Art Kala 2017
Apr. 22, 2017, 07:00 am
Berkeley, CA – Kala Art Institute announces Art|Kala 2017, our annual fundraiser and art auction coming up Saturday, April 22 from 7-10 pm at the Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702.
Support Kala: Navigating the current political and funding landscape can be challenging. We recognize this is an important time for communities to come together, support one another, embrace resiliency, and celebrate creativity. We invite you to join us at the Kala auction to celebrate the creative spirit and raise critical support for Kala’s arts and education programs.
Art | Kala 2017 opens with a free, fun, and family-friendly preview party at the gallery from 6-9 pm Thursday, April 6th followed by a two-week-long exhibition featuring over 100 artists and celebrating the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. Early birds can view auction items in advance here and make pre-emptive bids. The two week-long exhibition culminates in a rousing auction and gala benefit for Kala on April 22, 2017.
Participating artists include Enrique Chagoya, Binh Danh, Amy Ellingson, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Caio Fonseca, Don Ed Hardy, Cynthia Ona Innis, Hung Liu, Kara Maria, Kelly Ording, Martin Puryear, Ann Weber, William Wiley, and more. Browse the complete list here.
Tickets for the gala auction on the night of Saturday, April 22 include a bid number for both live and silent auctions, delicious food by California Rose, copious wine, music, and a dazzling variety of artwork for every taste and budget. VIP ticket holders will enjoy pre-auction cocktails at the Kala gallery.
Mary Austin, co-founder of San Francisco Center for the Book and Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive – one of the largest libraries in the world, will host the auction as Honorary Chairs. This year we are honoring two pairs of dynamic artist duos, Miriam Klein Stahl & Lena Wolff and Barbara Foster & Jack Stone as the 2017 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award, joining previous honorees Renee Bott & Pam Paulson/Paulson Bott Press, John DeMerritt & Nora Pauwels, Kim Anno, Don & Era Farnsworth, Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, Livia Stein, Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Jim Melchert, Hung Liu, Deborah Oropallo, Enrique Chagoya, and Rupert Garcia.