Karpilow Family Art Show and Sale

by VickiLee on April 22, 2019

Dear Walden Community,


Many of you knew my parents, if not personally, then by the legacy Miles left in the carved sign that became the logo for the school. My parents moved to Berkeley in 1965 in time for me to start kindergarten at Walden. My sister Fern preceded me in 1962-1964, and Nadja followed in 1970-1977. They remained active on the Foundation for years after, and maintained close friendships with the founders and early Walden families. 


They were prolific artists. While Miles’ work made its way into public places such as the Berkeley Central Library, Walden, and beautiful homes around the Bay Area in the form of carved doors, staircases, and custom furniture, Shelley’s work was only occasionally shown in small venues or at Open Studios. When she died in 2007, Miles suggested having an Art Show to benefit Walden. Now it’s been nearly 12 years since Shelley died, and over 11 years since Miles’ passing, and I have been storing artwork that I am ready to send out into the world to be enjoyed in your homes and workplaces. The collection includes paintings, both framed and unframed, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, textiles including basket weaving, macrame, and loom weaving. While the majority of the pieces offered are by Shelley, some works of Miles, and other family members will be exhibited and offered for sale.


Our favorite pieces will be sold to the highest silent bidder. You won’t know what others bid until 2pm on Sunday. At that point, if you are not the highest bidder you will have a chance to purchase another piece at a set price. At 5pm on Sunday certain unsold pieces will be removed from the show and the rest will be offered as is for only $20 or less!!

Saturday May 4, 12 noon til 9pm – Exhibit, Sale, and Silent Bidding

Sunday May 5, 12 noon til 7pm         

Sunday 2pm Final silent bids accepted         

Sunday 5pm Clearance sale! 

at Walden School 2446 McKinley Street, Berkeley CA 94703

A generous portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Walden’s Financial Scholarship Program. The remainder will offset the costs of storage these past 10+ years!

~Hannah Karpilow

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