Richmond Art Center

Announcements

Winter 2019 Catalog download here!

Winter 2019 Catalog download here!

November 19th, 2018

Our Winter 2019 catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon! You also can download a copy here. All of our Winter classes are also available on our Studio Arts classes page. However, our printed catalog does have an error and is missing a page. The missing page contains some classes from both... Continue Reading

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Our galleries are closed now.

November 15th, 2018

Due to unhealthy air quality, our galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday. We hope that you had the opportunity to see our wonderful Fall exhibitions this season and we look forward to seeing you at the RAC for the Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 2! Please be safe and take... Continue Reading

Rescheduling RYSE Mural Reveal Celebration: Stay Tuned!

Rescheduling RYSE Mural Reveal Celebration: Stay Tuned!

November 14th, 2018

Due to poor air quality this week, we are postponing our Mural Reveal Celebration with RYSE Center on Friday. We'll let you know when it's rescheduled so you can celebrate with us and the talented young artists who've created the wonderful mural in our courtyard.... Continue Reading

S Beaubrun

S Beaubrun

October 24th, 2018

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

Asé Arts

Asé Arts

October 23rd, 2018

This is a series of images representing the Òrìṣàs African deities of the traditional Yoruba Ifa religious system that was carried to the West Indian islands and the Americas through the transatlantic slave trade. Where upon arrival slaves were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Forced to practice their native... Continue Reading

Be Our Next Catalog Cover Artist!

Be Our Next Catalog Cover Artist!

October 2nd, 2018

We're looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our next (and future!) catalog cover image. Maybe it's yours. Image requirements: Work must be made here in one of our studio classes or workshops within the last year. Current students and teaching artists may apply. Work must be... Continue Reading

Donate Your Fabric for a Good Cause!

Donate Your Fabric for a Good Cause!

October 2nd, 2018

Bring your unused fabrics to the RAC! We'll make sure the artists at the Social Justice Sewing Academy can use them for their upcoming quilt projects. (We will be exhibiting their work in partnership with The Latina Center this Winter!) What is the SJSA? Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy... Continue Reading

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We're Hiring: Development Assistant and Database Coordinator

October 2nd, 2018

Position: Development Assistant and Database Coordinator Schedule: 24 hours weekly: non-exempt, days/hours to be determined Supervisor: Director of Development Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Assistant and Database Coordinator (1) manages the fundraising database, (2) supports all activities of the annual fund including handling all gift acknowledgements and... Continue Reading

Review: Art in the Community This Year

Review: Art in the Community This Year

June 25th, 2018

This year, our Art in the Community program (AIC) worked with a total of 48 student groups in ongoing arts learning  experiences, as well as holding a weekly drop-in class at the Richmond Public Library, engaging over 1700 students. In collaboration with the WCCUSD office of expanded learning, we provided after-school... Continue Reading

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Richmond Art Center Awarded California Arts Council “Arts Education: Extension” Grant

June 14th, 2018

State funds support Richmond Art Center's Art in the Community arts education programming [Richmond, CA] – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $13,500 to the Richmond Art Center as part of its Arts Education: Extension program. As a segment of the California Arts Council Arts Education grant opportunities, Extension grants... Continue Reading

Help us win Best of the East Bay!

Help us win Best of the East Bay!

June 8th, 2018

We've been nominated for Best Art Classes in Best of the East Bay! Help us win: it's fast and easy! Voting happens here: https://www.EastBayExpress.com/BestOf You'll find Best Art Classes listed on page 3. Thank you for sharing the work of the Richmond Art Center! Voting ends on July 11.... Continue Reading

New Documentary

New Documentary "The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West" Free Screening

June 7th, 2018

Hershell West, local arts icon, is very active in the art scene of the East Bay. He was a member and later president of the board of ProArts in Oakland and the Richmond Art Center in Richmond. He served on both the Oakland Arts Commission and the Richmond Arts and... Continue Reading

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Call for Entries “What Knot?” Now Open

June 2nd, 2018

Presented by the Richmond Art Center in partnership with the Northern California Surface Design Association, What Knot? will feature contemporary art by Californian artists working with fiber and textile construction techniques, and offering new twists on traditional processes, materials and concepts. The exhibition will be juried by Camille Ann Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art at The George Washington... Continue Reading

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An Interview with Phil Linhares: Small Works Juror

May 31st, 2018

AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LINHARES by Amy Spencer, Exhibition Director Unlike many exhibitions juried online, the scale of the work for Small Works actually translated very well to a computer screen. Where you thinking about this as you viewed the works? The submissions came off pretty well. Years ago I dealt with juried... Continue Reading

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Annual Board Election and Reception

May 24th, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT RICHMOND ART CENTER ANNUAL MEMBERS' BOARD ELECTION and RECEPTION SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Richmond Art Center’s Annual Members' Board Election 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

Peek at our Summer Catalog!

Peek at our Summer Catalog!

April 18th, 2018

Summer registration for classes and workshops open on May 1! Catalogs are in the mail, but you can get an advance look at what's in store for summer today. Download a copy today and get ready to register on May 1. And just a reminder, Summer Art Camps for Kids are... Continue Reading

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Summer Art Camp for Kids Early Bird Discount Ends March 31!

March 28th, 2018

    Unleash your child’s creativity this summer! Art Camp at the RAC gives kids and teens an exciting immersion in visual art practice. Daily projects include drawing, painting, printmaking, textile arts and sculpture. Art Camp runs weekly, Monday to Friday, with a varied curriculum. Whole and half-days available, with extended hours... Continue Reading

An Interview with Tomye Neal-Madison

An Interview with Tomye Neal-Madison

February 28th, 2018

Tomye Neal-Madison is an exhibiting artist in this year's Art of Living Black. She's been showing her work in this annual show since its inception. We're pleased to share some of her thoughts about her art and what inspires her to create.  Please be sure to visit the gallery to see... Continue Reading

Free February Events at the RAC

Free February Events at the RAC

February 1st, 2018

We have so many great free events this February! You can find all of our events on our Events Calendar, and don't forget to follow our events on Facebook!... Continue Reading

Meet Nisa Sanders, Our New Studio Coordinator!

Meet Nisa Sanders, Our New Studio Coordinator!

January 31st, 2018

Nisa is a Texas native who recently relocated to the Bay Area. Raised in a very artistic household, she is the daughter of a Jazz musician turned videographer and an Assistant Young Artist Director at a nonprofit that provides studio art programming to the San Antonio community. Nisa has a... Continue Reading

Meet Anna Speaker, Our New Studio Director!

Meet Anna Speaker, Our New Studio Director!

January 31st, 2018

A native of the Central Coast, Anna has lived all around the Bay Area since attending Sonoma State University for her BA in Art History. In that time, she has worked for several nonprofit arts organizations in the areas of exhibition, fundraising, operations and education programming, and completed a Museum... Continue Reading

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Art Center closed for the holiday break, starting Saturday, Dec. 23.

December 22nd, 2017

The Art Center will be closed to the general public from Saturday, December 23 until Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Our administrative offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Studio Art classes will resume on Monday, January 8. You can register online for Winter classes here: http://richmondartcenter.org/class-catalog/ We look forward to seeing you... Continue Reading

Support Your Studio!

Support Your Studio!

December 19th, 2017

Are you a painter, weaver, printmaker? A metalsmith, illustrator, ceramicist? Make an end-of-year donation to directly support your favorite Studio Arts program at the Art Center. Thank you for all you do! Your programs have inspired and enriched my life. ~ Jeanne H. Each year, thousands of students deepen their creative experience through our Studio Arts program.... Continue Reading

Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season

December 14th, 2017

Giving a gift membership is a great way to share your love of art with someone who matters to you. Members receive automatic discounts on classes, workshops, and juried shows, a chance to show art in our Annual Members Show, and free admission to other local and national arts organizations.* Call us... Continue Reading

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

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Richmond, California 94804
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