2016/17 Enlightened Lens Student Exhibition at Escondido Municipal Gallery

E2016-11-30-18-14-11NLIGHTENED LENS 2016/2017: New Work by Palomar College Photography Students    

WHERE:      The Escondido Municipal Gallery
Address: 262 Grand Avenue, Escondido 92025
Phone:   (760) 480-4101

WHEN:       Exhibition opens Dec 9th runs through Jan 7, 2017
Reception for the artists December 10, 5:30-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tues 11-5, Thur-Sat, 11am-4pm,  Call Gallery for Holiday closures

MORE:      Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California has a well-known and highly respected photography department that has managed a vigorous and varied program for over sixty years.

Enlightened Lens is a juried exhibition of more than sixty photographic works all made by students of the Palomar College Photography Program. Photography Faculty members judged over one hundred and eighty images entered by students from beginning to advanced status to create this annual show.

The works in this exhibition represent a variety of processes including digital and film-based, color and black and white, and traditional and alternative techniques. The widely differing content of these images exemplify the breadth of our program. Much of the work on view will be for sale.

The student population in the Palomar Photography Department is comprised of a diverse group in age, interest and background, and they come from all areas of North San Diego County and beyond. Their goals range from exploring career options to life enrichment. In addition to acquiring strong technical skills, students are encouraged to pursue their own expressive personal vision as evidenced by the work displayed in this exhibition.

The exhibit will travel to the Hearth Gallery at the San Marcos Civic Center in the Spring, and to the Vista Civic Gallery in Summer
For more information contact:
Escondido Municipal Gallery 760-480-4101
Palomar College Photography Department at 760-744-1150 x 2384 or Donna Cosentino, Photography Faculty, 760-484-3951


Outreach Visit to Mission Hills High School

A huge thank you to Lori SokolowskiDigital Photography Teacher, at Mission Hills High School,  in San Marcos for inviting Donna and Amy to visit two of their photography classes. It was so inspiring to talk digital, darkroom and alternative process photography at Palomar College with the awesome students at Mission Hills.

Students hard at work on editing for an exhibition.
Students hard at work on editing for an exhibition.
Lori Sokolowski’s beautiful and inspiring classroom.
Donna talking film and darkroom classes with the students.
Donna talking film and darkroom classes with the students.

Bravura Magazine Release

Daniel KresgeEstablished in 1959, Bravura is an award winning literary magazine featuring writing by the Palomar College community. Exploring a variety of genres-from fiction and poetry to graphic art and rap-the journal provides a forum for  emergent talent in the San Diego  area. Many writers and artists  featured in the journal have gone  on to publish work elsewhere  after publishing in the journal. Grab a copy!

Featured here is a photograph by Daniel Kresge.

Media Days!

Don BartlettiFor Immediate Release
April 1, 2016

Contact: Erin Hiro, Department Chair, Media Studies x3762 or ehiro@palomar.edu


SAN MARCOS – The Media Studies Department at Palomar College is hosting a two-day event to help students learn about the media through professionals working in the field.  The event is set to run from 9:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25 and from 9:30 -5:30 p.m. on April 26 on the San Marcos Campus of Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road.

The event has been running since 2009 in an effort to help students learn from and network with media professionals from around Southern California. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s line up includes Pultizer Prize-winning photographer Don Bartletti (Featured here) and NBC 4 LA Reporter Marin Austin.

PDF > Media Days Press Release