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Members’ Show – Artist Information

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the 2019 Members’ Show has closed

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS

Artwork Drop Off: Friday, May 24, 11am-4pm and Saturday, May 25, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Dates: June 11 – August 16, 2019
Artwork Pick Up: Friday, August 16, 5:00-6:30pm and Saturday, August 17, 11am-4pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

Annual Members’ Meeting: Saturday, June 8, 3-5pm
Richmond Art Center members are cordially invited to attend the Annual Members’ Meeting. Elect new board members, honor retiring board members and hear what’s planned for the Art Center in the upcoming year. After the meeting we’ll kick off the reception for our summer exhibitions!

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 5-7pm
Join us for the grand opening of our summer exhibitions, including our annual Members’ Show. Enjoy drinks and nibbles while meeting other artists participating in the show.

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, June 15, 11am start
All artists in the Members’ Show are invited to participate in the Artists’ Talk. Run in the style of a gallery walk through, this fun event offers artists the opportunity to share a little bit about their creative practice while also taking questions from the audience. To sign up for the event reply to the RSVP email that will be sent out to all artists after the Members’ Show registration closes.

Closing Party: Friday, August 16, 3-5pm
Mingle with artists and enjoy your last opportunity to view the annual Members’ Show!! Bonus, at the end of the reception artists may pick up their work to take home. Please note, no early artwork pick up (before August 16, 5pm) can be accommodated.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • All media accepted
  • One artwork entry per artist
  • Original and recent work only (created since 2016)
  • Work must not have previously been exhibited at the Richmond Art Center
  • 2D artwork size may not exceed 9 square feet (including the frame). To work out if an artwork fits within 9 square feet use the formulas below and make sure the calculated AREA does not exceed 9.
    • If you are measuring a square or rectangle area using feet: HEIGHT x WIDTH = AREA
    • If you are measuring a square or rectangle area using inches: (HEIGHT x WIDTH)/144 = AREA
  • 3D artwork size may not exceed 9 feet cubed. To work out if an artwork fits within 9 feet cubed use the formulas below and make sure the calculated VOLUME does not exceed 9.
    • If you are measuring the area for a sculpture in feet: HEIGHT x WIDTH x DEPTH = VOLUME
    • If you are measuring the area for a sculpture in inches: (HEIGHT x WIDTH x DEPTH)/1728 = VOLUME
  • Artwork must be installation ready with appropriate hanging hardware
  • Artworks should be clearly labeled with the artists’ name on either the back or underneath the piece
  • Artists who wish to submit video, site-specific, or difficult to install work must contact Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director at 510-620-1252 or amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org to discuss set-up before Monday, May 20

EXHIBITING AT THE RICHMOND ART CENTER

  • Artist Bio/CV and Statement (optional): When you drop off your artwork you may bring in a printed artist bio/CV (1 page) and artist statement (1 page) if you would like them to be included in the artist binder.
  • Insurance: The Richmond Art Center will provide fine art insurance for all artwork while at the Center only. This insurance does not cover artwork in transport to and from the Center
  • Artwork Loan Form: When you drop off your artwork at the center you’ll be asked to sign an artwork loan form (we will have this prepared for you)
  • Packing Material: We cannot store your artwork packing material for you. Please be prepared to take it with you when you drop of your artwork.
  • Sales: Artists may list their work for sale. The Richmond Art Center’s commission is 40%. The artist retains 60%. (Members at the Partner level and above receive 70% commission for artwork sales.)
  • Installation Ready: Before you bring your artwork to the gallery check that it is:
    • Labeled with your full name (on the back for 2D work, underneath for 3D work)
    • Ready to hang with any appropriate hardware – hanging wire, saw tooth hook, d-ring, etc.
    • Any glass is clean and free of fingerprints
    • For work on paper, framed is best!

Visit and Contact

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804