Richmond Art Center

Announcements

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

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

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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