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Art of the African Diaspora

Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community.

In 2021 Art of the African Diaspora will be an online event hosted at and All artists who register to participate will be included in the online exhibition with an individual webpage highlighting their work. Artists can also host virtual open studios, artists talks and other events in conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora. 

Artist Info Session: Would you like to learn more? Join this zoom session on Thursday, January 21, 6pm to learn about the 2021 program and ask your questions! Register HERE (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

Artist Registration

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11:59PM

Entry Fee: $30

Eligibility: Participation is open to all artists of African descent, who are 16 years or older, and who reside/work within the nine counties of the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma).



  • Artists should have the following information ready before they register for Art of the African Diaspora:
    • Up to 3 digital images of recent work (since 2017): Minimum 1 image required, .jpg or .png, maximum file size 1MB
    • Text (optional): Short artist statement and/or artist bio (300 words max)
    • 1 Web link (optional): to your website, online store, social media, etc
    • Additional Info (optional): image captions, artwork prices, contact information, etc. 
  • In late-January 2021 Artists will be invited to submit any of the following (optional) information to be added to their online listing:
    • Information for special events held in conjunction to the online exhibition (open studios, artist talks, satellite exhibitions etc)
  • Listing Creation and Requesting Edits: Once individual artist webpages are created, artists will receive an email notification inviting them to review the information. Artists may submit one set of requested edits/corrections (sorry, but we don’t have the capacity for more edits than this).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Fees: Registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Images: Participating Artists agree to allow Richmond Art Center the use of their submitted images for publicity and educational purposes. Richmond Art Center will endeavor to credit the Artist when possible.
  • Listing: Richmond Art Center retains the right to withdraw all or part of an Artist Listing from its website at its sole discretion.
  • Sales: The online exhibition is a listing website only and no product sales will take place on Richmond Art Center’s website. Artists wishing to offer items for sale are solely responsible for developing and maintaining a separate website or telephone sales process.
  • Click here to read the Conditions for Artist Participation

Art of the African Diaspora 2021 - Artist Registration Form

  • List your name here as you would like it to appear on your listing. (For example some artists prefer to use their first name only, or leave the capitalization out of their name.)
  • 300 words max.
  • Website, online store, social media, etc. Please include the entire URL here beginning with https:// or http://
  • The above web link is for...
  • Include here any additional information you would like folks to know. Image caption information, artwork prices, how to contact you, accepting commissions, other web links, etc.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Please use the following syntax to identify your images: businessname_nameofwork_1.jpg | All images must show artwork original to the artist registering. Maximum file size 1MB. Need to resize your image? Try: Adobe Image Resize (free), or I Love Img (free)
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Please use the following syntax to identify your images: businessname_nameofwork_2.jpg | All images must show artwork original to the artist registering.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Please use the following syntax to identify your images: businessname_nameofwork_3.jpg | All images must show artwork original to the artist registering.



Dewey Crumpler: Crossings

Due to health and wellness concerns surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, the Richmond Art Center is currently closed. Dewey Crumpler: Crossings was originally scheduled to open at the Richmond Art Center in March 2020. With this uncertain and evolving situation, and for the well-being of our community, this exhibition will now be rescheduled. New dates to be announced soon.

Dewey Crumpler: Crossings is the first survey of Dewey Crumpler’s ‘shipping container’ work to be exhibited in the Bay Area. The exhibition will include over 120 works that ask us to consider the history, lived legacy and future impact of the global shipping industry.

About the Artist: Dewey Crumpler is an Associate Professor of painting at San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization and cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques. Crumpler’s works are in the permanent collections of the California African American Museum, Triton Museum of Art Los Angeles and Oakland Museum Of California. Crumpler has received the Flintridge Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as The Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship Eureka Award. Collapse was Crumpler’s most recent exhibition at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He is represented by Jenkins Johnsons Gallery.

Image: Dewey Crumpler, Untitled 1, 2017, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist

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