2013-14 Unit Plan
Contemporary Gallery Design

Mission Statement

The Butte College Art Gallery strives to promote public awareness of art
on the Butte College campus as well as throughout the Butte Community
College District. The gallery is committed to professionally displaying the
artwork of the students and staff of Butte College, the local community
and visiting artists as well as to sponsor lectures, workshops,
performances and interdisciplinary creative productions. The exhibitions
are designed to create an educational arena for artistic criticism and
discussion as well as to provide art and design majors with hands-on
proactive gallery experience that will assist them in developing a portfolio
for success and self-sufficiency in the art profession.

Program Description

The Butte College Art Gallery is an educationally directed exhibition space
with rotating shows featuring the work of student and local artists, as
well as nationally and internationally known artists. The gallery is an
integral part of the ADAD department and is the only real exhibition space
on campus where the visual arts have a voice outside of the classroom.
Guest artists often provide additional insight into their art through
lectures, demonstrations, workshops and performances. Frequently,
other creative venues such as music, poetry and theatre are woven into
the visual exhibits. Many instructors, in a variety of disciplines, utilize the
gallery exhibits as a valuable resource for student observation and writing
assignments.

ART 70 - Gallery Production and the Business of Art, is a course that
teaches the mechanics of museum/gallery installations and procedures
using the Butte College Art Gallery as a laboratory. The class also
teaches students how to develop a portfolio as well as methodology and
criteria for promoting a business in the arts. ART 70 is a capstone course
for transferable majors in Arts, Photography, Ceramics as well as interior
Design and Fashion Design.

The year always closes with the Annual Juried Student Art and Design
Exhibition that features an awards ceremony.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Hire a Gallery Manager/Technician

Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    The gallery exhibits and gallery production class operate through the dedication of the instructor(s) who are compensated for only a small amount of hours per week for a significant workload. The scope of the job necessitates a half-time Gallery Manager/Technician.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 2

    Hire two student assistants to help install shows and monitor the gallery during open hours.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    The Gallery shows are presently installed, opened and monitored with the assistance of student gallery attendants funded from work-study dollars.  This which limits our ability to hire capable individuals and keep the space open to the public on a regular schedule. A budget for a student assistants is needed to provide more capable and reliable assistence, and to keep the gallery open more hours.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 3

    Increase the versatility of the exhibition space to accomodate more digital media shows.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    The Gallery is presently set up to accomodate traditonal media.  With the addition of computers and a projector we can showcase the work of digital media students as well.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Required Resources

    See augmentation request for specific required resources.

    Current Revenue Stream

    The gallery does not  have a source of revenue.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Art Gallery Personnel Year Round Secretarial Support 11-000-512-1-100900 52120 $0.00 $174.00 Restore reduced Secretary III position of Krista Collett to twelve months per year.
    2 Yes Art Gallery (Ceramics) Personnel Year Round Lab Technician Support 11-000-512-1-100900 52210 $0.00 $8,233.00 Restore reduced Laboratory Technician position of Scott Bryson to twelve months per year. (*See Ceramics budget - Scott is the Ceramics Lab Tech, but is paid out of Applied Design, Gallery, Budget)
    3 Yes Art Gallery Personnel Gallery Manager, Technician 11-000-512-1-100900 52210 $0.00 $20,000.00 Hire a Gallery Manager/Technician, a part time position, to help coordinate events, install exhibits, oversee the gallery, assist students working on assignments related to the gallery, public outreach and marketing, invitations, posters, press releases pertaining to shows.
    4 Yes Art Gallery Personnel Student Assistant 11-000-512-1-100900 52468 $0.00 $8,000.00 Student assistants to help keep the gallery open for Butte and Glenn public, students and college community.
    5 Yes Art Gallery Equipment Eight 20" iMacs for digital exhibits 11-000-512-1-100900 56411 $12,000.00 $0.00 To support the Graphic Design, Photography, RTVF and Multimedia students, we need to a set of computers that can be used to showcase digital art. The digital exhibits will also allow the gallery to feature new and diverse artists from around the world.
    6 Yes Art Gallery Equipment 1 Epson projector 11-000-512-1-100900 56411 $1,500.00 $0.00 A projector is needed in the gallery to showcase work and use for the Gallery Production class.
    7 Yes Art Gallery Equipment One stainless steel table for docents 11-000-512-1-100900 56410 $1,500.00 $0.00 Needed for student docents to maintain security of art/design work.
    Total(s) $15,000.00 $36,407.00