Weekly Concerts
with Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

Saturday mornings in July, 10 am to Noon
All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

Start your weekend with a stimulating sound experience. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound."
Stay for the whole set, or come and go. This is a casual, inclusive audience.

Ganeshan has performed widely in the Bay Area since 2004, including at SFMOMA, SFJAZZ, the Asian Art Museum, Hertz Hall at UC Berkeley. He has given workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Stanford Jazz Workshop, as well as guest lectures at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. He is the founder and director of the Sangati Center, a nonprofit chamber music concert series that has hosted more than 400 public chamber concerts in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley since 2006.

Mix & Match Marionettes
with Green Art Workshops

Saturday, August 12 from 1 - 3pm
open to all ages. suggested donation $5

Forage found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancer.

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. Participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. 
Click here to learn more about them.

BAC Professional Practices:
Portfolio Review Day

Sunday, August 13, 11 am – 5 pm
$25 Members / $35 Non-members

Berkeley Art Center in conjunction with representatives from Bay Area galleries, colleges and arts organization will review artist work, offer feedback and answer questions about the professional art world. This is an amazing opportunity for both artists, and local curators and galleries to view and discover new emerging artists. Participants will spend 15 minutes with their reviewer. Bring a laptop to show off your website and images. Don't forget business cards and CVs.

Portfolio Reviewers
Kristen Brehmer, Johansson Projects
Maria Jenson, Executive Director, SOMArts
Lonnie Lee, Curator, Vessel Gallery
Willis Meyers, Co-founder, Aggregate Space Gallery
Donna Napper, Director of Sales, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Maria Porges, artist and writer, is an Associate Professor at CCA
Kara Smith, Assistant Curator, di Rosa
Jan Wurm, Curator, Richmond Art Center


Costumed Life Drawing
with Liv & Chiu art studios

Saturday, August 19 from 2-5pm
$10 BAC Members / $20 Non-members

Join us for a day of fun gesture drawing. Gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to artistically portray them. Costumes add an exciting dimension to a standard figure drawing session. Model and drawing boards provided. Bring your own paper, and drawing tools. 

Space is limited, please reserve in advance.

Annual Exhibition and Art Auction

Saturday, September 2, 6 - 8pm
Free and open to the public

Final bidding takes place Saturday, September 16th at the Main Event

Collect! is our largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Funds from this event directly support our youth and adult classes, artist development workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibitions. This is your chance to support a vital arts organization with 50 years of community service.

This is the place to be and be seen. Get the first look at the auction exhibition and the chance to mingle with the artists. Enjoy specialty cocktails and desserts. Plan your strategy for bidding on your favorite works or take advantage of buy-it-now pricing.