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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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary with Heart!

Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary with Heart!

October 5th, 2016

This year the Richmond Art Center turned 80 and we threw two big parties to celebrate! We're looking forward to the next 80 years of sharing art, education and community with you. Our Back to School Community Celebration was a family-friendly event, full of heart, art, and delicious food. All ages... Continue Reading

Art Center Helps to Create Interactive Play Space

Art Center Helps to Create Interactive Play Space

October 1st, 2016

We're happy to announce that the Richmond Art Center, in partnership with the City of Richmond and The Trust for Public Land, has received a new grant from Kaboom to create the Mathieu Court Alley Play Street. "It's exciting that elementary school students will have the experience of transforming an outdoor community space in... Continue Reading

KQED Arts Highlights Fall Programming and Del Sol String Quartet

KQED Arts Highlights Fall Programming and Del Sol String Quartet

September 23rd, 2016

Starting off an exciting weekend with a highlight from KQED Arts' The Do List: Sept. 23-Nov. 12: Another 80th birthday now, this time for one of the Bay Area’s best and most innovative art centers. The Richmond Art Center celebrates with the show Making Our Mark by some of the great... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential on Making Our Mark

Richmond Confidential on Making Our Mark

September 19th, 2016

Thanks to Richmond Confidential for profiling our new exhibition, Making Our Mark: http://richmondconfidential.org/2016/09/15/exhibit-showcases-rac-mentor-mentee-artist-legacy/ From the article: "The Richmond Art Center celebrated its 80th anniversary last Saturday with the opening of “Making Our Mark and Making New Paths,” an exhibit that builds a family tree of artists and their mentees. The show includes... Continue Reading

Making Our Mark in the News

Making Our Mark in the News

September 2nd, 2016

Our much anticipated Fall exhibition Making Our Mark fills three galleries with extraordinary art. And the press has noticed as well. The show has made the East Bay Express' list of Top Gallery and Museum shows: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/top-gallery-and-museum-shows/Content?oid=4955774 and the Richmond Standard showcases the unique relationship between two of our featured artists, Enrique Chagoya... Continue Reading

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Press Release: Bay Area Painter Squeak Carnwath Presents Work with Former Student

August 10th, 2016

BAY AREA PAINTER SQUEAK CARNWATH PRESENTS WORK WITH FORMER STUDENT DRU ANDERSON IN RICHMOND ART CENTER FALL 2016 EXHIBITION PROGRAM From September 13 through November 12, the Richmond Art Center will highlight 14 established and nationally known artists, including Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Lia Cook, Allan deSouza, Mildred Howard,... Continue Reading

We won the gold! Thanks to you...

We won the gold! Thanks to you...

July 11th, 2016

  Four Gold Stars for the Richmond Art Center! Thanks to you, our wonderful supporters, the Richmond Art Center won the top honors Parents’ Press Best of the Bay 2016 for our Arts and Crafts Summer Camp, Teen Focused Summer Camp, After-School and Enrichment Programs, and Art Classes! We’re humbled and thrilled to... Continue Reading

One Week at Art Bank: Investing in Art Futures

One Week at Art Bank: Investing in Art Futures

June 17th, 2016

June 20 to 24 is our final opportunity to close the fiscal year in the green. Please help the Art Center keep our exhibitions free, our onsite art education affordable and flexible, and our Art in the Community program growing by giving today. Donations of $25 or above will receive a... Continue Reading

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Richmond Art Center Hosts Racial Justice Coalition

May 26th, 2016

On May 21, the Richmond Art Center hosted the Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition community meeting, "Priorities for Racial Justice in Contra Costa County." This Town Hall meeting to discuss priorities for Racial Justice in Contra Costa County. Great ideas were shared on the criminal justice system, housing and transitional... Continue Reading

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Press Release: Richmond Art Center Announces Summer Exhibitions

May 19th, 2016

THE RICHMOND ART CENTER ANNOUNCES THREE COMPANION EXHIBITIONS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING RICHMOND, CA -- MAY 19, 2016 -- From June 12 - August 26, 2016, the Richmond Art Center features three distinctive exhibitions in its summer programming: Terry St. John: Close Views & Distant Vistas, the Annual Members Exhibition, and the... Continue Reading

Attention Teaching Artists: Join us on June 4 for a special event!

Attention Teaching Artists: Join us on June 4 for a special event!

May 13th, 2016

Attention artists! The Richmond Art Center is hosting an event for interested teaching artists professionals to join our growing team. Please mark your calendar for June 4 from 11am - 1pm to meet our staff and learn more about the teaching opportunities associated with the Art Center. To RSVP, click here.... Continue Reading

East Bay Monthly profiles David Park exhibition

East Bay Monthly profiles David Park exhibition

May 2nd, 2016

The East Bay Monthly has a feature article on our current exhibition David Park: Personal Perspectives! The article by Lou Fancher gives a deeper personal portrait of Park's history and his entry into the Figurative Art movement. You can read the entire article online here if you're not able to... Continue Reading

#EastBayGives: Get ready to give on May 3!

#EastBayGives: Get ready to give on May 3!

April 29th, 2016

On May 3, the Richmond Art Center will be participating in East Bay Gives 2016. Please help us make our goal of $4,000 to help support our wonderful programs, including Studio Arts Education, Art in the Community, and Exhibitions!  There are several prizes we'd love to win... are you game? Calling... Continue Reading

Press Release: The Richmond Art Center Honored with NobleCause Grant to Foster Volunteerism

Press Release: The Richmond Art Center Honored with NobleCause Grant to Foster Volunteerism

March 24th, 2016

The Richmond Art Center Honored with NobleCause Grant to Foster Volunteerism RICHMOND, CA--March 24, 2016-- The Richmond Art Center is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $6500 grant through NobleCause, a national grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their local communities. These funds will support... Continue Reading

David Park Exhibition in SF Gate

David Park Exhibition in SF Gate

March 24th, 2016

"Two exhibits celebrate Richmond Art Center milestone" via SFGate.com Our opening reception on Saturday, March 19 kicked off this wonderful retrospective of David Park's drawings and gouaches. Many of these pieces have never been exhibited before. We hope you'll visit the Art Center to see this show, open now until May 22... Continue Reading

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Press Release: 51st WCCUSD Student Art Show

March 16th, 2016

THE RICHMOND ART CENTER ANNOUNCES THE WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL (WCCUSD) STUDENT ART SHOW The Richmond Art Center has hosted this exhibition for more than 50 years, which features the work of over 300 local schoolchildren. RICHMOND, CA -- MARCH 16, 2016 -- In collaboration with the West Contra Costa School... Continue Reading

Amy Keefer Interview in Berkeleyside

Amy Keefer Interview in Berkeleyside

March 7th, 2016

"Amy Keefer is not your average rainy afternoon knitter, crocheter or embroiderer. Keefer holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts with an emphasis on textiles and fibers, and uses these patience-demanding crafts as tools for self-expression, as well as to provoke political discussion." We're proud to have Amy on... Continue Reading

Press Release — Viola Frey and Juan Carlos Quintana in The Human Spirit

Press Release — Viola Frey and Juan Carlos Quintana in The Human Spirit

March 1st, 2016

THE RICHMOND ART CENTER EXHIBITION FEATURES REFLECTIVE WORKS OF VIOLA FREY AND JUAN CARLOS QUINTANA IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY FIGURATION AS AN EXPRESSION OF HUMANISM In conjunction with our 80th anniversary, the Richmond Art Center will present two important companion exhibitions that trace the human figure as vehicle in Bay... Continue Reading

Call for Artists: Our Town Juried Exhibition

Call for Artists: Our Town Juried Exhibition

February 16th, 2016

Our Town Juried Exhibition June 12 – August 27, 2016 Richmond Art Center   The people and places which mark a town as “Our Town” are as varied as our lives. The histories and generations of schools and teachers, shops and customers, workplaces and co-workers, these populate our days. As the Richmond Art Center reflects on its... Continue Reading

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