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Current Show: El Cerrito High School Photography Club Showcase
collage of 4 photos by ECHS Photography Club members

CITY HALL GALLERY SPACE

The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to present the 
El Cerrito High School Photography Club Showcase now through December 23, 2016. The Club is hosting a reception for the artists on Saturday, November 19th from 3pm to 4pm and the public is welcome to attend.
 
Download the show flyer.
 
The exhibit features 24 photographs by students in the El Cerrito High School Photography Club. 

The purpose of the El Cerrito High School Photography Club is to provide opportunities and inspiration for young photographers to practice and hone their abilities. The club takes photos at community events, host monthly outings at photogenic locations, and hosts weekly photo contests for club members. You can see more of their work on Instagram.

Open Call to Local Artists
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, typically in May and November. The next deadline is Monday, November 28, 2016. Preference is given to artists who are residents of El Cerrito. During 2017, exhibits with El Cerrito themes will be given special consideration to honor the City's centennial.

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
Tomye'
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
Deb Danziger
Patricia Bulitt 
Michel Banda Dieguez
Tran Au
Chris Holmes
Anson Manning
Lillian Nardi
Joanne Umini
Farin Tabatabai
Richard Pinkerton
Doris Chen
Wang Chen
Celia Chow Huddleston
Beichen Li


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