LAFAYETTE, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - California Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: CABC) presents "Meeting and Passing," an exhibition of over 100 paintings and ceramics by U.K. artists Geoff and Jenny Morten now on display at the Bank. The exhibit runs July 7th through September 12, 2008 at the Bank's downtown Lafayette location at 3595 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Second Floor. The California Bank of Commerce Arts Collaborative is an outreach effort to promote professional artists and art education by mounting public exhibitions in its corporate offices. Artwork is for sale and all proceeds benefit the artists.

Both Geoff and Jenny have work in the permanent collections of renowned museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Bosnian National Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Romania. "Meeting and Passing" is the first exhibit of their work in the San Francisco / East Bay Area.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Geoff Morten has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited all over the world, including Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Brussels, and Moscow. Before re-locating to the United States four years ago, Geoff Morten was on the faculty of the University of Sunderland (School of Arts, Design & Media, Department of Fine Art - Painting) and the University of Durham (School of Education, Fine Art-Painting).

Ceramicist Jenny Morten is a graduate of the prestigious Central School of Art and Design in London. Her works have been shown in galleries from London to Sydney, Australia, and her ceramics have been commissioned by BBC Television, the Tea Council of Great Britain, and Ikeda in Japan.

The Bank welcomes the public to stop in at any time during business hours to view the exhibit.

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