Art Galleries

Due to COVID-19, the Ventura College Art Galleries are Closed to the Public. Please check back for future updates.


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.

Gallery Hours

Art Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information please call (805) 289-6040

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).

Gallery Locations



New Media Gallery
Location: NMG-100



Gallery 2 (Student Work)
Location: CRC-103




The Ventura College New Media Gallery is honored to present Ojai artist, Cara Lasell Bonewitz in her first local solo exhibition, “Current in the Shadows.” Join us on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for the Opening Reception.

Cara Lasell Bonewitz’s latest body of material engagement and dedicated observation features a range of historical trends in naturalism and art, such as botanical gardens, Victorian seaweed collections, and pressed flowers. Current in the Shadows references historical methods of collecting, documenting, and display with an interdisciplinary approach that highlights links between artistic and scientific spheres. Bonewitz uses painting, drawing, light, and fiber-based mediums to explore collecting, beauty, decay and the tenuous categorization of these interrelated fields. Bonewitz is a graduate of Yale University and earned her master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She maintains a studio and work space on Montgomery Street in Ojai.

The exhibition runs through April 9, 2020. The New Media Gallery is located at 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Gallery Hours Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Parking $2

Spring 2019

New Media Gallery



Observations and Amplifications 

January 31st -February 28th / Reception January 31st, 6:30-8:30pm
New Media Gallery

Examining the nuances of color and light of nature, Marjorie Moskowitz was educated at Washington University with degrees in Painting and Drawing. She is represented in Galleries throughout the US and has taught painting, drawing, and art history for eleven years in colleges and universities in the St. Louis and Illinois area, and Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, Ca. 



Empoderamienta: The Art of Latina Artists

March 14th -April 18th / Reception March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
New Media Gallery

This exhibition will explore the art of Latin American women artists with an emphasis on the art object as a form of cultural, artistic, and social expression. The exhibition will also explore the historic and artistic constructs of women artists in Latin America, who re-created themselves as beguiling personalities, posed uneasily between the worlds of artifice (art) and nature, or the instinctual life.

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition 

May 2nd -May 10th / Reception May 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm 
New Media Gallery & Gallery 2

Gallery 2 (CRC-103)

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition 

May 2nd -May 10th / Reception May 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm 
New Media Gallery & Gallery 2

Please check back for an updated Gallery 2 Schedule.

Past Events

Fall 2018

Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition
September 6th—October 11th
Reception September 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Media Gallery

VENTURA COLLEGE is honored to present the Art Faculty Exhibition. A variety of techniques from painting, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, multi-media, and ceramics will be on display. Faculty contributing to the exhibition are: Greg Cooper, Sharon Coughran, Cathy Day, Zara Feeney, Sharla Fell, Bruce Freeman, Monica Furmanski, Jesse Groves, Alina Hayes, William Hendricks, Pam Huth, Karen Jossel, Steve Moulton, Bob Moskowitz, Deanna Pini, Jenchi Wu, and David Young

Ventura College Past Student Awards Exhibition
September 6th — October 11th
Reception September 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery 2 (CRC-103) 

Drawn from the permanent collection. This exhibition includes works of art by past students who were chosen as Best in Show beginning 1990 until the present. A variety of techniques from painting, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, multimedia, and ceramics will be on display.

The Underwater Part of the Iceberg: The Art of Marc Trujillo
November 1st — November 29th
Reception November 1st, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Media Gallery 

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico Marc Trujillo currently resides in Los Angeles. Marc primarily paints the purgatory of American urban and suburban landscapes such as gas stations, shopping malls, big chain stores, and restaurants, the figure plays a vital role in his work and the paintings are constructed so that the viewer is the primary figure. 

Current 2D Art Students
November 1st — November 29th
Reception November 1st, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery 2 (CRC-103)

This exhibition incudes 2-D works by current students: Painting and Drawing.

Annual Student Ceramic & Art Sale
November 27th — November 29th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gallery 2 (CRC-103)

Fall 2017













The Ventura College Art Department is proud to present a unique ceramic exhibition, featuring wood firing kiln master Fred Olsen's personal work as well as select pieces from his collection.  The exhibition will also feature ceramic artists from around the world who have created work using the Hollyweird Tube.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of this legendary kiln and see the distinctive work that was produced in this special kiln.

Featured Artist

Richard White, Tom Gaines, Arthur Mueller, Giancario Scapin, Nina Hole, Sten Madsen, Phil Cornelius, Otto Heino, Julia Nema, Fred Olsen, Sally Anne Stahl, Evan Vieser, Patty Ferber, Celeste Iida, Conrad Calimpong, Vincent Suez,

Jon Pacini, T. Robert Pacini, Tim Decker, Don Ryan, Carol Ann Klimek

Adam Field

A resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts.

He is well-known for making traditional Korean Onggi pottery

I am fascinated with antique artifacts, the way they can speak of mastery of lost peoples, places, and cultures. This inspires me to create works that both radiate history and capture my own place and time. I work toward a clean aesthetic that celebrates the masterful simplicity of antique Far Eastern pottery, while retaining the modest utility of colonial American wares. The surface of my pottery is meticulously carved with intricate designs that borrow from nature and incorporate the human touch. Much of the carving on my work is informed by the pattern languages found in indigenous fiber art, such as Hawaiian tapa, Incan cordage and Zulu basketry.  

For most of 2008 I had the honor of studying traditional pottery making techniques at Ohbuja Onggi in Ipo-ri, Gyeong-Gi Do, a 7th generation Onggi studio operated by the Kim family and lead by Kim Il-Maan, a Korean National Cultural Treasure. The Kim family members are among the last Onggi potters to create their wares with very little help from modern machinery, During my 10 month apprenticeship I learned all steps of the tradition, from processing raw clay by hand to final delivery of wares to market. 

Demonstrations:  Art Students only, SAB 101

October 10th:  12:00 - 5:00 pm

October 11th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

October 12th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

October 13th    9:30 - 12 pm, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Public Lectures - Free, Reservations please

October 11th 3:30 - 4:30  MCW 113  Artist Talk - Nature Tradition, Motivations, & Inspirations in Clay.  Go to the link or scan code for reservations.



Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in art from Fort Lewis College. For two years, he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene  of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Ill Maan. In 2013 he cre- ated and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam moved to Helena, MT in 2013 where he was a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Founda- tion for Ceramic Arts. Adam is now a full time studio potter in Helena, MT. His Works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally. 

October 12th - 3:30 - 4:30  MCW 113 - Social Media Approaches & Practices for the Working Artist.  Go to th link or scan code for reservations




With 53K followers on Instagram, Mr. Field will talk to students/artists about his approaches and the practices for working artists in this lecture 




RECEPTIONS FOR THE EXHIBITIONS Are held on the patio in front of Gallery 2



SPRING 2016 

January 21st -February 18th / Reception January 21st, 6:30-8:30pm 

State of the State of California: The Ventura College Art Collection 

March 3rd-March 31st / Reception March 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm 

Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition 

April 14th-May 5th / Reception April 14th, 6:30-8:30pm 

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition 

May 6, 6:00 – 7:45 pm, Gala Event Dinner, Student Art Closing Exhibition Reception in conjunction with Dance Performance, (RSVP required) 

Students Ceramic Art Sale

Gallery 2 (CRC Building)

December 7, 8, and 9

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Don't miss the sale of the Semester!

This is a great place to find that one of kind item or gift for the Holiday Season.

Bowls, pitchers, cups, and all things ceramic!

See all the great work from our students!

Students will also have an Art Sale going on too!

Jenchi Wu 805-289-6266 or Sandy Mason 805-289-6388

FALL 2014

The Land of Enchantment:

Hokusai Great Wave

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


The Photography of Amy Oliver
Ventura, CA USA


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

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