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 7 – 8 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 or 3 time slots (2.5 hours each) during the show, depending on how many artists are showing. 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 $10 for each slot that you cannot fulfill or find a substitute for. This will be taken as a donation for the Gallery. Thank you for your support!
As a featured artist, you are expected to sign-up for 6 time 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.
We have Wi-Fi information on the wall above the printer in the kitchen; we’ve installed 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 you 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 Shop you will see Quilt Art being hung on the walls by Sharon Rossi and others. 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 where the printer can be found. This door can/should be opened with the Kitchen key. Please open it 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 arrives. 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.