Upcoming Exhibitions

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SPRING 2016: 

Irwin Scholars from the UCSC Art Department

May 25 - June 11, 2016

Reception Wednesday, May 25, 5:30-7:30pm

with awards ceremony at 6:30pm

Fall 2016 TBA

Winter 2017
Crochet Coral Reef project with Margaret Wertheim

The Crochet Coral Reef is a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.

Spring 2017 The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue

Fall 2017


in the Porter Faculty Gallery

Fall 2016 Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights



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.