Featured painting by: M. Louise Stanley, Happy Birthday, gouache on paper, 2018, 40″x28″


  • Opening Night Artists’ Reception Friday, October 4, 6-9pm

    Lenore K. McDonald, The Scholars (Attention Must Be Paid), oil on panel, 2018-19, 28″x22″x1″

  • Art Exhibition opened daily October 5 – 27, 11am-6pm


  • The Pickleworks Building, 1375 55th St in Emeryville.
  • Admission is free. Pickleworks location generously donated by the Mooney Family.

WHAT: Opening Night! Friday, October 4, 6-9pm

  • Live music by The doRiaN Mode: Vintage Jazz & Blues
  • No-host bar raising funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program
  • Meet the artists
  • Buy art for your home or office
  • Be part of the vibrant Emeryville art community

About the 33rd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

  • Celebrates the work of Emeryville artists and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, textiles, ceramics, furniture, glass works and poetry.
  • The sheer number and array of artists living or working in Emeryville illustrates the city’s cultural vibrancy and provides an impressive creative pool.
  • Individual art pieces demonstrate the diversity of Emeryville artists and show their engagement with a host of aesthetic, political, and social concerns.
  • Contributing artists include conceptual artist Packard Jennings, painters M. Louise Stanley, Frank Cole, Teresa Kalnoskas, and Jayson Manzano, sculptors Mari Andrews, Mark Galt, Ken Kalman and metalsmith Curtis H. Arima, ceramic artists Jered Nelson, Cuong Ta, and Jeff Margolin, printmakers Linda Lee Boyd, Kazuko Watanabe, and Juliette Choné, photographers Ronald Davis, Jeannie O’Conner, and Susan Scott, and textile artist Susan T. Avila. Works on exhibit are for sale
  • 2019 Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition will also host an ekphrasis poetry writing workshop and a special poetry reading both led by Emeryville’s former Poet Laureate, Sarah Kobrinsky.
  • The poetry workshop takes place from 2 – 4pm on Sunday, October 6 in the exhibition gallery. The workshop is free but participants must register (exhibition website/limit 20 participants).
  • Workshop poets will join Kobrinsky to read their poems inspired by works in the exhibition on Sunday, October 20, 2-4pm.  Details: www.emeryarts.org.

“Each year the exhibition is mounted in a different commercial or industrial space on loan to the organization. I attempt to create a gallery-like setting in these widely diverse locations and imagine how the works selected can be installed in an interesting manner,” explained Kathleen Hanna, Art Exhibit curator and juror for seven years. “This is challenging work that I enjoy immensely and I’m grateful to ECA for the opportunity. It is my pleasure to present again this year for the thirty-third time, the enormous artistic wealth of this tiny village in the middle of San Francisco’s Bay Area.The other 2019 jurors are George Lawson, director/owner of George Lawson Gallery, Mill Valley, and Elizabeth Shypertt, co-founder of Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco.

About Celebration of the Arts.

The mission of the non-profit Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc. is to foster an appreciation of the arts and artists of Emeryville, and to promote the city as a culturally vital and progressive center for living and working. The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition continues 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. The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition serves as a celebration of the city’s thriving collective creativity and an invitation for community members and visitors to experience a sampling of artwork created by Emeryville artists.

About Rotten City Cultural District

Emeryville is designated by the California Arts Council as one of only 14 cities across the state that serve as premier Cultural Districts, highlighting thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities.