october 2019

12oct7:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedThe Starting Line: Exhibit by Gabe Leonard at Distinction Gallery7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Distinction Gallery will be hosting artist Gabe Leonard this October 12th in Escondido, CA! Come witness live painting, signing and dedication of purchased artwork, and our fabulous collection of original paintings and limited editions.

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, Oct. 12th | 7-10pm

One lucky audience member will be chosen to model for a live portrait by Gabe Leonard at this event, and will get to keep the painting!

To Enter the Drawing:
* RSVP by registering at the Eventbrite link, no cost
* Check in at the door before the drawing begins (1 raffle ticket)
* Increase your chances by dressing in costume (5 additional raffle tickets)
* Purchase any Gabe Leonard artwork before 7:45pm the night of the show (10 additional raffle tickets)

RSVP HERE to earn your first raffle ticket!

Gabe Leonard is an internationally acclaimed California-based artist, best known for his cinematically staged paintings of sharpshooters, gangsters, gamblers, and musicians. His aesthetic and subject matter have been described as a melding of Johnny Cash and Quentin Tarantino. Meet the artist and watch as he demonstrates his painting technique live in the gallery. Original oils, hand-embellished artist proofs, and limited edition giclees on canvas will be available for collection with signing and dedication by the artist.

Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Second Saturday Receptions: 7 pm – 10 pm


This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences

This uniquely creative day, 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… all throughout the day… for all ages. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Click HERE for a list of participants and more information.


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.