Summer Luncheon: Artist Awards
Welcome to a special event…
A unique gathering to celebrate women in the arts.
Sunday, July 1, 11 am in Live Oak Park
For one special afternoon, the Berkeley Art Center will gather the arts community for a celebratory luncheon to honor three very important artists. Each of them have professional connections with BAC reaching back decades. This diverse group of women demonstrate the best of what we do as a community arts center - provide space for artists to tell their stories, to develop their craft, and extend their message to the greatest audience imaginable. We ask you to join us in honoring their success and help us mentor the next generation. With your support, the young artists of today will become our honorees of the future.
ABOUT THE HONOREES
Judy Dater is a photographer who has lived in and worked in the Bay Area most of her life, and has exhibited and lectured at Berkeley Art Center. Dater is best known for her portraits, nudes, and self-portraits. A five-decade retrospective of her work "Only Human" is currently on view at the deYoung Museum, celebrating her achievement as a pioneering figure in 1970s feminist art. Dater has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowments for the Arts.
Mildred Howard is an installation artist and sculptor who was raised in Berkeley and received her MFA from John F. Kennedy University. She had a solo exhibition at BAC in 1997 and an official day named in her honor by the mayor of Berkeley. She has won numerous awards such as two Rockefeller fellowships, the NEA fellowship in sculpture, and the Joan Mitchell award. Howard is also included in many museums such as the deYoung Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.
Hung Liu is a painter who has was born in China but has lived and worked most of her artistic career in the Bay Area, and has participated in many exhibitions at Berkeley Art Center. She is best known for her epic narrative canvases of layered brushstrokes and drips of linseed oil. Liu has received the Joan Mitchell Fellowship and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was recent solo shows at Kala Art Institute and SFMOMA.
Honorees: Judy Dater, Mildred Howard, and Hung Liu
Featured Artist: Lava Thomas
Host Committee: Paul Bontekoe, Marna Clark, Bean Finneran, Maria Jenson, Jeff Kelley, Miriah Nielson, Dennis Markham, Sam Perry, Anthony Pinata, Myisha Proctor, Fanny Singer, Jeffrey Spahn, Marianna Stark, Alta Tingle, Sandy Wolfe.