East County Heritage Project


The Heritage of the Americas Museum invites all East County Schools (public, private, home, independent study) to participate in our new educational/visual art program, “East County Heritage Now.”

“East County Heritage Now” is a month long series of exhibitions featuring the theme, “What does East County and the back country mean to you?” It is a great opportunity for the students of local schools and colleges to display their art work with noted professional artists in a museum setting, complete with receptions and mentoring.

Professional artist, Mona Mills, will greet the aspiring artists in their classes and welcome them and their work to the Museum show. Selected works will be presented in a full color booklet, free to all participants. Pick up, delivery, and hanging of art work will be provided.

All students and recent graduates, elementary to college level, are encouraged to participate with work expressing our unique and wonderful East County.

The question, “What does East County and the back country mean to you?” describes our inclusive theme. Does it mean animals, activities, people, landscapes? Does it mean cowboys, cowgirls, rodeos, 4H, Mexican fiestas, classic cars, motorcycles, garages, and hard working people? Or does it mean our Mexican and Kumeyaay heritage? All styles and interpretations (suitable for public display) are welcome.

Exhibit and Program: The month of April 2020, with Saturday receptions and programs for students and public.

Deadline for Submissions: March 14, 2020

Call for Personal Introduction and Information: Mona Mills (619) 592-6242; artistmonamills@gmail.com