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BARBARA M. BERK

COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA

Private Collections – California, Florida, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2024

A Question of Balance:  Selected Works from Pacific Rim Sculptors – Juried Exhibition, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA.  Jurors:  Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director and Art Curator, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, and Kate Eilertson, Executive Director and Chief Curator, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

She/They:  Pacific Rim Sculptors – Juried Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.  Juror:  Lauren Baines, interim Director of the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

The Flame Within:  Metal Artistry Unleashed – Curated Exhibition, members of the Metal Arts Guild, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

2023   

Finding the Form:  Bar Area Sculpture – Curated Exhibition, Sausalito Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.  Curator:  Shiva Pakdel, Executive Director, SCA

 

International Fiber Arts XI – Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.  Jurors:  Judith Content and Ann Johnston, fiber artists.  Co-sponsor:  Surface Design Association

2021 - 2022  

100th Anniversary Exhibition – Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA.  Judge:  George Rivera, artist, former Executive Director and Senior Curator, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.  Honorable Mention

 

2021  

Forge the Future – Curated Exhibition, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Metal Arts Guild, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

Beauty or Truth – Juried Exhibition, featuring Pacific Rim Sculptors, Gallery 1337, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA.  Juror:  Chandra Cerrito, Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors

2020 - 2021   

On the Edge:  The de Young Open – Juried Exhibition, M. H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.  Jurors:  renowned Bay Area artists Enrique Chagoya, Mildred Howard, and Hung Liu; plus Timothy Anglin Burgard, Distinguished Senior Curator and Ednah Root Curator-in-Charge of American Art, Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, and Jill D'Alessandro, Curator in Charge of Costume and Textile Arts, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

2020  

2020 Biennial Members Exhibition – Juried Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.  Juror:  Emily Zaiden, Director Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA.

2019 – 2020  

Form and Function:  Fiber Arts for the 21st Century – Juried Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.  Juror:  Karen Gutfreund, activist curator and artist

2019   

Bauhaus CentennialTaking Shape:  Bauhaus Fiber Art Exhibition - Juried Exhibition, Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park, CA.  Juror:  Dr. Katharina Powers

 

Beyond the Warp and Weft:  The Enduring Legacy of the Bauhaus – Curated Exhibition, The Gallery at Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA.  Curator:  Hanna Regev, art consultant and independent curator

2017   

Not Flat - Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild Members Group Exhibit, Studios Gallery at the Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA

Reflections and Shadows - Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.  Juror:  Maria Medua, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery.

2015  

International Fiber Arts VII - Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.  Jurors:  Lia Cook, John Hopper, Kyoko Kumai.

 

Sculpture:  On and Off the Wall - Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild Members Group Exhibit, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY – Books & Catalogs

 

MFA Never,  2020 Archive Project, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2020

Textile Techniques in Metal:  For Jewelers, Textile Artists and Sculptors, Arline M. Fisch, Echo Point Books & Media, Brattleboro, VT, 2018 and 2016

1st Annual Jewelry and Metals Survey, Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2017.  Jurors:  Vivian Beer, Cornelie Holzach, and Alan Revere.

 

Textile Techniques in Metal:  For Jewelers, Textile Artists and Sculptors, Arline M. Fisch, Lark Books, Ashville, NC, 2001 and 1996

 

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

 

2019 

“Transcending Textile Structures:  Weaving and Lace Making with Metal”,  Artist Talk at Ruth’s Table Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2015 

“Textile Techniques in Metal:  (Un)Familiar Materials, (Un)Expected Methods”, 8th Annual Portland Jewelry Symposium, Portland, OR

 

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2013 – 2020 

Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA.  Group workshops and private classes.

 

2011 

The Ranch.  Center for Arts and Craft,  Snohomish, WA.  Weaving with Metal

2010 

92nd Street Y, New York, NY.  Weaving with Metal

2008 

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.  Weaving with Metal

2007

University of California Extension/Santa Cruz, Cupertino, CA.  Weaving with Metal

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1974 

M.A., SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

1972

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

International Sculpture Center

Metal Arts Guild

Pacific Rim Sculptors

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