Richmond Art Center

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Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center

August 10th, 2017

Fall Exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center Three new exhibitions featuring works by Bay Area figurative artist Joan Brown, an environmentally themed group show, and a celebration of Richmond’s acclaimed Pogo Park will open to the public on September 12, 2017. RICHMOND, CA — August 10, 2017 — The Richmond Art Center is celebrating the... Continue Reading

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Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center

July 20th, 2017

Works from Private Collections and the Estate of Joan Brown Featured This Fall at the Richmond Art Center A new exhibition, Joan Brown: In Living Color, reveals the intimate and personal of a supportive and influential teacher to a generation of artists. RICHMOND, CA — July 20, 2017 — Joan Brown: In Living Color reveals the intimate and personal in... 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

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

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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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Richmond Art Center’s 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Partners with Local Nonprofits

November 18th, 2016

Richmond Art Center’s 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Partners with Local Nonprofits Five Richmond nonprofits share their missions, sell their work in the Community Gallery at the Art Center’s annual holiday festival. RICHMOND, CA — November 18, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art... Continue Reading

Press Release: 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Press Release: 54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

November 4th, 2016

54th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Is Richmond Art Center’s Largest Community Event of the Year Richmond favorite festival hosts 50+ artisan vendors, local nonprofit community partners, gourmet food trucks and a silent auction. RICHMOND, CA — November 4, 2016—On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond... Continue Reading

Dual Art-Music Partnership: Richmond Art Center and Del Sol String Quartet Weave Art and Music

Dual Art-Music Partnership: Richmond Art Center and Del Sol String Quartet Weave Art and Music

September 2nd, 2016

DUAL ART-MUSIC PARTNERSHIP: RICHMOND ART CENTER AND DEL SOL STRING QUARTET WEAVE ART AND MUSIC IN CELEBRATION OF 80TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR A grant awarded by Chamber Music America provides for the SF-based Del Sol String Quartet Residency at the Richmond Art Center, bringing chamber music and accompanying art classes to local... Continue Reading

Press Release: Artists Enrique Chagoya and Yvette Deas Present Work Addressing Cultural Appropriate and Societal (Mis)Representation

Press Release: Artists Enrique Chagoya and Yvette Deas Present Work Addressing Cultural Appropriate and Societal (Mis)Representation

August 30th, 2016

ARTISTS ENRIQUE CHAGOYA AND YVETTE DEAS PRESENT WORK ADDRESSING CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND SOCIETAL (MIS)REPRESENTATION AT RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION Former teacher/student, now artistic colleagues, Chagoya and Deas exhibit recent works in Making Our Mark, the 80th Anniversary Exhibition on view at the Richmond Art Center. RICHMOND, CA -- AUGUST... Continue Reading

Press Release: Xuxa Santamaria (Sofia Córdova and Matt Kirkland) Live and Video Performance at Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Xuxa Santamaria (Sofia Córdova and Matt Kirkland) Live and Video Performance at Richmond Art Center

August 29th, 2016

XUXA SANTAMARIA (ARTISTS SOFIA CÓRDOVA AND MATT KIRKLAND) PRESENT A LIVE AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE SUITE FROM ECHOES OF A TUMBLING THRONE (ODAS AL FIN DE LOS TIEMPOS) AS PART OF THE RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE A digital spell teleports viewers through three video vignettes accompanied by a beautiful semi-improvised score... Continue Reading

Press Release: NEA-Award Winning Artist Christopher Brown Presents Work with Former Student Megan Atherton

Press Release: NEA-Award Winning Artist Christopher Brown Presents Work with Former Student Megan Atherton

August 23rd, 2016

NEA AWARD-WINNING ARTIST CHRISTOPHER BROWN PRESENTS WORK WITH FORMER STUDENT MEGAN ATHERTON AT RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION The relationship between an established teaching artist and student are examined in Making Our Mark, the 80th Anniversary Exhibition presented by the Richmond Art Center. RICHMOND, CA -- AUGUST 23, 2016 --... Continue Reading

Press Release: Artists Hung Liu and Michael Hall Present Works Considering War and Its Personal Toll, at Richmond Art Center's Fall 2016 Exhibition

Press Release: Artists Hung Liu and Michael Hall Present Works Considering War and Its Personal Toll, at Richmond Art Center's Fall 2016 Exhibition

August 17th, 2016

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST HUNG LIU AND FORMER STUDIO ASSISTANT MICHAEL HALL PRESENT WORKS CONSIDERING WAR AND ITS PERSONAL TOLL, AT RICHMOND ART CENTER’S FALL 2016 EXHIBITION The relationship between an established artist and the historically vital position of studio assistant are examined in Making Our Mark, the 80th Anniversary Exhibition presented... 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

Rosie’s Girls and the Richmond Art Center: Partnering for Strength

Rosie’s Girls and the Richmond Art Center: Partnering for Strength

August 3rd, 2016

Two historic Richmond organizations are celebrating their ongoing, creative connection in this 80th year anniversary of the Richmond Art Center. For the past several years, the Art Center has partnered with Rosie’s Girls, a program designed to help girls build self-esteem, leadership skills, and physical confidence through an exploration of... Continue Reading

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Presents Fall 2016 Exhibition Program in Conjunction with 80th Anniversary

Press Release: Richmond Art Center Presents Fall 2016 Exhibition Program in Conjunction with 80th Anniversary

July 22nd, 2016

THE RICHMOND ART CENTER PRESENTS FALL 2016 EXHIBITION PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH 80TH ANNIVERSARY: MAKING OUR MARK and MARKING NEW PATHS In conjunction with its 80th Anniversary, the Richmond Art Center will present two important companion exhibitions that celebrate the legacy of the Art Center as well as look to the... 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

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

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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

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

Press Release - David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit

Press Release - David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit

January 29th, 2016

THE RICHMOND ART CENTER PRESENTS: DAVID PARK: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES and 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 Area art.   RICHMOND, CA -- JANUARY 29,... Continue Reading

Holiday Arts Festival Celebrates 53rd year at the Richmond Art Center!

Holiday Arts Festival Celebrates 53rd year at the Richmond Art Center!

November 13th, 2015

Doors Open Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. Shop for unique, handmade ceramics, arts and crafts gifts and fine art while supporting the oldest, largest visual arts center in the East Bay. RICHMOND, CA -- Mon., Nov. 9, 2015—On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the largest community event and fundraiser for the... Continue Reading

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Fab Lab Makes the News Again!

October 14th, 2015

Read all about it right here! http://richmondstandard.com/2015/10/students-challenged-to-design-artwork-for-new-mobile-fab-lab/ Thanks Mike Aldax and The Richmond Standard!... Continue Reading

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NEWS RELEASE! Student Artists to Enter Fab Lab Design Challenge!

October 13th, 2015

Student Artists Invited to Enter the Mobile Fab Lab Design Challenge West Contra Costa Unified School District students can see their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) designs permanently displayed on the new Mobile Fab Lab RICHMOND, CA October 13, 2015 –Chevron, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and the... Continue Reading

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