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Exhibitions 

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Coachella Valley Art Scene: September 15-October 9
Artists Reception: September 25 featuring music by DJ Alf Alpha
  
 
2013-2014 Installations

Annual COD Student Scholarship Exhibition
April 21-May15
Desertscapes: Outliers, Jeff Alu; Victory Tischler-Blue; Bill Brewer
March 10-April 10
Witness to History: Historical Photos by Don Cravens
January 27-February 27
Phantasmagoria
November 3-December 12, 2013
Declarations: Our Messages to the World
October 7 - October 31, 2013
 
2012-2013 Installations
 
Annual COD Student Scholarship Exhibition
April 15 - May 16, 2013
Picture Stories: Representing Desert Life, Desert Passage
Memento Mori; Illustrating Healthy Living
February 19 - March 21, 2013
Richard Twedt, Photons to Illuminate a Gloomy World
November 5 - December 6, 2012
Konstructivism: Making Art Pop, Ryan Motel Campbell and Chris Van Redman 
September 17 - October 18, 2012 
 
2011-2012 Installations
 
Annual COD Student Scholarship Exhibition
April 30 - May 24, 2012
Desertscapes: A Sense of Place, Prints by Dennis Johnson, Paintings by The Palm Springs Desert Chapter of the California Art Club 
March 5 - April 26, 2012
About Face: Lia Cook's Woven Faces - Jayel Aheram's In Martial Hues
November 14 - December 15, 2011
Lilia Gracia, Castro: A Contemporary View of Pre-Columbian Art
September 12 - November 3, 2011

2010 - 2011 Installations

Annual COD Student Scholarship Exhibition
May 9 - 26, 2011
Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Geolocation: Desertscapes 
April 4 - April 28, 2011
Carl Chiarenza, Pictures Come from Pictures
February 22 - March 31, 2011
Ken Foto: People, Places, Things: 1980-2010
November 22 - December 16, 2010
Lauren Evans & Margaret Lazzari, Rhino Ideologies/Wild Biology
October 18 - November 11, 2010
Jacalyn Lopez Garcia, Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow; 
Life Cycles: Reflections of Change and a New Hope For Future Generations; 
In Search of the Mago 
September 13 - October 7, 2010
 
2009 - 2010 Installations
 
Dumont Art Scholarship & Student PrintmakingExhibition
May 5 - 20, 2010
Desertscapes: Early California Desert Painters
April 5 - 22, 2010
Beverly Reordan, Textures of Life
February 1 - March 18, 2010
Art Department Student Exhibition
December 9 - 17, 2009
Apparitions: Tim Robson & Kristin Waters
Nov. 2 - Nov. 25, 2009
Cristopher Cichocki, Desert Abyss
September 25 - October 22, 2009

2008 - 2009 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Show & Student Photography
April 22 - May 22, 2009
Mary Anne Turley-Emett & Barbara Natoli Witt, Out of the Fire
March 11 - 27, 2009
Frances Middleton Hirst, Poetic Fantasy
February 11 - 27, 2009
Rita Blitt, Fear of War, Courage to Hope...While Dancing
January 20 - February 6, 2009
50 Years of Memories
Nov. 19 - Dec. 19, 2008
Masks and Figures, An Exhibition of African Art
Sept. 24 - Nov. 7, 2008

2007 - 2008 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition
Objects - Sculpture & Other 3-D Artwork by COD Students
April 9 - May 16, 2008
Don Sorenson - A Retrospective
Dialogues - Collaborative Works by Judith Cook & David Einstein
Feb. 13 - March 28, 2008
College of the Desert Student Art Exhibition, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramic Sculpture
December 6, 2007 - February 3, 2008
Drawn In, Recent Drawings by COD Students
Joan Silver, Mindlines
Nicole C. Russell, Not For The Faint of Heart
September 20 - October 26, 2007

2006 - 2007 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition & Emerging Painters     
April 18 - May 18, 2007
Early Desert Painters    
February 8 - March 30, 2007
Michael Todd, Wood, Metal & Clay 
November 9 - December 15, 2006
Art Faculty Exhibition 
Student Ceramics Exhibition 
September 21 - October 22, 2006

2005 - 2006 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition
April, 2006
Art of the Olympics 
February 15 - March 30, 2006
The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers 
November 15, 2005 - January 1, 2006
Ryan Jurisich, Inspired of Light
September, 2005

2004 - 2005 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition of Artistic Achievement
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Desert Fine Art Academy: A Survey of Student Painting and Sculpture
April 4 - 26, 2005
Marlene Louchheim, 25 Year Retrospective 
Selected Graphic Works From Palm Springs Desert Museum Collector's Graphics
A Portfolio of Prints
COD Visual Arts Students, Juried Student Exhibition
February 14 - March 24, 2005
Ron Evans Retrospective 
A Legacy of Ceramic Students
November 15 - December 17, 2004, 2005

2003 - 2004 Installations

Wil Kohl, Multi Media Retrospective
April 12 - May 21, 2004
Barbara Natoli Witt, The Art of Adornment 
Peter Shire, Paintings, Ceramics, Glassworks and Their Drawings
Harris Fogel, A Few American Cultures
February 25 - March 24, 2004
Shari Applebaum, Painting the World Through Photography
Coachella Valley Arts Alliance, Snapshot II: Juried Two and Three Dimensions
January 13 - February 18, 2004
Betty Gold, Maquettes Made in Mallorca 
Dana Melton, Windows to Nature 
November 17 - December 19, 2003
Sandy Abrams, Mixed Media Sculpture
Judith Cook, Ceramic Sculpture and Drawings 
Cynthia Evans, Paintings
Annie Stromquist, Works on Paper 
October 8 - November 11, 2003

2002 - 2003 Installations

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition 
April 28 - May 30, 2003
 
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.
 
 

 African Art Collection

 
  
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