Strange Forest will present contemporary drawings devoted to abstract and surreal dimensions of the natural world. Utilizing techniques of botanical and scientific illustration, the six Bay Area artists in the exhibition take on the role of experimental naturalists. Through processes such as painstaking delineation, classification and focus on the lifecycle, the artists express a deep respect for the flora and fauna of our planet, while at the same time reimagining it. Delineating a rock, a weed, a feather; Strange Forest examines how elements of the natural world can become microcosms for exploring the state of the earth and our place within it.
Image: Lela Shields, Horsetail, 2017
Small Works: Selections by Phil Linhares features original small works of art (up to 14 inches) by California artists, representing a wide range of media, artistic styles and topics. Total cash awards of $1,000.
Juror: Philip Linhares
About the Juror: Former Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, Philip Linhares has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, including solo exhibitions of the work of Leon Golub, Joan Brown, Jim Nutt, Bruce Nauman, and Ruth Asawa. In the Oakland Museum of California’s recent gallery transformation and reinstallation, Linhares directed the installation on Folk Art and Counter Culture including works by Peter Mason Bond and Martin Ramirez (Folk Art) and Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner (Counter Culture).
Gina Golledge, Visceral Motion, 2017, linen, upcycled wool, silk, and cotton, silk and wool thread
**The submissions period for our much anticipated Annual Members’ Show is now closed. Thank you to all who will be showing your work with us this year.**
About the exhibition: Each year, the Richmond Art Center invites our members at the Individual level and above to participate in our Annual Members’ Show, which will be showcased in our Main and West Galleries. This year’s featured Member Spotlight Artists are John Friedman, Ed Lay, Hilda Robinson, and Sandy Walker.
Please be sure to join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Our Members’ Artist Talk will take place on June 16 at 11:00 am.
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, May 23 at midnight
Artwork Drop Off: Friday, May 25, 11am-4pm and Saturday, May 26, 11am-4pm
Artwork Pick Up: Friday, August 17, 11am-4pm and Saturday, August 18, 11am-4pm
Jump So High
oil pastel on paper