25th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition
Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc., is proud to announce the 25th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, featuring works of nearly 100 artists and craftspeople - both established and emerging - who live or work in Emeryville.
This unique and inclusive community exhibition continues to present new discoveries each year. The sheer number and array of artists living or working in Emeryville illustrates the city's cultural vibrancy and provides an impressive creative pool that continues to develop new and exciting works for the annual exhibition. The individual pieces demonstrate the diversity of Emeryville artists and show their engagement with a host of aesthetic, political, and social concerns.
First held in 1987, this exhibition was initially conceived as an event to recognize the City’s active and visionary partnership with the 45th Street Artists’ Cooperative. With the aid of a Redevelopment Agency loan, the Cooperative was able to purchase its warehouse and the City played a major role in stabilizing the live/work environment so vital to its creative community. While the concept of the Exhibition began as a celebration of this partnership (and some of the original artists from the Co-op continue to submit work for inclusion in the Exhibition) it quickly expanded to embrace the entire artist population of Emeryville. Now any artist who either lives or works in Emeryville can submit their artwork for consideration for the Annual Exhibition.
The 25th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, and neon. The collection of artwork for the 25th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition was selected by a jury of art professionals through artist studio visits. Independent curator and exhibition designer Kathleen Hanna is curator and juror. The other jurors are Lonnie Lee, owner, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, and Paul Tomidy independent art curator and artist. Works on exhibit are for sale.
The mission of the non-profit Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc. is to foster an appreciation for the arts and artists of Emeryville, and to promote the city as a culturally vital and progressive center for living and working. Now, for twenty-five years the Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition has continued to support this mission by providing a free public venue, open to all, to experience the rich diversity of artistic expression of those who live and work within the city of Emeryville.
Contributing artists include Mari Andrews, sculpture; Linda Lee Boyd, woodcut; Kirk Crippens, photography; Rae Dunn, ceramics; Ana Lisa Hedstrom, textiles; Ken Kalman, sculpture; Dean Santner, wood; and M. Louise Stanley, painting.
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