Our group is dedicated to the growth, improvement, and esteem of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, and to sponsoring social and professional activities for our alumni. Anyone who studied at the Department of Art Practice as well as any Cal alumni who are working in or interested in the visual arts are welcome to join our group.

In the spirit of community and mutual aid, the Cal Art Alumni Group is putting together a directory with the goal of bringing together alumni - both peers and those from different generations - with complementary skills and needs.

Please read the instructions and fill out the survey, below. Once you submit, we will review the information, and send you a private link to the directory, which is available only to Cal Art Alumni who have filled out the form.

Thank you!

Featuring: Takming Chuang, Joey Enos, Tracy Freedman, Farley Gwazda, Patricia Maloney, Laura Elisa Pérez, & Maria Porges. Moderated by Jan Wurm. 

10am - 4pm, Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

Lunch Available for $15: 
Pre-order via this form, email calartalumni@gmail.com or purchase at door, as available.

The Cal Art Alumni Group Annual Symposium XIII addresses how the development of an artist’s practice leads to the challenging and perhaps delicate subject of what happens to an artist’s work and reputation after he or she is no longer with us. 

Emerging artists begin by developing relationships to educational institutions, their mentors, and peers as they position themselves and their artwork in the world. As their careers advance, their artwork is documented, contextualized by critical attention, and finds its place in collections. With deepening experience, artists cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with art world institutions and individuals, and become rooted their communities. 

The development of a mature, sustained art practice leads to the complex issue of the artist’s legacy and stewardship of their work in perpetuity. How will the artist’s material estate be maintained, promoted, and made available? How will their personal history, research, and ideas be preserved and represented?

Our panelists represent a broad range of professional positions, institutional affiliations, and personal experiences relevant to this expansive topic. Presentations on their specific backgrounds will be followed by open-ended discussions in what promises to be a vital forum.


10am: Coffee and Registration 

10:30am - 12:30pm: Morning session:

Takming Chuang - Artist & Headlands Graduate Fellow
Laura Pérez - Associate Professor, Dept. of Ethnic Studies
Farley Gwazda - Artist & Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust
Tracy Freedman - Art Business Advisor and Dealer

12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch at Worth Ryder Art Gallery
Pre-order via this form, email calartalumni@gmail.com or purchase at door, as available

1:30 - 3pm: Afternoon session
Joey Enos - Artist & Art Historian: Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures
Maria Porges - Artist & Associate Professor, CCA
Patricia Maloney - Executive Director, Southern Exposure

3 - 4pm: Reception at Worth Ryder Art Gallery