Kala Art Institute invites you to join us for Art | Kala 2017 an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

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. Art | Kala 2017 opens with a two-week exhibition featuring inventive, contemporary art made here and now in the Bay Area. It culminates the night of Saturday, April 22 with a lively Gala Auction of all the work on view.

Art | Kala 2017 features artworks by over 100 talented artists, and unique art-related items, local treasures, and experiences offered through both live and silent auctions. We are thrilled to honor beloved Kala artists and educators, Miriam Klein Stahl & Lena Wolff and Barbara Foster & Jack Stone as the 2017 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award.

Preview Party: Thursday, April 6, 6-9 pm, free admission
Exhibition: April 6 – April 22, 2016, free admission
Gala Auction: Saturday, April 22, 6-7pm (VIP cocktails), 7-10 pm (General admission)



Gallery Location: 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 549-841-7000
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday, 12-4:30pm


Honorary Chairs
Mary Austin, San Francisco Center for the Book and Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive

Honorary Advisory Committee
Barbara Anderson, Kim Anno, Stephen Beal, Drew Bennett, Kevin B. Chen, Chandra Cerrito, Randy Colosky, Don & Era Farnsworth, Jack Fischer, Kimberly Johansson, Jeff Kelley & Hung Liu, Jody Brunk Knowlton, Julia Marshall & Leonard Hunter, Jim Melchert, Bettina Stiewe, Marcia Tanner, Katrina Traywick

Auction Committee
Perrin Meyer, Board Co-Chair
Peter Selz, Board Co-Chair
Sylvia Solochek Walters, Board Co-Chair

Nathaniel Anderson, Jamila Dunn, Ben Engle, Mayumi Hamanaka, Archana Horsting, Amber Hoy, Joy Knott, Carol Ladewig, Ellen Lake, Liz Moser, Alice Wu, Jon Zax

Marjorie Randell-Silver, Copper Leaf Productions

Food by
California Rose

Music by
Robin Applewood

Participating Artists
Mari Andrews
Gale Antokal
Miguel A. Aragon
Lynn Beldner
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo
Noah Breuer
Steve Briscoe
Donna Brookman
Janine Brown
Jamie Brunson
Craig Calderwood
Enrique Chagoya
Randy Colosky
Modesto Covarrubias
Binh Danh
Leeza Doreian
Holly Downing
Jessica Dunne
Amy Ellingson
Ben Engle
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein
Caio Fonseca
Barbara Foster
Jen Garrido
Ewa Gavrielov
Adam Gerlach
Sheila Ghidini
Paul D. Gibson
Doug Glovaski
Emily Gui
Don Ed Hardy
Michael Hall
Jane Hambleton
Jeffrey Hantman
Bruce Hasson
Taro Hattori
Ellen Heck
Jamil Hellu
Adrienne Heloise
Nif Hodgson
Melissa Holden
Ann Holsberry
Archana Horsting
Cynthia Ona Innis
Victoria Jang
Kevan Jenson
Hiroyo Kaneko
Pantea Karimi
Sherry Karver
Jenifer Kent
Sarah Klein
Kate Klingbeil
Carol Ladewig
Eric Larson
Jimin Lee
Ellen Little
Hung Liu
Julia Lucey
Monica Lundy
Cybele Lyle
Kara Maria
Mary Marsh
Vanessa Marsh
Daniel McClain
Robin McClosky
Jim Melchert
Masako Miki
Nancy Mintz
Sarah Morrison
Michelle Murillo
Gary Nakamoto
Yuzo Nakano
Ali Naschke-Messing
Ramekon O’Arwisters
Kelly Ording
Nora Pauwels
Emily Payne
Steuart Pittman
Carissa Potter
Lucy Puls
Martin Puryear
Andrea Rich
Jenny Robinson
Bryan Rogers
Leah Rosenberg
Blaise Rosenthal
Byron Ryono
Deborah Salomon
Leslie Samson-Tabakin
Unai San Martin
Zachary Royer Scholz
Linda Simmel
Robynn Smith
Lisa Solomon
Miriam Stahl
Livia Stein
Jack Stone
Seiko Tachibana
Gail Tarantino
Frances Valesco
Richard Wagener
Victoria Wagner
Beth Waldman
Sandy Walker
Lexa Walsh
Sylvia Solochek Walters
Katherine Warinner
Kazuko Watanabe
Ann Weber
Mary Hull Webster
Donna Westerman
Jenifer Wofford
William Wiley
Lena Wolff
Christine Wong Yap
John Wood