Cuesta College Fine Arts students will showcase their original works of art in Cuesta College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, running April 19 – May 18 in the college’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery. An opening reception, open house, and award ceremony will take place on the evening of April 19. The events celebrate the hard work and talent of the Cuesta College Fine Arts Program students.  

“This year’s exhibition will no doubt be exceptional,” said Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein. “In the past, we have displayed student art in the mediums of ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, and more. I expect a rich variety of pieces again this year. This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain recognition for their work, and for the public to come out and experience what our Fine Arts Department has to offer.”

The public is invited to register for a variety of workshops taking place on April 19. Attendees can check out the college’s state-of-the-art digital photography and graphic design labs, black and white photo darkroom, sculpture foundry, and studios used for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. Tours of the department will also be offered. To register for a workshop, fill out this online registration form.

The April 19 event schedule is as follows:


  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Photography Workshop | Room 7175
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Printmaking Workshop | Sculpture Courtyard
  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Digital Design and Printing Workshop | Room 7138
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Casting Workshop | Sculpture Courtyard
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Raku Firing Workshop | Room 7107

Opening Reception

  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery | Room 7170

Award Presentation

  • 5:30 p.m. | Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery | Room 7170

This year, the student works will be juried by Cal Poly Art Gallery Coordinator Garet Zook.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus. It is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202 or email