Public Art Program

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The City of Vista offers a robust Public Art program encompassing many programs ranging from Kites Over Vista, the Vista in Bloom Utility Box mural program, downtown murals and the Civic Gallery exhibits.

Current Artist Calls 

  • Artist Call for "Golden Visions: 55+ Art Exhibition."
    Deadline to enter: December 22, 2017
  • Artist Call for "Kites Over Vista," 2018 Summer Exhibition.
    Deadline to enter: January 22, 2018

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Artists Email Notifications

Artists, receive notification on future Artist Calls by email, use the link below:

Civic Gallery

The Civic Gallery is located on the second floor of the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.



November 6 - December 20, 2017

An exhibition featuring the works of

Barbara Altevers

Colin Bruce

Trevor Coopersmith

Susan Coppock

Nancy Cisneros diBenedetto

Heidi Gauthreaux

Rick Gauthreaux


Christopher Hoover

Matthew Janecek

J. Kat Woronowicz Johnson

John Lemieux

Jens Ochlich

Vanessa Olson

Arpad Petrass

Ana Phelps

Peter Politanoff

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler

Carolyn A. Robertson

April Rosemeyer

Anindita Sarker

Cory Schmelzer

Geoff Scott

Kamala Venkatesh

Moises Verdin

Larry Vogel

Ted Whirledge


Prize Winners

First Place
Rick Gauthreaux
Thru Early Morning Fog

Second Place
Peter Politanoff
Squatters Village, Fiji
April 2017

Third Place
Geoff Scott
A Portrait of Hammer Thrower Britney Henry in a
Friend’s Pool on the Hottest Day of the Year


Honorable Mentions

 Barbara Altevers
Delicate Work

Anindita Sarker
Blossoming Tree

Ana Phelps
Glassy Wave


Jurors: Don Bartletti, retired Los Angeles Times photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner and Kelly Moncure, Vice-Chairman of the Vista Public Arts Commission and photography educator at Rancho Buena Vista High School.