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


Friday, January 8, 2010

Alumni News 2009 Roundup!

Some news from our talented alumni near and far:

Barbara Rogers "Traces 7" oil on canvas 36" x 48"

Barbara Rogers' show "Garden Archeology" was at Gerbert Gallery in June (see photo above) Robin (Fales) Repp BA '70 showed at the Huntington Beach Art Center last April, and had a one person exhibition of infrared photography at JWA Community Focus Gallery. Dennis Potter wrote us from Hsinchu, Taiwan where he is teaching high school and no doubt steering his students toward art.
“Uncertain Riches”, the gorgeous solo exhibition by Stephanie Peek MFA ‘96 showed at Triangle Gallery through October. Pat Adams exhibited her work at Bigtown Gallery in Vermont, alongside colleagues and friends in the "Masterworks" show.
Lynne Rutter re-launched her website in July, after several years of not doing it. Bill Dane has just enlarged his website, with lots of new work posted via Flickr.
And check out the awesome new website of Peter C. Roell BA 1969, MA 1971.
Andie Thrams still doesn't have a website, but you really should sign up for her email list so you can learn about her workshops, such as the upcoming Surface Design & Accordion Books class at San Francisco Center for the Book. Sandy Eastoak also has a great newsletter "Fish Rap" and you can sign up for it on her website.
Barbara Morris had several showings in the Marin area in 2009, and more are coming up! Check her website for the latest!

Nemo Gould created more kinetic sculpture and just plain fun at the 2009 Maker Faire. See a preview of his new coffee table book at now available for purchase! (YouTube Video above is Nemo's "Aztech" sculpture. ) Elaine Duncan's book "Feathered Space" is now available at

Kara Maria had a solo show in June called "Inviting the Storm" at b. sakata garo, Sacramento. Stephen Laub was chosen by Donald Sultan for a show at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton last Spring in a group show called "Mixed Greens: Artists Choose Artists on the East End."
Sonya Rapoport's recent artwork: "Manhood Manifesto" in the WikipediaArt Remix Project in the Padiglione Internet (Internet Pavilion) was included at the Venice Biennale through November 2009.
Michael McCollum has moved to Damariscotta, Maine, and recently produces a series of still-lifes called "I Vasi di Fiori." Pauletta Chanco is currently showing at the SFMoMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason. Visit Ciel Bergman at her new studio on Lena St in Santa Fe, NM.
Bill Teeple's gallery in Fairfield, Iowa has evolved into a non-profit called ICON:Iowa Contemprary Art. Mark Johnson curated a very cool exhibition in October at San Francisco State called "Cartographic Imagination: Mapping in Contemporary California Art"

Lorene Anderson: Belt(way) acrylic, mica, casein, ink on canvas, 34 x 40"

Lorene Anderson showed her recent work at the room for painting room for paper gallery in San Francisco in August.
We are still waiting for Emily Duffy to post a picture of her 1984 Nissan Sentra painted a la Mondrian on her website, but she's got a nice artblog here full of other interesting things. Patrick Siler recently completed a mural covering the entire side of a downtown building in Pullman, WA. Last May Dorothy Robinson opened a solo show at the Slate Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Facebook Members: look for Cal Art Alumni discussion group as well as UC Berkeley Art Practice Events group (sorry there is no permalink for these)

October's Symposium on photography was a rousing success with many alumni and students in attendance. Nancy Genn hosted a small gathering of alumni and emeritus faculty at her home on a beautiful clear evening in December.

and with that we wind up the year... and look forward to 2010, and hearing from you.

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