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 grants students the possibility to exhibit their work in a professional context, as well as the opportunity for formal evaluation by established professional artists 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.