Richmond Art Center

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About the Exhibition Program

Each year Richmond Art Center presents 12-16 exhibitions and attract over 15,000 visitors to our four gallery spaces. Our exhibitions feature the work of predominantly Bay Area artists at different stages in their careers – established, early career, students and youth. 

Org’s Vision Statement: Driven by a commitment to our community, Richmond Art Center is a participatory space that seeks to equitably grow and sustain innovative art practices in Richmond and beyond.

Program Goals: The goals of our exhibition program are to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art; engage Richmond audiences; enhance the visibility of underrepresented groups/artists; and serve as a catalyst for community interaction. 

Who we exhibit: Richmond Art Center exhibits the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. We also partner with Bay Area groups and organizations to present exhibitions.

Exhibition Proposals: We encourage exhibition proposals. Please consider the following before submitting a proposal:

  • Read the Review Criteria to understand how exhibition proposals are assessed.
  • Richmond Art Center is a non-profit, community-focused organization with limited resources. We are very unlikely to consider out-of-state exhibition proposals, and projects with high costs and no identified sources of proposed funding.

Review Process: Exhibition proposals are reviewed by Richmond Art Center staff and community advisors on a rolling basis. We schedule exhibitions at least 12 months in advance.

Review Criteria

Artistic Excellence: What is the significance of the exhibition, the artist/s, and the works of art? What is the quality and clarity of the project’s goals?

Relevance: Does the exhibition have the potential to engage and inspire audiences? Why this exhibition in Richmond? Why now? Has the artist/s exhibited at the Richmond Art Center before? Is the work new?

Feasibility: Is the timeline and logistics for this exhibition realistic?

How to Submit: To submit an exhibition proposal please complete our online form which asks for the following information:

    • Contract Information (name, phone number, email address, address)
    • Proposed Exhibition Title:
    • Exhibition Description:
      • Keep the description short, no longer than 1 to 2 paragraphs. Are you proposing a solo or group exhibition? Who are the key participating artist/s? What is the theme of the exhibition?
    • CV / Bio:
      • CV/BIO: Include an artistic CV or bio for the curator, artist or group. If proposing a group exhibition, please include brief bios for key proposed artists.
    • Budget and Logistical Information:
      • Give a short overview of specialized budget needs (shipping? installation?) and ideal timeline for your exhibition.
    • Links to Sample Works Online (up to three):

Online Exhibition Proposal Form

If you have questions or would like confirmation of us receiving your proposal, please email Roberto Martinez, Exhibitions Director:

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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