The California State University Channel Islands Art Program features an ongoing series of exhibitions in four separate galleries.

Napa Hall Gallery

Faculty Director: Prof. Luke Matjas

This bright and spacious gallery is the University’s premier art exhibition space, and hosts a wide range of art exhibitions featuring regional, national and internationally recognized artists. Though CI is located in close proximity to Los Angeles, the mission of the Napa Hall Gallery is to expose students to a diverse array of emerging artists, experimental media, and varied artistic practices—in other words, to bring the artists and creative practitioners directly to the students. Located in the main art building, this space has featured: video projects, architectural models, painting, performances, sculpture, photography, design, and even elaborate neon installations in conjunction with the Museum of Neon Art. The Napa Gallery also hosts the “Campus Crossover Series,” a showcase for cutting-edge graduate student work from CI’s neighboring institution, the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Current Exhibition – Larry Lytle's Wondercamera

Larry Lytle’s photography is kindled by an unrelenting sense of wonder. His work explores the inner machinations of the human psyche, helping us to see how we fit in the world, and what we are doing to the world. This exhibition is a celebration of the sense of wonder that has inspired a decades-long creative practice. 
 
Larry Lytle’s Wondercamera marks the return of the beloved instructor who built CSUCI’s photography program and mentored students for nearly two decades. 
 
Come out and see the career-spanning “mini-retrospective” offering a glimpse at the evolution of Larry’s historic practice, alongside the debut of his newest series, Word ∙ Image ∙ Word (2023-2024).
 
Larry Lytle is a fine artist, writer, and retired Art lecturer. His artwork has been shown in galleries across the country. His work is in the collections at the Center for Creative Photography, Society for Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and various private collections. He is also a contributing writer to Black & White magazine, and has written a biography about the life and work of an American photographer William Mortensen (published by Feral House).
 

"WONDERCAMERA" OPENING RECEPTION: February 8th from 5 to 7 PM

 

The Napa Hall Gallery is located at the entry to Napa Hall
California State University Channel Islands
One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9AM-5PM. Friday, 9AM-4PM
For additional information, contact Gallery Director Prof Luke Matjas at luke.matjas@csuci.edu or the Art & Art History Program at 805-437-2703


Broome Gallery

Faculty Director: Prof. Theresa Avila

Located in the John Spoor Broome Library, the mission of the Broome Gallery is to present a wide range of artists, themes, and media and expose CI students, faculty and staff, as well as the community to diverse artistic views and conceptual possibilities. The aim of the gallery is to provide the visual and theoretical platform that supports the mission of the university and the four pillars of the Academic Programs: International Perspectives, Interdisciplinary Studies, Multicultural Views and Community Engagement. Additional exhibitions include the CI Faculty Collaborations series, held in the spring semester and Artist-Teacher, held in the fall. Faculty members have been regularly included in the Broome exhibition program, as both curators and artists.

Current Exhibition – Lowriding Thru Ventura County

Broome gallery is excited to announce Lowriding Thru Ventura County  Car Show & Photo Exhibition

Car Show: Saturday, February 10th from 11am – 4pm in El Dorado Park on CSUCI campus

Photo Exhibtion: February 10th – March 15th in Broome Gallery

 

The Broome Gallery is located on the second floor of the John Spoor Broome Library
Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For additional information contact Gallery Director Prof. Theresa Avila at theresa.avila@csuci.edu or the CI Art & Art History Program at 805-437-2703


The Gradwall Gallery

Each year, faculty members confer and select a small number of outstanding graduating senior students who will have the opportunity to develop a solo exhibition for the Gradwall Gallery. Also located in Napa Hall, this setting has become a thriving space for experimental installations and dynamic solo work. An undergraduate solo exhibition is a rare occurrence amongst colleges and universities, and students selected to exhibit in this space also receive a stipend to help complete their projects.

The Gradwall Gallery is located in Napa 1154
Gallery hours are:Monday through Thursday, 9AM-5PM. Friday, 9AM-4PM
For additional information, contact Gallery Director Prof. Theresa Avila at theresa.avila@csuci.edu or the Art Program at 805-437-2703


The Palm Gallery

Classroom collaborations, small group shows, curatorial explorations, and student-proposed projects are the hallmark of the Palm-Temporary Gallery. As the most recent addition to the gallery line-up, the Palm-Temporary adds to the vivid experience of being an art major, and gives students the chance to see and experience the full range of projects unfolding in classes throughout the Art Program.

The Palm-Temporary is located in Napa Hall
Gallery hours are:Monday through Thursday, 9AM-5PM. Friday, 9AM-4PM
For additional information, contact the Art Program at 805-437-2703

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