kala art institute
Kala's 2015 Spring Gala and Auction

Auction Rules

Fresh & Local! Kala’s 2015 Spring Gala and Auction

Kala Art Institute invites you to join us for Fresh & Local!, an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.
Fresh & Local! Kala's 2015 Spring Gala and Auction opens with a two-week exhibition featuring a ripe assortment of inventive, captivating art made here and now in the Bay Area. It culminates the night of Saturday, April 25 with a lively Gala Auction of all the work on view. Hosted by our Honorary Chair, community visionary and founder of Heyday Books, Malcolm Margolin, Fresh & Local! features artworks by over 100 talented artists, and unique art-related items, local treasures, and experiences offered through both live and silent auctions. Celebrity chef Narsai David will return as Master of Ceremonies and Wes Sparling of Bonham's as our auctioneer. We are thrilled this year to honor artists Kim Anno and Don & Era Farnsworth as the 2015 recipients of the Kala Master Artist Award.

Auction Exhibition: April 9 – 24, 2015

Preview Party: Thursday, April 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Free Admission
Silent Auction opens.

Auction Gala: Saturday, April 25, 6:30 - 10:00 pm, VIP Cocktail party at Meyer Sound,

Gala Tickets:

By Phone: 510-841-7000, ex 204
By Mail: Send a check to Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
In Person: Kala Gallery

View Auction Items

Thank you to our sponsors:

Event Sponsors
Bayer Healthcare
DHR Investment Counsel
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.
Wareham Development

Kava Massih Architects
Minuteman Press
Skidmore-Foster Coal Consulting, LLC

Identigral, Inc.
Mechanics Bank
Oliver & Company
Richard Nagler & Sheila Sosnow
Roger A. Strauch
Gita and Ashok Vaish

Beverage/Food Sponsors
Acme Bread
Berkeley Bowl
Country Cheese Cofee Market
Narsai David
Carol Ladewig & Abbot Bronstein
Flying Noir
Joli Vin
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Monterey Market
Paul Marcus Wines
Standard Fare
Trader Joe's
Trumer Pils
WineWise /The Vienna Wine

Media Sponsors
Berkeley Times

Supporting Galleries/Presses
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Gallery 16
George Krevsky
Hosfelt Gallery
Magnolia Editions
Paulson Bott Press
SLATE Contemporary
Traywick Contemporary

Barbara Anderson Gallery & Framing
North Berkeley Frame
Sterling Art Services
Studio Frameworks
The Framers Workshop

Master of Ceremonies
Narsai David

Wes Sparling

Food by
Grace Street Catering

Music by
DJ Sam Swig
Oakland Based DJ affiliated with the International Freakout a Gogo (last Wednesday, Make Out Room 22nd @ Mission, SF)

Bayer Healthcare       DHR Investment Counsel

Meyer Sound


Minuteman Press    Kava Massih Architects

Oliver and company    identigral

Mechanics Bank         Flying Noir

Paul Marcus Wines
            Tumer Pils

WineWise /The Vienna Wine Company     standard fare    

trader joe's      Kermit Lynch

Acme Bread       Country Cheese

Joli Vin       Berkeley Bowl      

Berkeley Times

Grace Street Catering

Participating Artists

Mari Andrews
Kim Anno
Gale Antokal
Miguel A. Aragón
Johnna Arnold
Alice Beasley
Lisa Bostwick
Valerie Britton
Donna Brookman
Jamie Brunson
Brian Caraway
Pauletta Chanco
Randy Colosky
Sofia Cordova
Binh Danh
Julia Davis-Lucey
Robin Denevan
Christel Dillbohner
Werner Drewes
Rae Dunn
Jessica Dunne
Claire Falkenstein
Don & Era Farnsworth
Kenny Feldsott
Caio Fonseca
Barbara Foster
Bernadette Frank
Nancy Genn
Renee Gertler
Sheila Ghidini
Doug Glovaski
Veronica Graham
Richelle Gribble
Jane Hambleton
Bruce Hasson
Taro Hattori
Ellen Heck
Taraneh Hemami
Amy Ho
Nif Hodgson
Archana Horsting


Randy Hussong
Joel Isaacson
Kevan Jenson
Maya Kabat
Sherry Karver
Andrzej Michael Karwacki
Max Kellenberger
George Kellogg
Jennifer Kent
Sarah Klein
Naomie Kremer
Jenna Kuiper
Carol Ladewig
Eric Larson
Carol Lefkowitz
Heike Liss
Hung Liu
Colette Lumiere  
Cybele Lyle
Alan Magee
Kara Maria
Vanessa Marsh
Susan Martin
Susan Matthews
Daniel McClain
Erin McGuiness
Jim Melchert
Masako Miki
Richard Misrach
Arthur Monroe
Ranu Mukherjee
Michelle Murillo
Richard Nagler
Yuzo Nakano
Kenji Nanao
Keiko Nelson
Jane Norling
Deborah O'Grady
Stas Orlovski
Ulrike Palmbach

Francesca Pastine
Laura Paulini
Nora Pauwels
Emily Payne
James Sterling Pitt
Steuart Pittman
Maria Porges
Carissa Potter
Mel Prest
Lucy Puls
Tricia Rissman
Jenny L Robinson
Leah Rosenberg
Diane Rosenblum
Danila Rumold
Deborah Salomon
Unai San Martin
Thea Schrack
Linda Simmel
Joe Slusky
Jeff Snell
Sylvia Solochek Walters
Lisa Solomon
Rafael Soyer
Youngsuk Suh
Seiko Tachibana
Patricia Thomas
Jean Tinguely
Hiroko To
Theodora Varnay Jones
Richard Wagener
Sandy Walker
Kazuko Watanabe
Ann Weber
Donna Westerman
Heather Wilcoxon
William Wiley
Elizabeth Williams
Lena Wolff
Imin Yeh
and more

Other Auction Items

Art Experiences:
Private tour of Crown Point Press with Kathan Brown
Private class at the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts with Karin Breuer
Tour of Peter Selz's art collection, Food by Gregoire’s Restaurant
Wine tutorial and tasting with WineWise /The Vienna Wine Company

Wines and Spirits:
Fine and delectable spirits from St George Spirits

Tickets/Memberships from: California Shakespeare Theater, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Fine Arts Museums SF (DeYoung/Legion of Honor), Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, SFMOMA

Gifts from: Atlier Dion, Plantillo

Gift Certificates from: 900 Grayson, Boot & Shoe Service, Bucci’s, Chez Panisse, Greens Restaurant, Homestead, Juhu Beach Club, Mint Leaf Restaurant, Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant, Riva Cucina, Penrose, Pizzaiolo

Gift Certificates from other businesses: The Gardener, Hiromi Paper, Levi's, MAC: Modern Appealing Clothing, Pavé Fine Jewelry Design

and more


View Auction Items

$75 in advance
$100 at the door
$150 VIP Ticket, includes Meyer Sound Cocktail Party
$250 Patron Membership receives two tickets and VIP Meyer Sound Cocktail Party

Honorary Co-chair
Malcolm Margolin
, founder of Heyday Books

Honored artists
Kim Anno
Don & Era Farnsworth

Honorary Advisory Committee

Barbara Anderson
Stephen Beal
Chandra Cerrito
Randy Colosky
Jack Fischer
Eleanor Harwood
Kimberly Johansson
Jeff Kelley & Hung Liu
Jody Brunk Knowlton
Julia Marshall & Leonard Hunter
Jim Melchert
Pam Paulson & Renee Bott
Katrina Traywick

Auction Committee

Sue Kubly
Board Co-Chair

Perrin Meyer
Board Co-Chair

Peter Selz
Board Co-Chair

Nathaniel Anderson
Amanda Curreri
Jamila Dunn
Cindy Gieng
Archana Horsting
Mayumi Hamanaka
Ellen Lake
Emily Payne
Marcia Tanner
Deborah Volk
Andrea Voinot
Sylvia Solochek Walters

Marjorie Randell-Silver, Copper Leaf Productions