Art Galleries

Gallery Directors:          

Ann Bittl 
Phone: 805-289.6264

Jenchi Wu
Phone: 805-289-6266

The Ventura College art galleries, Gallery 2 and the New Media Gallery, were created in the 1970's to showcase faculty and student works, as well as artwork by prestigious artists from throughout the country. Such talents include Carlos Almaraz, Don Bachardy, Billy Al Bengtron, Gary Brown, Robert Frame, Louise Nevelson, Julian Schnabel and more. The Ventura College Art Department is proud to have an art collection that includes works by Goya, Dali and Chagall.

Upcoming Events

FALL 2014

The Land of Enchantment:

The Art of Asia                    

October 16, 2014,-November 20,,2014

M-F 10 a.m.- 4p.m. 

Reception October 16, 2014 6:30-8:30pm 

The art of Asia is diverse and covers a wide range of social, political, historical, and religious ideologies. Asia includes the large peninsulas of Asia Minor, India, Arabia, and Indochina and the island clusters of Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The purpose of this exhibition is to explore Asian art and culture as a means of seeing this region of the world in our era of globalization. Curated by A.H. Bittl


Ceramic / Art Sale

December 2, 2014       9 am- 2pm

December 3, 2014       9 am- 2pm

December 4, 2014       9 am- 2pm



 

SPRING 2015

Ventura, CA USA: The Photography of Amy Oliver

 

January 15, 2015, -February 12, 2015

Reception January 15, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Originally from a sleepy town on the coast of North Carolina, Amy Oliver is a Ventura based photographer who has sought to capture the wonder and mystery of the city she now calls home. Oliver works with digital and traditional photographic materials using 4x5, medium format, 35mm, and digital SLR cameras in her work.


 Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition 

February 26, 2015-March 26, 2015

Reception February 26, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm


 Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition

April 16, 2015 - May 7, 2015

Reception April 16,2015, 6:30-8:30pm

 




 

Past Events

 

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

many rolls

   Time Event
Sept. 5-Oct. 10 10 am- 4 pm Permanence as Fiction: The Art of Margaret Griffith
Reception Thurs. Sept 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Oct 24-Nov 26 10 am- 4 pm Ecstasy of Communication: Appropriation, and Deconstruction of Post-Modernism
Reception Thurs. Oct 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
Dec. 3, 4, 5 9 am- 2 pm Students Art Sale

Jan 16-Feb 13

10 am- 4 pm
The Life and Times Cesar Estrada Chavez
Reception Jan 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mar 6-April 10 10 am- 4 pm
Ventura College Art Auction Fund Raiser
Reception Mar 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
April 17-May 8 10 am- 4 pm
Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition
Reception April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm

VC Gallery 2

Date  Time     Event
Sept. 5 -Oct. 10 10 am- 4 pm The Art of David Young
Reception Thurs. Sept 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Oct 24-Nov 26 10 am- 4 pm Discovery to Rediscovery: The Art of the Renaissance to Romanticism
Reception Thurs. Oct 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
Dec 3, 4, 5 9 am- 2 pm Students Ceramics Art Sale
Jan 16-Feb 13 10 am- 4 pm
God & Monster: The Photography of Scott Council
Reception Jan 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mar 6-April 10 10 am- 4 pm VC Annual Annual Faculty Exhibition
Reception March 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
April 17-May 8 10 am- 4 pm Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition

Ventura College Art Galleries

The art galleries opened in the 1970s to exhibit the work of faculty, students, and artists from throughout the country. The galleries display a wide range of contemporary and traditional art in a variety of media and are open to the public. Admission is free.

Gallery Hours

Art Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. For more information please call (805) 648-8974. Both galleries will be closed on Sept 3rd, Nov. 12th, 22nd & 23rd, Jan. 21st, Feb. 12th & 18th, March 11th-15th for holidays.

Campus Parking

Parking on Campus requires a parking permit, which may be purchased from two automated yellow boxes  in the West parking lot, and one automated yellow box in the North parking lot. The cost for parking is two dollars ($2).