City Hall Gallery Space
"Tiny Teapots" -- a show by Jean Witzke
The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to present "Tiny Teapots," a show by Jean Witzke, from November 4 through December 12, 2019, in the Gallery Space on the second floor of City Hall. Download the show
The exhibit includes pieces featuring tea pots, tea cups, and other tea-related objects, in watercolor, and pen and ink, among other media. Witzke points out that "The challenge is to see beyond the ho-hum-ness of an object that you use daily and capture its unique self. Do you have a tiny teapot or a standard size teapot? Take another look at it; what do you see that you have not noticed before?"
There will be an artist's reception on Sunday, November 17, from 3:300 pm to 5:00 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)