2023 Art & Film Benefit

BAMPFA’s 2023 Art and Film Benefit pays tribute to two distinguished artists with deep ties to the Bay Area—filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Cauleen Smith and conceptual artist and photographer Catherine Wagner. This year’s event will take place onsite at the museum, with a festive dinner in our downstairs galleries. Artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa will offer a special tribute to Cauleen, and Hammer Museum chief curator Connie Butler will speak about Catherine. We hope you will join us in celebrating these exceptional artists and supporting BAMPFA!

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Event Information

BAMPFA Art and Film Benefit Honoring Cauleen Smith and Catherine Wagner

Saturday, May 6, 2023
2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94720

6 PMCocktail Reception and Exhibition Viewing
7:30 PMIn-Gallery Dinner and Artist Tributes
9:30 PMNightcap Lounge and DJ Set

Table and Ticket Levels

Premier seating and recognition
Visionary Table
Visionary Ticket
Prime seating and recognition
Champion Table
Champion Ticket
General seating and recognition
Enthusiast Table
Enthusiast Ticket

A limited number of individual tickets are also available for $750 each. Please contact us for details.

Additional Support

If you’re unable to attend, please consider making a charitable donation to support BAMPFA’s artistic and educational mission. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. You can also make a special contribution to underwrite benefit tickets for BAMPFA’s community of artists. Artist Tickets are $1,000 each and are fully tax-deductible.

Reservations and Payment


Make a gift by credit card

By Mail

Please make checks payable to University of California Regents and mail to the following address. Kindly include an RSVP form if you have not already confirmed your reservation with us. 

BAMPFA Art & Film Benefit
Development Office
2120 Oxford Street #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720

By Phone

To charge your gift by phone, please call our office at (510) 643-3913.

Donor-Advised Funds

Please contact us for details about supporting BAMPFA via a donor-advised fund.

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For More Information

Please contact Justin Glasson, Director of Development, at (510) 643-2914 or jglasson@berkeley.edu.

Cauleen Smith photo by Joshua Franzos; Catherine Wagner photo by Phil Bond.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The estimated value of goods and services for this event is $150 per attendee. UC Berkeley’s tax ID number is EIN 94-6002123.