Richmond Art Center

Art in the Community Teaching Artists

Fred Alvarado

MFA Social Practice, California College of the Arts. BFA Drawing and Painting, SF Art Institute. Fred is an artist working in the Bay Area and San Francisco. His work is featured in the book, Walls of Empowerment, Chicana/o Indigenous Muralists of California.

Lauren Ari

Lauren Ari holds an MFA from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Carol Bevilacqua

Carol Bevilacqua has a love of folk, tramp, and outsider art which has inspired her to create art in the medium of sculpture, tiles, and mosaic. Her joy in art making is to encourage people to touch, laugh, enjoy, and make art. Trained in illustration and graphic design, she applies this practice to mosaic installations for fine art, residential, community, and public art projects. She also is a mosaic instructor at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley, and worked as a graphic designer, and Illustrator at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UCB.

Jim Bruce

Jim has been creating small films and animation since high school in the mid-seventies. He has engaged hundreds of parents, students and teachers with math, science and creative computing curriculum through his work .with publishers including Key Curriculum, Avalon Publishing Group and Peachpit/Pearson. He earned a degree in communications from Antioch College in Ohio, an educational technology degree from San Diego State University and is currently a graduate student of art education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Marisa Burman

Marisa Burman, BA, UC Santa Cruz; studied ceramics at SF State University. Marisa is an assistant to ceramic artist David Kuraoka and was a 2011 Niche award winner. Her work has been exhibited at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and across the Bay Area.

Chris Castle

A British-born visual artist, his painting and printmaking focus on ancient cultures and human relationship to place and nature while exploring and experimenting with the power of the medium. He exhibits widely in the U.S. and Europe.

Vincent De Jesus 

Bio coming soon.

Cristina Haley 

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Marie Kamali 

Marie’s creative approach is threaded throughout her teaching children both art and science. She creates a fun learning environment and is well versed in core standards and classroom management. Marie studied multidisciplinary art and media including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting and print making at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She has participated in live sculpture art events including performance art with live vocals and spoken word. She has also worked as web/graphic designer.

Travis Meinolf

Travis Meinolf has been weaving and teaching weaving since inheriting his grandmother’s loom in 2000. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial design from SF State in 2006 and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from California College of the Arts in 2008. He lives with his wife and young son in Lagunitas.

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based visual artist whose current work is focused primarily on the shifting urban landscape. An avid observer and prolific photographer, she employs a vast catalog of visual notes and memories to create her work. A lover of materials and process, Dawline-Jane uses a range of media including relief print making, pen and ink, photo transfer and encaustic.

Grace Rosario Perkins

Grace Rosario Perkins, BA, Mills College. She has taught a range of classes from painting to mixed-media installation.

Shushan Tesfuzigta

Shushan Tesfuzigta is an Oakland, CA based artist and designer. She completed her B.F.A in the Individualized Program at California College of the Arts in May 2015 with honors. She has participated in group shows around the Bay Area and was a student artist at Recology SF’s Artist in Residence program in the Summer of 2014. Her work is heavily influenced by her multicultural background which she credits her interdisciplinary approach to making. She is constantly seeking solutions for industrial waste through appropriating textiles processes. When she isn’t trying to close the loop of industrial waste streams she is making conceptual art about being apart of the Eritrean Diaspora. Shushan Tesfuzigta is a vagabond weaver, natural dyer, furniture maker, storyteller and funk queen.

Vida Vazquez

Bio coming soon.




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