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Right Here, Right Now CALL FOR ENTRY

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Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

Exhibition Dates: December 17, 2019 – March 6, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2-5pm
Locations: Richmond Art Center (Community Gallery) and NIAD (Annex)

Calling all Richmond artists! Free entry!

The Richmond Art Center invites all artists who live and/or work in Richmond to submit work for Right Here, Right Now, Richmond, an exhibition that looks at the excellent and risk-taking new work being made in our city. The exhibition will be installed in RAC’s Community Gallery and a project space at NIAD.

The deadline to enter is Monday, November 4, 11:59pm.

WHY HERE? WHY NOW?

In working to center the Richmond Art Center’s commitment to Richmond, Right Here, Right Now supports our goal to equitably grow and sustain innovative art practices for Richmond artists and audiences. This free ‘Call for Entry’ platform is designed to bring local artists together for a new exhibition opportunity, Right Here, Right Now, as well as for future programming at the Richmond Art Center.  

ABOUT THE JURORS

This exhibition will be juried by Richmond Art Center program staff. We want to know you and we want you to know us! 

Program staff are Marisa Burman, Ceramics Manager; Ilene Conde, Studio Education Manager; Cristina Haley, Art in the Community Manager; Francisco Rojas, Studio Assistant; Rachel Schaffran, Art in the Community Director; and Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director. See our staff bios here!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS

Call for Entry Clinic: Saturday, October 12, 1-3pm RSVP Requested
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 4, 11:59pm
Artist Notification By: Friday, November 15
Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday, December 10, 5-7pm, and Wednesday, December 11, 11am-4pm.
Richmond Art Center Exhibition Dates: December 17, 2019 – March 6, 2020
NIAD Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2019 – January 27, 2020 (NIAD Reception: December 14, 1-4pm)
Richmond Art Center Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2-5pm
Artwork Pick Up: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11am-4pm

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Eligibility: Participation is open to all artists and collaborative groups who live and/or work in Richmond. Richmond artists may work in collaboration with artists from outside Richmond. Entries should be submitted by artists 16 years and older.
  • Entry Fees: NONE! 
  • Artwork Requirements:
    • Media: All media accepted
    • New and original work: Artwork submissions must be original work created since 2017 that have not previously been exhibited at the Richmond Art Center
  • Call for Entry Clinic: Computers not your forte? We can help with your online submission. Come to the Richmond Art Center on Saturday, October 12, 1-3pm and we can complete your online entry for you. You’ll need to bring your artwork information (title, year, size, medium) and digital images of your work. Alternatively, bring your artwork and we can photograph it. RSVP Requested

PREPARE YOUR SUBMISSION

  • Number of Artworks: Artists may submit up to four artworks per entry
  • Artwork information: Include artwork information for each submission (title, year, media, dimensions, price/value)
  • Digital Images: Image files should be jpgs with a maximum file size of 1 MB. File naming convention: Lastname_FirstInitial_NumberOfImage.jpg (example: smith_r_1.jpg)
  • OPTIONAL Artist Bio and Statement: Artists may include a brief statement and/or bio with their submission

 

 

TERMS

Selection: Entry does not guarantee selection for the exhibition. But it does guarantee you’ll enter our Richmond Artist database for consideration for future exhibition opportunities!
Insurance
: The Richmond Art Center shall insure selected artworks for the duration of the exhibition
Images: Artists agree to allow the Richmond Art Center to use images of selected artworks for publicity and education purposes. RAC will grant credit to the Artist as specified on any labels, educational and publicity materials.
Artwork Loan Form: When selected artists drop off their artworks to RAC they will be asked to sign an artwork loan form. Artists may request a copy of this form in advance.
Installation Ready: Selected artworks should be installation ready with any hanging hardware attached (rods, hanging wire, d-rings, etc.), and labeled with artists full name on the back/underneath. Work on paper should be framed or mounted.
Artwork Delivery: Selected artwork must be delivered to the Richmond Art Center during scheduled drop off dates: Tuesday, December 10, 11am-4pm, and Wednesday, December 11, 5pm-7pm
Artwork Pick Up: All unsold artworks must be picked up on the scheduled day: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11am-4pm

The 24th Annual Art of Living Black CALL FOR ARTISTS

THE 24TH ANNUAL ART OF LIVING BLACK

Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center: January 14 – March 13, 2020
Open Studios: Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1; Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8; and Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2020
Satellite Exhibitions: Throughout January, February and March. Details to be published on The Art of Living Black website and in the Open Studios Guide
Jan Hart-Schuyers Artistic Achievement Awardees’ Talk: Saturday, January 25, 12:30-2pm
Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2-5pm
Closing Party: Friday, March 13, 3pm-5pm

Co-founded by the late Jan Hart-Schuyers and the late Rae Louise Hayward, The Art of Living Black is a non-juried group Exhibition featuring work by artists of African descent. The Exhibition is held at the Richmond Art Center and is accompanied by a self-guided Open Studios tour and Satellite Exhibitions.
Registration may be done online, over the phone, or in person at the Richmond Art Center. The deadline for artist registration is Thursday, October 31, 2019.

This event is organized by The Art of Living Black Steering Committee in partnership with the Richmond Art Center. The Steering Committee is a dedicated group of established Bay Area artists touched by the vision of founders Jan Hart-Shuyers and Rae Louise Hayward. The group’s mission is to preserve and expand the vision of their beloved founders by supporting emerging, mid-career and established artists of African descent.

Questions?

  • For registration and exhibition questions please contact: The Richmond Art Center at 510.620.6772 or admin@nullrichmondartcenter.org
  • For open studios and satellite exhibition questions please contact: TAOLB Steering Committee at info@nulltheartoflivingblack.com or The Art of Living Black Facebook page

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS

Artist Info Session I: Wednesday, September 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm More info…
Artist Info Session II: Saturday, October 12, 11am-12pm More info…
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 11:59pm
RAC Exhibition Artwork Drop Off: Friday, January 3, 11am-4pm and Saturday, January 4, 11am-4pm
Workshops: TBA
RAC Exhibition Artwork Pick Up: Friday, March 13, 5pm-6:30pm and Saturday, March 14, 11am-4pm

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Eligibility:

  • Participation is open to all artists of African descent who reside/work within the nine counties of the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma).

Richmond Art Center Exhibition Artwork Requirements:

  • Media: All media accepted.
  • Artwork size: Artwork size may not exceed 40 inches wide (including the frame).
  • Artwork number: One artwork entry per artist
  • New and original work: Artwork submissions must be original work created since 2016 that have not previously been exhibited at the Richmond Art Center.

Registration Fee:

  • Richmond Art Center Member: $65
  • Non-RAC Member: $75

The Art of Living Black registration fee includes participation in the exhibition at the Richmond Art Center and open studios/satellite exhibitions. Artists without a space for open studios/satellite exhibitions can request to be offered a space. Artists who do not wish to participate in open studios/satellite exhibitions may choose to opt out at the time of registration (the fee remains the same).

Optional: Artists can upgrade their The Art of Living Black Guide listing by purchasing a discounted ad (view the 2019 Art of Living Black Guide for ad examples):

  • 1/4 page ad $50
  • 1/2 page ad $80
  • Full page ad $150

TERMS

  • Fees: Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Photography and Image Use: The Richmond Art Center and The Art of Living Black reserves the right to use images of submitted artwork, and to photograph the artist, artwork and exhibition for publicity, documentation, and fundraising purposes.
  • Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center:
    • Delivery of Artwork: Artwork must be delivered to the Richmond Art Center during scheduled drop off dates: Friday, January 3, 11am-4pm and Saturday, January 4, 11am-4pm
    • Sales: For any artwork sales at the Richmond Art Center: artist receives 60% of the sale price; Richmond Art Center retains 40%.
    • Pick Up: All unsold artworks must be picked up on the scheduled days: Friday, March 13, 5pm-6:30pm and Saturday, March 14, 11am-4pm
  • Open Studios Participants: If an artist or venue hosts other artists, each artist must be a registered participant of The Art of Living Black.

ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN YOUR REGISTRATION?

 

 

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