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Winter 2019 Catalog download here!

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 the Painting and Fiber Arts Studios. We greatly apologize for the error. If you would like to download just a copy of that page, click here.


Our galleries are closed now.

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 care of yourself until we see you next!

Local Textile Art Tour

This special tour will visit the studios of Lia Cook, Roberta Horton, and Mary Mashuta, and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Storage at UC Berkeley. Lunch will be at the Assemble Restaurant in the historic Ford Plant building on Richmond’s waterfront and is included.

$60.00 for members of the Richmond Art Center/$75.00 for nonmembers.

Book now, space is limited!

Lia Cook is currently showing her woven art at the Richmond Art Center in Lia Cook: Inner Traces. She was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Ed Rossbach and received her MA in 1973. Lia is emeritus from California College of the Arts, where she chaired the textile program and her work has been exhibited all over the world.

Roberta Horton knew what she wanted to do when she attended a lecture of quilts/quilting in the early 1970s.  She is an internationally known quilter, teacher, lecturer and textile designer (Clothworks). Roberta is the author of many books, including Plaids and Stripes:  The Use of Directional Fabrics in Quilts and An Amish Adventure, and partnered with Kaffe Fassett in Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun: 20 Designs for Patchwork and Quilting.

Mary Mashuta is a well-known quilter, teacher and author. She has written many books, including Foolproof Machine Quilting, Stripes and Quilts, and Wearable Art for Real People. Mary has shown her work in more than a dozen fashion shows for Bernina, Fairchild, and American Quilters Society.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Storage is part of the Hearst Museum of Anthropology. The Hearst Museum was founded in 1901 and is one of the remarkable institutions of the University of California.  It is the amazing storehouse of millions of objects reflecting the stories of humans the world over. Our tour will focus on some of the textile artifacts relating stories of California.

Lunch choices are:

  • The Angler: Cajun seasoned catfish and creamy lime coleslaw served with fries
  • The Riveter Sandwich: Spicy fried chicken breast and jalapeño ranch coleslaw served with fries
  • Port-O-Bello Hoagie: Roasted peppers, onions, provolone cheese, sherry vinegar and chipotle, served with fries
  • Lunch includes coffee or tea.

Please contact the Front Desk at 510-620-6772 to reserve your spot, or book online here.

Image: Lia Cook, Data Dots Emotional Intensity, 2015, cotton, rayon
Collection of the artist

Artist Info Session: The 23rd Annual Art of Living Black

The Call for Entry is open for The 23rd Annual Art of Living Black! Please join us for an info session on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm at the Richmond Art Center to learn what’s happening in the 2019 program.
  • Meet the steering committee who is producing the event
  • Share feedback and ideas
  • Network with other artists
  • Register to participate! (Read the entry guidelines and come prepared with your information and digital image)

Winter Registration Opens

Today is the first day to register for Winter Studio classes and workshops! Check out our entire catalog here
Image: Glazing with Oils with Ryan Martin

What is Border Art? Panel Discussion

In conjunction with Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands/El Arte de la Zona Fronteriza México-Estados Unidos, we will present a panel discussion on Border Art. Michael Dear, curator of the exhibition, will be in conversation with panelists Ronald Rael, Richard Candida Smith and Norma Iglesias.

See and Make Art: Happy Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos!

Happy Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos!

Celebrate by making Papel Picado and Spooky Masks!

Books we’ll be reading:

Marvin in the Kooky Spooky House: A Halloween Adventure by Lord Toph
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes

Join us for this special free, family-friendly event at the Richmond Main Library in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room (325 Civic Center Plaza).

All ages welcome!

Fall Family Day!

Join us for this FREE, all ages, family-friendly event. Make masks, papel picado, screen-printed bags and contribute to our Community Altar.

Add your art to our Community Mural with the artists from RYSE! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Día de la Familia en el Otoño!
Sábado, 20 de octubre
12:30 – 3:00 pm
En el Richmond Art Center

Únase a nosotros para este evento GRATUITO, para todas las edades y apto para familias. Haga máscaras, papel picado, bolsas serigrafiadas y contribuya a nuestro Altar Comunitario.

¡Agrega tu arte a nuestro Mural de la comunidad con los artistas de RYSE! Los niños menores de 12 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

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Richmond, California 94804

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