Art Kala 2023 Auction Benefit

Art Kala 2023 Exhibition and Auction Benefit
Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, May 13, 2023
Browse, Bid and Buy Tickets –

Kala Art Institute and Honorary Chair Jules Roman, Co-founder and longtime CEO (now retired) of Tippett Studio, VFX and animation company in Berkeley, invite you to join us for Art Kala 2023, an exhibition, auction, and benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs. 

 Celebrating Kala’s 49th year, Art Kala 2023  brings together Kala’s creative community and features the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. We are thrilled this year to celebrate Pantea Karimi, Gregory Rick, and Jos Sances as the 2023 honored artists. 

March 30 – May 13, 2023

Preview Party – Thursday, March 30, 6-9pm
Join us for a free, family friendly kick off party in the Kala gallery to connect with friends and get the bidding started.

Closing Party w/ live auction and short program – Saturday, May 13, 6-9pm
Purchase a Patron Membership for $300 and receive two tickets to the closing party with food, drinks, music, live and silent auction, and a short program honoring Pantea Karimi, Gregory Rick, and Jos Sances. Purchase a single VIP ticket for $150 and receive one ticket to the closing party and a limited edition Pavel Acevedo print.

Purchase Tickets –

$300 Patron Membership
$150 VIP Ticket
$100 Closing Party Ticket
$75 Closing Party Artist Ticket

Location and Gallery Hours
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, Gallery hours are Tues-Fri, 12-5pm

Honorary Auction Committee: Barbara Anderson, Kim Anno, Mayor Jesse Arreguin, City of Berkeley, Brock Brake, Inge Bruggeman, Demetri Broxton, Chandra Cerrito, Kevin Chen, Randy Colosky, Era & Don Farnsworth, Jack Fischer, Sophie Hahn: Berkeley City Council District 5, Eleanor Harwood, Mildred Howard, Kerri Hurtado, Kimberly Johansson, Sharon Jue, Jeff Kelley, Jody Knowlton, Walter Maciel, Julie McCray, PC Muñoz, Richard Nagler, Emily Pilloton, Kathryn Reasoner, Jane Springwater, Jeremy Stone, Patricia Sweetow, Marcia Tanner, Terry Taplin: Berkeley City Council District 2, Katrina Traywick, Andrea Voinot, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Gordon Yamate 

Auction Committee: Perrin Meyer, Board Co-Chair, Amrita Singhal, Board Co-Chair, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Board Co-Chair, Trudy Barnes, Mayumi Hamanaka, Jun Igarashi. Cynthia Ona Innis, Ellen Lake, Manny Lopez, Leyla Rzayeva, Ronnie Sampson, Alice Wu

For more information about art and the silent and live auction, visit: 

Other Ways to Support the Auction
To donate directly to Kala, click here.

Auction Sponsorship
Thank you to our event sponsors! This list is growing weekly and we really appreciate your support. To learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, email or download sponsorship info here.

You can also sponsor the auction through the purchase tickets button on

Wareham Development/Richard K. Robbins

Arts Advocate
DHR Investment Counsel Ltd/Schultz Collins Investment Counsel

Bruce Helmberger  & Barbara Kuecker
European Sleep Works
Mechanics Bank
Richard Nagler & Sheila Sosnow
Tom & Carol Foster

Jane and Richard Springwater
Meyer Sound
Oliver & Company
The Green Cities Company

Alternative Technologies
Amrita Singhal & Michael Tubach
Archana Horsting
Ashby Lumber
Jules Roman
Kava Massih Architects
Keene Builders, Inc.
LPC Real Estate Corp
Minuteman Press
NIAD Art Center
Noll & Tam Architects
Red Oak Realty/Ruth Goldstone
Sophie Hahn

Coming soon – Art, Experiences, and other silent and live auction items!