Gallery 839

Artist Cristi Lyon exhibited her work in March 2020.

Gallery 839 is a nonprofit gallery featuring art by members of the Animation Guild, IATSE, Local 839. Artists on exhibit are tried-and-true in their fields of animation and visual art, offering a unique merging of the Union and fine art worlds.

At this small gem in Burbank, the artwork is diverse and eclectic. The Animation Guild’s first gallery opened in 1962, and its current Gallery 839 launched in 2010. Over the years exhibitions have included media such as pottery, ceramics, bronze, poly resin, paint, pencil, glasswork ,and more.

The gallery is home to individual and group shows, and artists receive 100% of the commission from their sales. Better yet, the work is affordable. At monthly openings, the public can enjoy art and refreshments while mingling with the artists behind today’s popular movies and TV shows, as well as animation industry legends.

Current Exhibit

Kathy Zielinski: Villains, Creatures, Characters
Opening Reception: February 2, 2023, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Kathy Zielinski has worked in the animation industry for 41 years as an Animator and Supervisor on many animated feature films. She began her career at Disney Feature Animation in 1981 straight out of California Institute of the Arts and worked on many famous, traditionally drawn animated films such as The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Rescuers Down Under, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as the CG feature Frozen. After over a decade of working at Disney, she moved to DreamWorks Animation Studios where she worked on several traditional animated films. In 2001 she was trained in 3D computer animation where she worked on films including Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. Other skills related to her job included creating character concept designs, model sheets, and sculpting maquettes of the characters she worked on. Currently, she is animating for The Simpsons.

Upcoming Exhibit

Black Artist Group: Colorful Characters
Opening Reception: March 2, 2023, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Presented by members of TAG’s Black Artist Group, Colorful Characters is a celebration of exactly that: colorful characters! The exhibition features the varied work of artists Kat Ball, Nicole Ham, Mia Renee Johnson, Jupey Krusho, and Robert Tyler. Each artist works in their own unique medium, and visitors will find original art, prints, designer vinyl toys, resin collectibles, and 3D wall art.