Richmond Art Center

Announcements

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

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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A Wealth of April Art Events at the Richmond Art Center

March 30th, 2017

A calendar full of exciting Spring events takes place this month at the Richmond Art Center. Events are for everyone at the Richmond Art Center this April. Starting off the month on Saturday, April 1, a panel of artists from the Marking Space sculpture and installation exhibition. Artists Mari Andrews, Genevieve... Continue Reading

One Week Left to Apply for the Open House Student Vendor Sale

One Week Left to Apply for the Open House Student Vendor Sale

March 28th, 2017

We have a few spaces left for our current student artists to sell their work at our upcoming Open House on April 22. Click here to learn more and apply!... Continue Reading

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

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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