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Friday, September 22, 2017

LEGACY STARTS HERE - Symposum XIII - Saturday, October 7th, 2017

UC Berkeley Art Alumni Group Symposium XIII


Featuring: Takming Chuang, Joey Enos, Tracy Freedman, Farley Gwazda, Patricia Maloney, Laura Elisa Pérez, & Maria Porges. Moderated by Jan Wurm. 

10am - 4pm, Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

Lunch Available for $15: 
Pre-order via this form, email or purchase at door, as available.

The Cal Art Alumni Group Annual Symposium XIII addresses how the development of an artist’s practice leads to the challenging and perhaps delicate subject of what happens to an artist’s work and reputation after he or she is no longer with us.

Emerging artists begin by developing relationships to educational institutions, their mentors, and peers as they position themselves and their artwork in the world. As their careers advance, their artwork is documented, contextualized by critical attention, and finds its place in collections. With deepening experience, artists cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with art world institutions and individuals, and become rooted their communities.

The development of a mature, sustained art practice leads to the complex issue of the artist’s legacy and stewardship of their work in perpetuity. How will the artist’s material estate be maintained, promoted, and made available? How will their personal history, research, and ideas be preserved and represented?

Our panelists represent a broad range of professional positions, institutional affiliations, and personal experiences relevant to this expansive topic. Presentations on their specific backgrounds will be followed by open-ended discussions in what promises to be a vital forum.


10am: Coffee and Registration

10:30am - 12:30pm: Morning session:
Takming Chuang - Artist & Headlands Graduate Fellow
Laura Pérez - Associate Professor, Dept. of Ethnic Studies
Farley Gwazda - Artist & Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust
Tracy Freedman - Art Business Advisor and Dealer

12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch at Worth Ryder Art Gallery
Pre-order via this form, email or purchase at door, as available

1:30 - 3pm: Afternoon session
Joey Enos - Artist & Art Historian: Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures
Maria Porges - Artist & Associate Professor, CCA
Patricia Maloney - Executive Director, Southern Exposure

3 - 4pm: Reception at Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Takming Chuang, Untitled (breath A) (detail), 2012. Archival pigment print, 6.6” x 9.6”.

Takming Chuang’s practice is primarily influenced by the ephemeral nature of the human form. He merges interests in the visual and performing arts, athletic training, and Buddhist philosophy to mitigate the weight of mortality. He exerts varying degrees of control upon unstable media to examine the role of conservation within value systems in the face of constant change. Collectively, his work demonstrates and documents transformative qualities that highlight the cyclical potential of perpetual instability.

Picture of Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures by Professor Dr. Robert Sommer of UC DAVIS, 1970’s.

Joey Enos (MFA, Art Practice, 2014) is an artist and historian who is a 5th generation East Bay Resident. He received his undergraduate art education at The Chicago Art Institute and The San Francisco Art Institute. At Berkeley he was selected as a Arts Research Center Fellow researching the history of the Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures. In 2017, in partnership with CCA, Enos was granted a Cal Humanities Grant for the collection of oral histories of the Emeryville Mudflat Artists. Enos continues to exhibit his large scale sculptures including his first solo exhibition at Guerrero Gallery in the summer of 2017.

Hackett-Freedman Gallery, Robert De Niro, Sr.- Works From the Studio; Paul Resika - Recent Paintings, 2006.

Tracy Freedman is an art business advisor and private art dealer. She is the owner of Freedman Art Advisory, where she offers business and marketing guidance to artists and gallerists as well as advising to private collectors. Tracy was the co-owner and Director of Hackett-Freedman Gallery in San Francisco from 1987-2009, representing contemporary artists and specializing in post-war American and Californian art. Tracy is a past President of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and serves on the local executive committee and national board of ArtTable, the leading organization advancing professional women’s leadership in the visual arts. She has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1979.

Sonya Rapoport, Objects On My Dresser: Shared Dynamics, 1981. Composite photodocumentation of “Participation Performance”. Courtesy Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust.

Farley Gwazda (MFA, Art Practice, 2009), Director of the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, and President of the Cal Art Alumni Group, is an artist, gallerist and curator. He is the Director of the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, which endeavors to preserve the artworks and promote the legacy of artist Sonya Rapoport (1923 - 2015, MA in Painting, Department of Art, 1949). He lives and works in Berkeley.

Patricia Maloney at Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

Patricia Maloney is the executive director of Southern Exposure. She is publisher emeritus of Daily Serving | Art Practical; she founded Art Practical in 2009 and became the publisher of the international online art journal Daily Serving in 2013. She has served as an associate professor in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts and is a senior correspondent and producer for the weekly contemporary art podcast Bad at Sports. Maloney has written for Artforum, ArtChronika, the Brooklyn Rail, and Meatpaper, as well as for numerous exhibition catalogues. She has held curatorial positions at Ampersand International Arts in San Francisco; the MATRIX Program at BAMPFA; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and she was a program associate for the International Program at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory and History from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Maya Gonzalez, Self-portrait Speaking Fire and Flowers, 2008, from the exhibition Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas, curated by Laura Elisa Pérez.

Laura Elisa Pérez is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Women’s Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies, as well as a core faculty member in the doctoral program in Performance Studies. Pérez has curated numerous shows featuring Chicana art, including Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas, Labor+a(r)t+orio: Bay Area Latina@ Arts Now, and UC Berkeley’s first and only Latina/o Performance Art series. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. Her writing focuses on Chicana/o and hemispheric decolonial cultures, particularly on decolonial aesthetics and decolonial spiritualities. A forthcoming book, Ero-Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial will be published by Duke University Press.

Maria Porges, Detail from Editor’s Arsenal, 2014-16.

Maria Porges is an artist and writer whose work has been exhibited nationally since the late eighties. She received a SECA award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has twice been in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her critical writing has appeared in many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture, American Ceramics, Glass, and The New York Times Book Review. She has authored essays for more than 100 exhibition catalogues and dozens of scripts for museum audio tours. Maria is an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

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Upcoming Events : 

Arts + Design    presents

"Open Engagement Pre-Conference : Cross Sector"
     a short interdisciplinary conference                          April 28-29

     at the Magnus Collection, Berkeley     2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

The Berkeley conference complements a larger event that follows :


      interdisciplinary conference 
      at the Oakland Museum of California
      1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Come see the "Who Is Oakland?" show at the Oakland Museum of California !

Exhibition was curated by Chris Johnson and includes photographs by UC Art Department
alumnus, Susan Felter

at the 

 MILDRED HOWARD – SPIRIT and MATTER brings a selection of works to the Richmond Art Center which will present some of the artists most iconic sculptures as well as graphic works never before exhibited. 
 This exciting exhibition is on view 
March 25 – May 24, 2015
along with an intriguing series of Public Programs 
See Richmond Art Center for more information on programs

2540 Barrett Avenue

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Marion Gray: Within the Light
February 14–June 21 2015
The Oakland Museum of California presents 23 works by San Francisco-based photographer Marion Gray. Gray has spent four decades capturing performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond. The creative networks portrayed in the exhibition have fueled Gray’s life work as a photographer and, in turn, Gray’s images have contributed to the vitality of the scene. Including never-before-seen photographs, the exhibition covers the 1970s to the present, showcasing the work of artists including Barbara Hammer, The Harrisons, Sara Shelton Mann, Eiko + Koma, Joan Jonas, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Ann Hamilton, Marina Abramović, and more.
Opening in OMCA's Gallery of California Art, the exhibition is the fourth in an ongoing series exploring contemporary topics in California through photography.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Carol Ladewig | Diane Rosenblum | Lucky Rapp

January 15 – February 28
"Year in Color: 2013" by Carol Ladewig

Featuring large scale works exploring the intersection of color, data, and information. 
Opening Reception: January 15th, 6–8pm
In conjunction with Art on 25th Street’s Third Thursdays

SLATE contemporary, 473 25th St., Oakland
Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday 12–5, week days by appointment

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Open Studios 2014
The Arion Press books and prints
and 5 guest artists:
Lucy Gray
William Hamilton
Stephanie Peek
Augusta Talbot
Stan Washburn . . .
Sat urday, November 8, 11:00-6:00
Sunday, November 9, 11:00-6:00
The Presidio
1802 Hays Street
San Francisco CA 94129
For directions and parking information: . . .
Flowers, filtered (detail) oil on panel, 21" x 13", 2013

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Do Join Us 
SEPTEMBER 16th  5:00 p.m
6th & Gilman in Berkeley

As Summer comes to an end, come join us and share 
Tales of Travel
Successes of the Studio
and all manner of Planned Projects

We Will Then Gather 'Round the Table and Hear All About the Cal Art Alumni Annual SYMPOSIUM

Contemporary Art: Creating the Canon


Find Out Who will be Participating and 
How You can be Involved !

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th  5:00 p.m.
1328 6th Street ( cross Gilman ), Berkeley

Come and share Your Ideas and Solutions--- New Projects New Shows New Follies --
...and bring a friend !

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Scores for a Room: David Haxton and Jim Melchert

Guest Curated by Tanya Zimbardo

Wednesday, September 17th through Friday, October 17th, 2014

Opening Reception: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Worth Ryder Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 – 5pm

Free and Open to the Public

From September 17 through October 17, 2014, the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at the University of California at Berkeley will present Scores for a Room: David Haxton and Jim Melchert. Guest curated by Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition brings together for the first time historic works by these two artists, exploring their different approaches to the description of space through structured activity performed for the camera. Both renowned artists turned to the projected image in the seventies, highlighting the shifting awareness of spatial perception in the interaction between illusionistic filmed space and a physical location.

Louis DeLuco exhibiting in:

Works on Paper 

National Juried Exhibition

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-5787

  • Exhibition: August 15 through September 14
  • Reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014 3-5pm

Jan Wurm participating in:

FourSquared August 23rd - September 20th 

Jan Wurm, Keeping Score - Big Fish, 10" x 10", pigment stick on panel, 2014
image: Jan Wurm, Keeping Score - Big Fish, 10" x 10", pigment stick on panel, 2014

arc gallery

Saturday, August 23rd, 7-10 PM

Saturday, September 20th, 11AM-3PM

"FourSquared V" is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro solo exhibitions.

Arc Gallery & Studios
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
phone:  415.298.7969

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Diana Krevsky exhibiting in:

Altered Landscapes

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM
Family Art Day: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:00-3:00 PM    
Artists/Environmentalists Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 23, 1:00-3:00 PM  

Juror: Phil Linhares, Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, 1990-2011

Altered Landscapes showcases artists' responses to our changing environment, revealing the undefined lines between nature and industry and the gaps and secret places between natural and mediated spaces.Altered Landscapes ultimately celebrates the natural resilience inherent in our world, which is there to be nourished and encouraged.

Location:  Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, suite #114, Benicia, CA  94510

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Five Photographs by Louis DeLuco included in: 


July 9 - August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 8 PM

1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605

Bunny Suit - Louis DeLuco

This summer SF Camerawork will host a juried show with the theme: Up All Night.  All artists who submitted work will be included in an outdoor projection series running from sunset to sunrise, July 9 - August 16, 2014
A select group of works will be chosen by our jurors for exhibition in the SF Camerawork gallery. Jurors this year include: Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs. San Francisco Art Institute; Jane Reed, Photographer, Curator, and Documentary Filmmaker; and Judy Walgren, Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle.

The 9 finalists selected for exhibition are: Joe Cornett, Amber Crabbe, Louis DeLuco, Christina McPhee, David Pace, Meghann Riepenhoff, Thom Sempere, Kyle Smith, and Jason Tannen.
In conjunction with this exhibition, SF Camerawork will be collaborating with Illuminate the Arts on a public work of art featuring content from a wide variety of arts organizations. We will be providing images from our members exhibition, Up All Night, to be included in a nightly projection on the south facing wall of 1019 Market Street.
Group exhibition: Art in the Wilderness
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Art in the Wilderness
Artists-in-Residence in the National Parks
June 26 - July 25
Opening reception: June 26, 4 - 6 pm

Schlueter Art Gallery
Wisconsin Lutheran College
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Mon-Sat 9 am - 9 pm
Sun 1 pm - 9 pm
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


April  23rd  5:00 p.m. 
@ PICANTE   6th & Gilman in Berkeley

We have just finished our third annual 
one-on-one mentoring sessions with
some of the most distinguished professionals in the
Bay Area Art Community.

So, come join us for a Meet-Up
to hear about and share
these experiences and insights !

If you had a mentoring session, let us know how it went, what you learned, harvested, gleaned.  And, offer any ideas for next years event.

If you were unable to attend Spring Training, join us to ask
questions, offer ideas and raise concerns.

Come and share Your Ideas and Solutions--- New Projects, New Shows, New Follies, and bring a Friend !