Take a Close Look

From left: Judy Hart, “Aerial Landscape,” mixed media on wood; Robin Bernstein, detail from “Harvest Festival,” string and wax on wood; Foad Satterfield, “Barbara’s Garden #1,” acrylic on canvas.


Art has power, even when virtual as Emeryville’s annual arts exhibition is this year. Start with the live-streamed opening night celebration with a slide show of the 2020 Exhibition artwork, music by The doRiaN Mode: Vintage Jazz & Blues, and introductions by Mayor Christian Patz with the announcement of the City Purchase Award recipient.

The month-long exhibition continues with artist interviews, videos, art shop, downloadable art map, and  poetry workshop. Viewers can enjoy a curated selection of 170 pieces by 85 Emeryville artists, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, ceramics, textiles, video, glass works, and literary arts. A favorite Emeryville event for more than 30 years, the exhibition has uncovered emerging talent and been an exciting  showcase for new work by established artists.

Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition: Celebrating the Art & Artists of Emeryville
2020 Virtual Exhibition is online, October 2–November 1, 2020
Live-Streaming Opening Night Party: Friday October 2, 6pm
Info: emeryarts.org or 510.652.6122. Also find on Instagram and Facebook.


From left: Cheryl Coon, “Cyclotella meneghiniana,” zip ties; Michael Murphy, “Tinker,” acrylic; Jeannie OConnor, “Be-Bop on 23rd Street,” a painted film collage