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


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stephanie Peek at SFMOMA Artists Gallery

Stephanie Peek "Double Dutch II"  45 x 45”  oil on canvas  ©2011  Frank Wing Photography

S T E P H A N I E   P E E K     
C E R T A I N   R I C H E S

November 11–December 22, 2011

Opening Reception:  Saturday, November 12, 1-5 p.m.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Building A, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123

Hours: Tues. through Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

see more of Stephanie's work at her website:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UC Berkeley Art Alumni Symposium IX

HELP: Facing and Fielding Transitions
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 - 9 am – 4 pm
160 Kroeber Hall
FREE and OPEN to the Public
Geared toward artists at all levels, this free symposium will explore ways of composing a career in a shifting landscape. Panelist of varied experience will address their histories and perceptions regarding exhibitions, gallery relationships, networks, critical written discussions, residencies, mentors, and legacy. Featured speakers include:
Participants are invited to enjoy lunch ($12 – RSVP appreciated) and a reception following the second session. For more information, to register, or to RSVP for lunch, please email:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Carol Ladewig

Open Studios – June 4 & 5 – 11am to 6pm

3246 Ettie Street, #15 – Oakland, CA 94608

Image: Simple Construction 1, Monoprint, 28 x 22 Inches, 2010
 (Photo: Phil Cohen)

Current Exhibitions

Small Miracles

San Pablo Art Gallery

13831 San Pablo Ave – Maple Hall in San Pablo Civic Center

Open Sat & Sun - Noon to 4pm - Through June 19

Art Passages

Contra Costa County Community Colleges Faculty

CoCoCo Administration Bldg, Gallery 651 - 651 Pine Street, Martinez

Open Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm

CCA Alumni Exhibition Series

Brava Theater

2781 24th Street - The Mission, San Francisco

Open during performances only

Work can also be seen at KALA in the Smullen Print & Media Study
Center - 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley,
contact Andrea Voinot -510.841.7000, x 206 or

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Juried Photography Shows

Louis DeLuco BA '74, has been selected for the a great number of juried photography exhibits this year:

Bystander, Working With Artists -FLASH Gallery, Lakewood, CO. April 29 - June 11, 2011.

Early Morning after Dark, MLPS Photo Center
, Minneapolis, MN, Exhibition Dates: June 24 - August 13, 2011.

The Halpert Biennial '11, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone NC, July 1 - December 3, 2011.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alumni Involvement in Spring 2011 Auctions

Among the Cal alumni taking part in auctions this spring were Shirin Neshat and Mary Heilmann, who contributed to the 30th Anniversary celebration for BOMB in New York City.

The upcoming KALA Auction in Berkeley has in it art works contributed by Donna Brookman, Enrique Chagoya, Lewis deSoto, Stephen deStaebler, Nancy Genn, Sheile Ghidini, Tom Holland, Randy Hussong, Cynthia Ona Innis, Carol Ladewig, Kara Maria, Jim Melchert, Matt Mullins, Deborah Oropallo, and Inez Storer.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 2011 Alumni News

Robert Armstrong, Exhibiting mixed media show, “Meanwhile…and…Likewise” at the Barbara Anderson Gallery from April 9 to May 7 and has a show at the Garage Gallery for three weekends starting April 9.

Jo Whaley’s Theater of Insects” will be at Santa Clara University from April 9 to June 12.


The Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco is exhibiting shows by two former and beloved members of the faculty, i.e., Emeritus Professor of Art Robert Hartman and the late Joan Brown until April 30th.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Meetup at the Pyramid Brewery (April 5, 2011)

Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley
Tuesday April 5, 5:30-7:30
[901 Gilman Street Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 528-9880]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Censorship in the Arts:
A Trend or Just a Passing Fad
Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 26, 2:30pm

at the Performance Art Institute

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Performance Art Institute
575 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

A program of two sessions, two moderators and seven panelists.

The Performance Art Institute in partnership with the First Amendment Project is proud to present Censorship in the Arts: A Trend or Just a Passing Fad, a public forum. Please join our panelists in a discussion about the rise of censorship and the renewed threats to abolish funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

The urgency to engage the public in a debate about censorship started in earnest with the controversy surrounding the removal of the video, A Fire in My Belly from the Smithsonian's Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. The interest in freedom of speech and expression has spread and intensified beyond our shores in the wake of WikiLeaks, the house arrest and studio demolition of the Ai Wei Wei, and the spread of revolutionary fever sweeping the Middle East.

The forum sponsored by PAI and FAP is designed to delve into these concerns, inform the public about the recent censoring activities and address the threats that call for the termination of the NEA. Late January, 165 conservative members of Congress representing the Republican Study Committee called for termination of the NEA. When a similar battle was fought, the NEA's budget was cut by 39% and led to the end of awarding grants to individual artists.

The moderators will steer the debates in their respective sessions towards an exploration of issues that stem from the Smithsonian caving in to political pressure and discuss questions such as "What is the underlying objection to A Fire in my Belly? "Are we on the verge of seeing the comeback of culture wars in this country? Are museums appropriate forums for engaging in civic debates? Do curators and artists have an obligation to test the limits of fundamental civil liberties? What effects does self-censorship have on museum integrity? Is self-censorship ever justified? How resilient is the First Amendment? How did the First Amendment fare in the past? What encouragement do we draw from past landmark cases involving the First Amendment (Ulysses, Tropic of Cancer, Howl and more)? How real are the threats of eliminating the NEA, NEH, and PBS? What lessons can we draw from the Robert Mapplethorpe controversy and the uproar over NEA funding in 1989? And what about censorship in China? Why should we be concerned?

These are serious questions and disturbing trends that have a chilling effect throughout the art community in the Bay Area and beyond and; thus, require our engagement. This event is free and open to the public.

The slate of the two panels includes:

Ray Beldner, conceptual artist

Allan deSouza, artist and Associate Professor, Chair of New Genres at San Francisco Art Institute, who co-created an installation with Yong Song Min for the 2008 Guangzhou Triennale, which was subsequently censored by the museum with no explanation given.

Kenneth Foster, Executive Director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

David Greene, Executive Director of the First Amendment Project and professor of constitutional law at University of San Francisco

Art Hazelwood, artist, impresario and instigator, who integrates his art practice with curating and political activism

Justin Hoover, Curator and Gallery Director, SOMArts Cultural Center

Dr. Paul Karlstrom, former director of the American Archives of the Smithsonian on the West Coast and art historian

Jeff Kelley, Moderator of Session Two is the former curator of contemporary art of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

Laura Sydell, NPR correspondent who reports frequently on currents events in China

Jan Wurm, Moderator of Session One is a practicing artist and art educator

Participating and sponsoring organizations are:
Arc Gallery and Studios
California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) is the sponsoring organization of the traveling show, Banned and Recovered: Artists Intervention
Di Rosa, Napa, CA
Intersection for the Arts
SOMArts Cultural Center
The First Amendment Project
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Contact Information for this event:

Hanna Regev (Tel: 415-566-7515)

Heather Smith (Tel: 415-501-0575