Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Hilda Robinson

Hilda Robinson

About: My work is simply speaking to the day to day life of Black people in America. It starts with my memory of a childhood in Philadelphia and moves about in the long life I have been blessed to live. Some images are constant, but are familiar to most persons who see my work. I appreciate those who say to me…..”I remember this, or I had a dress like that …..when I was young. Thank you again RAC, for hanging in with us.

More info:

Title image 1. Hallelujah!!!!! 30×30 2021 Oil Pastel On Paper 2500.00

Title image 2 Standing Room 45×45 2019 Oil Pastel On Paper 3000.00

Title image 3 Storefront Church 40×45 2017 Oil Pastel On Paper 3000.00

Fan Lee Warren

Fan Lee Warren

About: Fan Lee Warren lives, works, and teaches drawing, painting, and art history at Laney Community College in Oakland, CA. Born in Birmingham, AL, and raised in Chicago.

Her work depicts a mixture of popular and historical perceptions of black people in the Americas. She arranges her figures within layered fragments of memories and events surrounded by the transformative ancient spiral on the stressed paper.

Website: fanleewarren.net

More info:

Image -List

1) Shifting Messages-2019…………………………………. $3,500
Archival Giclee Print
29.5 “W x 40” L
framed

2) Legacy E-2019………………………………………….. $ 5,500
Acrylic, watercolor, fire on a mono-print
29” W x 22” L
framed

3) Legacy- F 2016…………………………………………………$5,500
Acrylic, watercolor on a monoprint
30” W x 22” L
frame

Malik Seneferu

Malik Seneferu

About: Memories of my childhood play a tremendous role in my approach to creating art today. In my early years, my mother a single parent lived in fear for my health due to the environmental hazards of San Francisco’s Hunters Point district. I suffered from asthma. Therefore, my innate interest in drawing and painting became that of a marriage over sports modeling my pursuit for constant spiritual mental, and physical elevation. Having siblings among others as viewers of my work challenged me to go beyond my limitations. I remember my late grandmother a Barber and tailor sewing for hours at her machine after coming home from work. I would sit at her feet and draw on a paper bag with a pen, marker, crayon or a number two pencil. 

Art is an absolute liberation of my imagination, a tool I use to communicate and share my “inner-light.” I have regular memories of my childhood working at the local supermarket, helping elders with their shopping bags. Receiving tips helping my grandmother in her barbershop by sweeping up the hairs to find money mysteriously hidden in large clumps. At the end of each service, those who knew me would say, “ Never stop doing your art.”

Website: maliksart.com

Pam Jackson

Pam Jackson

About: I am a photographer. I put my camera down after high school and picked it up again after retirement. Photography is the passion of my third life.

My current project explores the possibilities of photography-based abstracts. The project has expanded from saturated colors to include an evocative, dreamy black and white palette. My abstracts are open-ended and inclusive. The viewer contributes the meaning.

I also enjoy the collaboration and intimacy of portraiture. I continue exploring the question “what is a portrait?”

Linktree: linktr.ee/pamjacksonphotography

Suzane Beaubrun

Suzane Beaubrun

About: Living and creating as a multi-media artist in Oakland California, my jewelry and sculpture are reflections of the unique urban beauty of the bay area. Either working with precious metals or incorporating materials I’ve harvested from the city streets, my work celebrates the natural and manufactured beauty surrounding and weaving through the bay area.
I often use materials I find strewn about the city streets like bottle caps and broken glass.

At other times I will embrace traditional metal-smithing and use silver, copper and semiprecious stones. Whichever materials I choose, I do not hesitate to use them in unusual and unexpected ways. All of my works are hand built. It is an important part of my process to slow down and embrace time-consuming techniques like crocheting the thinnest wire or hand sawing many tiny details in tiny forms. Making my art is like tending my garden. I get the most pleasure and learn so very many things by simply taking my time.

Website: www.sbeaubrun.com

More info: Suzane Beaubrun is a proud member of two local cooperative galleries. Her work is available through ACCI Gallery in Berkeley and City Art Cooperative Gallery in San Francisco. She can be contacted through her website.

Janet Barnes

Janet Barnes

About: Dinnertime Series

When I’m creating a Dinnertime piece I am recording a “family memory”. The colors I use are brilliant and positive. This series of artworks are created with the most passion. Every fast pace stroke with the oil pastel has so much meaning/memory. The white areas are always paintef with acrylic paint; This way the white paint against the pastel shows very crisp. Very crisp to me means “Of Importance”. A family’s Dinnertime together is the positive foundation of everything good. As my sister would say “It’s where it all starts”.

Delicious food lures families and friends to the table; however, it is the social connection that is everlasting. Dinnertime gave you your first sense of belonging. Conversation from parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles provides oral history that will be passed down generation after generation.

Website: www.janetlbarnes.com

More info:

Images:

“Dinnertime At MoAD”
(Dinnertime Series)
Mixed Media, 22” x 28” framed
3000.00

“Playoff Day”
(Dinnertime Series)
Mixed Media, 28″x 22″ framed
3000.00

“Welcome”
(Dinnertime Series)
Mixed Media, 28″x22″ framed
3000.00

Janet Barnes
Jannsart@nullgmail.com

Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener

About: I was born and raised in Oakland but nurtured by the entire Bay Area and it’s reflected in my work. I use the diversity and innovation of the region as inspiration to create vibrant and memorable pieces. My medium up until this point has been heavily concentrated in acrylic painting on canvas, but I am steadily increasing my exposure to graphic design. I want my work to be accessible to everyone and I believe I can accomplish this by adding to my artistic toolbox. If you are interested in learning more about me or you are curious and would like to see more examples of my work, I invite you to visit my Instagram profile (@jessanartist). Website coming soon!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jessanartist

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