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Current Show: "Beyond & Below"

The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to present "Beyond and Below" by Deb Danziger in the El Cerrito City Hall Gallery Space. The show will run through mid November. Download the show flyer.

Deb Danziger will be giving an Artist's Talk as part of the City's Arts Day Festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The festival is from 1pm -5pm. Ms. Danziger's talk will be at 3:30pm in the Gallery Space. Read more about the Arts Day Festival.

This exhibit features a collection of 8 oil on canvas works inspired by images from the Hubble Telescope. Danziger explores the abstractions created by nebulae, stars, planetary explosions and the galactic detritus that vibrantly and colorfully inhabit our universe. The paintings also incorporate bio luminescent underwater animals, juxtaposing the unearthly aspects of the deep ocean with that of deep space. 

Deb Danziger's website is: 

Open Call to Local Artists
Photo of the City Hall Gallery Space
The City of El Cerrito's Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) invites artists to submit proposals to display their work in the rotating Gallery Space in the El Cerrito City Hall.

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.

The ACC reviews submissions for the Gallery Space twice each year, in May and November. Submissions are due at the close of business on the last working day of the first week of May and November of each year. From time to time, the ACC may announce themes for upcoming shows. Preference is given to artists who are residents of El Cerrito.

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.

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  Suzanne Iarla, Assistant to the City Manager/ACC Staff Liaison, via email or call 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:

Charlotte Britton
Pam Fingado
Jana Bouc
Lin Salamo 
Ed Kinney & Dug Waggoner
Joan Keyes
Sandi Potter
Lois Cantor
Kristin Satzman
Helena Tiainen
El Cerrito City Employees
Dean Hunsaker
Jeanne Rehrig
Ed Franco & Paul Lupinsky
Dale Mead
Jan Wurm
Mic DBernardo & Zohra Kalinkowitz
Kevin Proctor
Lorrie Fink
The El Cerrito Art Association Outdoor Painters Group
Evie Groch
Lisa Yount
Erin Kennedy Chase
Shelley Gardner
Lisa Greenstein
Don Hazen
Dug Waggoner (solo show)
Lin Salamo
Jean Sanchirico
Nga T. Trinh
Artist Salon of the East Bay
Robbin Légère Henderson
Yuksel Dinccag
Michelle Fillingim
Farhat Daud