In collaboration with the Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery is thrilled to present an art program that showcases contemporary artists throughout the hotel, creatively activating unusual and unlikely spaces. In 2018 the hotel launched Conveyor, an annual exhibition series that transforms the hotel’s elevators into exhibition sites. While the elevator project changes annually the lobby hosts quarterly exhibitions, receptions and installations that are free and open to hotel guests and the public. The program aims to energize the hotels liminal spaces of waiting with artistic interventions that transform an uncomfortable space of transition into a site of discourse and creative engagement that is typically absent in an elevator, a lobby, or an exterior walkway.  


Jenessa Goodman 

October 10 - November 24, 2018

In collaboration with Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery is thrilled to present Jenessa Goodman as the featured artist in the Hotel’s lobby this Fall from October 10 through November 24, 2018. Goodman will exhibit a series of gouache and ink paintings that are inspired by the mystical and spiritual aspects of everyday life. Her work is composed of imagery derived from dreams, nature and patterns of human movement.  

Jenessa Goodman (b. 1979) received a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and is a candidate for a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has exhibited at The La Jolla Athenaeum,  Lux Art Institute in Encinitas and Kit and Ace in San Diego. Additionally, she has shown work in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. 


Main Elevator

Conveyor is an elevator art exhibition series that showcases art installations annually.

Featured Artist: Daniel Barron Corrales

Corrales intuitively responds to the unique nature of environments. He creates interactive sculptures and installations with mass-produced textiles and construction supplies to heighten the experience of commonplaces. 


Porto Vista Hotel Guest Rooms 

Featured Artist: Lauren Siry

The Icarus series is a collection of watercolor and ink paintings that reference the Greek myth of Icarus, a mythological wax-winged figure that flew too close to the sun. Siry’s falling figures examine the struggle to maintain balance in life, while embracing failure as a crucial component to success. 

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GlassDoor @ Porto Vista Hotel : 4th Floor Restaurant

Featured Artist: Samantha Louise Marett 

Marett’s abstract paintings revisit memories of challenging relationships, financial struggles and insecurities through a colorful palette in order to reclaim those moments as opportunities for personal growth and self love. 

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1805 Gallery presents Art Above, a rooftop contemporary art exhibition featuring original works of art, installations and performances by emerging and mid-career artists.  Art Above is an exhibition series that takes place on the 6,000 sq ft rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy, San Diego.  The event is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work to a larger audience and for an audience to experience original works while enjoying the unique views of the San Diego harbor and Little Italy neighborhood.

Porto Vista Hotel’s restaurant the Glass Door offers a full cocktail bar for guests to enjoy drinks throughout the evening while they navigate through the artist booths.