Painting the town for its 30th year, the Emeryville Art Exhibition will run from Sat., Oct. 8 through Sun., Oct. 30, from 11am-6pm daily at 1550 Park Ave. in Emeryville. Opening Night is Fri., Oct. 7, from 6 – 9pm, with live music by The doRiaN Mode: Vintage Jazz & Blues. A no-host bar will raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program. The East Bay enclave of Emeryville is well known for its diverse arts community and this juried exhibition serves as the city’s annual celebration of its thriving collective creativity, expressing the talents of those individuals who live or work here.
Troy Ziel has two pieces in the exhibit from his work Storm Over the Fair – inspired at the Marin Fairgrounds on an unusually warm night with amazing storm clouds. He says he is a landscape photographer but enjoys the rare moments when people, environment and weather come together, as it did that night in Marin.
“Flying Around Yoyo and You’re Spotted spark the nostalgia of the fair as well as the child in all of us. This year will be my 10th year participating in the Emeryville Art Show since I moved here from San Francisco in 2006,” explains ZIel. “Our little city packs a huge punch when it comes to conceptual local art. I wanted to be a part of it right from the beginning because creative expression is important as it can inspire conversation or awaken creativity in others.
“I also enjoy the fact that the art exhibit is juried, ensuring the quality of artwork which is very eclectic and varied. Even as a participant in the show, every year I am in awe of the work that is produced by the local community. It’s wonderful to just be a part of it and the gallery experience we create together every year.”
Emeryville Art Exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, and glass works. Now in its milestone 30th year, the exhibition continues to uncover emerging talent, along with new
work by established artists. This annual arts event represents the unique character of Emeryville, a city that is small in size but grand in the scale and spirit of its creative community.
The annual exhibition is held at a different location each year – generously donated by a local Emeryville business. The 2016 Exhibition site is located at 1550 Park Ave. in Emeryville.
About the Emeryville Art Exhibition
Each year a panel of Bay Area art professionals is invited into private studios and art spaces to select the pieces for the annual exhibition. This year, the result is a carefully curated group show featuring the works of 125 artists and craftspeople that live or work in Emeryville. The exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and glass works. Now in its milestone 30th year, the exhibition continues to uncover emerging talent, along with new work by established artists. This annual arts event represents the unique character of Emeryville, a city that is small in size but grand in the scale and spirit of its creative community.
About Sharon Wilchar and Celebration of the Arts
Sharon Wilchar is a long-time resident of the 45th Street Artists’ Cooperative, serves as its Community Liaison and is a founding member of the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts. She has coordinated the juried Emeryville Annual Art Exhibition for 28 of its 30 years, serves as Chair of the City of Emeryville’s Public Art Advisory Committee, and coordinates the Artists’ Cooperative’s successful artist-in-the-schools program now in its 33rd year in the Emery Unified School District.