The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) honor Nancy and Steven Oliver at its annual Gala on May 7, 2013. The Olivers are best known for the Oliver Ranch, an extraordinary sculpture park in Sonoma County, where they have worked closely with some of country's finest artists, such as Bruce Nauman, Ellen Driscoll, Richard Serra, and Martin Puryear, on site-specific installations. Co-chaired by Carla Crane and Wanda Kownacki, this year's event featured performances and productions by artist and songwriter Terry Allen; artist, writer, and actress Jo Harvey Allen; visual artist and choreographer Joe Goode; and the esteemed Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Artist Ann Hamilton, whose extraordinary tower provides an other-worldly setting for music and dance performances on the Oliver Ranch, was a special guest. The evening culminated in a live auction by Christie's, which includesd one-of-a-kind works by Diane Arbus, John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Rudolf de Crignis, Andy Goldsworthy, Ray Johnson, Richard Misrach, and Lee Mullican. The art auction chair was Robert Harshorn Shimshak. Proceeds from this year's event will support BAM/PFA's education programs.
Publication of Eric Cohler's new book, "Cohler on Design," was recently celebrated at Hudson Grace in San Francisco by Alison Pincus, Matt Cohler, Sabrina Buell, Allison Speer and their guests, including Dr. Priscilla Chan, Arielle Zuckerberg, Jeremy Stoppelman, Nirav Tolia, Trevor Traina and others.
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show celebrated its 30th annual event with a most appropriate theme "Hidden Treasures" inspired by the traditional 30th anniversary gift, the pearl.
The new Zynga headquarters in San Francisco recently opened its doors for Fortune Magazine to celebrate the 2011 Fortune 40 Under 40 list, which highlights business's hottest rising stars under 40 years of age.