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


Friday, March 8, 2013


Sunday, March 17th, 10a - 4p
Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley

An unique opportunity open to all artists to meet one-on-one with arts professionals for advice on......a new body of work / website / presentation materials / prepared grant or residency applications.

Register today to reserve your 20-minute spot!

This year’s generous and supportive mentors include:
Lucinda Barnes | Chief Curator, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Karin Breuer | Curator in Charge, Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Amanda Eicher | Visiting Lecturer, University of California Berkeley Department of Art Practice /  Artist
Jack Fischer | Jack Fischer Gallery
Archana Horsting | Executive Director + Co-Founder, Kala Art Institute / Artist
Indira Morre | Co-owner, Martina Johnston Gallery / Visiting Lecturer, University of California Berkeley Department of Art Practice / Artist
Amy Owen | Curator, di Rosa Preserve
Griff Williams | Art Publisher + Gallerist, Gallery 16

REGISTRATION is a two part process:

1. To secure a place, send an email listing your first choice of mentor, with your second and third back-up choices, to

2. After receiving an email with your appointment time and mentor, complete the registration process by paying the process fee of $25 using the PayPal button on the top right hand side of the Cal Art Alumni blog at

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sonya Rapoport - DUALITY

Sonya Rapoport is exhibiting DUALITY, a digital collage, at Gallery Sensenci in Shizuoka, Japan, from March 2 through March 24, 2013.

The theme of the photo exhibition is 'A-mu', a Japanese verb. The word 'A-mu' has several meanings:

   (1) to knit (stockings); to net (a hammock); to plait (straw); to braid
(the hair); to weave (a mat); to twist

   (2) to weave (facts into a narrative); to compile (a history); to
compose (an essay); to devise (a method); to contrive (a plan); to work out (a system);
to frame (rules, etc.)

DUALITY depicts the double tower-like coiled hair style of a Nigerian woman. This hair style crowns each of two portraits of U.S. journalist Jill Carroll.  In Jill Carroll's  image under the left woven hair tower, Carroll is crying for release from an Iraqui prison. In Jill Carroll's image under the right hair woven tower, she is talking about her pleasant jail experience after her release from prison, but still under her captors control.

DUALITY is  from Rapoport's inter-media art work (in)AUTHENTIC.

Monday, March 4, 2013


***MEET UP ***
Come Join Us 

Wednesday, March 6th  5:00 p.m. 
6th & Gilman in Berkeley

Come get Early Tips for 
and Advice on how to take Advantage of this Great Resource 
which is Available to All Artists, Alumni of All Institutions in our Community!!

    ...and bring a friend