Genevieve Antaky, 510/435-8092
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS PRESENTS
THE 31st ANNUAL EMERYVILLE ART EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 7 – 29, 2017
Opening Reception, 6-9 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017
Location to be determined.
CALENDAR LISTING - ART EXHIBITS:
What: Emeryville Art Exhibition - Celebrating Art-Making in Emeryville!
The East Bay enclave of Emeryville, well known for its active arts community, was recently designated by the California Arts Council as one of 14 districts that
will serve as premier state-designated Cultural Districts, highlighting thriving cultural diversity
and unique artistic identities within local communities across California.
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. 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. The result is a carefully curated
group show featuring the works of nearly 100 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, furniture, jewelry,
and glass works. Now in its 31st 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 Emeryville Art Exhibition is sponsored by Emeryville Celebration of the
Arts, Inc. Independent curator and exhibition designer Kathleen
Hanna is curator and juror. The other 2017 jurors are Shelley Barry and
Danielle Fox, co-directors of SLATE Art, Oakland and Elizabeth Shypertt, the co-founder of Velvet Da Vinci Jewelry
Gallery, San Francisco.
There will be a gala public reception with the artists in attendance on Friday, October 6, from 6 pm to 9 pm. A no-host bar will raise funds for the Emeryville
Youth Art Program.
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Open daily, 11am to 6pm, October 7–29, 2017
Friday, 6pm to 9pm, October 6, 2017
(No-host bar raises funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program)
Location in Emeryville, CA – TBA
The annual exhibition is held at a different space each year – generously donated by a local Emeryville business.
Admission to the exhibition and opening reception is FREE.
www.emeryarts.org or 510/652-6122