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Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art

Calling all Richmond artists! Free entry!

Exhibition Dates: April 6 – June 3, 2022
Reception: TBD Covid-19 Permitting
Location: Richmond Art Center’s South Gallery

Richmond Art Center invites all artists who live and/or work in Richmond to submit work for Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art. Now in its second iteration, this exhibition looks at the excellent and risk-taking new work being made in our city. The exhibition will be installed in Richmond Art Center’s South Gallery.  Artwork selection will be a two stage process; online digital review of work and then a “studio visit” (in-person or via zoom) with RAC’s curator Roberto Martinez.

The deadline to enter is Monday, February 21 at 11:59pm.


Right Here, Right Now, Richmond, was born in the winter of 2020 with the purpose of creating a platform to equitably grow and sustain innovative art practices for Richmond artists and audiences. The 2020 gathering brought together 29 local artists in an exhibition that put forward the dynamic and groundbreaking work being made in our city. In true celebration of the vibrancy of Richmond, this exhibition showcased the incredible diversity in art practice, mediums, and lived experiences that make up our community.

As we welcome the second anniversary of Right Here, Right Now, Richmond, we are excited to announce that this exhibition will now be presented as a Biennial of Richmond Art. Richmond Art Center embraces this new tradition as an opportunity to continue our commitment to support the visionary work of contemporary artists working and living in Richmond.


This exhibition will be juried by Richmond Art Center program staff. We want to know you and we want you to know us! Program staff are Marisa Burman, Ceramics Manager; Ilene Conde, Education Director; Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director; and Roberto Martinez, Curator. See our staff bios here!

Four to eight artists will be selected for the final exhibition. Artists will be notified if they are selected by Friday, February 25, 2022. Selected artists will then be invited to participated in a studio visit with RAC’s curator Roberto Martinez. Studio visits are informal and optional; they may be in-person or via an online zoom chat. The goal of the studio visit is for artists to share more about their creative process and to select final work for exhibition.


  • Submission Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11:59pm
  • Artist Notification By: Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Studio Visits: Scheduled between Thursday, March 3 and Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Artwork Drop Off: Friday, March 25, 10am – 4pm OR Saturday, March 26, 10am – 12pm
  • Exhibition Dates: April 6 – June 3, 2022
  • Reception: TBD
  • Artwork Pick Up: Saturday June 4, 10am-2pm


Eligibility: Participation is open to all artists and collaborative groups who live and/or work in Richmond, California. Richmond artists may work in collaboration with artists from outside Richmond. Entries should be submitted by artists 16 years and older.

Entry Fees: NONE!

Artwork Requirements:

  • Media: All media accepted
  • New and original work: Artwork submissions must be original work created since 2020 that have not previously been exhibited at Richmond Art Center.


Number of Artworks: Artists may submit up to four artworks per entry. (One entry per artist only!)
Artwork information: Include artwork information for each submission (title, year, media, dimensions, price/value)
Digital Images: Image files should be jpgs with a maximum file size of 1 MB
OPTIONAL Artist Bio and Statement: Artists may include a brief statement and/or bio with their submission
TIP: Images must be less than 1 MB to upload to our database. If you do not have access to image editing software (Photoshop, etc) then try using an online program to resize your images (eg.

Selection: Entry does not guarantee selection for the exhibition.
Insurance: Richmond Art Center shall insure selected artworks for the duration of the exhibition
Images: Artists agree to allow Richmond Art Center to use images of selected artworks for publicity and education purposes. RAC will grant credit to the Artist as specified on any labels, educational and publicity materials.
Artwork Loan Form: When selected artists drop off their artworks to RAC they will be asked to sign an artwork loan form. Artists may request a copy of this form in advance.
Installation Ready: Selected artworks should be installation ready with any hanging hardware attached (rods, hanging wire, d-rings, etc.), and labeled with artists full name on the back/underneath. Work on paper should be framed or mounted.
Artwork Delivery: Selected artwork must be delivered to the Richmond Art Center during scheduled drop off dates: Friday, March 25 10am – 4pm OR Saturday, March 26, 10am – 12pm
Artwork Pick Up: All unsold artworks must be picked up on the scheduled day: Saturday June 4, 10am-2pm

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Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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