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Alumni Art Exhibit Opens at Santa Ana College in Conjunction with Centennial Celebration


Over 40 Santa Ana College’s Art and Photo Department alumni will exhibit their original art works at a special showing entitled, “Just a Few of Our Favorites,” as the college marks its 100th birthday this year.


The exhibit offers a wide-range of select pieces including paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography, glass blowing, jewelry, book illustrations and graphic design. Most alumni work in art-related careers and many are enrolled in graduate programs. All cite the important role that Santa Ana College and their instructors played in finding careers in art-related fields and/or being accepted into higher degree programs.


The opening reception is Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., and the exhibit runs through November 5, 2015.


Santa Ana College Main Art Gallery – Fine Arts Building “C”
1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, Calif. 92706


Art department faculty wanted to celebrate their alumni’s successes in conjunction with Santa Ana College’s centennial celebration, and noted that an alumni art exhibit has not been organized for over 10 years. Many artists will be on hand during the opening reception and refreshments will be served.


The September 16 event is open to the public and reservations are not required.

Regular gallery hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call (714) 564-5615 or visit

About Santa Ana College Art and Photo Department
The Santa Ana College Art Department was established post WWII with just a few faculty members teaching in a temporary building on campus. Now in 2015, the department has grown to over 25 faculty members, full-and part-time, teaching in 17 separate studio courses and eight art history courses, as well as offering certificates and degrees in more than 10 art and photography disciplines. Its programming includes two art galleries offering exhibitions by renowned professional artists in the Main Art Gallery on campus and SAC Arts at the Santora Building in the burgeoning Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana. The college also offers an AA degree in Digital Media Arts and 4-year certificates in graphic design for print and web.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which is turning 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503