HERE Part II: Fine Lines and Other Fictions
Curated by Renny Pritikin
January 22 - February 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 22, 6 - 8 pm
The task of selecting a show from the works submitted by 220 member artists is not a simple one. In a display of enormously diverse style and media, the BAC Artists Annual Exhibition is an exciting opportunity for artists to have hundreds of eyes on their work and in particular, the eyes of this year's juror, Renny Pritikin.
Pritikin has been a leading figure in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for decades serving as Co-director of New Langton Arts, Chief Curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, and currently Chief Curator at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Pritikin writes, "I’ve selected seven varied artists whose submissions struck me on one particular Saturday afternoon in early December for their wit or originality, for their rendering skill, or their sheer unapologetic beauty."
BUSD Youth Exhibition
Art Instructors CALL FOR ENTRIES (click here)
March 11 - April 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 3 - 5 pm
drop off dates: Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6, 11 am to 5 pm
In conjunction with National Arts Education Month, Forever Young will celebrate and honor Berkeley Unified District (BUSD) K-8 visual arts! This year the exhibition features the work of teachers and their students side by side in an exploration of mentorship and relationship. Participating Berkeley schools include Berkeley Arts Magnet, Cragmont, Emerson, Jefferson, John Muir, Le Conte, Longfellow, Malcolm X, Oxford, Rosa Parks, Thousand Oaks, and Willard. Family Day will feature hands-on art activities for all ages, music, and food trucks in the park.
Alt-Left: Local Treasures
curated by DeWitt Cheng
April 22 - May 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6 - 8 pm
Featuring work by Mark Bryan, John Hundt, Pancho Jimenez, Michael Kerbow, Ariel Parkinson, Vanessa Woods
The Bay Area is of course among the most politically and cultural liberal regions in the country, its reputation for tolerance and progressive politics probably second to none. Our artists have accordingly been among the most outspoken critics of mainstream, status-quo politics as usual. Alt-Left: Local Treasures is a Bay Area art response to the current national ascendancy of the Alt-Right. It features work by three painters, Mark Bryan, Michael Kerbow and Ariel Parkinson; two collagists, John Hundt and Vanessa Woods; and a sculptor, Francisco Jimenez, who comment on history, politics and psychology with both deep feeling and a mordant, absurdist humor.
DeWitt Cheng is an artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. His articles have appeared in such publications as Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, ArtNews, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, Stanford Daily, Artslant.com, ArBusiness.com, and VisualArtSource.com.