April 17 - May 3, 2018
Awards Ceremony & Opening Reception, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Stephen Nachtigall Artist Lecture - April 17 at 2 p.m. - Creative Arts Room 139
The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery supports the coursework of the Art Department with exhibition programming that features innovative work by local, national, and international artists working in a variety of media — including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, photography, graphic arts, and video. These exhibitions showcase diverse materials, techniques and approaches to contemporary art making, and allow our students ready access to the technical mastery, experimentation, and reflective analysis found in professionally executed artworks. The gallery's emphasis on relevant creative practices beyond our local region gives students the opportunity to critically examine many forms of contemporary visual culture.
Our gallery program also features an annual art faculty exhibition each fall semester and an annual juried student show each spring semester. The annual student show allows students the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional context, and be formally evaluated by established professionals from outside the Art Department. Our annual student show also includes numerous cash awards and gift certificates, and is supported by many local arts organizations, charitable organizations, and arts-related businesses.