News and More from the Art Alumni Group University of California, Berkeley


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

10 Connect: A Group Show of Ten Artists - Featuring Lynn McGeever

April 13 - May 25, 2012

Gray Loft Gallery

2889 Ford St., 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94601

Opening reception 2nd Friday, April 13, 6 - 9 pm

Closing party/reception: May 25, 6 - 9 pm

Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 - 6 pm and by appointment

This event is free and open to the public.

"Jan Relaxing" 30" x 22"
Lynn McGeever
(510) 499-3445

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eddie Rhodes Gallery at Contra Costa College
Genn Toffey
Solo Show - TriCoastal Layers

March 24th – April 26th

Important: please note the Gallery is closed March 30th - April 8th for their Spring break.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Eddie Rhodes Gallery at Contra Costa College Art Building
Building A, Parking lot 17
2600 Mission Bell Dr., San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 235-7800

For directions and map please see below

Genn Toffey’s paintings reflect her fascination with the human spirit. Her Great Women of the Past series focuses on women who changed the world – often under hardship. Toffey developed her signature style of painting in thin transparent layers twenty years ago when she lived in New York. Genn Toffey recently moved to the East Bay area after living in South Korea for ten years. A Berkeley native, Toffey is a 3rd generation woman artist. Both her daughters are also professional artists.

For more information visit: or email


1-80 east toward Sacramento. Take exit 19A "El Portal" and make a left onto El Portal Dr for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.

Hwy 24 to Orinda/Richmond exit. Right on Camino Pablo Rd. Continue about 10 miles to El Sobrante (Camino Pablo Rd will become San Pablo Dam Rd). Make a right onto El Portal Dr. and go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.

From the bridge, take the Castro St exit. Follow signs to the Richmond Parkway (under the freeway) take Richmond Parkway for about 4 miles to San Pablo Ave. Make a right on San Pablo Ave and in 1.5 miles turn left onto El Portal Dr. In a few hundred feet make a left onto Contra Costa College's Mission Bell Dr which becomes Campus Dr. and use parking lot 17.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The UC Art Alumni Group is Pleased to Present


Saturday, April 21 st
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Kroeber Hall UC Berkeley

An Opportunity to Meet One-On-One with Arts Professionals for Advice on:

*a new body of work
*presentation materials
*prepared grant or residency applications

In twenty-minute appointments, alumni will have the benefit of practical and professional advice in consultation chosen from a group of artists, gallerists, curators, and critics.

Whether one, three, five, or even ten years out in the world, an experienced eye, guiding voice, informed perspective is an invaluable resource to us all !

Our generous and supportive mentors :

Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California

Brian Gross, Brian Gross Gallery

DeWitt Cheng, Art Critic, Independent Curator, and Artist

Indira Morre, Co-owner of Martina Johnston Gallery; University of California Berkeley Department of Art Practice Visiting Lecturer, Artist

To Register:

Registering is a two part process:
To secure a place, first send an email to listing your 1st choice with your second and third back up choices of mentor. To complete the registration process, use PayPal on the top righthand side of this blog to pay the process fee of $20.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Richard Shaw: 40+ Years of Students' Work


The University of California at Berkeley Department of Art Practice is organizing a show of 40+ years of Richard Shaws’ students’ work. All former students from The San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley are invited to show work. We are hoping for small works (and egos).

The installation will begin Monday April 2nd 2012. The Department of Art Practice will be throwing party for Richard along with the reception for the show April 5th 2012. The Department of Art Practice will unfortunately not be able to provide funding for shipping to or from the show.

Department of Art Practice
345 Kroeber Hall #3750
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3750

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Do Join Us
March 21st (Wednesday) 5:00 p.m.
1328 6th Street (cross Gilman) in Berkeley
Come and share Projects, Exhibitions, and Insights---
...and bring a friend !

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bridge 11: Lia Cook

Feb 4-May 13, 2012

Lecture May 12, 2012 "Navigating the Maze: Neuroscience and Fiber Connections” Houston Museum of Art

Group Exhibitions

"Sourcing the Museum", The Textile Museum, Washington, DC, March 23 - August 19, 2012

Lecture, Lia Cook. May 31, Textile Museum Washington DC.

"Sleight of Hand", Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, extended to November 25, 2012

"New Materiality" Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC November 18-March 18, 2012

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR April 13- August 5, 2012

"The French Connection" artspace, Richmond Va February 24-March, 2012

"8th International Fiber Biennial" Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Essay on Exhibition "Shot Through-Textile and Photography" by Glem Adamsen. Retrospective Catalog 2011 Hordaland Art Centre

Book Cover: "Point of Touch, Bathsheba"
Sensation and Perception, Jeremy Wolfe Ed.