Kala Art Institute

2990 San Pablo Avenue
510-549-2977

Mission :

Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

The heart of Kala’s mission as a vital, California art-making hub is supporting artists and engaging the community. Kala offers professional facilities to those working in and across print and digital media, new media, and performance. Artists at Kala are encouraged to work across disciplines, produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras. Kala offers access to equipment, time, and space to cultivate creative projects. Kala’s studios provide tools for printmaking, photography, video, performance, installation, and digital media. Kala fosters a fresh approach to experimentation, as artists investigate the interface of digital work, work made by hand, work made in the studio, performance-based work that engages the community and everything in between. A spirit of exchange and education is nurtured through all Kala’s community programs.

Kala’s creative community builds bridges between the intense art-making environment of the Kala studios, located in the historic Heinz ketchup factory in Berkeley and life outside the studio in Kala’s immediate neighborhood and far beyond. Additionally, Kala is committed to offering quality art education to the general public and public school children through its on-site program of classes and workshops, summer programs and its Artists-in-Schools program, established in 1991, providing multiple-week artist-led instruction to students in neighboring East Bay public schools.


Upcoming Events at Kala Art Institute

Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Family Art Day: After School Studio Preview

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kala Art Gallery
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Portraiture

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kala Art Institute Studio
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Exhibition - Residency Projects: New Work

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Portraiture

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kala Art Institute Studio
Berkeley, CA
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Oliver Ranch Tour

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Kala Art Gallery
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Portraiture

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kala Art Institute Studio
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Create, Collect And Collage

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Create, Collect And Collage

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Saturday Teen Studio - Create, Collect And Collage

Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Berkeley, CA
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Recent News

Kala is Hiring!

Our beloved Education Director, Jamila Dunn, and Digital Media Manager, Jon Zax are moving on from their positions at Kala to explore the next creative chapters in their lives. We will miss working with them in their current capacities and are…

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Youth Academic Year Programs Now Enrolling For 2019-2020, Airapplication Deadline And Adult Classes

After School Studio Trial days available now through June 13. Sign up here. Join Kala’s After School Studio for fun art making throughout the school year! Designed for artists in grades TK-5 Tuesdays & Thursdays from…

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Exhibition: Print Public 2018-2019

Kala Gallery is proud to present Print Public, featuring new work by 2018-2019 Print Public Residency artists: Christy Chan, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Grace Rosario Perkins, Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari, t.w.five and Lexa Walsh. Through…

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Kala Art Institute News: February 28, 2019

Lexa Walsh's San Pablo CookbookKala's Print Public artist Lexa Walsh is collecting recipes--sets of instructions for virtually anything--to be printed and bound into a cookbook.The San Pablo Community Cookbook is a portrait of the workforce along…

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Kala Art Institute News: February 14, 2019

Camp Sale Ends Soon! Our camps for emerging artists (ages 5-10) are almost full. Grab one of the last spots before our sale ends March 1.Workshops for Teen ArtistsWe have several new workshops for 11-17 year olds. During the summer dive into…

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Kala Art Institute News - December 25, 2018

Happy Holidays to You! We wish you all a joyous, peaceful, and creative holiday season! Thank you for supporting Kala's cultural programs and providing new opportunities for artists and the community. Wishing you the best in the New Year! The…

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Kala Art Institute News - December 20, 2018

Happy Holidays! Thank you to all who have generously contributed during this giving season to Kala's annual fund, supporting Kala's resilient, passionate and creative community. We have 11 days left to raise $16,000 to reach our $60,000 year-end…

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Kala Art Institute News - December 13, 2018

Summer Youth Arts Program: We've streamlined age groups and added more programming so that your kids can and settle into the Kala studios for a summer of art making fun! Enrollment is open for 2019! New Adult Classes Now on Sale!All 2019 Adult…

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A Message of Gratitude from Kala's Executive Director

Thank you for your belief in what we do at Kala and for your support and generosity as we continue to develop as an arts organization.As I reflect on 2018, I feel a sense of deep gratitude for Kala’s community and extraordinary creativity. You…

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Kala Art Institute News: November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Gallery Closed from Nov. 22-26In this season of gratitude, we want to give a big thank you to our wonderful community, our amazing staff and all the artists working so hard in our studio!We hope everyone has a happy and safe…

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Call for Artists: Berkeley Civic Center Exhibition 2019-2020

Are you an artist who lives or works in Berkeley?The Civic Arts Commission and the Civic Arts Program are now accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 Berkeley Civic Center Exhibition. This annual exhibition is produced through a collaboration…

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Kala Art Institute News: November 1, 2018

Saturday Teen Studio Art ProgramJoin Kala’s Saturday Teen Studio Art program for skill-based art making during the academic year!Designed for artists in grades 6-12Saturdays from 10am-12pm in the Kala Gallery ClassroomSession 1: Jan 12, 19,…

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Kala Art Institute News: October 5, 2018

We Couldn't Have Done It Without YouThank you - we did it!With your help we came together as a community to reach our fundraising goals for Kala's current fiscal year. Our love and appreciation goes out to each of you. Here's to nurturing the…

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Just $1,219 Away From the Finish Line, and 8 Can't-Miss Fall Classes

Help Support Kala Today! We're so close! We have $1,219 to raise in the next 4 days to reach our fundraising goal for Kala's fiscal year ending September 30th. Love and gratitude for all those who have gotten us this far. To help Kala cross the…

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Kala Art Institute News: September 20, 2018

Support Kala Before Sept 30th:We truly love and appreciate the Kala community! Special thanks to all those who have donated this year to keep the creativity flowing at Kala.Kala's goal is to raise $60,000 by September 30th - the end of our fiscal…

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Kala Art Institute News: September 13, 2018

After School Studio Begins Our new after school enrichment program kicked off this week, and our first session was a blast! Enrollment for the 2018-2019 session is still open. Your young artist will enjoy skill-based instruction in a variety of…

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Kala Art Institute News: September 5, 2018

Family Art Making Workshop This SaturdayMake art with your family and enjoy the Kala experience!Join us Saturday, September 8 for a fun Family Art Making workshop at Kala. All ages are welcome. Materials provided.Please arrive on time as this is a…

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Kala Art Institute News: August 22, 2018

New Normal / Old Normal Performance & Panel DiscussionPerformance & Panel DiscussionKala Art Institute is excited to present New Normal / Old Normal, a performance and panel discussion on Thursday, September 6 at 7pm. Artist Christy Chan…

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Kala Art Institute News: August 14, 2018

Veterans Residency Deadline: 8/31!Image: Letterpress print on handmade combat paper from military uniforms. The print was made in collaboration with fellow veteran artists Amber Hoy and Drew Cameron at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.Kala…

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Kala Art Institute News: August 9 2018

New After School Studio ProgramJoin Kala's After School Studio For Fun art Making Throughout the Academic Year!Enrollment open for 2018-2019!Kala is excited to announce that we are now offering an after school enrichment program in our San Pablo…

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Kala Announces its Veterans Residency Program for 2018-2019

Kala Veterans Residency Program will provide four California Veteran artists with a residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s technical facilities. Veteran artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media,…

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Kala Announces its 2018-2019 Fellowship Artists and Parent Artist Residency Awards Recipients

We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 Fellowship Artists and Parent Artist Residency Awards Recipients.Fellowship Artists- Dahn Gim- Malisa Namsirichai Humphrey- Pascaline Knight- Yen-Hua Lee- Mary V Marsh- Keith SecolaParent Artist Residency…

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Kala Art Institute News: July 04, 2018

AIR Deadline Coming Up!Don't Wait, Applications Are Due July 15Artists interested in becoming a part of the Kala community through the Artist-In-Residence program can apply online.At Kala, Artists-In-Residence (AIRs) work in a productive and…

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Kala Art Institute News: June 29, 2018

Last Chance for Early Bird Discount. Sale ends July 1. Sign up for new 2018 classes now!Upcoming ClassesMonotype  and BeyondSaturday, Sunday: July 7-8Learn moreCollagraphs With CarborundumThursdays, August 2-23Learn moreIntermediate…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 20, 2018

Adult ClassesFeatured ClassMokuhanga 1 introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, ukiyo-e technique. Participants will learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper.…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 13, 2018

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Kala Art Institute News - EU General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25, 2018. You are receiving this email because you are currently on our mailing list and we would like to continue sharing information about Kala's programs with you in the future. In…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 22, 2018

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Kala Art Institute News - May 15, 2018

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Kala Fellowships Awarded for 2017 - 2018

Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 fellows. The 2017 Fellowship competition was juried by a Kala Selection Committee that includes one Fellowship alumni artist, Jamil Hellu and one invited arts professional, Sage Perrott. We…

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Apply for the Kala Fellowship Award 2017-2018

The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography,…

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Kala Art Institute's Featured Camps and Classes

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Space Still Available at Camp Kala 2017

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Statement on the Proposed Defunding of the NEA, NEH, and IMLS

the Trump administration announced their proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public…

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Camp Kala Registration Open for 2017

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Kala Art Institute News - February 8, 2017

Print Public 2016-2017Kala Gallery is proud to present Print Public, featuring new work by 2016-2017 Print Public Residency artists: Drew Cameron, Mildred Howard, marksearch (Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas), Ramekon O'Arwisters, Kelly Ording and Jet…

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Kala's 6th Biennial Codex Book Fair and Symposium

We will be presenting books, portfolios and prints by Kim Anno, Kathy Aoki, Elizabeth Boyne, Drew Cameron, Amanda Curreri, Holly Downing, Ben Engle, Beth Fein, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Barbara Foster, Veronica Graham, Ellen Heck, Nif Hodgson, Max…

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Kala Art Institute News - January 31, 2017

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Kala Art Institute News - January 10, 2017

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Kala Art Institute News - November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Break Hours at Kala:Happy Thanksgiving! We're sending our love and appreciation to each of you for your creative energy and spirit, each contributing to Kala in unique ways. Thank you for being a part of Kala's creative community.The…

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Kala Art Institute News - November 9, 2016

Moving Forward - Here's to Art and CreativityThis has been a stressful election season and we now feel, more strongly than ever, that art and creativity will help us move forward. As we saw on Fred Frith's Facebook feed this morning, "Greetings my…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 31, 2016

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Kala Art Institute News - August 17, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Kala Welcomes Amber Hoy as the new Artist Programs ManagerWe are very excited to announce Amber Hoy's new role at Kala as Artist Programs Manager. Amber Hoy is an artist based in Emeryville, CA. Amber moved to California recently…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 7, 2016

Kala 2016 Fellowship AwardsApplication guidelines are now online for the Kala Art Institute 2016 Fellowship Awards. An international competition, the fellowship award is open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 2, 2016

Artist Opportunities at KalaKala 2016 Fellowship AwardsApplication guidelines are now online for the Kala Art Institute 2016 Fellowship Awards. An international competition, the fellowship award is open to artists from the U.S. and around the world.…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 11, 2016

Artist Opportunities at KalaKala 2016 Fellowship AwardsApplication guidelines are now online for the Kala Art Institute 2016 Fellowship Awards. An international competition, the fellowship award is open to artists from the U.S. and around the world.…

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East Bay Gives is Extended To Support Kala

Kala is participating this year in East Bay Gives and with a few technical difficulties on their site on May 3rd, the online giving deadline is extended to Wednesday, May 4th, 11:59 pm. Sorry for the frustration this caused. Let's engage and persist…

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Kala Art Institute News - April 27, 2016

Kala Gallery at Art Market San Francisco, Booth 427, April 27 - May 1, 2016Kala invites you to come visit us at Art Market San Francisco (Booth 427) featuring work by Enrique Chagoya, Stella Ebner, Uani San Martin, Daniel McClain, Gary Nakamoto,…

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Fermata : Exhibition Opportunity at Kala Gallery

Kala Gallery announces Fermata, a call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media. Fermata seeks artists who explore the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes, such as…

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Kala Art Institute News - March 17, 2016

Experimental Screenprint (4 classes)Thursdays, March 31, April 7, 14 & 21 from 6:30-9:30pmVeronica GrahamTuition: $275$25 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of classScreenprinting is an extremely versatile process that is…

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Kala Art Institute News - February 18, 2016

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Kala Art Institute News - January 21, 2016

Classes starting soon! Enroll Today! We've got a fresh new batch of classes on offer in 2016 with some old favorites and some exciting new additions. Hope to see you in the printshop soon!Oil Painting (4 classes)Jill McLennanTuesdays, February 23,…

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Kala Art Institute News - Classes to Look Forward to in the New Year!

We've got a fresh new batch of classes on offer in 2016 with some old favorites and some exciting new additions. Hope to see you in the printshop soon!Introduction to PrintmakingTomoko MurakamiTuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23,…

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Kala Art Institute News - December 2, 2015

2016 Adult Classes and Camp Kala are now enrolling! Check out our new classes! Enroll Today for discounts through December 31!Enroll NowExhibition - Voices October 22 - December 5, 2015LocationKala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA…

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Kala Art Institute News - October 1, 2015

2015 Berkeley Community Fund Honors Archana Horsting With The Distinguished Wheeler AwardJoin the Berkeley Community Fund on Thursday, October 8 to honor Archana Horsting, co-founder and executive director of Kala Art Institute, with the 2015…

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Exhibition: West of the Sun

Miguel AragónFelipe CastelblancoLea CeteraSofia CórdovaAlinka EcheverriaRichelle GribbleZohra OpokuMaiko SuganoRodrigo Valenzuela Kala Gallery is proud to present West of the Sun,featuring new work by 2014-2015 Kala Fellowship artists. The…

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Kala Art Institute News - September 3, 2015

New Roof for the Kala Studio, Your Support Now NeededThis summer Kala got a new roof! This is good news if it ever rains again.The studio was unusable for the whole month of August and this impacted our regular earned income. We're grateful our…

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Voices - Exhibition Opportunity at Kala Gallery

Kala Gallery announces Voices a call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media. Voices seeks work by artists who explore the idea and action of making sounds from a wide range of perspectives. The voice consists of sounds and…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 17, 2015

STOP & GO: Made From ScratchAn evening of Stop-Motion Animation & Food PairingsScreening at Kala Art Institute, September 19, 2015 at 7:30 pmStop & Go: Made From Scratch offers a delicious suite of animations in a variety of impressions…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 8, 2015

Voices -Exhibition Opportunity at Kala Gallery Exhibition Dates: October 22 - December 5, 2015 Application Deadline: Sept 11, 2015 Eligibility: Open to artists working in all media Gallery Location: Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 5, 2015

Kala's Artists-in-Schools program benefits from Whole Foods Berkeley Nickles for Nonprofits ProgramBring your reusable bags, shop at Whole Foods Market Berkeley (Telegraph and Ashby Store), and donate your bag credit to Kala's Artists-in-Schools…

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Kala Art Institute News - July 29, 2015

Kala is Among 69 NEA Our Town Award Recipients!National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million through the Our Town program's fifth year of funding. Kala Art Institute is honored to be…

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Kala Art Institute News - July 22, 2015

Donut Talks at Kala- Fellowship Artist Zohra OpokuMasqueradeA Reading and Disc ussion with Fellowship Artist Zohra OpokuOpening Reception: Saturday, July 25 11:30am-1pmGallery Address: 2990 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702 Related Events:…

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Kala Art Institute News - July 15, 2015

West of the Sun, New Exhibition Opening on Thursday, July 16, Reception 6:30-8:30pm West of the Sun Residency Projects: New Work by 2014-2015 Kala Fellows Artists: Miguel Aragón, Felipe Castelblanco, Lea Cetera, Sofia Córdova, Alinka Echeverria,…

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Kala Art Institute News - July 1, 2015

What Will You Make This Summer? - Kala Classes and Camp KalaObject/Image: Digital Printing and Sculpture Laura Boles Faw  Class #56: Saturday & Sunday, July 25--26, 10am-4pmClass Cost: $225  Photography and sculpture have a long and dynamic…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 11, 2015

Print Public - Upcoming Events  Saturday, June 13 10am-12pm  Communities' Crossing Walking Discussion with Sue Mark 'Whose House is This?' - Curious about who built your house? Want to know who lived on your block 100 years ago? Come learn how to…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 28, 2015

Kala Donut Talks on Saturday, May 30, 11am-1pm Kala Art Institute is excited to present DONUT TALKS, a new series featuring artists from our Fellowship and Artist-In-Residence programs during their studio residencies. DONUT TALKS are free of…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 21, 2015

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Upcoming Artist Opportunities at Kala Art Institute

Imagine yourself here! Artists in need of space, time and equipment are encouraged to apply to Kala Art Institute's Artist Programs. Read below to learn more.2015-2016 Kala Fellowship Award 2015 is the thirtieth year of the Fellowship Program! This…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 6, 2015

Print Public - New Exhibition at Kala Print Public Gallery Exhibition: May 7 - June 27 , 2015 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 6-8pm Open House: Saturday, May 16, 12-5pm Calendar of Events  Artists: Taro Hattori, Taraneh Hemami, Sue Mark,…

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Kala Art Institute News - April 15, 2015

Exhibition continues until April 24. Auction Gala is on Saturday, April 25! Get Your Tickets Now! This year's Kala Spring Gala and Auction, on April 25, supports Kala's programs and artists with a fabulous party, lots of good food and drink, and the…

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Kala Art Institute News - April 1, 2015

Fresh & Local! Kala's 2015 Spring Gala and AuctionGet your VIP tickets now!View Auction Items online!This year's Kala Spring Gala and Auction, on April 25, supports Kala's programs and artists with a fabulous party, lots of good food and drink,…

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Kala Art Institute News - March 21, 2015

Print Public - Murals by Susan O'Malley are up on San Pablo Ave. As we all continue to mourn the loss of Susan O'Malley, we would like to share with you Susan O'Malley's new Print Public artworks on San Pablo Ave. Come see them for yourself at Bob…

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Kala Art Institute News - February 24, 2015

Kala Fellowship Program - Artist Talk & Performance by Maiko Sugano Join us for an evening artist talk and performance by 2014-2015 fellowship artist Maiko Sugano. In her performance Maiko will present new work that she created in residency…

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Kala Art Institute News - February 8, 2015

Kala Class Highlights Introduction to Adobe Premiere Frederick KolouchClass #16: Saturdays, February 21 & 28, 10:00am to 2:00pm Tuition: $165This workshop will provide an overview of the tools and techniques for video editing. We'll cover how to…

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Fingers Crossed - Things will Work Out!

Yes things will work out. We know that's true with our amazing creative community here at Kala and December 16, 2014 we need your help! We have launched Kala's Annual Fund campaign to raise money to support Kala's cultural and educational programs.…

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Kala Art Institute News - December 10, 2014

Give the Gift of ArtThe Gift that Lasts a Lifetime  Looking for a really special gift this holiday season? Maybe something personal that will be enjoyed for years and years to come? How about a KALA ART SALES GIFT CERTIFICATE? Let your loved ones…

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Join us in Championing Artists and the Community

A vital part of Kala's dynamic, creative community. We appreciate our family of donors, members, artists, and community partners, fighting the good fight to support emerging talent, provide access and tools for artists, and collaborate on Kala's…

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Kala Art Institute News - September 24, 2014

New Exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage September 25 - December 6, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6-8pm  Berkeley Central Arts Passage 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704 (Between Shattuck and Milvia) Viewing hours:…

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Exhibition - Open Seas

Kala Gallery is proud to present Open Seas, a group exhibition that presents work by artists who explore the idea of borders from a wide range of perspectives. From political geography to psychological boundaries, the idea of borders can mean a…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 12, 2014

PRINT PUBLIC News & Upcoming Events Kala is thrilled to be a recipient of the California Arts Council's "Creative California Communities" Grant. The $50,000 award will support Kala Art Institute's  Print Public project, a new community…

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Kala Art Institute News - July 31, 2014

Available soon at Kala: New Series of Etchings by Enrique ChagoyaKala Art Institute in partnership with Enrique Chagoya Kala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710Kala is pleased to announce the co-publication of a new series…

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Kala Art Institute Receives California Arts Council 'Creative California Communities' Grant

Kala Art Institute is among 24 projects funded statewide in support of transforming communities through the arts Berkeley, CA -- The California Arts Council announced it plans to award $50,000 to Kala Art Institute as part of its new Creative…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 28, 2014

Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema ArtSaturdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7-9pmKala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710 Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 - $20Kala Art Institute is…

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Special Art Sales / Membership Opportunity at Kala Art Institute

Special Art Sales/Membership OpportunityJoin the friends of Kala Collector's Circle and receive this limited edition Binh Dahn Daguerreotype -- Buddhas of Bayon.The Friends of Kala Membership program and Binh Danh offer this very special opportunity…

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Kala Art Institute News - June 13, 2014

Collaborative Performance with James Sterling Pitt and Danny Paul GrodySaturday, June 21, 4-7pmKala Gallery, 2290 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 In his studio practice, James Sterling Pitt records his experience of a time and place in a drawn…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 21, 2014

SUMMER LEARNING? We've Got Space for You.Enroll May 21, 2014 to ensure that your artists are part of the summer fun at Camp Kala!**Our sessions are still open. Space is limited. Register May 21, 2014!**FEATURED CAMPJune 16-20 | Making Stories Come…

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Exhibition: Para-Apparatus, Residency Projects: New Work by 2013-2014 Kala Fellows

Kala Gallery is proud to present Para-Apparatus, featuring new work by our 2013-2014 Fellowship artists: Brian Barr, Ben Bigelow, Tammy Rae Carland, Andrew Connelly, John Davis, Corey Escoto, Amy M. Ho, Cybele Lyle, and James Sterling Pitt. The…

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Kala Art Institute News - May 8, 2014

Enroll today to ensure that your artists are part of the summer fun at Camp Kala!Our sessions are still open. Space is limited. Register today!FEATURED CAMPJuly 14 - 18 | 9am-3pm | Ages 9-12 Think Like a Tinkerer | REGISTER NOW Ideate! Tinker!…

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Kala Art Institute News - April 14, 2014

Fellowship Deadline Extended to April 30, 2014!An international competition, the fellowship award is open to artists fromthe U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media,…

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Kala Art Institute News - April 3, 2014

KALA 40: Anniversary Auction & GalaWe look forward to celebrating with you! Get your tickets in advance while they last!   CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CREATIVITY Auction Gala: Saturday, April 26, 6:30 - 10:00 pm  purchase tickets:Online - Buy…

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Kala Art Institute Celebrating 40 Years of Creativity

KALA 40: Anniversary Auction & Gala - Saturday, April 26, 6:30- 10pm KALA ART INSTITUTE'S Board of Directors, and Honorary Co-Chairs Alba Witkin and Kenneth Kuchman of the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation, invite you to come…

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Kala Art Institute’s 40th Anniversary Auction And Gala

KALA 40 Anniversary Auction & Gala is Kala's premiere event of the year and the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. KALA 40 includes a week-long exhibition in the Kala Gallery culminating in a rousing auction and birthday party. For our 40th…

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Kala Art Institute News - January 30, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions at KalaApproaching ZeroExhibition: February 13 to April 5, 2014 Reception: Thursday, February 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00-5:00 pm | Saturday 12:00-4:30 pmApproaching Zero -At the Frontier of…

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Kala Art Institute News - January 25, 2014

Kala 2014 Fellowship Awards- Apply Now!Application guidelines are now online for the Kala Art Institute 2014 Fellowship Awards. An international competition, the fellowship award is open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists…

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Support Kala with One Last Gift in 2013!

Thank you to all the folks who have contributed to Kala's Annual Fund, supporting Kala's cultural programs and providing new opportunities for artists and the community.Bring the joy of creativity into the lives of others! We appreciate all the ways…

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Kala Fall/Winter Classes - Find Your Creative Outlet

Introduction to Encaustic with Hylla Evans  Class #110: Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 10am-4pm, Total Cost $272  Learn the techniques used for encaustic painting, a process that uses beeswax to carry pigment. Incorporate your own…

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New Classes at Kala and Summer Special

New Classes at Kala & Summer Special Get your hands dirty this summer! Try something new, or develop your skills in the creative, friendly, and dynamic environment of Kala. All of our classes are small in size, taught by professional…

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Upcoming Exhibition: 'Freedom of Expression: The Work of Enrique Chagoya'

Kala Art Institute is proud to announce FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, an exhibition of the work of Enrique Chagoya. Curated by Peter Selz and Sue Kubly, Freedom of Expression is a survey of Chagoya’s artwork from the past thirty years, including…

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Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3 - An Exhibition and Auction to Benefit Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute invites you to experience Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3, a two-week exhibition and auction of works by prominent California artists. The exhibition culminates on the night of Saturday, April 27with a lively Gala Auction,…

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Kala Art Institute and Berkeley Central Arts Passage Present Supra Natural

Artists: Bessma Khalaf, Carrie Hott, Elizabeth Mooney, George Pfau, Mayumi Hamanaka, and Sarah Fontaine Supra Natural presents the work of five visual artists and one writer as it relates to the immeasurable character of nature: big, beyond, fast,…

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Upcoming Exhibition at Kala: Kala Artists' Annual Exhibition

Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting their work at the Kala Gallery. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala community with a juried exhibition of prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, mixed media works, and…

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Kala Executive Director Receives Arts Leadership Award

The Kala Art Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce Executive Director Archana Horsting is the recipient of a 2012 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. This award by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Alameda County Arts…

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Kala Art Institute News - August 08, 2012

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