Thank You to Everyone Who Supported the

2019 Berkeley Art Center Artist Award Luncheon



on June 23, 2019

Honorary Event Chair
Ann Hatch

Featured Speaker
Jock Reynolds

Award Made by
Gay Outlaw

Host Committee

Kim Anno, Rena Bransten, Trish Bransten, Marna Braunstein Clark, Squeak Carnwath & Gary Knecht, Penny Cooper & Rena Rosenwasser, Judy Dater, Ed Gilbert, Mildred Howard, Charles & Naomie Kremer, Lynn Landor, Hung Liu & Jeff Kelley, Dennis Markham & Modesto Covarrubias, Kelsey Nicholson & Rusty Schwartz, Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar, Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz, Nancy Selvin, Jeffrey Spahn & Paul Bontekoe, John Toki, Stephen Walrod & Lauren McIntosh, Kriss Worthington

About Jim Melchert

Changes (1972) , Jim Melchert

Jim Melchert has been at the center of the Bay Area’s artistic scene for decades. His process blurs the boundaries between conceptual art, ceramics and painting, and has cemented his reputation as a maverick across disciplines. As a professor at UC Berkeley, Jim had tremendous influence on a generation of artists. Berkeley Art Center honors him for both his impressive career and his pivotal role as a mentor.

Melchert served as head of the Visual Arts Program at the NEA, as well as director of the American Academy in Rome. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, LACMA, SFMOMA, BAMPFA, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Documenta 5, among many other institutions and galleries. He is represented by Anglim Gilbert San Francisco and can be found in private collections throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

City Councilmember Sophie Hahn

City Councilmember Sophie Hahn

Special Thanks to the Berkeley City Council for

Proclaiming June 23


in the City of Berkeley

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