YWCA Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

We invite artists to exhibit their work in our lobby and two lounges/meeting rooms. There are approximately 100,000 visits to our building each year, by people in our programs. Two artists are exhibited at a time, one in each lounge; the lobby area is shared. Exhibits usually hang for two months. All artists with suitable wall hanging-type art are invited. Women and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to submit.

The Art Committee periodically reviews all submissions and selects artists for scheduling. The Committee calls the artists to discuss dates and availability.

Artists are encouraged to visit the building in advance of an exhibit for a better understanding of the rooms and hanging conditions. Artists may also offer their work for sale. Price lists will be made available in lounges and at the front desk. The YWCA charges a 20% commission.


Featured Artist:

Donald Ryker


By: Donald J Ryker, Artist

Expressionist Acrylics on Canvas

For this exhibition I have brought together the Jungle, the Ocean, and Nature in three unique settings for you to explore.

I am committed to creating artwork that inspires people every time they see it. I choose scenes in nature, still life, and especially animal images that create a moment when your eye connects with the vibrancy and color in the artwork. That moment creates a pause, a still point in your day, where your system can rest and enjoy.

Vote your Fav with a Selfie!

I would love to see a photo of you in front of your favorite piece of art!

Please enjoy, tell your friends, and leave your feedback:

FB page: @hardhatpainting & Insta: @believeandcreateart

About Donald Ryker, Artist

Donald J Ryker is a professional artist with a vital, enthusiastic and unusual view of life.

He sees the world and paints it with his head— in vivid colors — from the seat of his power Wheelchair, Ryker’s paintings convey a sense of connection and a celebration of beauty.

Donald Ryker was honored at the annual SARC “Service Above Self” Awards where he received the CA State Legislature Certificate of Recognition 2016 Innovation Award.

In 2016 he was featured on the local NBC Program “Bay Area Proud.” 

All artwork on display are original paintings and available for sale.  More Information: www.BelieveAndCreateArt.com

Exhibition Details: Public Showing 

Exhibit Open To The Public: Now Through Jan 2nd, 2019

Public Showing Hours: 10am – 5pm Mon- Fri

Meet the Artist

Reception & Charity Event:

December 7th, 2018

Friday 4pm-8pm

Open to the Public

Refreshments & Raffle Prizes      





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