Deconstructed Freedom

Oct 1–Nov 28, 2021

Mixed media by Eric Jon Boyd

Content(s): Revisiting the Vessel

Oct 1–Nov 28, 2021

An exhibition of contemporary sculpture hosted in partnership with the Central Coast Sculptors Group

Mark di Suvero: History and Its Shadow

Aug 14–Nov 7, 2021

An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by the world renowned artist

From a Commonplace

Aug 14–Sep 26, 2021

Works of paper from the Central Coast Craftmakers

Returning Home

Jul 2–Sep 26, 2021

Sculptures by Kristin Lindseth

The Undition

June 4–August 8, 2021

An exhibition from the Printmakers Group

Finding Spaces

April 2–May 30, 2021

A curated exhibition of works by The Painters Group

Digital Shorts Film Festival

Apr 2 - Apr 4, 2021

A juried film festival showcasing contemporary digital artists


May 29–June 27, 2021

Contemporary sculpture by Elisa Ortega Montilla

Atmospheres Deep

May 29–August 1, 2021

A multimedia exhibition exploring themes of ecology and environmentalism

A Digital Art Salon

March 5–May 2, 2021

A juried exhibition of contemporary California digital artists

We All Bleed

March 5–May 2, 2021

Photography by Richard Fusillo

Then and Now

January 8–February 28, 2021

Artists revisit past artworks

Through The Flowers

Mar 31 - Apr 29, 2021

An immersive outdoor environment in SLO’s Mission Plaza

Grease, Water, and Stone: An Ocean Works Retrospective

January 8–March 28, 2021

A retrospective featuring lithographs

Occupies Space

Oct 2 – Nov 29, 2020

An online exhibition featuring sculptures by Central Coast artists

Live Through This

Sep 18 - Nov 1 2020

Powerful portraits by photographer Dese’Rae L. Stage

Terminally Optimistic: The Prints of Rachael Winn Yon

Jul 24–Sept 27, 2020

A retrospective featuring the prints of Rachael Winn Yon

Brushstrokes 2020

Aug 7 – Sept 27, 2020

A digital exhibition of paintings by Central Coast artists

California Sculpture SLAM 2020

Aug 7 – Nov 1, 2020

A biennial juried exhibition of contemporary California sculpture

Me is We

Mar 6 - Jul 19, 2020

A juried competition of self portraits by high school artists in SLO County


Feb 7 - Mar 29, 2020

Central Coast Craftmakers

The Art of Slow Looking: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Jan 3 - Mar 1, 2020

See new additions and old favorites

Mark Bryan: Fake News

Feb 28 - Aug 2, 2020

Satirical Paintings

Craig Griswold: 2020

Jan 3 – Feb 23, 2020

Paintings and Original Prints

Visions of Vietnam

Dec 6, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020

A Photographic Journey of Four Artists

M’Lou Mayo: 50 Years of Art

Nov 1 - Dec 29, 2019

A retrospective

Adam Wolpert: Great Oaks

Nov 1 - Dec 29, 2019

An exhibition of original paintings by Adam Wolpert

Coastal Awakening

Oct 4 - Oct 27, 2019

An exhibition of original paintings by Ned Long on the theme of facing fascism

Bruce Miller: Transforming Matter

Oct 4 - Dec 1, 2019

A solo exhibition featuring original sculpture and photography

Brushstrokes 2019

Sept 6 - Oct 27, 2019

California-wide juried exhibition of contemporary paintings

Phantom Project 18

Aug 1 - Sep 28, 2019

The Phantom Project returns to SLOMA’s Pop-Up Gallery

Kids’ Eye View 2019

Aug 23 - Oct 27, 2019

Selections from SLOMA’s 2019 summer art camps for kids and teens

Elaine Badgley-Arnoux: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Jul 5 - Jul 28, 2019

An exhibition at SLOMA’s new Pop-Up Gallery

The 3rd Dimension

Aug 2 - Sep 29, 2019

Annual juried exhibition for members of the Central Coast Sculptors Group

Half Sheets to the Wind

Jul 5 - Jul 28, 2019

An exhibition highlighting chine collé by the Central Coast Printmakers

We Walk This Path Together

Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2019

Elaine Badgley Arnoux and Dan Badgley

Morro Madonnas: Maysha Mohamedi and Maureen St. Vincent

Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2019

SLO-inspired artworks by Maysha Mohamedi and Maureen St. Vincent

52nd Annual High School Art Portfolio Competition

May 16 - May 26, 2019

An annual exhibition of artworks by SLO County juniors and seniors

Cuesta College Printmakers

Jun 6 - Jun 30, 2019

An exhibition featuring printmakers from Cuesta College

Lost and Found: Paintings by Tony Girolo

Jun 28 - Aug 18, 2019

An exhibition of contemporary paintings by Tony Girolo

It’s All About The Light

May 17 - Jun 30, 2019

A nationwide juried exhibition featuring contemporary photography. Sponsored by the Central Coast Photographic Society.


Throughout the 2018–2019 school year

AWAKEN was a year-long program celebrating art and community expressed through the imaginative creations of our county’s students.

Bryn Forbes: Digital Art

April & May, 2019

An exciting combination of photography, mosaics, digital paintings, and mathematically-generated art at SLOMA’s Pop-Up Gallery

Wine Becomes Art: Central Coast Wine History

Mar 1 — Apr 14, 2019

Wine Becomes Art, an exhibition featuring original works and art etchings on wine bottles features original artworks by…


May 3 — Jun 2, 2019

The Central Coast Craftmakers challenged its members to create fine craft around the theme of a wellspring…

Crissa Hewitt and Elsie Deitz: Artists and Their Inspiration

Apr 5 - Apr 28, 2019

SLOMA will be presenting Crissa Hewitt and Elsie Deitz: Artists and Their Influences from April 5 to April 28, 2019.

Porfirio Gutiérrez: Man of Two Worlds

Apr 5 — Jun 16, 2019

SLOMA is proud to present Man of Two Worlds, an exhibition by Porfirio Gutiérrez, master weaver…

Bruce Everett: A Change of Scenery

Mar 22 - May 12, 2019

A Change of Scenery provides a unique opportunity to experience Bruce Everett’s artistic journey by bringing together important paintings from his earlier career to the present day.


Feb 1 — Mar 31, 2019

Insights is a juried exhibition presented by The Painters Group. Over 70 paintings were submitted; 20 were ultimately selected for exhibition.

The Empathy of Patience: Michael F. Rohde Tapestries

Jan 25 — Mar 17, 2019

It only took seeing three of Michael F. Rohde’s tapestries at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s 2013 exhibition of Tapestry Weavers West, to know that if SLOMA could possibly give him a solo exhibition someday, that our Museum visitors could have the special privilege of seeing this world class weaver’s subliminal texture and his masterful interaction of light and color for themselves.

2019 Off the Walls: Pop Up Gallery

Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

POP-IN to learn why SLOMA needs a new home and enjoy an ART SHOW by contemporary California artists. Sales benefit the artists and the building fund to construct a 26,000 sq ft, 3-story architectural gem on SLOMA’s current location on Mission Plaza. Free admission.

Emails From Paris

Feb 1 — Mar 31, 2019

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents Emails From Paris, an exhibition of encaustic paintings and sculptures by artist S. Kay Burnett…

Clay x 3

December 15 - January 20

Ariane Leiter, Maria Teresa Rode, and Catherine Schmid-Maybach are ceramic artists who all live in the central California region, residing in communities of Atascadero, Ojai and San Francisco respectively…

Light From A Dark Room

Dec 14 - Jan 27

Light From A Dark Room contains black-and-white silver gelatin photographs made using film as well as digital color photography.

Banners: Prints & Patterns

December 7 - January 27

Banners: Prints & Patterns is a collaborative exhibition featuring contemporary prints made by members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group. A series of repeating prints and motifs will grow into six-foot-long banners produced using an eight-by-eight inch linocut process.

Phantom Project 16

November 1 - December 29

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. Phantom Project 16 features original artwork in all media by artists of SLO County

Norman E. Riley: Disparate Elements

October 19 - December 9

The photographs in this collection span the period from 1986 to 2011. Most were made in 2007 or later, and with respect to that majority, all were made against the same background…

The Coastal Awakening:
An Esalen Perspective

September 21 - October 28

Artwork by ten artists who either taught at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, or were connected in other ways, are being featured in An Esalen Perspective, one facet of The Coastal Awakening, an arts and cultural movement centered within and around San Luis Obispo County, sponsored by the Shanbrom Family Foundation.

Phantom Project 15

September 6 - October 27

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. Phantom Project 15 features original artwork in all media by artists of SLO County. Jurors were Robin Corell, Abigail Gumbiner, and Sarah Halpern.

Kids’ Eye View 2018

August 24 - October 14

Celebrating the prowess of the younger artists in our community, this annual Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created by 5-year-olds to teenagers who have attended this summer’s six week-long “brains-on” art camps taught by inspiring teaching artists.

Pressing Matters 2018

August 24 - October 14

The leaders of the Central Coast Printmakers selected Artist Juan R. Fuentes, a long time social activist, art teacher, poster maker, and printmaker as their juror for Pressing Matters 2018—the artist group’s biennial exhibition at SLOMA. Their nationwide call for artists this Spring attracted 56 artists who submitted 144 images for possible selection. Juror Juan Fuentes culled the entries to 64 images that will be installed by Curator Ruta Saliklis in the Museum’s Gray Wing.

Radical Art
by Noah Erenberg

October 19 - December 9

Noah Erenberg is a self-taught artist, poet, experimenter, colorist, lover of the eccentric and eclectic, and an individual on the autism spectrum. His art reflects his imagination-— creating characters like the Sheep on Stage shown in the banner above, left.

Home Sweet Home

October 19 - December 9

Museums have long been at the forefront of breaking down barriers. One important effort has been the facilitating and enhancing the relationship between disabled artists and their community. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) is doing exactly that effort with their exhibition Home Sweet Home, an exhibition on view October 19 through December 9, 2018—engaging disabled artists, giving their artwork a bigger stage, and reaching a wider audience.

A Roomful of Ghosts

October 5 - December 2

For David Limrite, A Roomful Of Ghosts is all about the art process.

As an artist-in-residence in SLOMA’s McMeen Gallery from October 5 to December 2, 2018, Limrite intends to pull back the curtain on the mystery of creativity; to reveal the creative process and make it accessible. As Limrite works on his art in the gallery, viewers will see and experience creativity happen and witness the emergence of the visions of one artist.