Pizza Art

We started an art contest in the mid-1980s and have continued the tradition every few years or so since then. We now have over 300 pieces of Zachary’s pizza art from the past three decades! The winning artwork decorates the walls in all five of our restaurants. We love the art and the artists and are excited and honored to be able to share some of the art on our website!

The Zachary’s Art Contest 40th Anniversary Edition is happening now until April 23rd! Click HERE for more information!

The Connoisseur

Hannah de Vries

2015

My name is Hannah de Vries and art has been my passion from a very young age. My entry was inspired by a famous Norman Rockwell painting called “The Connoisseur.” I alluded to the uniqueness of Zachary’s Pizza by making comparisons to the historical context behind Abstract Expressionism of the 1940’s, a subject that I have studied in school. I worked tirelessly for about three days at a wonderful art gallery called ArtU4ia in downtown Martinez to complete this piece. The most fun I had working on it was by far doing the drip pizza; I loved getting messy and wild with the house paint!

I always loved seeing the art that hung on the walls at the Zachary’s College location, and I aspired to enter their art competition for years! Once the Pleasant Hill location opened up closer to my home town, I finally took the opportunity to create something that I was proud to call my own.

Take Me to Your Pizza

Nadira Berman, age 9

2005

Pals and Dolphins

Elena S, age 9

2012

My name is Elena and I am currently 10 years old.   I was born in Tokyo, Japan, but moved to America when I was 4.  I now live in San Ramon, and am about to graduate from Coyote Creek Elementary School.

Martial arts, drawing, and painting are my favorite hobbies. I also like singing and music and will keep continuing it until I am too busy. In martial arts ( karate),I am a brown white stripe belt. If I have any free time I would love to read, draw, or play video games (until my parents stop me).

I entered the Zachary’s art contest in 2008 and again in 2010 because I love drawing, painting and eating Zachary’s pizza.  I was so happy when my school received the $1,500 for the award in 2008.  That money was spent on the art program at Coyote Creek, and helped make the art very exciting all through out Coyote Creek.

Thank You Zachary’s!

elena

The Rise of the Dough

Ian Ransley

2009

Ian-Fabien-Dylan-Ransley

Ian Ransley is a single father of two Zachary’s-loving boys. Ian is a Berkeley native and a professional graphic designer. He splits his time designing Zachary’s posters and designing for professional sports teams and events including the NHL Winter Classic and the NFL Super Bowl among many other events. He is a dual-citizen of the U.S. And Great Britain. Growing up in a British home he never had pizza so Ian can’t get enough of it now. Ian annoys his two sons using them time and again in many of his art projects. You can check out some of Ian’s work (and more of Zachary’s posters) at www.berkeleygraphicdesign.com.

Howling For Zachary's

Rianne Myers

2015

Zachary's Atlas

Kevin Brown

2003

Zachary's Ballet Dancer

Cindy Chan
.. we love Zachary’s Pizza; it’s the best, combined with the high energy of the staff and how everyone seems to be having a great time, it’s like a party that never stops.

2003

Zachary's Heavyweight Champion

Chuck Waite

2005

Mama Meow Purrrrfecto

Marko Yamagata

2015

Vitamin Z

Vitamin Z

2001

Danny Hauck

Yeti Pizza

Todd Paoletti

2009

Hanging Pizza - Hanging Cat

Nikola Bachman

2012

Hi my name is Nikola. I just graduated from high school this past June.  While attending high school, I was also taking art classes at Berkeley City College.  I’m currently enrolled in my fourth art class at BCC.   I’m drawn to Japanese animation and graphic novels.  Someday I’d love to visit Japan.   Drawing older architectural buildings using a realistic cartoon flare, is one of my styles as small details are important to me.  I’m a cat lover at heart therefore the kitty in the painting that I drew for Zachary’s was inspired by my own cat Jackson, even though they look nothing alike.   It was the first time that I’ve entered one of my art pieces into a contest. I was happily surprised to have won!  This was the third time however, that I’ve had my art up for public display.  Another important project of mine is writing a graphic novel.  The title, story line and illustrations are all my own and I hope to be published someday.   I like going out to eat with my family.  Our favorite spot for pizza is Zachary’s.  We always order the Chicago deep dish, with mushrooms and spinach.  Yummy!

Love Letter to Zachary's

Maia VuMinnich, 9 years old

2011

Museum of Modern Pizza

Museum of Modern Pizza

1980’s

Artist Unknown

The Mark of Zachary's

Donna and Tony Aweeka

2009

Donna and Tony Aweeka bw

“On May 27, 2008 our wonderful rescued mare, Satin’s Fancy, presented us with a beautiful black filly…unexpectedly. We named her Satin’s Prize, S’Prize for short. When we began this piece we knew we wanted Zorro on a black horse, hence S’Prize. The rest just fell into place, as art projects usually do. We had a good time with this one, letting it unfold as it developed a life of its own. Tony was the model for Zorro, and a Zachary’s pizza box gave us some inspiration, as well as a GREAT pizza.” – Donna Aweeka

Zachary's Art

Katie Jang

2011

Not Just a Pizza - A Lifestyle

Stew Ellington

2017

My painting was inspired by a dual love for Zachary’s deep-dish spinach-and-mushroom pizza and vintage Italian Vespa scooters. I thought it would be a good idea to connect the two by making the front wheel of the scooter a deep-dish pizza. I had a lot of fun using bright, primary colors to imitate the style of Italian Vespa ads from the 50s and 60s. It’s so awesome to take part in this community tradition! Thanks, Zachary’s!

Precious as a Pearl

Naumi Emoto, 13 years old

2012

Pharoahs

Pharoahs

2005

Michelle Petherick & Richard Cooluirs

Howling Wolf

Eric Perko

2015