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Art of the African Diaspora Artists on KCRT Richmond

Art of the African Diaspora Artists on KCRT Richmond

January 15th, 2020

Art of the African Diaspora, Artistic Achievement Awardees for 2020, KaliMa Amilak, Abi Mustapha, Zoë Boston and Steering Committee Artist Chair, Stephen Bruce were interviewed by KCRT of Richmond. The Art of the African Diaspora exhibition is now on view at the Richmond Art Center until March 13,... Continue Reading

Right Here, Right Now, Richmond - East Bay Express Review

Right Here, Right Now, Richmond - East Bay Express Review

January 3rd, 2020

Lou Fancher writes about Right Here, Right Now, Richmond in "Five Richmond Risk-Takers," in the East Bay Express, January 2020. "The Richmond Art Center's Right Here, Right Now, Richmond is evidence of the city's cultural breadth and of the art center's role as a sake haven in the art workspace-starved... Continue Reading

Press Release: Art of the African Diaspora Exhibition: January 14 - March 13, 2020

Press Release: Art of the African Diaspora Exhibition: January 14 - March 13, 2020

December 14th, 2019

Featuring Over 150 Artists of African Descent Exhibition: January 14 – March 13, 2020Artistic Achievement Awardees’ Talk: Saturday, January 25, 12:30-2pmReception: Saturday, January 25, 2-5pmFeatured Speaker Event: Saturday, February 1, 12:30-2pmClosing Party: Friday, March 13, 3-5pm Richmond Art Center2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm Events Around... Continue Reading

The 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Returns to the Richmond Art Center, Sunday, December 8, 2019

The 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Returns to the Richmond Art Center, Sunday, December 8, 2019

November 27th, 2019

Free, family-friendly arts and crafts festival includes over 55 local artist vendors, community partners and food vendors, holiday café and free art activities for all ages, from 11 AM – 5 PM Richmond, CA – November 26, 2019 – The Richmond Art Center invites holiday shoppers to experience a day of... Continue Reading

Countersteer Exhibition Press

Countersteer Exhibition Press

October 23rd, 2019

Janis Hashe writes about Countersteer in her article "Born To Be Wild," featured in The East Bay Monthly (November 2019). Hashe writes, "The show revs up the viewer's imagination - whether you own a Harley or not." Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression on view until Friday, November 22, 2019. ... Continue Reading

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

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

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