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Richmond Art Center Begins Executive Director Search

For Immediate Release

Richmond, CA, February 6, 2020 – The renowned Richmond Art Center announced today it has opened its search for a new Executive Director. The search will be led by an Executive Director Search Committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and Richmond Art Center staff.

The job description and contact information for qualified applicants is available on the Richmond Art Center website,

Applications and resumes may be submitted to

“This is an exciting time for the organization,” said Michele Seville, Interim Executive Director. “We will be looking to the new Executive Director to follow our mission of building participatory spaces, equitably growing and sustaining innovative art practices, driving fundraising and providing organizational leadership.”

The Richmond Art Center Board of Directors plans to name a new ED by May 2020. Michele Seville, Interim Executive Director, replaced Ric Ambrose in November 2019, who had served as Executive Director since 2011. Current Board President Patricia Guthrie will support the orientation, transition and on-boarding process of the new ED.

Hazel Salmi founded the Richmond Art Center in 1936, between the Great Depression and World War II, with support from the Lanham Act. In 1951, the Richmond Art Center opened in the City of Richmond’s award-winning Civic Center Campus and continues Hazel Salmi’s vision: “Within every person lives an artist.”


About the Richmond Art Center
The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes, Exhibitions and offsite Art in the Community programs.

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