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Sea Forest Series, cyanotype on silk with embroidery | Photo by Matt Garamy

JULY 29, 2020 | 11AM – 3PM PST

Live Art-Making by Ann Holsberry

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

Join Ann for a pop-up window show and Instagram livestream at the David Brower Center on Wednesday July 29th. Ann will be working in the front gallery windows, embroidering additions to her large Sea Forest silk pieces as part of her meditative and transformative practice. This pop-up will offer a peek into Ann’s art-making process and an invitation to reflect on our urge to create in spite of it all.

Watch In Person: Watch through the gallery windows 7/29 anytime between 11am – 3pm PST. Visitors please wear a mask and follow physical spacing guidance as indicated.

Watch Online: To view the Instagram livestream, visit @annholsberry on Instagram 7/29 anytime between 2 – 3pm PST.

Taking Flight
cyanotype, pastel, and gouache on paper, 72 x 38 in, 2014

JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Art/Act: Local — Wild Places

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

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Ann’s installation of endangered sea kelp on silk is featured along with the work of three other amazing artists chosen to participate in Art/Act: Local — Wild Places, a group exhibition at the David Brower Center that celebrates the importance of our connection to wild places. While the gallery remains closed to the public due to COVID-19 health concerns, Ann’s silk pieces can be viewed from the street through the front window of the Brower Center. The entire exhibit is also available to view online.

Digital artist panel and Q&A to be announced.

Installation in process with Flight diptych


Bird, Nest, Nature

Bedford Gallery
Walnut Creek, CA

Bird, Nest, Nature is a juried and invitational exhibition at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. Birds have captured the attention of humankind since the beginning of time. With their exquisite coloring, stunning tufts of feathers, distinctive silhouettes and graceful flight patterns, birds entice us to look up and marvel. Jurors include Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston and Rebecca Lowery, Assistant Curator, MOCA Los Angeles.

Dates to be announced

Using cyanotype on a large-scale 18 foot artwork for the David Brower Center exhibition.


Cyanotype Workshop

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

A summer cyanotype workshop had been planned in conjunction with the David Brower Center exhibition Art/Act: Local – Wild Places. However, due to COVID-19 precautions, the format and exact dates of this class are currently to be decided.

Check back soon for updates

Lost Bouquet 1,
cyanotype and embroidery on paper, 14 x 11 in., 2015


Pierogi Gallery Flat Files

Pierogi Gallery
155 Suffolk Street
New York, NY

The Pierogi Gallery Flat Files are well known in New York’s contemporary art scene as a place where curators, collectors, art dealers, and the general public can put on white gloves to handle and view artists’ works up close. Ann’s work can be seen onsite at the gallery’s Lower East Side location, as well as online in their digital gallery.

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2018 – 2019

Civic Arts Grant Recipient

City of Berkeley, CA

The City of Berkeley awarded Ann a Civic Arts Grant in support of further exploration and development of new work in her ongoing Migration, Earth, Sky Water, and Cosmologies series.

Cosmology 6 (Mardi Gras)
cyanotype, ink, duralar, machine stitching on paper, 20 x 12 in., 2015


Winter Solstice Exhibition

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Novato, CA

Ann received a Juror Award for her piece Cosmology 6 (Mardi Gras) in the Marin MOCA group exhibition Winter Solstice; Juried by Andrea Schwartz of the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco.

Drawing upon influences from her childhood spent near New Orleans, Ann printed Mardi Gras beads and further developed the work with ink, duralar, and machine stitching.

View more artwork from the Cosmologies series here.

Kelp Forest 1
cyanotype on paper, ink, 72 x 38 in., 2018

OCTOBER 5 – 27, 2019

33rd Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts

The Pickleworks Building
Emeryville, CA

This annual juried exhibition provides an opportunity for the wider community to view work by the high concentration of artists in the small, vibrant arts community of Emeryville, CA.

Ann’s selected artwork, Kelp Forest 1, focuses on the delicate interconnection between humans and our environment. The image was created using cyanotype on paper, printed with a combination of the artist’s profile and bull kelp sourced from Buckhorn Cove, Mendocino County.

View more artwork from the Earth, Sky, Water series here.

Ocean Mist
cyanotype and cold wax on paper on panel, 24 x 18 in. each, 2019


Ocean Passage

Berkeley Yacht Club
Berkeley, CA

In this waterfront venue overlooking the Golden Gate, Ann’s work conveyed the power and mystery of the ocean through artwork that had been made at the edge of California beaches.

View more artwork from the Earth, Sky, Water series here.


Artist in Residence

Kala Art Institute
Berkeley, CA

Ann recently participated in Kala’s Artist in Residence program, where the supportive environment and space to experiment provided an opportunity to explore the interface between analog printmaking methods and new media.

Artist talk with TaVee McAllister Lee (left), Ann Holsberry (right)

MAY 30 – JUNE 29, 2019

TRACES: Ann Holsberry & TaVee McAllister Lee

Gearbox Gallery
Oakland, CA

From Ann’s talk, Explorer’s Journey:
“I see myself on an explorer’s journey as I discover new ways of seeing and recording the natural world by using materials and elements endemic to a particular place and time. These unique pieces created in various outdoor locations become records of the passage of time and the fragility of natural ecosystems.”

MAY 1 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From Fertile Ground – Art and Innovation

Public Art Commission
City of Emeryville, CA

The City of Emeryville displayed posters of Ann’s artwork on bus shelters throughout the city. The theme From Fertile Ground – Art and Innovation included local flora and fauna, regional ecology, neighboring shorelines, and the transformative energy embodied by the “Rotten City Arts District” in Emeryville, where Ann’s studio is located.

Incoming Tide
cyanotype on paper, 88 x 30 in., 2018

FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 23, 2019

Something Blue

Gray Loft Gallery
Oakland, CA

This annual juried photography exhibit included Ann’s piece Incoming Tide, which was selected for the dynamic use of cyanotype, an alternative photographic process. Using kelp gathered on Northern California beaches in the exposure, Ann’s work follows in the tradition of nineteenth century botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, who created cyanotypes of British algae in the 1840s.

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