Events and Workshops 2018

Here you will find information about past events and workshops listed by year. We are still in the process of creating this archive.


Artists in Conversation with Maria Porges
Thursday, February 15, 6pm

Free for BAC Members / $10 Nonmembers

Meet the artists featured in THIS PLACE in conversation with exhibition curator Maria Porges. Learn about the various artistic techniques and intentions represented in the show and find out how the work of each of the artists demonstrates a connection to the unique landscapes of northern California, whether urban, suburban or pastoral.

The AIC series is an opportunity to pair artists with relevant curators, historians or critics to delve deeper into the process behind their work. Events range from more formal panel discussions to walk-around
guided tours to interactions with the artist through inventive activities.


Family Workshop: Green Valentines
Saturday, February 10, 1 - 3 pm

Suggested donation $5, drop-in, all ages

We kick off our Second Saturday workshop series with a craft you'll LOVE. Green Art Workshops presents an eco-alternative to Valentines with instructor Elizabeth Molnar. Make handmade cards with discarded postcards, magazines, maps, books, and more! Discover how to use collage and other craft techniques to compose unique art pieces for your special Valentine messages for friends and family.

Elizabeth Molnar is a co-founder of GAW and received degrees in Studio Art and Art Education from Alfred University in New York. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Hall Farm Center in Townsend, VT and volunteered for AmeriCorps NCCC in Colorado. Elizabeth has taught art for Starr King Elementary’s YMCA After School Program and The Imagine Bus Project in San Francisco. Her award-winning art programs have connected local youth with kids in Uganda, Peru, Nepal, and India.

Jeannie O’Connor, MacArthur Mayhem, archival pigment print, 2017

Jeannie O’Connor, MacArthur Mayhem, archival pigment print, 2017

curated by Maria Porges

February 3 - March 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5 - 7 pm

THIS PLACE highlights the work of Peter Baczek, Monique Boyd,Timothea CampbellVictoria HamlinShelley HoytJeannie O'Connor, and Nancy Mona Russell. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, February 3, 5 - 7pm and runs through March 4, 2018.

Volunteer Night
Wednesday, January 17, 5 - 7 pm

Free and open to the public

Volunteer Night is a chance for us to thank our current volunteers for all their time and hard work, as well as, gather those who may be interested in volunteering at Berkeley Art Center in the coming year. We will start 2018 with Part 2 of our Artists Annual Exhibition; poetry readings with Alan Bern and Robert Woods  (March 7 - 17); Butoh performances (March 18); GLAS Animation Festival (March 22 - 25); and Agility Projects presents Leah Rosenberg and Jeremiah Jenkins (April 7 - May 13). 

Berkeley Art Center is a local non-profit providing support for Bay Area artists through exhibition opportunities, artist-led workshops, networking, and professional development. Through our collaboration with local artists we offer our community the culture, beauty, intellect and emotion of art.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill-out this on-line survey in advance.