We all use an online sign-up application called Sign-Up Genius to select the day and time we are able to be a docent. The link to this sign-up can be found on our Gallery Docents web page, linked below. It will also be emailed to you once you are in our system. The sign-up is updated for each exhibit, which usually lasts 8 - 9 weeks.
We are so very grateful to all of our volunteers and could not have a Gallery without you. Thank you for your willingness to learn and become a docent!
As a regular Member Artist in the current show, you are requested to fill 2 time slots during the show. Members who volunteer their time on a Gallery Committee or CCA Gallery Event get $5 off their entry fee, and many other perks! Your participation in being a docent makes it so that your art will be seen and perhaps purchased, but our doors must be open!
If you have special circumstances and are unable to docent, we will gladly except donations of $20 to help support our Gallery for each show. This will be taken as a donation. Please fill out a “Docent Decline” form and have it on file.
As a featured artist, you are expected to sign-up for 4 slots during your show. This is a huge benefit to the featured artist, since they can be there to speak directly to their patrons, which generates more interest.
Maybe you love art and just want to volunteer with us. That's great! Come onboard. We so appreciate you!!
Consider bringing a friend if the job seems overwhelming.
You can also sign up for back-to-back time slots (5 hours) to get your commitment met more quickly.
There is a Docent Thank You Celebration every summer which you will be invited to! Please come meet one another, share your stories and make connections for improvement and enjoyment in being Docents at CCA.
There is an opportunity to become a member of our governing Gallery Committee, which has many benefits. Come help with the set up of our Gallery!
We have Wi-Fi connection information on the wall in the kitchen; we have a Video Screen on the wall behind the Welcome Desk, for advertising and orientation to the Art Center; and we’ve installed a speaker with “Alexa” to play music (from the top of the Cabinet across from the Desk). Both the Video Screen and Alexa are on a timer and should run all day. Instructions for both are in the Big Gallery Binder. Please let us know if it is not working.
We also now have a Security camera in each of the halls of the Gallery, the front door, the Studio/Office and the Theater. If someone comes in when not expected, someone will be alerted. So, know that we are being protected.
Our Gallery Phone: We have a phone #805-927-8190, which is on the shelf under the Safe, in the kitchen. It is set up to answer all calls. However occasionally we or your family need to contact you at the Gallery and that can be achieved by pressing “1” for Gallery then “3” when prompted to enter a selection for a branch, and they will be able to ring through to the Gallery kitchen. So, if you hear the phone ringing in the kitchen…. ANSWER IT! Someone might be trying to get in touch with important information for you.
We have a Doorbell at the front door that is soft and able to alert us if someone needs to enter. It is to the right of the entry door, in the middle of the camera.
Our CCA has a new Studio to the left of the entry, which will be used for classes for our community. In the Studio you will see Art being hung on the walls or on the tables by various artists. Prices are in a black frame on the table in the Studio. Also, further back from the teaching area is the CCA Office and bathroom. This is for administrative use only. Docents are discouraged from using the space. Thank you.
Please open the studio and make this room available to Patrons. Please lock it at the end of the day, by simply pushing in the handle lock.
We have Fire Extinguishers in our Gallery. Please make yourself aware of these devices and where they are located. If you feel able, read the available information found in the Big Gallery Binder. Please call 911 if an emergency occurs. We have never had an occurrence…. But it is good to know these things, if you feel you can learn, please become informed. But please never place yourself in danger! Call 911 from outside, and away from the fire.
To sign up for our Little Gems show, copy and paste this link into your browser window: