Thank You to Everyone Who Supported the
2019 Berkeley Art Center Artist Award Luncheon
on June 23, 2019
Honorary Event Chair
Award Made by
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
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.
Special Thanks to the Berkeley City Council for
Proclaiming June 23
JIM MELCHERT DAY
in the City of Berkeley