september 2018

08sep6:00 pm10:00 pmRoss Jaylo: Blinding Darkness Exhibit Opening Reception at Distinction Gallery6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

The opening reception, during Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture, will feature live music, Stone Beer, and BK Cellars wine. Studio artists within the ArtHatch building will have their studios open to the public as well.

Exhibit runs: September 8 – October 6, 2018

Ross Jaylo, a New York based Filipino Painter and multi-media artist renders onto canvas his conception of an ideal love. A symbolic and passionate visualization of love that transcends beyond social norms and breaks the illusion that love must heed society’s expectation of belief, social status, age, creed, race, gender and stereotypes. Love in its purest form.

Ross has a promising career ahead of him. He has had several solo and group exhibitions throughout the Philippines, and Australia and has participated in several group shows in the United States. Ross has received several awards including Cocolife “Colors of Life” National Painting Competition Grand Prize in 2006, University of Santo Tomas Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006, and Maningning Miclat National Painting Competition People’s Choice Award in 2007.

From the director/curator Melissa Inez Walker: “Ross is one of today’s most promising artists. He creates realism paintings from his imagination pushing the limits of what is possible. He often works with incredibly difficult palettes to create layers of flesh tones and other subject matter using only white and grey. Additionally, Ross is one of the most kind and humble artists to work with. I truly look forward to another solo show with him.” Distinction Gallery is excited to host our 3rd solo exhibition with Ross Jaylo. Both of the first two exhibitions sold out prior to opening day.


About Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch:
Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, cutting edge artwork. Distinction has hosted over 120 exhibitions since its inception featuring emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists. Distinction’s artwork is available for purchase online to clients around the world, and most of our artists are available for commissions. In order to further expand offerings to the community, Distinction converted part of their location to ArtHatch, a non profit organization.

ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, “The Alley,” featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and “The Lounge”, containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.

Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Second Saturday Receptions: 6 pm – 10 pm


This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences.
A uniquely creative experience comprised of many different events includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and as well as interactive arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Visit the link for a list of participants and more information.