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


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 !

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Images - the Breakfast Group at the Richmond Art Center

the Breakfast Group at the Richmond Art Center
see exhibition information in the next post

Bresnahan, Sienna Series #4, 2002

Fenstermaker, Covelo 8, 2012

Wurm, Dessert, 2011

Ladewig, January, 2013

The Breakfast Group at the Richmond Art Center

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bend, Fold, and Spindle

A line of ink follows the edge of the paper and it is transformed into a place mat, or it traces a path across the paper and it becomes a map, or it forms clusters of marks and becomes a book of knowledge cataloging the wonders of the great highway. And sometimes in this coffeshoptruckstoprestaurant, the paper is heavy and the ink is colorful and a shape is freed from the rectangle and two big circles are punched out for eyes and two small circles are pierced at the edges. The edges are gripped, pulled back, the curve giving shape to the mask needing only a bit of string to transform and give powers of flight or might or magic. Imagination is set free.

“Her Story,” an exhibition at the Stanford University Canter Art Center of the work of Elizabeth Murray, presents an exuberant journey from the flat interiority of the small print to the bursting at the seams thrust into space. Elizabeth Murray took flat paper and a dark palette and proceeded to separate from the page, lift off the surface, curve and crest, twist and shout. The transformation from symbol of the everyday, the ordinary, the common– cup, shoe, dog, fish --- to icon of play, damage, loss, is a conjuring act which Murray performed through scale and raw power.

In the three large works punctuating this exhibition of innovative printmaking we see how Elizabeth Murray forced her paintings to grapple with questions of sculpture --- expansion / compression, inside / outside --- and how she pushed to resolve the demands of sculpture within the parameters of painting ( just leave a blank white circle in the middle of an image and you have an opening to the other side...or at least you would if there were another side). These pieces hang on the wall but the shifts in plane are not painted illusion, they are constructed ramps and overpasses on a huge scale which can make the viewer feel like Alice drinking and shrinking and ready to slide down a chutes and ladders joyride of a board game. Murray shows all: wooden edges, staples, swathes of unpainted raw canvas. And she lets us see the cubism and the surrealism and the pop. Like a magician who lets us see the lining of the top hat and the four sides of the wooden box and the red scarf so that we think we know that this is about seeing the ability to whirl through space or feel the edges or see red. Of course, with the sudden wave it pops out, it appears: what was really there to be seen was the fragility, the constant restless movement, the unparalleled vulnerability.

Elizabeth Murray pushed and pulled her lines and planes and shapes until the work presented itself. When she approached printmaking she pushed her plates and paper in the same unrelenting pursuit. These rich and expansive prints encompass myriad layers and an ongoing renegotiation of border.
As large as these prints stretch, as much territory as they cover, as assertive as they become, what remains a constant pull, an un- severed bond, is that fine line. It is a line which strokes and builds and polishes each form, a line which links each part, a line which clings to the surface and insists on bringing the viewer to the work, up close, indeed up close and personal. It is a mark both obsessive and obsessed. It is a hand both alluring and hypnotic.

In this the Bay Area has an extraordinary opportunity to view an exhibitions of work vested with the personal, the intimate. Whether taking an hour to ride down from San Francisco, or fly up from L.A., the Cantor's current exhibition, “Her Story” and the ongoing San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's “Flesh and Metal,” also mounted at the Cantor, will fill a day of deep viewing.

-Jan Wurm

Image: Elizabeth Murray (U.S.A., 1940–2007), Shack, 1994. Three-dimensional lithograph, 63 x 51 x 2 in. Published by Universal Limited Art Editions. © 1994 The Murray-Holman Family Trust/ Universal Limited Art Editions.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Kabbalah/Kabul: Sending Emanations to the Aliens

Sonya Rapoport will be exhibiting her web-based project "Kabbalah/Kabul: Sending Emanations to the Aliens" at Techfest 2014 in Bombay, India from 10 AM, January 3rd - 5 PM, January 5th, 2014. 

Techfest, Asia's largest science and technology festival, promotes technology, scientific thinking and innovation. It takes place on the campus of IIT Bombay at Powai, Mumbai.

"Kabbalah/ Kabul: Sending Emanations to the Aliens", encodes altruisms into a form that could be transmitted across interstellar space by radio or laser signals. Emanations are derived from the Tree of Life, the main icon of Kabbalah, in which ten creative forces intervene between the infinite and our created world.

The web narrative, set in the Afghanistan war, opens with an animation of a US helicopter carrying the altruistic emanations into outer space. The image morphs into embryonic stem cells superimposed on a spinning ring of Al Qaeda terrorist cells. When selected by the viewer, each stem cell differentiates into a body part and displays hybrid images of the war in Afghanistan and an altruistic element derived from DNA fusion. A winged Golem catapults the element into outer space to communicate with the aliens, while the Earth-bound viewers absorb the altruistic mantras into their own psyches.