicated "Small Works" section in the shop for our artist members. Small works can include both 2D and 3D works.  Works should not exceed one foot in any dimension.  
We are also starting a flat file program for prints.  Prints must be at least in an edition of 10 and can be made both from traditional printmaking techniques or digitally printed.  The idea is to have a collection of artist prints that anyone can look through, enjoy and purchase. 

SPACE 1439 works on a consignment basis and all who are interested in selling with us must apply. 

Please contact David Peña for more information or to request an application by calling 619.236.0011 or emailing

call for teaching artists

San Diego Art Institute is inviting practicing artists throughout San Diego to join its teaching artist pool. The SDAI Education Department develops participatory programs including onsite tours, workshops, and ongoing classes, in addition to outreach at public schools across the county. Our programs are designed to challenge conventional art making by emphasizing contemporary art themes including critical thinking, social impact, and creative communication. SDAI programs are in need of enthusiastic, thoughtful, and highly creative individuals to lead art enthusiasts of all ages to create projects that inspire and motivate. Interested in joining our team? Email your cover letter, CV, exhibitions record, and 5-10 high res work samples to Lissa Corona at Please add Teaching Artist Pool to subject line of the email. No phone calls please.