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June 2019

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 8, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for the opening of our exciting Summer Exhibitions: our 2019 Members’ Show, Parts Unseen, Discontent with Brute Force Uploading, and ABOUTFACE. -- Images (clockwise from top): Richard-Jonathan Nelson, Untitled, 2019; Dennis A. Giacovelli, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2018; Mary Jeys, Waving Hand, 2018; Ruth Tabancay, What’s In You and On You: Normal Flora and Pathogens (detail), 2018

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Member Artists’ Talk

June 15, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for a lively talk with artists participating in our annual Members’ Show and Parts Unseen. This event is an experiment in letting artists have the floor. The mood will be informal, the pace will be quick, the goal is for artists to use their own words to reveal new dimensions about their work. -- Images of artists participating in the 2018 Member Artist Talk (l-r, top-bottom): Shamy Noily, Jessica Jordao, Jayma Brown, Peter Baczek, Jennie Braman, Bertrell Smith,…

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Artist’s Talk: Richard-Jonathan Nelson

June 29, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for an artist's talk and gallery walkthrough with Richard-Jonathan Nelson in conjunction with his solo show, Discontent with Brute Force Uploading. About the Artist: Richard-Jonathan Nelson is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses textiles, video, and digital manipulation to create alternative worlds of speculative identity. His work is multi-layered, chromatically intense and mixes images of the natural world with reference to hoodoo, queer culture, and Afro-Futurism. Born in Savannah, Georgia (1987) and working in Oakland, CA, Nelson received his…

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August 2019

ABOUTFACE: Special Reception and Artists’ Talk

August 10, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us to celebrate five years of Contra Costa Veterans creating self-portraits. Hear Veterans tell their stories and talk about their work. Featuring Guitars for Vets performing! ABOUTFACE brings together Veteran self-portraits from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County’s ABOUTFACE program. Over 100 self-portraits are presented, for the first time bringing together the numerous ABOUTFACE works created over multiple years of the program. Collectively the pieces form a ‘unit’ that represents the varied stories of Veterans transitioning…

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Closing Party for the Members’ Show

August 16, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2540 Bartlett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for a closing party to celebrate the achievements of over 160 artists participating in the Members' Show and Parts Unseen. Mingle with participating artists and enjoy your last opportunity to view the show. Artists participating in the exhibition can pick up their artworks after the party from 5:00-6:30pm. No earlier artwork pick up can be accommodated. Artworks can also be picked up on Saturday, August 17, 11:00am-4:00pm. Image: Hélène Paulette Côté, Pure Joy, 2017-2019

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September 2019

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

September 7, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for the opening of our Fall Exhibitions:  Countersteer, Thresholds, Pause, Gap, Omission, Ready and Waiting and Rich Reality. Images: Top: Countersteer Motorcycles; Bottom l-r: Joel Berroteran, Temporary Fix, 2019; Stephen Namara, Untitled (peaches), 2019; Nicole Mueller, Thresholds, 2019

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Artist Info Session: The 24th Annual Art of Living Black

September 18, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

The Call for Artists is open for The 24th Annual Art of Living Black! Please join us for an artist info session on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm at the Richmond Art Center to learn about the 2020 program. Meet steering committee members who are organizing the event! Share feedback and ideas! Network with other artists! Register to participate! (Read the entry guidelines and come prepared with your information) All welcome. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Please…

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Countersteer: Curators’ Talk & Gallery Walkthrough

September 21, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join curators Danny Aarons and Phil Linhares for a special gallery walkthrough of the Countersteer exhibition. Due to the layout of the exhibition space is limited for this event. Please RSVP here. --  

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October 2019

Artist Info Session II: The 24th Annual Art of Living Black

October 12, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

The Call for Artists is open for The 24th Annual Art of Living Black! Please join us for an Artist Info Session on Saturday, October 12, 11am at the Richmond Art Center to learn about the 2020 program. Meet steering committee members who are organizing the event! Share feedback and ideas! Network with other artists! Register to participate! (Read the entry guidelines and come prepared with your information) All welcome. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Please note:…

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Artist Talk: Nicole Mueller

October 26, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join Nicole Mueller at 2pm for an Artist Talk at Fall Family Day. Nicole will discuss her site-specific installation and paintings currently on view in the exhibition Thresholds. Nicole will also lead a hands-on exploration of collage as part of Fall Family Day from 12:30pm to 3pm.   Image: Installation view of Thresholds by Nicole Mueller at the Richmond Art Center. Photo by Bill Johnston Jr.  

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January 2020

Art of the African Diaspora: Artistic Achievement Awardees’ Talk

Saturday, January 25, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Please join us for a special Artists' Talk with KaliMa Amilak, Zoë Boston, and Abi Mustapha. Amilak, Boston and Mustapha are the Artistic Achievement Awardees for Art of the African Diaspora 2020. The Talk will be followed by the Opening Reception for Art of the African Diaspora, 2-5pm. -- KaliMa Amilak is an Afro-Caribbean photographer from Brooklyn, New York. They have exhibited artwork in various galleries in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, including BatHaus Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center,…

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Winter Exhibitions Reception

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for the opening of our Winter Exhibitions; Art of the African Disapora, The Future is Fluid and Right Here, Right Now, Richmond. Featuring live music by 2020 Blues Music Award Nominee Terrie Odabi!

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February 2020

Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art

Saturday, February 8, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Presentation by Nashormeh Lindo and discussion with Dana King Nashormeh Lindo is a renowned arts educator who focuses on visual culture as it pertains to the history of African-Americans and their contributions to global culture. In conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora, Lindo will speak about collecting work by African-American artists, including the history of Black artists being overlooked by major institutions. Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with artist Dana King on contemporary collecting practices that…

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Artist Talk: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

Saturday, February 29, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for a special leap day closing reception for the exhibition Right Here, Right Now, Richmond. This event will feature an artist talk with participating artists, special performance of Jenny Balisle's new work PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW (2019), and beer by Origin Brewers (brewed in Richmond!). Image: Jenny Balisle, PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW, 2019, Custom latex balloons

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March 2020

CANCELLED – Art of the African Diaspora Closing Party

Friday, March 13, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

On March 10, in response to increased cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Bay Area, Contra Costa County public health officials recommended that groups cancel large gatherings where 50+ people are within arm's length of each other. In accordance with this recommendation, we are regretfully cancelling the Art of African Diaspora Closing Party. A note for participating Artists: the Richmond Art Center will remain open during its regular hours and artwork pick up times are unchanged. You can pick up your artwork on Friday,…

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