Richmond Art Center

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A message from RAC's Executive Director and Board President

A message from RAC's Executive Director and Board President

November 29th, 2021

Donate Now Hello Friends,Thank you for being an important part of Richmond Art Center’s vibrant and creative community. We really appreciate your generosity — especially now when your continued financial support is so vital to keep Richmond Art Center running. For 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing and nurturing creativity... Continue Reading

Exhibiting During a Pandemic: An Artist Reflects

Exhibiting During a Pandemic: An Artist Reflects

November 2nd, 2021

"It gave me a sense of hope and that my circle of support was widening at a time when we were all feeling increased isolation." By Laura Kamian McDermott In Summer of 2019 I dropped off my “Studio Ceiling, Giant Trade Center” tapestry at the Richmond Art Center for their annual Members... Continue Reading

Art of the African Diaspora: Advertise in the AOTAD Catalogue

Art of the African Diaspora: Advertise in the AOTAD Catalogue

October 27th, 2021

Be Part of the 25th Anniversary of the Bay Area Black Artists Exhibition at Richmond Art Center! Ad Deadline: Sunday, November 21, 2021 Founded 1997100-150 artists participate annuallyMajor exhibition at Richmond Art Center20-30 open studios annually10-20 satellite exhibitions annuallyFeatured speaker events, special receptions, artist talks, live performancesReaches an annual audience of over 5,000... Continue Reading

Meet Teaching Artist Julia Beery

Meet Teaching Artist Julia Beery

October 21st, 2021

Julia Beery is a science illustrator with a passion for drawing all the animal, plant, and fungi who live in the Bay Area. Her most peaceful moments are spent capturing the curve of a petal in ink. When Julia is not creating science illustrations she likes to sew clothing and... Continue Reading

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

October 20th, 2021

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz teaches us how to make papel picado and a marigold watercolor for Día de los Muertos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgSl7sQo5Vk PAPEL PICADO Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, string, tape (optional) MARIGOLD WATERCOLOR Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, cup of water, water color paper, oil pastel, pencil ... Continue Reading

Holiday Arts Festival - Artist Registration Open!!

Holiday Arts Festival - Artist Registration Open!!

October 19th, 2021

Join the Arts & Crafts Hub for the Holiday Arts Festival! CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE 59TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVAL What is the Online Arts & Crafts Hub? The Arts & Crafts Hub is an online space for Bay Area artists and makers to share and/or sell their work during... Continue Reading

Encore Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora <br> 10/23/21

Encore Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora 10/23/21

October 17th, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 12-1:30 PM PST on Zoom Artists, join in this free info session to: Learn about the 2022 programMeet the Steering Committee members who are organizing the eventShare feedback and ideasNetwork with other artistsLearn how to register to participate Read the registration guidelines and come prepared with your questions! Click the button to RSVP! RSVP... Continue Reading

Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day<br> 10/23/21

Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day 10/23/21

October 14th, 2021

Día de los Muertos Fall Family Day 2021 Saturday, October 23, 12pm-3pm | FREE Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond PRESS RELEASE Join us for art-making, dancing and more! This fun day for the family is not to be missed! Family Day is coming back to Richmond Art Center with a special celebration of... Continue Reading

Gathering for Indigenous Peoples' Day  |   With Love... Issue 28

Gathering for Indigenous Peoples' Day | With Love... Issue 28

October 5th, 2021

ISSUE 28The Latest Edition | Indigenous Peoples' Day | Exhibitions Reception | Fall Family Day: Día de los MuertosFree Class for Aspiring Artists | Call for Artists of the African Diaspora | Upcoming ClassesIn Memoriam: John Rampley The Latest Edition Fall 2021 Class Catalog Our Fall Program Catalog is here. Register today for... Continue Reading

Fall Exhibitions Reception <br> 10/16/21

Fall Exhibitions Reception 10/16/21

October 3rd, 2021

Fall Exhibitions Reception Courtyard Mingle! Saturday, October 16, 12pm-2pm* at Richmond Art CenterFREE Fall exhibitions run September 9 through November 19, 2021. Join us on Saturday, October 16, 12pm-2pm for a courtyard reception for three great exhibitions: Works from Home: Richmond Art Center Student Showcase, Opossum Magic, and Summer Rites.  *In-person activity dates are subject to change as we... Continue Reading

Gathering in the Spirit of Gwarth-ee-lass  <br>10/10/21

Gathering in the Spirit of Gwarth-ee-lass 10/10/21

October 1st, 2021

SPECIAL EVENT FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY Gathering in the Spirit of Gwarth-ee-lass Sunday, October 10, 2pm-6pm FREE | RSVP REQUIRED Richmond Art Center (courtyard) 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond We gather around Leonard Peltier’s statue and legacy to celebrate the word – bearer of memory and dream. PROGRAM* Guided tour of the exhibition Time and Again @ 2:00 PMOpening @ 2:30 PMAnne Begay... Continue Reading

Fall 2021 Catalog OUT NOW

Fall 2021 Catalog OUT NOW

September 27th, 2021

In-person classes are back! Online classes continue! Our Fall Program Catalog is here. Register today for in-person and online classes starting weekly October through November. And read about the exciting exhibitions and events happening at Richmond Art Center this fall. Fall 2021 Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication) Fall 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to... Continue Reading

Portfolio Development for Young Artists

Portfolio Development for Young Artists

September 22nd, 2021

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION ... Continue Reading

Hispanic Heritage Month, A Letter from José Rivera, Executive Director

Hispanic Heritage Month, A Letter from José Rivera, Executive Director

September 15th, 2021

Saludos RAC Community! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! After being closed for over a year and a half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m happy it is during Hispanic Heritage Month that Richmond Art Center has finally reopened to the public. Explore our Fall Program 2021 Catalog to see what exhibitions we... Continue Reading

Leonard Peltier's Birthday<br> 9/12/21

Leonard Peltier's Birthday 9/12/21

September 8th, 2021

Leonard Peltier's 77th Birthday and Reception for Rigo 23's Time and Again Sunday, September 12, 3pm-6pm Richmond Art Center's Courtyard, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 Please join us at Richmond Art Center on Sunday, September 12 from 3pm to 6pm for a special reception to honor Leonard Peltier's 77th birthday -... Continue Reading

Artist Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora <br>9/12/21

Artist Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora 9/12/21

September 7th, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 3:00PM-4:30PM ON ZOOM Artists, join in this free info session to: Learn about the 2022 programMeet the Steering Committee members who are organizing the eventShare feedback and ideasNetwork with other artistsLearn how to register to participate Read the registration guidelines and come prepared with your questions! Click the button to RSVP! RSVP... Continue Reading

BACK AT RAC  |   With Love... Issue 27

BACK AT RAC | With Love... Issue 27

August 24th, 2021

ISSUE 27Fall Class Registration Open | Stay Focused | Mark Your Calendars | New Classes This FallIn Memoriam Fall Class Registration Open In-Person Classes Return to RAC!*Online Classes Continue We’re reopening Richmond Art Center for in-person classes this fall. And if COVID-19 keeps us at home we have an awesome line-up of online... Continue Reading

Artist Registration for Art Of The African Diaspora 2022

Artist Registration for Art Of The African Diaspora 2022

August 23rd, 2021

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October, 31, 2021, 11:59PM ARTIST INFO SESSION I: Sunday, September 12, 3:00PM-4:30PM (click HERE to register for this zoom event) ARTIST INFO SESSION II: Saturday, October 23, 12:00PM-1:30PM (click HERE to register for this zoom event) 2022 PROGRAM* Exhibition at Richmond Art Center: January 18 - March 19, 2022Open Studios: Feb 26-27,... Continue Reading

This Land Is Me  |   With Love... Issue 26

This Land Is Me | With Love... Issue 26

August 4th, 2021

ISSUE 26Abstraction as Land Care | RAC News | Special Event this Thursday | Last Call | Drawing: The Grounding Abstraction as Land Care This Land Is Me New Online Exhibition: July 28 – September 7, 2021 This exhibition highlights the work of three artists – Saif Senussi Azzuz, Kim Champion, and Emily... Continue Reading

Welcome Roberto Martinez, Richmond Art Center's new Curator!

Welcome Roberto Martinez, Richmond Art Center's new Curator!

August 3rd, 2021

Richmond Art Center is thrilled to announce Roberto Martinez as the organization's new Curator! About Roberto Martinez: Roberto Martinez is a curator and cultural organizer with over a decade of experience developing community-centered exhibitions and programs. His work weaves together the colorful strands of imagined possibilities that stem from the Arts... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center's New Hours

Richmond Art Center's New Hours

August 2nd, 2021

Richmond Art Center is reopening in fall 2021!* FALL 2021 GALLERY AND FRONT DESK HOURS: (starting 9/9/21): Thursdays 10am-2pmSaturdays 10am-2pm Closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and major holidays. We are working hard to expand these hours subject to staffing and Covid-19 health and safety guidelines. FALL 2021 STUDIO HOURS: Online and in-person classes are happening during weekday,... Continue Reading

#RichmondSpeaks  |   With Love... Issue 25

#RichmondSpeaks | With Love... Issue 25

July 21st, 2021

ISSUE 25Mural Art as Resistance | Online Classes and Reopening Survey | Announcing… The Student Show!Classes Starting Soon | Support Funding for the Arts in CC County Mural Art As Resistance #RichmondSpeaks Online Artist Talk: Thursday, August 5, 7-8pm PST Special Event Announcement Join us Thursday, August 5 at 7pm as photographer Robin D.... Continue Reading

Student Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRY

Student Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRY

July 13th, 2021

All work! All media! All levels of experience! Let's see our collective creativity over the pandemic! Deadline to Enter: Sunday, August 8, 11:59PM Non-Juried Online Exhibition Dates: August 23 - November 19, 2021 Juried In-Person Exhibition Dates: September 9 - November 19, 2021* About the Exhibition: The Student Exhibition is a two part exhibition.... Continue Reading

Student Survey
Calling All RAC Students!

Calling All RAC Students!

July 13th, 2021

What have you learned? What will you share? With the reopening of Richmond Art Center in sight, we want to take a moment to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of our students online over the past year. Online Classes and Reopening Survey (win a free class!) If you've taken... Continue Reading

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