Richmond Art Center

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Secor Hardware Company

Secor Hardware Company

November 2nd, 2019

About Secor Hardware Company's work: "While restoring our old bungalow in Richmond, I found it difficult to throw out the old growth wood, and started collecting it in order to repurpose, into something new and useful. I love the process of milling and uncovering the beauty and unexpected imperfections, and... Continue Reading

Countersteer Exhibition Press Coverage

Countersteer Exhibition Press Coverage

October 23rd, 2019

We would like to share recent press coverage, Counterster: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression in the November 2019 Edition of The Monthly. Janis Hashe, "Born To Be Wild," The Monthly, Culture Section, November 2019. Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression is a Fall Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center and is on view... Continue Reading

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PG&E Planned Power Outage: How it will affect the Richmond Art Center

October 9th, 2019

As you may have heard, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for several Bay Area counties, which could initiate a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff in the next 24 hours.  While Richmond is listed as one of the cities possibly affected, current maps on the PG&E site show us as in the clear. ... Continue Reading

'Or, the Whale' Tours America (and new posters for sale!)

'Or, the Whale' Tours America (and new posters for sale!)

September 12th, 2019

We are excited to announce that Jos Sances' Or, the Whale is scheduled to appear at locations across California, Massachusetts and Kansas starting this month. Sances' impressive life size scratchboard drawing of a sperm whale drew large crowds to the Richmond Art Center when it was featured in the fall... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Announces Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Richmond Art Center Announces Fall 2019 Exhibitions

August 19th, 2019

August 19, 2019: The Richmond Art Center's fall exhibitions Countersteer; Thresholds; Pause, Gap, Omission; Ready and Waiting and Rich Reality will run from Tuesday, September 10 through Friday, November 22, 2019. -- Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-ExpressionMain Gallery Since the invention of the motorcycle over 100 years ago, creative individuals have endeavored to improve performance and... Continue Reading

Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression

Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression

August 8th, 2019

Countersteer Defined:1. Motorcycling: To initiate a turn by steering opposite to the direction desired.2. Common: To steer against the tide of norms and expectations. August 8, 2019: The Richmond Art Center invites visitors to the upcoming exhibition Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression. Countersteer explores personal expression through the medium of the... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Receives CAC 2019-2020 Grants

Richmond Art Center Receives CAC 2019-2020 Grants

July 5th, 2019

The California Arts Council voted to award the Richmond Art Center an Arts Education Artists in Schools program grant for 2019-2020! We are pleased to announce the Richmond Art Center was recently awarded three program grants from the California Arts Council totaling $47,000. This fall, we will provide free field trips to 1500 Richmond elementary... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center Announces Summer 2019 Exhibitions

Richmond Art Center Announces Summer 2019 Exhibitions

June 1st, 2019

Image: Top: Richard-Jonathan Nelson, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist, Bottom: Ruth Tabancay, What’s In You and On You: Normal Flora and Pathogens (detail), 2018 Mary Jeys, Waving Hand, 2018, Dennis A. Giacovelli, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2018. Second Class (E5) Engineman: Navy 1969- 71, Vietnam 1970.   RICHMOND, CA - June... Continue Reading

Spring Exhibitions Press

Spring Exhibitions Press

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to share some of the press coverage of our current exhibitions: Charles Desmarais, "M. Louise Stanley’s very contemporary history paintings," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 9, 2019 Charles Desmarais, "The Whale tries to save us," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 4, 2019 Janis Hashe, "Jos Sances' Great White Whale"... Continue Reading

Party Richmond... Thanks and see you next year!

Party Richmond... Thanks and see you next year!

April 23rd, 2019

Members, students, teachers, artists, and donors - all enjoyed the second annual Party Richmond celebration of art and art lovers on Saturday, April 13! (See our Facebook album for pictures from the event!) Each year Richmond Art Center honors three organizations and individuals who have contributed generously to the long-term wellbeing... Continue Reading

The Beautiful Chaos of Art

The Beautiful Chaos of Art

April 9th, 2019

The Beautiful Chaos of Art By Emaline Lubinger-Chavez (Pinole Valley High School) The ability to create and share art has always been a huge part of community. From artists working together to create murals, to a shadowy figure in the night clinging to an overpass to get the graffiti just right. Fences... Continue Reading

Party Richmond Live Auction Preview!

Party Richmond Live Auction Preview!

March 13th, 2019

Join us for Party Richmond! Awards and Fundraising Event Saturday, April 13, 5:30 to 9:00 pm Drinks & Dinner Hors d'Oeuvres, Awards, Live Auction, Entertainment ------------------------------------------------------------ Here are just a few of the wonderful live auction items that will be available at Party Richmond on Saturday. April 13: Peter Voulkos, Got the Cobalt Blues, 1979,... Continue Reading

Don't miss Early Bird ticket prices for Party Richmond!

Don't miss Early Bird ticket prices for Party Richmond!

March 8th, 2019

Join us for Party Richmond! Awards and Fundraising Event Saturday, April 13, 5:30 to 9:00 pm Drinks & Dinner Hors d'Oeuvres, Awards, Live Auction, Entertainment Early bird ticket deadline coming up! Don’t forget that early bird picket prices for Party Richmond end in one week on March 15. Lock in the best and lowest ticket price... Continue Reading

March Workshops!

March Workshops!

February 26th, 2019

Check out these one- and two-day new workshops for March, great for learning a new artistic skill in just a few hours! Mindfulness in Clay, Sunday, March 10, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Comics and Zines from A to Z, Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Gel... Continue Reading

Party Richmond tickets now on sale!

Party Richmond tickets now on sale!

February 22nd, 2019

Tickets on sale now for Party Richmond! Richmond Art Center's 2nd Annual Awards and Fundraising Event Saturday, April 13, 5:30 to 9:00 pm Drinks & Dinner Hors d'Oeuvres, Awards, Live Auction, Music Tickets: Early bird (by March 15): $55/$50 members After March 15: $60/$55 members $65 at the door       For information about becoming a sponsor of this event, please... Continue Reading

February Workshops in the Studio

February Workshops in the Studio

January 23rd, 2019

Check out these inspiring short workshops. Workshops are a perfect addition to your artist knowledge base. Lidded Vessels: Functional to Conceptual, Kristin Landowski, 2/3/19 Monotype Printmaking, Dean Stuart, 2/4/19 Wonderous Wax, Mira White, 2/8/19 Linoleum Block Printmaking, Dean Stuart, 2/9/19 Exposed Stitch Sketchbook with Letterpress Printed Cover, Anna Kingsley, 2/23/19 Precious Metal... Continue Reading

Metals Classes Lineup for Winter

Metals Classes Lineup for Winter

January 2nd, 2019

Want to learn to make your own jewelry or small sculptures? Now's the time to take one of our exciting Jewelry and Metals classes that are starting soon... most classes begin the week of January 7, so time is running out! (Registering as early as possible ensures you a seat in... Continue Reading

The Art Center is closed for the holidays.

The Art Center is closed for the holidays.

December 24th, 2018

Our Front Desk will be open on January 2, and classes begin on January 7. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!... Continue Reading

Be our Spring Catalog cover artist!

Be our Spring Catalog cover artist!

December 21st, 2018

We’re looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our Spring 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 emailed to julie@nullrichmondartcenter.org  ... Continue Reading

Winter Class Recs for You!

Winter Class Recs for You!

December 21st, 2018

Not sure what class to take this Winter? Here are a few suggestions to build your art skills. And we've got some new selections for the young people in your world, too! Table Top Loom Weaving Weaving Explorations NEW! Lapidary Arts: Shaping and Polishing Stone Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting NEW! Stunning Abstracts in Soft Pastel Design... Continue Reading

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

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

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