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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab

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Need to enroll in ART 50L Gallery Viewing Lab?
Enroll through WebAdvisor. After the semester has begun select one of the available open section numbers in WebAdvisor. No Add Codes needed!

You will have access to the course to begin work starting the first day of the semester even if it shows a later start date that is listed in WebAdvisor.

Fall, 2016 – All Art 50L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm – Saturday, December 10.

Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab – Instructions

Art 50L is an independent study lab course designed to complement and enhance the art class in which you are concurrently enrolled. All course work is done on your own, and your work is submitted online on CANVAS.
Note: Enroll in one section of Art 50L only, even if you take two or more art classes.

This lab is .5 units of credit. Grading is Pass/No-Pass. This course must be successfully completed once with a Pass grade. Read and follow directions carefully in order to receive credit!

CANVAS is an online program where the Art 50L course materials are located. Once you have enrolled in the course you will have access to the Art 50L CANVAS page, but it may take up to 24 hours after you register before your CANVAS account is activated. If using CANVAS for the first time this semester, create an account by following the prompts.


MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP A COPY OF YOUR ALL REPORT ENTRIES. The easiest way to do this is to copy the questions from the CANVAS “Questions for Reports” page (in “Modules”) into a Word, Pages, or other doc, fill the answers in, and save them to your computer or other digital storage device.
When you are ready, cut and paste each report into the online report form answer areas on the ”Quizzes” page.

  • What You Must Do!

    View or attend 2 Art Lecture or Documentary Films and 10 Exhibition Reports and write reports on each following the directions. (total of 12 reports)

    Exhibition Viewings:
    • Choose only one piece per exhibition – 10 different exhibitions.
    • Exhibition viewings should always be done in person during the semester you are enrolled.

    • Read and follow directions carefully in order to receive credit!

    Art Related Lectures & Documentary Films:
    • Choose lectures or films (at least 10 minutes in length) pertaining to the visual arts: art history, a movement in art, a particular artist, or group of artists
    You may not use a lecture or film that you saw for or in any of your other classes – you must see it on your own.

    1. Commercial/Non-profit art galleries, College/University art galleries, alternative spaces: 1 report per exhibition. Maximum 2 reports per gallery on different exhibitions. Be sure it is an approved viewing space – see exceptions below or ask your Art 50L instructor.
    2. Museums: 1 report per exhibition – with a maximum of 4 different exhibition viewings per museum

    3. Open Studios: limit 5 reports on different artists
4. Art Fairs and Festivals: 1 report per event
    5. Cafes, Restaurants, Banks: limit total 5 exhibition reports on different exhibitions in these types of non-gallery/museum locations. Be sure it is an approved viewing space – see instructions or ask your Art 50L instructor.
    Be sure it is an approved viewing space – see instructions or ask instructor.
    6. Murals and public art: 1 per city, 1 per Cabrillo or other college campus – include the location or cross streets
    7. Cabrillo Gallery: 1 report per exhibition. You may use all 3 exhibitions during the semester
    8. Cabrillo Library or other Public Library: 1 report per library location
    1. Incomplete reports – answer all the questions in each report completely in order to receive full credit

    2. No clothing or other retail stores, salons, card shops, gift shops etc., unless officially part of First Fridays
    3. NO reproduction or poster galleries (always make sure it is original artwork. If you are in doubt, check with the gallery owner or your instructor.)
    4. NO websites or online galleries (always choose original artwork seen in person for your exhibition viewings)

    5. NO art in your room or house, a friend’s house, in a high school classroom, etc.

    6. NO reports on lectures and films
viewed in or for another class. No Cabrillo College (Aptos campus) display cases or classrooms.
    7. No Cabrillo College (Aptos campus) display cases or classrooms.
    8. NO performing arts (such as music, dance or theatre)

    9. NO tattoos or tattoo parlors
    10. Although you may do Museum viewings with another student, you may not write your reports with another student. All work must be your own.
  • Complete instructions and all class materials may be found on CANVAS

If you have any questions concerning your Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab, please contact us:

Cabrillo Gallery
Room 1002, Library Building 1000
Telephone: 831.479.6308, Email Beverly Rayner or for general questions, Email the Cabrillo Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 7 - 9 p.m.

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Gallery Viewing Spaces
This is a suggested list of art viewing spaces. Explore – Art is Everywhere!

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Area!

First Friday Art Tour S.C.
A great resource for multiple art exhibits

Arts Council S.C. County Open Studios in October

Aptos Coffee Roasting Co.
19 Rancho Del Mar Center
Soquel Drive

Cabrillo Gallery
Cabrillo College
Library, Room 1002
Aptos Campus

Carried Away
7564 Soquel Drive

Mulberry Gallery
8050 #E Soquel Drive

S.C. County Bank
7775 Soquel Drive

Ben Lomond
S. C. Mountains Art Center
9341 Mill Street

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue

Mr. Toots Coffeehouse
221 Esplanade

S.C. County Bank
819 Bay Avenue Ste D

White Raven
6253 Hwy 9

Santa Cruz
Artisans Gallery
1368 Pacific Avenue

County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
1st & 5th Floors

Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street

Louden Nelson Center
301 Center Street

Lu Lu Carpenters
1545 Pacific Avenue

Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street

Caffé Pergolesi
418 Cedar Street

Radius Gallery
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River Street, Studio #127

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway

S. C. Coffee Roasting Co.
1330 Pacific Avenue

S.C. County Bank
720 Front Street

Santa Cruz Pottery
1642 Mission Street

Sesnon Gallery
Porter College, UCSC

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College, UCSC

Scotts Valley

S.C. County Bank
4604 Scotts Valley Dr. 831-461-5000

Scotts Valley Artisans
230 Mount Hermon Road

The Bagelry
4763 Soquel Drive

The Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Drive

Caffe Ella
734 East Lake Avenue
831. 722.0480

Freedom Branch Library
2021 Freedom Boulevard

Pajaro Valley Gallery
37 Sudden Street

S.C. County Bank
595 Auto Center Drive

Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 East Lake Avenue

Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St.

Wild Rose Art Supplies
1929 Main Street


Santa Cruz County


Green Chalk Contemporary Art Gallery
701 Hawthorne Street

Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art
720 Via Mirada

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove

San Juan Bautista

Mission Gallery
106 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Galeria Tonantzin
115 Third Street
San Juan Bautista


Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe Carmel

Center For Photographic Arts
San Carlos & 9th Street Carmel

Los Gatos
NUMU – New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA

San Jose
San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art

560 South First Street

510 South First Street

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street

Works/San Jose
365 South Market Street

Anno Domini
366 South First Street

Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road

Euphrat Museum – De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA

Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Anderson Collection at Stanford University
314 Lomita Drive

San Francisco

SF Art Galleries Listings

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park -100 34th Ave.

S.F. Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street

Video on the Web


Art 21


Netflix –
Search: All Genres – Special Interest – Art & Design

Art Lectures


San Jose State University

San Jose Museum of Art

Events & Lectures

Ted Talks: Art


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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab – Frequently Asked Questions

• What is an exhibition?

• There isn't a title for the exhibit, what do I do?

• How many art works can I write about from one exhibit?

• There are different artists here. Is each artist’s work a different exhibit?

• When asked, ‘What discipline does this work represent?” – what does “discipline” mean?

• When asked, "what is the primary media or material?” – what does “primary media or material” mean?

•  Which art documentary film should I watch?

•  Where can I find an art documentary film?

•  Can I email my packet in to the gallery?

•  I received a NP (No Pass), what can I do?

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• What is an exhibition?

Exhibitions may be permanent displays or temporary, but "exhibitions" are most often temporary, and are usually scheduled to open and close on specific dates. Art exhibitions may include the work of one artist or multiple artists.

Restaurants, libraries, cafes, and some retail stores have changing displays of art that could be considered exhibitions. If the location participates in First Fridays, the exhibition is allowable to report on. If it does not, look for a wall label indicating that it is a specific exhibition and not just some random art on the wall. Always check to see the exhibition is allowable by asking your instructor if you are not sure.

The Cabrillo Gallery has 3 exhibits during the semester. You may come to each of the 3 different exhibits and select one piece of artwork from each of the exhibits for your Art 50L reports.

• There isn’t a title for the exhibit, what do I do?

A museum or a college/university gallery will always have a title for their exhibitions. Art exhibitions in other fine art galleries usually have specific titles.

Alternative spaces, such as retail commercial galleries, stores and coffee shops may not have a title for the exhibit. If that’s the case, enter “N/A” in the space that asks for a title.

• How many art works can I write about from one exhibit?

You should see 10 different exhibits and write 10 reports total. Choose only one piece from each exhibit to report on.

• There are different artists here. Is each artist’s work a different exhibit?

An exhibit may include different artists, but you should select only one piece of art to write about from each exhibit, even if there are multiple different artists within the exhibit, even if there are multiple different artists within the exhibit.

Some commercial galleries don't have individual exhibits for artists, but rather show a lot of artists at once. In this case, the entire gallery would be considered one exhibition, and you may only write a report on one piece in that gallery. Always ask your Art 50L instructor if you are not sure.

• When asked, ‘What discipline does this work represent?" – what does “discipline” mean?

“Discipline” refers to the type of artwork it is in general. For example, the discipline might be painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, textiles, etc.

• When I am asked, "what is the primary media or material?” – what does “primary media or material” mean?

Primary media or material” when referring to a painting could be acrylic paint, watercolor, oil paint, etc. – all of which are types of painting media or material. In another example, for a sculpture the primary media or material might be bronze, stone, steel, mixed media, ceramic, etc.

•  Which art documentary film should I watch?

Choose an art documentary film that interests you. Art documentaries may be historical overviews of an art movement, factual biographies on an artist, films on other art subjects  instructional films on a particular art form, etc. They should be at least 10 minutes in length. Feature films with actors playing artists may not be used. (always ask instructor if you are not sure if a film qualifies).

•  Where can I find an art documentary film?

You can check out an art documentary film from your local library, watch a video or DVD at the Cabrillo Library or view a documentary film online or in a theater. You may not use a documentary film that you watched in or for one of your other classes.

•  Can I email my reports in to the instructor or the gallery?

No, all reports must be submitted online through Canvas.

•  I received a NP (No Pass), what can I do?

If you would like to find out why you received a NP and find out what work would be necessary in order to receive a grade change (if possible), please contact the Art 50L instructor.


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