T H A N K Y O U!
We did it! We made our fundraising goal and had a fantastic time while we were at it! A very special thank you to all of the artists who donated work to Collect! It really was a stunning exhibition. Thank you as well to our generous sponsors, honorary host committee and thank you especially to the tireless efforts of all of the BAC board members and volunteers who helped make Collect! a very special and successful event.
Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser
October 18-25, 2014
October 18-25, 2014
Preview Reception: Saturday, October 18, 5-8 pm
Free and open to the public
Stop by BAC the week before the auction to preview donated artwork: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.
Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, October 25, 5-9 pm
VIP Reception 5-6 pm
Early admission includes special food and wine, the chance to mix and mingle with donor artists and the honorary host committee, and time to develop your strategy to bring home your favorite artwork. Take advantage of “buy it now” pricing
Auction Main Event: 6-9 pm
Collect! is our largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food, and celebrate Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own.
Featuring DJ Benazi
Get Your Shrinky Dink On!
Berkeley Art Center is proud to present the Shrinky Dink Exhibition at Collect! Session Space Collective will be on hand showcasing their newest Shrinky Dink creations. Buy a unique creation for your home or office! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Berkeley Art Center programming. For more information about Session Space, visit www.sessionspace.blogspot.com.
Tickets are $40 in advance, or $45 at the door
VIP reception: $70 in advance or $75 at the door.
Children under 18 are free!
Purchase tickets online:
$40 Auction Ticket
$70 VIP Ticket
To reserve advance tickets by phone, please call 510.644.6893.
Preview all Collect! artworks here
Can't attend? Make a donation!
Visit the Collect! Pop-Up Shop
This year, Collect! will host a Pop-Up Shop installed in the heart of the auction featuring objects and jewelry created by students from CCA's Jewelry, Metal Arts and Textiles programs. This is your chance to own work by the next generation of Bay Area artists and designers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Berkeley Art Center programming. More details to be revealed soon!
Collect! Honorary Host Committee
Berkeley Art Center is extremely grateful to the incredible support
provided by the members of the 2014 Collect! Honorary Host Committee.
Paule Anglim, Kim Anno, Mayor Tom Bates, Libby Black, Rena Bransten, Ruth Braunstein, Squeak Carnwath, Marna Clark, Narsai David, Ed Gilbert, Senator Loni Hancock, Jenn Lovvorn, Richard Nagler, Steve Oliver, Marilyn Rinzler, Peter Selz and Lava Thomas
Jo Ann Biagini
Richard & Judith Selby Lang
Victoria Q. Legg
Ann Bridget Murphy
Mary Curtis Ratcliff
Unai San Martin
Matthew Felix Sun
Marie Van Elder
Theodora Varnay Jones
Funds from this event directly support year-round programming, including our Programs for Young Artists at BAC as well as our exhibitions, lectures, workshops, public events, and donor artists.
Thank you to our sponsors: