The Empty Space Gallery Presents: 

Donate to the students


South High School Accelerated
Math Art Project

South High School has piloted a math program aimed at taking students from Algebra 1 through to AP Calculus in 4 years. The goal of the program is to give under served students an opportunity to take high levels of mathematics to make them competitive at the college levels and in the S.T.E.M. fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

During their sophomore year, students have a Geometric Art Project where they explore and express the beauty of geometry as art. Math has a tendency to feel cold and uncreative; this project is designed to allow students to express their creativity and see the power of geometry. These beautiful pieces are their original work.

As seniors in AP Calculus, they are facing the impending AP Calculus exam in May and a $94 exam fee.  Teachers are working hard to prepare them for the exam but many students are concerned about the cost of the exam. The Empty Space has teamed up with the South High Math department to create this fundraiser to help offset student costs for the AP Calculus exam.  As original artwork will not be for sale, prints of each work will be available for purchase for $10 each to help raise the money needed for the students to take the exam.

This exhibit will be on display January 12 through March 3, 2018, with a reception on February 17, from 2pm to 5pm.  There will be prints for sale accompanied by complimentary refreshments and music. This exhibit is available for viewing during lobby hours of our mainstage.

The Empty Space is located at 706 Oak St. Bakersfield, CA 93304.

Gallery Director,
Jesus Fidel



The Empty Space Gallery is proud to announce its new secondary gallery located in Eureka! Restaurant, 10520 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311.

This new mini gallery will feature an array of different artists throughout the year along with a portfolio of their small and mid-sized works of art.

Our current artist is Ashleymarie Sey Lively. Ashleymarie creates art with a splash of whimsy and wonder. Born and raised native to Bakersfield, her inspiration comes from ocean life, tiki culture, fantasy, books, and movies. She works in various mediums, but recently changed to working with inks and painting on wood. This special selected collection is full of subjects that make you want to smile and hug.

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 brand new 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