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Richmond Creates: The 6th Annual Art in the Community Show

Richmond Creates: The 6th Annual Art in the Community Show brings a portion of the work created this year in our off-site satellite classes here to the Richmond Art Center. The artists shown here range from ages 5 to 85 and were all participants in 6-10 week art classes held at local school and community centers. This exhibition showcases work made in a variety of media: printmaking, sculpture, metals, book arts, public art, weaving, painting, ceramics and mixed media. The talented teaching artists facilitating these classes are dedicated to sharing the joy and power of the creative process in service to learning and well-being.

Reception for 53rd Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

In collaboration with the West Contra Costa School District (WCCUSD), the Richmond Art Center will present the annual West Contra Costa Unified School District Art Show in its Community Gallery.

The Richmond Art Center has a prosperous and long-standing 53-year partnership with the WCCUSD, and this year there are over 300 works of various media and subject matter on display representing the creative artistic talents of students from middle and high schools  throughout the school district. The Art Center and WCCUSD share an ongoing vision that art education is a crucial component of a thriving and productive society.

There will be a special reception honoring the students and art teachers on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, which will be free and open to the public.

In addition, numerous art awards will be given out by the Richmond Art Center, the El Sobrante Art Guild, and other community members for the students’ artistic talent and originality.

 

Image:

Christian Keanu Dufourt, Madayag, 2018

Party Richmond!

Join us Saturday, April 14th for Party Richmond, Richmond Art Center’s community awards and fundraising event!
Come celebrate the art and artists of Richmond and surrounding communities.

This art-filled evening includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, open studios for an up close and personal demos in ceramics, weaving, jewelry making, painting and drawing, presentation of the “Guillermo Award” to friends of Richmond Art Center, a live auction, and dancing.

Tickets after March 19: $45 member/$50 non-member
Tickets at the door: $55

PROGRAM
5:30-7:00: music, food, & drink
7:00: Awards ceremony
7:30: Live auction
8:15: Dancing

GALLERIES CLOSED

Our galleries will be closed today in preparation for Party Richmond starting at 5:30 pm. Our galleries will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 17 @ 10:00 am. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon!

Face Forward: Self-image & Self-Worth Artists Panel Discussion

The group exhibition, Face Forward: Self-Image & Self-Worth, includes artists working across many platforms to address issues of identity, race, gender, status and societal values. Painting, photography, sculpture, and video present the variety of ways in which artists situate themselves in life.

Join us for a panel discussion with the exhibition’s participating artists, moderated by curator Jan Wurm.

Call for Artists: Small Works Juried Show

Prospectus

Presented by the Richmond Art Center, the Small Works Juried Exhibition will feature original small works of art (up to 14 inches) by California artists, representing a wide range of media, artistic styles and topics. 

Juror: Phillip Linhares

About the Juror: Former Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, Philip Linhares has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, including solo exhibitions of the work of Leon Golub, Joan Brown, Jim Nutt, Bruce Nauman, and Ruth Asawa. In the Oakland Museum of California’s recent gallery transformation and reinstallation, Linhares directed the installation on Folk Art and Counter Culture including works by Peter Mason Bond and Martin Ramirez (Folk Art) and Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner (Counter Culture) to name a few.

Important Dates:

Exhibition Dates: June 12 to August 16, 2018
Deadline for Entries:  Monday, April 23rd
Jurying Notification:  Week of May 14th
Drop off of accepted artwork:  Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pick up of accepted artwork: Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Eligibility:

  • All artists age 18 & over residing in California are eligible.
  • In its largest dimension, artwork must be 14 inches or less, including frame if applicable.
  • All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video.
  • No giclees or reproductions except for photography or original prints.
  • Only work created within the last three years.

ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS 

All Small Works entries will be judged from digital files. Before entering, prepare the following:

Required Artwork Information for each entry:

  • Title of work
  • Medium
  • Sale Price and/or Insurance Value
  • Actual and framed art sizes in inches (height” x width” x depth”) 

Required Digital Image File for each entry, minimum of two but additional images can be added for a fee. Please see below.

  • File Format: .jpg only, maximum 1 MB file size, 1200px largest size
  • File Name: Last name_
    (Note: Do not place your name into the digital image.) 
  • Example: Smith_ Jane_Title of Work

ENTRY FEE 
$40 nonrefundable entry fee entitles each artist to submit two works. $15 for each additional work.  

For RAC members: $35 entry fee for two works and $10 for additional work of art. Not a member? Sign up here!

Image:
Betsy Kendall, Iris, oil on panel, 2017

Social Media Marketing for Artists Workshop

Learn to use social media to promote your arts practice and connect to new audiences. Bring your questions, a notebook and business cards to share!

Register by April 9th!

About the instructor:
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based artist. She employs a vast catalog of visual notes and memories to create her work. A lover of materials and process, Dawline-Jane uses a range of media including relief print making, pen and ink, photo transfer and encaustic. Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as locally across the Bay Area, internationally and in print and online publications.

Interview on KALW :
http://kalw.org/post/city-muse-artist-focuses-shifting-urban-landscape-oakland#stream/0

Summer Art Camp for Kids Early Bird Discount Ends March 31!

 

 

Unleash your child’s creativity this summer! Art Camp at the RAC gives kids and teens an exciting immersion in visual art practice. Daily projects include drawing, painting, printmaking, textile arts and sculpture. Art Camp runs weekly, Monday to Friday, with a varied curriculum. Whole and half-days available, with extended hours for drop-off and pick up. Art Camp is geared to ages 5-13.

Use this coupon code (CAMP18) to sign up for an additional 10% Early Bird discount, good through March 31.

You can register online, or call our Front Desk at 510.620.6772 to sign up.

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