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Exhibition Spaces at UCSC

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Eduardo Carrillo Senior Gallery: Art Department E-103 (459-2272)

The Art Department has a small gallery in Baskin Visual Arts Room E-103.  Seniors may apply to display their artwork for a week through the Art Dept. Office via the quarterly lottery with applications sent by the art office in the quarter prior.  Watch for signs/emails posted as to the exact date and time. More information

Art Department Mini Gallery Cases: Art Department (459-2272)

The Art Department has 3 Mini-Galleries available for Art students to exhibit their work in glass cases.  2 Mini-Galleries are outside in the Baskin Visual Arts Courtyard, 1 case is in the Art Department Administrative Offices E-104.  Students can sign up for a case for a week in the Art Dept. Office. More information  

JB Hall Gallery and Bridge Gallery: Porter College (459-2857)

These two galleries are formal exhibition spaces on campus. The Bridge Gallery is available during Winter and Spring quarters as exhibition spaces as a first come first serve basis, within a year of advance of the reservation dates. To find out more information, or to reserve please contact the Porter Activities Office (D-143) or 831-459-2857. JB Gallery is unavailable due to scheduled renovations until further notice.  

Sesnon Underground: Porter College

The Sesnon Underground is an experimental educational space where UCSC students are given the opportunity to exhibit their own bodies of work. Affiliated with the Sesnon Art Gallery in Porter College, the Sesnon Underground serves as a student run space. Propose an exhibition and view past shows here

Lionel Cantu GLBTI Resource Center: GALA Gallery (459-2468)

Student and community artists exhibit their work in the Center’s GALA Gallery.  The gallery features two, large, well-lit walls (12’w x 6’h) for displaying various media.  Student shows run 4-8 weeks and allow art students to get recognition for their work.  The GLBTI Center helps publicize shows and provides refreshments for opening receptions. Artists of all sexual/gender orientations are encouraged to exhibit.  If you are interested in exhibiting, email:

Dizikes Cases: Cowell College Dining Hall (459-2255)

Original student artwork may be displayed in the Dizikes cases, located in the hallway leading to the Cowell Dining Hall entrance.  Contact the curator of the cases about a two-week showing via the Programs & Actitivies Office. 

UCSC Women's Center: Cardiff House (459-2072)

The Women's Center Gallery is available for student art shows. Show space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Call the Women’s Center for more information.

UCSC Cook House (459-4008)

The Cook House is at the base of campus in a building built in the late 1800’s.  They have some wall space available for artwork.  They are a public office and receive thousands of visitors each years, so can only display work that is not too controversial for the masses.  Call the Cook House for more information.

Graduate Student Commons at Quarry Plaza (459-1395)

Contact the Facilities Manager for more information. 

UCSC Arboretum (427-2998)

The Arboretum has exhibit space and outdoor areas for exhibiting art.  A proposal must be made to the Arboretum describing your event, what areas you hope to use, how many people you expect, etc.  Contact the Arboretum for more information.

Oakes College:  Guzman Room  (459-5602)                                                    

Reservations for the Oakes College facility spaces are managed by Jill Foxen, the Assistant College Programs Coordinator. Contact her with any questions regarding the exhibits at:

On-Campus Dining Halls & Coffee Shops

Contact the Dining Hall Manager or the Coffee Shop Manager to see if space is available for student exhibitions.  More information and contact phone numbers can be found on the following websites: 

UCSC Dining Halls & Cafes: