ACCI Gallery presents eighteen local artists expressing a diversity of Black voices in the Bay Area art scene curated by member artist Suzane Beaubrun. We celebrate artists who have challenged, inspired, delighted and intrigued with their unique vision and skills—artists who tenaciously strive to be present and active in their communities.
The Bay Area is often romanticized as a region that inspires freedom, vision and inclusivity, however it’s always had its contradictions and challenges. A place in flux. Most recently, gentrification and COVID-19 restrictions have had a devastating effect on many creative spaces and artists. Over 18 shows meant to amplify Black voices (including this one) were canceled or postponed as we shuttered our galleries and museums to “ shelter-in-place.” Artists already struggling with exorbitant rent consider relocating to more forgiving regions. Nevertheless, we continue to make our own inventive varieties of “Good Trouble.” We find ways to support each other. We are resilient.
ACCI Gallery recognizes how vital it is to give space, attention and yes, laudation to our artists who continue to make the Bay Area an engaging place to be.
We will be scheduling individual artist receptions (to conform to COVID-19 safety guidelines) each Saturday in October, check back frequently to see our developing schedule!
Haven't had a chance to see the show in person yet? Not to worry! We've extended it through August 22, 2020. Viewing parties up to four people will be admitted at a time to respect COVID-19 distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required at all times in the gallery.
We are celebrating the opening of our new show Waste Not Want Not: the Redemption of Trash. The gallery will be open for viewing the show and we will have some of the participating artists present to greet attendees and talk about their work. We will also be live streaming some artist interviews as well as a live tour of the show for those that are not comfortable coming out to see the show in person.
Due to the COVID-19 limitations on indoor events, we will be admitting 4 patrons at a time throughout the course of the day to view the exhibit. Meet one of the participating artists! Here's our schedule for the day:
San Francisco Bay Month of Photography
In accordance with the Order of the Health Officer of the City of Berkeley to cancel non-essential group events, to facilitate social distancing, and slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ACCI Gallery will temporarily close beginning today, March 16th until further notice.
Our workshop, Chain, Chain, Chain, Crochet with Mirto scheduled for Saturday, March 21st was cancelled. All upcoming events are postponed until further notice, including Waste Not Want Not: The Redemption of Trash and our Spring Garage Sale.
As we continue to monitor developments and regularly assess this temporary closure; the health and safety of our members, staff and collectors is our highest priority. We will be sharing important updates via email and on our social media accounts.
For more information about the latest COVID-19 guidelines, please visit the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alameda County Public Health Department and City of Berkeley Public Health websites.
We also encourage everyone to follow these guidelines to reduce their risk of getting sick and prevent the spread of the virus to others:
We are very grateful to our wonderful ACCI community and wish you all health and safety during these difficult and uncertain times.
Be safe, be well and Make Art!
Sincerely, ACCI Board of Directors
Spinning a yarn. Weaving strands of story together with fiber has its beginnings in mythology, ancient history and literature.
There’s a tragic story from Ovid’s metamorphosis about two sisters. One, rendered unable to speak, weaves a garment for her sister in which she depicts her tragic tale. The perpetrator takes the garment to the other sister unaware that this is not just a piece of clothing but a message containing a story. Evil doings are discovered and justice is delivered.
We invite you to enjoy this unique exhibition of fiber art: 23 pieces which are not only visually beautiful and technically sound, but carry on the tradition of narratives that are poignant and powerful.
Opening Reception: Sat. March 7, 6-8pm
Gallery hours on Friday, February 14: 11am-6pm
What's more romantic than art with hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day? ACCI will be open late this evening for your Valentine's pleasure. Have a glass of wine and get 10% off any gallery purchases from 6-8pm!
ACCI Gallery is hosting the Closing Reception for Berkeley Restaurant Week in collaboration with KDFC, Visit Berkeley, and our wonderful neighbors at Agrodolce Osteria tomorrow, January 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Agrodolce will be serving 3 types of bruschetta and pouring a delicious Sicilian red for our guests. A lucky KDFC winner will be presented with a $75 gift card to ACCI and a signed copy of ACCI artist Carolyn Tillie’s book, A Feast For the Eyes.
In addition to the food and festivities, don't miss Dessert First, a mini-exhibition of Jeff Nebeker's ceramic sweets, and an encore presentation of Arm Candy curated by Carolyn Tillie. Carolyn will be signing copies of her book for guests, as well as a trunk show of her delightful miniature food jewelry.
At the Closing Reception, ACCI will be offering 10% off any purchase at the gallery that evening, and 4 more $20 gift certificates to Agrodolce Osteria will be raffled off to those in attendance. With the restaurant only steps away, guests are invited to dine at Agrodolce to celebrate the last night of Berkeley Restaurant Week, ending this delicious food-filled campaign on a high note!