City Hall Exhibits

City Hall Art Gallery

330 West 20th Avenue San Mateo, 94403
(650) 522-7040

Display Case

Art Books, Cathy Cakebread and Lorraine Crowder
July 2, 2018 - August 29, 2018 
Local artists, Cathy Cakebread and Lorraine Crowder, present a display of various examples of handmade books.  These books come from the imaginations of the artists, a unique way of telling their story in various forms--from a butterfly, to a “pencil box,” to a star. Some pieces come with a matching custom-made box. The artists sometimes start with an existing book and modify it (where it may no longer look like a book), but their aim always is to convey a story.  
Art Books by Cakebread and Crowder

Art Gallery

Mixed Media Paintings, Barry Ruttenberg
July 3, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Artist Barry Ruttenberg is deeply influenced by Pop Art and the Poster Art coming from San Francisco in the 1960’s. He believes the posters had a magical quality to them that emanated a “visual vibration” and an interactive quality that he tries to create in his own work. Using a variety of media, he combines textural, sculptural and reflective components that interact with both the environment and the viewer. The look and feel of some of the pieces will change depending on the light in the hall and the perspective of the viewer.
Paintings by Rutterberg