Art Gallery

IN KEEPING WITH THE GUIDELINES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE CONTRA COSTA HEALTH SERVICES REGARDING NON-ESSENTIAL EVENTS, MEETINGS, OR GATHERINGS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, the Village Theatre Art Gallery will be closed until further notice.


Call to Artists: California Dreaming

California Dreaming, Finding Beauty in My Own Backyard 

 Exhibition Period: September 16-December 11, 2020 

Juror: Shelley Barry, Principal at Slate Contemporary Gallery + Art Consulting 

https://slateart.net/

For those of us lucky enough to call California home, we are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of our great state.  California presents opportunities for daily awe in every direction we look: from the majestic mountain ranges to the roaring sea, the redwood trees, the deep valleys with flowing rivers and an explosion of color in the wildflowers that grace the green hillsides, to dramatic deserts spotted with cacti and boulders, we are in no shortage of beauty here.   

Covid-19 has changed life for all of us, some more than others. People are experiencing a new kind of life while sheltering in place.  This time has allowed many people to see their world with a new perspective. The world has never needed art so much as it needs it now.  Artists can give the gift of beauty through their lens to share with others, to offer a reprieve from the uncertainty and unknowns we are all living through.  Art can be healing in a time of chaos.  Calling all artists, now is the time to share your artistic gifts and show us the beauty you have found in your own backyard….Show us what you love about this gorgeous and inspiring state.

Congratulations to the winners of the Danville’s Got Heart competition!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Danville’s Got Heart!  Thank you for showing your gratitude to the essential service workers in our community through your beautiful artwork.  It’s clear that this community is made up of creative and thoughtful folks.  Please keep your beautiful hearts up in your windows for all to see! We hope you are staying safe and healthy.  Congratulations to the winners Natalie B. Lauren B., Jessica B. (see their artwork below). And again thank you to each and every one of you for participating! 

4 winning heart pictures from Danville's got heart competition

Here are some of the other entires we received.

Collage of Danville's Got Heart Entries

Paintings from the Exhibit ColorPlay II

Meet the artists from the current exhibition...learn about their process and inspiration. 

This video shows artist, Maya Kabat, working on her piece that is in the current Art Gallery exhibit, ColorPlay II. https://mayakabat.com/

Carol Jenkins Art
Old Growth (12x12, Waxed acrylic on framed panel) “My love of painting evolved from a life-long love of wilderness. The play of color, form, line and texture across a canvas excites me as much as the shifting of light and shadow across the land.”

on view now in the art gallery

Village Theatre Art Gallery Closed Until Further Notice

COLORPLAY II

Presented by the Town of Danville

An exhibition of abstract art curated by Ellen Levine Dodd  

Featuring the colorful works of: Ellen Levine Dodd, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Margie Caldwell-Gill, Carol Jenkins, Maya Kabat, Elise Morris, Julia Rymer

Exhibition Dates: March 14 - April 25, 2020

COLORPLAY II FLYER

Image is made from fragments of paintings (left to right): Wistful by Carol Jenkins, Where the Wind Blows by Ellen Levine Dodd, Mendocino Glitch by Karen Olsen-Dunn, Lost and Found III by Julia Rymer, Lifting Lightness by Elise Morris, Playdate by Margie Caldwell-Gill, Reconfiguration by Maya Kabat

Learn How to Install an Exhibit

Ever wonder what it takes to install an exhibit in the Art Gallery?

View a YouTube video of the installation of Wild.

Book a Tour

To find out how you can book a private gallery tour, please email Marija Nelson Bleier, Visual Arts Coordinator or call 925-314-3460.

Proposing an Exhibition

The Town of Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery plans its schedule well in advance, but is always accepting curatorial proposals for future exhibits. The Village Theatre Art Gallery is a 1,000 square feet exhibition space which opened its doors on November 13, 2009.


Blonde Woman Looking at Artwork