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Marks Art Center

Current Exhibition:CO​D Faculty Exhibition

Artists' Reception: Thursday, December 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Exhibition: December 5, 2016 - February 9, 2017 Marks Art Center at College of the Desert

The Marks Art Center is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by COD faculty, opening Monday December 5 and running through Thursday February 9, with an artists' reception on Thursday, December 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public, and music and refreshments will be provided.
The exhibition includes photography, acrylic paintings, encaustic paintings, drawings, prints, and other two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed media work, and faculty represented include Judith Cook, Ray Ewing, Ida Foreman, Dennis Johnson, Scott Klinger, Emily Maddigan, Yuki Toyooka Smith, Maggie Tennesen, and Anna-Marie Veloz. 

Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and by appointment; always free & open to the public.  The Marks Art Center (MAC) is a non-profit cultural and educational facility; committed to excellence, MAC provides a venue for creative exploration and community engagement.  For more information, call the Marks Art Center at (760) 776-7278, or go to <www.facebook.com/MarksArtCenterCOD>.
Please note: The Marks Art Center will be closed between semesters, 12/16/16 - 01/29/17, and is not open to the public in between exhibitions.​

2015-2016 Installations  

"The Salton Sea: Lost in Paradise" Curated by Deborah Martin     March 21-May 1, 2016

COD Reception: Thursday, March 31, 5-7 pm

Artists' Reception: Friday, April 1, 5-7 pm


An Open Book 2, Work by Barbara Ellman February 4-March 11, 2016

Set in Stone: Petroglyphs of the Orosí Volcano
November 16-December 17, 2015
Let's get Engaged
September 14-October 29, 2015

2014-2015 Installations

Annual COD Student Scholarship Exhibition
April 20-May 14, 2015​
Desertscapes: Peripheral Visions
March 9-April 9, 2015
Lifework Pop Up Gallery-The Company We Keep
January 20-February 26, 2015
Before I die...
October 20-December 11, 2014
The Coachella Valley Art Scene Presents...
September 15-October 9, 2014

Ongoing Exhibition

Selections from the college's African Art Collection are on display in the College of the Desert Library. The school library is adjacent to the Palm Desert Library on the south side of campus on Fred Waring Dr. between Monterey Ave. and San Pablo Ave. Images of individual artworks can be seen below.