Richmond Art Center

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Give Back to the RAC on Giving Tuesday!

Give Back to the RAC on Giving Tuesday!

November 27th, 2017

Giving Tuesday was created to unite us all in a day of generosity, to make a difference in the world at the start of this busy holiday season. Please consider supporting the Richmond Art Center on Tuesday, November 28th.   For the past 81 years, the Art Center has been the home for... Continue Reading

Reception to Celebrate and Remember Ed Lay

Reception to Celebrate and Remember Ed Lay

November 11th, 2017

A reception to celebrate Ed Lay's life will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Richmond Art Center. Please join us for a reception in the Art Center's main gallery, with the RAC community and students, friends from ACCI Gallery, and Ed's family and friends. Ed was... Continue Reading

S Beaubrun

S Beaubrun

November 2nd, 2017

About Suzane's work: "I create fun and unusual jewelry out of up cycled materials and /or traditional materials like silver and copper. I consider my jewelry to be wearable sculpture and I make a few standing pieces with similar techniques and style.I have also turned my hobby of making tiny... Continue Reading

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Remembering Ed Lay

November 2nd, 2017

The hearts at the Richmond Art Center are broken today, as we share the news that Ed Lay, our Head Metals Studio Instructor, has passed away. Ed taught Metals at the Art Center for the past 8 years, and prior to teaching with us, was a student for 17 years. Ed... Continue Reading

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We're Hiring! Studio Art Coordinator

November 1st, 2017

Position: Studio Art Coordinator Schedule: Full-time:  40 hours/week; non-exempt; Tuesday through Saturday work schedule Supervisor: Studio Art Director Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the Studio Art Director, the Studio Art Coordinator coordinates the scheduling of quarterly classes and workshops in six studios; on site art tours; orders and maintain art supplies, and... Continue Reading

Donate Art Supplies to Help Artists Affected by the North Bay Fires

Donate Art Supplies to Help Artists Affected by the North Bay Fires

November 1st, 2017

We are working with local artist Joani Share, Creative Sonoma, and the Napa Valley Arts Council to collect new and gently used art supplies to donate to artists who have lost their homes and studios in the recent wildfires in the North Bay. We encourage you to bring any art supplies... Continue Reading

Fall Family Day at the Richmond Art Center Coming Soon!

Fall Family Day at the Richmond Art Center Coming Soon!

October 14th, 2017

Fall Family Day at the Richmond Art Center Fall Family Day: Saturday, October 28 12:30pm to 3:00pm Free! The annual celebration welcoming family, honoring Dia del los Muertos through artmaking activities, and sharing a Community Altar takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Richmond Art Center once again offers its popular Fall event, Fall Family... Continue Reading

Visit Earth, Wind, and Fire, and help support Clifford Rainey

Visit Earth, Wind, and Fire, and help support Clifford Rainey

October 12th, 2017

Our hearts are with all of those affected by the tragic, ongoing fires in the North Bay and all that has been lost. One of our extended RAC family, artist Clifford Rainey, lost his home and his studio in the fire. Here he is, standing in front of one of his pieces... Continue Reading

Contribute to Our Community Altar!

Contribute to Our Community Altar!

October 8th, 2017

Join us in building a Dia de los Muertos altar for Fall Family Day! These altars are an important part of celebrating Mexico's most famous holiday, Day of the Dead. Traditionally, families will build altars in their homes during the weeks leading up to November 1st, as a way to celebrate and... Continue Reading

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Bay Area Mural Festival Bringing 10 New Murals To Richmond

September 25th, 2017

Richmond Art Center to host Closing Celebration on Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm RICHMOND, CA — September 25, 2017 — The 2nd Annual Bay Area Mural Festival (BAMFest 2017) is bringing together 10 master muralists and 2 East Bay youth groups in the painting of 10 environmentally themed murals October... Continue Reading

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Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center

August 10th, 2017

Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center Three new exhibitions featuring works by Bay Area figurative artist Joan Brown, an environmentally themed group show, and a celebration of Richmond’s acclaimed Pogo Park will open to the public on September 12, 2017. RICHMOND, CA — August 10, 2017 — The Richmond Art Center is celebrating the... Continue Reading

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Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center

July 20th, 2017

Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center A new exhibition, Joan Brown: In Living Color, reveals the intimate and personal of a supportive and influential teacher to a generation of artists. RICHMOND, CA — July 20, 2017 — Joan Brown: In Living Color reveals the intimate and personal in... Continue Reading

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See You Next Year at Summer Camp!

July 14th, 2017

These past four weeks of Summer Art Camp for kids has been a blast. We loved providing creative learning and making environments for children 5 to 14. Our thanks go out to all of the children, parents, staff, teaching artists and volunteers who made this year's camp offerings our best... Continue Reading

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We're Hiring: Human Resources Manager

July 6th, 2017

Position: Human Resources Manager Part-time, non-exempt position Flexible work schedule Supervisor:  Executive Director Overview/ Essential Duties: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the oversight of Human Resources administrative functions and takes the lead in fostering a work environment that supports all staff individually and as members of the Art Center team. The HR... Continue Reading

With gratitude, and welcome... departing and incoming Board members.

With gratitude, and welcome... departing and incoming Board members.

July 1st, 2017

The Richmond Art Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board, which is elected by our members, is responsible for the organization’s financial health and achievement of its mission. Board members serve a three-year term. We'd like to offer our deepest thanks and recognition to four of our... Continue Reading

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We'll be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

June 28th, 2017

The Richmond Art Center will be closed from Sunday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 4. We'll look forward to seeing you after the holiday!... Continue Reading

We Got the Grant!

We Got the Grant!

June 15th, 2017

We got the grant! With support from the California Arts Council, the Richmond Art Center, through our Art in the Community program, will provide year-long visual art classes to six WCCUSD elementary school sites free of charge. With this funding, 215 students in grades K-6 will use printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, animation, book... Continue Reading

Summer Fundraiser: Help Us Make Our Match!

Summer Fundraiser: Help Us Make Our Match!

June 12th, 2017

"Thirty-three years ago, I was hired to teach the children's Saturday classes at the Richmond Art Center because the current teacher was moving to Bali. I was very happy to get the job (but so wished I could visit Bali, too)! After 33 years, here I am... teaching the children of... Continue Reading

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Mathieu Court Alley Play Street Dedication

June 10th, 2017

On June 9, the Mathieu Court Alley Play Street Dedication project ribbon-cutting took place, honoring and celebrating the collaboration between the City of Richmond, Richmond Art Center's Art in the Community program, The Trust for Public Land, Pogo Park and the Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council. The Play Street, a 640-foot-long stretch of... Continue Reading

Meet Jeremy, our new Volunteer & Visitor Services Coordinator

Meet Jeremy, our new Volunteer & Visitor Services Coordinator

May 31st, 2017

Jeremy is an event organizer disguised as an art curator. He holds a BA in Communications from Seattle University and a Master of Art Curating from the University of Sydney, Australia. Jeremy’s docent training in Seattle led him to pursue a career planning art exhibitions and tours for audiences... Continue Reading

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Members' Annual Meeting, Board Election, and Reception

May 31st, 2017

Richmond Art Center Members' Annual Meeting, Board Election, and Reception Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3:00 to 4:45 pm The Richmond Art Center’s annual members’ meeting and reception will be held at the Art Center beginning at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the election for the fiscal year... Continue Reading

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Key Members Show Dates

May 25th, 2017

Our annual Members Show opens on June 13. Here are some important dates for those of you who will be showing your work. Deadline to Register: May 22 Drop off of artwork: Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 5:00 –... Continue Reading

Parent's Press Voting—It's That Time of Year

Parent's Press Voting—It's That Time of Year

May 19th, 2017

It's that time of year again... Parent's Press is holding their annual vote for the Best Of in children's classes and camps. We'd love your help to get gold stars for 2017! Last year we were thrilled to receive the gold in the categories for classes and camps. This year, you can vote... Continue Reading

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Parking Update for May 6

May 5th, 2017

Dear Art Center visitors, The adjacent parking lots will be closed on May 6 in the morning till early afternoon during the Cinco de Mayo parade down 23rd Street. If you need to bring art supplies to class, please give yourself some extra time to park in the nearby neighborhood.... Continue Reading

John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

April 27th, 2017

Our Spring Exhibition, Mapping the Uncharted, was recently the subject of an essay by Bay Area curator and professor John Zarobell. Excerpted from his essay, "Seeing Power Through the Map," in this month's edition of Art Practical: The impulse of showing the state of the world through visual means is what maps... Continue Reading

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