Mercury 20 Artist Member, Pantea Karimi was selected and recognized for honors in art at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley on May 13th, 2023. Each year 2 to 3 artists are recognized, so it is a big honor indeed.
Ellen Lake, the Executive Director and the reason they choose the artists said:
“We’ve chosen to honor artists who have made a positive difference in the Bay Area arts community through their innovative art practices, their experience mentoring, teaching, and/or supporting other artists and the impact of their work!! “