Honorees Mildred Howard, Hung Liu and Judy Dater with artist Lava Thomas at BAC’s 2018 Artist Awards Luncheon

Honorees Mildred Howard, Hung Liu and Judy Dater with artist Lava Thomas at BAC’s 2018 Artist Awards Luncheon

At our 2018 Artist Awards Luncheon honoring Judy Dater, Mildred Howard and Hung Liu, Hung told the crowd what Berkeley Art Center meant for her as a young artist:

“You don’t get your first show at the Berkeley Art Museum — you get your first show at the Berkeley Art Center. And that is so important when you are starting out, to have someone give you a chance.”

At BAC, we work with artists and thinkers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to nurture their creative and professional potential. In collaboration with respected guest curators and a committee of artists and educators, we plan exhibitions, workshops and events that give artists at every stage room to experiment and grow.

Please ensure that we can keep lifting up local artists and giving audiences access to some of the best in Bay Area arts and culture, right here in the East Bay. Your contribution makes the difference.

Our deepest gratitude to the generous donors and members who keep our community strong.

* July 5, 2018 -– June 20, 2019

California Arts Council
City of Berkeley
Ann Hatch
Dennis Markham & Modesto Covarrubias
Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar

Mechanics Bank
Russ McClure
Steve & Nancy Oliver
Judd Williams

John Friedman
Dennis Markham
Josh Oliver & Azar Zavaar

Alameda County Arts Commission
Tom Arnold & Natalie Ng
Lowell Brook
Susan Chamberlin
Joyce Cohen
Fleishhacker Foundation
Ed Gilbert
Frederick Hertz
Lynne Horiuchi
Gyongy Laky & Tom Layton
Daniel Nevers & Josh Seelig
Jeffery Spahn & Paul Bontekoe
Marianna Stark & Sam Perry
Roselyn Swig
Walter Toki
Stephen Walrod & Lauren McIntosh
Howard Zee

Keith Alward
Attaboy Studios
Jennifer Brandon
Jessica Cadkin
Marna Clark
Hélène Paulette Côté
Shannon DeJong
Gene Dominique
Lisa Esherick
Margaret Fisher
John Friedman
Laili Gohartaj
Richard Harris
Shawn HibmaCronan
Leonard Hunter
Janet Koike
Lynn Landor
Hung liu & Jeff Kelley
Jim Melchert
Margaret O’Connor
Gary Parsons
Henry Parsons
Lawrence Rinder
Susan & Robert Roth
Kent & Susan Seelig
Nancy & Steve Selvin
Elizabeth Sher
Robert Shimshak
Joseph Slusky & Katie Hawkinson
John Toki & Pam Stefl Toki
James Treacy
Griff Williams

Alice Beasley
Alan Cadkin
Laurence Elias
Nicholas Elster
Stephanie Hanor
Karin Hibma
John Holzrichter
Leah Levy
Leslie A. Levy
Theodore Lillie & Tracy Ginsberg
Susan Klee
Don & Mara Melandry
Kathryn Reasoner
Sabine Reckewell & Stephan Whisler
Richard Reisman
Nancy Servis
Sandy Simon & Bob Brady
Kristiane Skolman
David Snippen
Beverley Talbott
Brady Thomas
Kartina Traywick
Lamia Wahba

Acrobat Winery
Banshee Wines
Blow Up Lab
Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Gary Parsons Architect
Studio 1500