The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of March 10-12

By Lance Knobel
March 10, 2017
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Fictional Hello Kitty monument questions cuteness at Berkeley Art Center

By Madeline Wells
Monday, November 14, 2016
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After years of deferred maintenance, Berkeley asks nonprofits to pay for fixes

By Daphne White
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Artists Take a Swing at the Look and Legacy of Tennis

By Diana Shi for The Creators Project
Saturday, August 13, 2016
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The West as Metaphysical Muse @ Berkeley Art Center

By Lawrence Gipe for Square
Monday, July 11, 2016
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Vibrations of Northern California emanate from Berkeley Art Center

By Berkeley Times
Thursday, July 7, 2016
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‘I Look for Clues in Your Dreams’ a tribute to California

By Kimberly Chun
Published 12:03 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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BAC Agility Projects presents: I Look for Clues in Your Dreams featured on East Bay Express

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Agility Projects: Rodney Ewing and Jamil Hellu featured at KQED Arts

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Welcome back BAMPFA!

BAC is excited to have the new UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive closer to us in downtown Berkeley. BAMPFA will reopen Sunday, January 31 with a free Community Day. Click the image to read the article in the Daily Californian.

photo by Michael Wan

photo by Michael Wan

Meet the Berkeley Art Center's new board member - Jonathan Taylor

BAC is thrilled to welcome this enthusiastic arts supporter to its Board of Directors. We look forward to the multiple talents and experiences which Jonathan brings to the table. Read more about him below...

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor


Jonathan joined Google in 2013 as a Senior Financial Analyst supporting the Chromecast team. Prior to Google, he worked in various finance roles at American Express, Morgan Stanley, and General Electric Energy. He received his BBA with a concentration in Finance from Emory University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys listening to jazz music, traveling, visiting museums and galleries, and supporting Arsenal Football Club.

New Photography Inspired by the Paul Sack Collection is featured on East Bay Express

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Lava Thomas' Looking Back and Seeing Now in the Press

Lava Thomas' show Looking Back and Seeing Now has been featured on San Francisco Chronicle and East Bay Express.

San Francisco Chronicle Arts & Entertainment article by Leach Garchik - Click here for the article

Tons of opportunities for artists!

We've just launched three "call for entries" for Bay Area artists! If you are looking for ways to expose your art and/or support the Berkeley Art Center, please CLICK HERE for a description of these brand new opportunities, or go directly to the Slideroom entry form by clicking below:

Civic Center Art Exhibition - CLOSED

Collect! 2015 Exhibition and Auction - CLOSED

New Photography

Edition varie print by Randy Colosky available for a limited time.

Berkeley Art Center is pleased to introduce a new limited edition print by artist Randy Colosky created in collaboration with Paulson Bott Press. This edition varie was produced exclusively for BAC and each is hand-colored by the artist.

Available at a special, one-time price of $500 (retail price $1250). Purchase yours now!


Represented by Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Berkeley-based artist Randy Colosky has recently finished several public art installations including a 140 ft mural called Ellipses in the Key of Blue for the San Francisco Arts Commission. The mural is an extension of pattern iteration drawings that Colosky makes with drafting templates used in mechanical drawing.

View more information on Randy Colosky HERE.

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Rhonda Holberton featured in the current issue of Art in America. 

Rhonda Holberton's newest body of work, You Are Something the Whole World is Doing is on view at Berkeley Art Center as part of the Agility Projects through May 3. Join us on Wednesday, April 22 as Rhonda and YBCA Curator and Art in America writer, Ceci Moss have a conversation about Ms. Holberton's recent work. Click here for more information.

About Rhonda Holberton

About Ceci Moss

Oakland Art Enthusiast Review

Agility Projects: Claire Colette: Ever/After; and Rhonda Holberton: You Are Something the Whole World is Doing

There is still time to join us!

Sunday, May 3 2-3pm - See Art with BAC!

The stARTup Fair is San Francisco's newest independently produced contemporary art fair for unrepresented artists and Berkeley Art Center is thrilled to partner with the stARTup Fair and bring artists and our community together.

Join BAC Director Aimee Le Duc and BAC Board Chair, Marianna Stark on Sunday, May 3 from 2-3pm for a guided tour of the fair's unique installation inside Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco as they highlight some of the 42 solo exhibitions. Featured artists include: Kathy Aoki, Mitra Fabian, Terry Hoff, Jennifer Kaufman, Brian Singer, Chris Thorson, David Tomb and Bijan Yashar and A Simple Collective.

The tour includes complimentary admission to the fair and an invitation to the closing BBQ and pool party from 6pm - 8pm. This is your chance to discover the next wave of emerging Bay Area art!

$40 for BAC Individual and Family level members / $50 for nonmembers. RSVP to by April 27. 

Space is limited! Sign up today!

Berkeley Art Center featured in San Francisco Chronicle

Check out the new and exciting chapter in the 47 year history