Upcoming Exhibitions

 Support the Sesnon!


Winter 2016:  

Collective Museum
In collaboration with the Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS)
February 11 - March 12


Opening Reception Thursday, February 11, 5-7pm
Friday, February 12, 2016 campus-wide:

meet at Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC)


Porter Faculty Gallery:

Working for Dignity: The Art, Meanings, and Voices of Low-wage Labor
February 11 - March 12, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, February 11, 5-7pm


 Spring 2016: 

In Conversation With
UCSC Art Department faculty
at the 

April 6 - May 7, 2016
Reception Wednesday, April 6, 5-7pm Sesnon Gallery

R. BLITZER GALLERY April 8 - May 7, 2016
Reception Friday, April 8, 5-7pm 
with live music

Faculty Conversations TBA at the Sesnon Gallery


in the Porter Faculty Gallery April 6 - May 7, 2016
Visiting Artist from China: Xiang Silou 

Irwin Scholars from the UCSC Art Department

May 25 - June 11, 2016

Reception May 25, 5-7pm

Fall 2016 TBA

Winter 2017

Fall 2017

don't miss our presence Downtown:



The Sesnon Pop-Up Downtown 2016: in various windows on Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

Past Pop-up projects Video Links from June 2012:


The Santa Cruz Bottle Project

Farmers' Market PhotoBooth

Nature BeWILDered

This project was supported by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) for Shelby Graham, curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, to teach over a dozen students exhibition techniques while exploring their role as community artists. The City of Santa Cruz Arts Program also contributed funds for materials.


The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, noon to 5:00pm and Wednesday until 8:00pm. The gallery is located at Porter College, UCSC and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Parking permits are available weekdays at the main campus entrance kiosk for $6/day and $4 at the Porter College lot for special events. Group tours are available by appointment at (831) 459-3606.