January 25, 2024
Exhibition dates in San Diego, Bonita Museum: July 12 – August 17, 2024 Reception: July 13 Exhibition date in Tijuana, IMAC: August 28 – September 21, 2024 Reception: Wed. August 28 Curators: Diana Benavídez, Bill Perrine and Itza Vilaboy Border Blasters is an exhibition and programming exploring the impact of TJ/SD radio/television/music in the region.  The exhibition, curated by Diana Benavídez, Bill Perrine and Itza Vilaboy, presents creatives utilizing sound and visuals to transcend the physical border. The exhibition includes installations […]
January 18, 2024

Plein Air: Beyond the Border

Exhibition Dates: June 6 – June 24, 2024 Reception: Sat. June 8, 2:30pm – 4:30pm “Bonita Paint-Out” with Mehl Lawson: Friday, June 7 at 9am Art Materials Swap: Sat. June 8 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Juror:  Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of the Irvine Museum.  The museum is honored to welcome Mr. Stern, the preeminent authority of California Plein Art History, to jury for the annual Plein air exhibition in 2024. Prospectus: Call for Entries_BTB _________________________________ Fecha de exposición: 6 […]
September 16, 2023

Gathering of Nations

2nd Annual gathering held on traditional Kumeyaay lands in the Sweetwater Valley. If you would like to be a part of the program please contact coordinator Heather Gallana, Indigenous Cultures Educator and School Tour coordinator at the museum, at 619 267-5141. Thank You to Sponsors of this free community building event,
March 29, 2023

Microtonal Music, The Artistry of Johnny Reinhard

Saturday, April 6, 2024 Recordings in the museum: Juhani Nuorvala TOIVO 128 performed by bassoonist Johnny Reinhard (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) Georg Friedrich Haas FOR JOHNNY REINHARD (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) Johnny Reinhard ZANZIBAR (Bonita Museum, CA) | Johnny Reinhard (bandcamp.com) The Artistry of Johnny Reinhard Johnny Reinhard, celebrates 45 years of microtonal themed concerts with performances at the Bonita Museum on April 6, 2024 at 2:00 P.M.   Also at the performance, find his […]
December 14, 2022

Audi Lawson, Bonita Legacy

Exhibition dates: January 31 – March 3, 2024 Bonita artist Audi Lawson documents the region from the 1950’s through the 1990’s including mediums such as photography, sculpture, collage and drawing. Series: Audi’s Fantasy Landscapes In the 1990s, in a melding of elements of sculpture and photographs, Audi’s landscape fantasies evolved from collages of pieces of torn paper that were subsequently photographed and incised. Since these images have little perspective, the foreground and background can seem to switch places.  In the […]
December 14, 2022

Bonita Train & Gift of the Magi, Dr. Teller’s Three Wise Men collection

  December 9 – 30, 2023 Artist Mehl Lawson has created a Bonita Train setting this year in the museum.   Have you ever wondered where the train was in Bonita?   Accident at Edgewater Rd. the Otay Limited ( National City & Otay) ran through the Sweetwater/ Bonita Valley.  The train was used to build the Sweetwater Dam.   Also this month, find Dr. Harris Teller’s “Gift of the Magi” collection in the museum.   Dr. Teller collected thousands of magi […]
April 7, 2022

Chula Vista Art Guild Exhibition

Chula Vista Art Guild Open Call, see CVAG 2023 prospectus Exhibition dates: Oct. 14 – 28, 2023 Art receiving: Oct. 14,  10am- 11am Reception: Saturday, October 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Blooming Art Friday October 27 with the Bonita Valley Garden Club.   Blooming Art invites floral designs to create works in response to artwork in the exhibition. Blooming Art reception: Friday Oct. 27 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      
April 1, 2022

Student exhibitions

Student Exhibitions April 12 – April 26, 2024 Reception: Friday, April 12 4pm – 6pm   Sweetwater Authority High School Photo Competition: https://www.sweetwater.org/211/High-School-Photo-Contest Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2024 4pm – 6pm Winning photography will be on display at the museum April 25 through June 2024.     Student exhibitions Join us for the annual exhibition highlighting the work of local students.  Includes 2 & 3-dimensional works as well as video.