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Special Event: Davis Textile Artist Tour

This special tour will visit the Jo Ann C. Stabb Design Department Collection at the University of California, Davis for a private showing of their extensive collection ethnographic costume and textiles, as well as fashionable clothing and accessories reflecting western influences. We’ll also visit the Design Department Gallery to see the exhibition “Weaving and Woodworks: A Scandinavian Design Partnership,” exploring the work of UC Davis Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife, Brigetta Olsen, reflecting their Scandinavian training and aesthetic.
Meet at the Richmond Art Center, bus leaves at 9:30 a.m.
Lunch will be at the Mustard Seed in Davis.

Tickets: Non-member price – $105.00/ Member price $95.00

Click here to register, or call our Front Desk at 510.620.6772 to purchase tickets.

Jazz Art

Join us for our February artmaking event! Enjoy live music, poetry, and story reading, with special hands-on art activities for kids.

Place as Landscape/Place as Concept: Free Exhibition Tour

Place as Landscape/Place as Concept: Free Exhibition Tour
Saturday, February 16, 11:00 am 
Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm
Join artist and founder of the Center for Enamel Art Judy Stone for a free public tour of the exhibition Place as Landscape/Place as Concept: Contemporary Enameling in the U.S.. Stone will introduce the range of traditional and experimental enameling techniques in the exhibition, and discuss the theme of place as a way of understanding who we are.

In Conversation: Joyce Gordon and Christine Harris

In conjunction with the 23rd Annual Art of Living Black, please join us for this special event, In Conversation: Joyce Gordon and Christine Harris. Oakland gallerist Joyce Gordon will be speaking with broadcast journalist Christine Harris about collecting art by black artists and her gallery’s role in this quest. They will also discuss the work of the Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts in preparing the next generation of young artists.

Joyce Gordon is the owner of the Joyce Gordon Gallery in downtown Oakland. Gordon was born in Louisiana and raised Berkeley, CA. She attended the California College of the Arts then ran hair salons for many years, often working as a “platform artist” at trade shows around the country. In every city she’d spend her spare time visiting art galleries, and eventually in 2003 decided it was time to open her own gallery (her friend Robert Redford came to the inaugural event). Joyce Gordon Gallery often shows the work of black artists, both from Oakland and around the world, highlighting work that doesn’t always get shown in other galleries. Gordon has exhibited work from artists including Joyce Owens (Chicago), Ed Dwight (Denver), Michael Platt (DC), Louis Delsarte (Atlanta), Gerald Griffin (Chicago), Aziz Diagne (Senegal), Sibylle Szaggars (Germany), Ali Dadgar (Iran), as well as Michael Chukes, Mel Ramos, Raymond Saunders, Joe Sam, Charles Bibbs, Stevens Jay Carter, and Mildred Howard from the Bay Area. The Joyce Gordon Galley has also exhibited the work of over 500 mid-career and emerging artists from the Oakland Bay Area. In addition to running her renowned gallery, in 2016 Gordon founded the Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts, a non-profit organization that helps make a viable arts education more accessible for under-served Oakland youth.


Christine Harris is a former television and radio broadcast journalist who worked in Washington DC, Chicago, and Louisville. Her duties for radio included being an assistant news editor, general assignment reporter, anchor and guest commentator. For television she was an anchor and reporter of consumer affairs and education. She is the former president of the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, and organized the 1980 convention for the National Association of Black Journalists. Harris worked for the Minorities Committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and served on boards for Miami Cares for Kids (Miami), Montalvo Center for the Arts (Saratoga), YWCA (San Jose), Parkinson’s Institute (Sunnyvale), and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (San Jose).


Image: Joyce Gordon (left) and Christine Harris (right)

February Workshops in the Studio

Check out these inspiring short workshops.
Workshops are a perfect addition to your artist knowledge base.

New student? Use Code NEW19W for $5 off your next workshop.

Metals Classes Lineup for Winter

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 the class, and also helps the RAC staff know which classes need to be cancelled due to low enrollment.)

Here’s the lineup for Winter Quarter:

Fundamental Jewelry & Small Metals
Kasey Jorgensen
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Jan 8 – Mar 12

Stone Setting: Bezels and Prongs
Tess Young
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
Jan 16 – Feb 20

Lost Wax Casting
Trevor Twist
Mondays, 1-3:00 pm
Jan 7 – Mar 11
Instructor-supervised Casting Studio
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Feb 14 – Mar 14

Lapidary Arts: Polishing and Shaping Stone
Annie Gwathney
Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Jan 9 – Mar 13

Advanced Jewelry
Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 10 – Mar 14

Juliana Duncan
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 11 – Mar 15

Instructor-supervised Jewelry/Metals Studio
Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
OR Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm

All metals class students receive 3 hours per week of open studio during the following times:

Tuesday: 9:30 am -12:30 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you are a recent former student (Summer or Fall 2018) and wish to work in the studio without instructor supervision, you can sign up for Beyond the Classroom Metals, and use the studio for 3 hours per week during the above times
And if 3 hours is not enough, and you’d like to work for up to 6 hours per week, sign up also for Metals Open Studio. This can be added on to either Beyond The Classroom or any class, but can’t be taken alone.
Questions? Call our front desk at (510) 620-6772.

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