Richmond Art Center

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To our valued Richmond Art Center community

To our valued Richmond Art Center community

March 17th, 2017

To our valued Richmond Art Center community: We add our voice and join with so many others who understand and value the crucial impact the arts and humanities bring to us as individuals, as members of our communities, and to our society, nationally and globally. The proposed federal budget estimates $54... Continue Reading

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Behind the Scenes of Marking Space

March 14th, 2017

Behind the scenes when installing a new show can be adventurous work! Here are a couple of peeks from our new exhibition, Marking Space, which opens next Tuesday, March 21, at 10:00 am. But you can see everything this coming Saturday at our Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions from 5:00... Continue Reading

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and  Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring

March 10th, 2017

52nd Annual West Contra Costa Unified School District and Richmond Art Center Art in the Community Student Shows This Spring Popular shows featuring the artwork of hundreds of local students return to the Art Center’s Community Gallery this season. RICHMOND, CA — March 9, 2017 — This Spring, the Richmond Art Center... Continue Reading

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The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center

March 10th, 2017

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center Two new exhibitions, Marking Space and Mapping the Uncharted, bring new meaning to the traditional arts of sculpture and mapping this Spring.   RICHMOND, CA — February 22, 2017 — In the new Spring sculpture exhibition Marking Space,... Continue Reading

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We're Hiring: Development Manager

March 7th, 2017

Position: Development  Manager Part Time, flexible, 30 hours a week Non-exempt Position Supervisor: Executive Director We’re looking for a talented, hands on development professional to join our creative and passionate team at the Richmond Art Center, where we’re proud to have provided over 80 years of excellence in arts education and exhibitions in the... Continue Reading

Free Family Events Keep All Ages Making Art

Free Family Events Keep All Ages Making Art

March 1st, 2017

Family Art Fridays at E. M. Downer YMCA We've added Family Art Fridays to keep all ages making art together. These free classes take place at the E. M. Downer YMCA, located at 263 South 20th Street in Richmond, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Bring the whole family! Snacks provided! No... Continue Reading

March Workshops: Engage Your Creative Process in One Day

March Workshops: Engage Your Creative Process in One Day

February 27th, 2017

One-day workshops are perfect for diving into a new skill or jumpstarting a creative process.  Bring a friend, make a new one. And for our first-time students, apply discount code FA16W for a $5 discount when you register! March 5: Moon Tools: Primal Creative Process Are you passionate about a project, an art... Continue Reading

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Lorraine Bonner

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Lorraine Bonner

February 27th, 2017

Lorraine Bonner was born and raised on the East Coast. She moved to California in 1970, and began working in clay in the early 90’s. Her work began in response to trauma, but soon evolved to embrace the larger political and spiritual themes of dominationism and the mutually reflective processes... Continue Reading

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center

February 22nd, 2017

The Boundaries of Sculpture and the Alternate Meanings of Maps at the Richmond Art Center Two new exhibitions, Marking Space and Mapping the Uncharted, bring new meaning to the traditional arts of sculpture and mapping this Spring. RICHMOND, CA — February 22, 2017 — In the new Spring sculpture exhibition Marking Space,... Continue Reading

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Create your new registration account in time for Spring Classes.

February 19th, 2017

Create your new registration account in time for Spring Classes. We've recently upgraded our class registration program to better help our students register for classes and workshops, sign up for memberships, and donate to the Richmond Art Center. Class registration starts on Tuesday, February 21. To create your account: 1. If you have... Continue Reading

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with KaliMa AmiLak

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with KaliMa AmiLak

February 15th, 2017

KaliMa AmiLak is an Oakland-based Photographer, aspiring Performing Artist and Model. A native from Brooklyn, New York, KaliMa has transplanted to California to expand the discovery of herself and her artistry. She currently runs a Photography studio at American Steel Studios with a focus on portraiture, fashion, commercial and editorial... Continue Reading

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In Memoriam: Betty Hardison

February 1st, 2017

Betty Hardison was a visionary of the Richmond Art Center. She recently passed away and we wanted to honor her memory and service. Everyone at the Richmond Art Center is deeply indebted to the work of Betty Hardison. We are grateful for the efforts she made to ensure that artmaking... Continue Reading

Get to Know Us: An Interview with Ed Lay

Get to Know Us: An Interview with Ed Lay

February 1st, 2017

Many of you might know Ed Lay as one of our longtime metals instructors and as a dedicated and talented working artist. Ed was born in the Philippines, and raised (mostly) in New York. He has worked primarily in the academic tech world and has a lifelong interest in education.  For 30 years, he wrote... Continue Reading

Art of Living Black Special Events

Art of Living Black Special Events

January 31st, 2017

This month we are proud to host two major events in conjunction with our current exhibition, The 21st Annual Art of Living Black. The Art of Living Black Artists Talks February 4, noon - 2pm. Free. We will present a panel of the The Art of Living Black 2016 award winners, Justice Renaissance,  Gene Dominique... Continue Reading

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Orlonda Uffre

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Orlonda Uffre

January 30th, 2017

Orlonda is an Oakland resident, originally from New York, of African Caribbean heritage, with a definite bi coastal state of mind. She has 4 siblings, and hundreds of first and second cousins, in the Caribbean. She was once called a Renaissance woman because of all the career and personal lifestyles... Continue Reading

Free Winter Art Events at the Richmond Art Center

Free Winter Art Events at the Richmond Art Center

January 11th, 2017

A variety of free art-related activities, talks and events slated for January - February 2017 bring adults, families, and children to the Richmond Art Center. We look forward to seeing you soon! The Richmond Art Center will be hosting a variety of free events in January and February to coincide with... Continue Reading

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We're Hiring: Human Resources & Operations Director (HR/OD)

January 4th, 2017

Position:  Human Resources & Operations Director (HR/OD) Full Time, exempt position Supervisor:   Executive Director Key Responsibilities: Human Resources management Front Desk Administrative Staff supervision IT oversight Event support Facilities and Grounds oversight Overview/ Essential Duties: We’re looking for a talented, hands on administrator to join our creative and passionate team at the Richmond... Continue Reading

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Nyé Lyn Tho

The Art of Living Black: An Interview with Nyé Lyn Tho

January 2nd, 2017

Nye’ Lyn Tho is a West Oakland resident of 9 years, hailing from Philadelphia, PA. She was born and raised in New York with her 10 siblings and currently resides with her partner, Ahmunet Jessica Jordon. She currently runs a Photography & Graphic Design studio operating out of American Steel... Continue Reading

Bring Color and Creativity to Your New Year

Bring Color and Creativity to Your New Year

January 1st, 2017

Bring a new level of color to your creative practice in 2017. We've selected some of our most colorful classes for you to explore. Register today and see you in the studio! Watercolor for Beginning and Intermediate Students Color Theory Printing Patterns on Fabric Enameling Glass Beadmaking Weaving Roundup... Continue Reading

Press Release: Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center

December 23rd, 2016

Art of Living Black Exhibition Returns for the 21st Year at the Richmond Art Center The only annual exhibition in the Bay Area that exclusively features regional artists of African descent opens on January 10, 2017. RICHMOND, CA — December 23, 2016 — The Richmond Art Center is proud to host the... Continue Reading

Press Release: Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017

Press Release: Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017

December 20th, 2016

Influential Glass Artist Marvin Lipofsky Exhibition Opens at the Richmond Art Center in January 2017 Exploring the legacy of the artist and cornerstone of the Studio Glass Movement in an intimate selection of works from his private estate. RICHMOND, CA — December 20, 2016 — A leading figure in the world of... Continue Reading

Our Top Ten Art Classes to Start 2017!

Our Top Ten Art Classes to Start 2017!

December 19th, 2016

Weave on a tabletop. Make collagraph prints. Learn to etch photos and screenprint in full color. Turn crochet into a soft sculpture. Learn a variety of jewelry techniques. All of these skills and more await. Check out this short list of picks we think you should know about. Registration for Winter... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard Recap: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

Richmond Standard Recap: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

December 8th, 2016

Thanks to the Richmond Standard for this great recap of our 2016 Holiday Arts Festival! "The Richmond Art Center (RAC) hosted the 54th edition of their popular Holiday Arts Fest on Sunday, and a bustling turnout enjoyed the 50-plus artisan vendors, engaging make-your-own-art tables and some tasty food offerings." Read the... Continue Reading

A December Message from Our Executive Director

A December Message from Our Executive Director

November 30th, 2016

Dear Richmond Art Center family, As the Richmond Standard wrote in the October 18, 2016  issue: When it comes to treasured resources in the Bay Area, it’s hard to top what the Richmond Art Center has brought to the area for 80 years. The robust venue . . .  is accessible, attractive and... Continue Reading

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Press Release - Make Room for Lunch: Food Trucks Bring Their Best to the Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival

November 29th, 2016

There’s more than just art to buy at this year’s Art Center’s annual holiday festival with food trucks and Richmond’s own craft brewery and cidery participating. RICHMOND, CA — November 29, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art Center returns for its 54th... Continue Reading

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