Jim Melchert in the studio

Jim Melchert in the studio

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to honor Bay Area arts icon Jim Melchert at our 2019 Artist Award Luncheon. It was a perfect summer day in Live Oak Park as we celebrated with Honorary Event Chair Ann Hatch, our wonderful Host Committee, featured speaker Jock Reynolds, and a sold-out crowd of friends and colleagues.

The City of Berkeley officially proclaimed June 23 as Jim Melchert Day, and artist Gay Outlaw presented Jim with his award — a scarf she knitted with images representing milestones in his life and career. We thank Jim for his boundless creativity and generosity as an artist and teacher who has given so much to the arts in our community and beyond.

Proceeds raised from the event will support Berkeley Art Center’s exhibitions and programs showcasing a diverse slate of local artists. Please add your support with a gift in honor of Jim today.

29 Vertices for Dancing , 2016

29 Vertices for Dancing, 2016

Green Trying Hard to Be Red,  1993

Green Trying Hard to Be Red, 1993

Repair Series , 2003

Repair Series, 2003

The ‘a’ Show , installation shot, 1970

The ‘a’ Show, installation shot, 1970

Our deepest gratitude to the generous donors and members who keep our community strong.

* July 5, 2018 -– June 20, 2019

California Arts Council
City of Berkeley
Ann Hatch
Dennis Markham & Modesto Covarrubias
Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar

Mechanics Bank
Russ McClure
Steve & Nancy Oliver
Judd Williams

John Friedman
Dennis Markham
Josh Oliver & Azar Zavaar

Alameda County Arts Commission
Tom Arnold & Natalie Ng
Lowell Brook
Susan Chamberlin
Joyce Cohen
Fleishhacker Foundation
Ed Gilbert
Frederick Hertz
Lynne Horiuchi
Gyongy Laky & Tom Layton
Daniel Nevers & Josh Seelig
Jeffery Spahn & Paul Bontekoe
Marianna Stark & Sam Perry
Roselyn Swig
Walter Toki
Stephen Walrod & Lauren McIntosh
Howard Zee

Keith Alward
Attaboy Studios
Jennifer Brandon
Jessica Cadkin
Marna Clark
Hélène Paulette Côté
Shannon DeJong
Gene Dominique
Lisa Esherick
Margaret Fisher
John Friedman
Laili Gohartaj
Richard Harris
Shawn HibmaCronan
Leonard Hunter
Janet Koike
Lynn Landor
Hung liu & Jeff Kelley
Jim Melchert
Margaret O’Connor
Gary Parsons
Henry Parsons
Lawrence Rinder
Susan & Robert Roth
Kent & Susan Seelig
Nancy & Steve Selvin
Elizabeth Sher
Robert Shimshak
Joseph Slusky & Katie Hawkinson
John Toki & Pam Stefl Toki
James Treacy
Griff Williams

Alice Beasley
Alan Cadkin
Laurence Elias
Nicholas Elster
Stephanie Hanor
Karin Hibma
John Holzrichter
Leah Levy
Leslie A. Levy
Theodore Lillie & Tracy Ginsberg
Susan Klee
Don & Mara Melandry
Kathryn Reasoner
Sabine Reckewell & Stephan Whisler
Richard Reisman
Nancy Servis
Sandy Simon & Bob Brady
Kristiane Skolman
David Snippen
Beverley Talbott
Brady Thomas
Kartina Traywick
Lamia Wahba

Acrobat Winery
Banshee Wines
Blow Up Lab
Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Gary Parsons Architect
Studio 1500