WEAD, The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of Women Environmental Artists Directory

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WEAD, The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of Women Environmental Artists Directory

John F. Kennedy University - Berkeley Campus
2956 San Pablo Avenue, 2nd Floor Arts Annex
Berkeley, CA 94702
May 1st, 2010 - May 1st, 2010
Opening: May 22nd, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

East Bay
Monday - Friday noon-5pm, closed Sunday and holidays
John F. Kennedy University
enviornmental ecological recycled transformational social sculpture photography, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, figurative, sculpture


John F. Kennedy University

Arts & Consciousness Gallery

2956 San Pablo Ave. 2nd Floor

Berkeley CA   94702


April 30, 2010


Contact: Doreen Coyne, Gallery Manager 510.647.2041



TITLE: WEAD - The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of the Women’s Environmental Artists Directory


ARTISTS:  Krystle Ahmadyar, Estelle Akamine, Sylvia Algire, Pamela Blotner,

Dianna Cohen, Lauren Elder, Linda Gass, Dee Hibbert – Jones, Lisa Kokin,

Robin Lasser, Adrienne Pao, Violeta Luna, Linda Mac Donald, Barbara Milman,

Liz Merolla, Juana Alicia Montoya, Janice Nakashima, Marella Pedersen,

Praba Pilar, Daphne Ruff, Judith Selby - Lang, Danielle Siembieda, Maryly Snow

This exhibition sponsored by JFK University’s Arts & Consciousness program is a re-dedication to Women’s Environment Artists Directory’s (WEAD) original commitment to support women's unique contributions to the fields of environmental and social justice art. A goal of this exhibition is to educate its audience to the depth of thinking and breadth of material approaches in contemporary women's activist art strategies and production.

For this special celebratory exhibition, twelve WEAD artists of excellence were invited to participate.  Each invitee in turn invited another activist woman artist not yet listed with WEAD. True to WEAD's mission, this curating strategy expands outreach, broadens networking and provides greater peer opportunities.

As part of the 15th Anniversary Exhibition, WEAD will present a panel discussion on the importance of environmental art and artists in today’s culture.

About John. F. Kennedy University
JFK University Arts & Consciousness Program offers a Masters of Transformative Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree with a special emphasis on community, spirituality and healing. The A & C Program is located in the historic Heinz Building, Berkeley, CA. The A & C Gallery features the work of students, faculty and guest artists. For more information about our open houses, events and gallery exhibitions go to John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.


Exhibition dates: May 12 – June 12, 2010

RECEPTION: Saturday, May 22, 6 – 9 PM

Gallery hours:

Monday - Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, Saturdays, noon - 5 pm, Closed on Sundays



Arts & Consciousness Gallery

John F. Kennedy University - Berkeley Campus

2956 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor-arts-annex

Berkeley, Ca  94702



510.647.2047 -

For more information about WEAD visit



LECTURE: The Times Are a Changing: WEAD and the ECO/Social Justice Art Movement

Date and Time: Friday, June 11, 7:30 – 9 pm

For 15 years, WEAD has endeavored to heighten awareness of environmentally related art, including work in bio-regionalism, environmental education, eco-feminism, eco-spirituality

and healing. Over the years, WEAD has provided access to information and networking among artists, curators, writer’s, arts administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross- disciplinary people and others. How have activist women artists made a difference? What keeps them working toward a more saner, equitable future? Come join our conversation.

The JFKU Community Arts Lecture Series 2010 is co – sponsored by a grant from the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and John F. Kennedy University.


The gallery exhibition and the WEAD lecture are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC