Past Exhibitions 2015

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The Outsiders, Townfolk and Pear Series

September 11 - November 30, 2015

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its newest exhibit, The Outsiders, Townfolk and Pear SeriesThe Outsiders is an extension of a show currently on display at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in downtown Lafayette.  Three bay area Plein Air artists - Randall Sexton, Jerrold Turner and Nikki Basch-Davis - share their beautiful paintings with us.  Plein Air means, in essence, painted outdoors.  For more information, contact Jennifer Perlmutter at (925) 284-1485 or

Townfolk is a collection of ceramic figures presented by Lafayette artist, Judy Miller.  Pear Series, also by Judy Miller, is a collection of three, ceramic pears with whimsical themes.  See more of Judy's art here


Judy Miller Townfolk

Judy Miller Pear Series


Ellen Reintjes

August 7, 2015 - December 31, 2015

This bright and fun exhibit features paintings and sketches of dogs by Lafayette artist Ellen Reintjes, on display in the Homework Center at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.  The Homework Center is located inside the library and is accessible during regular library operating hours.  Ellen describes her exhibit:

“For the past 32 years, my husband Don and I have shared our home with seven wonderful dogs.  I have found each of their personalities fascinating – what they like to do and how they relate to each other, to their neighbors, and to us.  When I reconnected with painting a few years ago, my dogs became natural models as I wanted to capture their look, their joy, and their interactions.  For the Homework Center at the Lafayette Library, I have assembled a collection of six dog paintings and eight iPad dog cartoons, along with the ‘back stories’ that go with them.”  View more of Ellen’s creations at

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Student Art Exhibit Project LPIE 

May - August 2015 

Lafayette Partners in Education, as a part of Project LPIE shared over forty digital photographs taken by our very talented Acalanes High School Students.  The purpose of the program is to create collaboration among students, educators and the business community in Lafayette, to promote educational excellence and to prepare students for the business world of the 21st Century. See for more information.


Day in the Life, Winter Solstice 2014

January 26, 2015 - April 13, 2015 

Join us for a welcome reception on Monday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Community Hall.  The photographs displayed were submitted as part of a photo contest sponsored by the Public Art Committee.  All of the photos were taken in Lafayette on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2014, the shortest day of the year.  Contestants who live or work in Lafayette were eligible to submit photos.  The photos were reviewed and evaluated the Public Art Committee.  Five photos were selected for a “Juror’s Award” and one was selected for “Special Recognition.”  The photo contest is the second in a series sponsored by the Public Art Committee.


Selland - Gateway, Winter Solstice 2014

Gateway by Stu Selland, JUROR'S AWARD