The Empty Space Gallery Presents


The Empty Space Gallery proudly presents

Art Imitates Art VIII

Art Imitates Art is an exhibit in which children, 14 years of age or younger, submitted  drawings 

which were then re-created by adult artists, using the same shapes and composition, into a piece of fine art.

Children are asked to create a drawing on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, and then selected child drawings were assigned to participating adult artists. The adult artists then re-created the drawings into a 16” x 20” piece of art to be shown alongside the children’s drawings at The Empty Space Gallery during the months of September and October, 2019.

We have 14 art pairings on display in this year's exhibit.  All works are for sale. 

Child artists include:  Isaiah Ramirez, Nicholas Ramirez, Eli Meyerson, Christopher Bridges, Lauren Dotson, Darwin Wilkinson, Amelia Border, Ethan Hoage, Aviella Ochoa, Scarlet Cummings, Theoden Wuillamey, Lylah Estrada, and Gavin Lanzer.

Adult artists include:  Aaron Wherry, Victoria Olmos, Terry Tripp, Alexandro Zamora, Jesus Fidel, Michelle Guerrero, John Buford, Ashleymarie Sey Lively, and Robyn Dyer.

This exhibit will run from Friday, September 13 through Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Empty Space Gallery at 706 Oak Street, Bakersfield CA, 93304. The reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 2pm to 5pm. The general public is welcome to attend to celebrate and meet the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments. There is no entry fee to view this exhibit, but donations are cheerfully accepted.

For more information auout this exhibit, please contact:

The Empty Space Gallery

The Empty Space Gallery at Eureka! Presents:



On Display

Visit our secondary gallery located in Eureka! Restaurant, 10520 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311. This mini-gallery features an array of different artists throughout the year, along with a portfolio of their small and mid-sized works of art.

Our current gallery features all new digital works by local artist, John Buford.

All items in the gallery are available for purchase at the restaurant with 100% of the proceeds going to The Empty Space [a 501(c)3 non-profit] and the local artist.

Stop by Eureka!, grab a burger, and check out the art in The Empty Space Gallery at Eureka!


The Empty Space invites artists to submit proposals for an exhibition of contemporary art in our 1000 sq ft space.  Our gallery gives new and emerging artists as well as seasoned veterans the opportunity to display their works in a professional gallery atmosphere. Portfolios can be submitted electronically or appointments can be made with gallery director, Jesus Fidel at