DVC is continuing to develop an outstanding, permanent collection of student artwork. Each year art pieces are selected and purchased from DVC student art exhibitions. The art collection is displayed and rotated throughout the college to improve the college's visual environment with quality art.
The Art Department, in conjunction with the campus administration, has established three art collections: the permanent art collection featuring works by acclaimed artists, the faculty art collection, and a student art collection. Works from these art collections are installed throughout the campus.
The Art Gallery presents several shows each year, featuring work by faculty members, students and regional artists. Artist's lectures, workshops, and visual presentations often accompany the exhibition. Guest artists have included internationally known sculptors, painters, photographers and printmakers.
DVC's Art Department offers a full range of working studios in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital imaging, photography, ceramics, sculpture and metal arts. The department presents art sales and exhibitions, workshops, and events throughout the year. For more information, contact the art department.
The DVC Library hosts art exhibits and book displays of new purchases and topical themes.
DVC sponsors a variety of community-oriented arts events, lectures, and public forums throughout the year, often at not cost. Topics are usually related to politics, social issues, and the arts.