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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab

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Need to enroll in ART 50L Gallery Viewing Lab?
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The first section of this course is closed for registration on the first day of the semester. After the semester has begun, just sign up for any one of the other sections* offered in WebAdvisor. No Add Codes needed!

*ALL sections are immediately accessible to students on CANVAS from the beginning of the semester, no matter which section you sign up for (you can ignore the listed start date in WebAdvisor).


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.

Use the same login you use for WebAdvisor to log into CANVAS.


It’s the easiest way to get course notices and access info you need on your phone/device wherever you go!

If you have problems with CANVAS, please contact the TLC (Teaching and Learning Center). They are fantastically helpful! Here is their contact info:

    • Phone: 831-477-3241
    • Email:
      *Helpdesk hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Summer 2019
All Art 50L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm, Saturday, July 13.

Fall 2019
All Art 50L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm, Saturday, December 7.


This .5 unit credit course is a self-paced, independent study lab, and all the work is done on your own time. There are no class meetings.

  • Art 50L is a hybrid (co-)requisite, to be taken concurrently with beginning level Art Studio or Art Photography courses.
  • Note: Enroll in one section of Art 50L only, even if you take two or more beginning level art classes.
  • Grading is Pass/No-Pass (P/NP).
  • This course must be successfully completed once with a Pass grade.



You will view art at galleries, museums, and other exhibition venues, attend watch lectures and/or art related films, then write reports on them based on a series of questions/prompts.

Carefully read ALL information and follow ALL instructions found on CANVAS in the “Home” page and in the “Modules” to receive full credit!

1. View:

  • Online or in person, 2 art lectures or documentary films
  • In person, 10 artworks, which can include art in exhibitions, artist’s studios and public art

2. Create your reports from the template provided on CANVAS

  • Find and download the reports template on CANVAS from “Semester Assignment: Gallery Viewing Reports.”
  • Fill in ALL the answers/information on the reports template after each prompt/question.

3. Turn in the completed the reports template provided on CANVAS.

  • When you are ready to submit your reports template of 12 completed reports go back to “Semester Assignment: Gallery Viewing Reports.” and upload the full reports template to CANVAS.
  • If you need to resubmit your reports for any reason, just fill in and upload a new reports template.
  • You can turn in your work at any time up until the due date.
    Reports cannot be submitted after this time.
  • *** KEEP A COPY OF YOUR REPORTS. You may need it if any issues come up about your course work.


    Below are the rules about how to correctly do your viewings for your art reports:

    All viewings should be done during the semester you are enrolled.

    Lectures or documentary films:

  • Lectures and films may be viewed in person or online

  • Lectures and films must pertain to the visual arts or design, such as: art history, a movement in art, a particular artist or group of artists, or an instructional video on an art technique.

  • Must be at least 10 minutes in length

  • NO dramatic films with actors playing artists - these are not documentaries.

  • Art Museums and Cabrillo Gallery:

  • 1 report per exhibition
  • Maximum of 3 different exhibitions per museum or at Cabrillo Gallery

  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • Commercial or non-profit art galleries, other college art galleries:

  • 1 report per exhibition
  • Limit of 2 different exhibitions per gallery
  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • Cafes, Restaurants, Banks:

    Must be approved viewing space, such as participanst in "First Fridays". Ask instructor if in doubt.

  • 1 report per exhibition
  • Limit of 2 different exhibitions per venue
  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • Maximum of 5 reports total at all such viewing spaces combined
  • Professional Art Fairs

    Art Fairs that take place in convention centers and “Art Hotels” with multiple professional galleries and/or artists represented)

  • Each report should be at a different gallery booth or location in fair
  • Limit of 2 reports per Professional Art Fair
  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • County Fairs, Outdoor Art Festivals, and Cultural Festivals:

  • Limit of 2 reports total at different fairs and festivals
  • Limit of 1 report per fair or festival
  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • Cabrillo Library or other Public Library:

  • Limit of 1 report per library location
  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • Public artworks:

    Public artworks are sculptures, murals, mosaics, and other artworks in public places that are officially commissioned by a city, campus, or company. They almost always have a label that contains information on the title, artist, etc.

  • Limit of 1 public artwork per city or per college campus
  • Be sure to include the location or cross streets of the artwork in your report.
  • Artist's Open Studios:

  • Maximum of 5 reports on artist’s open studios
  • Each report should be on a different artist’s work

  • Each report should be on a single artwork
  • NO performing arts (such as music, dance or theatre)

  • NO exhibitions, lectures or films that you saw for, or in, any of your other classes.
  • NO reproduction or poster art/galleries. Always make sure it is original artwork. (If you are in doubt, check with the gallery owner or your instructor.)
  • NO websites or online galleries (only original artwork viewed in person qualifies)

  • NO Cabrillo College Aptos campus display cases, classrooms, or student art attached to art buildings or in outside wooded area near art classrooms, or student work at high school campuses.
  • NO art in your room or house, a friend’s house, etc.

  • NO tattoos or tattoo parlors.
  • Although you may do artwork and film or lecture viewings with another student, you may not write your reports with another student. All work must be your own.
  • Be sure to contact your instructor if you have and questions or need clarifications.


    Carefully read ALL information and follow ALL instructions found on CANVAS in the “Home” page and in the “Modules” to receive full credit!

  • Emails regarding Art 50L: Beverly Rayner, Instructor –
  • Visit Cabrillo Gallery: 6500 Soquel Drive, Library Room 1002, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday and Tuesday: 7:00–9:00 pm
  • Gallery Telephone: 831.479.6308 (talk to Beverly or Victoria about Art 50L)
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Gallery Viewing Spaces & Lectures/Films    
This is a suggested list of art viewing spaces. Explore — Art is Everywhere!

Santa Cruz County

First Friday Art Tour Santa Cruz
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

Boulder Creek
Lille Aeske
13160 Hwy 9

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

Michaelangelo Gallery
1111-A River St.

Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street

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

R. Blitzer Gallery
2801 Mission Street

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

Santa Cruz Public Libraries

UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library
Steinhart Road, UCSC

Sesnon Gallery
Porter College, UCSC

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College, UCSC

Scotts Valley

S.C. County Bank
4604 Scotts Valley Dr.

Scotts Valley Artisans
230 Mount Hermon Road


The Bagelry
4763 Soquel Drive

The Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Drive


Caffe Ella
734 East Lake Avenue

Freedom Branch Library
2021 Freedom Boulevard

Pajaro Valley Arts
37 Sudden Street

S.C. County Bank
595 Auto Center Drive

Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 East Lake Avenue

Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St.


South of Santa Cruz County


Carmel Art Galleries Listing

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe Carmel

Center For Photographic Arts
San Carlos & 9th Street Carmel

Weston Gallery
6th Ave, between Dolores & Lincoln


Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery
Fishnet Rd. on MPC Campus

Museum of Monterey
5 Custom House Plaza

Dali 17
5 Custom House Plaza

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue


Hartnell College Art Gallery
411 Central Ave, Fine Arts Bldg J, Rm 100

San Juan Bautista

Mission Gallery
106 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Galeria Tonantzin
115 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Santa Clara County

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

Los Gatos

45 N. Santa Cruz Avenue

Whitney Modern
24 N Santa Cruz Ave., 2nd Floor

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

San Jose

San Jose First Fridays

Anno Domini
366 South First Street

510 South First Street

San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art

560 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

Santa Clara

De Saisset Museum of Art
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave


Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road

Bay Area

Palo Alto

Anderson Collection at Stanford University
314 Lomita Drive
Stanford University

Cantor Art Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Pace Palo Alto
229 Hamilton Avenue
*Look for Palo Alto exhibition


Oakland Art Murmur(like First Fridays, but bigger)

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

San Francisco

SF Art Galleries Listings

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St

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.

Pier 24 Photography
The Embarcadero

S.F. Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street

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

Art Lectures Live


San Jose State University

San Jose Museum of Art


*Also check Monterey Museum of Art, Center for Photographic Art, and NUMU for periodic live lectures

Art Lectures and Films on the Web

ART 21

TED Talks: Art


Art lectures, instructional videos, etc. on YouTube

ART Documentaries on Netflix
Search: All Genres- Special Interest – Art & Design


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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 are specifically arranged displays of artworks. They may be permanent displays, but they are most often temporary showings, and are usually scheduled to begin and end 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 can be considered exhibitions. If such a location participates in "First Fridays," the exhibition is allowable to report on. If it does not, look for a wall label indicating that the artworks on display actually are a specific exhibition and not just some random art on the wall. If you are not sure, you might ask the manager of the business, or you can always check to see the exhibition is allowable by asking your instructor.

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.

• I don't see a title for the exhibition, what do I do?

A museum or a college/university gallery will always have a title for their exhibitions, usually on the wall somewhere. Art exhibitions in other types of galleries usually have specific titles, but they may be harder to find. Look for an artwork list or a postcard that has the exhibition title, or ask someone who works there for the title.

Alternative spaces, such as retail commercial galleries, stores and coffee shops may not have a title for the exhibition. If that’s the case, write “none” in the space on the report that asks for a title.

• How many artworks may I write about from one exhibition?

Choose only one piece of art from each exhibition to report on.

• There are different artists in an exhibition. Is each artist’s work a different exhibit?

A single exhibition may include different artists, but each artist's work within that exhibition is not a separate exhibition. You should select only one piece of art to write about from each exhibition, even if there are multiple artists within the exhibition.

Some commercial galleries don't have individual exhibitions for artists, but rather show a lot of artists at once throughout the gallery. 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 instructor if you are not sure.

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

"Discipline” refers to a very general category or type of artwork. For example, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, textiles, etc.

• When I am asked, "what is/are the primary media or material in this piece of artwork?” — 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 paint used to make paintings. For a sculpture, the primary media or material might be bronze, stone, steel, mixed media, ceramic, etc.

Look at the wall label or artwork list to find the media of the artwork.

•  Which art documentary film or lecture should I watch?

Choose something that is interesting to you! The film or lecture can be about historical overviews of an art movement, factual biographies on an artist, specific art or design subjects, instructional films on a particular art technique, a lecture by an artist or art expert (such as TED talks), etc. Each film or lecture should be at least 10 minutes in length.

•  Where can I find an art documentary film?

You can view a documentary film on TV or online, or you can check out or watch a video or DVD at the Cabrillo Library or other libraries. Your instructor has provided a great list of links and sources for viewings in the "Art 50L—Places to View Art, Lectures+Films" page for this course in Canvas.

You may not use a documentary film that you watched in one of your other classes.

•  May I email my reports to the instructor?

No, all reports must be submitted online through Canvas.

(The only time you would ever turn in reports directly by email to your instructor is if you have some problem trying to turn in your reports on Canvas at the last minute.)

•  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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