City Hall Gallery Space
"A Beautiful Day" -- a show by Tim Dobbert
The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to present "A Beautiful Day," a show by Tim Dobbert, from January 6 through February 6, 2020, in the Gallery Space on the second floor of City Hall. Download the show flyer.
The exhibit includes a series of landscape paintings of the El Cerrito/East Richmond Heights area. Dobbert notes that "Often I drive or walk down a street like I've done a hundred times, and then one day, that spot is transformed into something stunning by the pink light of a sunset or a summer fog bank rolling through. It's those moments that I try to capture...when the mundane becomes the subline."
There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The reception is free and the public is welcome.
Open Call to Artists
The ACC reviews submissions for the Gallery Space twice each year, in May and November. Submissions are due no later than the end of the first full week of May and November.
The Gallery Space is a north-facing wall on the second floor loft hallway in City Hall, overlooking the lobby, with plenty of natural light. The exhibit space measures 42.75 feet (513") in length and 7.33 feet (88") in height, with a rail-wire hanging system.
Submittal Guidelines - The City Hall Gallery Space Guidelines for Artist Submittal were recently revised. Please download and read the current guidelines before submitting a proposal. Preference is given to artists who are residents of El Cerrito.
Download a sample City Hall Gallery Space Artist Agreement (31Kb)
If you have questions about the City Hall Gallery Space or how to submit a proposal, please contact Maya Williams, Assistant to the City Manager/ACC Staff Liaison, via or call 510-215-4318.
The Gallery Space, in the loft hallway above the lobby of the new City Hall, fulfills the City's contribution to the Art in Public Places program, which requires certain developments to contribute 1% of construction costs to public art.
Since its opening in October 2008, the Gallery Space has had successful showings featuring local artists including:
Ed Kinney & Dug Waggoner
El Cerrito City Employees
Ed Franco & Paul Lupinsky
Mic DBernardo & Zohra Kalinkowitz
The El Cerrito Art Association Outdoor Painters Group
Erin Kennedy Chase
Dug Waggoner (solo show)
Nga T. Trinh
Artist Salon of the East Bay
Robbin Légère Henderson
Michel Banda Dieguez
Celia Chow Huddleston
El Cerrito High School Photography Club members
Erin McCluskey Wheeler
Wayne Pope (Arhoolie Records)