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Regular Gallery Hours

FALL 2021

Online programming only

LAVC Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. 

All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



LAVC Art Gallery



Black lives matter.

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To support community health and well-being, LAVC Art Gallery will be temporarily closed. Updates will be posted here and on our Instagram.




Art is Good for You!
a lecture and workshop series for LAVC Special Programs


Dakota Noot Artist Lecture
Wednesday Sept. 15, noon

You can view the recording here

Workshop: Human Paper Dolls
Wednesday Sept. 29, noon

You can view the recording here

About the workshop:
In this workshop, Dakota Noot will demonstrate creating wearable art and characters through drawing. With crayons, markers, and pencils, you too can transform yourself and your environment. Whether decorating your room or making a costume, paper drawings are resourceful and imaginative. They can become performances or installations. 

About the artist:
Dakota Noot is a Los Angeles-based artist. He creates drawings, wearable art, and installations that explore animal-human hybrids, farm imagery, and horror tropes. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, he continues to show in both North Dakota and California, including solo shows at Art Produce, Highways Performance Space, and MuzeuMM. Noot has exhibited in group shows at Charlie James Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, and LAST Projects. His series of cutout drawing-installations have been shown at LA Freewaves, Cerritos College Art Gallery, and Otis College. Noot graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota (2015) and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University (2017). He was a featured artist for the Slamdance Film Festival (2018) and Film Maudit 2.0 (2021).

Daktoa Noot, I'm a lot to chew on


Levi Ponce artist lecture
Wednesday Oct. 27, noon

You can view the recording here

Workshop: Identifying and Cultivating Stakeholders in Public Art
Wednesday Nov. 10, noon

You can view the recording here

About the workshop:
Based on years of experience producing public art projects, artist Levi Ponce will share his approach and common practices to identifying a range of stakeholders including those from city and neighborhood councils, non-profits, schools, corporations, and private parties. During the workshop Ponce will invite students to brainstorm ideas for a dream project they would like to see come to fruition. Conversation will include discussions of placement, intent, and the importance of why public art should be cared for and supported.

About the artist:
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Levi Ponce has been painting murals since childhood. Using lessons from both his original teacher, his father, as well as the lessons he learned while earning his B.A. in fine art, Levi sees his walls as so much more than paint. Inspired by the city he grew up in, he sees each piece as a community project designed to bring together other artists, organizations, and even the passersby as stakeholders. Together, they transform the neighborhoods where they are found, shining light on inspiring people important to the community, as well as relevant issues. 

Levi Ponce, Recuerdos


This program is developed in partnership with LAVC EOPS and funded in part  through the generosity of the June Harwood Charitable Trust.



Naming It Makes It a Thing
a comic strip by Joel Crowder

LAVC Art gallery is pleased to announce a commissioned piece by emerging artist Joel Crowder. Naming It Makes It a Thing is a ongoing monthly comic strip exploring ideas of Imposter Syndrome and devices for overcoming perceived obstacles. 

About the work, Crowder writes:
Ever feel like whatever you do creatively is not good enough? Or that you shouldn’t be doing something that you’re really good at? Me too. This story started off as a parody of the Chicago Bulls documentary, “The Last Dance,” but a little something called “Impostor Syndrome” cancelled that idea and almost made me believe this was a bad idea.

Instead of folding, I decided to make THIS story instead. My Impostor Syndrome, named Cliff, will not approve, but who cares?? I’M ABOUT TO MAKE HIM POPULAR!!!!

Through so much headache, doubt, and changes, I present to you the comic strip titled “Naming It Makes it A Thing.” The name works for two reasons: Naming my Impostor Syndrome helped me realized what voice was telling me that I should stop and naming this comic makes it real. Hope you enjoy this small journey into my mind grapes!




Art Faculty Exhibition


Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce MMXX, a group exhibition of works created by the LAVC full-time studio art faculty.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Los Angeles Valley College, the works in MMXX highlight the range of curricular perspectives and approaches to making within the Art 

Department. This exhibition offers students the opportunity to see the research and work of their instructors, presented in a context that allows for dialogue and critique. Through sculptures, drawings, public art, paintings and ceramics, the works address issues around the body and architecture, process and materiality, and social justice.

Artists included in the exhibition: Professors Carol Bishop, Jamison Carter, Phung Huynh, Jenene Nagy, and Katie Queen.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency the physical gallery remains closed. We are excited to present this exhibition virtually. To view the work please click here.


In support of this exhibition we will also be producing a catalogue designed by Professor Tom Mossman, featuring interviews with each of the artists by Rita Gonzalez, the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, LACMA.


This exhibition and catalogue is funded in part through the generosity of the 
June Harwood Charitable Trust.


Exhibition programming:
Wednesday April1, 1p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Dean Llanet Martin

Tuesday April 21, 6p  POSTPONED
Panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Eugenia Sumnik-Levins


In collaboration with the LAVC Mosaic Center, the Art Department will be hosting several art making workshops which focus on cultivating an inclusive and welcoming space for students, faculty and staff to celebrate diversity. 

Tuesday April 14, 10a-3p, Art room 105  POSTPONED
Seeing Reproductive Justice through an Immigrant Lens with Prof. Phung Huynh

Tuesday April 21, 1p, Art gallery patio   POSTPONED
Prints and Personal Voice with Prof. Jenene Nagy



Past events

LAUNCH20 catalogue here. Many thank to Susan Silvestri for the design work!


"Tautline by Karl Burkheimer", a documentary by Mickie Shaw



essay by Travis Diehl


Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery serves as a resource for students and the greater community of the San Fernando Valley. Presenting ambitious visual arts exhibitions, lectures and collaborative partnerships, we provide a dynamic platform for dialogue, inquiry, and discovery.


DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.


Download a high resolution printable map [PDF: 394KB].

Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2 cash. Free parking on top level of Ethel Street parking structure during artist receptions and special events.


All exhibitions and events are free to the public.



Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401


Mailing List:

The public is welcomed to all exhibitions and programs. If you would like to be added to our electronic mailing list, please contact us by emailing 

Also please be sure to visit us on Instagram @lavcartgallery


Gallery floorplan

Exhibition archive

Please consider a tax deductible gift to the gallery today!


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Gallery Director Jenene Nagy at as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.



Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Talyor, and Ahmaud Arbery have once again brought attention to the pervasive racial violence, brutality and killing of black lives.

The LAVC Art Gallery stands in solidarity with the Black community. We believe art is a vehicle for self expression and communication, and we pledge to be an inclusive platform that celebrates and lifts up the voices of the Black community and also extend this promise to people of color. We will strive to meet the challenge of becoming a safe place where dialogue can lead to learning and growing. We are committed to disrupting systemic racism in order to advocate for racial justice and equity and will continue to seek out avenues where we can support this cause. 

The LAVC Art Gallery invites you to join us in contributing to the Black Scholars Matter scholarship fund today.