Celebrate Art & Artists in Emeryville!
The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition serves as a celebration of the city’s collective creativity and an invitation for community members and visitors to experience a sampling of artwork created by Emeryville artists. Each year a panel of Bay Area art professionals is invited into private studios to select the pieces for the annual exhibition. The result is a carefully curated group show featuring the works of artists and craftspeople that live or work within the community. The exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewelry, glass works, and performance.
The Exhibition continues to uncover emerging talent along with new work by established artists. This year the contributing artists include painters Jesse Walton and M. Louise Stanley, printmakers Nora Pauwels and Kazuko Watanabe, photographers Jeannie O’Connor and Harley Jensen, ceramic artists Cuong Ta, Jered Nelson and Jeff Margolin, and sculptors Cheryl Coon, Jeffrey Hantman and Mark Galt. The 31st Annual Exhibition has expanded to include a special multi-media performance piece by songwriter and music-video producer Shadi Shamsavari and a poetry reading with Emeryville Poet Laureate (2013-16) Sarah Kobrinsky and fellow poets.
Independent curator and exhibition designer Kathleen Hanna is curator and juror for the 31st Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. The other 2017 jurors are Shelley Barry and Danielle Fox, Principals, SLATE Art, Oakland and Elizabeth Shypertt, the co-founder of Velvet Da Vinci Jewelry Gallery, San Francisco.
"The Emeryville artist community is truly a Bay Area gem,” said juror Shelley Barry. "From the quirky, artistic and whimsical art studios that we visited, to the reviewing of all the incredible works of art submitted by both professional and novice artists, it was special experience and I was honored to be a juror for the 2017 Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition."