Student Exhibition returns to Cabrillo Gallery

Cabrillo Gallery Program Instructor Victoria May shows off a jacket creation by Janette Hernandez, an art student at the college. (Johanna Miller/Register-Pajaronian)

Opening reception scheduled for April 27

APTOS—The annual student exhibition returns to the Cabrillo Gallery on Monday, bringing with it a diverse range of pieces submitted by current Cabrillo College students.

A longstanding tradition at the gallery, the student exhibition is held every spring, with art students voting for their top three favorite pieces in each class to be part of the show.

The gallery’s program instructor Victoria May said that it is always interesting to see what students will submit.

“It’s exciting, seeing into the minds of our students this way,” May said. “You try to place what and how they’ve been inspired by throughout the year.”


ABOVE: This mobil was created by Cabrillo art student Janet Linney. (Johanna Miller/Register-Pajaronian)

On Wednesday afternoon May and student assistant Nik Jones were hard at work piecing together Student Exhibition 2019. Everything from pottery to photography, sculptures to paintings were lined up in the gallery. Labels were placed on each piece to keep track of who submitted what.

“It’s fun for us, putting this show together,” May said. “Almost like a big puzzle. It’s always such an eclectic collection of pieces.”

Student Exhibition 2019 will open on Monday and run until May 17. It is Cabrillo Gallery’s final exhibition of the school year.

A reception to celebrate the opening of the show will be held at the gallery on April 27 from 4-6 p.m.

“I think this show helps students make connections between them and professional artist,” May said. “It can give them a bit of confidence.”


Cabrillo Gallery is located at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive in Aptos. It is located in Library Room 1002 and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also 7-9 p.m. For information call 479-6308 or visit


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