33rd Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Show Dates: October 5 - 27, 2019 ~ Gala Reception: Friday, October 4, 6-9 p.m.

Location to be determined.
Calendar 2019
June 1
Final date for receipt of completed entry form. If you choose to send a CD, thumb drive or submit on-line instead of a studio visit, it is due at this time with an information sheet and the application form.

Week of June 7
Assignment of studio visit appointment (date and time)

July 13/14 and July 20
Studio visits
Please note: 3 days only

Week of July 26
Notification of acceptance

August 17
Artwork photo for publicity due.
Click here for CD/image instructions.

August 17
Bio/resumé, artwork on CD or thumb drive for catalogue due.

September 5 - 5:00 - 6:30
Volunteer kick-off event at
the Townhouse Bar and Grill
5862 Doyle St., Emeryville

September 27 and 28
Delivery of artwork to exhibition site. All work will be inspected to make sure it can be displayed securely.

October 4
Opening Reception, 6-9 p.m.

October 5 - 27
33rd Annual Art Exhibition

October 28
Pick up of artwork

October 29
Dismantle site, storage

For More Information
All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:

Sharon Wilchar, Program Coordinator
Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc.
P. O. Box 8126
Emeryville, CA 94662

(510) 652-6122

FAX (510) 652-4548


Would you like to be on our e-mailing list? Click here.

Entry application and volunteer form may also be submitted to emeryarts@aol.com. If you prefer to opt out of a studio visit, you may also submit up to six images with complete image information to emeryarts@aol.com. Images must be jpegs, 300 dpi, RGB, no larger than 1600 pixels or 6” in the largest dimension.

Handy Links:

Click here for a Call-to-Entry,
which contains all of this information.

Click here for a Digital Submission Form
(you must still fill out and send in the Call-to-Entry)

Click here image requirements for the catalogue.
Once you have been accepted, you will be able to submit hi res images for consideration for the catalogue. Please follow these instructions carefully.

Click here for a Donor Form
Monetary and in-kind donations for the Gala Reception are encouraged.

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Basic Information:

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  • Open to artists and craftspeople living and/or working in Emeryville, 18 years or older.

  • All visual media will be considered as well as performance arts.

Curator and Jurors

Kathleen Hanna will curate the 33rd Annual Art Exhibition. Ms. Hanna is an independent curator and exhibition designer.

The other jurors are Elizabeth Shypertt, co-founder of Velvet Da Vinci Jewelry Gallery, San Francisco, Moraga and George Lawson, Director, George Lawson Gallery, Emeryville.

The decision of the jurors will be final.

Purchase Award

The City of Emeryville Art in Public Places Program will consider accepted artwork at the 32nd Annual Art Exhibition for a purchase award. Only entries that are for sale are eligible. The selected artwork will become a part of the City’s permanent collection.
Entry Information
  • There is no entry fee. However, upon acceptance to exhibit work, participating artists must volunteer a minimum of 3.5 hours or pay a $75 fee to this community event.

  • Selection of work will be by studio, home or workplace visit or at the Celebration of the Arts’ office. Work will be viewed only in Emeryville. (Please contact the Celebration of the Arts office for details).

  • Digital images of 2D and 3D work may be submitted on a CD, thumb drive, or on-line with an information sheet instead of a studio visit. The artwork must be presented as single image jpegs, no slideshows. DVDs, CDs or thumb drives with slideshows of 2D or 3D artwork will not be accepted. Only musicians, performance or video artists may submit a DVD. CD/jpeg specifications and a required submission form are available at emeryarts.org or contact the Celebration of the Arts office. The digital information sheet is available by clicking here.

  • Artists will be notified regarding assigned appointment date and time for studio visit.

  • A list with information on artwork is required at the time of visit.

  • Artwork should be presented for easy viewing, as the jurors will adhere to a strict schedule.

  • Only works not previously shown in the Emeryville Annual will be eligible. Applicants are encouraged to show work completed within the last five years.

  • Jurors will be seeking to view finished artwork and craft.
Exhibition Terms
  • Artists will be notified after studio visits (see calendar above) of the acceptance of their work. Receipt of the artist’s completed registration form constitutes the artist’s agreement with all conditions established in this prospectus.

  • Sales of work included in the Exhibition will be encouraged. A commission of 25% of any sale will be donated to the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc.

  • A catalogue listing the works exhibited will be available.

  • All work must be labeled and ready for display (framed and wired, or with display case) when it is delivered to the exhibit site. There will be no exceptions and no substitutions for selected work.

  • Work must be delivered and picked up from the Exhibition site by the artist on designated dates. Due to staffing and security limitations, all times and dates must be adhered to without exception. No work may be removed from the Exhibition on or before the closing date.

The Art Exhibition Staff will handle all artwork with extreme care. However, neither they nor the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc. will be liable for artwork. No insurance for the artwork will be provided by Emeryville Celebration of the Arts. Registration Deadline

Mail Registration form and a stamped self-addressed return envelope to:
Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc.
30th Annual Art Exhibition
P. O. Box 8126
Emeryville, CA 94662

The registration form must be received by June 1, 2019.