Thanks to everyone who made the 2018 Berkeley Art Center Artist Awards Luncheon a resounding success! We look forward to making this event an annual tradition to recognize artists and thinkers from our community for their contributions to the arts.
2018 ARTIST AWARDS LUNCHEON
Sunday, July 1
benefitting the Berkeley Art Center
Awards created by Lava Thomas
Paul Bontekoe, Marna Clark, Bean Finneran, Maria Jenson,
Jeff Kelley, Miriah Nielson, Dennis Markham, Sam Perry, Anthony Pinata,
Myisha Proctor, Fanny Singer, Jeffrey Spahn, Marianna Stark, Alta Tingle and Sandy Wolfe
About the Artists
Judy Dater is a photographer who has lived and worked in the Bay Area most of her life. She has exhibited and lectured at Berkeley Art Center. Dater is best known for her portraits, nudes, and self-portraits. A five-decade retrospective of her work Only Human was recently on view at the deYoung Museum, celebrating her achievement as a pioneering figure in 1970s feminist art. Dater has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowments for the Arts.
Mildred Howard is an installation artist and sculptor who was raised in Berkeley and received her MFA from John F. Kennedy University. She had a solo exhibition at BAC in 1997 and an official day named in her honor by the mayor of Berkeley. She has won numerous awards, including two Rockefeller Fellowships, the NEA Fellowship in Sculpture, and the Joan Mitchell Fellowship. Howard’s work is included in many museums collections, including the deYoung Museum, the Oakland Museum of California and SFMOMA.
Hung Liu is a painter who was born in China. She has lived and worked most of her artistic career in the Bay Area, and has participated in many exhibitions at Berkeley Art Center. Liu is best known for her epic narrative canvases of layered brushstrokes and drips of linseed oil. She has received the Joan Mitchell Fellowship and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She had recent solo shows at Kala Art Institute and SFMOMA.