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Press Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator , (510) 981-7533

Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Art Exhibition 2007-2008

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, July 03, 2007) - Berkeley artists are invited to apply for the juried Civic Center Art Show for 2007-2008. Approximately 30 Berkeley artists will be chosen to have their work shown on all five floors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center., and a cash stipend will be given to each accepted artist.

The “Call for Artists” will be mailed to artists on the Civic Arts Program mailing list and will be available for pickup at the Berkeley Public Library, Senior Centers, the Berkeley Art Center and at the Kala Art Institute starting on Monday, July 9, 2007. It can also be found on the City of Berkeley web site at the address below.

The artworks will be selected through a juried process. Over 500 slide entries were viewed for the last show. Jurors for this year’s show will include the Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center, the Executive Director of Kala Art Institute, and an in-house advisery panel representing the City Manager’s Office, the Mayor’s Office, the Department Directors, City staff and the Civic Arts Commission. The mediums for the artworks will range from works on paper to mixed media and sculpture.

The Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition 2007-2008 is a public art project of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission in collaboration with Berkeley Art Center and Kala Art Institute. The Civic Center Art Exhibition 2007-2008 celebrates the diversity and richness of the visual arts within Berkeley. 

There will be a Curators’ Statement, a List of Works and Artists, and photos of the artwork will be available for viewing on the Civic Arts website. A reception for the artists and their friends and family will also take place.

Images of the 2006-2007 show can be seen at: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/civicarts/publicart.htm Please scroll down to the Public Art Galleries for images of all the artists’ work.

For more information about this exhibition please visit the Civic Arts web page or contact Jill Berk Jiminez, Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center at (510)-644-6893, Archana Horsting, Executive Director of Kala Art Instisute at (510)-549-2977, Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533 or Charlotte Fredriksen at (510) 981-7539. This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and open to the public during normal business hours.


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