Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, artwork created by highly skilled artists. Distinction has hosted over 130 exhibitions since its inception featuring mid-career and professional artists. The primary genres forwarded at Distinction are Contemporary Realism, Surrealism and Urban art with a focus on the figure. Our primary media focus is original oil and acrylic paintings; however, we occasionally display drawings and mixed media. Distinction's artwork is available for purchase online to clients around the world and most of our artists are available for commissions. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
In addition to the gallery we also have an in house custom frame shop. In addition to custom framing we also offer crate building, artwork installation, pickup, shipping, and custom artwork lighting installation.
In order to further expand our offerings to our community, we converted part of our 7,0000 arts complex to ArtHatch, a non profit organization, in 2011. ArtHatch rents exhibition and studio space to emerging artists as well as offers a free teen program. Distinction donates a generous amount to ArtHatch annually. ArtHatch hosts opening receptions on the Second Saturday of every month featuring open studios, Stone Beer, BK Cellars wine, live music from San Diego and Los Angeles musicians, and plenty of engaging artwork.