The El Camino College Art Gallery is a spacious facility (Approximately 1,800 sq. ft.) which functions as an exhibition area for six shows each academic year.
Exhibits are selected from professional artists, faculty and students in a broad variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry, photography, illustration, computer graphics, printmaking and mixed media installation. The gallery provides high quality exhibitions which are topically stimulating and relevant to the greater community as well as pertinent to the art department program.
The Art Gallery serves as a visual arts laboratory for the art department and is an integral component of the Art Appreciation and Art History programs. Numerous students, faculty and community members attend the lectures by visiting artists scheduled in the gallery in conjunction with each show. Classes from diverse departments such as English, History and Speech as well as the Art Department, come to the gallery frequently, using the exhibitions as a springboard for discussion.
Art 34, also known as "Gallery Management and Artist's Career Issues", is a class which emphasizes the business and presentation of art within a gallery context. Taught by a member of the gallery staff, students enrolled in Art 34 discuss issues relating to contemporary art and work closely with artists exhibiting in the gallery. Consequently, these students receive first-hand experience with exhibition design, lighting design, art administration, and artist's career issues.