Our Land, Our People, Our Mission



Villas & Verandas Mission San Juan Capistrano Annual Art Exhibit and Arts Sale


(Usually Held Aug. 1 through early October - Exact Dates are Normally Posted on the Calendar)


San Juan Capistrano, CA -- Villas and Verandas are themes of a new exhibit, Our Land, Our People, Our Mission, featuring painters of the past along with contemporary artists in a captivatingly beautiful portrayal of the Mission. Inspiring art and unique culture at Orange County's only mission offers visitors a special show at an historical place that holds meaning and memories. Open daily for viewing with paid admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano, the art exhibit is displayed at Mission's Soldier Barracks Gallery.


Mission San Juan Capistrano - Locationn: 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 missionsjc.com


Featured artists include Jeff Sewell, Marjorie Taylor, Jason Situ, Robin Hall, Grace Schlesier, Kevin Kibsey, Craig Pursley, Mary Ann Ohmit, Ron Deak, and Janine Salzman. California Impressionists and Plein-Air artists celebrate and pay tribute to the cultural history of California and the Mission in a body of works that offer a compelling glimpse into the life, landscapes and cultures that surround this honored place. Curated by Aida Ganddini and Ron Deak, owners of San Juan Capistrano's own Villas & Verandas Fine Art Gallery, the 5th annual "Our Land, Our People, Our Mission" exhibition features oil paintings from 20 artists.

Guests will be able to purchase some of the shown paintings at the exhibit, and a portion of proceeds from those sales are directed toward benefitting mission preservation.

The Orange County Mission San Juan Capistrano is the only one of 21 missions located in the county. Founded on November 1, 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra, the Mission was the seventh in the chain established by Spain. Known as the Jewel of the Missions, it is supported by the Mission Preservation Foundation and is owned by the Diocese of Orange.  missionsjc.com.


Also see VillasAndVerandas.com for information on the art show curators.