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Opening Reception
HERE: Part 1

Saturday, December 15, 6pm–8pm

Free and Open to the Public

Join us for the opening reception of HERE, our annual celebration of BAC’s artist-members, who form the foundation of a deep and rich art community in Berkeley and throughout the East Bay. Working in all media at all levels of experience, their diverse talents are showcased in this salon-style exhibition through the presentation of small works.

Underwriting for opening receptions generously provided by Mechanics Bank.


Opening Reception
HERE: Part 2
Juried by Walter Maciel

Saturday, February 2, 6pm–8pm

Free and Open to the Public

Underwriting for opening receptions generously provided by Mechanics Bank.


The New Rules for Working with Galleries: Insights from Walter Maciel

Sunday, February 3, 1pm–3pm

$20 BAC Members/$30 Nonmembers

Priority registration for current BAC members now open.

General registration opens January 3.


In this professional development workshop for artists, Los Angeles–based gallerist Walter Maciel will discuss evolving changes in the art world and their impact on the working relationship between contemporary gallerists and artists. The workshop will address the different ways artists’ work can be introduced to a gallerist, as well as the challenges galleries face in representing emerging artists as they build their careers.

In an informal and interactive setting, we will discuss opinions on participating in art fairs, the importance of showing your work to a broader audience, changes in gallery attendance brought on by social media, and challenges that affect the current role of a gallery space.

Maciel is this year’s guest juror for HERE, BAC’s annual members’ exhibition. From nearly 200 works on display in the first part of the show, he will select artists to be included in Part 2.

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Maciel’s career has spanned Northern and Southern California for more than two decades. After serving as gallery director for two prominent Bay Area galleries, he opened Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City in 2006.

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 Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City.

Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City.