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AOTAD Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield

Art of the African Diaspora Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield

Saturday, February 10, 12pm-1:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


A special conversation with artists Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield. Facilitated by Flo Wiley.

This event is presented as part of Art of the African Diaspora 2024.

Richard Mayhew (born April 3, 1924) is an Afro-Native American landscape painter, illustrator, and arts educator. His abstract, brightly colored landscapes are informed by his experiences as an African American/Native American and his interest in Jazz and the performing arts. Mayhew was a member of Spiral, a black painters’ group in the 1960s in New York that included Romare Bearden, Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff as members. From 1963 to 1977, Mayhew taught at many schools, including the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, Smith College, Hunter College, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. From 1977 to 1991, Mayhew was a professor in the visual arts at the Pennsylvania State University. After retiring from Pennsylvania State University, Mayhew returned to Santa Cruz, California.

Foad Satterfield began his professional career as an artist began in 1973. Since 2018, Satterfield has held the title Professor Emeritus, Dominican University of California after teaching there for 38 years. He is a founding member of the 45th Street Co-Operative (1974-Present). Satterfield has shown his work widely as a solo artist and as a participant in group exhibitions including: Things Known (solo exhibition), Saint Mary’s Museum of Art, Moraga, in 2019; Space Before Us, Unrestrained (solo exhibition), Malin Gallery, New York City; and Elemental Variations, Malin Gallery, Aspen, in 2023-2024. Currently, Satterfield has a solo exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica from January 19 through February 11, 2024. To close the exhibition Satterfield will give an Artist Talk at 3pm on February 11. Foad is currently represented by Studio Gallery Burlingame, CA and Maybaum Gallery San Francisco, CA.

Flo Wiley is a 50 year veteran arts administrator in the Bay Area, New York City, and Lagos Nigeria. She is the former Chair of the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, and President of Spirit & Image Entertainment whose Actors Workshop with Flo Wiley starts February 4 at CoBiz.


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