Upcoming Events
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Small Works exhibition

Submit you small artworks 12 inches by 12 inches or less for the year end exhibition.  Submit works before Dec.8 2021.  forms small works exhibition dec prospectus/label form

Dr. Teller’s Magi Collection

Dec. 11 - 31, 2021 From an article in the Star News by Richard Pena:  Dr. Harris Teller, who put this collection together, was a teacher and then a psychologist in the Sweetwater School District.  I knew him first in this capacity and then later when he was a grant writer for the district. We often ask folks about memorable Christmases in their past, some that reminded them of great times, and some that were rather sad.  I never asked […]

Sweetwater Water Authority High School Photo Contest

https://www.sweetwater.org/211/High-School-Photo-Contest 2022 SWA Photo Contest Flyer Creatively showcase and celebrate through photography the many ways we use water.  Open to high school students who live in or attend school in Sweetwater Authority's service area.  See all rules and awards by clicking the above links.  Deadline to enter: March 18, 2022 by 5pm. Winning photography will be shown in the museum in May and June of 2022.

Plant & Ceramic Sale

plant and ceramics sale flyer copy   Join the Bonita Valley Garden Club & ECC Ceramics, San Diego Continuing Education, for a plant and ceramic sale at the museum.   The Bonita Valley Garden club has two sales a year that benefit horticulture scholarships for students.   The ECC Ceramics facility provides free emeritus classes for 55 and older.   Find more emeritus classes  

Bonita Plein Air “Paint Out” 5/18

Mehl Lawson is hosting the Plein air paint out for the museum's "wet gallery" in May and June.  Please meet at the museum 5/18 at 9am for the event.  Mehl will have a list of possible locations to paint in the Sweetwater Valley.  The event is free.  Painting from the day can be returned to the museum for the "Wet Gallery."  The wet gallery painting will be on display from May 21 - June 24th. You can also sell your […]

Demonstration: Calvin Liang Plein air

The museum welcomes painter Calvin Liang to the museum for a painting demo.  Limited seating, please rsvp website: https://www.calvinliangfineart.com/

Proctor Valley Monster Film & Zine fest JULY 22-23

Bonita Museum 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

Proctor Valley Monster flyer.  Let's celebrate our favorite urban legend, the Proctor Valley Monster.  Friday and Saturday July 22-23 find short films as well as artists and zines about the famous PVM as well as other Sweetwater Valley favorites.   Submit your short film links to: PVmonsterinBonita@gmail.com with contact information.   Artists and vendors, please use the same email to let us know about yourself.  Deadline for submissions and vendors: July 10, 2022.

3 Day Abstract Painting Workshop With Theresa Vandenberg Donche

Paint free and unconstrained, immerse yourself into the creative process during this 3 day workshop with artist Theresa Vandenberg Donche Sept. 1 - 3, 2022. For samples of Vandenberg-Donche's artwork please see: www.TheresaVandenbergDonche.com Easels will be available. You can also bring your own. A materials list will be mailed to you before the workshop. At the museum you will find restrooms, refrigerator (for your lunch and drinks) as well as free parking. Across the street from the museum find several […]


Dia de los Muertos

Maricruz Alvarado ofrenda 2021 Oct. 29 - Enjoy an afternoon and evening celebrating Dia de los Muertos with artist Maricruz Alvarado. Contribute to the community ofrenda and pet ofrenda. Enjoy hot chocolate and pan de muerto with Tucaari Bakery. Find art by local Dia de los Muertos artists. Music and entertainment by Belen, Violin with Dr. Goldman, and dance performance by Patricia Maldonado. Calaveras ofrenda contributing artists Dr. Goldman, Andres Negrete, Brian Gibson, Edwin Nutting, JC Martinez, Renee Richetts, Rosa […]

Gathering of Nations, A Celebrations of Indigenous Culture

Bonita Museum 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

You are invited to a Gathering of Nations from 10am to 5pm Saturday, November 5th.  The gathering features the opening reception for exhibition Old World / New World by artist Roberto Salas. This public gathering will celebrate indigenous culture through craft, dance, music, storytellers, filmmakers and food presentations.  The event will honor Kumeyaay educators.    For more information about the exhibition and presentations please see: https://bonitahistoricalsociety.org/roberto-salas-old-world-new-world/ RSVP on Eventbrite to attend: If you are interested in presenting at the gathering […]